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Marilyn Warburton
Plant Germplasm Introduction and Testing Research
Research Leader

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WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
59 JOHNSON HALL
PULLMAN, WA 991646402

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Projects
Management of Temperate-adapted Forage Legume Genetic Resources and Associated Information
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434246
Management of Priority Legume, Oilseed, Vegetable, Forage Grass, Sugar, Ornamental, and Medicinal Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434340
Technical Services, Collaborative Research and Cooperative Activities with the United States Agency for International Development, Phase III
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 426146

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Safeguarding plant genetic resource collections for agriculture Reprint Icon - (Trade Journal)
Volk, G.M., Walters, C.T., Warburton, M.L., Bretting, P.K. 2022. Safeguarding plant genetic resource collections for agriculture. CSA News. 67(7):34-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/csan.20785.
Target-oriented prioritization: targeted selection strategy by integrating organismal and molecular traits through predictive analytics in breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, W., Guo, T., Luo, J., Zhang, R., Zhao, J., Warburton, M.L., Xiao, Y., Yan, J. 2022. Target-oriented prioritization: targeted selection strategy by integrating organismal and molecular traits through predictive analytics in breeding. Genome Biology. 23(80):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-022-02650-w.
Population genomics of Zea species identifies selection signatures during maize domestication and adaptation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, G., Zhang, X., Chen, W., Zhang, R., Li, Z., Wen, W., Warburton, M.L., Li, J., Li, H., Yang, X. 2022. Population genomics of Zea species identifies selection signatures during maize domestication and adaptation. Genome Biology. 22:72. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03427-w.
Mapping QTL for aflatoxin accumulation resistance in two populations containing resistant maize inbred Mp717 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.S., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L., Windham, G.L., Xu, W., Bhattramakki, D. 2022. Mapping QTL for aflatoxin accumulation resistance in two populations containing resistant maize inbred Mp717. Crop Science. 62(2):780-791. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20695.
Development and validation of diagnostic Kompetitive allele-specific PCR (KASP) markers for quality control (QC) genotyping in a collection of four rice species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouda, A.C., Warburton, M.L., Djedatin, G.L., Kpeki, S.B., Wambugu, P.W., Gnikoua, K., Ndjiondjop, M.N. 2021. Development and validation of diagnostic Kompetitive allele-specific PCR (KASP) markers for quality control (QC) genotyping in a collection of four rice species. Scientific Reports. 11:18617. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97689-3.
Association mapping and pathway analysis of ear rot disease caused by Aspergillus flavus in a panel of tropical maize germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bertagna, F.B., Kuki, M.C., Neto, H.Z., Tessmann, D.J., Pinto, R.B., Scapim, C.A., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Association mapping and pathway analysis of ear rot disease caused by Aspergillus flavus in a panel of tropical maize germplasm. Crop Science. 61(6):4128-4138. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20629.
Genetic analysis of new maize hybrids for yield and resistance to aflatoxin accumulation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppong, A., Dadzie, A.M., Ifie, B.E., Asante, M.D., Prempeh, R.A., Abrokwah, L.A., Kubi, Z.A., Marfo, E.A., Ananng, E.A., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Genetic analysis of new maize hybrids for yield and resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Journal of Agricultural Science. 13(10):15-30. https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v13n10p15.
Characterization of a source of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogunola, O.F., Smith, J.S., Xu, W., Bhattramakki, D., Jeffers, D., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Characterization of a source of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 4(3):e20203. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20203.
Assessment of agro-morphological, physiological and yield traits diversity among tropical rice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kakar, N., Bheemanahalli, R., Jumaa, S.H., Diaz Redoña, E., Warburton, M.L., Reddy, R.K. 2021. Assessment of agro-morphological, physiological and yield traits diversity among tropical rice. PeerJ. 9:e11752. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11752.
Reference gene selection for RT-qPCR analysis in maize kernels inoculated with Aspergillus flavus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveria, D.A., Tang, J.D., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Reference gene selection for RT-qPCR analysis in maize kernels inoculated with Aspergillus flavus. Toxins. 13(6):386. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13060386.
Genetic analysis of new maize hybrids for yield and resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in Ghana - (Abstract Only)
Maize Genetics Committee on Outreach, Diversity, Inclusion, and Education (CODIE) 2020-2021 Update - (Abstract Only)
Andorf, C.M., Bartlett, M., Bass, H., De Leon, N., Doyle, E., Durham Brooks, T., Fowler, J., Jackson, D., Lubkowitz, M., Makarevitch, I., Morais De Sousa, S., Portwood Ii, J.L., Praud, S., Woodhouse, M.H., Yandeau-Nelson, M., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Maize Genetics Committee on Outreach, Diversity, Inclusion, and Education (CODIE) 2020-2021 Update. Maize Annual Meetings. 83.
Validated markers for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rauf, S., Warburton, M.L., Naeem, A., Kainat, W. 2020. Validated markers for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) breeding. OCL - Oilseeds & fats, Crops and Lipids. 27. Article 47. https://doi.org/10.1051/ocl/2020042.
Phenotypic plasticity contributes to maize adaptation and heterosis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, N., Du, Y., Warburton, M.L., Xiao, Y., Yan, J. 2020. Phenotypic plasticity contributes to maize adaptation and heterosis. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 38(4):1262-1275. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa283.
Comparisons of sampling methods for assessing intra and inter-accession genetic diversity in three rice species using genotyping by sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouda, A.C., Ndjiondjop, M.N., Djedatin, G., Warburton, M.L., Goungoulou, A., Kpeki, S.B., N'Diaye, A., Semagn, K. 2020. Comparisons of sampling methods for assessing intra and inter-accession genetic diversity in three rice species using genotyping by sequencing. Scientific Reports. 10:13995. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-70842-0.
Evaluation of rice genotypes for early- and mid-season vigor using morphological and physiological traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jumaa, S.H., Sehgal, A., Kakar, N., Redoña, E.D., Chastain, D., Warburton, M.L., Reddy, K.R. 2020. Evaluation of rice genotypes for early- and mid-season vigor using morphological and physiological traits. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 64(3):319-345.
PAST: the Pathway Association Study Tool for interpreting GWAS data in light of metabolic pathway data - (Abstract Only)
Warburton, M.L., Thrash, A., Andorf, C.M. 2020. PAST: the Pathway Association Study Tool for interpreting GWAS data in light of metabolic pathway data. 62nd Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. P222.
Assessing the early-season vigor of a diverse rice population by using morphophysiological traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jumaa, S.H., Kakar, N., Redona, E.D., Lone, A.A., Chastain, D., Gao, W., Warburton, M.L., Reddy, K. 2020. Assessing the early-season vigor of a diverse rice population by using morphophysiological traits. SABRAO J. of Breeding and Genetics. 52(3):248-270.
A pathway association study tool for GWAS analyses of metabolic pathway information Reprint Icon - (Other)
Thrash, A., Warburton, M.L. 2020. A pathway association study tool for GWAS analyses of metabolic pathway information. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). 161:e61268. https://doi.org/10.3791/61268.
Genetic variants and underlying mechanism influencing variance heterogeneity in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, H., Wang, M., Li, W., He, L., Zhou, Y., Zhu, J., Ronghui, C., Warburton, M.L., Yang, X., Yan, J. 2020. Genetic variants and underlying mechanism influencing variance heterogeneity in maize. Plant Journal. 103(3):1089–1102. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14786.
Breeding crops for enhanced food safety Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melotto, M., Brandl, M., Jacob, C., Jay-Russell, M.T., Micallef, S.A., Warburton, M.L., Van Deynze, A. 2020. Breeding crops for enhanced food safety. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11:428. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00428.
Harlan’s crops and man 3rd edition - (Book / Chapter)
Stalker, T.H., Warburton, M.L. 2021. Harlan’s crops and man. 3rd edition. Madison, WI: Crop Science Society of America. 320 p.
Analyzing combining abilities and heterotic groups among Ghanaian maize landraces for yield and resistance/tolerance to Maize Streak Virus Disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppong, A., Appiah-Kubi, D., Ifie, B.E., Abrokwah, L.A., Ofori, K., Offei, S.K., Adu-Dappah, H., Mochiah, M.B., Warburton, M.L. 2020. Analyzing combining abilities and heterotic groups among Ghanaian maize landraces for yield and resistance/tolerance to Maize Streak Virus Disease. Maydica. 6(3):1-10. Available: https://journals-crea.4science.it/index.php/maydica/article/view/1985.
CUBIC: an atlas of genetic architecture promises directed maize improvement Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, H., Wang, X., Xiao, Y., Luo, J., Qiao, F., Yang, W., Zhang, R., Meng, Y., Sun, J., Yan, S., Peng, Y., Niu, L., Jian, L., Song, W., Yan, J., Li, C., Zhao, Y., Liu, Y., Warburton, M.L., Zhao, J., Yan, J. 2020. CUBIC: an atlas of genetic architecture promises directed maize improvement. Genome Biology. 21(20):1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-020-1930-x.
PAST - pathway association studies tool to infer biological meaning from GWAS datasets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thrash, A., Tang, J.D., DeOrnellis, M., Peterson, D.G., Warburton, M.L. 2020. PAST - pathway association studies tool to infer biological meaning from GWAS datasets. Plants. 9:58. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9010058.
Mapping quantitative trait loci for resistance to fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) leaf-feeding damage in maize inbred Mp705 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Womack, E.D., Williams, W.P., Smith, J.S., Warburton, M.L., Bhattramakki, D. 2020. Mapping quantitative trait loci for resistance to fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) leaf-feeding damage in maize inbred Mp705. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(2):956-963. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz357.
Evaluating rice for salinity using pot-culture provides a systematic tolerance assessment at the seedling stage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kakar, N., Jumaa, S.H., Redona, E.D., Warburton, M.L., K. Raja, R. 2019. Evaluating rice for salinity using pot-culture provides a systematic tolerance assessment at the seedling stage. Rice. 12:57. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12284-019-0317-7.
Distribution and genetic diversity among Aspergillus flavus isolates across three agro-ecologies essential for maize cultivation in Ghana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dadzie, M.A., Oppong, A., Ofori, K., Eleblu, J., Beatrice, E., Blay, E., Obeng-Bio, E., Appiah-Kubi, Z., Warburton, M.L. 2019. Distribution and genetic diversity among Aspergillus flavus isolates across three agro-ecologies essential for maize cultivation in Ghana. Plant Pathology. 68(8):1565–1576. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13067.
Inheritance study for popping expansion in popcorn vs. flint corn genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coan, M.M., Pinto, R.J., Kuki, M.C., do Amaral Júnior, A.T., Figueiredo, S.T., Scapim, C.A., Warburton, M.L. 2019. Inheritance study for popping expansion in popcorn vs. flint corn genotypes. Agronomy Journal. 111(5):2174-2183. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2019.04.0295.
Development of drought-tolerant breeding lines derived from Helianthus annuus × H. argophyllus interspecific crosses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hussain, M.M., Rauf, S., Warburton, M.L. 2019. Development of drought-tolerant breeding lines derived from Helianthus annuus × H. argophyllus interspecific crosses. Plant Breeding. 138(6):862-879. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12731.
Identification of quantitative trait loci contributing resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred Mp715 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.S., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Xu, W., Warburton, M.L., Bhattramakki, D. 2019. Identification of quantitative trait loci contributing resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize inbred Mp715. Molecular Breeding. 39:91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-019-0997-0.
Distribution of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation in stored maize grains across three agro-ecologies in Ghana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dadzie, M.A., Oppong, A., Ofori, K., Eleblu, J., Ifie, E.B., Blay, E., Obeng-Bio, E., Appiah-Kubi, Z., Warburton, M.L. 2019. Distribution of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation in stored maize grains across three agro-ecologies in Ghana. Food Control. 104:91-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.04.035.
Leveraging GWAS data to identify metabolic pathways and pathway networks involved in maize lipid biosynthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, H., Thrash, A., Tang, J., He, L., Yan, J., Warburton, M.L. 2019. Leveraging GWAS data to identify metabolic pathways and pathway networks involved in maize lipid biosynthesis. Plant Journal. 98(5):853-863. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14282.
Genetic diversity among tropical provitamin A maize inbred lines and implications for a biofortification program Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sserumaga, J.P., Makumbi, D., Opiyo, S.O., Warburton, M.L., Asea, G., Muwonge, A. 2019. Genetic diversity among tropical provitamin A maize inbred lines and implications for a biofortification program. Cereal Research Communications. 47(1):134-144. https://doi.org/10.1556/0806.46.2018.066.
Heterotic affinity and combining ability of exotic maize inbred lines for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meseka, S., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L., Brown, R.L., Ortega, A., Bandyopadhyay, R., Menkir, A. 2018. Heterotic affinity and combining ability of exotic maize inbred lines for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Euphytica. 214:184.
Creation and Mapping of a New Mapping Population to Identify Novel QTLs for Aflatoxin Accumulation Resistance in Maize - (Abstract Only)
Assessment of genetic variation and population structure of diverse rice genotypes adapted to lowland and upland ecologies in Africa using SNPs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ndjiondjop, M., Semagn, K., Sow, M., Manneh, B., Gouda, A.C., Kpeki, S.B., Pegalepo, E., Wambugu, P., Sié, M., Warburton, M.L. 2018. Assessment of genetic variation and population structure of diverse rice genotypes adapted to lowland and upland ecologies in Africa using SNPs. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9(446):1-13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00446.
Survey of candidate genes for maize resistance to infection by Aspergillus flavus and/or aflatoxin contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkins, L.K., Warburton, M.L., Tang, J., Tomashek, J., Alves, D., Ogunola, O.F., Smith, J.S., Williams, W.P. 2018. Survey of candidate genes for maize resistance to infection by Aspergillus flavus and/or aflatoxin contamination. Toxins. 10(2):61.
Mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance to fall armyworm and southwestern corn borer leaf-feeding damage in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Womack, E.D., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2018. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance to fall armyworm and southwestern corn borer leaf-feeding damage in maize. Crop Science. 58(2):529-539. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2017.03.0155.
Genome-wide association study of resistance to ear rot by Fusarium verticillioides in a tropical field maize and popcorn core collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coan, M., Senhorinho, H., Scapim, C., Pinto, R., Tessmann, D., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2018. Genome-wide association study of resistance to ear rot by Fusarium verticillioides in a tropical field maize and popcorn core collection. Crop Science. 58:564-578. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2017.05.0322.
Genome-wide association and metabolic pathway analysis of corn earworm resistance in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Womack, E.D., Tang, J.D., Thrash, A., Smith, J.S., Xu, W., Murray, S.C., Williams, W.P. 2017. Genome-wide association and metabolic pathway analysis of corn earworm resistance in maize. The Plant Genome. 11(1):170069. https://doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2017.08.0069.
Genetic analysis and diversity of tropical quality protein maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Njeri, S., Makumbi, D., Warburton, M.L., Diallo, A., Semagn, K., Jumbo, M.B., Chemining, G. 2017. Genetic analysis and diversity of tropical quality protein maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm. Euphytica. 213(261):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-017-2048-4.
Genetic variation and population structure of Oryza glaberrima and development of a mini-core collection using DArTseq Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ndjiondjop, M., Semagn, K., Gouda, A.C., Kpeki, S.B., Dro, T., Sow, M., Goungoulou, A., Sie, M., Perrier, X., Ghesquiere, A., Warburton, M.L. 2017. Genetic variation and population structure of Oryza glaberrima and development of a mini-core collection using DArTseq. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8(1748):1-19. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01748.
Genetic characterization of the maize lipoxygenase gene family in relation to aflatoxin accumuation resistance. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogunola, O., Hawkins, L.K., Mylroie, J.E., Kolomiets, M., Borrego, E., Tang, J., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2017. Genetic characterization of the maize lipoxygenase gene family in relation to aflatoxin accumuation resistance. PLoS ONE 12(7):e0181265.
Wading into the gene pool: progress and constraints using wild species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greene, S.L., Warburton, M.L. 2017. Wading into the gene pool: progress and constraints using wild species. Crop Science. 57(3):1039-1041.
Linking modern maize populations to pre-Columbian cultures using microsatellite markers and archeological evidence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bedoya, C., Dreisigacker, S., Hearne, S., Franco, J., Mir, C., Prasanna, B.M., Taba, S., Charcosset, A., Warburton, M.L. 2017. Linking modern maize populations to pre-Columbian cultures using microsatellite markers and archeological evidence. PLoS ONE. 12(4). Article: e0173488.
What limits the use of crop wild relatives for crop improvement? Contrasting case studies (Zea mays and Helianthus annuus L.) provide clues to identify and overcome limiting factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Rauf, S., Marek, L., Hussain, M., Ogunola, O., Gonzalez, J. 2017. The Use of Crop Wild Relatives in Maize and Sunflower Breeding. Crop Science. 57:1-14. doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.10.0855.
Genome-wide association studies in maize: praise and stargaze - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Y., Liu, H., Wu, L., Warburton, M.L., Yan, J. 2017. Genome-wide association studies in maize: praise and stargaze. Molecular Plant. 10:358-374.
Advances in mycotoxin-resistant maize varieties - (Book / Chapter)
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2017. Advances in mycotoxin-resistant maize varieties. Book Chapter. IN Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize. Volume 1, Chapter 09.
Genome-wide association studies of drought related metabolic changes to improve drought tolerance in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Warburton, M.L., Setter, T., Xue, Y., Yang, N., Liu, H., Yan, J., Xiao, Y. 2016. Genome-wide association studies of drought related metabolic changes in maize using an enlarged SNP panel. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 129:1449-1463.
Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci Contributing Resistance to Aflatoxin Accumulation in Maize Inbreds Mp715 and Mp717 - (Abstract Only)
DNA fingerprinting of maize seed lots to establish genetic purity using SSR markers. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Setimela, P.S., Warburton, M.L., Erasmus, T. 2016. DNA fingerprinting of maize seed lots to establish genetic purity using SSR markers.South African Journal of Plant Science. 33(2):141-148.
Using Genome-Wide Associations to Identify Metabolic Pathways Involved in Maize Aflatoxin Accumulation Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tang, J.D., Perkins, A., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2015. Using genome-wide associations to identify metabolic pathways involved in maize aflatoxin accumulation resistance. BMC Genomics. 16:673. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1874-9.
Genomic, transcriptomic and phenomic variation reveals the complex adaptation to stress response of modern maize breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, H., Wang, X., Warburton, M.L., Wen, W., Jin, M., Liu, J., Tong, H., Pan, Q., Yang, X., Dong, X., Yan, J. 2015. Genomic, transcriptomic and phenomic variation reveals the complex adaptation to stress response of modern maize breeding. Molecular Plant. 8:871-884.
RNAi silencing of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein in maize and its effect on host resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.Y., Warburton, M.L., Hawkins, L.K., Wei, Q., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Raruang, Y. 2016. Production of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein is important for maize resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin. World Mycotoxin Journal. 9(2):215-228.
Breaking wheat yield barriers requires integrated efforts in developing countries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rauf, S., Zaharieva, M., Warburton, M.L., Zhang, P., Al-Sadi, A., Khalil, F.,Kozak, M., and Tariq, S.A. 2015. Breaking wheat yield barriers requires integrated efforts in developing countries. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 14(8):1447-1474.
Whole genome association study for drought, aflatoxin resistance, and important agronomic traits in maize in a sub-tropical environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farfan, I.D.B., De La Fuente, G., Murray, S.C., Isakeit, T., Huang, P., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Kolomeits, M. 2015. Genome wide association study for drought, aflatoxin resistance, and important agronomic traits of maize hybrids in the sub-tropics. PLoS ONE. 10(2):e0117737. doi:10:1371/journal.pone.0117737.
Molecular breeding for developing drought tolerant and disease resistant maize in sub Saharan Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Semagn, K., Beyene, Y., Babu, R., Nair, S., Gowda, M., Das, B., Tarekegne, A.Olsen, M., Mugo,S., Mahuku, G.,Worku, M., Warburton, M.L., Olsen, M., Prasanna, B.M. 2015. Quantitative trait loci mapping and molecular breeding for developing stress resilient maize for sub-Saharan Africa. Crop Science. 55:1449-1459. doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0646.
Characterization of the chitinase gene family and the effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin resistance in maize. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkins, L.K., Mylroie, J.E., Oliveira, D., Smith, J.S., Ozkan, S., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2015. Characterization of the chitinase genes and their effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance. PLoS One 10(6):e0126185. doi:10/1371/journal.pone.0126185.
Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Tang, J.D., Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K., Murray, S., Xu, W., Boykin, D.L., Perkins, A., Williams, W.P. 2015. Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize. Crop Science. 55:1-11, doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.6.0424.
Parental genome contribution in maize DH lines derived from six backcross populations using genotyping by sequencing and its relationship with testcross performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogugo, V., Semagn, K., Beyene, Y., Runo, S., Olsen, M., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Parental genome contribution in maize DH lines derived from six backcross populations using genotyping by sequencing. Euphytica. 202:129-139. doi:10.1007/s10681-014-1238-6.
Aflatoxin resistance in maize: what have we learned lately? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2014. Aflatoxin resistance in maize: what have we learned lately?. Advances in Botany. 2014:352831, doi:10.1155/2014/352831.
Identifying and developing maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W.P., Krakowsky, M.D., Scully, B.T., Brown, R.L., Menkir, A., Warburton, M.L., Windham, G.L. 2015. Identifying and developing maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin contamination. World Mycotoxin Journal. 8(2):193-209.
Genetic relationships and structure among open pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Semagn, K., Magorokosho, C., Ogugo, V., Makumbi, D., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Genetic relationships and structure among open-pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers. Molecular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s11032-014-0126-z
Bulk genetic characterization of Ghanaian maize landraces using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppong, A., Bedoya, C., Ewool, M., Adu-Dapaah, H., Lamptey, J., Ofori, K., Offei, S., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Bulk genetic characterization of Ghanaian maize landraces using microsatellite markers. Maydica. 59:1-8.
Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Aspergillus Ear Rot: Analysis by Linkage Mapping, Characterization of Near-Isogenic Lines and Meta-Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mideros, S., Warburton, M.L., Jamann, T., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Nelson, R. 2014. Quantitative trait loci influencing mycotoxin contamination of maize: analysis by linkage mapping, characterization of near-isogenic lines and meta-analysis. Crop Science. 54:127-142.
Genome-wide association analysis for non agronomic traits in maize under well-watered and water-stressed conditions. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Y., Warburton, M.L., Sawkins, M., Zhang, X., Setter, T., Xu, Y., Grudloyma, P., Gethi, J., Ribaut, J., Li, W., Zhang, X., Zheng, Y., Yan, J. 2013. Genome-wide association analysis for non agronomic traits in maize under well-watered and water-stressed conditions. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126(10):2587-96. DOI 10.1007/s00122-013-2158-x.
Out of America: tracing the genetic footprints of the global diffusion of maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mir, C., Zerjal, T., Combes, V., Dumas, F., Madur, D., Bedoya, C., Dreisigacker, S., Franco, J., Grudloyma, P., Hao, P.X., Hearne, S., Jampatong, C., Muthamia, Z., Van Truong, N., Prasanna, M., Taba, S., Xie, C.X., Yunus, Y., Zhang, S., Warburton, M.L., Charcosset, A. 2013. Out of America: tracing the genetic footprints of the global diffusion of maize. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126:2671–2682. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-013-2164-z.
Characterization of a maize association mapping panel for new sources of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Murray, S., Xu, W., Hawkins, L.K., Franco, J. 2013. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of a maize association mapping panel developed for identification of new sources of resistance to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation. Crop Science. 53:2374-2383.
Development of a gene - based marker correlated to reduced aflatoxin accumulation in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mylroie, J.E., Warburton, M.L., Wilkinson, J.R. 2013. Development of a gene - based marker correlated to reduced aflatoxin accumulation in maize. Euphytica. 194:431-441.
Meta-analyses of QTL for grain yield and anthesis silking interval in 18 maize populations evaluated under water-stressed and well-watered environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Samagn, K., Beyene, Y., Warburton, M.L., Tarkegne, A., Mugo, S., Meisel, B., Schabiague, P., Prasanna, B.M. 2013. Meta-analyses of QTL for grain yield and anthesis silking interval in 18 maize populations evaluated under water-stressed and well-watered environments. BMC Genomics. 14:313. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/14/313.
Natural variation in the sequence of PSY1 enhances provitamin A biofortification of yellow maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fu, Z., Chai, Y., Zhou, Y., Yang, X., Warburton, M.L., Xu, S., Cai, Y., Zhang, D., Li, J., Yan, J. 2012. Natural variation in the sequence of PSY1 and frequency of favorable polymorphisms among tropical and temperate maize germplasm. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126(4):923-935.
Confirming QTL for aflatoxin resistance from Mp313E in different genetic backgrounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willcox, M., Davis, G., Warburton, M.L., Windham, G.L., Abbas, H.K., Betran, J., Holland, J.B., Williams, W.P. 2013. Confirming quantitative trait loci for aflatoxin resistance from Mp313E in different genetic backgrounds. Molecular Breeding. 32(1):15-26.
Characterization of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium of ZmLOX4 and ZmLOX5 loci in maize. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De La Fuente, G.N., Murray, S., Isakeit, T., Park, Y., Yan, Y., Warburton, M.L., Kolomiets, M.V. 2013. Characterization of genetic diversity and linkage disequilibrium of ZmLOX4 and ZmLOX5 loci in maize. PLoS One. 8(1):e53973. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053973.
Comparison of the performance of synthetic maize varieties created based on genetic distance or general combining ability of the parent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Narro, L., Franco, J.D., George, M.L., Arcos, A.L., Osorio, K., Warburton, M.L. 2013. Comparison of the performance of synthetic maize varieties created based on genetic distance or general combining ability of the parent. Maydica. 57:83-91.
Genome-wide association study dissects the genetic architecture of oil biosynthesis and accumulation in maize kernel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hui, L., Yang, X., Wang, W., Peng, Z., Fu, J., Han, Y., Chai, Y., Guo, T., Yang, N., Liu, J., Warburton, M.L., Chen, Y., Hao, X., Zhang, P., Liu, Y., Li, J., Wang, G., Yan, J. 2012. Genome-wide association study dissects the genetic architecture of oil biosynthesis and accumulation in maize kernel. Nature Genetics. 45(1):43-50. doi:10.1038/ng.2484.
Molecular characterization of diverse CIMMYT maize inbred lines from eastern and southern Africa using single nucleotide polymorphic markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Semagn, K., Magorokosho, C., Vivek, B.S., Makumbi, D., Beyene, Y., Mugo, S., Prasanna, B.M., Warburton, M.L. 2012. Molecular characterization of diverse CIMMYT maize inbred lines from eastern and southern Africa using single nucleotide polymorphic markers. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 13:113. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-113.
An 11-bp insertion in Zea mays FatB reduces the palmitate content of fatty acids in maize grain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Li, H., Li, Q., Yang, X., Zheng, D., Warburton, M.L., Chai, Y., Zhang, P., Guo, Y., Yan, J., Li, J. 2011. An 11-bp insertion in Zea mays fatB reduces the palmitate acid content of fatty acids in maize grain. PLoS One. 6 (e24699):1-12.
A public platform for the verification of the phenotypic effect of candidate genes for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation and Aspergillus flavus infection in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Hawkins, L., Bridges, S., Gresham, C., Harper, J., Ozkan, S., Mylroie, J.E., Shan, X. 2011. A public platform for the verification of the phenotypic effect of candidate genes for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation and Aspergillus flavus infection in maize. Toxins. 3:754-765.
Association Mapping for Enhancing Maize Genetic Improvement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, J., Warburton, M.L., Crouch, J. 2011. Association mapping for enhancing maize genetic improvement. Crop Science. 51:433-449.
Gene Flow Among Different Teosinte Taxa and Into the Domesticated Maize Gene Pool - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Wilkes, G., Taba, S., Charcosset, A., Mir, C., Dumas, F., Madur, D., Dreisigacker, S., Bedoya, C., Prasanna, B.M., Xie, C.X., Hearne, S., Franco, J. 2011. Gene flow among different teosinte taxa and into the domesticated maize gene pool. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 58:1243-1261.
Genetic Association Mapping Identifies Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Genes that Affect Abscisic Acid Levels in Maize Floral Tissues During Drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Setter, T.L., Yan, J., Warburton, M.L., Ribaut, J., Xu, Y., Sawkins, M., Buckler, E.S., Zhang, Z., Gore, M.A. 2010. Genetic association mapping identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes that affect abscisic acid levels in maize floral tissues during drought. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62:701-716. doi:10.1093/jxb/erq308.
Integrated database for identifying candate genes for Aspergillus flavus resistance in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kelley, R.Y., Gresham, C., Harper, J., Bridges, S.M., Warburton, M.L., Hawkins, L.K., Pechanova, O., Peethambaran, B., Pechan, T., Luthe, D.S., Mylroie, J.E., Ankala, A., Ozkan, S., Henry, W.B., Williams, W.P. 2010. Integrated database for identifying candidate genes for Aspergillus flavus resistance in maize. BMC Bioinformatics. 11(6):S25.
Relationship, Evolutionary Fate and Function of Two Maize Co-orthologs of Rice GW2 Associated with Kernel Size and Weight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Q., Li, L., Yang, X., Warburton, M.L., Bai, G., Dai, J., Li, J., Yan, J. 2010. Relationship, evolutionary fate and function of two maize co-orthologs of rice GW2 associated with kernel size and weight. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:143-157.
Discovery and Characterization of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance: Evaluating Their Potential as Breeding Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.-Y, Warburton, M., Luo, M., Menkir, A., Fakhoury, A., Bhatnagar, D. 2010. Discovery and Characterization of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance: Evaluating Their Potential as Breeding Markers. Toxins. 2(4):919-933.
Identification of QTL contributing resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Brooks, T.D., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2011. Identification of novel QTL contributing resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize. Molecular Breeding. 27:491-499.
Genetic analysis and characterization of a new maize association mapping panel for quantitative trait loci dissesction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Yan, J., Shah, T., Warburton, M.L., Li, Q., Li, L., Gao, Y., Chai, Y., Fu, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, S., Bai, G., Yijiang, M., Zheng, Y., Li, J. 2010. Genetic Analysis and Characterization of a New Maize Association Mapping Panel for Quantitative Trait Loci Dissesction. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 121:417-431.
Rare Genetic Variation at Zea mays crtRB1 Increases B-Carotene in Maize Grain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, J., Kandianis, C.B., Haries, C.E., Bai, L., Kim, E., Yang, X., Skinner, D., Fu, Z., Mitchell, S., Li, Q., Fernandez, M., Zaharieva, M., Babu, R., Fu, Y., Palacios, N., Li, J., DellaPenna, D., Brutnell, T., Buckler, E.S., Warburton, M.L., Rocheford, T. 2010. Rare Genetic Variation at Zea mays crtRB1 Increases B-carotene in Maize Grain. Nature Genetics. 42:322-329.
Molecular marker-assisted breeding for maize improvement in Asia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prasanna, B.M., Pixley, K., Warburton, M.L., Xie, C. 2010. Molecular marker-assisted breeding for maize improvement in Asia. Molecular Breeding. 26:339-356.
Genetic Characterization and Linkage Disequilibrium Estimation of a Global Maize Collection Using SNP Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, J., Shah, T., Warburton, M.L., Buckler IV, E.S., McMullen, M.D., Crouch, J. 2009. Genetic Characterization and Linkage Disequilibrium Estimation of a Global Maize Collection Using SNP Markers. PLoS One. 4:1-14.
Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines - (Abstract Only)
Kelley, R.Y., Ankala, A., Sakhanokho, H.F., Mylroie, J.E., Boykin, D.L., Bridges, S., Thanthiriwatte, C., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2009. Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines. Aflatoxin Workshop.
Cloning and Characterization of a Putative GS3 Ortholog Involved in Maize Kernel Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Q., Yang, X., Bai, G., Warburton, M.L., Mahuku, G., Gore, M., Dai, J., Li, J., Yan, J. 2010. Cloning and Characterization of a Putative GS3 Ortholog Involved in Maize Kernel Development. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:753-763.
High-throughput SNP genotyping with the GoldenGate assay in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, J., Yang, X., Shah, T., Sanchez-Viellda, H., Li, J., Warburton, M.L., Zhou, Y., Jonathan, J., Xu, Y. 2010. High-throughput SNP Genotyping with the GoldenGate Assay in Maize. Molecular Breeding. 25:441-451.
Toward Cost-Effective Fingerprinting Methodology to Distinguish Maize Open-Pollinated Varieties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Setimela, P., Franco, J., Cordova, H., Pixley, K., Banziger, M., Dreisigacker, S., Bedoya, C., Macrobert, J. 2010. Toward a Cost-Effective Fingerprinting Methodology to Distinguish Maize Open-Pollinated Varieties. Crop Science. 50:467-477.
Nucelotide Diversity and Molecular Evolution of the PSY1 Gene in Zea mays Compared to some Other Grass Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fu, Z.Y., Yan, J.B., Zheng, Y.P., Warburton, M.L., Crouch, J.H., Li, J.S. 2010. Nucelotide Diversity and Molecular Evolution of the PSY1 Gene in Zea mays Compared to some Other Grass Species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:709-720.
Identification and mapping of new sources of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Brooks, T.D., Krakowsky, M.D., Shan, X., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2009. Identification and mapping of new sources of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize. Crop Science. 49:1403-1408.