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Yves Emendack

Research Plant Physiologist


Yves Emendack
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
Research Plant Physiologist
Phone: (806) 749-5560
Fax: (806) 723-5272

LUBBOCK , TX 79415

Dr. Emendack is a research crop physiologist at the Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research Unit in USDA-ARS Lubbock. His field of expertise is on agro-morphological and physiological characterization of traits for the enhancement of abiotic stress tolerance in crops. He received his Ph.D. and MS degrees in crop physiology from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Emendack is originally from Cameroon where he obtained his bachelor degree in Biochemistry with minor in medical laboratory technologies.

Yves Emendack: Journal Articles


  1. Hoffmann-Bahnsen, R., Emendack, Y.Y., Heintz, V., Herzog, H., and Diepenbrock. W.Strategien der Dürrestress-Vermeidung bei Rispenhirse (Panicum miliaceum). Ges. Pflanzenbauwiss. 18:242-249. 2006.


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Herzog, H., Goetz, K-P, and Malinowski, D.P. Mid-season drought effects on yield and water relation characteristics of Millet (Panicum miliaceum)and Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Austr. J. Crop Sci. 5(11):1486-1492. 2011.


  1. Malinowski, D.P., Emendack, Y.Y., Pitta, D., Pinchak, W.E., and Min, B.R.Effect of N fertilization on diurnal phenolic concentration and foam strength in forage of hard red wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cv. Cutter. Crop and Past. Sci. 62:656-665. 2011.


  1. Malinowski, D.P., Emendack, Y.Y., and Singh, D. Yellow Jacket seed coating improves establishment of “Prosper” summer-dormant tall fescue. Online. Forage and Grazinglands; doi:10.1094/FG-2012-1113-01-RS. 2012.


  1. Teboh, J.M., Tubaña, B.S., Udeigwe, T.K., Emendack, Y.Y., and Lofton, J. Applicability of ground-based remote sensors for crop N management in Sub Saharan Africa. J. Agric. Sci. 4(3):175-188. 2012.


  1. Mirik M, Emendack Y.Y., Attia A, Chaudhuri S, Roy M, Backoulou GF, and Cui S. Detecting musk thistle (Carduus nutans) infestation using a target recognition algorithm. Advances in Remote Sensing 3:95-105. 2014.


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Malinowski, D.P., Burke, J.J., Burow, G.B., and Xin, Z. Morpho-physiological characterization of cold and pre-flowering drought stress tolerance in grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) inbreds. Amer. J. of Exp. Agric. 4(12):1500-1516. 2014.


  1. Chopra, R., Burow, G.B., Hayes, C.M., Emendack, Y.Y., Xin, Z., and Burke, J.J. Transcriptome profiling and validation of gene based single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in sorghum genotypes with contrasting responses to cold stress. Online. BMC Genomics 16:1040. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-2268-8. 2015.


  1. Hayes, C.M., Brock, D.W., Thakran, M., Burow, G.B., Xin, Z., Emendack, Y.Y., Burke, J.J., Rooney, W.L., and Mullet, J.E. Discovery of a Dhurrin QTL in Sorghum: Co-localization of Dhurrin Biosynthesis and a novel stay-green QTL. Crop Sci. 56: 104-112. 2016.


  1. Jiao, Y., Burke, J.J., Chopra, R., Burow, G.B., Chen, J., Wang, J., Hayes, C.M., Emendack, Y.Y., Ware, D., and Xin, Z. A Sorghum Mutant Resource as an Efficient Platform for Gene Discovery in Grasses. The Plant Cell 28:1551-1562. 2016.


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Hayes, C.M., Chopra, R., Sanchez, J., Burow, G.B., Xin, Z., and Burke, J.J. Early seedling growth characteristics relates to staygreen trait and dhurrin levels in sorghum. Crop Sci. 57:1-12. 2016.


  1. Xin, Z., Chen, J., Jiao, Y., Gladman, N., Hayes, C.M., Burow, G.B., Emendack, Y.Y., and Burke, J.J. Registration of BTx623ms8-a new and easily identifiable nuclear male sterile mutant in sorghum. J. Plant Reg. doi:10.3198/jpr2017.09.0063crgs. 2017.


  1. Emendack Y.Y., Burke, J.J.,Sanchez, J, Echevarria, H.L., Hayes, C.M. Agro-morphological characterization of diverse sorghum lines for pre-and post-flowering drought tolerance. Austr. J. Crop Sci. 12(01):135-150. 2018.


  1. Burke, J.J., Emendack, Y., Chen, J., and Hayes, C.M. Genetic diversity in the environmental conditioning of two sorghum (Sorghum bicolorL.) hybrids. Amer. J. Plant Sci. 9:817-831. 2018.


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Burke, J.J., Laza, H.E., Sanchez, J., and Hayes, C.M. Abiotic stress effects on sorghum leaf dhurrin and soluble sugar contents throughout plant development. Crop Sci. 58:1706-1716. 2018.


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Burke, J.J., Bean, S.R., Wilson, J., Hayes, C.M., and Laza, H.EComposition, functional components and physical characteristics of grain from staygreen and senescent sorghum lines grown under variable water availability. Cereal Chem. 2018;00:1-12. 2018.


  1. Burke, J.J., Emendack, Y., Hayes, C.M., Xin, Z., and Burow, G.B. Registration of four postflowering drought-tolerant grain sorghum lines with early-season cold tolerance. J. Plant Reg. doi:10.3198/jpr2017.12.0086crg. 2018.


  1. Hayes, C.M., Armstrong, J.S., Limaje, A., Emendack, Y., and Burke, J.J. Registration of R.LBK1 and R.LBK2 sorghum germplasm with tolerance to the sugarcane aphids [Melanaphis sacchari(Zehntner)].(Accepted by J. Plant Reg. on August 12, 2018.).


  1. Y.Y.The influence of drought on the CO2/H2O gas exchange on three Panicum miliaceumgenotypes.Humboldt Univ. Berlin, Germany. 2001. (Thesis).


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Herzog, H., and Hoffmann-Bahnsen, R. Drought performance of some sorghum and millet genotypes. Proc. Deutscher Tropentag. Rural poverty reduction through research for development and transformation.Humboldt University Berlin. ISBN: 3-57481-09-031. p. 384. 2004. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., Herzog, H., Hoffmann-Bahnsen, R. Drought performance of millet (Panicum miliaceum) and grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor(L.) Moench]. Proc. Deutsche Tropentag 2005: The Global Food and Product Chain-Dynamics, Innovations, Conflicts, Strategies. University of Hohenheim Stuttgart. Book of abstracts, ISBN: 3-00-017063-4. p.256. 2005. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).


  1. Emendack, Y.Y., and Herzog, H. Mid-season Drought effect on yield, evapotranspiration efficiency, water use efficiency and carbon isotope discrimination of proso millet and grain sorghum. Proc. Deutsche Tropentag 2006:Prosperity and Poverty in a globalized world. Universität Bonn. Book of abstracts, ISBN: 3-937941-08-8. 286. 2006. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).


  1. Emendack Y.Y.Drought performance of millet (Panicum miliaceum) and sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (Moench)]. Humboldt Univ. Berlin, Germany. 2007. (Dissertation).


  1. Malinowski, D.P., Emendack, Y.Y., Pitta, D., Pinchak, W.E., and Min, BR.Effect of N Fertilization on Diurnal Phenolic Concentration and Foam Strength in Forage of Hard Red Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cv. Cutter. ASA, CSSA, SSSA 2010 International Annual meetings, Long Beach, California. 2010. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).


  1. Malinowski, D.P., Pinchak, W.E., Emendack, Y., Wiiddup, K., and Stratton, T. Breeding of summer-dormant cool-season grasses for the Southern Great Plains. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA. 2010. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).


  1. Malinowski, D.P., Emendack, Y.Y., and Singh, D. Effects of irrigation, seed coating, and seeding rate on seedling establishment and aboveground biomass productivity of “Prosper” summer-dormant tall fescue. ASA, CSSA, SSSA International meetings, San Antonio, Texas. 2011. (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings).



  1. Xin Z., Jiao Y., Chen J., Burow G.B., Gladman, N., Emendack Y.Y., Ware D., and Burke J.J. A sorghum yield enhancement Gene Multi-seeded 3(MSC3). Invention Disclosure 199.16. 2016.


  1. Xin, Z., Jiao, Y., Burow, G.B., Chen, J., Hayes, C.M., Emendack, Y., Ware, D., and Burke, J.J. Pedigreed Mutant Library- A Unique Resource for Sorghum Improvement and Genomics. In Sorghum: State of the Art and Future Perspectives Agro Monogr 58. doi:10.2134/agronmonogr58.2014.0057. 2017. (Book Chapter).



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