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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Yiqun Weng

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Genetic and environmental effects on production of spontaneous tetraploids in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) - (Abstract Only)
Ramirez-Madera, A.O., Havey, M.J., Weng, Y. 2014. Genetic and environmental effects on production of spontaneous tetraploids in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) [abstract]. National Association of Plant Breeders. Paper No. 51.
‘TAM 112’ Wheat: A greenbug and wheat curl mite resistant cultivar adapted to the dryland production system in the southern high plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Jun-14)
QTL-seq identifies an early flowering QTL located near Flowering Locus T in cucumber Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, H., Lin, T., Klein, J., Wang, S., Zhou, Q., Sun, J., Weng, Y., Huang, S. 2014. QTL-seq identifies an early flowering QTL located near Flowering Locus T in cucumber. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 127(7):1491-1499.
USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Farnham, M.W., Weng, Y., Hassel, R. 2013. USVL-360, a novel watermelon tetraploid germplasm line. HortScience. 49:354-357.
Genome-wide characterization of microsatellites in Cucumis hystrix and in silico identification of polymorphic SSR markers - (Abstract Only)
Yang, L., Weng, Y. 2014. Genome-wide characterization of microsatellites in Cucumis hystrix and in silico identification of polymorphic SSR markers [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. P689.
A method of genotyping by pedigree-based training-set for identification of QTLs associated with cucumber fruit size - (Abstract Only)
Ophir, R., Rubinstein, M., Eshed, R., Katzir, N., Colle, M., Grumet, R., Yang, L., Weng, Y., Sherman, A. 2014. A method of genotyping by pedigree-based training-set for identification of QTLs associated with cucumber fruit size [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. W237.
Mechanisms of decreasing dysploidy in Cucumis - (Abstract Only)
Yang, L., Koo, D., Li, D., Jiang, J., Luan, F., Renner, S.S., Henaff, E., Sanseverino, W., Garcia-Mas, J., Casacuberta, J., Senalik, D.A., Simon, P.W., Chen, J., Weng, Y. 2014. Mechanisms of decreasing dysploidy in Cucumis [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. W233.
Molecular mapping of greenbug (Schizaphis graminum) resistance gene Rsg1 in barley - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Azhaguvel, P., Mornhinweg, D.W., Vidya-Saraswathi, D., Rudd, J.C., Chekhovskiy, K., Saha, M., Close, T.J., Dahleen, L.S., Weng, Y. 2014. Molecular mapping of greenbug (Schizaphis graminum) resistance gene Rsg1 in barley. Plant Breeding. 133(2):227-233.
Next-generation sequencing, FISH mapping and synteny-based modeling reveal mechanisms of decreasing dysploidy in Cucumis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, L., Koo, D., Li, D., Zhang, T., Jiang, J., Luan, F., Renner, S.S., Henaff, E., Sanseverino, W., Garcia-Mas, J., Senalik, D.A., Simon, P.W., Weng, Y., et al. 2014. Next-generation sequencing, FISH mapping and synteny-based modeling reveal mechanisms of decreasing dysploidy in Cucumis. Plant Journal. 77(1):16-30.
Transcriptomics of induced defense responses to greenbug aphid feeding in near isogenic wheat lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reddy, S.K., Weng, Y., Liu, R.S. 2013. Transcriptomics of induced defense responses to greenbug aphid feeding in near isogenic wheat lines. Plant Science. 212:26-36.
Fine mapping of the pleiotropic locus B for black spine and orange mature fruit color in cucumber identifies a 50 kb region containing a R2R3-MYB transcription factor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Wen, C., Weng, Y. 2013. Fine mapping of the pleiotropic locus B for black spine and orange mature fruit color in cucumber identifies a 50 kb region containing a R2R3-MYB transcription factor. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126(8):2187-2196.
QTL mapping of powdery mildew resistance in WI 2757 cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, X., Li, Y., Pandey, S., Yandell, B.S., Pathak, M., Weng, Y. 2013. QTL mapping of powdery mildew resistance in WI 2757 cucumber (Cucumis sativus L). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126(8):2149-2161.
A 1,681-locus consensus genetic map of cultivated cucumber including 67 NB-LRR resistance gene homolog and ten gene loci Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, L., Li, D., Li, Y., Gu, X., Huang, S., Garcia-Mas, J., Weng, Y. 2013. A 1,681-locus consensus genetic map of cultivated cucumber including 67 NB-LRR resistance gene homolog and ten gene loci. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13(53):1-14.
Comparative transcriptomics involving greenbug and water-deficit stress responses in hard-red winter wheat - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, S.K., Liu, S., Akhunova, A., Weng, Y., Rudd, J., Xue, Q., Payton, P.R., Mahan, J.R. 2013. Comparative transcriptomics involving greenbug and water-deficit stress responses in hard-red winter wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. P0787.
Genetic diversity and population structure of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, J., Qi, J.J., Shi, Q.X., Shen, D., Zhang, S.P., Shao, G.I., Li, H., Sun, Z.Y., Weng, Y., Shang, Y., Van Treuren, R., Van Dooijeweert, W., Zhang, Z.H., Huang, S.W. 2012. Genetic diversity and population structure of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). PLoS One. Available: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046919.
The genome of melon (Cucumis melo L.). Genome amplification in the absence of recent duplication in an old widely cultivated species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia-Mas, J., Benjak, A., Sanserverino, W., Bourgeois, M., Mir, G., Gonzalez, V.M., Henaff, E., Camara, L., Cozzuto, L., Lowy, E., Alioto, T., Capella-Gutierrez, S., Blanca, J., Canizares, J., Ziarsolo, P., Gonzalez-Ibeas, D., Rodriguez-Moreno, L., Droege, M., Du, L., Alvarez-Tejado, M., Lorente-Galos, B., Mele, M., Yang, L., Weng, Y., Navarro, A., Marques-Bonet, T., Aranda, M.A., Nuez, F., Pico, B., Gabaldon, T., Roma, G., Guigo, R., Casacuberta, J.M., Arus, P., Puigdomenech, P. 2012. The genome of melon (Cucumis melo L.). Genome amplification in the absence of recent duplication in an old widely cultivated species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(29):11872-11877.
Chromosome rearrangements during domestication of cucumber as revealed from high-density genetic mapping and draft genome assembly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weng, Y., Yang, L., Koo, D., Li, Y., Xuejiao, Z., Luan, F., Havey, M.J., Jiang, J. 2012. Chromosome rearrangements during domestication of cucumber as revealed from high-density genetic mapping and draft genome assembly . Plant Journal. 71:895-906.
Chromosome synteny in cucumis species - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y., Yang, L., Koo, D., Li, D., Jiang, J., Havey, M.J. 2011. Chromosome synteny in cucumis species [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Available: http://pag.confex.com/pag/xx/webprogram/Paper2200.html.
Transcriptome profilng of defense responses to aphid feeding in wheat - (Abstract Only)
Krishnareddy, S., Weng, Y., Rudd, J., Akhunova, A., Liu, S. 2011. Transcriptome profilng of defense responses to aphid feeding in wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Available: http://pag.confex.com/pag/xx/webprogram/Paper4178.html.
Development of applied genomics tools for cucumber breeding - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y. 2011. Development of applied genomics tools for cucumber breeding. Pickle Packers International Meeting Proceedings.
Identification and validation of a core set of microsatellite markers for genetic diversity analysis in watermelon, Citrullus lanatus Thunb. Matsum. & Nakai - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Wang, H., Guo, S., Ren, Y., Gong, G., Weng, Y., Xu, Y. 2011. Identification and validation of a core set of microsatellite markers for genetic diversity analysis in watermelon, Citrullus lanatus Thunb. Matsum. & Nakai. Euphytica. 186:329-342.
Map-based cloning a multifunctional gene regulating leaf, flower and fruit development and plant architecture in cucumber - (Abstract Only)
Yang, L., Weng, Y. 2011. Map-based cloning a multifunctional gene regulating leaf, flower and fruit development and plant architecture in cucumber [abstract]. 2011 Plant Sciences Symposium.
Fine genetic mapping of greenbug aphid resistance gene Gb3 in Aegilops tauschii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Azhaguvel, P., Rudd, J.C., Ma, Y., Luo, M., Weng, Y. 2011. Fine genetic mapping of greenbug aphid resistance gene Gb3 in Aegilops tauschii. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124(3):555-564.
Overview of USDA-SCRI Project: Cucumber applied genomics: tool development and applications for recessive disease resistance genes - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y. 2011. Overview of USDA-SCRI Project: Cucumber applied genomics: tool development and applications for recessive disease resistance genes. Pickle Packers International Meeting Proceedings.
Retrotransposon- and microsatellite sequence-associated genomic changes in early 2 generations of a newly synthesized allotetraploid cucumis × hytivus Chen & Kirkbride - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, B., Lou, Q., Wang, D., Wu, Z., Zhang, W., Mbira, K.G., Weng, Y., Chen, J. 2011. Retrotransposon- and microsatellite sequence-associated genomic changes in early 2 generations of a newly synthesized allotetraploid cucumis × hytivus Chen & Kirkbride. Plant Molecular Biology. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/2155j32p4h574585/export-citation/.
Syntenic relationships between cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (C. melo L.) chromosomes as revealed by comparative genetic mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, D., Weng, Y., Cuevas, H., Yang, L., Li, Y., Garcia-Mas, J., Zalapa, J.E., Staub, J.E., Luan, F., Reddy, U., He, X., Gong, Z. 2011. Syntenic relationships between cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) and melon (C. melo L.) chromosomes as revealed by comparative genetic mapping. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 12:396-409.
Fine genetic mapping of Cp, a recessive gene for compact (dwarf) plant architecture in cucumber, cucumis sativus L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Pathak, M., Yang, L., Li, D., He, X., Weng, Y. 2011. Fine genetic mapping of Cp, a recessive gene for compact (dwarf) plant architecture in cucumber, cucumis sativus L. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/b3062187w253v464/.
A linkage map of cultivated cucumber (cucumis sativus l.) with 248 microsatellite marker loci and seven genes for horticulturally important traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miao, H., Zhang, S., Wang, X., Zhang, Z., Li, M., Mu, S., Cheng, Z., Zhang, R., Huang, S., Xie, B., Fang, Z., Zhang, Z., Weng, Y., Gu, X. 2011. A linkage map of cultivated cucumber (cucumis sativus l.) with 248 microsatellite marker loci and seven genes for horticulturally important traits. Euphytica. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/l8u2603qg4657g53/fulltext.html.
Registration of TAM401 wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rudd, J., Devkota, R., Fritz, A., Baker, J., Obert, D.E., Worrall, D., Sutton, R., Rooney, L., Nelson, L., Morgan, G., Bean, B., Ibrahim, A., Klatt, A., Weng, Y., Bowden, R.L., Graybosch, R.A., Jin, Y., Seabourn, B.W. 2011. Registration of TAM401 wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 6:1–6.
Cloning and function validation of a nb-arc-lrr-type candidate gene for the greenbug aphid resistance locus, Gb3, in wheat - (Abstract Only)
Azhaguvel, P., Weng, Y., Ma, Y., Luo, M., Simkova, H., Dolezel, J., Wicker, T., Saha, M., Rammna, H., Nelson, R., Zhou, C., Ray, T., Tang, Y., Liu, S., Rudd, J. 2010. Cloning and function validation of a nb-arc-lrr-type candidate gene for the greenbug aphid resistance locus, Gb3, in wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P301.
Molecular mapping of genes for compact growth habit and fruit spine color in cultivated cucumber (Cucumis sativus var. sativus L.) - (Abstract Only)
Li, Y., Weng, Y. 2010. Molecular mapping of genes for compact growth habit and fruit spine color in cultivated cucumber (Cucumis sativus var. sativus L.) [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P324.
Major Cucurbit Crops - (Book / Chapter)
Weng, Y., Sun, Z. 2011. Major Cucurbit Crops. In: Kole, C., editor. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits. Boca Raton, FL: Science Publishers. p. 1 - 16.
BAC Libraries from Wheat Chromosome 7D – Efficient Tool for Positional Cloning of Aphid Resistance Genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simkova, H., Safar, J., Kubalakova, M., Suchankova, P., Cihalikova, J., Robert-Quatre, H., Azhaguvel, P., Weng, Y., Peng, J.H., Lapitan, N.L., Ma, Y., You, F.M., Luo, M., Bartos, J., Dolezel, J. 2010. BAC Libraries from Wheat Chromosome 7D – Efficient Tool for Positional Cloning of Aphid Resistance Genes. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Available: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/2011/302543.html.
Fine Genetic Mapping Localizes Cucumber Scab Resistance Gene Ccu into an R Gene Cluster - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kang, H., Yang, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, S., Mao, Z., Cheng, G., Gu, X., Huang, S., Weng, Y., Xie, B. 2010. Fine Genetic Mapping Localizes Cucumber Scab Resistance Gene Ccu into an R Gene Cluster. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/lqu520225154x357/.
Genome-wide Characterization of Simple Sequence Repeats in Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cavagnari, P.F., Weng, Y., Senalik, D.A., Yang, L., Simon, P.W., Harkins, T.T., Kodira, C.D., Huang, S. 2010. Genome-wide Characterization of Simple Sequence Repeats in Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/11/569.
Genome-wide characterization of simple sequence repeats in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cavagnaro, P.F., Weng, Y., Senalik, D.A., Simon, P.W., Harkins, T.T., Huang, S. 2010. Genome-wide characterization of simple sequence repeats in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 11:569-588.
Genetic Diversity among Sorghum Bicolor L. Moench Benotypes as Revealed by Prolamines and SSR Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vittal, R., Stewart, B.A., Weng, Y., Ghosh, N. 2010. Genetic Diversity among Sorghum Bicolor L. Moench Benotypes as Revealed by Prolamines and SSR Markers. Journal of Biotechnology. 2:101-111.
Cucumber Phylogeny, Genetics and Genomics as of 2010 - (Proceedings)
Weng, Y. 2010. Cucumber Phylogeny, Genetics and Genomics as of 2010. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 114-119.
Biotypic diversity in greenbug (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Microsatellite-based regional divergence and host-adapted differentiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weng, Y., Perumal, A., Rudd, J.C., Burd, J.D. 2010. Biotypic diversity in greenbug (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Microsatellite-based regional divergence and host-adapted differentiation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(4):1454-1463.
An Extended Intervarietal Microsatellite Linkage Map of Cucumber, Cucumis Sativus L - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weng, Y., Staub, J.E., Johnson, S., Huang, S. 2010. An Extended Intervarietal Microsatellite Linkage Map of Cucumber, Cucumis Sativus L. HortScience. 45:882-886.
Genetic diversity among cucumis metuliferus populations revealed by cucumber microsatellites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weng, Y. 2010. Genetic diversity among cucumis metuliferus populations revealed by cucumber microsatellites. HortScience. 45(2):214-219.
Expression Profiling of R Gene-Mediated Host Defense Against Aphid Feeding in Wheat - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y., Bai, J., Akhunova, A., Azhaguvel, P., Rudd, J. 2010. Expression Profiling of R Gene-Mediated Host Defense Against Aphid Feeding in Wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 232.
A Candidate Gene for Aphid Resistance in Wheat - (Abstract Only)
Azhaguvel, P., Weng, Y., Ma, Y., Luo, M., Simkova, H., Dolezel, J., Rudd, J. 2010. A Candidate Gene for Aphid Resistance in Wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 296.
Genetic Variation Between Two Cucumber Genotypes Inferred from Genome-wide Microsatellite Polymorphism Analysis - (Abstract Only)
Cavagnaro, P., Weng, Y., Senalik, D.A., Harkins, T.T., Kodira, C.D., Simon, P.W., Huang, S. 2010. Genetic Variation Between Two Cucumber Genotypes Inferred from Genome-wide Microsatellite Polymorphism Analysis [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. 135.
Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, J.P., Garvin, D.F., Gu, Y.Q., Lazo, G.R., Anderson, O.D., Bragg, J.N., Chingcuanco, D.L., Weng, Y., Belknap, W.R., Thomson, J.G., Dardick, C.D., Baxter, I.R. 2010. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature. 463:763-768.
2008 Public Sector Cucumber Research Priority Survey - (Research Notes)
Weng, Y. 2009. 2008 Public Sector Cucumber Research Priority Survey. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 31-32:1-4.
Fundamentals of Physical Mapping - (Book / Chapter)
Azhaguvel, P., Weng, Y., Babu, R., Manickavel, A., Saraswathi, D.V., Balyan, H.S. 2010. Fundamentals of Physical Mapping. In: Kole, C., Abbot, A. G., editors. Principles and Practices of Plant Genomics, Volume 3: Advanced Genomics. Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press. p. 24-62.
An Inter-varietal Cucumber Linkage Map with 133 New Microsatellite Markers - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y. 2009. An Inter-varietal Cucumber Linkage Map with 133 New Microsatellite Markers [abstract]. International Symposium on Cucurbits Proceedings. p. 22.
Genome Wide Characterization of Simple Sequence Repeats in Cucumber - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y., Cavagnaro, P., Senalik, D.A., Harkins, T., Simon, P.W. 2009. Genome Wide Characterization of Simple Sequence Repeats in Cucumber [abstract]. International Symposium on Cucurbits Proceedings. p. 80.
Molecular mapping of greenbug resistance genes Gb2 and Gb6 in T1AL.1RS wheat-rye translocations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weng, Y., Lu, H., Rudd, J.C., Burd, J.D. 2009. Molecular mapping of greenbug resistance genes Gb2 and Gb6 in T1AL.1RS wheat-rye translocations. Plant Breeding. 129:472-476.
Genetic Diversity of USDA Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. Collection Revealed by Cucumber Genomic Microsatellite Markers - (Abstract Only)
Weng, Y. 2009. Genetic Diversity of USDA Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. Collection Revealed by Cucumber Genomic Microsatellite Markers. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 44(4):1017.
Molecular mapping of greenbug resistance loci Gb6 and Gb2 in 1AL.1RS wheat-rye translocations - (Proceedings)
Lu, H., Rudd, J.C., Burd, J.D., Weng, Y. 2009. Molecular mapping of greenbug resistance loci Gb6 and Gb2 in 1AL.1RS wheat-rye translocations [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the XVII Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 10-14, 2009, San Diego, California. p. 282.
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