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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

PI: Gary J. Muehlbauer, Associate Fellow

Gene Expression Analysis in Barley and Wheat

These researchers use resources at the CGL to study gene expression in barley and wheat. One area of interest is the gene expression profiles of barley and wheat during infection with Fusarium graminearum. F. graminearum infection of barley and wheat causes Fusarium head blight, a major disease in barley and wheat. The researchers are also studying vegetative branching by examining gene expression profiles in four low branching barley mutants and wildtype branching plants. Finally, they are studying the gene expression profiles of barley during malting and a wild barley accession during pathogen infection.

Group Members

Hatice Bilgic, Research Associate
Jayanand Boddu, Research Associate
Yung-Tsi Bolon, Research Associate
Seungho Cho, Research Associate
Stephanie Gardiner, Graduate Student
Haiyan Jia, Graduate Student
Ben Millet, Research Associate
Maria Munoz Amatriain, Research Associate
Liana Nice, Graduate Student
Summer St. Pierre, Graduate Student
Addie Thompson, Graduate Student
Yanwen Xiong, Research Associate