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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Michael Peel
Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Physiological and molecular characterization of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) germplasm with improved seedling freezing tolerance -
Anower, M.R., Fennell, A., Boe, A., Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Wu, Y. 2016. Physiological and molecular characterization of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) germplasm with improved seedling freezing tolerance. Crop and Pasture Science. 67:655-665.
Testing a pollen-parent fecundity distribution model on seed-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses -
Comparative drought response in eleven diverse alfalfa accessions -
Anower, M.R., Boe, A., Auger, D., Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Wu, Y. 2015. Comparative drought response in eleven diverse alfalfa accessions. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. doi: 10.1111/jac.12156.
A simple model for pollen-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses Reprint Icon -
Riday, H., Smith, M.A., Peel, M. 2015. A simple model for pollen-parent fecundity distributions in bee-pollinated forage legume polycrosses. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:1865–1879.
Natural glyphosate tolerance in sweetvetch Hedysarum boreale -
Development of North American forb plant materials for rangeland revegetation and restoration -
Connors, K.J., Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A., Bushman, B.S., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2015. Development of North American forb plant materials for rangeland revegetation and restoration. National Native Seed Conference Program, Meeting Abstract, p.66.
Modeling forage legume polycross pollen-parent gamete contributions to progeny based on empirical measurements with implications for effective polycross size -
Riday, H., Smith, M.A., Peel, M. 2014. Modeling forage legume polycross pollen-parent gamete contributions to progeny based on empirical measurements with implications for effective polycross size [abstract]. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Paper No. 15.
Characterization of physiological responses of two alfalfa half-sib families with improved salt tolerance -
Anower, M.R., Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Wu, Y. 2013. Characterization of physiological responses of two alfalfa half-sib families with improved salt tolerance. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.06.026.
'Snowstorm' a new forage kochia cultivar with improved stature, productivity, and nutritional content for enhanced fall and winter grazing -
Waldron, B.L., Larson, S.R., Peel, M., Jensen, K.B., Mukimov, T.C., Rabbimov, A., Zobell, D.R., Wang, R., Smith, R.C., Harrison, R.D., Davenport, B.W. 2013. 'Snowstorm' a new forage kochia cultivar with improved stature, productivity, and nutritional content for enhanced fall and winter grazing. Journal of Plant Registrations. 7(2): 140-150. doi: 10.3198/jpr.2012.08.0020crc.
Alfalfa and forage kochia improve nutritive value of semiarid rangelands -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G. 2013. Alfalfa and forage kochia improve nutritive value of semiarid rangelands. Forage and Grazinglands. doi:10.1094/FG-2013-121-01-RS.
Growth performance, ruminal fermentation profiles, and carcass characteristics of beef steers grazing tall fescue without or with nitrogen fertilization -
Noviandi, C.T., Waldron, B.L., Zobell, D.R., Eun, J.S., Peel, M. 2012. Growth performance, ruminal fermentation profiles, and carcass characteristics of beef steers grazing tall fescue without or with nitrogen fertilization. Professional Animal Scientist. 28:519-527.
Stand establishment and persistence of perennial cool-season grasses in the Intermountain West and Central and Northern Great Plains -
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Jones, T.A., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Rigby, C.W., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Palazzo, A.J., Cary, T.J. 2013. Stand establishment and persistence of perennial cool-season grasses in the Intermountain West and Central and Northern Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66:181-190.
Fatty acid composition in adipose tissue of pasture and feedlot-finished beef steers -
Noviandi, C.T., Ward, R.E., Zobell, D.R., Stott, R.D., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Eun, J.S. 2012. Fatty acid composition in adipose tissue of pasture and feedlot-finished beef steers. Prof Animal Sci. 28:184-193.
A molecular genetic linkage map identifying the St and H sub-genomes of Elymus wheatgrass (Poaceae: Triticeae) -
Mott, I.W., Larson, S.R., Jones, T.A., Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M. 2011. A molecular genetic linkage map identifying the St and H sub-genomes of Elymus wheatgrass (Poaceae: Triticeae). Genome. 54:819-828.
Forage yield of grass-alfalfa and grass-forage kochia mixtues on semi-arid rangelands -
Peel, M., Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Robins, J.G. 2011. Forage yield of grass-alfalfa and grass-forage kochia mixtues on semi-arid rangelands. Forage and Grazinglands. doi:1094/FG-2011-0516-01-RS.
Isolation and characterisation of the first microsatellite markers for Cyperus rotundus -
Arias, R.S., Molin, W.T., Ray, J.D., Peel, M., Scheffler, B.E. 2011. Isolation and characterisation of the first microsatellite markers for Cyperus rotundus. Weed Research. 51:451-460.
'Recovery', a new western wheatgrass cultivar with improved seedling establishment on rangelands -
Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Palazzo, A.J., Cary, T.J., Robins, J.G., Peel, M., Ogle, D.G., St. John, L. 2011. 'Recovery', a new western wheatgrass cultivar with improved seedling establishment on rangelands. Journal of Plant Registrations. 5:1-7.
Forage Production on Dry Rangelands of Binary Grass-Legume Mixtures at Four Plant Densities -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G. 2010. Forage Production on Dry Rangelands of Binary Grass-Legume Mixtures at Four Plant Densities. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Differential Gene Expression in Salt-Tolerant Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) -
Mott, I.W., Peel, M. 2010. Differential Gene Expression in Salt-Tolerant Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa). North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
Increasing Alfalfa Rumen Bypass Protein -
Peel, M. 2010. Increasing Alfalfa Rumen Bypass Protein. Symposium Proceedings.
A growth stage and heat unit model for Hedysarum Boreale -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Mott, I.W., Walker, S. 2011. A growth stage and heat unit model for Hedysarum Boreale. Native Plant Journal. 12:4-12.
New Range Plants, Their Adaptations and Uses -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Robins, J.G., Jones, T.A. 2010. New Range Plants, Their Adaptations and Uses. Meeting Proceedings in 32nd Annual Range and Livestock Workshops, Arizona/Utah. April 6th, Kanab, UT and April 7th, Hurricane, UT. 2010. p. 34-40.
Development of Salt Tolerant Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) and Identification of Associated Change in mRNA Expression Levels -
Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Bushman, B.S., Wyler, S. 2010. Development of Salt Tolerant Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) and Identification of Associated Change in mRNA Expression Levels. Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf Conference.
Nutritive Valve of Herbage of Five Semi-Irrigated Pasture Species Across an Irrigation Gradient -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Robins, J.G. 2010. Nutritive Valve of Herbage of Five Semi-Irrigated Pasture Species Across an Irrigation Gradient. Grass and Forage Science. 65:92-101.
Differential Ruminal Degradation of Alfalfa Proteins -
Chen, D., Peel, M., Olson, K.C., Weimer, B.C., Dewald, D.B. 2009. Differential Ruminal Degradation of Alfalfa Proteins. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 89:1065-1074.
'Don' a Diploid Falcata Alfalfa for Western US Rangelands -
Peel, M., Asay, K.H., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Mott, I.W. 2009. 'Don' a Diploid Falcata Alfalfa for Western US Rangelands. Journal of Plant Registrations 3:115-118.
A Survey of Apomixis and Ploidy Levels Among Poa L. (Poaceae) Using Flow Cytometry -
Kelley, A.M., Johnson, P.G., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2009. A Survey of Apomixis and Ploidy Levels Among Poa L. (Poaceae) Using Flow Cytometry. Crop Science 49:1395-1402
Ploidy Determination and Agronomic Characterization of NPGS Small Burnet Germplasm -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Mott, I.W. 2009. Ploidy Determination and Agronomic Characterization of NPGS Small Burnet Germplasm. Crop Science. 49:1359-1366.
Screening for Salnity Tolerance Among Falcata Alfalfa PI's -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G. 2009. Screening for Salnity Tolerance Among Falcata Alfalfa PI's. Crop Science 49:1359-1366 (2009).
Establishment of Warm-Season Grasses in Summer and Damage in Winter Under Supplementary Irrigation in a Semi-Arid Environment at High Elevation in Western United States of America -
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M., Waldron, B.L. 2009. Establishment of Warm-Season Grasses in Summer and Damage in Winter Under Supplementary Irrigation in a Semi-Arid Environment at High Elevation in Western United States of America. Grass and Forage Science 64:42-48.
Falcata Alfalfa for Intermountain Western US Grazing Lands -
Peel, M., Mott, I.W. 2008. Falcata Alfalfa for Intermountain Western US Grazing Lands. Trifolium Conference Abstract & Proceedings.
Genetic Variation Within and Among Collections of Falata Alfalfas -
Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Larson, S.R., Boe, A. 2008. Genetic Variation Within and Among Collections of Falata Alfalfas. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
Breeding Meadow Bromegrass for Forage Characteristics under a Linesource Irrigation Design -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Robins, J.G., Monaco, T.A., Peel, M. 2008. Breeding Meadow Bromegrass for Forage Characteristics under a Linesource Irrigation Design. Can. J. Plant Sci. 88:695-703.
Predicted Efficiency of Spaced Plant Selection to Indirectly Improve Tall Fescue Sward Yield and Quality -
Waldron, B.L., Robins, J.G., Peel, M., Jensen, K.B. 2008. Genetic Estimates for Forage Yield and Nutritional Quality of Tall Fescue Grown Under Spaced Plant and Sward Conditions. Crop Sci. 48: 443-449
Identification of Drought Response Genes fom Two Alfalfa Cultivars Using Medicago Truncatula Microarrays -
Chen, D., Liang, M., Dewald, D., Peel, M., Bugbee, B., Michaelson, J., Davis, E., Wu, Y. 2007. Identification of Drought Response Genes fom Two Alfalfa Cultivars Using Medicago Truncatula Microarrays. Plant Molecular Biology.
Identification of Dehydration Responsive Genes from Two Non-Nodulated Alfalfa Cultivars Using Medicago Truncatula Microarrays -
Chen, D., Liang, M.X., Dewald, D., Weimer, B., Peel, M., Bugbee, B., Michaelson, J., Davis, E., Wu, Y. 2008. Identification of Dehydration Responsive Genes from Two Non-Nodulated Alfalfa Cultivars Using Medicago Truncatula Microarrays. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 30:183-199
Forage Quality of Irrigated Pasture Species as Affected by Irrigation Rate -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Robins, J.G., Monaco, T.A. 2007. Forage Quality of Irrigated Pasture Species as Affected by Irrigation Rate. Symposium Proceedings.
Characterization and Evaluation of Snake River Wheatgrass Germplasm -
Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2007. Characterization and Evaluation of Snake River Wheatgrass Germplasm. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Efficiency of Using Spaced Plants to Indirectly Improve Sward Yield and Nutritional Quality in Tall Fescue -
Waldron, B.L., Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M. 2007. Efficiency of Using Spaced Plants to Indirectly Improve Sward Yield and Nutritional Quality in Tall Fescue. Agronomy Abstracts.
Population Structure and Genetic Diversity in North American Hedysarum Boreale Nutt. (Hedysare: Fabaceae) -
Bushman, B.S., Larson, S.R., Peel, M., Pfrender, M.E. 2007. Population Structure and Genetic Diversity in North American Hedysarum Boreale Nutt. (Hedysare: Fabaceae). Crop Science.
RUMINAL DEGRADATION OF SPECIFIC ALFALFA PROTEINS -
Peel, M., Chen, D., Olson, K.C., Dewald, D.B. 2006. Ruminal degradation of specific alfalfa proteins. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
DIFFERENTIAL RUMINAL DEGRADATION OF ALFALFA PROTEINS -
Peel, M., Chen, D., Dewald, D.B., Olson, K.C., Weimer, B. 2006. Differential ruminal degradation of alfalfa proteins. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
WINTER HARDINESS EVALUATION IN ORCHARDGRASS AND MEADOW BROMEGRASS AT HIGH ELEVATIONS -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Heaton, K., Robins, J.G., Peel, M. 2006. Winter hardiness evaluation in orchardgrass and meadow bromegrass at high elevations. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
GENETIC VARIATION IN DRY MATTER PRODUCTION AND NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MEADOW BROMEGRASS UNDER REPEATED DEFOLIATION -
Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2006. Genetic variation in dry matter production and nutritional characteristics of meadow bromegrass under repeated defoliation. Crop Science 46:1948-1954.
FORAGES - CHAPTER 19 -
Jensen, K.B., Hill, R.W., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2007. Forages. In: Lascano, R.E., and R.E. Sojka (eds). Irrigation of Agricultural Crops, 2nd ed., Agronomy Monograph Series No. 30. p. 363-393. Madison, WI.
RELATIVE FORAGE PRODUCTION OF LEGUMES, GRASSES, AND LEGUME-GRASS MIXTURES ACROSS AN IRRIGATION GRADIENT -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G. 2005. Relative forage production of legumes, grasses, and legume-grass mixtures across an irrigation gradient. American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
HERITABILITY OF RHIZOMATOUS GROWTH HABIT IN THICKSPIKE WHEATGRASS (ELYMUS LANCEOLATUS) -
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M., Waldron, B.L. 2006. Heritability of rhizomatous growth habit in thickspike wheatgrass (elymus lanceolatus). American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
FORAGE QUALITY AND WATER-USE EFFICIENCY IN NINE IRRIGATED PASTURE GRASSES UNDER AN IRRIGATION GRADIENT AND MULTIPLE HARVESTS -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M., Robins, J.G. 2005. Forage quality and water-use efficiency in nine irrigated pasture grasses under an irrigation gradient and multiple harvests. American Society of Agronomy Meetings.
PERSISTENCE AFTER THREE CYCLES OF SELECTION IN NEWHY RS-WHEATGRASS [ELYMUS HOFFMANNII K. B. JENSEN & ASAY] AT INCREASED SALINITY LEVELS -
Jensen, K.B., Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Horton, W.H., Asay, K.H. 2005. Persistence after three cycles of selection in newhy rs-wheatgrass [elymus hoffmannii k. b. jensen & asay] at increased salinity levels. Crop Science 45:1717-1720.
BASALT MILKVETCH AND GLOBEMALLOWS: NORTH AMERICAN FORBS FOR REHABILITATION, CONSERVATION, AND FORAGE PRODUCTION -
Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A., Cane, J.H., Gardner, D.R., Peel, M. 2005. Basalt milkvetch and globemallows: north american forbs for rehabilitation, conservation, and forage production. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.
SEEDED-ROWS VERSUS SPACED-PLANTS TO ESTIMATE HERITABILITY IN TALL FESCUE -
Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Peel, M. 2004. Seeded-rows versus spaced-plants to estimate heritability in tall fescue. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
VARIATION IN TRAITS OF INTEREST AMONG HEDYSARUM BOREALE ACCESSIONS -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Walker, S. 2004. Variation in traits of interest among hedysarum boreale accessions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
A REPEATABLE METHOD OF SCREENING FOR SALINITY TOLERANCE IN ALFALFA -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Chatterton, N.J., Horton, W.H. 2004. A repeatable method of screening for salinity tolerance in alfalfa. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
EFFICIENT SCREENING FOR SALINITY TOLERANCE IN ALFALFA -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Chatterton, N.J., Horton, W.H. 2004. Efficient screening for salinity tolerance in alfalfa. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.
USING HERBICIDE AND NO-TILL PLANTING TO ESTABLISH GARRISON CREEPING FOXTAIL IN WET MEADOWS -
Han, G., Waldron, B. L., Peel, M. D., Jensen, K. B., and Harrison, R. D. 2004. Using herbicide and no-till planting to establish garrison creeping foxtail in wet meadows. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2004-0705-01-RS.
SCREENING FOR SALINITY TOLERANCE IN ALFALFA: A REPEATABLE METHOD -
Peel, M., Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Chatterton, N.J., Horton, W.H., Dudley, L. 2004. Screening for salinity tolerance in alfalfa: a repeatable method. Crop Science, 44:2049-2053
REGISTRATION OF 'CACHE' MEADOW BROMEGRASS CULTIVAR -
Jensen, K.B., Waldron, B.L., Larson, S.R., Peel, M. 2004. Registration of 'Cache' meadow bromegrass cultivar. Crop Science 44:2263-2264.
EFFECT OF PREHARVEST APPLIED HERBICIDES ON BREADMAKING QUALITY OF HARD RED SPRING WHEAT -
Manthey, F.A., Chakraborty, M., Peel, M., Pederson, J.D. 2004. Effect of preharvest applied herbicides on breadmaking quality of hard red spring wheat. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 84:441-446.
REGISTRATION OF 'JERRY' WHEAT -
Peel, M.D., J.A. Anderson, J.B. Rasmussen, J.D. Miller, T.C. Olsen, and G.W. Johnson. 2004. Registration of 'Jerry' Wheat. Crop Sci. 44:1026-1027.
SALINITY TOLERANCE OF FORAGE KOCHIA FROM KAZAKHSTAN -
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