Member Publications

2014 Member Publications (Plant Health Related)

Anderson JE, Kantar MB, Kono TY, Fu F, Stec AO, Song Q, Cregan PB, Specht JE, Diers BW, Cannon SB, McHale LK, STUPAR RM (2014) A Roadmap for Functional Structural Variants in the Soybean Genome. G3 (Bethesda) 4: 1307-1318.

Andhikari A., R. DILL-MACKY, J. J. WIERSMA, M. J. Smith. 2014. Fungicides as a first line of defense for effective control of stem rust in hard red spring wheat. Proceedings of the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.

ARENZ, B. E., BRADEEN, J. M., Otto-Hanson, L. K., and KINKEL, L. L.  2014.  Two grass species fail to display differing species-specific effects on soil bacterial community structures after one season of greenhouse growth.  Plant and Soil 385:  241-254.

Bakker, M. G., Schlatter, D. S., Otto-Hanson, L., and KINKEL, L. L.  2014.  Diffuse symbioses: Roles of plant-plant, plant-microbe, and microbe-microbe interactions in structuring the soil microbiome.  Molecular Ecology 23:  1571-1583.  DOI: 10.1111/mec.12571.

Bao Y, Vuong T, Meinhardt C, TIFFIN P, Denny R, Chen S, Nguyen HT, Orf JH, YOUNG ND (2014) Potential of association mapping and genomic selection to explore PI88788 derived soybean cyst nematode resistance. The Plant Genome 7(3). doi:10.3835/plantgenome2013.11.0039.

BEDDOW, J.M. and P.G. PARDEY. 2015. “Moving Matters: The Effect of Location on Crop Production.” Journal of Economic History (in press).

Beier, G., S. T. HOKANSON, S. T. Bates and R. A. BLANCHETTE. 2014. Aurantioporthe corni gen. et comb. nov., an endophyte and pathogen of Cornus alternifolia. Mycologia  doi:10.3852/14-004

BERNARDO, R. 2014. Genomewide selection when major genes are known. Crop Science Crop Sci. 54: 68–75

Benardo, A.; Bai, G.H.; Yu, J.; Kolb, F.; Bockus, W.; DONG, Y. 2014. “Registration of near-isogenic winter wheat germplasm contrasting in Fhb1 for Fusarium heat blight resistant” Journal of Plant Registrations 8(1): 106-108.

Bonhomme M, André O, Badis Y, Ronfort J, Burgarella C, Chantret N, Prosperi J-M, Briskine R, Mudge J, Debéllé F, Navier H, Miteul H, Hajri A, Baranger A, TIFFIN P, Dumas B, Pilet-Navel M-L, YOUNG ND, Jacquet C (2014) High density genome-wide association mapping implicates an F-box encoding gene in Medicago truncatula resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches. New Phytologist 201(4): 1328-1342: doi: 10.1111/nph.12611.

Bruns, E., Carson, M., and MAY, G. 2014. The jack-of-all-trades is master of none: a pathogen's ability to infect a greater number of host genotypes comes at a cost of delayed reproduction.  Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12461

Category E: Turf & Ornamentals Pesticide Safety Education Manual, 2nd Edition. 170 pp. 2014. University of Minnesota Extension. (D. HERZFELD)

CHANDA, A. K., Ward, N. A., Robertson, C. L., Chen, Z.-Y., and Schneider, R. W. 2014. Cercospora leaf blight of soybean: Development of a qPCR detection protocol for Cercospora kikuchii in soybean leaves and its use for documenting latent infection as affected by fungicide applications. Phytopathology 104:1118-1124 (

Clark, A.J.; Costa, J.M.; Griffey, C.A.; Brown-Guedira, G.L.; DONG, Y.; Souza, E.J.; Murphy, J.P; Van Sanford, D.A. 2014. “Registration of Scab-Resistant KY06C-11-3-10 Soft Red Winter Wheat Germplasm” Journal of Plant Registrations 8(2): 211-216.

Clark, M.D., V.G.M. Bus, J.J. LUBY,  J.M. BRADEEN. 2014. Characterization of the defense response to Venturia inaequalis  in ‘Honeycrisp’ apple, its ancestors, and progeny. Euro. J. Plant Pathology. Eur J Plant Path 140:69-81.

Clark, M.D., C.A. Schmitz, U.R. Rosyara, J.J. LUBY, J.M. BRADEEN. 2014. A consensus ‘Honeycrisp’ apple (Malus × domestica) genetic linkage map from three full-sib progeny populations. Tree Genetics & Genomes 10:627-639.

Ciuffetti, L.M., Manning, V.A., Pandelova, I., Faris, J., Friesen, T., Strelkov., S., Weber, G., Goodwin, S.B., Wolpert, T.J., FIGUEROA, M. 2014. Pyrenophora tritici-repentis: A Plant Pathogenic Fungus with Global Impact. In: Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi: Monocot Pathogens. Edited by Dean, R., Lichens-Park, J., Kole., C. p.1-40.

Fang, Z., Gonzales, A. M., Clegg, M. T., SMITH, K. P., MUEHLBAUER, G. J., STEFFENSON, B. J., and Morrell, P. L. 2014. Two genomic regions contribute disproportionately to geographic differentiation in wild barley. Genes, Genomes, Genetics 4:1193-2003. 10.1534/g3.114.010561.

Fleischer, S.J., W.D. HUTCHISON & S.E. Naranjo. 2014. Sustainable Management of Insect-Resistant Crops, pp. 115-127. In: Ricroch, A., Chopra S., & Fleischer, S.J. (Eds.), Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects, 291 pp. Springer.

Gordon, S.P., Priest, H., Des Marais, D.L., Schackwitz, W., FIGUEROA, M., Martin, J., Bragg, J.N., Tyler, L., Lee, C.R., and Bryant, D. 2014. Genome Diversity in Brachypodium distachyon: Deep Sequencing of Highly Diverse Inbred Lines. The Plant Journal 79(3):361-74

Impullitti A.E., and MALVICK D.K. 2014. Anatomical response and infection of soybean during latent and pathogenic infection by type A and B of Phialophora gregata. PLoS ONE 9(5): e98311.

Iorizzo, M., Gao, L. Mann, H., Traini, A., Chiusano, M.L., Kilian, A., Aversano, R., Carputo, D. and BRADEEN, J.M. 2014.  A DArT marker-based linkage map for wild potato Solanum bulbocastanum facilitates structural comparisons between Solanum A and B genomes.  BMC Genetics 15:123.

Jin, F.; Bai, G.H.; Zhang, D.D.; DONG, Y.; Ma, L.J.; Bockus, W.; Dowell, F. 2014. “Fusarium Damaged Kernels and Deoxynivalenol in Fusarium Infected U.S. Winter Wheat” Phytopathology 104(5):472-478.

Kaffenberger, J.T. and SCHILLING, J.S.* (online) Comparing lignocellulose physiochemistry after decomposition by brown rot fungi with distinct evolutionary origins. Environmental Microbiology - doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12615.

Kantar, M. and P. PORTER. 2014. Relationship between planting date, growing degree days and the winter rye (Secale cereale L.) variety “Rymin” in Minnesota. Crop Management. 13:–. doi:10.2134/CM-2013-0096-R.

Kianian PMA, and KIANIAN SF. 2014. Mitochondrial dynamics and the cell cycle. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls 2014.00222

Kim, Y., Tsuda, K., Igarashi, D., Hillmer, R. A., Sakakibara, H., Myers, C. L, and KATAGIRI, F. 2014. “Signaling mechanisms underlying the robustness and tunability of the plant immune network” Cell Host Microbe 15: 84-94.

KINKEL, L. L., Schlatter, D. S., Xiao, K., and Baines, A. D.  2014.  Sympatric inhibition and niche differentiation suggest alternative coevolutionary trajectories among Streptomycetes.  ISME 8:  249-256.  doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.175

Koch, R., Z. Sezen, P. PORTER, D. Ragsdale, K. Wyckhuys and G. Heimpel. In press. On-farm evaluation of a fall-seeded rye cover crop for suppression of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on soybean. Agricultural and Forest Entomology.

Kovalsky Paris, M.P., W. Schweiger, C. Hametner, R. Stückler, G.J. MUEHLBAUER, E. Varga, R. Krska, F. Berthiller and G. Adam.  2014.  Formation of the novel masked mycotoxin zearalenone-16-O-glucoside by engineered yeast expressing a barley UDP-glucosyltransferase and by zearalenone treated plant cells.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 62:  1181-1189.

KRISCHIK, V. 2014. New EPA and MN bee labelling laws for protecting bees. MN Extension Bulletin,

Kuhnem, P.R.; Del Ponte, E.M.; DONG, Y.; Bergstrom, G.C.  2015. “Fusarium graminearum Isolates from Wheat and Maize in New York Show Similar Range of Aggressiveness and Toxigenicity in Cross-Species Pathogenicity Tests”, Phytopathology (accepted) (

Lamb, J. F. S., Jung, H.-J. G., Russelle, M. P., Sheaffer, C. C., SAMAC, D. A.,  and Vance, C. P. 2014. Alfalfa non-feed uses. Legume Perspectives 4:38

Lamb, J. F. S., Jung, H.-J. G., and SAMAC, D. A. 2014. Environmental variability and/or stability of stem fiber content and digestibility in alfalfa. Crop Sci. 54:1-10.

LeBlanc, N., KINKEL, L. L., and KISTLER, H. C.  2014.  Soil fungal communities respond to grassland plant community richness and soil edaphics.  Microbial Ecology DOI 10.1007/s00248-014-0531-1.

Letta, T., OLIVERA, P.D., Maccaferri, M., Jin, Y., Ammar, K., Badebo, A., Salvi, S., Noli, E., Crossa, J., and Tuberosa, R. 2014. Association mapping reveals novel rust resistance loci in durum wheat at the seedling stage. The Plant Genome. (doi:10.3835/plantgenome2013.08.0026).

Liang, J.; Xayamongkhon, H.; Broz, K.; DONG, Y.; McCormick, S.P.; Abramova, S.; Ward, T.J.; Ma, Z.H.; Kistler, H.C. 2014.  “Temporal dynamics and population genetic structure of Fusarium graminearum in the upper Midwestern United States” Fungal Genetics and Biology, 73:83-92.

Mamo, B.E., Barber, B., STEFFENSON, B.J., 2014. Genome–wide association mapping of zinc and iron concentration in barley landraces from Ethiopia and Eritrea. J. Cereal Sci. 60:497-506. 10.1016/j.jcs.2014.08.007.

Mamo, B.E., K. P. SMITH, R. Brueggeman, and B. J. STEFFENSON. 2014. Genetic characterization of wheat stem rust resistance in landrace and wild barley accessions identifies. rpg4/Rpg5 locus (in press).  DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-13-0340-R

Millet, E., Manisterski, J., Ben-Yehuda, P., Distelfeld, A., Deek, J., Wan, A., Chen, X., and STEFFENSON, B. J. 2014. Introgression of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance from Sharon goatgrass (Aegilops sharonensis Eig) into bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genome 57:309–316.

Navara, S. and K.P. SMITH. 2014. Using near-isogenic barley lines to validate deoxynivalenol (DON) QTL previously identified through association analysis. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2247-x. Theor. Appl. Genet. 127: 633-645.

Nigon, T. J., D. J. Mulla, C. J. ROSEN, Y. Cohen, V. Alchanatis, and R. Rud. 2014.  Evaluation of the nitrogen sufficiency index for use with high resolution, broadband aerial imagery in a commercial potato field. Prec. Ag. 15:202-226

Nyarko, A., Singarapu, K.K., FIGUEROA, M., Manning, V.A., Pandelova, I., Wolpert, T.J., Ciuffetti, L.M., and Barbar, E. 2014. Solution NMR Structures of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis ToxB and Its Inactive Homolog Reveal Potential Determinants of Toxin Activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289:25946-25956.

PARDEY, P.G., J.M. BEDDOW, T.M. HURLEY, T.K.M. Beatty, V.R. Eidman. 2014. “A Bounds Analysis of World Food Futures: Global Agriculture Through to 2050.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 58(4): 571-589.

PARDEY, P.G., J.M. BEDDOW and Steven T. Buccola. 2014. “Losing the Plot? Agricultural Research Policy and the 2014 Farm Bill.” Choices 29(3): 1-5.

Peace, C.P., J.J. LUBY, W.E. van de Weg, M.C.A.M Bink, A.F.Iezzoni. 2014. A strategy for developing representative germplasm sets for systematic QTL validation, demonstrated for apple, peach, and sweet cherry. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 10:1679-1694. DOI: 10.1007/s11295-014-0788-z

Peiris, K.H.S; DONG, Y.; Bockus, W.W.; Dowell, F.E. 2014. “Single-Kernel NIR Analysis for Evaluating Wheat Samples for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance” Cereal Chemistry 91 (1): 35-40.

Philips, C.R., ROGERS, M.A., Kuhar, T.P. 2014. Understanding Farmscapes and their potential for improving IPM programs. J. Integ. Pest Mngmt. 5(3): DOI:

Pollinators and Pesticides: Turf & Landscapes. 2014. With Karl Foord. University of Minnesota Extension education modules used throughout the state of Minnesota. (D. HERZFELD)

ROUSE, M. N., L. E. Talbert, D. Singh, and J. D. Sherman. 2014. Complementary epistasis involving Sr12 explains adult plant resistance to stem rust in Thatcher wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:1549-1559.

ROUSE, M. N., J. Nirmala, Y. Jin, S. Chao, T. G. Fetch Jr., Z. A. Pretorius, and C. W. Hiebert. 2014. Characterization of Sr9h, a wheat stem rust resistance allele effective to Ug99. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:1681-1688.

Runck, B., M. Kantar, N. JORDAN, J. ANDERSON, D. Wyse, J.,Eckberg,, R. Barnes, C. Lehman, L. DeHaan, R. STUPAR, C. Sheaffer, and P. PORTER. 2014. The reflective plant breeding paradigm: A robust system of germplasm development to support strategic diversification of agroecosystems. Crop Science. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0195.

RUSSELL, M.B., Woodall, C.W., Fraver, S., D’Amato, A.W., Domke, G.M., and Skog, K.E. 2014. Residence times and decay rates of downed woody debris biomass/carbon in eastern US forests. Ecosystems 17: 765-777.

RUSSELL, M.B., Woodall, C.W., D’Amato, A.W., Domke, G.M., and Saatchi, S.S. 2014. Beyond mean functional traits: influence of functional trait profiles on forest structure, production, and mortality across the eastern US. Forest Ecology and Management 328: 1-9.

SAMAC, D. A., Schraber, S., and Barclay, S. A mineral seed treatment for control of seedling diseases of alfalfa suitable for organic production systems. Plant Dis. In press.

SAMAC, D. A., Allen, S., Witte, D., Miller, D., and Peterson, J. 2014. First report of race 2 of Colletotrichum trifolii causing anthracnose on alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in Wisconsin. Plant Dis. 98:843.

SAMAC, D. A., Willbur, J., Behnken, L., Brietenbach, F., Blonde, G., Halfman, B., Jensen, B., and Sheaffer, C. C. 2014. First report of Stemphylium globuliferum causing Stemphylium leaf spot on alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in the U.S. Plant Dis. 98:993.

Schlatter, D. S., and KINKEL, L. L.  2014.  Global biogeography of Streptomyces antibiotic inhibition, resistance, and resource use.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 88:  386-397.

Schlatter, D.C., Bakker, M.G., BRADEEN, J.M., and KINKEL, L.L. 2014. Plant community richness and microbial interactions structure bacterial communities in soil. Ecology (pre-print).

Scholer J, KRISCHIK V. 2014. Chronic Exposure of Imidacloprid and Clothianidin Reduce Queen Survival, Foraging, and Nectar Storing in Colonies of Bombus impatiens. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91573. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091573

Scott, J.C., Manisterski, J., Sela, H., Ben-Yehuda, P., and STEFFENSON, B. J. 2014.
Resistance of Aegilops species from Israel to widely virulent African and Israeli races of the wheat stem rust pathogen. Plant Disease 98:1309-1320.

Soltani A, Ghavami F, Mergoum M, Hegstad J, Noyszewski A, Meinhardt S, and KIANIAN SF. 2014. Analysis of ATP6 sequence diversity in the Triticum-Aegilops group of species reveals the crucial role of rearrangement in mitochondrial genome evolution. Genome 57:279-288

Song Z., Sadowsky, M., Vail, A., and SCHILLING, J.S.* (2014) Quantitative PCR for measuring biomass of decomposer fungi in planta. Fungal Ecology 7:39-46.

Spiess GM, Hausman A, Yu P, COHEN JD, Rampey RA, Zolman BK. 2014. Auxin input pathway disruptions are mitigated by changes in auxin biosynthetic gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 165:1092-1104

Spolti, P.; Del Ponte, E.M.; Cummings,J.A.; DONG, Y.; Bergstrom, G.C. 2014. “Fitness Attributes  of Fusarium Graminearum Isolates from Wheat in New York Possessing a 3-ADON or 15-ADON Trichothecene Genotype” Phytopathology 104(5):513-519.

Spolti, P.; Del Ponte, E.M.; DONG, Y.; Cummings,J.A.; Bergstrom, G.C. 2014. “Triazole Sensitivity in a Contemporary Population of Fusarium Graminearum from New York Wheat and Competitiveness of a Tebuconazole-Resistant Isolate”  Plant Disease 98 (5):607-613.

Tivendale ND, Ross JJ, COHEN JD. 2014. The shifting paradigms of auxin biosynthesis. Trends in Plant Science 19:44-51

Tsilo, T.J., J.A. Kolmer, and J.A. ANDERSON. 2014. Molecular mapping and improvement of leaf rust resistance in wheat breeding lines. Phytopathol. 104:865-870.

Vail, A. W., Wang, P., Uefuji, H., SAMAC, D. A., Vance, C. P., Wackett, L. P., and Sadowsky, M. J. Biodegradation of atrazine by three transgenic grasses and alfalfa expressing a modified bacterial atrazine chlorohydrolase gene. Transgenic Res. In press.

Varga, E.; Wiesenberger, G.; Hametner, C.; Ward, T.J.; DONG, Y.; Schöfbeck, D.; McCormick, S.; Broz. K.; Stückler, R.; Schuhmacher, R.; Krska, R.; KISTLER, H.C.; Berthiller, F.; Adam, G. 2015. “New tricks of an old enemy: Isolates of Fusarium graminearum produce a novel type A trichothecene mycotoxin” Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports (accepted) (

Westphal, W.,  Li, C. , Xing, L., McKay, A., and MALVICK, D. 2014.  Contributions of Fusarium virguliforme and Heterodera glycines to the disease complex of sudden death syndrome of soybean. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99529.

Yu P, Hegeman AD, COHEN JD. 2014. A facile means for the identification of indolic compounds from plant tissues.  Plant Journal 79:1065–1075

Zhang, T., Yu, L.-X., McCord, P., Miller, D., Bhamidimarri, S., Johnson, D., Monteros, M., Ho, J., Reisen, P., and SAMAC, D.A. Identification of molecular markers associated with Verticillium wilt resistance in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) using high-resolution melting. PLoS One: In press.

Zhou, H., B.J. STEFFENSON, G. MUEHLBAUER, R. Wanyera, P. Njau and S. Ndeda. 2014. Association mapping of stem rust race TTKSK resistance in US barley breeding germplasm. Theor. Appl. Genet. 127:1293–1304.