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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Maize

Location: Plant Science Research

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

Defining the role of the MADS-box gene, Zea agamous like1, in maize domestication - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Selection for water-soluble carbohydrate accumulation and investigation of genetic × environment interactions in an elite wheat breeding population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Genome-wide associations for water-soluble carbohydrate concentration and relative maturity in wheat using SNP and DArT marker arrays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ovenden, B., Milgate, A., Wade, L.J., Rebetzke, G.J., Holland, J.B. 2017. Genome-wide associations for water-soluble carbohydrate concentration and relative maturity in wheat using SNP and DArT marker arrays. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 7(8):2821-2830.

Identification of Teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) alleles for resistance to southern leaf blight in near isogenic maize lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Identification of Teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) alleles for resistance to southern leaf blight in near isogenic maize lines. Crop Science. doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.12.0979.

Quantitative disease resistance: dissection and adoption in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Xu, M. 2017. Quantitative disease resistance: dissection and adoption in maize. Molecular Plant Pathology. doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2017.02.004.

Fine mapping of a quantitative resistance gene for gray leaf spot of maize (Zea mays L.) derived from teosinte (Z. mays ssp. parviglumis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Yang, Q., Rucker, E., Thomason, W., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Fine mapping of a quantitative resistance gene for gray leaf spot of maize (Zea mays L.) derived from teosinte (Z. mays ssp. parviglumis). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130(6):1285-1295.

Genetic dissection of the maize (Zea mays L.) MAMP response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Valdez-Lopez, O., Arenalo, C., Stacey, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Genetic dissection of the maize (Zea mays L.) MAMP response. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130:1155. doi:10.1007/s00122-017-2876-6.

Enhancing genomic prediction with genome-wide association studies in multiparental maize populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bian, Y., Holland, J.B. 2017. Enhancing genomic prediction with genome-wide association studies in multiparental maize populations. Heredity. 118:585–593.

High-Throughput resequencing of maize landraces at genomic regions associated with flowering time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jamann, T., Sood, S., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B. 2017. High-Throughput resequencing of maize landraces at genomic regions associated with flowering time. PLoS One. 12:e0168910.

Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY-1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andres, R.J., Coneva, V., Frank, M.H., Tuttle, J.R., Samayoa, L.F., Han, S., Kaur, B., Zhu, L., Fang, H., Bowman, D.T., Rojas-Pierce, M., Haigler, C.H., Jones, C., Holland, J.B., Chitwood, D.H., Kuraparthy, V. 2016. Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY-1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114:E57-E66.

Population extremes for assessing trait value and correlated response of genetically complex traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rebetzke, G., Richards, R., Holland, J.B. 2017. Population extremes for assessing trait value and correlated response of genetically complex traits. Field Crops Research. 201:122-132.

The genetics of leaf flecking in maize and its relationship to plant defense and disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Bian, Y., De Vries, B., Tracy, W.F., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. The genetics of leaf flecking in maize and its relationship to plant defense and disease resistance. Plant Physiology. 172(3):1787-1803.

Genetic architecture of domestication-related traits in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xue, S., Bradbury, P., Casstevens, T., Holland, J.B. 2016. Genetic architecture of domestication-related traits in maize. Genetics. 204:99-113.

A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Tracy, W., Wisser, R., De Vries, B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust. Phytopathology. 1036:745-751.

Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00224.

Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis). Crop Science. 56:209-218.

Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Minker, K., Biedrzycki, M., Kolagunda, A., Rhein, S., Perina, F.J., Jacobs, S., Moore, M., Jamann, T.M., Nelson, R., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kambhamettu, C., Wisser, R.J., Caplan, J.L. 2016. Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens. Microscopy Research and Technique. DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22709.

Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., He, Y., Strauch, R., Olukolu, B., Nielsen, D., Li, X., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. 169:2230-2243.

Responses to recurrent index selection for reduced fusarium ear rot and lodging and for increased yield in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horne, D., Eller, M., Holland, J.B. 2015. Responses to recurrent index selection for reduced fusarium ear rot and lodging and for increased yield in maize. Crop Science. 56:85-94.

Ensemble learning of QTL models improves prediction of complex traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bian, Y., Holland, J.B. 2015. Ensemble learning of QTL models improves prediction of complex traits. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 5:2073-2084.

The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vontimitta, V., Olukolu, B.A., Penning, B., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:2331-2339.

MAGIC Maize: A new resource for plant genetics - (Review Article)
Holland, J.B. 2015. MAGIC Maize: A new resource for plant genetics. Genome Biology. 16:163.

Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Ji, J., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., El-Kasmi, F., Dangl, J. 2015. Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity. PLoS Pathogens. 11(2): e1004674. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004674.

Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28:1023-1031.

New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction - (Review Article)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction. Nature Genetics. 47:101-103.

Genome-wide association study reveals a set of genes associated with resistance to the Mediterranean corn borer (Sesamia nonagrioides L.) in a maize diversity panel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Samayoa, L.F., Malvar, R., Olukolu, B., Holland, J.B., Butron, A. 2015. Genome-wide association study reveals a set of genes associated with resistance to the Mediterranean corn borer (Sesamia nonagrioides L.) in a maize diversity panel. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 15:35.

Genome-wide association study of Fusarium ear rot disease in the U.S.A. maize inbred line collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zila, C., Ogut, F., Romay, M.C., Gardner, C.A., Buckler IV, E.S., Holland, J.B. 2014. Genome-wide association study of Fusarium ear rot disease in the U.S.A. maize inbred line collection. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 14:372.

Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, R., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Coles, N., Zwonitzer, J., Casey, M., Mcmullen, M.D. 2015. Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9(2):262-265.

Joint-multiple family linkage analysis predicts within-family variation better than single-family analysis of the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogut, F., Bradbury, P., Holland, J.B., Bian, Y. 2015. Joint-multiple family linkage analysis predicts within-family variation better than single-family analysis of the maize nested association mapping population. Heredity. 114(4):552-563.

Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bian, Y., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B. 2014. Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:1068.

QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing - (Book / Chapter)
Jamann, T., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing. In: Alonso, J., Stepanova, A.N., editors. Methods in Molecular Biology: Plant Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Springer. p. 257-285.

Charles W. Stuber: Maize geneticist and pioneer of marker-assisted selection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holland, J.B., Murphy, P., Graham, G., Senior, L. 2015. Charles W. Stuber: Maize geneticist and pioneer of marker-assisted selection. Plant Breeding Reviews. 39:1-22.

A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Wang, G., Vontimitta, V., Venkata, B.P., Marla, S., Ji, J., Gachomo, E., Chu, K., Negeri, A., Benson, J., Nelson, R., Bradbury, P., Nielsen, D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2014. A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways. PLoS Genetics. 10(8): e1004562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004562.

Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manching, H.C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A.E. 2014. Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00403.

Yield effecgs of two southern leaf blight resistance loci in maize hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santa-Cruz, J.H., Kump, K.L., Arellano, C., Goodman, M., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2014. Yield effecgs of two southern leaf blight resistance loci in maize hybrids. Crop Science. 54(3):882-894.

A genome-wide association study reveals genes associated with fusarium ear rot resistance in a maize core diversity panel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zila, C., Samayoa, F.L., Santiago, R., Butron, A., Holland, J.B. 2013. A genome-wide association study reveals genes associated with fusarium ear rot resistance in a maize core diversity panel. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 3:2095-2104.

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