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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Developing Resistance to Aflatoxin Through Seed-Based Technologies

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Co-inoculating of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus to study fungal invasion, colonization, and competition in maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hruska, Z., Rajasekaran, K., Yao, H., Kincaid, R., Darlington, D., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2014. Co-inoculating of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus to study fungal invasion, colonization, and competition in maize kernels. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5:122. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00122.
Functional characterization of a veA-dependent polyketide synthase gene in Aspergillus flavus necessary for the synthesis of asparasone, a sclerotium-specific pigment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Jan-14)
Hyperspectral image classification and development of fluorescence index for single corn kernels infected with Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2013. Hyperspectral image classification and development of fluorescence index for single corn kernels infected with Aspergillus flavus. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(5):1977-1988.
Breeding aflatoxin resistant maize lines using recent advances in technologies-a review - (Review Article)
Brown, R.L., Menkir, A., Chen, Z-Y., Bhatnagar, D., Yu, J., Yao, H., Cleveland, T.E. 2013. Breeding aflatoxin resistant maize lines using recent advances in technologies-a review. Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, (30)8:1382-1391.
Fluorescence imaging spectroscopy (FIS) for comparing spectra from corn ears naturally and artificially infected with aflatoxin producing fungus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hruska, Z., Yao, H., Kincaid, R., Darlington, D., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2013. Fluorescence imaging spectroscopy (FIS) for comparing spectra from corn ears naturally and artificially infected with aflatoxin producing fungus. Journal of Food Science. (78)8:1313-1320.
Detecting corn inoculated with toxigenic and atoxigenic fungal strains with fluorescence hyperspectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2013. Detecting corn inoculated with toxigenic and atoxigenic fungal strains with fluorescence hyperspectral imagery. Biosystems Engineering. 115:125-135.
Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sickler, C.M., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D. 2013. Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6(2):151-158.
Development of maize host resistance to aflatoxigenic fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E., Chen, Z.-Y., Menkir, A. 2013. Development of maize host resistance to aflatoxigenic fungi. In: Prof. Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh (Ed.). Aflatoxins - Recent Advances and Future Prospects. ISBN: 978-953-51-0904-4. InTech, Available: http://www.intechopen.com/books/aflatoxins-recent-advances-and-future-prospects/development-of-maize-host-resistance-to-aflatoxigenic-fungi.
Biolistic transformation of cotton zygotic embryo meristem - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K. 2013. Biolistic transformation of cotton zygotic embryo meristem. In: Zhang, B-H. (editor). Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 958:47-57.
Biolistic transformation of cotton embryogenic cell suspension cultures - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K. 2013. Biolistic transformation of cotton embryogenic cell suspension cultures. In: Zhang, B-H. (editor). Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 958:59-70.
Identifying cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genes induced in response to Aspergillus flavus infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, S., Rajasekaran, K., Ramanarao, M.V., Bedre, R., Bhatnagar, D., Baisakh, N. 2012. Identifying cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genes induced in response to Aspergillus flavus infection. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 80:35-40.
Utilizing fluorescence hyperspectral imaging to differentiate corn inoculated with toxigenic and atoxigenic fungal strains - (Proceedings)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2012. Utilizing fluorescence hyperspectral imaging to differentiate corn inoculated with toxigenic and atoxigenic fungal strains. In: Proceedings of 2012 SPIE Conference, April 24-25, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland. p 8369-10.
SVM-based feature extraction and classification of aflatoxin contaminated corn using fluorescence hyperspectral data - (Proceedings)
(09-Apr-12)
Small wonders: peptides for disease control - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E. 2012. Small wonders: peptides for disease control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 1095. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. 472 p.
Preface - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E. 2012. Preface. In: Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E., editors. Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. p. ix-xi.
Functional and phylogenetic analysis of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflQ (ordA) gene ortholog - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Harris Coward, P.Y., Ehrlich, K., Moore, G.G., Wei, Q., Bhatnagar, D. 2012. Functional and phylogenetic analysis of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflQ (ordA) gene ortholog. Mycologia. 104(4)857-864.
Strategies for controlling plant diseases and mycotoxin contamination using antimicrobial synthetic peptides - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Chlan, C.A., Jaynes, J.M., Bhatnagar, D. 2012.Strategies for controlling plant diseases and mycotoxin contamination using antimicrobial synthetic peptides. In: Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J.M., Montesinos, E., editors. Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, Inc. p. 295-315.
Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sakhanokho, H.F., Tabanca, N. 2012. Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:389-396.
The veA gene of the pine needle pathogen Dothistroma septosporum regulates sporulation and secondary metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chettri, P., Calvo, A.M., Cary, J.W., Dhingra, S., Guo, Y., McDougal, R.L., Bradshaw, R.E. 2012. The veA gene of the pine needle pathogen Dothistroma septosporum regulates sporulation and secondary metabolism. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 49:141-151.
Novel synthetic peptides control mycotoxigenic fungi - (Abstract Only)
(21-Oct-11)
Identification of gene markers in aflatoxin-resistant maize germplasm for marker-assisted breeding - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, R.L., Menkir, A., Chen, Z.-Y., Luo, M., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Identification of gene markers in aflatoxin-resistant maize germplasm for marker-assisted breeding. In: Guevara-Gonzalez, R.G., editor. Aflatoxins - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access Publishers. pp 91-106.
Developing resistance to aflatoxin in maize and cottonseed - (Review Article)
Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Brown, R.L., Luo, M., Chen, Z.-Y., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Developing resistance to aflatoxin in maize and cottonseed. Toxins. 3:678-696.
Development of narrow-band fluorescence index for the detection of aflatoxin contaminated corn - (Proceedings)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Ononye, A., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2011. Development of narrow-band fluorescence index for the detection of aflatoxin contaminated corn. Proceedings of 2011 SPIE Conference, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety III, April 26-27, 2011, Orlando, FL. p.8027-12.
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