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Michael Hardigan
Horticultural Crops Disease and Pest Management Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (541) 738-4037
Fax:

3420 NW ORCHARD AV
CORVALLIS, OR 973305014

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Projects
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434214
Assessing the Role of Gnomoniopsis Idaeicola and Other Fungal Cane Blight Pathogens in Blackberry Collapse
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438630

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edger, P.P., Iorizzo, M., Bassil, N.V., Benevenuto, J., Ferrao, L.F., Giongo, L., Hummer, K.E., Lawas, L.F., Leisner, C.P., Li, C., Munoz, P., Ashrafi, H., Atucha, A., Babiker, E.M., Canales, E., Chagne, D., Devetter, L., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Espley, R.V., Gallardo, K., Gunther, C.S., Hardigan, M.A., Hulse-Kemp, A.M., Jacobs, M.L., Lila, M., Luby, C.H., Main, D., Mengist, M.F., Owens, G.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Polashock, J.J., Pottorff, M., Rowland, L.J., Sims, C.A., Song, G., Spencer, J., Vorsa, N., Yocca, A.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2022. There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhac083.
First report of Gnomoniopsis idaeicola causing cane wilt and canker in commercial blackberry fields in Oregon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stockwell, V.O., Shaffer, B.T., Mcghee, G., Hardigan, M.A. 2021. First report of Gnomoniopsis idaeicola causing cane wilt and canker in commercial blackberry fields in Oregon. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-21-2397-PDN.
Blueprint for phasing and assembling the genomes of heterozygous polyploids: application to the octoploid genome of strawberry Reprint Icon - (Research Notes)
Hardigan, M.A., Feldman, M.J., Pincot, D.D., Famula, R.A., Vachev, M.V., Madera, M.A., Zerbe, P., Mars, K., Peluso, P., Rank, D., Ou, S., Saski, C.A., Acharya, C.B., Cole, G.S., Yocca, A.E., Platts, O., Edger, P.P., Knapp, S.J. 2021. Blueprint for phasing and assembling the genomes of heterozygous polyploids: application to the octoploid genome of strawberry. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.03.467115.
Genomic prediction of strawberry fesistance to post-harvest fruit decay caused by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen botrytis cinerea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petrasch, S., Mesquida-Pesci, S.D., Pincot, D.D., Feldmann, M.J., Lopez, C.M., Famula, R., Hardigan, M.A., Cole, G.S., Knapp, S.J., Blanco-Ulate, B. 2021. Genomic prediction of strawberry fesistance to post-harvest fruit decay caused by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen botrytis cinerea. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab378.
Lessons learned from 30 years of evaluating northern highbush blueberry genotypes – the importance of rotating plantings and using commercial production methods - (Abstract Only)
Jones, P., Luby, C., Strik, B., Mackey, T.A., Hardigan, M.A., Finn, C.E. 2021. Lessons learned from 30 years of evaluating northern highbush blueberry genotypes – the importance of rotating plantings and using commercial production methods. International Society for Horticultural Science Meeting. Virtual online meeting, August 30-September 1, 2021.
Diversification, spread, and admixture of octoploid strawberry in the western hemisphere Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bird, K.A., Hardigan, M.A., Ragsdale, A.P., Knapp, S.J., Vanburen, R., Edger, P.P. 2021. Diversification, spread, and admixture of octoploid strawberry in the western hemisphere. American Journal of Botany. 108(11):2269-2281. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1776.
Resolving identity of blueberry cultivars with a microsatellite fingerprinting set - (Abstract Only)
Yalcin, O., Green, J., Nyberg, A.M., Hummer, K.E., Hardigan, M.A., Luby, C., Bassil, N.V. 2021. Resolving identity of blueberry cultivars with a microsatellite fingerprinting set. Abstract for the American Society for Horticultural Science Meeting in August 5-9, 2021, virtual meeting.
Towards QTL analysis of phenological and fruit quality traits in a tetraploid highbush blueberry population - (Abstract Only)
Yalcin, O., Finn, C.E., Mackey, T.A., Pottorf, M., Iorizzo, M., Hardigan, M.A., Luby, C., Bassil, N.V. 2021. Towards QTL analysis of phenological and fruit quality traits in a tetraploid highbush blueberry population. Abstract for American Society of Horticultural Sciences in August 5-9, 2021, virtual meeting.
Unraveling the complex hybrid ancestry and domestication history of cultivated strawberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardigan, M.A., Lorant, A., Pincot, D., Feldmann, M., Famula, R., Acharya, C., Lee, S., Verma, S., Whitaker, V., Bassil, N.V., Cole, G., Bird, K., Edger, P., Knapp, S. 2021. Unraveling the complex hybrid ancestry and domestication history of cultivated strawberry. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 38(6):2285-2305. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab024.
USDA-ARS-HCRU small fruit breeding program report to north central coordinating committee small fruits and viticulture (NCCC-212) - (Other)
Hardigan, M.A., Lee, J. 2020. USDA-ARS-HCRU small fruit breeding program report to north central coordinating committee small fruits and viticulture (NCCC-212). Meeting Abstract. NCCC-212 meeting report October 27-28, 2020 virtual.
Allelic variation of MYB10 is the major force controlling natural variation of skin and flesh color in strawberry (fragaria spp.) fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castillejo, C., Waurich, V., Wagner, H., Ramos, R., Oiza, N., Munoz, P., Trivino, J., Caruana, J., Liu, Z., Cobo, N., Hardigan, M.A., Knapp, S., Vallarino, J., Osorio, S., Martin-Pizarro, C. 2020. Allelic variation of MYB10 is the major force controlling natural variation of skin and flesh color in strawberry (fragaria spp.) fruit. The Plant Cell. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00474.
Molecular characterization of caneberries, strawberries, pear, mint and hops at the Corvallis genebank - (Abstract Only)
Bassil, N.V., Zurn, J.D., Hummer, K.E., Hardigan, M.A., Knapp, S.J., Montanari, S., Postman, J.D., Worthington, M., Clark, J.R., Ashrafi, H., Aryal, R., Dossett, M., Finn, C.E., Driskill, M.J., Mulch, C., Vining, K.J., Rapp, R., Ochsenfeld, C., Zhang, X., Poorten, T., Pham, G. 2020. Molecular characterization of caneberries, strawberries, pear, mint and hops at the Corvallis genebank. Abstract for American Society for Horticultural Science Conference, August 9-13, 2020, Orlando, FL