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Here is a selection of our most recent publications. Past and present lab members are shown in bold.

2020+    2019-2015   2014-2010   2009-2000


  • Ameen, G., S. Solanki, L. Sager-Brittara, J. Richards, P. Tamang, T.L. Friesen, R.S. Brueggeman. 2021. Mutations in a barley cytochrome P450 gene enhances pathogen induced programmed cell death and cutin layer instability. PLoS Genet. 17(12):e1009473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009473

↳ bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.09.434546

  • Effertz, K., S.J. Clare, S.M. Harkins, and R.S. Brueggeman. 2021. Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in net blotch infection of cereals. In Achieving Durable Disease Resistance in Cereals, R. Oliver, ed. (Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited), pp. 1-36.
  • Upadhaya, A. G.C. Sudha Upadhaya, R.S. Brueggeman. 2021. The wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) population from Washington contains the most virulent isolates reported on barley. Plant Diease. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-06-21-1195-RE
  • Clare, S.J., A. Çelik Oğuz, K. Effertz, R. Sharma Poudel, D. See, A. Karakaya, R.S. Brueggeman. 2021. Genome-wide association mapping of Pyrenophora teres f. maculata and Pyrenophora teres f. teres resistance loci utilizing natural Turkish wild and landrace barley populations. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics. DOI: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab269

bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2021.06.07.447398

  • Capo-chichi, L.J.A., Eldridge, S., Elakhdar, A., Kubo, T., Brueggeman, R., Aniya, A.O. 2021. QTL Mapping and Phenotypic Variation for Seedling Vigour Traits in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plants. 10 (6). doi: 10.3390/plants10061149
  • Jin, Z., S. Solanki, G. Ameen, T. Gross, R. Sharma Poudel, P. Borowics, R.S. Brueggeman and P. Schwars. 2021. Expansion of Internal Hyphal Growth in Fusarium Head Blight–Infected Grains Contributes to the Elevated Mycotoxin Production During the Malting Process. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-01-21-0024-R

↳ Localization of hyphal growth associated with mycotoxin production during the malting of Fusarium head blight infected grains. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.06.06.126979

  • Zhang, Z., K.L.D. Running, S. Seneviratne, A.R. Peters-Haugrud, A. Szabo‐Hever, G. Shi, R. Brueggeman, S.S. Xu, T.L. Friesen, J.D. Faris. 2021. A protein kinase–major sperm protein gene hijacked by a necrotrophic fungal pathogen triggers disease susceptibility in wheat. The Plant Journal. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.15194
  • Tamang, P., Richards, J. K., Solanki, S., Ameen, G., Sharma Poudel, R., Deka, P., Effertz, K., Clare, S., Hegsted, J., Bezbaruah, A. N., Li, X., Horsley, R. D. Friesen, T. L., Brueggeman, R. S. (2021). The barley HvWRKY6 transcription factor is required for resistance against Pyrenohpora teres f. teres. Frontiers in Genetics. DOI: 0.3389/fgene.2020.601500


  • Brueggeman, R.S., S. Solanki, G. Ameen, K. Effertz, R. Sharma Poudel, and A. Karakaya. (2020). Fungal diseases affecting barley. In Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Barley, G. Fox, and C.Li, eds. (Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited), pp. 1–58.
  • Restrepo-Montoya, D., R.S. Brueggeman, P. McClean, and J.M. Osorno. 2020. Computational identification of receptor-like kinases “RLK” and receptor-like proteins “RLP” in legumes. BMC Genomics 21(1) DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-6844-z.
  • Solanki, S., G. Ameen, J. Zhao, J. Flatten, P. Borowicz, and R.S. Brueggeman. 2020. Visualization of spatial gene expression in plants by modified RNAscope fluorescent in situ hybridization. Plant Methods 16(1) DOI: 10.1186/s13007-020-00614-4

bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.04.01.020727

  • Preprint: Ameen, G., S. Solanki, T. Drader, L. Sager-Bittara, B. Steffenson, A. Kleinhofs, C. Vogiatzis, R.S. Brueggeman. 2020. rcs5-mediated spot blotch resistance in barley is conferred by wall-associated kinases that resist pathogen manipulation. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.13.040238
  • Solanki, S., G. Ameen, D. Sanyal, S. Jain, A. Elakhdar, S. Lall, K. Chittem, L. Brueggeman, A. Kumar, R. Brueggeman. 2020. Friends and Foes: Phyto-Microbial Interactions in Molecular Perspective in Phyto-Microbiome in Stress Regulation.
  • Gyawali, S., A. Reda, R.P.S. Verma, R.S. Brueggeman, S. Rehman, L. Belqadi, M. Arbaoui, P. Tamang, and M. Singh. 2020. Seedling and adult stage resistance to net form of net blotch (NFNB) in spring barley and stability of adult stage resistance to NFNB in Morocco. Journal of Phytopathology. 168(39) DOI: 1111/jph.12887.
  • Sanyal, D., S. Solanki, G. Ameen, R.S. Brueggeman, and A. Chatterjee. 2020. Understanding the expression dynamics of symbiont rhizobial nifH and nitrogen assimilatory NR and GS genes in dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes at various growth stages. Legume Science DOI: 10.1002/leg3.26
  • Aoun, M., J.A. Kolmer, M. Breiland, J. Richards, R.S. Brueggeman, L.J. Szabo, and M. Acevedo. 2020. Genotyping-by-Sequencing for the Study of Genetic Diversity in Puccinia triticina. Plant Disease 104(3) DOI:10.1094/PDIS-09-19-1890-RE
  • Clare, S., N. Wyatt, R.S. Brueggeman, and T. Friesen. 2019. Research advances in the Pyrenophora teres–barley interaction. Molecular Plant Pathology 21(2): 272-288. DOI:10.1111/mpp.12896