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Hale lab papers

Bartaula R
, Melo ATO, Kingan S, Jin Y, Hale I (2019) Mapping non-host resistance to the stem rust pathogen in an interspecific barberry hybrid. BMC plant biology, 19(1), 319

Dawson IK, Powell W, Hendre P, Bančič J, Hickey JM, Kindt R, Hoad S,
Hale I, Jamnadass R (2019) The role of genetics in mainstreaming the production of new and orphan crops to diversify food systems and support human nutrition. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15895

Melo ATO and Hale I (2019) ‘apparent’: a simple and flexible R package for accurate SNP-based parentage analysis in the absence of guiding information. BMC bioinformatics, 20(1), 108

Maccaferri M, Harris NS, Twardziok SO, Pasam RK, Gundlach H, Spannagl M, ... ,
Hale I, ... Cattivelli L (2019) Durum wheat genome highlights past domestication signatures and future improvement targets. Nature genetics, 51, 885–895

Nave M, Avni R, Çakır E, Portnoy V, Sela H, Pourkheirandish M, Ozkan H,
Hale I, Komatsuda T, Dvorak J, Distelfeld A (2019) Wheat domestication in light of haplotype analyses of the Brittle rachis 1 genes (BTR1-A and BTR1-B). Plant Science, 285, 193-199

Melo ATO and Hale I (2018). Expanded functionality, increased accuracy, and enhanced speed in the de novo genotyping-by-sequencing pipeline GBS-SNP-CROP. Bioinformatics. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty873

Mo Y, Vanzetti LS,
Hale I, Spagnolo EJ, Guidobaldi F, Al-Oboudi J, Odle N, Pearce S, Helguera M, Dubcovsky J (2018) Identification and characterization of Rht25, a locus on chromosome arm 6AS affecting wheat plant height, heading time, and spike development. Theoretical and applied genetics, 131(10):2021-35

Avni R, Oren L, Shabtay G, Assili S, Pozniak C,
Hale I, Ben-David R, Peleg Z, Distelfeld A (2018) Genome Based Meta-QTL Analysis of Grain Weight in Tetraploid Wheat Identifies Rare Alleles of GRF4 Associated with Larger Grains. Genes, 9(12):636

Bartaula R, Melo ATO, Connolly B, Jin Y, Hale I (2018) An interspecific barberry hybrid enables genetic dissection of non-host resistance to the wheat stem rust pathogen. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(10), 2483-2493

Hale I, Melo ATO, Gustafson H (2018) Sex-linked molecular markers for two cold-hardy kiwifruit species, Actinidia arguta and A. kolomikta. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 83(4), 236-246. DOI: 10.17660/eJHS.2018/83.4.4 https://doi.org/10.17660/eJHS.2018/83.4.4

Strassel LH, Connolly BA,
Bartaula R, Hale I (2018). Occurrence of Knotweed Hybrid, Fallopia ×bohemica (Polygonaceae) in New Hampshire. Rhodora, 120(981), 87-88

Sogbohossou EOD, Achigan-Dako E, Maundu P, Solberg S, Deguenon E, Mumm RH,
Hale I, Van Deynze A, Schranz ME (2018) A roadmap for breeding Gynandropsis gynandra (Cleomaceae), an underutilized vegetable in Africa. Horticulture Research, 5(1): 2. DOI 10.1038/s41438-017-0001-2

Avni R, Nave M, Barad O, Twardziok SO, Gundlach H,
Hale I, et al. (2017) Wild emmer genome architecture and diversity elucidate wheat evolution and domestication. Science, 357(6346), 93-97

Lan C,
Hale I, Herrera-Foessel S, Basnet B, Randhawa M, Huerta-Espino J, Dubcovsky J, Singh R (2017) Characterization and mapping of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance loci in hexaploid wheat lines UC1110 and PI610750 under Mexican environments. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1450. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2017.01450

Melo ATO, Guthrie RS, Hale I (2017) GBS-based deconvolution of the surviving North American collection of cold-hardy kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) germplasm. PloS one 12(1), e0170580

Tchokponhoué DA, N'Danikou S,
Hale I, Van Deynze A, Achigan-Dako E (2017) Early fruiting in Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell juveniles induced by water and inorganic nutrient management. F1000Research 6:399, DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.11091.1

Nave M, Avni R, Batsheva B,
Hale I, Distelfeld A (2016) QTLs for uniform grain dimensions and germination selected during wheat domestication are co-located on chromosome 4B. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1-13

Connolly B,
Hale I (2016) Lepidium latifolium (Brassicaceae): Invasive Perennial Pepperweed Observed in Rhode Island. Rhodora 118(974):231-233

Melo A, Bartaula R, Hale I (2016) GBS-SNP-CROP: a reference-optional pipeline for SNP discovery and plant germplasm characterization using variable length, paired-end genotyping-by-sequencing data. BMC bioinformatics 17(1)

Hale I, Connolly B, Bartaula R (2015) The occurrence of hybrid barberry, Berberis ×ottawensis (Berberidaceae), in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Rhodora 117(971):384-387 7/15

Hale I, Broders K, Iriarte G (2014) A Vavilovian approach to discovering crop-associated microbes with potential to enhance plant immunity. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 492. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2014.00492 9/14

Hale I, Wollheim W, Smith R, Asbjornsen H, Brito A, Broders K, Grandy AS, Rowe R (2014) A scale-explicit framework for conceptualizing the environmental impacts of agricultural land use changes. Sustainability 6(12), 8432-8451. DOI: 10.3390/su6128432 11/14

Howell T,
Hale I, Jankuloski L, Bonafede M, Gilbert M, Dubcovsky J (2014) Mapping a region within the 1RS.1BL translocation in common wheat affecting grain yield and canopy water status. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-014-2408-6 12/14

Hale I and B Connolly (2014) Actinidia arguta (Actinidaceae): A new record of a naturalized introduction in Connecticut. Rhodora 116, No. 967. DOI: 10.3119/14-01 7/14

Goodwin S, Cavaletto J,
Lowe I, Thompson I, Xu S, Adhikari T, Dubcovsky J (2014) A new map location of gene Stb3 for resistance to septoria tritici blotch in wheat. Crop Science. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2013.11.0766 10/14

Hale I, Mamuya I, Singh D (2013) Sr31-virulent races (TTKSK, TTKST, and TTTSK) of the wheat stem rust pathogen Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici are present in Tanzania. Plant Disease 97:557 4/13

Hale I, Zhang X, Fu D, Dubcvosky J (2012) Registration of wheat lines carrying the partial stripe rust resistance gene Yr36 without the Gpc-B1 high grain protein content allele. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:108-112

Lowe I, Jankuloski L, Chao S, Chen X, See D, Dubcovksy J (2011) Mapping and validation of QTL which confer partial resistance to broadly virulent post-2000 North American races of stripe rust in hexaploid wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 123:143-157

Lowe I, Cantu D, Dubcovsky J (2011) Durable resistance to the wheat rusts: Integrating systems biology and traditional phenotype-based research methods to guide the deployment of resistance genes. Euphytica 179:69-79

Olson E, Brown-Guedira G, Marshall DS, Jin Y, Mergoum M,
Lowe I, Dubcovsky J (2010) Genotyping of U.S. Wheat Germplasm for Presence of Stem Rust Resistance Genes Sr24, Sr36 and Sr1RSAmigo. Crop Science 50:668-675