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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jason Evenhuis
Research Microbiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genome-enabled selection doubles the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to traditional family-based selection in rainbow trout aquaculture - (Proceedings)
Genomovars and genomes: Deciphering the genetic diversity of Flavobacterium columnare - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Garcia, J.C., Waldbieser, G.C., Evenhuis, J., Loch, T.P., Liles, M.R., Wong, F.S., Chang, S.F. 2017. Genomovars and genomes: Deciphering the genetic diversity of Flavobacterium columnare. In: Annual Meeting of the Fish Health Section, American Fisheries Society, East Lansing, Michigan, April 2-3, 2017. p. 66.
Genome-wide association studies identify 25 genetic loci associated with resistance to Bacterial Cold Water Disease in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Draft genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare strain CSF-298-10 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genomic selection models double the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to a traditional pedigree-based model in rainbow trout aquaculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Parsons, J.E., Martin, K.E., Evenhuis, J., Fragomeni, B.O., Wiens, G.D., Palti, Y. 2017. Genomic selection models double the accuracy of predicted breeding values for bacterial cold water disease resistance compared to a traditional pedigree-based model in rainbow trout aquaculture. Genetics Selection Evolution. 49(17):1-33. doi: 10.1186/s12711-017-0293-6.
Genome-wide association analysis of bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout reveals the potential of a hybrid approach between genomic selection and marker assisted selection - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Martin, K., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., Parsons, J. 2017. Genome-wide association analysis of bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout reveals the potential of a hybrid approach between genomic selection and marker assisted selection [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. WO40(P1011).
Virulence and molecular variation of Flavobacterium columnare affecting rainbow trout in ID, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Mohammad, H., Lapatra, S.E., Welch, T.J., Arias, C. 2016. Virulence and molecular variation of Flavobacterium columnare affecting rainbow trout in ID, USA. Aquaculture. 464:106-110. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.06.017.
Virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Lafrentz, B.R. 2016. Virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 120(3):217-224.doi.10.3354/dao03027.
VIRULENCE OF Flavobacterium columnare GENOMOVARS IN RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Lafrentz, B.R. 2016. VIRULENCE OF Flavobacterium columnare GENOMOVARS IN RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss){abstract}. Aquaculture America Conference. FH2-345.
Genomic Selection For Bacterial Cold Water Disease Resistance In Rainbow Trout Reveals Large Within-Family Variation That Cannot Be Exploited In Traditional Family-based Selective Breeding - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Martin, K., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Wiens, G.D., Parsons, J., Palti, Y. 2016. Genomic Selection For Bacterial Cold Water Disease Resistance In Rainbow Trout Reveals Large Within-Family Variation That Cannot Be Exploited In Traditional Family-based Selective Breeding [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome. P0470.
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) resistance to columnaris disease is heritable and favorably correlated with bacterial cold water disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D., Marancik, D.P., Welch, T.J., Lapatra, S. 2015. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) resistance to columnaris disease is heritable and favorably correlated with bacterial cold water disease resistance. Journal of Animal Science. DOI: 10.2527/jas.2014-8566.
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) resistance to columnaris disease is heritable and favorably correlated with bacterial cold water disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Marancik, D.P., Lapatra, S., Wiens, G.D. 2015. Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) resistance to columnaris disease is heritable and favorably correlated with bacterial cold water disease resistance. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P223.
Evaluating innate resistance to Flavobacterium Columnare in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2014. Evaluating innate resistance to Flavobacterium Columnare in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)[abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 9C.
Transfer of serum and cells from Yersinia ruckeri vaccinated double-haploid Hot Creek Rainbow trout into outcross F1 progeny elucidates mechanisms of vaccine-induced protection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Wiens, G.D., Wheeler, P., Welch, T.J., Lapatra, S.E., Thorgaard, G. 2013. Transfer of serum and cells from Yersinia ruckeri vaccinated double-haploid Hot Creek Rainbow trout into outcross F1 progeny elucidates mechanisms of vaccine-induced protection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 44: 145-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2013.12.004.
Validation of linkage between BCWD resistance and spleen size QTL on Omy19 in rainbow trout: Pleiotropy versus linkage - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Marancik, D.P., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Validation of linkage between BCWD resistance and spleen size QTL on Omy19 in rainbow trout: Pleiotropy versus linkage. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. 361.
Early life stage rainbow trout (Oncohynchus mykiss) mortalities due to Flavobacterium columnare in Idaho, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Lapatra, S.E., Marancik, D.P. 2014. Early life stage rainbow trout (Oncohynchus mykiss) mortalities due to Flavobacterium columnare in Idaho, USA. Aquaculture. 418-419: 126-131.
Detection of QTL in rainbow trout affecting survival when challenged with Flavobacterium psychrophilum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Detection of QTL in rainbow trout affecting survival when challenged with Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Marine Biotechnology. 16(3) 349-360. DOI 10.1007/s10126-013-9553-9.
Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Palti, Y., Hadidi, S., Liu, S., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2013. Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19. PLoS One. 8(10): e75749: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075749.
Transferable green fluorescence-tagged pEI2 in Edwardsiella ictaluri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Booth, N.J. 2013. Transferable green fluorescence-tagged pEI2 in Edwardsiella ictaluri. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 105:75–79.
On-farm performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease: effect of rearing environment on survival phenotype Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Leeds, T.D. 2013. On-farm performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease: effect of rearing environment on survival phenotype. Aquaculture. 388-391:128-136.
Mapping QTL for spleen size and BCWD resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Liu, S., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Mapping QTL for spleen size and BCWD resistance in rainbow trout. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. P0508.
Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0296.
Flavobacterium Columnare studies in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2013. Flavobacterium Columnare studies in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0353.
Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Gao, G., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2012. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout [abstract]. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture. p. 354.
Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2012. Mapping of QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P0662.
Modulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal immune gene expression following bacterial challenge Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Cleveland, B.M. 2012. Modulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal immune gene expression following bacterial challenge. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 146(1):8-17.
Detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to bacterial cold water disease and spleen size in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2011. Detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to bacterial cold water disease and spleen size in rainbow trout. Aquaculture America Conference. 4.
Independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welch, T.J., Verner-Jeffreys, D.W., Dalsgaard, I., Wiklund, T., Evenhuis, J., Garcia Cabrera, J.A., Hinshaw, J.M., Drennan, J.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2011. Independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2011 May;77(10):3493-9
Intestinal immune gene response to bacterial challenge in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Cleveland, B.M. 2011. Intestinal immune gene response to bacterial challenge in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. Paper No. 001.
Detection of QTL for spleen size and disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Palti, Y., Vallejo, R.L., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Evenhuis, J., Liu, S., Rexroad III, C.E., Wiens, G.D. 2011. Detection of QTL for spleen size and disease resistance in rainbow trout. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 643.
Preliminary field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to bacterial cold water disease - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., Lapatra, S., Wilson, C., Cavendar, W., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Silverstein, J., Rexroad III, C.E. 2011. Preliminary field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to bacterial cold water disease. Aquaculture America Conference. 308.
Evidence of major genes affecting resistance to bacterial cold water disease in rainbow trout using Bayesian methods of segregation analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vallejo, R.L., Wiens, G.D., Rexroad III, C.E., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Janss, L.L., Palti, Y. 2010. Evidence of major genes affecting resistance to bacterial cold water disease in rainbow trout using Bayesian methods of segregation analysis. Journal of Animal Science. 88:3814-3832.
Molecular characterization of atrogin-1/F-box protein-32 (FBXO32) and F-box protein 25 (FBXO25) in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss); expression across tissues in response to feed deprivation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cleveland, B.M., Evenhuis, J. 2010. Molecular characterization of atrogin-1/F-box protein-32 (FBXO32) and F-box protein 25 (FBXO25) in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss); expression across tissues in response to feed deprivation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 157:248-257.
Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leeds, T.D., Silverstein, J., Weber, G.M., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Rexroad III, C.E., Evenhuis, J., Hadidi, S., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D. 0210. Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. Journal of Animal Science. 88:1936-1946.
Inheritance of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss spleen size and correlation with bacterial cold water disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Palti, Y., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2010. Inheritance of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss spleen size and correlation with bacterial cold water disease resistance. World Aquaculture Society Meeting 2010. Paper No. 87.
Evidence of major genes affecting bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout using Bayesian methods of complex segregation analysis - (Abstract Only)
Vallejo, R.L., Wiens, G.D., Rexroad Iii, C.E., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Janss, L.L., Palti, Y. 2010. Evidence of major genes affecting bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout using Bayesian methods of complex segregation analysis. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVIII. Paper No. 103.
Identification of flagellar motility genes in Yersinia ruckeri by transposon mutagenesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Lapatra, S.E., Verner-Jefferys, D.W., Dalsgaard, I., Welch, T.J. 2009. Identification of flagellar motility genes in Yersinia ruckeri by transposon mutagenesis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75(20):6630-6633.
Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Leeds, T.D., Silverstein, J., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Rexroad III, C.E., Evenhuis, J., Hadidi, S., Weber, G.M., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D. 2009. Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. International Symposium on Genetics in Aquaculture.
Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Leeds, T.D., Silverstein, J., Vallejo, R.L., Palti, Y., Rexroad III, C.E., Evenhuis, J., Hadidi, S., Weber, G.M., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D. 2009. Response to selection for bacterial cold water disease resistance in rainbow trout. American Fishery Society (Fish Health Section) Proceedings.
Identification and characterization of flagellar biosynthetic genes in Yersinia ruckeri - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Lapatra, S., Welch, T.J. 2009. Identification and characterization of flagellar biosynthetic genes in Yersinia ruckeri. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop.
IncA/C Plasmid-Mediated Florfenicol Resistance in the Catfish Pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., White, D.G., Mcdermott, P.F., Harbottle, H., Miller, R., Griffin, M., Wise, D. 2008. IncA/C Plasmid-Mediated Florfenicol Resistance in the Catfish Pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 53(2):845-846.
Characterization of anti-channel catfish MHC class II monoclonal antibodies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moulana, M., Evenhuis, J., Kountikov, E.I., Wilson, M., Bengten, E., Miller, N.W., Mcconnell, T. 2008. Characterization of anti-channel catfish MHC class II monoclonal antibodies. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 126:120-130.
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