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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants for Use with Low Quality Irrigation Waters: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Approaches

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Growth and physiology of maize under water salinity stress and nitrogen fertilization in two soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Braz, R.S., Lacerda, C.F., Assis, R.N., Ferreira, J.F., Oliveira, A.C., Ribeiro, A.A. 2019. Growth and physiology of maize under water salinity stress and nitrogen fertilization in two soils. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental. 23(12):907-913.https://doi.org/10.1590/1807-1929/agriambi.v23n12p907-913.

Effects of continuous nitrogen application on seed yield, yield components and nitrogen-use efficiency of Leymus chinensis in two different saline-sodic soils of Northeast China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Liang, Z., Suarez, D.L., Wang, Z., Wang, M. 2019. Effects of continuous nitrogen application on seed yield, yield components and nitrogen-use efficiency of Leymus chinensis in two different saline-sodic soils of Northeast China. Crop and Pasture Science. 70(4):373-383. https://doi.org/10.1071/CP18274.

Evaluation of encapsulated anethole and carvone in lambs artificially- and naturally-infected with Haemonchus contortus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L.M., Araujo, R.C., Ziegelmeyer, L., Gomes, A.C., Gutmanis, G., Rodrigues, L., Bueno, M.S., Verissimo, C.J., Louvndini, H., Ferreira, J.F., Amarante, A.F. 2019. Evaluation of encapsulated anethole and carvone in lambs artificially- and naturally-infected with Haemonchus contortus. Experimental Parasitology. 197:36-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2019.01.002.

Salt tolerance and growth of 13 avocado rootstock related best to chloride uptake Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Celis, N., Suarez, D.L., Wu, L., Li, R., Mauk, P. 2018. Salt tolerance and growth of 13 avocado rootstock related best to chloride uptake. HortScience. 53(12):1737-1745. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13198-18.

Fruit yield and survival of five commercial strawberry cultivars under field cultivation and salinity stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Liu, X., Suarez, D.L. 2019. Fruit yield and survival of five commercial strawberry cultivars under field cultivation and salinity stress. Scientia Horticulturae. 243:401-410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.07.016.

Inheritance and genetic mapping of the reduced height (Rht18) gene in wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grant, N., Mohan, A., Sandhu, D., Gill, K.S. 2018. Inheritance and genetic mapping of the reduced height (Rht18) gene in wheat. Plants. 7(3):58. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7030058.

Seasonal and differential sesquiterpene accumulation in artemisia annua suggest selection based on both artemisinin and dihydroartemisinic acid may increase artemisinin in planta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Benedito, V.A., Sandhu, D., Marchese, J.A., Liu, S. 2018. Seasonal and differential sesquiterpene accumulation in artemisia annua suggest selection based on both artemisinin and dihydroartemisinic acid may increase artemisinin in planta. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1096. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01096.

Genetic and physiological analysis of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)

Evidence of nitrogen and potassium losses in soil columns cultivated with maize under salt stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacerda, C.F., Ferreira, J.F., Suarez, D.L., Freitas, E.D., Liu, X., Ribeiro, A.A. 2018. Evidence of nitrogen and potassium losses in soil columns cultivated with maize under salt stress. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental. 22(8):553-557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1807-1929/agriambi.v22n8p553-557.

Isolated and combined effects of soil salinity and waterlogging in seedlings of 'Green Dwarf' coconut Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Medeiros, W.J., Oliveira, F.I., Lacerda, C.F., Sousa, C.H., Cavalacante, L.F., Silva, A.R., Ferreira, J.F. 2018. Isolated and combined effects of soil salinity and waterlogging in seedlings of 'Green Dwarf' coconut. Semina Agricultural Sciences (Semina: Ciências Agrárias). 39(4):1459-1468. http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2018v39n4p1459.

Horticultural science and its interplay with parasites, livestock, salts, and biofuels - (Abstract Only)

Genetics and physiology of the nuclearly inherited yellow foliar mutants in soybean Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Coleman, Z., Atkinson, T., Rai, K.M., Mendu, V. 2018. Genetics and physiology of the nuclearly inherited yellow foliar mutants in soybean. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:471. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00471.

Dynamics of salt tolerance: molecular perspectives Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Sandhu, D., Kaundal, A. 2018. Dynamics of salt tolerance: molecular perspectives. In: Gosal, S.S., Wani, S.H., editors. Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement. Volume 3. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. p. 25-40. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94746-4.

Polyamines and other secondary metabolites of green-leaf and red-leaf almond rootstocks triggered in response to salinity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zrig, A., Ferreira, J.F., Serrano, M., Valero, D., Tounekti, T., Khemira, H. 2018. Polyamines and other secondary metabolites of green-leaf and red-leaf almond rootstocks triggered in response to salinity. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 50(4):1273-1279.

Selection and clonal propagation of high artemisinin genotypes of Artemisia annua Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wetzstein, H.Y., Porter, J.A., Janick, J., Ferreira, J.F., Mutui, T.M. 2018. Selection and clonal propagation of high artemisinin genotypes of Artemisia annua. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:358. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00358.

Sugar yield and composition of tubers from Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) irrigated with saline waters Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bhagia, S., Ferreira, J.F., Kothari, N., Nunez, A., Liu, X., Dias, N.D., Suarez, D.L., Kumar, R., Wyman, C. 2018. Sugar yield and composition of tubers from Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) irrigated with saline waters. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 115:1475-1484. https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.26582.

Genetic analysis of salinity responses in Medicago genotypes - (Abstract Only)

Inclusion complex and nanoclusters of cyclodextrin to increase the solubility and efficacy of albendazole Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pacheco, P.A., Rodrigues, L.N., Ferreira, J.F., Gomes, A.C., Verissimo, C.J., Louvandini, H., Coasta, R.L., Katiki, L.M. 2018. Inclusion complex and nanoclusters of cyclodextrin to increase the solubility and efficacy of albendazole. Parasitology Research. 117(3):705-712. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-017-5740-3.

Preparative separation of high-purity dihydroartemisinic acid from artemisinin production waste by combined chromatography Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Ferreira, J.F., Tian, D., Tang, Y., Liu, L., Yang, W., Liu, Z., Tian, N. 2017. Preparative separation of high-purity dihydroartemisinic acid from artemisinin production waste by combined chromatography. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 66(3):319-326. https://doi.org/10.1248/cpb.c17-00927.

Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family in Medicago truncatula Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V., Kaundal, R., Suarez, D.L., Kaundal, A., Sekhon, R.S. 2018. Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family in Medicago truncatula. Functional and Integrative Genomics. 18(2):141-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10142-017-0581-9.

Understanding genetic and physiological bases of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)

Molecular analysis of the Na+/H+ exchanger gene family and its role in salt stress in Medicago truncatula - (Abstract Only)

Transposon-based functional characterization of soybean genes Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Sandhu, D., Bhattacharyya, M.K. 2017. Transposon-based functional characterization of soybean genes. In: Nguyen, H.T., Bhattacharyya, M.K., editors. The Soybean Genome. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. p. 183-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64198-0.

Tuber and Inulin production of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus, L.) under Salinity Stress - (Abstract Only)

Terminalia catappa: chemical composition, in vitro and in vivo effects on Haemonchus contortus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L.M., Gomes, C.P., Barbieri, A.M., Pacheco, P.A., Rodrigues, L., Verissimo, C.J., Gutmanis, G., Piza, A.M., Louvandini, H., Ferreira, J.F. 2017. Terminalia catappa: chemical composition, in vitro and in vivo effects on Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology. 246:118-123. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.09.006.

Interactive effects of pH, EC and nitrogen on yields and nutrient absorption of rice (Oryza sativa L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, L., Liu, X., Wang, Z., Liang, Z., Wang, M., Liu, M., Suarez, D.L. 2017. Interactive effects of pH, EC and nitrogen on yields and nutrient absorption of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Agricultural Water Management. 194:48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2017.08.012.

Synergistic interaction of ten essential oils against Haemonchus contortus in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L.M., Barbieri, A.M., Araujo, R.C., Verissimo, C.J., Louvandini, H., Ferreira, J.F. 2017. Synergistic interaction of ten essential oils against Haemonchus contortus in vitro. Veterinary Parasitology. 243(2017):47-51. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.06.008.

Isolation of dihydroatemisinic acid from the artemisia annua l. by-product by combining Ultrasound-assisted extraction with response surface methodology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Ferreira, J.F., Liu, L., Yuwei, T., Tian, D., Liu, Z., Tian, N. 2017. Isolation of dihydroatemisinic acid from the artemisia annua l. by-product by combining Ultrasound-assisted extraction with response surface methodology. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. 65(8):746-753. doi: 10.1248/cpb.c17-00192.

Biofuel production from Jerusalem artichoke tuber inulins - (Review Article)
Bhagia, S., Akinosho, H., Ferreira, J.F., Ragauskas, A.J. 2017. Biofuel production from Jerusalem artichoke tuber inulins. Biofuel Research Journal. 4(1):587-599. doi: 10.18331/BRJ2017.4.2.4.

Spinach biomass yield and physiological response to interactive salinity and water stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ors, S., Suarez, D.L. 2017. Spinach biomass yield and physiological response to interactive salinity and water stress. Agricultural Water Management. 190:31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2017.05.003.

The challenge of salinity: Hope for the future with new avocado rootstocks - (Trade Journal)
Mauk, P., Li, R., Arpaia, M., Suarez, D.L., Celis, N., Rangel, A.A. 2017. The challenge of salinity: Hope for the future with new avocado rootstocks. California Avocado Commission. 7(1):24-27.

Isolation and characterization of a male fertility gene (Ms4) in soybean - (Abstract Only)

Variable salinity responses of 12 alfalfa genotypes and comparative expression analyses of salt-response genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sandhu, D., Cornacchione, M.V., Ferreira, J.F., Suarez, D.L. 2017. Variable salinity responses of 12 alfalfa genotypes and comparative expression analyses of salt-response genes. Scientific Reports. 7:42958. doi: 10.1038/srep42958.

Isolation and characterization of the aconitate hydratase 4 (Aco4) gene from soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coleman, Z., Boelter, J., Espinosa, K., Goggi, S., Palmer, R.G., Sandhu, D. 2017. Isolation and characterization of the aconitate hydratase 4 (Aco4) gene from soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 97(4):648-691. doi: 10.1139/CJPS-2016-0363.

Understanding genetic and physiological bases of salt tolerance in almond rootstocks - (Abstract Only)

Narcotics, ruminants, parasitic diseases, and plants: 16 years of research for the USDA - (Abstract Only)

The effects of dried leaves of Manihot esculenta and Artemisia annua on coccidiosis in organically reared pullets in Brazil - (Proceedings)
Almeida, G.F., Thamsborg, S.M., Campos, D.M., Horsted, K., Magalhaes, P.M., Ferreira, J.F., Hermansen, J.E. 2016. The effects of dried leaves of Manihot esculenta and Artemisia annua on coccidiosis in organically reared pullets in Brazil. EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition. 137:355-356. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-832-2.

Efeitos dos sais na planta e tolerância das culturas à salinidade (Salinity effects on plants and tolerance of crops to salinity) - (Book / Chapter)
Dias, N.S., Blanco, F.F., Souza, E.R., Ferreira, J.F.S., Neto, O.N.S., Queirzo, Í.S.R. 2016. Efeitos dos sais na planta e tolerância das culturas à salinidade (Salinity effects on plants and tolerance of crops to salinity). In: Gheyi, H. R., Dias, N.D.S., Lacerda, C.F.D., Gomes Filho, E., editors. Manejo da Salinidade na Agricultura: Estudos Bàsicos e Aplicados. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil: Instituto Nacional em Ciência e Tecnologia em Salinidade (National Institute of Science and Technology Applied to Salinity). p. 151-162.