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Research Project: Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants for Disease and Pest Tolerance, Non-Invasiveness, and Ornamental Traits

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

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

Stomatal openings on boxwood leaves yield entry portals for leaf infection by Calonectria pseudonaviculata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, Y., Kilcrease, J., Hammond, J., Pooler, M.R. 2019. Stomatal openings on boxwood leaves yield entry portals for leaf infection by Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-019-00416-1.

Genetic diversity of Magnolia ashei characterized by SSR markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Von Kohn, C.M., Conrad, K.P., Kramer, M.H., Pooler, M.R. 2018. Genetic diversity of Magnolia ashei characterized by SSR markers. Conservation Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-018-1065-8.

A checklist of Cercis (Redbud) cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kidwell Slak, D.L., Pooler, M.R. 2018. A checklist of Cercis (Redbud) cultivars. HortScience. 53:148-152. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12564-17.

Screening ornamental cherry (Prunus) taxa for resistance to infection by Blumeriella jaapii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, Y., Kramer, M.H., Pooler, M.R. 2018. Screening ornamental cherry (Prunus) taxa for resistance to infection by Blumeriella jaapii. HortScience. 53:200-203. https://doi.org/10/21273/HORTSCI12564-17.

American Elm clones of importance in DED tolerance studies - (Proceedings)
Haugen, L.M., Bentz, S.E. 2017. American Elm clones of importance in DED tolerance studies. Forest Service Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GR-P-174.

Challenge inoculations to test for Dutch elm disease tolerance: a summary of Methods used by various researchers - (Proceedings)
Haugen, L.M., Beier, G.L., Bentz, S.E., Guries, R.P., Slavicek, J.M. 2017. Challenge inoculations to test for Dutch elm disease tolerance: a summary of Methods used by various researchers. Forest Service Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GR-P-174.

SSR markers reveal the genetic diversity of Asian Cercis taxa at the U.S. National Arboretum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thammina, C., Kidwell Slak, D.L., Lura, S.B., Pooler, M.R. 2017. SSR markers reveal the genetic diversity of Asian Cercis taxa at the U.S. National Arboretum. HortScience. 52(4):498-502.

Good genes – using germplasm and breeding to create new plants at the U.S. National Arboretum - (Proceedings)
Pooler, M.R. 2017. Good genes – using germplasm and breeding to create new plants at the U.S. National Arboretum. Acta Horticulturae. 1185:1-6.

Genetic relationships of boxwood (Buxus L.) accessions based on genic simple sequence repeat markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thammina, C., Olsen, R.T., Kramer, M.H., Pooler, M.R. 2016. Evaluation of genetic diversity and relatedness of boxwood accessions using genic simple Ssquence repeat markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. DOI 10.1007/s10722-016-0436-6.

Developing a national strategic plan for consumer horticulture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bradley, L.K., Bauske, E.M., Bewick, T.A., Clark, J.R., Durham, R.E., Langellotto, G., Myer, M.A., Pooler, M.R., Dorn, S. 2016. Developing a national strategic plan for consumer horticulture. HortTechnology. 26;372-378.

Use of mycelium and detached leaves in bioassays for assessing resistance to boxwood blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, Y.H., Olsen, R.T., Kramer, M.H., Pooler, M.R. 2016. Use of mycelium and detached leaves in bioassays for assessing resistance to boxwood blight. Plant Disease. 100:1622-2626.

Transformation of somatic embryos of Prunus incisa ‘February Pink’ with a visible reporter gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheong, E.J., Pooler, M.R. 2015. Transformation of somatic embryos of Prunus incisa ‘February Pink’ with a visible reporter gene. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology. 3:238-243.

Effective bioassays for evaluating boxwood blight (Calonectria pseudonaviculata) susceptibility using detached stem inoculations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, Y., Olsen, R.T., Kramer, M.H., Pooler, M.R. 2015. Effective bioassays for evaluating boxwood blight (Calonectria pseudonaviculata) susceptibility using detached stem inoculations. HortScience. 50(2):268-271.

Development of polymorphic genic-SSR markers by cDNA library sequencing in boxwood, Buxus spp. (Buxaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thammina, C., Olsen, R.T., Wight-Malapi, M., Crouch, J., Pooler, M.R. 2014. Development of polymorphic genic-SSR markers by cDNA library sequencing in boxwood, Buxus spp. (Buxaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences. 9(12):1400095.