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

Location: Plant Genetics Research

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

eCry3.1Ab-resistant western corn rootworm larval midgut epithelia respond minimally to Bt intoxication - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Maize inbred Mp708 is highly susceptible to western corn rootworm, diabrotica virgifera virgifera leconte, in field and greenhouse assays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

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. 2:1-19. 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. Plant Journal. 112(2):493-517. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15961.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.