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Karen R Harris-Shultz
Crop Genetics and Breeding Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (229) 386-3906
Fax: (229) 391-3701
115 COASTAL WAY
TIFTON, GA, 31793

Projects
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424212
APPLICATION OF MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE CONVENTIONAL BREEDING EFFICIENCIES IN PEANUT AND WARM SEASON GRASSES
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419338

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Detection of DNA and ploidy variation within vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Apr-14)
Genetic and ploidy variability within six vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S., Patton, A.J., Kenworthy, K., Chandra, A., Waltz, F. 2013. Genetic and ploidy variability within six vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Water, Food, Energy and Innovation for a Sustainable World, Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, FL.
Discovery and characterization of a turf-type triploid seashore paspalum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Contreras, R.N., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Heckart, D.L., Peake, J.B., Raymer, P.L. 2014. Discovery and characterization of a turf-type triploid seashore paspalum. HortScience. 48:1424:1427.
Creation of hexaploid and octaploid zoysiagrass using colchicine and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Hans, C.S., Contreras, R.N., Jackson, S.A. 2013. Creation of hexaploid and octaploid zoysiagrass using colchicine and breeding. Crop Science. 53:2218-2224.
Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R.N., Hans, C.S., Hanna, W.W., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 12:327-334.
Development and characterization of seashore paspalum SSR markers and identification of markers potentially associated with salt tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Scheffler, B.E., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2013. Development and characterization of seashore paspalum SSR markers and identification of markers potentially associated with salt tolerance. Crop Science. 53:2679-2685.
EcoTurf - a case study: genetic variation and agronomic potential of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) germplasm collected from Australian biodiversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambrides, C.J., Zhou, Y., Fukai, S., Jewell, M., Loch, D., Godwin, I., Holton, T., Innes, D., Frere, C., Hanna, W., Ye, C., Van Tran, T., Ngo, T., Le, T., Cao, N., Al Dabbagh, H., O'Brien, C., Roche, M., Fullelove, G., Ballard, E., Kearns, R., Pearce, W., Hacker, A., Puachuay, M., Shelton, M., Dalzell, S., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Cremer, J. 2013. EcoTurf - a case study: genetic variation and agronomic potential of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) germplasm collected from Australian biodiversity. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 12:263-266.
Control of crop diseases, third edition - (Other)
Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2013. Control of crop diseases, third edition. Crop Science. 53:732-733.
Genetic relationships in Zoysia and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K.E., Lehman, V.G., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Genetic relationships in Zoysia and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits. Crop Science. 53(1):285-295.
Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jewell, M., Frere, C.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Godwin, I.D., Lambrides, C.J. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2):390-396.
Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits - (Abstract Only)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K., Lehman, V., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 96.
Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Duke, M.V., Ballard, L.L., Scheffler, B.E., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2012. Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B.M., Contreras, R.N., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Peake, J.B., Raymer, P.L. 2012. Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brady, J.A. 2012. Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp.. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 30:1264-1269.
Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet - (Abstract Only)
Kandel, R., Singh, H.P., Singh, B.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F. 2012. Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet. 109th Annual Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Proceedings, Birmingham, AL, February 5-7, 2012. online only.
Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milla-Lewis, S.R., Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W. 2012. Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass germplasm. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. (DOI) 10.1007/s10722-011-9780-8.
Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Luc, E., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Hanna, W. 2011. Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding. Fundamentals for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2011 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Fundamental for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, SSSA 2011 International Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W., Brady, J.A. 2012. Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection. Crop Science. 52:383-392.
Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2011. Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period. Crop Science. 51:2886-2894.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 136(3):211-218.
DNA polymorphisms at bermudagrass microsatellite loci and their use in genotype fingerprinting - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kamps, T.L., Williams, N.R., Ortega, V.M., Chamusco, K.C., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Scully, B.T., Chase, C.D. 2011. DNA polymorphisms at bermudagrass microsatellite loci and their use in genotype fingerprinting. Crop Science. 51:1-10.
Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period - (Abstract Only)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2010. Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CDRom.
Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R., Hanna, W. 2010. Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CD-ROM.
Development, linkage mapping, and utilization of microsallelites in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2010. Development, linkage mapping and use of microsallelites in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(6):511-520.
High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fie, Z. 2010. High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(4):369-378.
DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:1191-1205.
Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. HortScience. 45:510.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene homologs in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society Horticultural Science. 135:74-82.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2010. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon . Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. January 9-13, 2010, P-215.
Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z. 2010. Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 9-13, 2010, P-204.
Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2009. Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:649-657.
Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:191-200.
Genetic diversity among napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Malik, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 8:63-70.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2009. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:529-534.
Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Havey, M.J., Guner, N., Wehner, T. 2009. Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon. HortScience. 44:576.
An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W18_PAGXVII_137.html.
In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Levi, A. 2008. In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon. HortScience. 43(4):1238.
Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z.J., Katzir, N., Giovannoni, J.J., Salman-Minkov, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:275-282.
Caps Markers in An Eif4e Gene Are Linked to Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistant Locus in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Phytopathology. 98(6 supplement):S91.
Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. (Ptrat M., ed), INRA, Avignon (France): 213-218.
Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Zhangiun, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Trebitsh, T., Salman, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Katzir, N. 2008. Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs. Acta Horticulturae. P257-262. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceddings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
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