Hamid Ashrafi

Assistant Professor

 

Research Interests

Our group is a multidisciplinary research group interested in genetics, genomics, and breeding of blueberry. We integrate principles of traditional plant breeding, modern plant breeding, comparative genomics, quantitative genetics and apply genomics and bioinformatics science to identify molecular bases underlying complex traits in cultivated and wild blueberries. We are using the latest sequencing technologies to sequence genome and transcriptome sequences of various Vaccinium species.


Courses Taught

HS422: Small fruit production (3 credits) (Every other even year / Spring) and Breeding with genomics (2 credits) (Every other odd year).


Selected Publications 

A Long-Read Transcriptome Assembly of Cotton (L.) and Intraspecific Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Discovery
H Ashrafi, AM Hulse-Kemp, F Wang, SS Yang, X Guan, DC Jones, …
The Plant Genome 8 (2) 3 2015

BAC-end sequence-based SNP mining in allotetraploid cotton (Gossypium) utilizing resequencing data, phylogenetic inferences, and perspectives for genetic mapping
AM Hulse-Kemp, H Ashrafi, K Stoffel, X Zheng, CA Saski, BE Scheffler, …
G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics 5 (6), 1095-1105 2 2015

Detached-Leaflet Evaluation of Tomato Germplasm for Late Blight Resistance and Its Correspondence to Field and Greenhouse Screenings
MR Foolad, MT Sullenberger, H Ashrafi
Plant Disease 99 (5), 718-722 1 2015

Development of a 63K SNP Array for Cotton and High-Density Mapping of Intra-and Inter-Specific Populations of Gossypium spp.
AM Hulse-Kemp, J Lemm, J Plieske, H Ashrafi, R Buyyarapu, DD Fang, …
G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, g3. 115.018416 7 2015

Development of a 63K SNP Array for Gossypium and High-density Mapping of Intra-and Inter-specific Populations of Cotton (G. hirsutum L.)
A Hulse-Kemp, J Lemm, J Plieske, H Ashrafi, R Buyyarapu, D Fang, … 2015

Using spinach to compare technologies for whole genome assemblies
H Ashrafi
Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference 2015

Characterization of Early Blight Resistance in a Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Tomato: I. Heritability and Trait Correlations
MR Foolad, H Ashrafi
Advanced Studies in Biology 7 (3), 131-148 2015

Characterization of Early Blight Resistance in a Recombinant Inbred Line Population of Tomato: II. Identification of QTLs and Their Co-localization with Candidate Resistance Genes
H Ashrafi, MR Foolad
Advanced Studies in Biology 7 (4), 149-168 1 2015

Development and bin mapping of gene-associated interspecific SNPs for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) introgression breeding efforts
AM Hulse-Kemp, H Ashrafi, X Zheng, F Wang, KA Hoegenauer, …
BMC genomics 15 (1), 945 9 2014

Cosegregates with QTL for Resistance to in Pepper ()
WZ Rehrig, H Ashrafi, T Hill, J Prince, A Van Deynze
The Plant Genome 7 (2) 6 2014

QTL mapping of fruit rot resistance to the plant pathogen Phytophthora capsici in a recombinant inbred line Capsicum annuum population
RP Naegele, H Ashrafi, TA Hill, SR Chin-Wo, AE Van Deynze, …
Phytopathology 104 (5), 479-483


 

Hamid Ashrafi