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Scientific Publications

Seitz, V.A., McGivern, B.B., Daly, R.A., Chaparro, J.M., Borton, M.A., Sheflin, A.M., Kresovich, S., Shields, L., Schipanski, M.E., Wrighton, K.C. and J.E. Prenni. 2022. Variation in root exudate composition influences soil microbiome membership and function. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, pp.e00226-22.


Robertson, D.J., Brenton, Z.W., Kresovich, S. and D. D. Cook. 2022. Maize lodging resistance: Stalk architecture is a stronger predictor of stalk bending strength than chemical composition. Biosystems Engineering, 219, pp.124-134.


Thavarajah, D., Lawrence, T.J., Powers, S.E., Kay, J., Thavarajah, P., Shipe, E., McGee, R., Kumar, S. and R. Boyles. 2022. Organic dry pea (Pisum sativum L.) biofortification for better human health. PloS one, 17(1), p.e0261109.


Sapkota, S., Boyles, R., Cooper, E., Brenton, Z., Myers, M. and S. Kresovich. Impact of Racial Structure on Genomic Prediction for Grain Yield Components in Sorghum.

Mural, R.V., Grzybowski, M., Miao, C., Damke, A., Sapkota, S., Boyles, R.E., Salas Fernandez, M.G., Schnable, P.S., Sigmon, B., Kresovich, S. and J.C. Schnable. 2021. Meta-analysis identifies pleiotropic loci controlling phenotypic trade-offs in sorghum. Genetics, 218(3), p.iyab087.

Songsomboon, K., Brenton, Z., Heuser, J., Kresovich, S., Shakoor, N., Mockler, T. and E.A. Cooper. 2021. Genomic patterns of structural variation among diverse genotypes of Sorghum bicolor and a potential role for deletions in local adaptation. G3 Genes| Genomes| Genetics.

Boatwright, J. L., Brenton, Z. W., Boyles, R. E., Sapkota, S., Myers, M. T., Jordan, K. E., and S. Kresovich. 2021. Genetic characterization of a Sorghum bicolor multiparent mapping population emphasizing carbon-partitioning dynamics. G3, 11(4), jkab060.

Disharoon, A., Boyles, R., Jordan, K., and S. Kresovich, 2021. Exploring diverse sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) accessions for malt amylase activity. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 127(1), 5-12.
Ackerman, A., Wenndt, A. and Boyles, R., 2021. The sorghum grain mold disease complex: Pathogens, host responses, and the bioactive metabolites at play. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12.

Shields, L., Gang, Y., Jordan, K., Sapkota, S., Boatwright, L., Jiang, X., Kresovich, S. and Boyles, R., 2021. Genome‐wide association studies of antimicrobial activity in global sorghum. Crop Science, 61(2), pp.1301-1316.
Johnson, N., Boatwright, J.L., Bridges, W., Thavarajah, P., Kumar, S., Shipe, E. and Thavarajah, D., 2021. Genome-wide association mapping of lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) prebiotic carbohydrates toward improved human health and crop stress tolerance. Scientific Reports, 11(1), pp.1-12.

Powers, S., Boatwright, J.L. and Thavarajah, D., 2021. Genome-wide association studies of mineral and phytic acid concentrations in pea (Pisum sativum L.) to evaluate biofortification potential. G3, 11(9), p.jkab227.
Boatwright, J.L., Yeh, C.T., Hu, H.C., Susanna, A., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Schnable, P.S. and Barbazuk, W.B., 2021. Trajectories of Homoeolog-Specific Expression in Allotetraploid Tragopogon castellanus Populations of Independent Origins. Frontiers in plant science, 12, p.1165.

Sapkota, S. J. L.  Boatwright , K. Jordan , R. Boyles,  and S Kresovich. 2020. Multi-trait regressor stacking increased genomic prediction accuracy of sorghum grain composition. BioRxiv.

Flinn, B., S. Dale, A. Disharoon, and S. Kresovich. 2020. Comparative analysis of in vitro responses of regeneration between diverse bioenergy sorghum genotypes. Plants. 

Sapkota, S., R.E. Boyles, E.A. Cooper, Z.W. Brenton, M.T. Myers, and S. Kresovich. 2020. Impact of sorghum racial structure and diversity on genomic prediction of grain yield components. Crop Sci. 

Brenton, Z.W., B.T. Juengst, E.A. Cooper, M.T. Myers, K.E. Jordan, S.M. Dale, J.C. Glaubitz, X. Wang, R.E. Boyles, E.L. Connolly and S. Kresovich. 2020. Species-specific duplication event associated with elevated levels of nonstructural carbohydrates in Sorghum bicolor. G3: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics 10(5): 1511-1520.

Cooper, E.A., Z.W. Brenton, B.S. Flinn, J. Jenkins, S. Shu, D. Flowers, F. Luo, Y. Wang, P. Xia, K. Berry, C. Daum, A. Lipzen, Y. Yoshinaga, J. Schmutz, C. Saski, W. Vermerris, and S. Kresovich. 2019. A new reference genome for Sorghum bicolor reveals high levels of sequence similarity between sweet and grain genotypes: implications for the genetics of sugar metabolism. BMC Genomics 20:420. 

Boyles, R.E., Z.W. Brenton, and S. Kresovich. 2019. Genetic and genomic resources of sorghum to connect genotype with phenotype in contrasting environments. The Plant Journal 97:19-39. 

Sheflin, A.M. D. Chiniquy, C. Yuan, E. Goren, I Kumar, M. Braud, T. Brutnell, A.L. Eveland, S. Tringe, P. Liu, S. Kresovich, E.L. Marsh, D.P. Schachtman, J.E. Prenni. 2019. Metabolomics of sorghum roots during nitrogen stress reveals compromised 
metabolic capacity for salicylic acid biosynthesis. Plant Direct 3: e00122. 

Garris, A.J., A.M. Casa, and S. Kresovich. 2019. Molecular technologies and their role in maintaining and utilizing genetic resources. Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science. 757-759.

Cooper, E.A., and S. Kresovich. 2018. The comparative and evolutionary genomics of sorghum. In: Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sorghum. Vol. 1, Chapter 4. Burleigh Dodds, London. 

Boyles, R.E., B.K. Pfeiffer, E.A. Cooper, K.J. Zielinski, M.T. Myers, W.L. Rooney, and S. Kresovich. 2017. QTL mapping of agronomic and yield traits in two grain sorghum biparental families. Crop Sci. 57 (5): 2443-2456.

Boyles, R.E., B.K. Pfeiffer, B.L. Rauh, E.A. Cooper, K.J. Zielinski, M.T. Myers, Z.W. Brenton, W.L. Rooney, and S. Kresovich. 2017. Genetic dissection of sorghum grain quality traits using diverse and segregating populations. Theor. Appl. Genet. 697-716. 

Rhodes, D.H., L. Hoffman Jr., W.L. Rooney, T.J. Herald, S. Bean, R.E. Boyles, Z.W. Brenton, and S. Kresovich. 2017. Genetic architecture of kernel composition in global sorghum germplasm. BMC Genomics. Volume 18, Article Number 15. 

Rhodes D.H., and S. Kresovich. 2016. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes with contrasting polyphenol compositions differentially modulate inflammation in mouse macrophages. J. Chemistry. DOI: 10.1155/2016/9640869. 

Brenton, Z.W., E.A. Cooper, M.T. Myers, R.E. Boyles, N. Shakoor, K.J. Zielinski, B.L. Rauh, G.P. Morris, and S. Kresovich. 2016. Establishment and characterization of the sorghum biomass association panel: a resource for genetic analysis and crop improvement. Genetics.204:21-33. 

Shakoor, N., G. Ziegler, B. Dilkes, Z. Brenton, R.E. Boyles, E. Connolly, S. Kresovich, and I. Baxter. 2016. Ionomics and genome wide association reveals loci affecting seed mineral concentration in Sorghum bicolor. Plant Phys. 170:1989-1998. 

Boyles, R.E., E.A. Cooper, M.T. Myers, Z. Brenton, B.L. Rauh, G.P. Morris, and S. Kresovich. 2016. Genome-wide association studies of grain yield components in diverse sorghum germplasm. Plant Genome. doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.09.0091. 

Coulon, S.M., D.K. Wilson, M.L. Van Horn, G.A. Hand, and S. Kresovich. 2016. Neighborhood gene-environment associations with cortisol and blood pressure: evidence for differential susceptibility in African-American adults. Ann. Behav. Med. 50:98-107. 

Lasky, J.R., H.D. Upadhyaya, P. Ramu, S. Deshpande, C.T. Hash, J. Bonnette, T.E. Juenger, K. Hyma, C. Acharya, S.E. Mitchell, E.S. Buckler, Z. Brenton, S. Kresovich, and G.P. Morris. 2015. Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits. Science Advances 1:e1400218.

Salas Fernandez, M.G., K. Strand, M.T. Hamblin, M. Westgate, E. Heaton, and S.Kresovich. 2015. Genetic analysis and phenotypic characterization of leaf photosynthesis capacity in sorghum. Gen. Res. Crop Evol. 62:939-950. 

Rhodes, D.H., L. Hoffman, W.L. Rooney, P. Ramu, G.P. Morris, and S. Kresovich. 2014. Genome-wide association study of grain phenol concentrations in global sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm. J. Ag. Food Chem. 62:10916-10927. 

Shakoor, N., R. Nair, O.R. Crasta, G.P. Morris, F.A. Feltus, and S. Kresovich. 2014. A Sorghum bicolor expression atlas reveals dynamic genotype-specific expression profiles for vegetative tissues of grain, sweet, and bioenergy sorghums. BMC Plant Biology 14:35. 

Morris, G.P., D.H. Rhodes, Z. Brenton, P. Ramu, V.M. Thayil, S. Deshpande, C.T. Hash, C. Acharya, S.E. Mitchell, E.S. Buckler, J. Yu, and S. Kresovich. 2013. Dissecting genome-wide association signals for loss-of-function phenotypes in sorghum flavonoid pigmentation traits. Genes, Genomes, and Genetics 3:2085-2094. 

Morris, G.P., P. Ramu, S.P. Deshpande, C.T. Hash, T. Shah, H.D. Upadhyaya, O. Riera-Lizarazu, P.J. Brown, C.B. Acharya, S.E. Mitchell, J. Harriman, J.C. Glaubitz, E.S. Buckler, and S. Kresovich. 2013. Population genomic and genome-wide association studies of agroclimatic traits in sorghum. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110: 453-458. 

Felderhoff, T.J., S.C. Murray, P.E. Klein, A. Sharma, M.T. Hamblin, W. Vermerris, S. Kresovich, and W.L. Rooney. 2012. QTLs for energy-related traits in a sweet x grain RIL sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] population. Crop Sci. 52:2040-2049. 

Sukumaran, S., W. Xiang, S.R. Bean, J.F. Pedersen, S. Kresovich, M.R. Tuinstra, T.T. Tesso, M.T. Hamblin, and J. Yu. 2012. Association mapping for grain quality in a diverse sorghum collection. Plant Genome doi10.3835/plantgenome2012.07.0016. 

Kimber, C.T., J.A. Dahlberg, and S. Kresovich. 2012. The genepool of Sorghum bicolor and its improvement. In: Genetics and Genomics of the Saccharinae, pp. 23-42. A.H. Paterson, ed., Springer. 

Caniato, F., C. Guimaraes, M.T. Hamblin, C. Billot, J.F. Rami, L.V. Kochian, A. Garcia, C.T. Hash, P. Ramu, S.E. Mitchell, S. Kresovich, A. Oliveira, G. Avelar, A. Borem, J.C. Glaszmann, R.E. Schaffert, and J. Magalhaes. 2011. A population structure study on sorghum aluminum tolerance reveals a striking diversity in gene action. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20830. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020830. 

Kump, K.L., P.J. Bradbury, R.J. Wisser, E.S. Buckler, A.R. Belcher, M.A. Oropeza-Rosas, J.C. Zwonitzer, S. Kresovich, M.D. McMullen, D. Ware, P.J. Balint-Kurti, and J.B. Holland. 2011. Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population. Nat. Genet. 43:163-169. 

Brown, P.J., S. Myles, and S. Kresovich. 2011. The genetic basis of racial classification in sorghum. Crop Sci. 51:224-230. 

Salas Fernandez, M.G., I. Kapran, S. Souley, M. Abdou, I.H. Maiga, C.B. Acharya, M.T. Hamblin, and S. Kresovich. 2009. Collection and characterization of yellow endosperm sorghums from West Africa: a novel genetic pool for biofortification. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 56:991-1000. 

Zamora, A., M.T. Hamblin, Q. Sun, C.F. Aquadro, and S. Kresovich. 2009. Positively selected disease resistance orthologous gene sets in the cereals identified using Sorghum bicolor L. Moench expression profiles and comparative genomics. Mol. Bio. Evol. 26:2015-2030. 

McMullen, M.D., S. Kresovich, et al. 2009. Genetic properties of the maize nested association mapping population. Science 325:737-740. 

Buckler, E., J. Holland, P. Bradbury, C. Acharya, P. Brown, C. Browne, E. Ersoz, S. Flint-Garcia, A Garcia, J. Glaubitz, M. Goodman, C. Harjes, K. Guill, D. Kroon, S. Larsson, N. Lepak, H. Li, S. Mitchell, G. Pressoir, J. Peiffer, M. Oropeza Rosas, T. Rocheford, M.  Romay, S. Romero, S. Salvo, H. Sanchez Villeda, H. da Silva, Q. Sun, F. Tian, N. Upadyayula, D. Ware, H. Yates, J. Yu, Z. Zhang, S. Kresovich, M.D. McMullen. 2009. The genetic architecture of maize flowering time. Science 325: 714-718.

Yu, J., Z. Zhang, D. Tabanao, G. Pressoir, M. Tuinstra, S. Kresovich, R. Todhunter, and E.S. Buckler. 2009. Simulation appraisal of the adequacy of number of background markers for relationship estimation in association mapping. Plant Genome 2:63-77. 

Murray, S.C., W.L. Rooney, S.E. Mitchell, and S Kresovich. 2009. Sweet sorghum diversity and association mapping for plant carbohydrate yield partitioning. Plant Genome 2:48-62. 

Pressoir, G.H., P.J. Brown, W.Y. Zhu, N. Upadyayula, T. Rocheford, E.S. Buckler, and S. Kresovich. 2009. Natural variation in maize architecture is mediated by allelic differences at the PINOID co-ortholog barren inflorescence 2. Plant Journal 58:618-628. 

Zeid, M., S.E. Mitchell, W. Link, M. Carter, A. Nawar, T. Fulton, and S. Kresovich. 2009. Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in faba bean: new loci from Orobanche-resistant cultivar ‘Giza 402’. Plant Breeding 128:149-155. 

Carter, M., A.M. Casa, M. Zeid, S.E. Mitchell, and S. Kresovich. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis. Mol. Ecol. Res. 9:925-928. 

Paterson, A.H., J. Bowers, R. Bruggmann, I Dubchak, J. Grimwood, H. Gundlach, G. Haberer, U. Hellsten, T. Mitros, A. Poliakov, J. Schmutz, M. Spannagl, H. Tang, X. Wang, T. Wicker, A.K. Bharti, J. Chapman, F.A. Feltus, U. Gowik, I.V. Grigoriev, E. Lyons, C.A. Maher, M. Martis, A. Narechania, R.P. Otillar, B.W. Penning, A.A. Salamov, Y. Wang, L. Zhang, N.C. Carpita, M. Freeling, A.R. Gingle, C.T. Hash, B. Keller, P. Klein, S. Kresovich, M.C. McCann, R. Ming, D.G. Peterson, Mehboob-ur-Rahman, D. Ware, P. Westhoff, K.F. Mayer, J. Messing, D.S. Rokhsar. 2009. The Sorghum bicolor genome and the diversification of grasses. Nature 457:551-556. 

Adetimirin, V.O., I. Vroh-Bi, C. The, A. Menkir, S.E. Mitchell, and S. Kresovich. 2008. Diversity analysis of elite maize inbred lines adapted to West and Central Africa using SSR markers. Maydica 53:143-149. 

Brown, P.J., W.L. Rooney, C. Franks, and S. Kresovich. 2008. Efficient mapping of a plant height QTL in a sorghum association population with introgressed dwarfing genes. Genetics 180:629-637. 

Murray, S.C., W.L. Rooney, S.E. Mitchell, A. Sharma, P.E. Klein, J.E. Mullet, and S. Kresovich. 2008. Genetic improvement of sorghum as a biofuel feedstock: II. QTL for leaf and stem structural carbohydrates. Crop Sci. 48:2180-2193. 

Murray, S.C., A. Sharma, W.L. Rooney, P.E. Klein, J.E. Mullet, S.E. Mitchell, and S. Kresovich. 2008. Genetic improvement of sorghum as a biofuel feedstock: I. QTL for stem and grain nonstructural carbohydrates. Crop Sci. 48:2165-2179. 

Salas Fernandez, M.G., M.T. Hamblin, L. Li, W.L. Rooney, M.R. Tuinstra, and S. Kresovich. 2008. Quantitative trait loci analysis of endosperm color and carotenoid content in sorghum grain. Crop Sci. 48:1732-1743. 

Dawson, I.K., P.M. Hollingsworth, J.J. Doyle, S. Kresovich, J.C. Weber, C.S. Montes, T.D. Pennington, R.T. Pennington. 2008. Origins and genetic conservation of tropical trees in agroforestry systems: a case study from the Peruvian Amazon. Conserv. Genet. 9:361-372. 

Thuillet, A.C., M.I. Tenaillon, L.K. Anderson, S.E. Mitchell, S. Kresovich, S. Stack, B. Gaut, and J.F. Doebley. 2008. A weak effect of background selection on trinucleotide microsatellites in maize. J. Hered. 99:45-55. 

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