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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sunflower Genetic Improvement with Genes from Wild Crop Relatives and Domesticated Sunflower

Location: Sunflower and Plant Biology Research

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

Effects from early planting of late-maturing sunflowers on damage from primary insect pests in the United States - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Marek, L., Lee, D., Thapa, S., Hahn, V., Bradshaw, J. 2016. Effects from early planting of late-maturing sunflowers on damage from primary insect pests in the United States. Helia. 39(63):45-56.

Contributions of host cellular trafficking and organization to the outcomes of plant-pathogen interactions - (Review article)
Underwood, W. 2016. Contributions of host cellular trafficking and organization to the outcomes of plant-pathogen interactions. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. 56:163-173.

Molecular mapping of a rust resistance gene R14 in cultivated sunflower line PH 3 - (Peer reviewed journal)
Zhang, M., Liu, Z., Jan, C. 2016. Molecular mapping of a rust resistance gene R14 in cultivated sunflower line PH 3. Molecular Breeding. 36:32. doi:10.1007/s11032-016-0456-0.

Registration of an oilseed sunflower germplasm HA-DM1 resistant to sunflower downy mildew - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L.L., Seiler, G.J. 2016. Registration of an oilseed sunflower germplasm HA-DM1 resistant to sunflower downy mildew. Journal of Plant Registrations. 10:195-199.

Efficacy of insecticides to limit caterpillar damage to prairie cordgrass seed - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Prasifka, P.L., Lee, D.K. 2016. Efficacy of insecticides to limit caterpillar damage to prairie cordgrass seed. Arthropod Management Tests. 41(1):tsw030. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsw030.

A pipeline strategy for grain crop domestication - (Peer reviewed journal)
Dehaan, L.R., Van Tassel, D.L., Anderson, J.A., Asselin, S.R., Barnes, R., Baute, G.J., Cattani, D.J., Culman, S.W., Dorn, K.M., Hulke, B.S., Kantar, M., Larson, S., Marks, M.D., Miller, A.J., Poland, J., Ravetta, D.A., Rude, E., Ryan, M.R., Wyse, D., Zhang, X. 2016. A pipeline strategy for grain crop domestication. Crop Science. 56:917-930.

Diverse landscapes have a higher abundance and species richness of spring wild bees by providing complementary floral resources over bees’ foraging periods - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mallinger, R.E., Gibbs, J., Gratton, C. 2016. Diverse landscapes have a higher abundance and species richness of spring wild bees by providing complementary floral resources over bees’ foraging periods. Landscape Ecology. 31(7):1523-1535. doi:10.1007/s10980-015-0332-z.

Genetics and mapping of a novel downy mildew resistance gene, Pl18, introgressed from wild Helianthus argophyllus into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L.L., Foley, M.E., Cai, X.W., Gulya, T.J. 2016. Genetics and mapping of a novel downy mildew resistance gene, Pl18, introgressed from wild Helianthus argophyllus into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 129:741-752. doi:10.1007/s00122-015-2662-2.

First report of Orobanche ludoviciana parasitizing sunflowers - (Peer reviewed journal)
Harveson, R.M, Nelson, A., Mathew, F.M., Seiler, G.J. 2015. First report of Orobanche ludoviciana parasitizing sunflowers. Plant Health Progress. 16(4):216-217. doi:10.1094/PHP-BR-15-0043.

Pesticide use within a pollinator-dependent crop has negative effects on the abundance and species richness of sweat bees, Lasioglossum spp., and on bumble bee colony growth. - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mallinger, R.E., Werts, P., Gratton, C. 2015. Pesticide use within a pollinator-dependent crop has negative effects on the abundance and species richness of sweat bees, Lasioglossum spp., and on bumble bee colony growth. Journal of Insect Conservation. 19:999-1010. doi:10.1007/s10841-015-9816-z.

Susceptibility of sunflower inbreds to Melanagromyza minimoides in Argentina and potential association with plant resistance traits - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Bazzalo, M.E. 2016. Susceptibility of sunflower inbreds to Melanagromyza minimoides in Argentina and potential association with plant resistance traits. International Journal of Pest Management. 62(2):105-110.

Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Kantar, M.B., Sosa, C.C., Khoury, C.K., Castaneda-Alvarez, N.P., Achicanoy, H.A., Bernau, V., Kane, N.C., Marek, L., Seiler, G., Rieseberg, L.H. 2015. Ecogeography and utility to plant breeding of the crop wild relatives of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/pls.2015.00841.

Map saturation and SNP marker development for the rust resistance genes (R4, R5, R13a, and R13b) in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L.L., Long, Y.M., Ma, G.J., Markell, S.G. 2015. Map saturation and SNP marker development for the rust resistance genes (R4, R5, R13a, and R13b) in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Molecular Breeding. 35:196.

Registration of two double rust resistant germplasms, HA-R12 and HA-R13 for confection sunflower - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ma, G.J. , Seiler, G.J., Markell, S.G., Gulya, T.J., Qi, L.L. 2016. Registration of two double rust resistant germplasms, HA-R12 and HA-R13 for confection sunflower. Journal of Plant Registrations. 10:69-74.

Sunflower insect pests - (Book / chapter)
Bradshaw, J.D., Prasifka, J.R., Knodel, J.J. and Michaud, J.P. 2016. Insect Pests. In: Harveson, R.M., Markell, S.G., Block, C.C., Gulya, T.J. editors. Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. pp.85-106.

Non-constant thermal regimes enhance overwintering success and accelerate diapause development for Smicronyx fulvus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Rinehart, J.P., Yocum, G.D. 2015. Nonconstant thermal regimes enhance overwintering success and accelerate diapause development for Smicronyx fulvus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(4):1804-1809. doi:10.1093/jee/tov173.

Sunflower - (Book / chapter)
Seiler, G.J., Gulya Jr, T.J. 2016. Sunflower: Overview. In: Wrigley, C.W., Corke, H., Seetharaman, K., and Faubion, J., editors. Encyclopedia of Food Grains. 2nd edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. p. 247-253.

Comparison of nutrient content in fruit of commercial cultivars of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ayaz, F.A., Colak, N., Topuz, M., Tarkowski, P., Jaworek, P., Seiler, G., Inceer, H. 2015. Comparison of nutrient content in fruit of commercial cultivars of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. 65(4):251-259. doi:10.1515/pjfns-2015-0035.

Sesquiterpene lactone composition of wild and cultivated sunflowers and biological activity against an insect pest - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Spring, O., Conrad, J., Cook, L.W., Palmquist, D.E., Foley, M.E. 2015. Sesquiterpene lactone composition of wild and cultivated sunflowers and biological activity against an insect pest. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63(16):4042-4049. doi:10.1021/acx.jafc.5b00362.

A unified SNP map of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) derived from current genomic resources - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hulke, B.S., Grassa, C.J., Bowers, J.E., Burke, J.M., Qi, L., Talukder, Z.I., Rieseberg, L.H. 2015. A unified SNP map of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) derived from current genomic resources. Crop Science. 55:1696-1702. doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0752.

Phomopsis Stem Canker: A Reemerging Threat to Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in the United States - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mathew, F.M., Alananbeh, K.M., Jordahl, J.G., Meyer, S.M., Castlebury, L.A., Gulya, T.J., Markell, S.G. 2015. Phomopsis Stem Canker: A Reemerging Threat to Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in the United States. Phytopathology. 105(7): 990-997. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-11-14-0336-FI.

Chromosome engineering, mapping, and transferring of resistance to Fusarium head blight disease from Elymus tsukushiensis into wheat - (Peer reviewed journal)
Cainong, J.C., Bockus, W.W., Feng, Y., Chen, P., Qi, L., Sehgal, S.K., Danilova, T.V., Koo, D., Friebe, B., Gill, B.S. 2015. Chromosome engineering, mapping, and transferring of resistance to Fusarium head blight disease from Elymus tsukushiensis into wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128(6):1019-1027. DOI:10.10.1007/S00122-015-2485-1.

Registration of the oilseed restorer sunflower germplasms RHA 472, RHA 473, RHA 474, and RHA 475, possessing resistance to Sclerotinia head rot - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hulke, B.S., Gulya, T.J. 2015. Registration of the oilseed restorer sunflower germplasms RHA 472, RHA 473, RHA 474, and RHA 475, possessing resistance to Sclerotinia head rot. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2:232-238. doi:10.3198/jpr2014.12.0084crg.

Rhizopus oryzae associated with Melanagromyza splendida and stem disease of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) in California - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mathew, F.M., Prasifka, J.R., Gaimari, S.D., Shi, L., Markel, S.G., Gulya, T.J. 2015. Rhizopus oryzae associated with Melanagromyza splendida and stem disease of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) in California. Plant Health Progress. 16(1):39-42. DOI:10.1094/PHP-RS-14-0042.

Pl17 is a novel gene independent of known downy mildew resistance genes in the cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L.L., Long, Y.M., Jan, C.C., Ma, G., Gulya, T.J. 2015. Pl17 is a novel gene independent of known downy mildew resistance genes in the cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128(4):757-767. DOI:10.1007/s00122-015-2470-8.

Relocation of a rust resistance gene R2 and its marker-assisted gene pyramiding in confection sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L.L., Ma, G.J., Long, Y.M., Hulke, B.S., Gong, L., Markell, S.G. 2015. Relocation of a rust resistance gene R2 and its marker-assisted gene pyramiding in confection sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128(3):477-488. DOI:10.1007/s00122-014-2446-0.

Wild sunflower species as a genetic resource for resistance to sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Seiler, G.J., Jan, C.C. 2014. Wild sunflower species as a genetic resource for resistance to sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.). Helia. 37(61):129-139. DOI:10.1515/HELIA-2014-0013.

Broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) resistance breeding utilizing wild Helianthus species - (Peer reviewed journal)
Jan, C.C., Liu, Z., Seiler, G.J., Velasco, L., Perez-Vich, B., Fernandez-Martinez, J. 2014. Broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) resistance breeding utilizing wild Helianthus species. Helia. 37(61):141-150.

Interspecific amphiploid-derived alloplasmic male sterility with defective anthers, narrow disk florets, and small ray flowers in sunflower - (Peer reviewed journal)
Liu, Z., Cai, X., Seiler, G.J., Jan, C.C. 2014. Interspecific amphiploid-derived alloplasmic male sterility with defective anthers, narrow disk florets, and small ray flowers in sunflower. Plant Breeding. 133(6):742-747. DOI:10.1111/PBR.12216.

Registration of cytoplasmic male-sterile oilseed sunflower genetic stocks CMS GIG2 and CMS GIG2-RV, and fertility restoration lines RF GIG2-MAX 1631 and RF GIG2-MAX 1631-RV - (Peer reviewed journal)
Feng, J., Liu, Z., Seiler, G.J., Jan, C.C. 2015. Registration of cytoplasmic male-sterile oilseed sunflower genetic stocks CMS GIG2 and CMS GIG2-RV, and fertility restoration lines RF GIG2-MAX 1631 and RF GIG2-MAX 1631-RV. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:125-127. DOI:10.3198/jpr2014.050029crgs.

Larval mortality and development for rotation-resistant and rotation-susceptible populations of the western corn rootworm on Bt corn - (Peer reviewed journal)
Tinsley, N.A., Spencer, J.L., Estes, R.E., Prasifka, J.R., Schrader, P.M., French, B.W., Gray, M.E. 2015. Larval mortality and development for rotation-resistant and rotation-susceptible populations of the western corn rootworm on Bt corn. Journal of Applied Entomology. 139:46-54.

A high-density SNP map of sunflower derived from RAD-sequencing facilitating fine-mapping of the rust resistance gene R12 - (Peer reviewed journal)
Talukder, Z., Gong, L., Hulke, B.S., Pegadaraju, V., Song, Q., Schultz, Q., Qi, L. 2014. A high-density SNP map of sunflower derived from RAD-sequencing facilitating fine-mapping of the rust resistance gene R12. PLoS One. 9(7): e98628. Available http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098628.

Wild sunflower species as a genetic resource for resistance to sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) - (Proceedings)
Seiler, G.J. 2014. Wild sunflower species as a genetic resource for resistance to sunflower broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.). In: Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Broomrape (Orobanche spp.) in Sunflower, June 3-6, 2014, Cordoba, Spain. p. 156-162.

Comparison of fatty acid composition of oil from original and regenerated populations of wild Helianthus species - (Peer reviewed journal)
Seiler, G.J. 2015. Comparison of fatty acid composition of oil from original and regenerated populations of wild Helianthus species. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 13(1):83-89. DOI:10.1017/S1479262114000677.

Sunflower disease compendium: Sunflower botany - (Book / chapter)
Seiler, G.J. 2016. Botany of the Sunflower Plant. In: Harveson, R.M., Markell, S.G., Block, C.C., Gulya, T.J. editors. Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. pp.4-11.

Registration of two confection sunflower germplasm Lines, HA-R10 and HA-R11, Resistant to sunflower rust - (Peer reviewed journal)
Qi, L., Gong, L., Markell, S.G., Seiler, G.J., Gulya Jr, T.J., Hulke, B.S. 2014. Registration of two confection sunflower germplasm Lines, HA-R10 and HA-R11, Resistant to sunflower rust. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8:329-333. DOI: 10.3198/jpr2014.02.0010crg.

Variation in the number of capitate glandular trichomes in wild and cultivated sunflower germplasm and potential for use in host plant resistance - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R. 2015. Variation in the number of capitate glandular trichomes in wild and cultivated sunflower germplasm and potential for use in host plant resistance. Plant Genetic Resources. 13:68-74.

Molecular mapping of three nuclear male sterility mutant genes in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Gong, L., Li, C., Capatana, A., Feng, J., Qi, L., Seiler, G.J., Jan, C.C. 2014. Molecular mapping of three nuclear male sterility mutant genes in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Molecular Breeding. 34:159-166.

Pericarp strength of sunflower and its value for plant defense against the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Hulke, B.S., Seiler, G.J. 2014. Pericarp strength of sunflower and its value for plant defense against the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma electellum. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 8:101-107.

Effect of wild Helianthus cytoplasms on agronomic and oil characteristics of cultivated sunflower (H. annuus L.) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Jan, C., Seiler, G.J., Hammond, J.J. 2014. Effect of wild Helianthus cytoplasms on agronomic and oil characteristics of cultivated sunflower (H. annuus L.). Plant Breeding. 133:262-267.

Variation for seed phytosterols in sunflower germplasm - (Peer reviewed journal)
Fernandez-Cuesta, A., Jan, C., Fernandez-Martinez, J., Velasco, L. 2014. Variation for seed phytosterols in sunflower germplasm. Crop Science. 54:190-197. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2013.05.0285.

Sources of resistance to sunflower diseases in a global collection of domesticated USDA plant introductions - (Peer reviewed journal)
Talukder, Z.I., Hulke, B.S., Marek, L.F., Gulya, T.J. 2014. Sources of resistance to sunflower diseases in a global collection of domesticated USDA plant introductions. Crop Science. 54:694-705.

Methods for assessing infestations of sunflower stem weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in sunflower stems - (Peer reviewed journal)
Prasifka, J.R., Campbell, J.F., Aiken, R.M., Bradshaw, J.D. 2014. Methods for assessing infestations of sunflower stem weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in sunflower stems. The Canadian Entomologist. 146(4): 465-469.

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