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Articles are posted here immediately following acceptance to provide faster publication and better access to the newest research. These articles have not been professionally edited and do not appear as they will in the final journal issue. Finalized manuscripts will be compiled in bimonthly Crop Science issues.

Online ISSN: 1435-0653; Print ISSN: 0011-183X

Citation | Articles posted here may be cited by the doi.  Ex. Lorenz, A.J., T.J. Gustafson,  J.G. Coors, and N. de Leon. 2009. Breeding Maize for a Bioeconomy: A Literature Survey Examining Harvest Index and Stover Yield and Their Relationship to Grain Yield. Crop Sci., doi: 10.2135/cropsci2009.02.0086.

 

 

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Special Submissions — QTL that Matter

Closing the Divide between Human Nutrition and Plant Breeding
Christine H. Diepenbrock and Michael A. Gore
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0555; Posted online 24 Oct. 2014
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QTL Mapping and Molecular Breeding for Developing Stress Resilient Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa
Kassa Semagn, Yoseph Beyene, Raman Babu, Sudha Nair, Manje Gowda, Biswanath Das, Amsal Tarekegne, Stephen Mugo, George Mahuku, Mosisa Worku, Marilyn L. Warburton, Mike Olsen, and B. M. Prasanna
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0646; Posted online 24 Oct. 2014
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Two Decades of Molecular Marker Assisted Breeding for Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome
David A. Lightfoot
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0721; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Special Submissions — C-6 Grazing Symposium

Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications of Grazing Research
Lynn E. Sollenberger
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0070; Posted 13 May 2015
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Describing the Dynamic: Measuring and Assessing the Value of Plants in the Pasture
Robert L. Kallenbach
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0065; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Review & Interpretation

Genetic Improvement Estimates are Larger in High-Yield Cropping Environments: An Evaluation of Old to New Cultivar x Crop Management Trials
Elroy R. Cober and Malcolm J. Morrison
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0609; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Elevated [CO2]-Regulation of Plant Growth and Stress Adaptation
Bingru Huang and Yi Xu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0508; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Scientific Perspectives

 

Opinion & Policy

Enhancing Freedom to Operate for Plant Breeders and Farmers through Open Source Plant Breeding
Claire H. Luby, Jack Kloppenburg, Thomas E. Michaels, and Irwin L. Goldman
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0708; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Crop Breeding & Genetics (C-1)

Evaluating Grain Yield in Spring Wheat with Canopy Spectral Reflectance
B.C. Bowman, J. Chen, J. Zhang, J. Wheeler, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, S. Nayak, N. Heslot, H. Bockelman, and J.M. Bonman
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0533; Posted 13 May 2015
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Genetic Mapping of Race-Specific Stem Rust Resistance in the Synthetic Hexaploid W7984 x Opata M85 Mapping Population
Sandra M. Dunckel, Eric L. Olson, Matthew N. Rouse, Robert L. Bowden, and Jesse A. Poland
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0755; Posted 13 May 2015
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Pyramiding rag3, rag1b, rag4 and rag1c Aphid-resistant Genes in Soybean Germplasm
Desmi Chandrasena, Yang Wang, Carmille Bales, Jiazheng Yuan, Cuihua Gu, and Dechun Wang
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0089; Posted 13 May 2015
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Functional Codominant Marker for Selecting the Fw Gene Conferring Resistance to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 in Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
Shalu Jain, Norman F. Weeden, Ajay Kumar, Kishore Chittem, and Kevin McPhee
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0102; Posted 13 May 2015
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Adding Genetically Distant Individuals to Training Populations Reduces Genomic Prediction Accuracy in Barley
Aaron J. Lorenz and Kevin P. Smith
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0827; Posted 13 May 2015
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Designing Selection Criteria for Use of Reed Canarygrass as a Bioenergy Feedstock
Michael D. Casler, Jerome H. Cherney, E. Charles Brummer, and Bruce S. Dien
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.03.0142; Posted 13 May 2015
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Response to Drought Stress in Sainfoin: Within and Among Ecotype Variation
Sayareh Irani, Mohammad Mahdi Majidi, Aghafakhr Mirlohi, Mostafa Karami, and Mahnaz Zargar
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0481; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Imputation of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotypes in Biparental, Backcross, and Topcross Populations with a Hidden Markov Model
John M. Hickey, Gregor Gorjanc, Rajeev K. Varshney, and Carl Nettelblad
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0648; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Appraisal of Test Location and Variety Performance for the Selection of Tuber Yield in a Potato Breeding Programme
M. F. Paget, L. A. Apiolaza, J. A. D. Anderson, R. A. Genet, and P. A. Alspach
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0801; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Mapping Fall Dormancy and Winter Injury in Tetraploid Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)
Xuehui Li, Baldomero Alarcón-Zúñiga, Junmei Kang, M. Hammad Nadeem Tahir, Qingzhen Jiang, Yanling Wei, Rafael Reyno, Joseph G. Robins, and E. Charles Brummer
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0834; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Characterizing Changes from a Century of Genetic Improvement of Soybean Cultivars in Northeast China
Tingting Wu, Shi Sun, Caijie Wang,Wencheng Lu, Bincheng Sun, Xiqing Song, Xiaozeng Han, Tai Guo, Weiqun Man, Yanxi Cheng, Jianguang Niu, Lianshun Fu, Wenwen Song, Bingjun Jiang, Wensheng Hou, Cunxiang Wu, and Tianfu Han
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0023; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Association of Phenotypic Traits with Ploidy and Genome Size in Annual Ryegrass
Esteban F. Rios, Kevin E. Kenworthy and Patricio R. Munoz
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0039; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Tolerance to Seed Cracking Under Chilling Temperature in Soybean
Naoya Yamaguchi, Fumio Taguchi-Shiobara, Takashi Sayama, Tomoaki Miyoshi, Michio Kawasaki, Masao Ishimoto, and Mineo Senda
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0081; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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QTL Analysis of White Mold Avoidance in Pinto Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris)
Valerio Hoyos-Villegas, Wezi Mkwaila, Perry B. Cregan and James D. Kelly
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0106; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Genome-wide Association Mapping of Aspergillus flavus and Aflatoxin Accumulation Resistance in Maize
Marilyn L. Warburton, Juliet D. Tang, Gary L. Windham, Leigh K. Hawkins, Seth C. Murray, Wenwei Xu,
Debbie Boykin, Andy Perkins, and W. Paul Williams
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0424; Posted 7  Apr. 2015
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How Genetic Variance, Number of Genotypes and Markers Influence Estimation Accuracy of Genomic Prediction in Plant Breeding
Sidi Boubacar Ould Estaghvirou, Joseph O. Ogutu, and Hans-Peter Piepho
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0620; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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QTL Mapping for Potassium Use Efficiency Traits at the Seedling Stage in Wheat under Different Nitrogen and Phosphorus Treatments
Xiao-Ping Gong, Xue Liang, Ying Guo, Chun-Hong Wu, Yan Zhao, Xu-Hua Li, Si-Shen Li, and Fan-Mei Kong
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0711; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Genetic Map and Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of Agronomic Traits in a Diploid Potato Population using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers
Norma C. Manrique-Carpintero, Joseph J. Coombs, Yuehua Cui, Richard E. Veilleux, C. Robin Buell, and David Douches
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0745; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Inheritance of Aposporous Apomixis in Interspecific Hybrids Derived from Sexual Paspalum plicatulum and Apomictic P. guenoarum
Patricia Mabel Aguilera, Florencia Galdeano, Camilo Luis Quarin, Juan Pablo Amelio Ortiz, and Francisco Espinoza
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0770; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Identification of QTL for Alfalfa Forage Biomass Productivity during Drought Stress
Ian M. Ray, Yuanhong Han, Lei E, Chris D. Meenach, Nicholas Santantonio, Mary K. Sledge, Christopher A. Pierce, Tracy M. Sterling, Rossio K. Kersey, Hem Singh Bhandari, and Maria J. Monteros
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0840; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Association Analysis of Stem Solidness and Wheat Stem Sawfly Resistance in a Panel of North American Spring Wheat Germplasm
A.C. Varella, D.K. Weaver, J.D. Sherman, N.K. Blake, H.-Y. Heo, J. Kalous, S. Chao, M.L. Hofland, J.M. Martin, K.D. Kephart, and L.E. Talbert
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0852; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Genome-wide Association for Sugar Yield in Sweet Sorghum
Payne S. Burks, Chris M. Kaiser, Elizabeth M. Hawkins, and Patrick J. Brown
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0057; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Comparison of Two Selection Methods for Tolerance to Acidic, Aluminum-rich Soil in Alfalfa
Rafael Reyno, Daniel Real, and E. Charles Brummer
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0543; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Genetic Characterization and Mapping of Anthracnose Resistance of Corinthiano Common Bean Landrace Cultivar
Lorenna L. Sousa, Aline O. Gonçalves, Maria C. Gonçalves-Vidigal, Giselly F. Lacanallo, Andrea C. Fernandez, Halima Awale and James D. Kelly 
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0604; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Quantitative Cephalosporium Stripe Disease Resistance Mapped in the Wheat Genome
Paul S. Froese and Arron H. Carter
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0720; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Characterizing a Miscanthus Germplasm Collection for Yield, Yield-Components, and Genotype × Environment Interactions
Christopher M. Kaiser, Lindsay V. Clark, John A. Juvik, Thomas B. Voigt, and Erik J. Sacks
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0808; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Valuing the Seed of an Improved Switchgrass Variety
Amadou Gouzaye, Francis M. Epplin, and Yanqi Wu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0529; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genetic Diversity for Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance as Determined by GWAM and Inheritance in Progeny
Lynn S. Dahleen, Phil Bregitzer, Do Mornhinweg, and Kathy Esvelt Klos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0634; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Mapping and Validation of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Tiller Production in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Shannon R. M. Pinson, Yueguang Wang, and Rodante E. Tabien 
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0644; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Industry Scale Evaluation of Maize Hybrids Selected for Increased Yield in Drought Stress Conditions of the U.S. Corn Belt
Jim Gaffney, Jeff Schussler, Carlos Löffler, Weiguo Cai, Steve Paszkiewicz, Carlos Messina, Jeremy Groeteke, Joe Keaschall, and Mark Cooper
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0654; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Multi-environment Performance of New Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Varieties in South Africa
S.M. Laurie, M. Booyse, M.T. Labuschagne, and M.M. Greyling
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0664; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Characterization of Heat and Drought Stress Tolerance in High-Yielding Spring Wheat
Suchismita Mondal, Ravi P. Singh, Julio Huerta-Espino, Zakaria Kehel, and Enrique Autrique
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0709; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Developing Winter Food Barley for the Pacific Northwest of the US
Brigid Meints, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Andrew S. Ross, Scott Fisk, Teepakorn Kongraksawech, Juliet M. Marshall, Kevin Murphy, and Patrick Hayes
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0710; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Detection of Major QTL for Yield under Multiple Abiotic and Terminal Drought Stress in a Recombinant Inbred Dry Bean Population
Jennifer J. Trapp, Carlos A. Urrea, Perry B. Cregan, and Phillip N. Miklas
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0792; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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PopVar: A Genome-wide Procedure for Predicting Genetic Variance and Correlated Response in Bi-parental Breeding Populations
Mohsen Mohammadi, Tyler Tiede, and Kevin P Smith
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0030; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genome-wide Association Mapping of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance and Agro-morphological Traits in Barley Landraces from Ethiopia and Eritrea
Bullo Erena Mamo and Brian J. Steffenson
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0428; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Kernel Related Characteristics in Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Meixia Li, Zhulin Wang, Ziying Liang, Weinan Shen, Fengli Sun, Yajun Xi, and Shudong Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0616; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Cold-Tolerance of Miscanthus Seedlings and Effects of Spring and Autumn Frosts on Mature Clonally Replicated Cultivars
Christopher M. Kaiser and Erik J. Sacks
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0679; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Characterization of Endosperm Carbohydrates in isa2–339 Maize and Interactions with su1-ref

Brian D. De Vries and William F. Tracy
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.01.0083; Posted online 19 June 2014
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Plant Genetic Resources (C-8)

Development of Novel Polymorphic EST-SSR Markers in Campeiostachys nutans and Their Use in Genetic Diversity Analyses
Dong Luo, Qiang Zhou, Lichao Ma, Wengang Xie, Yanrong Wang, Xiaowen Hu, and Zhipeng Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0012; Posted 13 May 2015
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Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat Line RL6062 is an Allele at the Lr3 Locus
J. A. Kolmer
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0031; Posted 13 May 2015
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Vernalization and Photoperiod Response in Annual Wild Cicer Species and Cultivated Chickpea
Shivali Sharma and Hari D Upadhyaya
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0598; Posted 13 May 2015
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Oil Content and Fatty Acid Characteristics in Mediterranean Sesame Core Collection
Engin Yol, Ramazan Toker, Muharrem Golukcu and Bulent Uzun
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0771; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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A Phaseolus vulgaris Diversity Panel for Andean Bean Improvement
Karen A. Cichy, Timothy G. Porch, James S. Beaver, Perry Cregan, Deidre Fourie, Raymond P. Glahn, Michael A. Grusak, Kelvin Kamfwa, Dennis N. Katuuramu, Phil McClean, Eninka Mndolwa, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, Marciail A.Pastor-Corrales, and Phillip N. Miklas
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0653; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Genetic Diversity among Pentaploid Buffelgrass Accessions
Byron L. Burson, K. Renganayaki, Charlie D. Dowling, Lori L. Hinze, and Russell W. Jessup
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0655; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Identification of New Sources of Resistance to Multiple Pathotypes of Sclerospora graminicola in the Pearl Millet Mini Core Germplasm Collection
Rajan Sharma, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Shivali Sharma, Vishal L. Gate, and Chandramani Raj
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0822; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Identification of Environmentally Stable Wild Soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. and Zucc.) Genotypes with High Alpha-linolenic Acid Concentration
Jong-Hyun Chae, Bo-Keun Ha, Guyhwa Chung, Ju-Eun Park, Euiho Park, Jong-Min Ko, J. Grover Shannon, Jong Tae Song, and Jeong-Dong Lee
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0635; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Identification of Unique Genetic Sources of Soybean Rust Resistance from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection
Donna K. Harris, Mandy D. Kendrick, Zachary R. King, Kerry F. Pedley, David R. Walker, Perry B. Cregan,
James W. Buck, Daniel V. Phillips, Zenglu Li, and H. Roger Boerma
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0671; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Phenotypic or Molecular Diversity Screening for Conservation of Genetic Resources? An Example from a Gene Bank Collection of the Temperate Forage Grass Phleum pratense
Siri Fjellheim, Pirjo Tanhuanpää, Petter Marum, Outi Manninen, and Odd Arne Rognli
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0825; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)

The Biological and Agronomic (Non) Sense of Ex-ante Coexistence Measures
Hugh J. Beckie and Linda M. Hall
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0105; Posted 13 May 2015
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OsbZIP33 is an ABA-dependent Enhancer of Drought Tolerance in Rice
Hao Chen, Xiao J. Dai, and Zhan Y. Gu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0697; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Development of Genomic Simple Sequence Repeat Markers for Yam (Dioscorea spp.)
Muluneh Tamiru, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Chikako Mitsuoka, Pachakkil Babil, Hiroko Takagi, Antonio Lopez-Montes, Alieu Sartie, Robert Asiedu, and Ryohei Terauchi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0725; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Overexpression of Rice OsGAI in Rice and Tobacco Modulates GA Dependent Responses
Sheuli Roy, Tirthartha Chattopadhyay, and Mrinal K. Maiti
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0776; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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RNA-Seq Transcriptome Profiling Reveals Differentially Expressed Genes Involved in Sex Expression in Melon (Cucumis melo L.)  
Peng Gao,·Yunyan Sheng,·Feishi Luan, Hongyan Ma, and·Shi Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0444; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Evaluation of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Normalization in Cowpea under Drought Stress during Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Helder Anderson P. Da Silva, Sarah Muniz Nardeli, Marcio Alves-Ferreira, Jean Luiz Simões-Araújo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0738; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)—Note

Development of E-chromosome Specific Molecular Markers for Thinopyrum elongatum in a Wheat Background
Shiqiang Chen, Yong Gao, Xue Zhu, Chao Zhang, Wenguang Cao, George Fedak, Zhentian He, Xiulan Chen, and Jianmin Chen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0539; Posted 13 May 2015
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A Unified Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Map of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Derived from Current Genomic Resources
Brent S. Hulke, Christopher J. Grassa, John E. Bowers, John M. Burke, Lili Qi, Zahirul I. Talukder, and Loren H. Rieseberg
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0752; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Foreign Protein Detection in Transgenic Rice Revealed by Comparative Proteomic Analysis
Yanhua Yang, Li Dai, Keming Zhu, Hengchuan Xia, Liang Chen, Hailong Liu, and Keping Chen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0799; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Biomedical, Health Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants (C-9)

Rapid Estimation of Phenolic Content in Colored Maize by Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy and Its Use in a Breeding Program
Qingchang Meng, Seth C. Murray, Adam Mahan, Amy Collison, Liyi Yang, and Joseph Awika
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0767; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Recurrent Selection to Alter Grain Phytic Acid Concentration and Iron Bioavailability
Alyssa W. Beavers, A. Susana Goggi, Manju B. Reddy, Adrienne Moran Lauter, and M. Paul Scott
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0807; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Prospects for Selecting Wheat with Increased Zinc and Decreased Cadmium Concentration in Grain
Mary J. Guttieri, P. Stephen Baenziger, Katherine Frels, Brett Carver, Brian Arnall, Shichen Wang, Eduard Akhunov, and Brian M. Waters
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0559; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Sunlight Induces Black Color and Increases Flavonoid Levels in the Grain of Sorghum Line Tx3362

Brian K. Pfeiffer and William L. Rooney
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0757; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Crop Physiology and Metabolism (C-2)

Variation among Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Genotypes in Sensitivity of Transpiration Rate and Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation to Soil Drying
Thomas R. Sinclair, Anju Manandhar, Nouhoun Belko, Mandeep Riar, Vincent Vadez, and Philip A. Roberts
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0816; Posted 13 May 2015 
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Corn Stalk Lodging:  A Forensic Engineering Approach Provides Insights into Failure Patterns and Mechanisms
Daniel J. Robertson, Margaret Julias, Brian W. Gardunia, Ty Barten, and Douglas D. Cook
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0010; Posted 13 May 2015
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Diazotrophic Endophytes of Poplar and Willow for Growth Promotion of Rice Plants in Nitrogen-Limited Conditions
S.L. Kandel, N. Herschberger, S.-H. Kim, and S.L. Doty
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0570; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Near-Remote Green: Red PVI Ground Cover Fraction Estimation in Cotton
Bablu Sharma, Glen L. Ritchie, and Nithya Rajan
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0625; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Early Vigor of Advanced Breeding Lines and Modern Cotton Cultivars
S. Liu, M. Remley, F.M. Bourland, R.L. Nichols, W.E. Stevens, A. Phillips Jones, and F.B. Fritschi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0686; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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The Levels of B-uptake Proteins in Roots are Correlated with Tolerance to B Stress in Barley
Sasmita Mishra, Scott Heckathorn, and Charles Krause
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0706; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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The Physiological Basis of the Genetic Progress in Yield Potential of CIMMYT Spring Wheat Cultivars from 1966 to 2009
K.A.B. Aisawi, M.P. Reynolds, R.P. Singh, and M.J. Foulkes
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0601; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)

Hydrothermal Germination Models: Comparison of Two Data-fitting Approaches with Probit Optimization
Stuart P. Hardegree, Christina T. Walters, Alex R. Boehm, Peter J. Olsoy, Patrick E. Clark and Frederick B. Pierson
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0703; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)—Note

Medical Oxygen Concentrators for Releasing Seed Dormancy
David M. Brenner, Jack Dekker, Jarad Niemi, and Lisa Pfiffner
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0783; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Crop Ecology, Management & Quality (C-3)

Sowing Date and Wheat Quality as Determined by Gluten Index
David J. Bonfil, Shahal Abbo, and Tal Svoray
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0562; Posted 13 May 2015
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Evaluation of Individual Competitiveness and the Relationship between Competitiveness and Yield in Maize
Lichao Zhai, Ruizhi Xie, Daling Ma, Guangzhou Liu, Pu Wang, and Shaokun Li
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0033; Posted 13 May 2015
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Spatial Variation and Improving Measures of the Utilization Efficiency of Accumulated Temperature
Yuee Liua,b, Peng Houb, Ruizhi Xieb, Weiping Haoa, Shaokun Lib, and Xurong Meia
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0735; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Combination Approach of Border Rows and Isolation Distance for Securing Coexistence of Non-GM and GM Maize
Maren Langhof, Doreen Gabriel, and Gerhard Rühl
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0523; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Contribution of Cover Crops to the Productivity of Maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Zimbabwe
Blessing Mhlanga, Stephanie Cheesman, Barbara Maasdorp, Walter Mupangwa, and Christian Thierfelder
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0796; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Straw Incorporation Strategy on Cereal Crop Yield in China
Hong Zhaoa,b, Binfeng Suna, b, Fei Lua, Guo Zhanga, Xiaoke Wanga, and Zhiyun Ouyanga
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0599; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Foliar Fungicide Application to Maize: Yield and Grain Hardness Enhancement in Different Environmental Conditions
Giulio Testa, Amedeo Reyneri, and Massimo Blandino
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0262; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Turfgrass Science (C-5)

Physiological Basis for Triazine Herbicide Tolerance in Bermudagrass, Seashore Paspalum, and Zoysiagrass
Rashmi Singh, Sudeep S. Sidhu, and Patrick E. McCullough
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0637; Posted 13 May 2015
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Physiological Basis for Glyphosate Tolerance in Hard Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
Patrick E. McCullough, Jialin Yu, Donn G. Shilling, and Mark A. Czarnota
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0035; Posted 13 May 2015
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Evaluation of Atmometers within Urban Home Lawn Microclimates
K.W. Peterson, D.J. Bremer, and J.D. Fry
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0073; Posted 13 May 2015
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Confirmation that Sphaerobolus stellatus Is a Causal Agent of Thatch Collapse in Golf Turfs and Insights into the Biology of the Fungus
Amy M. Baetsen-Young, John E. Kaminski, Matthew T. Kasson and Donald D. Davis
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0821; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Inheritance of Salinity Tolerance in Perennial Ryegrass
Matthew J. Koch, William A. Meyer, and Stacy A. Bonos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0791; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Molecular Differentiation of Gender in Buffalograss
Teresa Donze, Bimal S. Amaradasa, Carol Caha, Tiffany Heng-Moss, and Keenan Amundsen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0478; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Seeding Rate, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Rate Effects on Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production
Eric J. Koeritz, Eric Watkins, and Nancy J. Ehlke
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.02.0130; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Forage & Grazinglands (C-6)

Grazing Management Affects Establishment Performance of Rhizoma Peanut Strip-Planted into Bahiagrass Pasture
Miguel S. Castillo, Lynn E. Sollenberger, M. Kimberly Mullenix, Ann R. Blount, Mary J. Williams, and Cheryl L. Mackowiak
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0090; Posted 13 May 2015
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Blending Polymer-Coated Nitrogen Fertilizer Improved Bermudagrass Forage Production
Kathryn M. Payne, Dennis W. Hancock, Miguel L. Cabrera, R. Curt Lacy, and David E. Kissel
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0829; Posted 13 May 2015
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Natural Glyphosate Tolerance in Sweetvetch Hedysarum boreale
Michael D. Peel, Corey V. Ransom, Ivan W. Mott and Blair L. Waldron
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0571; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Herbage Accumulation and Nutritive Value of Limpograss Breeding Lines Under Stockpiling Management
M.O. Wallau, L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.K. Mullenix, K.H. Quesenberry, C.A.M. Gomide, V. Costa e Silva, and N. DiLorenzo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0797; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Reduced Nitrogen Mineralization and Litter Decomposition in Unfertilized Smooth Bromegrass Pastures
Ana B. Wingeyer, John A. Guretzky, Walter H. Schacht, and Terry J. Klopfenstein
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0677; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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