6th Annual Symposium
November 14 - 16, 2008
in Kansas City
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Ecological Genomics: Genes in Ecology and Ecology in Genes

Boyko, E. V., C. M. Smith, T. Vankatappa, J. Bruno, Y. Deng, S. R. Starkey, and D. Klaahsen.  (2006) The molecular basis of plant gene expression during aphid invasion: wheat Pto- and Pti-like sequences modulate aphid-wheat interaction.  J. Econ. Entomol. 99: (In Press).

Boyko, E. V., S. R. Starkey, and C. M. Smith  (2003).  Genetic mapping of genes expressing resistance to greenbug and Russian wheat aphid in bread wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:1230-1236.

Garrett, K.A.,  L.V. Madden, G. Hughes, and W.F. Pfender (2004).  New applications of statistical tools in plant pathology. Phytopathology 94:999-1003.

Gleason, J.M. and M.G. Ritchie  (2004).  Do quantitative trait loci for a courtship song difference between Drosophila simulans and D. sechellia coincide with candidate genes and intraspecific QTLs?  Genetics 166:1303-1311.

Knapp, A., Linacre, Dodds, Head, and Graham.  Quantification of nirS and nirK genes using real-time PCR in prairie streams.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Submitted, under review.

Koduru, P., S. Das, S.M. Welch, J.L. Roe. “A Multi-objective GA-Simplex Hybrid Approach for Gene Regulatory Network Models.” IEEE International Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Portland, Oregon, pp. 2084-2090, June 2004.

Koduru, P.,  S. Das, S. M. Welch, J. L. Roe.  “Fuzzy Dominance Based Multi-objective GA-Simplex Hybrid Algorithms Applied to Gene Network Models”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference, Seattle, Washington, (Eds. Kalyanmoy Deb et al.), Springer-Verlag, Vol 3102, pp. 356-367, 2004.

Liu, X. M., C. M. Smith and B. S. Gill.  (2005) Allelic relationships among Russian wheat aphid resistance genes. Crop Sci. 45:2273-2280.

Malik, R., C. M. Smith, T. L. Harvey and G. L. Brown Guedira (2003). Genetic mapping of wheat curl mite resistance genes Cmc3 and Cmc4 in common wheat. Crop Sci. 43:644-650.

Monosi, B., Wisser R. J., Pennill, L. and S.H. Hulbert (2004).  Full-Genome analysis of resistance gene homologs in rice. Theor. Appl. Genet.  109:1434-1447

Smith, C. M. (2005) Plant Resistance to Arthropods – Molecular and Conventional Approaches. Springer, Berlin. 423 pp.

Smith, C. M., T. Belay, C. Stauffer, P. Stary, I. Kubeckova, and S. Starkey  (2004). Identification of Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) biotypes virulent to the Dn4 resistance gene. J. Econ. Entomol. Vol 97:  1112-1117.

Smith, C. M. and E. V. Boyko.  (2006) Plant Expression of Defense Response and Resistance Genes Elicited by Aphid Feeding. Mini Review - Entomol. Exp. Appl. (In press)

Smith, C. M., E. V. Boyko and S. Starkey. (2006) Differential Expression of Genes in Wheat, Tritiucum aestivum L. Controlling Resistance to the Russian Wheat Aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko). IOBC wprs Bull. 28:11-20.

Smith, C. M., H. Havlickova, S. Starkey,  B. S. Gill, and  V. Holubec (2004).  Identification of Aegilops germplasm with multiple aphid resistance.  Euphytica, Vol 135:  265-273. 

Voothuluru, P., L. Zhu, C. Khajuria, J. Lewis, J. Meng, C. M. Smith, G. E. Wilde and C. A. Baker.  (2006) Categories and inheritance of resistance in wheat Cereal Introduction 2401 to Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) biotypes 1 and  2.  J. Econ. Entomol. 99: (In press).

Welch, S.M.,  J.L. Roe, M.B. Kirkham, S. Das, R. He, Z. Dong.  Incorporating Genomic Science into Soil-Plant Atmospheric Continuum Studies.  Agricultural Systems, in press.

Welch, S.M., Z. Dong, J.L. Roe, S. Das.  Modeling gene networks controlling transition to flowering in ArabidopisAustralian Journal of Agricultural Research.  Submitted.

Welch, SM, J.L. Roe, S. Das, Z. Dong, R. He, M.B. Kirkham (2004).  Merging genomic control networks and Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Continuum (SPAC) Models.  Agricultural Systems. In press. 

Welch, S, J Roe, Z Dong (2003).  A genetic neural network model of flowering time control in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Agron. J., 95:71-81.

Yi, L., S. Lu, F. Fotouhi, Y. Deng, and S. Brown (2004).  Incremental Genetic K-means Algorithm and its Application in Gene Expression Data Analysis, Bioinformatics.  In press.

Zhu, L., C. M. Smith, E. V. Boyko, A. Fritz, and M.B. Flinn  (2004). Genetic analysis and molecular mapping of a wheat gene conferring tolerance to the greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani).  Theor. Appl. Genet. 109: 289-293.

(Last update:  7/03/06)

     Ecological Genomics Institute Directors:
     Loretta Johnson
   KSU Division of Biology
   Voice: (785) 532-6921
   E-mail: johnson@ksu.edu
   Web: http://www.ksu.edu/johnsonlab
Michael Herman
KSU Division of Biology
Voice: (785) 532-6741
E-mail: mherman@ksu.edu
Web:  http://www.ksu.edu/hermanlab

6th Annual Symposium
November 14 - 16, 2008
in Kansas City
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Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium
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