Professor, NCSU Department of Crop Science
PhD, North Carolina State University
Office: 1238 Williams Hall
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We study the genetic diversity of maize, the relationship between DNA sequence variation and phenotypic variation among the many different varieties of maize, and how to best incorporate favorable genetic variation from unadapted maize varieties into the adapted improved temperate maize gene pool.
Hung H-Y, Shannon LM, Tian F, Bradbury P, Chen C, Flint-Garcia SA, McMullen MD, Ware D, Buckler ES, Doebley JF, and Holland JB. (2012). The genetic basis of daylength adaptation underlying the post-domestication spread of maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109:E1913–E1921.
Wisser RJ, Kolkman JM, Patzoldt ME, Holland JB, Yu J, Krakowsky M, Nelson RJ, and Balint-Kurti PJ. (2011). Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:7339‐7344.
Kump KL, Bradbury PJ, Buckler ES, Belcher AR, Oropeza-Rosas M, Wisser RJ, Zwonitzer JC, Kresovich S, McMullen MD, Ware D, Balint-Kurti PJ, and Holland JB. (2010). Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to Southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population. Nature Genetics. 43:163–168.