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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects

Location: Corn Host Plant Resistance Research

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

Effect of inoculum concentrations of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus on aflatoxin accumulation and kernel infection in resistant and susceptible maize hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2016. Effect of inoculum concentrations of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus on aflatoxin accumulation and kernel infection in resistant and susceptible maize hybrids. Phytoparasitica. 44:333-339.

Intraplant communication in maize contributes to defense against insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Single corn kernel aflatoxin B1 extraction and analysis method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reid, C., Sparks, D., Williams, W.P., Brown, A. 2016. Single corn kernel aflatoxin B1 extraction and analysis method. Natural Resources. 7:405-410.

Diallel Analysis of Southwestern Corn Borer Leaf Feeding Damage in Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W.P., Matthews Jr., G.A. 2016. Diallel analysis of southwestern corn borer leaf feeding damage in maize. Journal of Agriculture. 2(1):010.

Identification and quantification of a toxigenic and non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus strain in contaminated maize using quantitative real-time PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mylroie, J.E., Ozkan, S., Shivaji, R., Windham, G.L., Alpe, M., Williams, W.P. 2016. Identification and quantification of a toxigenic and non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus strain in contaminated maize using quantitative real-time PCR. Toxins. 8(1):15. doi:10.3390/toxins8010015.

Using Genome-Wide Associations to Identify Metabolic Pathways Involved in Maize Aflatoxin Accumulation Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tang, J.D., Perkins, A., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2015. Using genome-wide associations to identify metabolic pathways involved in maize aflatoxin accumulation resistance. BMC Genomics. 16:673. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1874-9.

Ethylene contributes to mir1-mediated maize defense against the phloem-sap sucking insect Rhopalosiphum maidis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Louis, J., Basu, S., Varsani, S., Castano-Duque, L., Jiang, V., Williams, W.P., Felton, G., Luthe, D. 2015. Ethylene contributes to mir1-mediated maize defense against the phloem-sap sucking insect Rhopalosiphum maidis. Plant Physiology. 169:313-324.

Aflatoxin accumulation in a maize diallel cross - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L. 2015. Aflatoxin accumulation in a maize diallel cross. Agriculture. 5:344-353; doi:10.3390/agriculture5020344.

RNAi silencing of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein in maize and its effect on host resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.Y., Warburton, M.L., Hawkins, L.K., Wei, Q., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Raruang, Y. 2016. Production of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein is important for maize resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin. World Mycotoxin Journal. 9(2):215-228.

Breaking wheat yield barriers requires integrated efforts in developing countries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rauf, S., Zaharieva, M., Warburton, M.L., Zhang, P., Al-Sadi, A., Khalil, F.,Kozak, M., and Tariq, S.A. 2015. Breaking wheat yield barriers requires integrated efforts in developing countries. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 14(8):1447-1474.

Whole genome association study for drought, aflatoxin resistance, and important agronomic traits in maize in a sub-tropical environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Farfan, I.D.B., De La Fuente, G., Murray, S.C., Isakeit, T., Huang, P., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Kolomeits, M. 2015. Genome wide association study for drought, aflatoxin resistance, and important agronomic traits of maize hybrids in the sub-tropics. PLoS ONE. 10(2):e0117737. doi:10:1371/journal.pone.0117737.

Molecular breeding for developing drought tolerant and disease resistant maize in sub Saharan Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Semagn, K., Beyene, Y., Babu, R., Nair, S., Gowda, M., Das, B., Tarekegne, A.Olsen, M., Mugo,S., Mahuku, G.,Worku, M., Warburton, M.L., Olsen, M., Prasanna, B.M. 2015. Quantitative trait loci mapping and molecular breeding for developing stress resilient maize for sub-Saharan Africa. Crop Science. 55:1449-1459. doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0646.

Characterization of the chitinase gene family and the effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin resistance in maize. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkins, L.K., Mylroie, J.E., Oliveira, D., Smith, J.S., Ozkan, S., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2015. Characterization of the chitinase genes and their effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance. PLoS One 10(6):e0126185. doi:10/1371/journal.pone.0126185.

Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Tang, J.D., Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K., Murray, S., Xu, W., Boykin, D.L., Perkins, A., Williams, W.P. 2015. Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize. Crop Science. 55:1-11, doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.6.0424.

Parental genome contribution in maize DH lines derived from six backcross populations using genotyping by sequencing and its relationship with testcross performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogugo, V., Semagn, K., Beyene, Y., Runo, S., Olsen, M., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Parental genome contribution in maize DH lines derived from six backcross populations using genotyping by sequencing. Euphytica. 202:129-139. doi:10.1007/s10681-014-1238-6.

Aflatoxin resistance in maize: what have we learned lately? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2014. Aflatoxin resistance in maize: what have we learned lately?. Advances in Botany. 2014:352831, doi:10.1155/2014/352831.

Toward elucidation of genetic and functional genetic mechanisms in corn host resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shan, X., Williams, W.P. 2014. Toward elucidation of genetic and functional genetic mechanisms in corn host resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5:364. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014/00364.

Identifying and developing maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W.P., Krakowsky, M.D., Scully, B.T., Brown, R.L., Menkir, A., Warburton, M.L., Windham, G.L. 2015. Identifying and developing maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin contamination. World Mycotoxin Journal. 8(2):193-209.

Genetic relationships and structure among open pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Semagn, K., Magorokosho, C., Ogugo, V., Makumbi, D., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Genetic relationships and structure among open-pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers. Molecular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s11032-014-0126-z

Network analysis of maize RNA transport pathway genes associated with maize resistance to aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Asters, M., Williams, W.P., Perkins, A., Mylroie, J.E., Windham, G.L., Shan, X. 2014. Relating significance and relations of differentially expressed genes in response to Aspergillus flavus infection in maize. Scientific Reports. 4:4815. DOI:10.1038/srep04815.

Omics for the future of wood protection - (Book / Chapter)
Tang, J.D., Diehl, S. 2014. Omics for the future of wood protection. 60-79. In Schultz, T., et al. (ed.) Deterioration and Protection of Sustainable Biomaterials, Oxford University Press. 1158 pp.

Bulk genetic characterization of Ghanaian maize landraces using microsatellite markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppong, A., Bedoya, C., Ewool, M., Adu-Dapaah, H., Lamptey, J., Ofori, K., Offei, S., Warburton, M.L. 2014. Bulk genetic characterization of Ghanaian maize landraces using microsatellite markers. Maydica. 59:1-8.

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