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Research Project: Genetic and Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Complex Agronomic Traits in Grain Crops

Location: Plant Genetics Research

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Leveraging data from the genomes-to-fields initiative to investigate genotype-by-environment interactions in maize in North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez-Cruz, M., Aguate, F.M., Washburn, J.D., De Leon Gatti, N., Kaeppler, S.M., Lima, D., Tan, R., Thompson, A., De La Bretonne, L.W., De Los Campos, G. 2023. Leveraging data from the genomes-to-fields initiative to investigate genotype-by-environment interactions in maize in North America. Nature Communications. 14. Article 6904. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-42687-4.

Ensemble of best linear unbiased predictor, machine learning and deep learning models predict maize yield better than each model alone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kick, D.R., Washburn, J.D. 2023. Ensemble of best linear unbiased predictor, machine learning and deep learning models predict maize yield better than each model alone. in silico Plants. 5(2). Article diad015. https://doi.org/10.1093/insilicoplants/diad015.

GWAS analysis of maize host plant resistance to western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) reveals candidate small effect loci for resistance breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Washburn, J.D., LaFond, H.F., Lapadatescu, M.C., Pereira, A.E., Erb, M., Hibbard, B.E. 2023. GWAS analysis of maize host plant resistance to western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) reveals candidate small effect loci for resistance breeding. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116(6):2184–2192. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toad181.

Diamonds in the not-so-rough: wild relative diversity hidden in crop genomes Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Flint Garcia, S.A., Feldmann, M., Dempewolf, H., Morrell, P.L., Ross-Ibarra, J. 2023. Diamonds in the not-so-rough: wild relative diversity hidden in crop genomes. PLoS Biology. 21(7): Article e3002235. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002235.

Genomes to fields 2022 maize genotype by environment prediction competition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lima, D.C., Washburn, J.D., Varela, J.I., Chen, Q., Gage, J.L., Romay, M.C., Holland, J.B., Ertl, D., Lopez-Cruz, M., Aguate, F.M., De Los Campos, G., Kaeppler, S., Beissinger, T., Bohn, M., Buckler IV, E.S., Edwards, J.W., Flint Garcia, S.A., Gore, M.A., Hirsch, C.N., Knoll, J.E., Mckay, J., Minyo, R., Murray, S.C., Ortez, O.A., Schnable, J., Sekhon, R.S., Singh, M.P., Sparks, E.E., Thompson, A., Tuinstra, M., Wallace, J., Weldekidan, T., Xu, W., De Leon, N. 2023. Genomes to fields 2022 maize genotype by environment prediction competition. BMC Research Notes. 16: Article 148. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-023-06421-z.

From purple corn waste (pericarp) to polyphenol-rich extract with higher bioactive contents and superior product qualities using two-step optimization techniques Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boateng, I., Azlin, M., Kuehnel, L., Daubert, C., Kumar, R., Agliata, J., Flint Garcia, S.A., Wan, C., Somavat, P. 2023. From purple corn waste (pericarp) to polyphenol-rich extract with higher bioactive contents and superior product qualities using two-step optimization techniques. Industrial Crops and Products. 200 (Part A): Article 116871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2023.116871.

Genetic evidence that brassinosteroids suppress pistils in the maize tassel independent of the Jasmonic acid pathway Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Best, N.B., Dilkes, B. 2023. Genetic evidence that brassinosteroids suppress pistils in the maize tassel independent of the Jasmonic acid pathway. Plant Direct. 7(7): Article e501. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.501.

RootBot: high-throughput root stress phenotyping robot Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruppel, M., Nelson, S., Sidberry, G., Mitchell, M., Kick, D.R., Thomas, S., Guill, K., Oliver, M., Washburn, J.D. 2023. RootBot: high-throughput root stress phenotyping robot. Applications in Plant Sciences. 11(6): Article e11541. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11541.

Ensemble of BLUP, machine learning, and deep learning models predict maize yield better than each model alone Reprint Icon - (Pre-print Publication)
Kick, D.R., Washburn, J.D. 2023. Ensemble of BLUP, machine learning, and deep learning models predict maize yield better than each model alone. bioRxiv. Article bioRxiv 2023.03.30.532932. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.03.30.532932.

Enhancing the resilience of plant systems to climate change Reprint Icon - (Other)
Braun, D., Washburn, J.D., Wood, J.D. 2023. Enhancing the resilience of plant systems to climate change. Journal of Experimental Botany. 74(9): 2787-2789. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erad090.

An improved bioassay for the testing of entomopathogenic nematode virulence to the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): with focus on neonate insect assessments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geisert, R.W., Huynh, M.P., Pereira, A.E., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hibbard, B.E. 2023. An improved bioassay for the testing of entomopathogenic nematode virulence to the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): with focus on neonate insect assessments. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116(3): 726-732. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toad052.

Yield prediction through integration of genetic, environment, and management data through deep learning Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kick, D.R., Wallace, J.G., Schnable, J.C., Kolkmann, J.M., Alaca, B., Beissinger, T.M., Edwards, J.W., Ertl, D., Flint-Garcia, S.A., Gage, J.L., Hirsch, C.N., Knoll, J.E., de Leon, N., Lima, D.C., Moreta, D., Singh, M.P., Thompson, A., Weldekidan, T., Washburn, J.D. 2023. Yield prediction through integration of genetic, environment, and management data through deep learning. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 13(4). Article jkad006. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkad006.

Updating the status quo on the extraction of bioactive compounds in agro-products using a two-pot multivariate design. A comprehensive review Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Boateng, I.D., Kuehnel, L., Daubert, C.R., Agliata, J., Zhang, W., Kumar, R., Flint Garcia, S.A., Azlin, M., Somavat, P., Wan, C. 2023. Updating the status quo on the extraction of bioactive compounds in agro-products using a two-pot multivariate design. A comprehensive review. Food and Function. 2(14):569-601. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2FO02520E.

Maize domestication phenotypes reveal strigolactone networks coordinating grain size evolution with kernel-bearing cupule architecture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guan, J., Li, C., Flint Garcia, S.A., Suzuki, M., Wu, S., Saunders, J., Dong, L., Bouwmeester, H., Mccarty, D., Koch, K. 2023. Maize domestication phenotypes reveal strigolactone networks coordinating grain size evolution with kernel-bearing cupule architecture. The Plant Cell. 35(3):1013-1037. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac370.

eCry3.1Ab-resistant western corn rootworm larval midgut epithelia respond minimally to Bt intoxication Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paddock, K.J., Dellamano, K., Hibbard, B.E., Shelby, K. 2023. eCry3.1Ab-resistant western corn rootworm larval midgut epithelia respond minimally to Bt intoxication. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116(1):263-267. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac191.

Maize inbred Mp708 is highly susceptible to western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), in field and greenhouse assays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Geisert, R.W., Hibbard, B.E. 2022. Maize inbred Mp708 is highly susceptible to western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), in field and greenhouse assays. Journal of Insect Science. 22(6). Article 8. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieac067.

Allele-specific expression reveals multiple paths to highland adaptation in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, H., Crow, T., Nojoomi, S., Schulz, A.J., Estevez-Palmas, J.M., Hufford, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Sawers, R., Rellan-Alvarez, R., Ross-Ibarra, J., Runice, D. 2022. Allele-specific expression reveals multiple paths to highland adaptation in maize. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 39(11). Article msac239. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msac239.

Chromobacterium Csp_P biopesticide is toxic to larvae of three Diabrotica species including strains resistant to Bacillus thuringiensis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Huynh, M.P., Paddock, K.J., Ramirez, J.L., Caragata, E.P., Dimopoulos, G., Krishnan, H.B., Schneider, S.K., Shelby, K., Hibbard, B.E. 2022. Chromobacterium Csp_P biopesticide is toxic to larvae of three Diabrotica species including strains resistant to Bacillus thuringiensis. Scientific Reports. 12. Article 17858. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-22229-6.

Mapping maize mutants using bulked-segregant analysis and next-generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Best, N.B., McSteen, P. 2022. Mapping maize mutants using bulked-segregant analysis and next-generation sequencing. Current Protocols in Plant Biology. 2(11). Article e591. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpz1.591.

Transcriptional responses to gibberellin in the maize tassel and control by DELLA domain proteins Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Best, N.B., Dilkes, B.P. 2022. Transcriptional responses to gibberellin in the maize tassel and control by DELLA domain proteins. The Plant Journal. 112(2):493-517. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15961.

Yield prediction through integration of genetic, environment, and management data through deep learning Reprint Icon - (Pre-print Publication)
Kick, D.R., Wallace, J.G., Schnable, J.C., Kolkmann, J.M., Boris, A., Beissinger, T.M., Irtl, D., Flint Garcia, S.A., Gage, J.L., Hirsch, C.N., Knoll, J.E., De Leon, N., Lima, D.C., Moreta, D., Singh, M.P., Weldekidan, T., Washburn, J.D. 2022. Yield prediction through integration of genetic, environment, and management data through deep learning. bioRxiv. Article bioRxiv 2022.07.29.502051. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.07.29.502051.

Toxicometabolomic profiling of resistant and susceptible western corn rootworm larvae feeding on Bt maize seedlings Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huynh, M.P., Hibbard, B.E., Ho, K., Shelby, K. 2022. Toxicometabolomic profiling of resistant and susceptible western corn rootworm larvae feeding on Bt maize seedlings. Scientific Reports. 12. Article 11639. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15895-z.

A novel binary pesticidal protein from Chryseobacterium arthrosphaerae controls western corn rootworm by a different mode of action to existing commercial pesticidal proteins Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jabeur, R., Guyon, V., Toth, S., Pereira, A.E., Huynh, M.P., Selmani, Z., Boland, E., Bosio, M., Beuf, L., Clark, P., Vallenet, D., Achouak, W., Audiffrin, C., Torney, F., Paul, W., Heulin, T., Hibbard, B.E., Toepfer, S., Sallaud, C. 2023. A novel binary pesticidal protein from Chryseobacterium arthrosphaerae controls western corn rootworm by a different mode of action to existing commercial pesticidal proteins. PLOS ONE. 18(2). Article e0267220. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267220.

Defects in meristem maintenance, cell division, and cytokinin signaling are early responses in the boron deficient maize mutant tassel-less1 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Matthes, M.S., Darnell, Z., Best, N.B., Guthrie, K., Robil, J.M., Amstutz, J., Durbak, A., McSteen, P. 2022. Defects in meristem maintenance, cell division, and cytokinin signaling are early responses in the boron deficient maize mutant tassel-less1. Physiologia Plantarum. 174(2): Article e13670. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.13670.

Demonstration of local adaptation of maize landraces by reciprocal transplantation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Janzen, G.M., Aguilar-Rangel, M., Cintora-Martinez, C., Blöcher-Juárez, K., Gonzalez-Segovia, E., Studer, A.J., Runcie, D.E., Flint Garcia, S.A., Rellan-Alvarez, R., Sawers, R.J., Hufford, M.B. 2022. Demonstration of local adaptation of maize landraces by reciprocal transplantation. Evolutionary Applications. 15(5):817-837. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13372.

A B73 x palomero toluqueño mapping population reveals local adaptation in Mexican highland maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez-Limon, S., Li, M., Cintora-Martinez, G., Aguilar-Rangel, M., Salazar-Vidal, M., Gonzalez-Segovia, E., Blöcher-Juárez, K.A., Guerrero-Zavala, A., Barrales-Gamez, B., Carcaño-Macias, J.L., Costich, D.E., Nieto-Sotelo, J., Martinez-De La Vega, O., Simpson, J., Hufford, M.B., Ross-Ibarra, J., Flint Garcia, S.A., Diaz-Garcia, L., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R.J. 2022. A B73 x palomero toluqueño mapping population reveals local adaptation in Mexican highland maize. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 12(3). Article jkab447. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab447.

Distinct C4 sub-types and C3 bundle sheath isolation in the Paniceae grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Washburn, J.D., Strable, J., Dickinson, P., Kothapalli, S.S., Brose, J.M., Covshoff, S., Conant, G.C., Hibberd, J.M., Pires, C.J. 2021. Distinct C4 sub-types and C3 bundle sheath isolation in the Paniceae grasses. Plant Direct. 5(12): Article e373. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.373.

Trait association and prediction through integrative K-mer analysis Reprint Icon - (Pre-print Publication)
He, C., Washburn, J.D., Hao, Y., Zhang, Z., Yang, J., Liu, S. 2021. Trait association and prediction through integrative K-mer analysis. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.17.468725.

Predicting phenotypes from genetic, environment, management, and historical data using CNNs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Washburn, J.D., Cimen, E., Ramstein, G., Reeves, T., O'Briant, P., McLean, G., Cooper, M., Hammer, G., Buckler IV, E.S. 2021. Predicting phenotypes from genetic, environment, management, and historical data using CNNs. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 134:3997–4011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-021-03943-7.

Registration of tropical populations of maize selected in parallel for early flowering time across the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weldekidan, T., Manching, H., Choquette, N., de Leon, N., Flint-Garcia, S.A., Holland, J.B., Lauter, N.C., Murray, S.C., Xu, W., Goodman, M., Wisser, R.J. 2022. Registration of tropical populations of maize selected in parallel for early flowering time across the United States. Journal of Plant Registrations. 16(1):100-108. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20181.

Assessing the single and combined toxicity of the bioinsecticide spear and cry3Bb1 protein against susceptible and resistant western corn rootworm larvae (coleoptera: chrysomelidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Huynh, M.P., Carlson, A.R., Haase, A., Kennedy, R.M., Shelby, K., Coudron, T.A., Hibbard, B.E. 2021. Assessing the single and combined toxicity of the bioinsecticide spear and cry3Bb1 protein against susceptible and resistant western corn rootworm larvae (coleoptera: chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 114(5):2220–2228. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab160.

Predicting moisture content during maize nixtamalization using machine learning with NIR spectroscopy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burns, M.J., Renk, J.S., Eickholt, D.P., Gilbert, A.M., Hattery, T.J., Holmes, M., Anderson, N., Waters, A.J., Kalambur, S., Flint Garcia, S.A., Yandeau-Nelson, M.D., Annor, G.A., Hirsch, C.N. 2021. Predicting moisture content during maize nixtamalization using machine learning with NIR spectroscopy. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 134:3743–3757. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-021-03926-8.

Multiomics approach reveals a role of translational machinery in shaping maize kernel amino acid composition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shrestha, V., Yobi, A., Slaten, M.L., Chan, Y., Holden, S., Gyawali, A., Flint Garcia, S.A., Lipka, A.E., Angelovici, R. 2022. Multiomics approach reveals a role of translational machinery in shaping maize kernel amino acid composition. Plant Physiology. 188(1):111-133. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab390.

The potential to breed a low-protein maize for protein-restricted diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woore, M.S., Flint Garcia, S.A., Holland, J.B. 2021. The potential to breed a low-protein maize for protein-restricted diets. Crop Science. 61(6):4202-4217. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20600.

Genetic control of kernel compositional variation in a maize diversity panel Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Renk, J.S., Gilbert, A.M., Hattery, T.J., O'Connor, C.H., Monnahan, P.J., Anderson, N., Waters, A.J., Eickholt, D., Flint Garcia, S.A., Yandeau-Nelson, M.D., Hirsch, C.N. 2021. Genetic control of kernel compositional variation in a maize diversity panel. The Plant Genome. 14(3). Article e20115. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20115.

Detection of alternative splicing in western corn rootworm (diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in association with eCry3.1Ab resistance using RNA-seq and PacBio iso-seq Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, I., Elsik, C.G., Hibbard, B.E., Shelby, K. 2021. Detection of alternative splicing in western corn rootworm (diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in association with eCry3.1Ab resistance using RNA-seq and PacBio iso-seq. Insect Molecular Biology. 30(4):436-445. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12709.

Mutation of the nuclear pore complex component, aladin1, disrupts asymmetric cell division in Zea mays (maize) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Best, N.B., Addo-Quaye, C., Kim, B., Weil, C.F., Schulz, B., Johal, G., Dilkes, B.P. 2021. Mutation of the nuclear pore complex component, aladin1, disrupts asymmetric cell division in Zea mays (maize). G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 11(7): Article jkab106. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab106.

The contributions from the progenitor genomes of the mesopolyploid brassiceae are evolutionarily distinct but functionally compatible Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hao, Y., Mabry, M.E., Edger, P.P., Freeling, M., Zheng, C., Jin, L., VanBuren, R., Colle, M., An, H., Abrahams, R.S., Washburn, J.D., Qi, X., Barry, K., Daum, C., Shu, S., Schmutz, J., Sankoff, D., Barker, M.S., Lyons, E., Pires, C.J., Conant, G.C. 2021. The contributions from the progenitor genomes of the mesopolyploid brassiceae are evolutionarily distinct but functionally compatible. Genome Research. 31(5):799-810. https://doi.org/10.1101/gr.270033.120.

Host resistance to bacillus thuringiensis is linked to altered bacterial community within a specialist insect herbivore Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paddock, K.J., Pereira, A.E., Finke, D.L., Ericsson, A.C., Hibbard, B.E., Shelby, K. 2021. Host resistance to bacillus thuringiensis is linked to altered bacterial community within a specialist insect herbivore. Molecular Ecology. 30(21):5438-5453. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15875.

Western corn rootworm, plant and microbe interactions: A review and prospects for new management tools Reprint Icon - (Literature Review)
Paddock, K.J., Robert, C., Erb, M., Hibbard, B.E. 2021. Western corn rootworm, plant and microbe interactions: A review and prospects for new management tools. Insects. 12(2):171. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12020171.

Calcium-alginate beads as a formulation for the application of entomopathogenic nematodes to control rootworms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, J., Hiltpold, I., Jaffuel, G., Sbaiti, I., Hibbard, B.E., Turlings, T.C. 2021. Calcium-alginate beads as a formulation for the application of entomopathogenic nematodes to control rootworms. Journal of Pest Science. 94:1197–1208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-021-01349-4.

Restoration of susceptibility following removal of selection for Cry34/35Ab1 resistance documents fitness costs in resistant population of western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paddock, K., Hibbard, B.E., Barry, J.M., Sethi, A., Mueller, A.L., Shelby, K., Pereira, A. 2021. Restoration of susceptibility following removal of selection for Cry34/35Ab1 resistance documents fitness costs in resistant population of western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera. Pest Management Science. 77(5):2385-2394. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6266.

Compositional variation in trans-ferulic, p-coumaric, and diferulic acids levels among kernels of modern and traditional maize (zea mays l.) hybrids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zavala-López, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Garcia-Lara, S. 2020. Compositional variation in trans-ferulic, p-coumaric, and diferulic acids levels among kernels of modern and traditional maize (zea mays l.) hybrids. Frontiers in Nutrition. 7. Article e600747. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.600747.

A new bacillus thuringiensis protein for western corn rootworm control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yin, Y., Flasinksi, S., Moar, W., Bowen, D., Chay, C., Milligan, J., Kouadio, J., Pan, A., Werner, B., Buckman, K., Zhang, J., Mueller, G., Preftakes, C., Hibbard, B.E., Price, P., James, R. 2020. A new bacillus thuringiensis protein for western corn rootworm control. PLoS ONE. 15(11). Article e0242791. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242791.

Cry75Aa (Mpp75Aa) insecticidal proteins for controlling the western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera leconte (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), isolated from the insect-pathogenic bacterium brevibacillus laterosporus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowen, D., Yin, Y., Flasinksi, S., Chay, C., Bean, G., Milligan, J., Moar, W., Pan, A., Werner, B., Buckman, K., Howe, A., Ciche, T., Turner, K., Pleau, M., Zhang, J., Kouadio, J., Hibbard, B.E., Price, P., Roberts, J. 2021. Cry75Aa (Mpp75Aa) insecticidal proteins for controlling the western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera leconte (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), isolated from the insect-pathogenic bacterium brevibacillus laterosporus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 87(5). Article e02507-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02507-20.

Ancestral gene duplications in mosses characterized by integrated phylogenomic analyses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, B., Chen, M., Li, X., Liang, Y., Zhang, D., Wood, A., Oliver, M.J., Zhang, J. 2022. Ancestral gene duplications in mosses characterized by integrated phylogenomic analyses. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 60(1): 144-159. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12683.

Phylogeny and multiple independent whole-genome duplication events in the brassicales Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mabry, M.E., Brose, J.M., Blischak, P.D., Sutherland, B., Dismukes, W.T., Bottoms, C.A., Edger, P.P., Washburn, J.D., An, H., Hall, J.C., McKain, M.R., Al-Shehbaz, I., Barker, M.S., Schranz, E.M., Conant, G.C., Pires, C.J. 2020. Phylogeny and multiple independent whole-genome duplication events in the brassicales. American Journal of Botany. 107(8):1148-1164. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1514.

Phylogenomic synteny network analyses reveal ancestral transpositions of auxin response factor genes in plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, B., Wang, L., Oliver, M.J., Chen, M., Zhang, J. 2020. Phylogenomic synteny network analyses reveal ancestral transpositions of auxin response factor genes in plants. BMC Plant Biology. 16: Article 70. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00609-1.

Baseline susceptibility of a laboratory strain of northern corn rootworm, diabrotica barberi (coleoptera: chrysomelidae) to bacillus thuringiensis traits in seedling, single plant, and diet-toxicity assays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Huynh, M.P., Sethi, A., Miles, A.L., French, B.W., Ellersieck, M.R., Coudron, T.A., Shelby, K., Hibbard, B.E. 2020. Baseline susceptibility of a laboratory strain of northern corn rootworm, diabrotica barberi (coleoptera: chrysomelidae) to bacillus thuringiensis traits in seedling, single plant, and diet-toxicity assays. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(4):1955–1962. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa107.

Functional aspects of early light-induced protein (ELIP) genes from the desiccation-tolerant moss Syntrichia caninervis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Yang, H., Liang, Y., Li, X., Oliver, M.J., Zhang, D. 2020. Functional aspects of early light-induced protein (ELIP) genes from the desiccation-tolerant moss Syntrichia caninervis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21: Article 1411. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21041411.

Desiccation tolerance: avoiding cellular damage during drying and rehydration - (Literature Review)

Plant defense resistance in natural enemies of a specialist insect herbivore Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Van Doan, C., Arce, C.C., Hu, L., Gruenig, S., Parisod, C., Hibbard, B.E., Herve, M.R., Nielson, C.N., Robert, C.A., Machado, R.A., Erb, M. 2019. Plant defense resistance in natural enemies of a specialist insect herbivore. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(46):23174-23181. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1912599116.

Water-deficit responsive microRNAs in the primary root growth zone of maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seeve, C.M., Sunkar, R., Zheng, Y., Liu, L., Liu, Z., Mcmullen, M.D., Nelson, S.K., Sharp, R.E., Oliver, M.J. 2019. Water-deficit responsive microRNAs in the primary root growth zone of maize. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19:447. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2037-y.

Single-plant GWAS coupled with bulk segregant analysis allows rapid identification and corroboration of plant-height candidate SNPs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gyawali, A., Shrestha, V., Guill, K.E., Flint Garcia, S.A., Beissinger, T.M. 2019. Single-plant GWAS coupled with bulk segregant analysis allows rapid identification and corroboration of plant-height candidate SNPs. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19:412. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2000-y.

Optimizing egg recovery from wild northern corn rootworm beetles (coleoptera: chrysomelidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Ludwick, D.C., Barry, J.M., Meinke, L.J., Moellenbeck, D.J., Ellersieck, M.R., Reinders, J.D., Geisert, R.W., Hyte, K., Ernwall, A., Paddock, K.J., Hibbard, B.E. 2019. Optimizing egg recovery from wild northern corn rootworm beetles (coleoptera: chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(6):2737-2743. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz234.

Hybrid decay: A transgenerational epigenetic decline in vigor and viability triggered in backcross populations of teosinte with maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xue, W., Anderson, S.N., Wang, X., Yang, L., Crisp, P.A., Li, Q., Noshay, J., Albert, P.S., Birchler, J.A., Bilinski, P., Stitzer, M.C., Ross-Ibarra, J., Flint-Garcia, S.A., Chen, X., Springer, N.M., Doebley, J.F. 2019. Hybrid decay: A transgenerational epigenetic decline in vigor and viability triggered in backcross populations of teosinte with maize. Genetics. 213(1):143-160. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.119.302378.

Integrated phylogenomic analyses reveal recurrent ancestral large-scale duplication events in mosses Reprint Icon - (Pre-print Publication)
Gao, B., Chen, M., Li, X., Liang, Y., Zhang, D., Wood, A., Oliver, M.J., Zhang, J. 2019. Integrated phylogenomic analyses reveal recurrent ancestral large-scale duplication events in mosses. bioRxiv. Article 603191. https://doi.org/10.1101/603191.

Evolution of auxin response factors in plants characterized by phylogenomic synteny network analyses Reprint Icon - (Pre-print Publication)
Gao, B., Wang, L., Oliver, M.J., Chen, M., Zhang, J. 2019. Evolution of auxin response factors in plants characterized by phylogenomic synteny network analyses. bioRxiv. Article 603175. https://doi.org/10.1101/603175.

Adaptive responses of amino acid metabolism to the combination of desiccation and low nitrogen availability in Sporobolus stapfianus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yobi, A., Batushansky, A., Oliver, M.J., Angelovici, R. 2019. Adaptive responses of amino acid metabolism to the combination of desiccation and low nitrogen availability in Sporobolus stapfianus. Planta. 249(5):1535-1549. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03105-6.

Multidimensional approach to formulating a specialized diet for northern corn rootworm larvae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Man, H.P., Hibbard, B.E., Lapointe, S.L., Niedz, R.P., French, B.W., Pereira, A.E., Finke, D.L., Shelby, K., Coudron, T.A. 2019. Multidimensional approach to formulating a specialized diet for northern corn rootworm larvae. Scientific Reports. 9:3709. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39709-x.

Comparative susceptibility of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) neonates to selected insecticides and Bt proteins in the presence and absence of feeding stimulants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, A.E., Coudron, T.A., Shelby, K., French, B.W., Bernkalu, E.J., Bjostad, L.B., Hibbard, B.E. 2019. Comparative susceptibility of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) neonates to selected insecticides and Bt proteins in the presence and absence of feeding stimulants. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2):842-851. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy415.

Acclimation and endogenous abscisic acid in the moss Physcomitrella patens during acquisition of desiccation tolerance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rathnayake, K.N., Nelson, S.K., Seeve, C.M., Oliver, M.J., Koster, K. 2018. Acclimation and endogenous abscisic acid in the moss Physcomitrella patens during acquisition of desiccation tolerance. Physiologia Plantarum. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12892.

The role of ear environment in postharvest susceptibility of maize to toxigenic Aspergillus flavus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mutiga, S.K., Chepkwony, N., Hoekenga, O.A., Flint-Garcia, S.A., Nelson, R.J. 2019. The role of ear environment in postharvest susceptibility of maize to toxigenic Aspergillus flavus. Plant Breeding. 138(1):38-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12672.

Repellent effects of methyl anthranilate on western corn rootworm larvae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in soil bioassays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bernklau, E.J., Hibbard, B.E., Bjostad, L.B. 2018. Repellent effects of methyl anthranilate on western corn rootworm lLarvae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in soil bioassays. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2):683-690. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy346.

Germplasm resources for mapping quantitative traits in maize - (Book / Chapter)
Glowinski, A., Flint-Garcia, S.A. 2018. Germplasm resources for mapping quantitative traits in maize. In: Bennetzen, J., Flint-Garcia, S., Hirsch, C., Tuberosa, R.(eds). The Maize Genome. Springer International Publishing AG. Cham, Switzerland. p.143-159.