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Research Project: Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement

Location: Sugarbeet and Bean Research

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Nucleotide-binding resistance gene signatures in sugar beet, insights from a new reference genome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funk, A., Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2018. Nucleotide-binding resistance gene signatures in sugar beet, insights from a new reference genome. Plant Journal. 95(4):659-671.

Assessment of spore presence for Cercospora beticola as demonstrated by sentinel beets - (Abstract Only)

Sugar beet breeding - (Book / Chapter)
McGrath, J.M., Panella, L.W. 2019. Sugar beet breeding. In: Panella, L.W., editor. Plant Breeding Reviews. Volume 42. Somerset, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 167-218.

A SNP mutation affects rhizomania-virus content of sugar beets grown on resistance-breaking soi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broccanello, C., McGrath, J.M., Panella, L.W., Richardson, K.L., Chiodi, C., Biscarini, F., Barone, V., Baglieri, A., Squartini, A., Concheri, G., Stevanato, P. 2017. A SNP mutation affects rhizomania-virus content of sugar beets grown on resistance-breaking soi. Euphytica. 214:14.

First report of DMI insensitive Cercospora beticola on sugar beet in Ontario, Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trueman, C.L., Rosenzweig, N., Somohano, P., Hanson, L.E. 2017. First report of DMI insensitive Cercospora beticola on sugar beet in Ontario, Canada. New Disease Reports. 36:20.

Root rot symptoms in sugar beet lines caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. betae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, L.E., De Lucchi, C., Stevanato, P., McGrath, J.M., Panella, L.W., Sella, L., De Biaggi, M., Concheri, G. 2017. Root rot symptoms in sugar beet lines caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. betae. European Journal of Plant Pathology. doi: 10.1007/s10658-017-1302-x.

First report of QoI resistance in Alternaria spp. infecting sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) in Michigan, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosenzweig, N., Hanson, L.E., Pratt, D., Stewart, J., Somohano, P. 2017. First report of QoI resistance in Alternaria spp. infecting sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) in Michigan, USA. New Disease Reports. 36:5.

Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2016 - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E., Corder, H., Goodwill, T.R. 2017. Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2016. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Rhizoctonia crown and root rot disease nursery - (Research Notes)
Hanson, L.E., McGrath, J.M., Corder, H., Goodwill, T.R. 2017. Rhizoctonia crown and root rot disease nursery. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions - (Research Notes)
Hanson, L.E., McGrath, J.M., Goodwill, T.R. 2017. Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

A nine-scaffold genome assembly of the nine chromosome sugar beet - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Galewski, P., Funk, A., Ou, S. 2017. A nine-scaffold genome assembly of the nine chromosome sugar beet. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Evaluation of the Photosynq handheld photosynthesis meter for disease and stress resistance breeding - (Research Notes)
Wieczorek, A., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Evaluation of the Photosynq handheld photosynthesis meter for disease and stress resistance breeding. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Genome differentiation among Beta vulgaris crop type populations and its application in dissecting economically important phenotypes - (Research Notes)
Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Genome differentiation among Beta vulgaris crop type populations and its application in dissecting economically important phenotypes. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Leveraging long sequencing reads to investigate R-gene clustering and variation in beet - (Research Notes)
Funk, A., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Leveraging long sequencing reads to investigate R-gene clustering and variation in beet. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Evolution and diversity of NLR proteins in sugar beets - (Research Notes)
Farnell, M., Funk, A., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Evolution and diversity of NLR proteins in sugar beets. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

Genotype to phenotype association of betalain pigment production genes in beets - (Research Notes)
Blum, J., Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Genotype to phenotype association of betalain pigment production genes in beets. Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation. [CD-ROM].

A rapid storage method for long-term storage of Cercospora beticola - (Abstract Only)
Goodwill, T.R., Hanson, L.E. 2017. A rapid storage method for long-term storage of Cercospora beticola. Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 54(1&2):23.

Identification and validation of microsatellite markers for SSR genotyping of Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2 - (Abstract Only)
Minier, D.H., Hanson, L.E., Ramon, M.L., Martin, F.N. 2017. Identification and validation of microsatellite markers for SSR genotyping of Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2. Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 54(1&2):24.

Alternaria leaf spot of sugar beet: factors associated with risk - (Abstract Only)
Hanson, L.E., Jiang, Q., Wu, H., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Alternaria leaf spot of sugar beet: factors associated with risk. Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 54(1&2):16.

Molecular markers for improving control of soil-borne pathogen Fusarium oxysporum in sugar beet - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucchi, C., Stevanato, P., Hanson, L.E., McGrath, J.M., Panella, L.W., De Biaggi, M., Broccanello, C., Bertaggia, M., Sella, L., Concheri, G. 2017. Molecular markers for improving control of soil-borne pathogen Fusarium oxysporum in sugar beet. Euphytica. 213:71.

A nine-scaffold genome assembly of the nine chromosome sugar beet - (Abstract Only)

Beta Plant Introductions from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2016 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, L.E., Goodwill, T.R., Corder, H.J., McGrath, J.M. 2017. Beta Plant Introductions from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2016. Plant Disease Management Reports. 11:FC028.

Organization of a resistance gene cluster linked to rhizomania resistance in sugar beet - (Abstract Only)

Phenotypes, genome wide markers and structured genetic populations; a means to understand economically important traits in beta vulgaris and to inform the process of germplasm enhancement - (Abstract Only)

Analyzing the genomes of wild and cultivated beets - (Abstract Only)
Himmelbauer, H., Bodrug, A., McGrath, J.M., Schulz, B., Dohm, J.C. 2016. Analyzing the genomes of wild and cultivated beets. Bioinformatics. 32:17.

Leveraging long sequencing reads to investigate R-gene clustering and variation in sugar beet - (Abstract Only)

Beta vulgaris crop types: Genomic signatures of selection (GSS) using next generation sequencing of pooled samples - (Abstract Only)

Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2015 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, L.E., Goodwill, T.R., McGrath, J.M. 2016. Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports. 10:FC022.

On developing and enhancing plant-level disease rating systems in real fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atoum, Y., Afridi, M., Liu, X., McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E. 2016. On developing and enhancing plant-level disease rating systems in real fields. Pattern Recognition. 53:287-299.

High resolution melting (HRM) analysis in sugar beet: identification of SNP markers associated to Fusarium resistance - (Abstract Only)

Screening a dry bean Andean diversity panel for potential sources of resistance to Rhizoctonia root rot and damping-off - (Abstract Only)
Minier, D., Hanson, L.E., Cichy, K.A. 2016. Screening a dry bean Andean diversity panel for potential sources of resistance to Rhizoctonia root rot and damping-off. Phytopathology. 106:S1.6.

Alternaria spp. from sugarbeet tolerant to four fungicide classes in Michigan - (Abstract Only)
Jiang, Q., Wu, H., Kirk, W.W., Hanson, L.E. 2016. Alternaria spp. from sugarbeet tolerant to four fungicide classes in Michigan. Phytopathology. 106:S1.4.

A Colletotrichum sp. causing root rot in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) - (Abstract Only)
Hanson, L.E., Neher, O.T. 2015. A Colletotrichum sp. causing root rot in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris). Phytopathology. 105:S4.5-6.

Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2014 - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E., Galewski, P., Goodwill, T.R. 2015. Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2014. [CD-ROM] Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions - (Research Notes)
Hanson, L.E., McGrath, J.M., Goodwill, T.R. 2015. Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

An examination of fungicide sensitivity of Cercospora beticola in Michigan and Ontario sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) (2014) - (Research Notes)
Jiang, Q.W., Hanson, L.E., Kirk, W.W., Rosenzweig, N., Somohano, P. 2015. An examination of fungicide sensitivity of Cercospora beticola in Michigan and Ontario sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) (2014). [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Response of Alternaria spp. from sugar beet leaf spots to fungicides - (Research Notes)
Wu, H., Jiang, Q., Kirk, W.W., Hanson, L.E. 2015. Response of Alternaria spp. from sugar beet leaf spots to fungicides. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Screening of a dry bean Andean diversity panel for potential sources of resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot - (Research Notes)
Minier, D., Hanson, L.E. 2015. Screening of a dry bean Andean diversity panel for potential sources of resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Examining temperature stress for Cercospora beticola of sugar beet - (Research Notes)
Jiang, Q., Kirk, W.W., Hanson, L.E. 2015. Examining temperature stress for Cercospora beticola of sugar beet. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Transcriptomes of seeds germinating at temperature extremes - (Research Notes)
Alzohairy, S., McGrath, J.M. 2015. Transcriptomes of seeds germinating at temperature extremes. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Comparative genomics approaches within Beta vulgaris to reveal loci relevant to root development and secondary metabolite storage traits - (Research Notes)
Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2015. Comparative genomics approaches within Beta vulgaris to reveal loci relevant to root development and secondary metabolite storage traits. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Investigation of the interconversion of L­arabinose and D­xylose as regulated by candidate pathway genes in Beta vulgaris using comparative genomics - (Research Notes)
Shi, A., Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2015. Investigation of the interconversion of L­arabinose and D­xylose as regulated by candidate pathway genes in Beta vulgaris using comparative genomics. [CD-ROM] 2014 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2014 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, L.E., Goodwill, T.R., McGrath, J.M. 2015. Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports. 9:FC001.

New tools and new perspectives in sugar beet breeding - (Abstract Only)
McGrath, J.M., Galewski, P. 2014. New tools and new perspectives in sugar beet breeding. Meeting Abstract. p. 122.

The beet Y locus encodes an anthocyanin-MYB-like protein that activates the betalain red pigment pathway - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hatlestad, G., Akhavan, N., Sunnadeniva, R., Elam, L., Cargyle, S., Hembd, A., Gonzalez, A., McGrath, J.M., Lloyd, A. 2015. The beet Y locus encodes an anthocyanin-MYB-like protein that activates the betalain red pigment pathway. Nature Genetics. 47:92-96.

Registration of SR98 sugar beet germplasm with resistances to Rhizoctonia seedling and crown and root rot diseases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E., Panella, L.W. 2015. Registration of SR98 sugar beet germplasm with resistances to Rhizoctonia seedling and crown and root rot diseases. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:227-231.

Use of PCR-RFLP analysis to monitor fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola populations from sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) in Michigan, United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosenzweig, N., Hanson, L.E., Franc, G.D., Stump, W.L., Jiang, Q.W., Clark, G., Stewart, J., Kirk, W.W. 2015. Use of PCR-RFLP analysis to monitor fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola populations from sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) in Michigan, United States. Plant Disease. 99:355-362.

Sugar Beet, Energy Beet, and Industrial Beet - (Book / Chapter)
McGrath, J.M., Townsend, B.J. 2015. Sugar Beet, Energy Beet, and Industrial Beet. In: Cruz, V.M.V, Dierig, D.A., editors, Handbook of Plant Breeding. Volume 9. Industrial Crops: Breeding for Bioenergy and Bioproducts. New York, New York: Springer. p. 81-89.

Storage rot in sugar beet: variable response over time and with different host germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Hanson, L.E., McGrath, J.M., Goodwill, T.R., Shaaban, M., Beaudry, R.M. 2014. Storage rot in sugar beet: variable response over time and with different host germplasm [abstract]. Phytopathology. 104:S3.50.

Strategic Sugar Beet Germplasm Resource Development - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E. 2014. Strategic Sugar Beet Germplasm Resource Development. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2013 (including Project 905) - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E., Galewski, P., Goodwill, T.R. 2014. Sugar beet activities of the USDA-ARS East Lansing conducted in cooperation with Saginaw Research & Extension Center during 2013 (including Project 905). [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Project 722: Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Hanson, L.E., Goodwill, T.R. 2014. Project 722: Seedling diseases of sugar beet – diversity and host interactions. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Assembling a draft genome sequence of USDA germplasm release 'C869' - (Research Notes)
McGrath, J.M., Townsend, B. 2014. Assembling a draft genome sequence of USDA germplasm release 'C869'. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Understanding Beta vulgaris taproot storage characteristics and relationships between biomass, sucrose, betalain and water accumulation using inbred mapping populations - (Research Notes)
Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2014. Understanding Beta vulgaris taproot storage characteristics and relationships between biomass, sucrose, betalain and water accumulation using inbred mapping populations. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Seedling vigor and stand establishment: transcriptome profiling of sugar beet under temperature stress - (Research Notes)
Alzohairy, S., McGrath, J.M. 2014. Seedling vigor and stand establishment: transcriptome profiling of sugar beet under temperature stress. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Transcriptome of the developing ‘C869’ root - (Research Notes)
Galewski, P., McGrath, J.M. 2014. Transcriptome of the developing 'C869' root. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Response of sugar beet recombinant inbred lines to post-harvest rot fungi - (Research Notes)
Hanson, L.E., Beaudry, R.M., McGrath, J.M., Goodwill, T.R. 2014. Response of sugar beet recombinant inbred lines to post-harvest rot fungi. [CD-ROM]. 2013 Annual Beet Sugar Development Foundation Research Report. Denver, Colorado: Beet Sugar Development Foundation.

Fungicide sensitivity testing of Cercospora beticola from sugarbeet in the Great Lakes Region - (Abstract Only)
Jiang, Q., Kirk, W.W., Rosenzweig, N., Somohano, P., Hanson, L.E. 2014. Fungicide sensitivity testing of Cercospora beticola from sugarbeet in the Great Lakes Region [abstract]. Phytopathology. 104:S3.55.

Cercospora leaf spot: monitoring and managing fungicide resistance in populations of Cercospora beticola in Michigan - (Trade Journal)
Kirk, W.W., Hanson, L.E., Rosenzweig, N., Jiang, Q., Clark, G. 2014. Cercospora leaf spot: monitoring and managing fungicide resistance in populations of Cercospora beticola in Michigan. Newsbeet. Winter 2013-2014:17-18.

Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2013 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanson, L.E., Goodwill, T.R., McGrath, J.M. 2014. Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS NPGS evaluated for resistance to Cercospora beticola, 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports. 8:FC170.

First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing dry rot in Michigan commercial potato (Solanum tuberosum) production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merlington, A., Hanson, L.E., Bayma, R., Hildebrandt, K., Steere, L., Kirk, W.W. 2014. First report of Fusarium proliferatum causing dry rot in Michigan commercial potato (Solanum tuberosum) production. Plant Disease. 98:843.

The prevalence of different strains of Rhizoctonia solani associated with Rhizoctonia crown and root rot symptoms in Ontario sugarbeet fields - (Abstract Only)
Trueman, C.L., Hanson, L.E., Leboeuf, J.E. 2013. The prevalence of different strains of Rhizoctonia solani associated with Rhizoctonia crown and root rot symptoms in Ontario sugarbeet fields [abstract]. Canadian Phytopathological Society Meeting. 35:1, 99-132.