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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Cool Season Food Legumes

Location: Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Reveromycins A and B from Streptomyces sp. 3–10: Antifungal activity against plant pathogenic fungi in vitro and in a strawberry food model system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lyu, A., Liu, H., Che, H., Yang, L., Zhang, J., Wu, M., Chen, W., Li, G. 2017. Reveromycins A and B from Streptomyces sp. 3–10: Antifungal activity against plant pathogenic fungi in vitro and in a strawberry food model system. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:550.

First report of Fusarium redolens causing Fusarium yellowing and wilt of chickpea in Tunisia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bouhadida, M., Jendoubi, W., Gargouri, S., Beji, M., Kharrat, M., Chen, W. 2017. First report of Fusarium redolens causing Fusarium yellowing and wilt of chickpea in Tunisia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 101:1038.

Genome-wide SNP identification, linkage map construction and QTL mapping for mineral nutrient concentrations and contents in pea (Pisum sativum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, Y., Grusak, M.A., Cheng, P., Mazourek, M., Coyne, C.J., Main, D., McGee, R.J. 2017. Genome-wide SNP identification, linkage map construction and QTL mapping for mineral nutrient concentrations and contents in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. doi: 10.1186/s12870-016-0956-4.

Dietary fiber analysis of common pulses using AOAC 2011.25: Implications for human health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Mcgee, R.J., Vandemark, G.J., Brick, M., Thompson, H. 2016. Dietary fiber analysis of common pulses using AOAC 2011.25: Implications for human health. Nutrients. doi: 10.3390/nu8120829.

Molecular identification of Fusarium spp. causing wilt of chickpea and the first report of Fusarium redolens in Turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tekeoglu, M., Ozkilinc, H., Tunali, B., Chen, W. 2016. Molecular identification of Fusarium spp. causing wilt of chickpea and the first report of Fusarium redolens in Turkey. Mediterranean Agricultural Sciences. 30:27-33.

Field evaluation of fungicides for control of Ascochyta blight of chickpea, 2015 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, W., Vandemark, G.J., McGee, R.J. 2016. Field evaluation of fungicides for control of Ascochyta blight of chickpea, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports. 10:FC196.

Field evaluation of seed treatment fungicides for control of damping-off of chickpea caused by metalaxyl-resistant Pythium spp, 2015 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, W., Guy, S., McGee, R.J., Paulitz, T.C., Porter, L., Vandemark, G.J., Schroeder, K.L. 2016. Field evaluation of seed treatment fungicides for control of damping-off of chickpea caused by metalaxyl-resistant Pythium spp, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports. 10:ST017.

Development of SCAR markers linked to sin-2, the stringless pod locus in pea (Pisum sativum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, Y., Hu, J., Myers, J., Mazourek, M., Coyne, C.J., Main, D., Wang, M., Humann, J., Mcgee, R.J. 2016. Development of SCAR markers linked to sin-2, the stringless pod locus in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Molecular Breeding. doi: 10.1007/s11032-016-0525-4.

Pea disease diagnostic series - White mold - (Experiment Station)
Chen, W., Porter, L., McPhee, K. 2016. Pea disease diagnostic series - White mold. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin. p. 1790-1811.

Pea disease diagnostic series - Powdery Mildew - (Experiment Station)
Attanayake, R., Chen, W., Wunsch, M. 2016. Pea disease diagnostic series - Powdery Mildew. North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Bulletin. p.1790-1798.

Optimization of medium composition and cultural conditions for production of antifungal substances by Streptomyces platensis 3-10 and evaluation of its efficacy in suppression of clubroot disease of oilseed rape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shakeel, Q., Lyu, A., Zhang, J., Wu, M., Chen, S., Chen, W., Li, G., Yang, L. 2016. Optimization of medium composition and cultural conditions for production of antifungal substances by Streptomyces platensis 3-10 and evaluation of its efficacy in suppression of clubroot disease of oilseed rape. Biological Control. 101:59-68.

Characterization of three mycoviruses co-infecting the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia nivalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, M., Deng, Y., Zhou, Z., He, G., Chen, W., Li, G. 2016. Characterization of three mycoviruses co-infecting the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia nivalis. Virus Research. 223:28-38.

Multiple criteria-based screening of Trichoderma isolates for biological control of Botrytis cinerea on tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
You, J., Zhang, J., Wu, M., Yang, L., Chen, W., Li, G. 2016. Multiple criteria-based screening of Trichoderma isolates for biological control of Botrytis cinerea on tomato. Biological Control. 101:31-38.

Direct repeat-mediated DNA deletion of the mating type locus MAT1-2 genes results in unidirectional mating type switching in Sclerotinia trifoliorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, L., Chen, W. 2016. Direct repeat-mediated DNA deletion of the mating type locus MAT1-2 genes results in unidirectional mating type switching in Sclerotinia trifoliorum. Scientific Reports. 6:27083.

Identification of quantitative trait loci controlling root and shoot traits associated to drought tolerance in a lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) recombinant inbred line population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Idrissi, O., Udupa, S.M., De Keyser, E., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Saha, G., Muehlbauer, F., Van Damme, P., De Riek, J. 2016. Identification of quantitative trait loci controlling root and shoot traits associated to drought tolerance in a lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) recombinant inbred line population. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01174.

Characterization of the mycelial compatibility groups and mating type alleles in populations of Sclerotinia minor in central China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, D., Zhang, J., Wu, M., Chen, W., Li, G., Yang, L. 2016. Characterization of the mycelial compatibility groups and mating type alleles in populations of Sclerotinia minor in central China. Plant Disease. 100:2313-2318.

Nox Complex signal and MAPK cascade pathway are cross-linked and essential for pathogenicity and conidiation of mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, W., Zhu, W., Cheng, J., Xie, J., Jiang, D., Li, G., Chen, W., Fu, Y. 2016. Nox Complex signal and MAPK cascade pathway are cross-linked and essential for pathogenicity and conidiation of mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans. Scientific Reports. 6:24325.

Evaluation of Intego Solo (ethaboxam) for management of metalaxyl-resistant Pythium spp. in chickpea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schrodinger, K., Chen, W. 2016. Evaluation of Intego Solo (ethaboxam) for management of metalaxyl-resistant Pythium spp. in chickpea. Plant Disease Management Reports. 10:FC134.

Chickpea damping-off due to metalaxyl-resistant Pythium: An emerging disease in the Palouse - (Experiment Station)
Chen, W., Van Vleet, S. 2016. Chickpea damping-off due to metalaxyl-resistant Pythium: An emerging disease in the Palouse. WSU Extension Bulletin. FS211E.

Pulse crop diseases in the Pacific Northwest - (Literature Review)
Chen, W. 2016. Pulse crop diseases in the Pacific Northwest. Crops and Soils. Mar-Apr:20-26.

Genome-wide association mapping of partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desgroux, A., L'Anthoene, V., Roux-Duparque, M., Riviere, J., Aubert, G., Tayeh, N., Moussart, A., Mangin, P., Vetel, P., Pirio, C., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Burstin, J., Baranger, A., Manzanares-Dauleux, M., Bourion, V., Pilet-Nayel, M. 2016. Genome-wide association mapping of partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea. BMC Genomics. 17:124.

Use of metabolomics for the chemotaxonomy of legume-associated Ascochyta and allied genera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, W., Peever, T., Park, J., Park, C., Gang, D., Xian, M., Davidson, J.A., Infantino, A., Chen, W. 2016. Use of metabolomics for the chemotaxonomy of legume-associated Ascochyta and allied genera. Scientific Reports. 6:20192 doi: 10.1038/srep20192.

Vernalization response of domesticated× wild chickpea progeny is subject to strong genotype by environment interaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oss, R.P., Sherman, A., Zhang, H., Vandemark, G.J., Coyne, C.J., Abbo, S. 2015. Vernalization response of domesticated× wild chickpea progeny is subject to strong genotype by environment interaction. Plant Breeding. 135:102-110.

Genomic analysis of Ascochyta rabiei identifies dynamic genome environments of solanapyrone biosynthesis gene cluster and a novel type of pathway-specific regulator - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, W., Park, J., Gang, D.R., Peever, T., Chen, W. 2015. Genomic analysis of Ascochyta rabiei identifies dynamic genome environments of solanapyrone biosynthesis gene cluster and a novel type of pathway-specific regulator. Eukaryotic Cell. 14: 1102-1113.

A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C., Thavarajah, D., Fenlason, A., Thavarajah, P., Mcgee, R.J., Agrawal, S., Combs, G.F. 2015. A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 44:178-185.

Low-altitude, high-resolution aerial imaging systems for row and field crop phenotyping: A review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khot, L., Zuniga, C., Jarolmasjed, S., Sathuvalli, V., Vandemark, G.J., Miklas, P.N., Carter, A., Pumphrey, M., Knowles, R., Pavek, M. 2015. Low-altitude, high-resolution aerial imaging systems for row and field crop phenotyping: A review. European Journal of Agronomy. 70:112-123.

First report of sunflower white mold caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger in Inner Mongolia region, China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, M., Zhang, Y.Y., Wang, K., Hou, Y.G., Zhou, H.Y., Jin, L., Chen, W., Zhao, J. 2016. First report of sunflower white mold caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger in Inner Mongolia region, China. Plant Disease. 100:211.

Image-Based Rapid Phenotyping Method of Chickpeas Seed Size Characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sankaran, S., Wang, M., Vandemark, G.J. 2016. Image-Based rapid phenotyping method of chickpeas seed size characterization. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food. 9:50-55.

First report of Ascochyta blight of Spotted Locoweed (Astragalus lentiginosus) caused by Ascochyta sp. in Idaho - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Habibi, A., Tobin, P., Wonyong, K., Chilvers, M., Chen, W., Kaiser Jr, W.J., Muehlbauer, F.J. 2015. First report of Ascochyta blight of Spotted Locoweed (Astragalus lentiginosus) caused by Ascochyta sp. in Idaho. Plant Disease. 99:1446.

Production of anti-fungal volatiles by non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum and its efficacy in suppression of verticillium wilt of cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Q., Yang, L., Zhang, J., Wu, M., Chen, W., Jiang, D., Li, G. 2015. Production of anti-fungal volatiles by non-pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum and its efficacy in suppression of verticillium wilt of cotton. Plant and Soil. 392:101-114.

Selenium fertilization on lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) grain yield, seed selenium concentration, and antioxidant activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ekanayake, L.J., Thavarajah, D., Vial, E., Mcgee, R.J., Thavarajah, P. 2015. Selenium fertilization on lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) grain yield, seed selenium concentration, and antioxidant activity. Field Crops Research. 177:9-14.

Detection of a new QTL/gene for growth habit in chickpea CaLG1 using wide and narrow crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, L., Azam, S., Rubio, J., Kudapa, H., Madrid, E., Varshney, R.K., Castro, P., Chen, W., Gil, J., Milan, T. 2015. Detection of a new QTL/gene for growth habit in chickpea CaLG1 using wide and narrow crosses. Euphytica. 204:473-485.

pH Dependency of sclerotial development and pathogenicity revealed by using genetically defined oxalate-minus mutants of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, L., Xiang, M., White, D., Chen, W. 2015. pH Dependency of sclerotial development and pathogenicity revealed by using genetically defined oxalate-minus mutants of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Environmental Microbiology. 17:2896-2909.

Novel hypovirulence-associated RNA mycovirus in the plant pathogenic fungus botrytis cinerea: molecular and biological characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, L., Sang, W., Wu, M., Zhang, J., Yang, L., Zhou, Y., Chen, W., Li, G. 2015. Novel hypovirulence-associated RNA mycovirus in the plant pathogenic fungus botrytis cinerea: molecular and biological characterization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81:2299-2310.

Phenotyping nutritional and antinutritional traits - (Book / Chapter)
Thavarajah, D., Johnson, C.R., Mcgee, R.J., Thavarajah, P. 2015. Phenotyping nutritional and antinutritional traits. Phenomics of Crop Plants: Trends, Options, and Limitation. 223-233.

Development of PCR-based assays for detecting and differentiating three species of botrytis infecting broad bean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fan, X., Zhang, J., Yang, L., Wu, M., Chen, W., Li, G. 2015. Development of PCR-based assays for detecting and differentiating three species of botrytis infecting broad bean. Plant Disease. 99:691-698.

Registration of 'Nash' Chickpea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vandemark, G.J., Guy, S.O., Chen, W., Mcphee, K., Pfaff, J.S., Lauver, M., Muehlbauer, F.J. 2015. Registration of 'Nash' Chickpea. Journal of Plant Registrations. doi: 10.3198/jpr2014.07.0047crc.

Functional analyses of the Diels-Alderase gene sol5 of Ascochyta rabiei and Alternaria solani indicate that the Solanapyrone phytotoxins are not required for pathogenicity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, W., Park, C., Park, J., Akamatsu, H.O., Peever, T., Xian, M., Gang, D.R., Vandemark, G.J., Chen, W. 2015. Functional analyses of the Diels-Alderase gene sol5 of Ascochyta rabiei and Alternaria solani indicate that the Solanapyrone phytotoxins are not required for pathogenicity. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28:482-496.

Achievements and challenges in legume breeding for pest and disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rubiales, D., Fondevilla, S., Chen, W., Gentzbittel, L., Higgins, T.J., Castillejo, M.A., Singh, K.B., Rispail, N. 2015. Achievements and challenges in legume breeding for pest and disease resistance. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. 34:195-236.

What roles do fungal secondary metabolites play in interactions between Ascochyta fungi and cool season food legumes? - (Abstract Only)
Kim, W., Peever, T., Vandemark, G.J., Chen, W. 2014. What roles do fungal secondary metabolites play in interactions between Ascochyta fungi and cool season food legumes [abstract]? Food Legume Research International Conference Proceedings. Conference Abstract Book.

Phytotoxin solanapyrone A produced by Ascochyta rabiei and Alternaria solani is nonessential for pathogenicity, but likely plays ecological roles - (Abstract Only)
Kim, W., Park, C., Park, J., Gang, D.R., Xian, M., Dugan, F.M., Peever, T., Chen, W. 2014. Phytotoxin solanapyrone A produced by Ascochyta rabiei and Alternaria solani is nonessential for pathogenicity, but likely plays ecological roles. Phytopathology. 104:S3.60-S3.61.

A validated source panel of SSR markers for effective discrimination of lentil species - (Abstract Only)

Inferring outcrossing in the homothallic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum using linkage disequilibrium decay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Attanayake, R., Tennekoon, V., Johnson, D., Porter, L., Del Río-Mendoza, L., Jiang, D., Chen, W. 2014. Inferring outcrossing in the homothallic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum using linkage disequilibrium decay. Heredity. 113:353-363. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.37.

Degradation of oxalic acid by the mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans plays an important role in interacting with Sclerotinia sclerotiorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zeng, L., Zhang, J., Han, Y., Yang, L., Wu, M., Jiang, D., Chen, W., Li, G. 2014. Degradation of oxalic acid by the mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans plays an important role in interacting with Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Environmental Microbiology. 16(8):2591–2610.

Towards Managing Stemphylium Blight of Lentil in the Pacific Northwest - (Trade Journal)
Chen, W., Mcgee, R.J., Vandemark, G.J., Wunsch, M., Burrows, M.E. 2013. Towards Managing Stemphylium Blight of Lentil in the Pacific Northwest. Trade Journal Publication. 3:13-15.

Disease Alert: Stemphylium Blight - (Popular Publication)
Chen, W. 2013. Disease Alert: Stemphylium Blight. Pulse Pipeline. XIII:4.

First report of dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) on chickpea (Cicer arietinum) in the United States - (Abstract Only)
Chen, W., Dugan, F.M., McGee, R.J. 2014. First report of dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) on chickpea (Cicer arietinum) in the United States [abstract]. Plant Disease. 98(1):165. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0334-PDN.

Inheritance and linkage map positions of genes conferring agromorphological traits in Lens culinaris Medik - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, G., Sarker, A., Chen, Y., Vandemark, G.J., Muehlbauer, F. 2013. Inheritance and linkage map positions of genes conferring agromorphological traits in Lens culinaris Medik. International Journal of Agronomy. vol. 2013, Article ID 618926, 9 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/618926.

Comparative transcriptome analysis between the necrotrophic pathogens Sclerotina sclerotiorum and S. trifoliorum - (Abstract Only)
Qiu, D., Vandemark, G.J., Chen, W. 2013. Comparative transcriptome analysis between the necrotrophic pathogens Sclerotina sclerotiorum and S. trifoliorum. Acta Phytopathologica Sinica. 43 (Suppl.):227.

Investigating the role of solanapyrone toxins in Ascochyta blight using toxin-deficient mutants of Asochyta rabiei - (Abstract Only)
Kim, W., Akamatsu, H.O., Peever, T., Vandemark, G.J., Chen, W. 2013. Investigating the role of solanapyrone toxins in Ascochyta blight using toxin-deficient mutants of Asochyta rabiei. First Legume Society Conference Abstract Book. May 9-11, 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia. 203.

Genetic diversity and population differentiation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum collected from canola in China and in USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kithul-Pelage, R.A., Carter, P.A., Jiang, D., Del Rio Mendoza, L., Chen, W. 2013. Genetic diversity and population differentiation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum collected from canola in China and in USA. Phytopathology. 103:750-761.

Rhizoctonia root rot of lentil - (Popular Publication)
Chen, W., Paulitz, T.C., Mcgee, R.J. 2013. Rhizoctonia root rot of lentil. Pulse Pipeline. XII:2.

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