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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Brian Beecher
Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research
(This person is no longer with ARS)
Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A review of the occurrence of grain softness protein-1 genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, C.F., Geng, H., Beecher, B.S., Ma, D. 2013. A review of the occurrence of grain softness protein-1 genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Molecular Biology. 83:507-521.
Did the house mouse (Mus musculus L.) shape the evolutionary trajectory of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, C.F., Fuerst, E.P., Beecher, B.S., Mclean, D.J., James, C.P., Geng, H. 2013. Did the house mouse (Mus musculus L.) shape the evolutionary trajectory of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)?. Ecology and Evolution. 3:3447-3454.
The puroindoline b-2 variants are expressed at low levels relative to the puroindoline D1 genes in wheat seeds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giroux, M., Kim, K., Hogg, A., Martin, J., Beecher, B.S. 2013. The puroindoline b-2 variants are expressed at low levels relative to the puroindoline D1 genes in wheat seeds. Crop Science. 53:833-841.
Segregation analysis indicates that Puroindoline b-2 variants 2 and 3 are allelic in Triticum aestivum L. and that a revision to Puroindoline b-2 gene symbolization is indicated Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geng, H.W., Beecher, B.S., Pumphrey, M., He, Z.H., Morris, C.F. 2013. Segregation analysis indicates that Puroindoline b-2 variants 2 and 3 are allelic in Triticum aestivum L. and that a revision to Puroindoline b-2 gene symbolization is indicated. Journal of Cereal Science. 57:61-66.
Physical mapping of puroindoline b-2 genes in wheat using the 'Chinese Spring' chromosome group 7 deletion lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geng, H., Beecher, B.S., He, Z., Morris, C.F. 2012. Physical mapping of puroindoline b-2 genes in wheat using the 'Chinese Spring' chromosome group 7 deletion lines. Crop Science. 52:2674-2678.
The distal portion of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) chromosome 5D short arm controls endosperm vitreosity and grain hardness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, C.F., Beecher, B.S. 2012. The distal portion of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) chromosome 5D short arm controls endosperm vitreosity and grain hardness. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 125:247-254.
Genetic Mapping of a new family of Seed-Expressed Polyphenol Oxidase genes in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beecher, B.S., Carter, A.H., See, D.R. 2012. Genetic Mapping of a new family of Seed-Expressed Polyphenol Oxidase genes in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124:1463-1473.
Prevalence of puroindoline b-2 variants in U.S. Pacific Northwest wheat breeding germplasm pools, and their association with kernel texture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geng, H., Beecher, B.S., He, Z., Kiszonas, A., Morris, C.F. 2012. Prevalence of puroindoline b-2 variants in U.S. Pacific Northwest wheat breeding germplasm pools, and their association with kernel texture. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124:1259-1267.
Characterization of a unique 'super soft' kernel trait in wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, C.F., Anderson, J.A., King, G.E., Bettge, A.D., Garland Campbell, K.A., Fuerst, E.P., Beecher, B.S. 2011. On the occurrence of a unique 'super soft' kernel trait in wheat. Cereal Chemistry. 88:576-583.
Molecular cloning and expression analysis of multiple polyphenol oxidase genes in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum) kernels Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beecher, B.S., Skinner, D.Z. 2011. Molecular cloning and expression analysis of multiple polyphenol oxidase genes in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum) kernels. Journal of Cereal Science 53:371-378.
Registration of Anton Hard White Winter Wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Graybosch, R.A., Peterson, C.J., Baenziger, P.S., Baltensperger, D.B., Nelson, L., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J.A., Seabourn, B.W., Beecher, B.S. 2011. Registration of Anton Hard White Winter Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 5. DOI: 10.3198/jpr2010.08.0481crc.
The ectopic expression of the wheat puroindoline genes increase germ size and seed oil content in transgenic corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, J., Martin, J.M., Beecher, B.S., Lu, C., Hannah, L., Wall, M.L., Altosaar, I., Giroux, M.J. 2010. The ectopic expression of the wheat puroindoline genes increase germ size and seed oil content in transgenic corn. Plant Molecular Biology. 74:353-365.
Molecular cloning and expression analysis of multiple polyphenol oxidase genes in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum) kernels - (Abstract Only)
Beecher, B.S., Skinner, D.Z. 2010. Molecular cloning and expression analysis of multiple polyphenol oxidase genes in developing wheat (Triticum aestivum) kernels. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings.
Physical Mapping and a new puroindoline b-2 gene in wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, F., Beecher, B.S., Morris, C.F. 2010. Physical Mapping and a new puroindoline b-2 gene in wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 120:745-751.
Glutenin alleles in U.S. Pacific Northwest Wheat - (Proceedings)
Morris, C.F., Pasha, I., Beecher, B.S., Bettge, A.D., See, D.R. 2009. Glutenin alleles in U.S. Pacific Northwest Wheat. International Gluten Workshop; p 141.
In Planta mutagenesis determines the functional regions of puroindoline proteins. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feiz, L., Martin, J., Beecher, B.S., Giroux, M. 2009. In Planta mutagenesis determines the functional regions of puroindoline proteins. PLoS Genetics 183:853-860.
Glutenin alleles in U.S. Pacific Northwest wheat - (Abstract Only) - (02-Jul-09)
Discovery of a new puroindole b gene in wheat - (Proceedings)
Morris, C.F., Beecher, B.S., Chen, F. 2010. Discovery of a new puroindole b gene in wheat. International Wheat Quality Conference.
Discovery of a New Puroindoline b Gene in Wheat - (Abstract Only)
Morris, C.F., Chen, F., Beecher, B.S. 2010. Discovery of a New Puroindoline b Gene in Wheat. International Wheat Quality Conference.
Seed-specific expression of the wheat puroindoline genes improves maize wet milling yields Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, J., Martin, J.M., Beecher, B.S., Morris, C.F., Hannah, L.C., Giroux, M.J. 2009. Seed-specific expression of the wheat puroindoline genes improves maize wet milling yields. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 7: 733-743.
The associations between Vrs1 alleles and grain quality traits in spring barley Hordeum vulgare L. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turuspekov, Y., Martin, J.M., Beecher, B.S., Giroux, M.J. 2008. The associations between Vrs1 alleles and grain quality traits in spring barley Hordeum vulgare L.. Cereal Chemistry. 85:817-823.
White Salted Noodle Characteristics from Transgenic Isolines of Wheat Over Expressing Puroindolines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, J.M., Beecher, B.S., Giroux, M.J. 2008. White Salted Noodle Characteristics from Transgenic Isolines of Wheat Over Expressing Puroindolines. Journal of Cereal Science 48:800-807.
Hardness locus sequence variation and endosperm texture in spring barley Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turuspekov, Y., Beecher, B.S., Darlington, Y., Bowman, J., Blake, T., Giroux, M. 2008. Hardness locus sequence variation and endosperm texture in spring barley. Crop Science 48:1007-1019.
Genetic Characterization of Kernel Polyphenol Oxidases in Wheat and Related Species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fuerst, E., Beecher, B.S., Xu, S.S. 2008. Genetic Characterization of Kernel Polyphenol Oxidases in Wheat and Related Species. Journal of Cereal Science 48:359-368.
Genetic characterization kernel polyphenol oxidases in wheat (Triticum spp.) and its cultivated and wild relatives - (Proceedings)
Beecher, B.S., Fuerst, E.P. 2007. Genetic characterization kernel polyphenol oxidases in wheat (Triticum spp.) and its cultivated and wild relatives. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings.
Organellar genome analysis of rye (Secale cereale) representing diverse geographic regions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Isik, Z., Parmaksiz, I., Coruh, C., Geylan-Su, Y., Cebeci, O., Beecher, B.S., Budak, H. 2007. Organellar genome analysis of rye (Secale cereale) representing diverse geographic regions. Genome 50: 724-734.
RELEASE OF NE01643 HARD RED WINTER WHEAT - (Other)
Baenziger, P.S., Graybosch, R.A., Ibrahim, A., Baltensperger, D.D., Nelson, L.A., Jin, Y., Chen, M., Bai, G., Beecher, B.S., Hatchett, J.H. 2007. Release of ne01643 hard red winter wheat. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) in wheat and wild relatives: Molecular evidence for a multigene family - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Massa, A.N., Beecher, B.S., Morris, C.F. 2007. Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) in wheat and wild relatives: Molecular evidence for a multigene family. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1239-1247.
Polyphenol Oxidase Gene Structure in Wheat and Related Species - (Proceedings)
Morris, C.F., Beecher, B.S. 2007. Polyphenol Oxidase Gene Structure in Wheat and Related Species. Proceedings of the 57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference., 5-10 August, 2007. Panozzo, J.F., and Black, C.K. (eds). Melbourne, Victoria, pp.57-60.
AGRONOMIC AND QUALITY EFFECTS IN WINTER WHEAT OF A GENE CONDITIONING RESISTANCE TO WHEAT STREAK MOSAIC VIRUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Divis, L.A., Graybosch, R.A., Peterson, C.J., Baenziger, P.S., Hein, G.L., Beecher, B.S., Martin, T.J. 2006. Agronomic and quality effects in winter wheat of a gene conditioning resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus. Euphytica.
HARD WHEAT MILLING AND BREAD BAKING TRAITS AFFECTED BY THE SEED-SPECIFIC OVEREXPRESSION OF PUROINDOLINES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogg, A.C., Beecher, B.S., Martin, J.M., Meyer, F., Talbert, L., Lanning, S., Giroux, M.J. 2005. Hard wheat milling and bread baking traits affected by the seed-specific overexpression of puroindolines. Crop Sci. 45:871-878.
Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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