Publications

Research Articles in Referred Journals
Reddy, S.K, Y. Liu*, J.C. Rudd, Q. Xue, P. Payton*, S.A. Finlayson, J. Mahan, A. Akhunova, S.V. Holalu, N. Lu. 2013. Physiology and transcriptomics of water-deficit stress responses in wheat cultivars, TAM 111 and TAM 112. J. Plant Physiol. 171:1289–1298. *Corresponding authors. DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2014.05.005.

O’Boyle, P.D., W.S. Brooks, M. D. Hall, B.J. Steffenson, E.L. Stromberg, M.A. Saghai Maroof, Y. Liu, C.A. Griffey. 2014. Mapping net blotch resistance in ‘Nomini’ and Ciho 2291 barley. (In press)

Pradhan, G., Q. Xue, Liu, J. C. Rudd, and K. E. Jessup. 2014. Effective use of soil water contributed to high yield in wheat in the U.S. Southern High Plains. J. Arid Land Studies. 24:153–156.

Pradhan, G., Q. Xue, J. C. Rudd, K. E. Jessup, Liu, R. N. Devkota, and J. R. Mahan. 2014. Cooler Canopy Contributes to Higher Yield and Drought Tolerance in New Wheat Cultivars. Crop Sci. 54:2275–2284. doi:10.2135/cropsci2013.11.0788

Liu, S.Y.*, J.C. Rudd, G. Bai, S.D. Haley, A.M.H. Ibrahim, Q. Xue, D.B. Hays, R.A. Graybosch, R.A. Devokota, P.S. Amand. 2014. Molecular markers linked to important genes in hard winter wheat. Crop Sci. 54:1304–1321. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.08.0564. *Corresponding authors.

Basnet, B.R., A.M.H. Ibrahim, X. Chen, R.P. Singh, E.R. Mason, Y. Liu, R.N. Devkota, N.K. Subramanian, and J.C. Rudd. 2014. Molecular mapping of stripe rust resistance in hard red winter wheat TAM 111 adapted to the U.S. High Plains. Crop Sci. 54:1361–1373. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.09.0625

Berger, G., A. Green, P. Khatibi, W.S. Brooks, L. Rosso, Y. Liu, C.A. Griffey, D. Schmale III. 2014. Characterization of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Resistance and Deoxynivalenol Accumulation in Hulled and Hulless Winter Barley. Plant Dis. 98:599–606. 2048/10.1094/PDIS-05-13-0479-RE.

Xue, Q., J.C. Rudd, Y. Liu, K.E. Jessup, R.N. Devkota, and J.R. Mahan. 2014. Yield determination and water use efficiency of wheat under water-limited conditions in the U.S. Southern High Plains. Crop Sci. 54:34–37. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.02.0108.

Reddy, S.K., Y., Weng*, J.C. Rudd, A.  Akhunova, S.Y. Liu*. 2013. Transcriptomics of induced defense responses to greenbug aphid feeding in near isogenic wheat lines. Plant Sci. 212:26-36. *Corresponding authors. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2013.08.002

Liu, S.Y.*, C.A. Griffey*, M.D. Hall, A.L. McKendry, J. Chen, W.S. Brooks, G. Brown-Guedira, D. Van Sanford, and D.G. Schmale. 2013. Molecular characterization of field resistance to Fusarium head blight in two U.S. soft red winter wheat cultivars. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126:2485-2498. *Corresponding authors. Online first:  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00122-013-2149-y.  View

Christopher, M.D., S.Y. Liu, M.D. Hall, D.S. Marshall, M.O. Fountain, J.W. Johnson, E.A. Milus, K.A. Garland-Campbell, X. Chen, and C.A. Griffey.  2013.  Identification and mapping of adult plant stripe rust resistance in soft red winter wheat VA00W-38.  Crop Sci. 53:871-879. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.02.0086.

Christopher, M.D., S.Y. Liu, M.D. Hall, D.S. Marshall, M.O. Fountain, J.W. Johnson, E.A. Milus, K.A. Garland-Campbell, X. Chen, and C.A. Griffey.  2013.  Identification and mapping of adult-plant stripe rust resistance in soft red winter wheat cultivar USG 3555. Plant Breed.132:53-60. Doi:10.1111/pbr.12015.

Berger, G.L. S.Y. Liu, M.D Hall, W.S. Brooks, S. Chao, G.J. Muehlbauer, B-K Baik, B. Steffenson, C.A. Griffey. 2013. Marker-trait associations in Virginia Tech winter barley identified using genome-wide mapping. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126:693-710.

Liu, S.Y., C.A. Griffey, M.D. Hall, J. Chen, S. Liu, D. Tucker, W.S. Brooks. 2012. Registration of Becker/Massey Wheat Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. J. Plant Reg. 3:358-362.

Liu, S.Y.*, M.D. Christopher, C.A. Griffey*, M.D. Hall, P.G. Gundrum, and W.S. Brooks. 2012. Molecular characterization of resistance to Fusarium head blight in U.S. soft red winter wheat breeding line VA00W-38. Crop Sci. 52: 2283-2292. *Corresponding author

Chen, J., C.A. Griffey, S. Liu, M. A. Saghai-Maroof. 2012. Release of scab resistance wheat germplasm VA04W-433, VA04W-474. J. of Plant Reg. 6:111-116.

Khatibi, P.A., G. Berger, S. Liu, W.S. Brooks, C.A. Griffey, D.G. Schmale III. 2011. Resistance to Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol accumulation in Virginia barley. Plant Dis. 96:279-284.

Liu, S.Y., K. Yu, M. Haffner, S.J. Park, M. Banik, P.K. Pauls, and W. Crosby.  2010. Construction of a BAC library and a physical map of the major QTL for CBB resistance in common bean. Genetica 138:709-716.

Liu, S.*, M.D. Hall, C.A. Griffey, A.L. McKendry. 2009. Meta-analyses of Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in wheat. Crop Science 49:1955-1968. *Corresponding author.

Liu, S., K. Yu, S.J. Park. 2008. Development of STS markers and QTL validation for common bacterial blight resistance in common bean. Plant Breeding. 127: 62-68.

Abate, Z., S. Liu, A.L. McKendry. 2008. QTL associated with resistance to Deoxynivalenol and Fusarium damaged kernel in a soft red winter wheat Ernie. Crop Science 48:1408-1418.

Liu, S., Z. Abate, H. Lu, T. Musket, G. Davis, A.L. McKendry. 2007. QTL associated with Fusarium head blight resistance in soft red winter wheat ‘Ernie’. Theor. Appl. Genet. 115:417-427.

Liu S., Z. A. Abate, A. L. McKendry. 2005. Inheritance of Fusarium head blight resistance in the soft red winter wheat Ernie. Theor. Appl. Genet. 110:454-461.

Zhang, Y., J. S. Quick, S. Liu, 1998. Genetic Variation in PI 294994 wheat for resistance to Russian Wheat Aphid. Crop Sci. 38:527-530.

 

Participation of Released Cultivars and Germplasm Lines
(7 soft red, 2 hard red, 1 durum winter wheat, 2 winter barley cultivars, 2 wheat germplasm, 1 common bean germplasm, two wheat mapping populations)

Brooks, W.S., M.E. Vaughn, G.L. Berger, C.A. Griffey, W.E. Thomason, J.J. Paling, R.M. Pitman, D.W. Dunaway, R.A. Corbin, J.C. Kenner, E.G. Hokanson, H.D. Behl, B.R. Beahm, S.Y. Liu et al. 2013. Registration of ‘Eve’ Winter Hulless Barley. 2013. J. Plant Reg. 7:5-11.

Brooks, W.S., M.E. Vaughn, C.A. Griffey, W.E. Thomason, J.J. Paling, R.M. Pitman, D.W. Dunaway, R.A. Corbin, J.C. Kenner, E.G. Hokanson, H.D. Behl, B.R. Beahm, Y. Liu, et al. 2011: Registration of ‘Dan’ Winter Hulless Barley. J. Plant Reg. 5:1–4.

Griffey, C.A., W.E. Thomason, R.M. Pitman, B.R. Beahm, J.J. Paling, J. Chen, P.G. Gundrum, J.K. Fanelli, D.W. Dunaway, W.S. Brooks, M.E. Vaughn, E.G. Hokanson, H.D. Behl, R.A. Corbin, J.E. Seago, B.C. Will, M.D. Hall, Y. Liu, et al. 2011a: Registration of ‘Merl’ Wheat. J. Plant Reg. 5: 68–74.

Griffey, C.A., W.E. Thomason, R.M. Pitman, B.R. Beahm, P.G. Gundrum, Y. Liu, et al. 2011b: Registration of ‘SW049029104′ Wheat. J. Plant Reg. 5:91–97.

Hall, M.D., C.A. Griffey, A. Green, Liu, et al. 2011a: Registration of ‘Vision 30′ Wheat. J. Plant Reg. 5:353–359.

Hall, M.D., C.A. Griffey, A. Green, Liu, et al. 2011b: Registration of ‘Vision 40′ Wheat. J. Plant Reg. 5:360–366.

Hall, M.D., W. Rohrer-Perkins, C.A. Griffey, Y. Liu, et al. 2011c: Registration of ‘Snowglenn’ Winter Durum Wheat. J. Plant Reg. 5:81–86.

Griffey, C.A., W.E. Thomason, R.M. Pitman, B.R. Beahm, J.J. Paling, J. Chen, J.K. Fanelli, J.C. Kenner, D.W. Dunaway, W.S. Brooks, M.E. Vaughn, E.G. Hokanson, H.D. Behl, R.A. Corbin, M.D. Hall, Liu, et al.. 2010. Registration of ‘Jamestown’ Wheat. J. of Plant Reg. 4:28–33.

Griffey, C.A., W. E. Thomason, R. M. Pitman, B. R. Beahm, J. J. Paling, J. Chen, P. G. Gundrum, J. K. Fanelli, J. C. Kenner, D. W. Dunaway, W. S. Brooks, M. E. Vaughn, E. G. Hokanson, H. D. Behl, R. A. Corbin, M. D. Hall, Liu, et al. 2010. Registration of ‘Shirley’ Wheat. J. of Plant Reg. 4:38–43.

Griffey, C.A. A. Griffey,* W. E. Thomason, R. M. Pitman, B. R. Beahm, J. J. Paling, J. Chen, P. G. Gundrum, J. K. Fanelli, J. C. Kenner, D. W. Dunaway, W. S. Brooks, M. E. Vaughn, E. G. Hokanson, H. D. Behl, R. A. Corbin, M. D. Hall, S. Liu, et al. 2010. Registration of ‘3434’ Wheat. J. of Plant Reg. 4:44–49.

Griffey, C.A., W.E. Thomason, R.M. Pitman, B.R. Beahm, J.J. Paling, J. Chen, J.K. Fanelli, J.C. Kenner, D.W. Dunaway, W.S. Brooks, M.E. Vaughn, E.G. Hokanson, H.D. Behl, R.A. Corbin, M.D. Hall, Liu et al. 2009. Registration of ‘USG3555’ Wheat. J. of Plant Reg. 3: 273–278.

Griffey, C.A., E. Thomason, R. M. Pitman, B. R. Beahm, J. J. Paling, J. Chen, P. G. Gundrum, J. K. Fanelli, J.C. Kenner, D. W. Dunaway, W. S. Brooks, M. E. Vaughn, E. G. Hokanson, H. D. Behl, R. A. Corbin, M. D. Hall, S. Liu et al. 2009. Registration of ‘5205’ Wheat. J. of Plant Reg. 3:283–288.

Liu, S.Y., C.A. Griffey, M.D. Hall, J. Chen, S. Liu, D. Tucker, W.S. Brooks. 2012. Registration of Becker/Massey Wheat Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. J. Plant Reg.3:358–362.

Hall, M.D., C. A. Griffey, D. Tucker, Liu, et al. 2010. Registration of USG 3209/Jaypee Wheat Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. J. of Plant Reg. 4:159–162.

Chen, J., C.A. Griffey, S. Liu, M. A. Saghai-Maroof. 2012. Release of scab resistance wheat germplasm VA04W-433, VA04W-474. J. of Plant Reg. 6:111–116.


Popular Press/Newsletter

Silvano Ocheya was selected as the 2014-2015 fellow of Norman E. Borlaug Leadership enhancement in Agriculture Program.  http://borlaugleap.org/fellow/silvano-ocheya

Kay Ledbetter, Multiple studies provide insight into drought tolerance of TAM wheat varieties. Agrilife Today, July 17, 2014. http://today.agrilife.org/2014/09/12/multiple-studies-provide-insight-into-drought-tolerance-of-tam-wheat-varieties.

Amarillo local TV News, KFDA NewsChannel 10, U.S. education enhances agricultural advancement in developing July 29, 2014. http://www.newschannel10.com/story/26145222/us-education-enhances-agricultural-advancement-in-developing-countries.

Kay Ledbetter, U. S. education provides stepping stone to agricultural advancement in developing countries. Agrilife Today, July 17, 2014. http://today.agrilife.org/2014/07/17/u-s-education-provides-stepping-stone-to-agricultural-advancement-in-developing-countries/

Colin Saunders. Ph. D. student carrying on Borlaug Legacy. The Battalion. June 5, 2014.

Wayne Smith, Texas A&M Plant Breeding Bulletin, May 2014. Silvano Ocheya was selected as the Borlaug Next Generation Delegate.

Kay Ledbetter, Shuyu Liu, and Smit Dhakal. AgriLife Research maps wheat curl mite resistance genes in TAM 112. Agrilife Today, May 5, 2014. http://today.agrilife.org/2014/05/05/agrilife-research-maps-wheat-curl-mite-resistance-genes-in-tam-112/

Jennifer M. Latzke, High Plains Journal (Front Page), “Stopping a little guy in his tracks”. May 26, 2014. http://soilcrop.tamu.edu/stopping-the-little-guy-in-his-tracks/

Amarillo local TV News, KFDA NewsChannel 10, Area researchers claim to find resistant to wheat virus. Apr 30, 2014. http://www.newschannel10.com/story/25396113/area-researchers-claim-to-find-resistant-to-wheat-virus

Kay Ledbetter and Shuyu Liu. Better genetic markers developed for a wheat streak mosaic virus resistance. Agrilife Today, April 28, 2014. http://today.agrilife.org/2014/04/28/better-genetic-markers-developed-for-wheat-streak-mosaic-virus-resistance/

KGNC Radio, by James Hunt, Shuyu Talked about wheat curl mite resistance in TAM 112. Apr 23, 2014.

Ledbetter, K. and Q. Xue. High yield, water efficiency of drought tolerant wheat due to higher biomass. AgriLife Today. December 13, 2013.  View

Ledbetter, K. AgriLife Research study narrows the search for greenbug resistance gene in wheat. AgriLife Today. November 26, 2013.  View

Lemmons, L. Looking for the perfect wheat. KVII and Connect Amarillo.  View story  View video

Ledbetter, K. Texas A&M students recognized as Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars. AgriLife Today. April 11, 2013.  View

Ledbetter, K., S.Y. Liu, S. Krishna Reddy. AgriLife Research seeks to pinpoint drought tolerance mechanisms in wheat. AgriLife Today. Apr 20, 2012.  View

Ledbetter, K. AgriLife Today. December 14, 2011. AgriLife Research study aimed at reducing drought-stress losses to wheat. (The news was reported later by WATR News, EBSCO Host Connection, Southwest Farm Press, e! Science News and Local Newspapers).   View

Ledbetter, K. AgriLife Research-Amarillo hires grain geneticist. AgriLife Today. Aug. 17. 2010.  View

 

Technical Report

2011 Wheat projects at the North Plains Research Farm conducted by the TAM Wheat Improvement Program.  View

How molecular markers can help wheat breeders and farmers?  View

Gene expression profiling of defense responses to Greenbug feeding in wheat.  View


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