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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jeffery D. Ray (Jeff)

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Identification of a single gene for seed coat impermeability in soybean PI 594619 - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jul-14)
Identification of Rotylenchulus reniformis resistant Glycine lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stetina, S.R., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D. 2014. Identification of Rotylenchulus reniformis resistant Glycine lines. Journal of Nematology. 46:1-7.
The effects of soybean maturity on population density of Macrophomina phaseolina as measured on two sets of maturity isolines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Boykin, D.L. 2014. The effects of soybean maturity on population density of Macrophomina phaseolina as measured on two sets of maturity isolines. Journal of Crop Improvement. 28:38-56.
Genetics and mapping of quantitative traits for nodule number, weight, and size in soybean (Glycine max L. [Merr.]) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hwang, S., Ray, J.D., Cregan, P.B., King, C., Davies, M., Purcell, L. 2013. Genetics and mapping of quantitative traits for nodule number, weight, and size in soybean (Glycine max L. [Merr.]). Euphytica. 195:419-434.
EPSPS amplification in glyphosate-resistant spiny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus): a case of gene transfer via interspecific hybridization from glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nandula, V.K., Wright, A.A., Molin, W.T., Ray, J.D., Bond, J.A., Eubank, T.W. 2013. EPSPS amplification in glyphosate-resistant spiny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus): a case of gene transfer via interspecific hybridization from glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri. Pest Management Science. pg.3754. doi:10.1002.
QTL analysis of shoot ureide and nitrogen concentrations in soybean (Glycine max L. [Merr.]) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hwang, S., King, C., Davies, M., Ray, J.D., Cregan, P.B., Purcell, L. 2013. QTL analysis of shoot ureide and nitrogen concentrations in soybean (Glycine max L. [Merr.]). Crop Science. 53:2421-2433.
Quantification of leaf pigments in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) based on wavelet decomposition of hyperspectral features - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Apr-13)
Glyphosate resistance in tall waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) from Mississippi is due to both altered target-site and nontarget-site mechanisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nandula, V.K., Ray, J.D., Ribeiro, D.N., Pan, Z., Reddy, K.N. 2013. Glyphosate resistance in tall waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) from Mississippi is due to both altered target-site and nontarget-site mechanisms. Weed Science. 61:374-383.
Glycine accessions evaluated for resistance to Rotylenchulus reniformis - (Abstract Only)
Stetina, S.R., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R. 2012. Glycine accessions evaluated for resistance to Rotylenchulus reniformis. Journal of Nematology. 44:493.
A new gene that controls seed coat wrinkling in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kebede, H.A., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D. 2012. A new gene that controls seed coat wrinkling in soybean. Euphytica. 189:309-320.
Soybean lines evaluated for resistance to reniform nematode - (Abstract Only)
Stetina, S.R., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D. 2012. Soybean lines evaluated for resistance to reniform nematode. Southern Soybean Conference Proceedings. March 7-8, 2012.
Microsatellite markers in plant pathogenic fungi - (Abstract Only)
Arias, R.S., Ray, J.D., Mengistu, A., Glynn, N.C., Scheffler, B.E. 2012. Microsatellite markers in plant pathogenic fungi. Meeting Proceedings.
Identification of a new soybean rust resistance gene in PI 567102B - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, S., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Frederick, R.D. 2012. Identification of a new soybean rust resistance gene in PI 567102B. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 125:133-142.
Mapping a new gene that controls seed coat wrinkling in soybean - (Abstract Only)
Kebede, H.A., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D. 2012. Mapping a new gene that controls seed coat wrinkling in soybean. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 14-18, 2012. http://pag.confex.com/pag/xx/webprogram/Paper2473.html.
Diversity and implications of soybean stem nitrogen concentration - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Oct-11)
Genomic location of a gene conditioning a miniature phenotype in soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Taliercio, E.W., Fritschi, F.B. 2011. Genomic location of a gene conditioning a miniature phenotype in soybean. Plant Biology. 55:26-32.
Seasonal progress of charcoal rot and its impact on soybean productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Ray, J.D., Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R. 2011. Seasonal progress of charcoal rot and its impact on soybean productivity. Plant Disease. 95:1159-1166.
Genetic resistance to soybean rust in PI 567099A is at or near the Rpp3 locus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Morel, W., Bogado, N., Walker, D.R. 2011. Genetic resistance to soybean rust in PI 567099A is at or near the Rpp3 locus. Journal of Crop Improvement. 25(3):219-231.
Isolation and characterisation of the first microsatellite markers for Cyperus rotundus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arias, R.S., Molin, W.T., Ray, J.D., Peel, M., Scheffler, B.E. 2011. Isolation and characterisation of the first microsatellite markers for Cyperus rotundus. Weed Research. 51:451-460.
Impact of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on growth and sugar yield of the C4 sugarcane - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen Jr, L.H., Vu, J.C., Anderson, J.C., Ray, J.D. 2011. Impact of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on growth and sugar yield of the C4 sugarcane. Current Topics in Plant Biology. 12:171-178.
Discriminating microsatellites from Macrophomina phaseolina and their potential association to biological functions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arias, R.S., Ray, J.D., Mengistu, A., Scheffler, B.E. 2011. Discriminating microsatellites from Macrophomina phaseolina and their potential association to biological functions. Plant Pathology. 60(4):709-718 DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2010.02421.x.
Effects of maturity genotypic background and temperature on seed mineral composition in near-isogenic soybean lines in the early soybean production system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Ray, J.D. 2011. Effects of maturity genotypic background and temperature on seed mineral composition in near-isogenic soybean lines in the early soybean production system. Crop Science. 51:1161-1171.
Effect of maturity on seed sugars as measured on near-isogenic soybean (Glycine max)lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Ray, J.D. 2010. Effect of maturity on seed sugars as measured on near-isogenic soybean (Glycine max)lines. Crop Science. 50:1978-1987.
High-oil soybean for more efficient energy conversion to soy-based biodisel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paris, R.L., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Boykin, D.L. 2009. High-oil soybean for more efficient energy conversion to soy-based biodisel. Crop Science. 18(4):259-266.
Fingerprinting the bad guys, SSR DNA-profiling of Nutsedge - (Abstract Only) - (25-Sep-09)
Effects pf Maturity on Seed Nutrient Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-Isogenic Soybean Lines - (Abstract Only) - (25-Sep-09)
Sugarcane Response to High Water Tables and Intermittent Flooding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Sinclair, T.R., Glaz, B.S. 2010. Sugarcane Response to High Water Tables and Intermittent Flooding. Journal of Crop Improvement. 24:12-27.
Polygenic Inheritance of Canopy Wilting in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Charlson, D.V., Bhatnagar, S., King, C.A., Ray, J.D., Sneller, C.H., Carter Jr, T.E., Purcell, L.C. 2009. Polygenic Inheritance of Canopy Wilting in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s11033-009-9496-4
Genetics and mapping of adult plant rust resistance in soybean PI 587886 and PI 587880A - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Wilfriod, M., Smith, J.R., Frederick, R.D., Miles, M.R. 2009. Genetics and mapping of adult plant rust resistance in soybean PI 587886 and PI 587880A. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 119:271-280.
Isolation and characterization of a cotton cdh-like gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taliercio, E.W., Ray, J.D., Scheffler, J.A. 2009. Isolation and characterization of a cotton cdh-like gene. Molecular Biology Reports.
Seasonal Progress of Phomopsis longicolla on Soybean Plant Parts and its Relationship to Seed Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Boykin, D.L., Castlebury, L.A., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Bellaloui, N. 2009. Seasonal Progress of Phomopsis longicolla on Soybean Plant Parts and its Relationship to Seed Quality. Plant Disease. 93:408-411.
Effect of Maturity on Seed Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-isogenic Soybean Lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Gillen, A.M. 2009. Effect of Maturity on Seed Composition in the Early Soybean Production System as Measured on Near-isogenic Soybean Lines. Crop Science.49:608-620
Impact of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on fresh weight and sugar yield of sugar cane - (Proceedings)
Allen Jr, L.H., Vu, J.C., Anderson, J.C., Ray, J.D. 2009. Impact of elevated carbon dioxide and temperature on fresh weight and sugar yield of sugar cane. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(2):267-278.
Soybean Molecular Linkage Group B1 Cooresponds to Classical Linkage Group 16 Based on Map Location of the 1f2 Gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seversike, T.M., Ray, J.D., Shultz, J.L., Purcell, L.C. 2008. Soybean Molecular Linkage Group B1 Cooresponds to Classical Linkage Group 16 Based on Map Location of the 1f2 Gene. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 117:143-147
Soybean Mineral Nutrition and Biotic Relationship - (Book / Chapter)
Ray, J.D., Fritschi, F.B. 2009. Soybean Mineral Nutrition and Biotic Relationship. Book Chapter. p. 29-56
Adult Plant Evaluation of Soybean Accessions for Resistance to Phakopsora pachyrhizi in the Field and Greenhouse in Paraguay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miles, M.R., Morel, W., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Frederick, R.D., Hartman, G.L. 2008. Adult Plant Evaluation of Soybean Accessions for Resistance to Phakopsora pachyrhizi in the Field and Greenhouse in Paraguay. Plant Disease. 92(1):96-105.
Mapping Two Genes in the Purine Metabolism Pathway of Soybean. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shultz, J.L., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R. 2008. Mapping Two Genes in the Purine Metabolism Pathway of Soybean.. DNA Research. 19(3):264-269
Charcoal Rot Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes Using a Colony Forming Unit Index - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mengistu, A., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Paris, R.L. 2007. Charcoal Rot Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes Using a Colony Forming Unit Index. Crop Science. 47:2453-2461.
A Sequence Based Synteny Map Between Soybean and Arabidopis Thaliana. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shultz, J.L., Ray, J.D., Lightfoot, D.A. 2007. A Sequence Based Synteny Map Between Soybean and Arabidopis Thaliana. Genome. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-8-8
A SOYBEAN MAPPING POPULATION SPECIFIC TO THE EARLY SOYBEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shultz, J.L., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Mengistu, A. 2007. A soybean mapping population specific to the early soybean production system. DNA Sequence. 18(2):104-111.
Charcoal Rot Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes and Prelimary Genetic Analysis - (Proceedings)
Mengistu, A., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D., Paris, R. 2006. Charcoal Rot Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes and Prelimary Genetic Analysis. Meeting Proceedings. VII World Soybean Research Conference. Foz do 1guassu, PR, Brazil. # 228, p 237.
Soybean Lear N, Chlorophyll Content, and Chlorophyll A/B Ratio - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritschi, F.B., Ray, J.D. 2007. Soybean Lear N, Chlorophyll Content, and Chlorophyll A/B Ratio. Photosynthetica. 45(1):92-98, 2007
ON THE HUNT FOR NEW MOLECULAR MARKERS: EVALUATING SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX) SSR'S FOR COTTON (GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scheffler, J.A., Scheffler, B.E., Ray, J.D., Taliercio, E.W. 2006. On the hunt for new molecular markers: evaluating soybean (glycine max) ssr's for cotton (gossypium hirsutum). Indian Society for Cotton Improvement. Vol 31: 79-87
LARGE APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER N AT PLANTING AFFECTS SEED PROTEIN AND OIL CONCENTRATIONS IN THE EARLY SOYBEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Fritschi, F.B., Heatherly, L.G. 2006. Large application of fertilizer n at planting affects seed protein and oil concentrations in the early soybean production system. Field Crop Research. Vol 99: 67-74
CHARACTERIZATION AND EXPRESSION OF A PUTATIVE RETINOBLASTOMA PROTEIN BINDING GENE FROM GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taliercio, E.W., Ray, J.D. 2006. Characterization and expression of a putative retinoblastoma protein binding gene from gossypium hirsutum. DNA Sequence. Vol 17: 307-310
Comparsion of Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes in the Presence of Charcoal Rot - (Proceedings)
Mengistu, A., Paris, R., Smith, J.R., Ray, J.D. 2006. Comparsion of Disease Assessment of Soybean Genotypes in the Presence of Charcoal Rot. [Meeting Abstract]. 93:S61
INFLUENCE OF LARGE AMOUNTS OF NITROGEN APPLIED AT PLANTING ON NONIRRIGATED AND IRRIGATED SOYBEAN - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Fritschi, F.B., Heatherly, L.G. 2006. Influence of large amounts of nitrogen applied at planting on nonirrigated and irrigated soybean. Crop Science. Vol 46: 52-60
Incorporation of Rhodamine B into Male Tobacco Budworm Moths Heliothis Virescens to use as a Marker for Mating Studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco, C.A., Perera, O.P., Ray, J.D., Taliercio, E.W., Williams III, L.H. 2006. INCORPORATION OF RHODAMINE B INTO MALE TOBACCO BUDWORM MOTHS HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS TO USE AS A MARKER FOR MATING STUDIES. Journal of Insect Science. 6:05. AVAILABLE ONLINE: insectscience.org/6.05.
ON THE HUNT FOR NEW MOLECULAR MARKERS - (Abstract Only) - (10-Oct-04)
HEAT STRESS IN THE EARLY SOYBEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM - (Abstract Only)
Smith, J.R., Fritschi, F.B., Ray, J.D., Mengistu, A., Daughtry, L., Paris, R.L., Nelson, R.L. 2004. Heat stress in the early soybean production system [abstract]. 10th Biennial Conference of the Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Soybean Program. p. 38.
USE OF MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES TO DIFFERENTIATE THE DIAPORTHE/PHOMPSIS COMPLEX - (Proceedings)
Mengistu, A., Ray, J.D. 2004. Use of molecular techniques to differentiate the diaporthe/phompsis complex [abstract]. VII World Soybean Research Conference. p. 69.
MOLECULAR MARKER POSSIBILITIES - GOING BEYOND GOSSYPIUM - (Abstract Only)
Scheffler, J.A., Ray, J.D., Scheffler, B.E., Techan, N. 2004. Molecular marker possibilities - going beyond Gossypium [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1130.
Soybean and Corn - (Book / Chapter)
Heatherly, L.G., Ray, J.D. 2007. Soybean and Corn. American Society of Agronomy Monograph Series. p. 477-533.
REMOTE SENSING AND IMPLICATIONS FOR VARIABLE-RATE APPLICATION USING AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT. - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Ray, J.D., Zimba, P.V. 2003. Remote sensing and implications for variable-rate application using agricultural aircraft.Proceedings of the International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology. V5153:13-20.
SOYBEAN NATURAL CROSS-POLLINATION RATES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ray, J.D., Kilen, T.C., Abel, C.A., Paris, R.L. Soybean natural cross-pollination rates. Environmental Biosafety Research. 2:133-138
REAL TIME PCR ANALYSIS OF SELECTED GENES EXPRESSED IN LEAF TISSUE DURING SOIL DRYING - (Proceedings)
Ray, J.D., Fritschi, F.B. 2004. Real time pcr analysis of selected genes expressed in leaf tissue during soil drying [abstract]. VII World Soybean Research Conference. p. 178.
PHOTON FLUX DENSITY INFLUENCES GRASS RESPONSES TO EXTENDED PHOTOPERIOD - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sinclair, T.R., Ray, J.D., Premazzi, M.L., Mislevy, P. 2004. Photon flux density influences grass responses to extended photoperiod. Journal of Experimental Botany. 51:69-74.
GROWTH OF SUBTROPICAL FORAGE GRASSES UNDER EXTENDED PHOTOPERIOD DURING SHORT-DAYLENGTH MONTHS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sinclair, T.R., Ray, J.D., Mislevy, P., Premazzi, L.M. 2003. Growth of subtropical forage grasses under extended photoperiod during short-daylength months. Crop Science. 43:618-623.
THE EFFECT OF VAPOR PRESSURE DEFICIT ON MAIZE TRANSPIRATIAON RESPONSE TO A DRYING SOIL - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Nov-01)
Sugarcane Transpiration Response to Drying Soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jan-99)
Effect of Drought History on Recovery of Transpiration, Photosynthesis, Andleaf Area Development in Maize. - (Proceedings) - (25-Jun-98)
The Effect of Pot Size on Growth and Transpiration of Maize and Soybean During Water Deficit Stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Apr-98)
Environmental Limitations to Potential Forage Production During the Winter Months in Florida. - (Proceedings) - (12-Nov-97)
Preliminary Survey of Root Aerenchyma in Tripsacum. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Oct-97)
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