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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Thomas Tai

Research Geneticist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Identification of novel rice low phytic acid mutations via TILLING by sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2014. Identification of novel rice low phytic acid mutations via TILLING by sequencing. Molecular Breeding. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-014-0127-y.
Efficient genome-wide detection and cataloging of EMS-induced mutations using exome capture and next-generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henry, I.M., Nagalakshmi, U., Lieberman, M.C., Ngo, K.J., Krasileva, K.V., Vasquez-Gross, H., Akhunova, A., Akhunova, E., Dubcovsky, J., Tai, T., Comai, L. 2014. Efficient genome-wide detection and cataloging of EMS-induced mutations using exome capture and next-generation sequencing. The Plant Cell. 26:1-17.
Identification of SNPs in closely-related temperate japonica rice cultivars using restriction enzyme-phased sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2013. Identification of SNPs in closely-related temperate japonica rice cultivars using restriction enzyme-phased sequencing. PLoS One. 8(3): e60176. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060176.
High resolution genotyping by restriction enzyme-phased sequencing of advanced backcross lines of rice exhibiting differential cold stress recovery Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2013. High resolution genotyping by restriction enzyme-phased sequencing of advanced backcross lines of rice exhibiting differential cold stress recovery. Euphytica. 192(1):107-115.
Evaluation of rice seedling tolerance to constant and intermittent low temperature stress Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Kim, D., Tai, T. 2012. Evaluation of rice seedling tolerance to constant and intermittent low temperature stress. Chinese Journal of Rice Science. 19(3):295-308.
Reference genome-independent assessment of mutation density using restriction enzyme-phased sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Monson-Miller, J., Sanchez-Mendez, D.C., Tai, T., Comai, L. 2012. Reference genome-independent assessment of mutation density using restriction enzyme-phased sequencing. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 13:72.
Identification of genes necessary for wild-type levels of seed phytic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana using a reverse genetics approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2011. Identification of genes necessary for wild-type levels of seed phytic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana using a reverse genetics approach. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 286:119-133.
Discovery of rare mutations in populations: TILLING by sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tsai, H., Howell, T., Nitcher, R., Missirian, V., Watson, B., Ngo, K., Lieberman, M., Fass, J., Uauy, C., Tran, R., Ali, K., Filkov, V., Tai, T., Dubcovsky, J., Comai, L. 2011. Discovery of rare mutations in populations: TILLING by sequencing. Plant Physiology. 156:1257-1268.
Cold sensitivity in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is strongly correlated with a naturally occurring I99V mutation in the multifunctional glutathione transferase isoenzyme GSTZ2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Andaya, V., Tai, T. 2011. Cold sensitivity in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is strongly correlated with a naturally occurring I99V mutation in the multifunctional glutathione transferase isoenzyme GSTZ2. Biochemical Journal. 435:373-380.
Evaluation of seedling cold tolerance in rice cultivars: a comparison of visual ratings and quantitative indicators of physiological changes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2011. Evaluation of seedling cold tolerance in rice cultivars: a comparison of visual ratings and quantitative indicators of physiological changes. Euphytica. 178:437-447.
Genetic analysis of two OsLpa1-like genes in Arabidopsis reveals that only one is required for wild-type seed phytic acid levels Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Tai, T. 2010. Genetic analysis of two OsLpa1-like genes in Arabidopsis reveals that only one is required for wild-type seed phytic acid levels. Planta. 232:1241-1250.
Isolation and characterization of a low phytic acid rice mutant reveals a mutation in the rice orthologue of maize mik. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Andaya, C.B., Newman, J.W., Goyal, S.S., Tai, T. 2008. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A LOW PHYTIC ACID RICE MUTANT REVEALS A MUTATION IN THE RICE ORTHOLOGUE OF MAIZE MIK. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 117(8):1291-301.
The rice OsLpa1 gene encodse a novel protein involved in phytic acid metabolism Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Andaya, C.B., Goyal, S.S., Tai, T. 2008. The rice OsLpa1 gene encodse a novel protein involved in phytic acid metabolism. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 117:769-779.
Induced mutations in rice Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Tai, T. 2008. Induced mutations in rice. Israel Journal of Plant Science. 55:137-145.
Validation of mixed model-regression procedure for association genetics in rice - (Abstract Only)
Mcclung, A.M., Tai, T., Linscombe, S.D., Moldenhauer, K.K., Kanter, D., Beighley, D., Ordonez, Jr., S.A. 2007. Validation of mixed model-regression procedure for association genetics in rice. [abstract] American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. p. 259-5.
Discovery of chemically induced mutations in rice by tilling Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Till, B.J., Cooper, J., Tai, T., Colowit, P.M., Greene, E.A., Henikoff, S., Comai, L. 2007. Discovery of chemically induced mutations in rice by tilling. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 7:19.
Fine mapping of the qCTS4 locus associated with seedling cold tolerance in rice (Orysa Sativa L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andaya, V.C., Tai, T. 2007. Fine mapping of the qCTS4 locus associated with seedling cold tolerance in rice (Orysa Sativa L.). Molecular Breeding. 20:349-358.
THROUGH THE GENETIC BOTTLENECK: O. RUFIPOGON AS A SOURCE OF TRAIT-ENHANCING ALLELES FOR O. SATIVA - (Review Article)
Mccouch, S.R., Sweeney, M., Li, J., Jiang, H., Thompson, M., Septiningsih, E., Edwards, J., Moncada, P., Xiao, J., Garris, A.J., Tai, T., Martinez, C., Tohme, J., Sugiono, M., Mcclung, A.M., Yuan, L., Anh, S. 2007. Through the genetic bottleneck: o. rufipogon as a source of trait-enhancing alleles for o. sativa. Euphytica:154:317-339.
Development and evaluation of a core subset of the USDA rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Fjellstrom, R.G., Chen, M.H., Tai, T., McClung, A.M. 2007. Development and evaluation of a core subset of the USDA rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm collection. Crop Science. 47(2):869-878.
GENETIC MAPPING OF THE QCTS12 AND QCTS4 LOCI CONTROLLING M202 RICE SEEDLING RESPONSE TO LOW TEMPERATURES. - (Abstract Only)
Andaya, V.C., Tai, T. 2006. Genetic mapping of the qcts12 and qcts4 loci controlling m202 rice seedling response to low temperatures.. Rice Field Day Abstract.
Molecular characterization of the rice low phytic acid (LPA1) locus - (Abstract Only)
Andaya, C.B., Kim, S., Tai, T. 2006. Molecular characterization of the rice low phytic acid (lpa1) locus.. Rice Field Day Abstract.
Molecular genetic characterization of the interaction of stem rot (Sclerotium Oryzae) and rice (Oryza Sativa). - (Abstract Only)
Snyder, L.J., Oster, J., Colowit, P.M., Jodari, F., Tai, T. 2006. Molecular genetic characterization of the interaction of stem rot (sclerotium oryzae) and rice (oryza sativa).. Rice Field Day Abstract.
APPLICATION OF DNA MARKERS TO THE RICE EXPERIMENT STATION BREEDING PROGRAMS. - (Abstract Only)
Andaya, V.C., Colowit, P.M., Jodari, F., Oster, J., Jiang, J., Johnson, C., Kim, S., Roughton, I., Mckenzie, K.S., Tai, T. 2006. Application of dna markers to the rice experiment station breeding programs.. Rice Field Day Abstract.
Correlative association between the UDSA rice gemrplasm collection and its core subset based on 14 descriptors - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bryant, R.J., Bockelman, H.E., Fjellstrom, R.G., Chen, M.H., Tai, T., Mcclung, A.M. 2006. Correlative association between the UDSA rice gemrplasm collection and its core subset based on 14 descriptors [abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 142.
FINE MAPPING OF THE QCTS12 LOCUS, A MAJOR QTL FOR SEEDLING COLD TOLERANCE IN RICE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andaya, V.C., Tai, T. 2006. Fine mapping of the qcts12 locus, a major qtl for seedling cold tolerance in rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. vol. 113, no. 3, pp. 467-475
Genetic and pathogenic variability in Phytophthora cactorum affecting fruit and nut crops in California Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Bhat, R., Colowit, P.M., Tai, T., Aradhya, M.K., Browne, G.T. 2006. Genetic and pathogenic variability in Phytophthora cactorum affecting fruit and nut crops in California. Plant Disease. 90: 161-169.
REGISTRATION OF K/Z MAPPING POPULATION OF RICE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rutger, J.N., Tai, T. 2005. Registration of K/Z mapping population of rice. Crop Science. 45:2671-2672.
FINE MAPPING OF THE RICE LOW PHYTIC ACID (LPAL) LOCUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andaya, C.B., Tai, T. 2005. Fine mapping of the rice low phytic acid (lpal) locus. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 111:489-495.
USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION AND ITS GENETIC ASSESSMENT - (Proceedings)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2005. Usda rice core collection and its genetic assessment. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Genetic-based Plant Germplasm Research, April 25-28, 2005, Beijing, China. p. 9-17.
AGRONOMIC EVALUATION AND SEED STOCK ESTABLISHMENT OF THE USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION - (Experiment Station)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2005. Agronomic evaluation and seed stock establishment of the USDA rice core collection. In: Norman, R.J., Meullenet, J.-F., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., editors. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2004, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 529. p. 63-68. Available: http://www.uark.edu/depts/agripub/Publications/researchseries/
EVALUATION OF KERNEL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION - (Experiment Station)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2005. Evaluation of kernel characteristics of the USDA rice core collection. In: Norman, R.J., Meullenet, J.-F., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., editors. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2004, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 529. p. 69-74. Available: http://www.uark.edu/depts/agripub/Publications/researchseries/
GENETIC STRUCTURE AND DIVERSITY IN ORYZA SATIVA L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garris, A.J., Tai, T., Coburn, J., Kresovich, S., Mccouch, S.R. 2005. Genetic structure and diversity in oryza sativa l.. Genetics. 169: 1631-1638.
DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE OF RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.) GERMPLASM TO STRAIGHTHEAD INDUCED BY ARSENIC - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, W., Dilday, R.H., Tai, T., Gibbons, J., Rutger, J.N. 2005. Differential response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm to straighthead induced by arsenic. Crop Science. 45:1223-1228.
GENOTYPING AND PHENOTYPING THE USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T., Jia, M.H., Rutger, J.N. 2004. Genotyping and phenotyping the USDA rice core collection [abstract]. Proceedings, 2nd International Rice Functional Genomics Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Paper No. 173.
THE LEMONT/TEQING RIL RICE POPULATION PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CORRELATING MOLECULAR DATA WITH PHENOMICS - (Proceedings)
Pinson, S.R., Li, Z., Tabien, R.E., Tai, T., Redus, M.A., Fjellstrom, R.G. 2005. The Lemont/Teqing RIL rice population provides unique opportunity for correlating molecular data with phenomics. Proceedings, 2nd International Symposium, Rice Functional Genomics, Tucson, Arizona. p. 150.
CHARACTERIZATION ON KERNEL DESCROPTORS FOR THE USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2004. Characterization on kernel descroptors for the USDA rice core collection [abstract]. Agronomy Abstracts. 2004 CDROM.
POPULATION STRUCTURE AND BREEDING PATTERNS IN 145 US RICE CULTIVARS BASED ON SSR MARKER ANALYSIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, H., Redus, M.A., Coburn, J.R., Rutger, J.N., McCouch, S.R., Tai, T.H. 2004. Population structure and breeding patterns of 145 US rice cultivars based on SSR marker analysis. Crop Science. In Press.
DEVELOPMENT OF A CORE COLLECTION FROM THE USDA RICE GERMPLASM COLLECTION - (Experiment Station)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2004. Development of a core collection from the USDA rice germplasm collection. In: Norman, R.J., Meullenet, J.-F., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., editors. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2003, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 517. p. 88-96. Available: http://www.uark.edu/depts/agripub/Publications/researchseries/
GERMPLASM ACCESSIONS RESISTANT TO STRAIGHTHEAD IN THE USDA RICE CORE COLLECTION - (Experiment Station)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2004. Germplasm accessions resistant to straighthead in the USDA rice core collection. In: Norman, R.J., Meullenet, J.-F., Moldenhauer, K.A.K., editors. B.R. Wells Rice Research Studies 2003, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 517. p.97-102. Available: http://www.uark.edu/depts/agripub/Publications/researchseries/
EVALUATION OF THE CORE SUBSET OF THE USDA-ARS RICE GERMPLASM COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2005. Evaluation of the core subset of the USDA-ARS rice germplasm collection. Rice Technical Working Group Meeting Proceedings. Abstract p. 52.
COMPARISON OF AGRONOMIC TRAITS BETWEEN THE USDA-ARS RICE COLLECTION AND A CORE SUBSET - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2003. Comparison of agronomic traits between the USDA-ARS rice collection and a core subset [abstract]. Annual Meeting Abstracts 2003. American Society of Agronomy. p. 229.
MAPPING QUANTITATVE TRAIT LOCI FOR YIELD, YIELD COMPONENTS AND MORPHOLOGICAL TRAITS IN AN ADVANCED BACKCROSS POPULATION BETWEEN ORYZA RUFIPOGON AND THE ORYZA SATIVA CULTIVAR JEFFERSON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
107:479-493
RICE GENETICS IV - (Other) - (01-Sep-02)
Establishing a core collection for comprehensive evaluation of US rice germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Yan, W., Rutger, J.N., Bockelman, H.E., Tai, T. 2002. Establishing a core collection for comprehensive evaluation of US rice germplasm. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Nov. 10-14, 2002. Indianapolis, IN: pg. 237.
PROGRESS IN IDENTIFICATION OF DISEASE RESISTANCE IN ORYZA SPECIES ACCESSIONS - (Abstract Only) - (24-Feb-02)
USE OF FOUR SSR MARKERS TO DETERMINE HYBRIDIZATION RATES BETWEEN RICE AND RED RICE - (Abstract Only) - (24-Feb-02)
DETERMINATION OF HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN RICE AND RED RICE USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS - (Abstract Only)
Estorninos, L.E., Gealy, D.R., Dillon, T.L., Baldwin, F.L., Burgos, N.R., Tai, T. 2002. DETERMINATION OF HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN RICE AND RED RICE USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS. Proceedings of Southern Weed Science Society. 55:197.
MOLECULAR EVALUATION OF RED RICE (ORYZA SATIVA) ECOTYPES USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (31-Dec-01)
UTILIZING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS TO FOLLOW THE INCORPORATION OF ORYZA SPECIES DNA INTO CULTIVATED RICE - (Abstract Only) - (12-Oct-01)
IDENTIFICATION OF BLAST RESISTANCE IN CULTIVATED RICE, RICE WILD RELATIVES AND THEIR PROGENIES - (Abstract Only) - (01-Aug-01)
BREEDING AND EVALUATION FOR IMPROVED RICE VARIETIES - THE ARKANSAS RICE BREEDING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - (Experiment Station) - (01-Aug-01)
DNA FINGERPRINTING OF RED RICE (ORYZA SATIVA) ECOTYPES IN RELATION TO HERBICIDE AND DISEASE TOLERANCE - (Abstract Only) - (23-Jan-01)
DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES FOR RICE GENOMICS - (Abstract Only) - (13-Jan-01)
USING SSRS TO FOLLOW THE INTROGRESSION OF ORYZA SPECIES DNA CONFERRING DISEASE RESISTANCE TO CULTIVATED RICE - (Abstract Only) - (15-Nov-00)
IDENTIFYING BLAST RESISTANCE IN ORYZA SP. AND FOLLOWING ITS INTROGRESSION INTO U.S. CULTIVATED RICE - (Proceedings) - (22-Oct-00)
RICE GENOMICS AT THE DALE BUMPERS NATIONAL RICE RESEARCH CENTER - (Abstract Only) - (27-Feb-00)
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