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Plant Breeding and Genetics Club

Journal Club

The Plant Breeding and Genetics Club hosts a journal club each Friday at 11:30 in Throckmorton 4023 (unless noted otherwise), which is open to anyone interested in plant breeding, crop development, or genetics.

Past Papers

DateAuthorsYearTitle (hyperlink)
09/22Lin et al.2014Genomic analyses provide insights into the history of tomato breeding
09/15Yang et al.2017A gene encoding maize caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase confers quantitative resistance to multiple pathogens
09/08Inoue et al.2017Evolution of the wheat blast fungus through functional losses in a host specificity determinant
09/01De Beukelaer et al.
2017Moving beyond managing realized genomic relationship in long-term genomic selection
8/25Ramu et al.2017Cassava haplotype map highlights fixation of deleterious mutations during clonal propagation
5/5Li et al.2017Signatures of adaptation in the weedy rice genome
4/28Pierre et al.2016Genomic prediction models for grain yield of spring bread wheat in diverse agro-ecological zones
4/13Si et al.2016OsSPL13 controls grain size in cultivated rice
4/7Al-Tamimi et al.2016Salinity tolerance loci revealed in rice using high-throughput non-invasive phenotyping
3/31Navarro et al.2017A study of allelic diversity underlying flowering-time adaptation in maize landraces
3/17Brown et al.2011Distinct Genetic Architectures for Male and Female Inflorescence Traits of Maize
3/3Beyene et al.2016Performance and grain yield stability of maize populations developed using marker-assisted recurrent selection and pedigree selection procedures
2/17Kelliher et al.2017MATRILINEAL, a sperm-specific phospholipase, triggers maize haploid induction
2/10Bernardo2016Genomewide Predictions for Backcrossing a Quantitative Trait from an Exotic to an Adapted Line
2/3Chen et al.2016Comparative and parallel genome-wide association studies for metabolic and agronomic traits in cereals
1/27Fariello et al.2013Detecting Signatures of Selection Through Haplotype Differentiation Among Hierarchically Structured Populations
1/20Crowell et al.2016Genome-wide association and high-resolution phenotyping link Oryza sativa panicle traits to numerous trait-specific QTL clusters
12/16Huang et al.2016Genomic architecture of heterosis for yield traits in rice
11/18Rawat et al.2016Wheat Fhb1 encodes a chimeric lectin with agglutinin domains and a pore-forming toxin-like domain conferring resistance to Fusarium head blight
11/11Badran et al.2016Continuous evolution of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins overcomes insect resistance
11/4Lowe et al.2016Morphogenic Regulators Baby boom and Wuschel Improve Monocot Transformation
10/28Spindel et al.2016Genome-wide prediction models that incorporate de novo GWAS are a powerful new tool for tropical rice improvement
10/21Meyer et al.2016Domestication history and geographical adaptation inferred from a SNP map of African rice
10/14Yano et al.2016Genome-wide association study using whole-genome sequencing rapidly identifies new genes influencing agronomic traits in rice
10/7Yu et al.2016Genomic prediction contributing to a promising global strategy to turbocharge gene banks
9/30Russell et al.2016Exome sequencing of geographically diverse barley landraces and wild relatives gives insights into environmental adaptation
9/23Steuernagel et al.2016Rapid cloning of disease-resistance genes in plants using mutagenesis and sequence capture
9/16Xie et al.2015Breeding signatures of rice improvement revealed by a genomic variation map from a large germplasm collection
9/9Sun et al.2015GmHs1-1, encoding a calcineurin-like protein, controls hard-seededness in soybean
9/2Sosso et al.2015Seed filling in domesticated maize and rice depends on SWEET-mediated hexose transport
4/29Vigouroux et al.2011Selection for Earlier Flowering Crop Associated with Climatic Variations in the Sahel
4/22Xiao et al.2015Genome-wide dissection of the maize ear genetic architecture using multiple populations
4/8Longin et al.2015Genomic selection in wheat: optimum allocation of test resources and comparison of breeding strategies for line and hybrid breeding
4/1Baltes et al.2015Conferring resistance to geminiviruses with the CRISPR–Cas prokaryotic immune system
3/25Nakabayashi et al.2014Enhancement of oxidative and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis by overaccumulation of antioxidant flavonoids
3/11Zeggini et al.2008Meta-analysis of genome-wide association data and large-scale replication identifies additional susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes
3/4Fonceka et al.2012Construction of Chromosome Segment Substitution Lines in Peanut (Arachis hypogaeaL.) Using a Wild Synthetic and QTL Mapping for Plant Morphology
2/25Porth et al.2013Network analysis reveals the relationship among wood properties, gene expression levels and genotypes of natural Populus trichocarpa accessions
2/19Thirunavukkarasu et al.
2014Functional mechanisms of drought tolerance in subtropical maize (Zea mays L.) identified using genome-wide association mapping
2/12Gorjanc et al.2016Initiating maize pre-breeding programs using genomic selection to harness polygenic variation from landrace populations
2/5Jupe et al.2013Resistance gene enrichment sequencing (RenSeq) enables reannotation of the NB-LRR gene family from sequenced plant genomes and rapid mapping of resistance loci in segregating populations
1/29Moore et al.2015A recently evolved hexose transporter variant confers resistance to multiple pathogens in wheat
10/9Ma et al.2015COLD1Confers Chilling Tolerance in Rice
9/18Blum2014Genomics for drought resistance–getting down to earth
9/11Edwards et al.2012New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C4 origins
9/4Technow et al.2015Integrating Crop Growth Models with Whole Genome Prediction through Approximate Bayesian Computation
8/28Jenko et al.


Potential of promotion of alleles by genome editing to improve quantitative traits in livestock breeding programs
5/15Riedelsheimer et al.




The maize leaf lipidome shows multilevel geneticcontrol and high predictive value for agronomic traits

Genome-wide association mapping of leaf metabolic profiles fordissecting complex traits in maize
5/8Mackay et al.2015GplusE: beyond genomic selection
5/1Prasher et al.2013Infra-red Thermography for High Throughput Field Phenotyping in Solanum tuberosum
4/24Uga et al.2013Control of root system architecture by DEEPER ROOTING 1 increases rice yield under drought conditions
4/17Yohannes et al.2015Marker-assisted introgression improves Striga resistance in an Eritrean Farmer-Preferred Sorghum Variety
3/27Rodgers-Melnick et al.
2015Recombination in diverse maize is stable, predictable, and associated with genetic load
3/13Prigge et al.2012New Insights into the Genetics of in Vivo Induction of Maternal Haploids, the Backbone of Doubled Haploid Technology in Maize
3/6Mayer and Bernardo2009Genomewide Selection and Marker-Assisted Recurrent Selection in Doubled Haploid versus F2 Populations
2/27Leiser et al.2014Two in one sweep: aluminum tolerance and grain yield in P-limited soils are associated to the same genomic region in West African Sorghum
2/20Gu et al.2014Linking Ecophysiological Modelling with Quantitative Genetics to Support Marker-Assisted Crop Design for Improved Yields of Rice (Oryza Sativa) under Drought Stress
2/13Donald1967The breeding of crop ideotypes
2/6Arnold et al.2013RADseq underestimates diversity and introduces genealogical biases due to nonrandom haplotype sampling
1/30Nakagawa et al.2005Flowering Response of Rice to Photoperiod and Temperature: A QTL Analysis Using a Phenological Model
1/23Reymond et al2003Combining Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis and anEcophysiological Model to Analyze the Genetic Variability of theResponses of Maize Leaf Growth to Temperature and Water Deficit
12/12Yang et al.2012Great majority of recombination events in Arabidopsis are gene conversion events
12/5Lin et al.2012Parallel domestication of the Shattering1 genes in cereals
11/21Morris et al.2013Population genomic and genome-wide association studies of agroclimatic traits in sorghum
11/14McClintock1939The Behavior in Successive Nuclear Divisions of a Chromosome Broken at Meiosis
11/7McMullen et al.2009Genetic Properties of the Maize Nested Association Mapping Population
10/24Swanson-Wagner et al.2006All possible modes of gene action are observed in a global comparison of gene expression in a maize F1 hybrid and its inbred parents
10/10Krieger et al.2010The flowering gene SINGLE FLOWER TRUSS drives heterosis for yield in tomato
10/3Stuber et al.1992Identification of genetic factors contributing to heterosis in a hybrid from two elite maize inbred lines using molecular markers
8/29Poland et al.2011Genome-wide nested association mapping of quantitative resistance to northern leaf blight in maize
8/22Moore et al.2013High-throughput computer vision introduces the time axis to a quantitative trait map of a plant growth response
8/15Wang et al.2014Simultaneous editing of three homoeoalleles in hexaploid bread wheat confers heritable resistance to powdery mildew
8/1Jorgensen1992Discovery, characterization and exploitation of Mlo powdery mildew resistance in barley
7/25Flor1971Current Status of the Gene-For-Gene Concept
7/18Roelfs and Martens1987An International System of Nomenclature for Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici
7/9Rouse et al.2014Complementary epistasis involving Sr12explains adult plant resistance to stem rust in Thatcher wheat
5/16Yoder et al.2014Genomic Signature of Adaptation to Climate in Medicago truncatula
5/2Mascher et al.2013Barley whole exome capture: a tool for genomic research in the genus Hordeum and beyond
4/25Wang et al.2014Characterization of polyploid wheat genomic diversity using a high-density 90 000 single nucleotide polymorphism array
4/18Peiffer et al.2014The Genetic Architecture Of Maize Height
4/4Endelman et al.2014Optimal Design of Preliminary Yield Trials with Genome-Wide Markers
3/14Gore et al.2009A First-Generation Haplotype Map of Maize
3/7Salvi et al.2007Conserved noncoding genomic sequences associated with a flowering-time quantitative trait locus in maize
2/28Jiao et al.2012Genome-wide genetic changes during modern breeding of maize