Publications

Publications (2009 – present) (* indicates students or postdocs under Dr. Brummer’s direction)

Brummer, E.C. and M.D. Casler. 2014. Cool-season forages. In S. Smith, B. Diers, J. Specht, and B. Carver (eds.). Genetic gain in major U.S. field crops. CSSA Spec. Publ. 33. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Madison, WI. doi:0.2135/cssaspecpub33.c3.

Li*, X., Y. Han, Y. Wei*, A. Acharya*, A.D. Farmer, J. Ho, M.J. Monteros, and E.C. Brummer. 2014. Development of an alfalfa SNP array and its use to evaluate patterns of population structure and linkage disequilibrium. PLoS One 9:e84329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084329.

Bhattarai, K., E.C. Brummer, and M.J. Monteros. 2013. Alfalfa as a bioenergy crop. In M.C. Saha, H.S. Bhandari, and J.H. Bouton (eds.). Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics. Wiley, New York. doi: 10.1002/9781118609477.ch10.

Brummer, E.C. 2013. Global impact of sown temperate pastures on productivity and ecosystem stability – what progress have we made? (Refereed keynote paper) In D. Michalk et al. (eds.) Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities. 22nd Int. Grassland Congr., Sydney, Australia 15-19 September 2013.

Khu, D.M., R. Reyno*, Y. Han, P. Zhao, J.H. Bouton, E.C. Brummer and M. Monteros. 2013. Identification of aluminum tolerance QTLs in tetraploid alfalfa. Crop Sci. 53:148-163. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.03.0181.

Olmstead*, J., M.D. Casler, and E.C. Brummer. 2013. Genetic variability for biofuel traits in a circumglobal reed canarygrass collection. Crop Sci. 53:524-531, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.01.0003.

Reyno*, R., D.-M. Khu, M.J. Monteros, J.H. Bouton, W. Parrott, and E.C. Brummer. 2013. Evaluation of two transgenes for aluminum tolerance in alfalfa. Crop Sci. 53:1581-1588. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.12.0676.

Monteros, M.J., Y. Han, and E.C. Brummer. 2013. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.): Biology, Agronomy, Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Breeding. In: H. Cai and T. Yamada. Encyclopedia of Plant Genomics: Forage Crops. Scientific Publishers, Inc. [in press].

Serba, D., L. Wu, G. Daverdin, B.A. Bahri, X. Wang, A. Kilian, J.H. Bouton, E.C. Brummer, M.C. Saha, and K.M. Devos. 2013. Linkage maps of lowland and upland tetraploid switchgrass ecotypes. Bioenergy Res. [in press].

Collier, S.M., E.C. Brummer, W.T. Barber, T.S. Cox, R. Johnson, S.C. Murray, R.T. Olsen, R.C. Pratt, and A.M. Thro. 2012. A response to Honnay et al. Frontiers Ecol. Environ. 10:121-122.

Li, X., A. Acharya, A.D. Farmer, J.A. Crow, A.K. Bharti, R.S. Kramer, Y. Wei, Y. Han, J. Gou, G.D. May, M.J. Monteros, and E.C. Brummer. 2012. Prevalence of single nucleotide polymorphism among 27 diverse alfalfa genotypes as assessed by transcriptome sequencing. BMC Genomics 13:568. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-568.

Sakiroglu*, M., S. Sherman-Broyles, A. Story, K.J. Moore, J.J. Doyle, and E.C. Brummer. 2012. Patterns of linkage disequilibrium and association mapping in diploid alfalfa (M. sativa L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 125:577-590.

Li*, X. and E.C. Brummer. 2012. Applied genetics and genomics in alfalfa breeding. Agronomy, 2:40-61. doi:10.3390/agronomy2010040.

Khu, D.M., R. Reyno*, E.C. Brummer, and M.J. Monteros. 2012. Screening methods for aluminum tolerance in alfalfa. Crop Sci. 52:161-167. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2011.05.0256.

Wang, Z.-Y. and E.C. Brummer. 2012. Is genetic engineering ever going to take off in forage, turf and bioenergy crop breeding? Ann. Bot. doi:10.1093/aob/mcs027.

Sakiroglu*, M. and E.C. Brummer. 2012. Presence of phylogeographic structure among wild diploid alfalfa accessions (Medicago sativa L. subsp. microcarpa Urb.) with evidence of the center of origin. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. doi:10.1007/s10722-012-9811-0.

Havananda, T., E.C. Brummer, and J.J. Doyle. 2011. Complex patterns of autopolyploid evolution in alfalfa and allies (Medicago sativa; Leguminosae). Am. J. Bot. 98:1633-1646. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000318.

Brummer, E.C., W.T. Barber, S.M. Collier, T.S. Cox, R. Johnson, S.C. Murray, R.T. Olsen, R.C. Pratt, and A.M. Thro. 2011. Plant breeding for harmony between agriculture and the environment. Frontiers Ecol. Environ. 9:561–568. doi:10.1890/100225.

Ge, Y, C. Fu, H. Bhandari, J. Bouton, E.C. Brummer, and Z.-Y. Wang. 2011. Pollen viability and longevity of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.). Crop Sci. 51: 2698-2705. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2011.01.0057.

Li*, X., X. Wang*, Y. Wei*, and E.C. Brummer. 2011. Prevalence of segregation distortion in diploid alfalfa and its implications for genetics and breeding applications. Theor. Appl. Genet.  123:667-679. doi: 10.1007/s00122-011-1617-5.

Picasso*, V.D., E.C. Brummer, M. Liebman, P.M. Dixon, and B.J. Wilsey. 2011. Diverse perennial crop mixtures sustain higher productivity over time based on ecological complementarity. Renew. Agr. Food. Syst. 26:317-327. doi:10.1017/S1742170511000135.

Şakiroğlu*, M. and E.C. Brummer. 2011. Clarifying the ploidy of some accessions in the USDA alfalfa germplasm collection. Turk. J. Bot. 35:1-11.

Zhang, Y., J.E. Zalapa, A.R. Jakubowski, D.L. Price, A. Acharya, Y. Wei, E.C. Brummer, S.M. Kaeppler, and M.D. Casler. 2011. Post-glacial evolution of Panicum virgatum: centers of diversity and gene pools revealed by SSR markers and cpDNA sequences. Genetica 139:933-948. doi:10.1007/s10709-011-9597-6.

Zhang, Y., J.E. Zalapa, A.R. Jakubowski, D.L. Price, A. Acharya, Y. Wei, E.C. Brummer, S.M. Kaeppler and M.D. Casler. 2011. Natural hybrids and gene flow between upland and lowland switchgrass. Crop Sci. 51:2626-2641. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2011.02.0104.

Li*, X., Y. Wei, K.J. Moore, R. Michaud, D.R. Viands, J.L. Hansen, A. Acharya, and E.C. Brummer. 2011. Association mapping of biomass yield and stem composition in a tetraploid alfalfa breeding population. Plant Genome 4:24-35. doi:10.3835/plant genome 2010.09.0022.

Şakiroğlu*, M., K.J. Moore, and E.C. Brummer. 2011. Variation in biomass yield, cell wall components, and agronomic traits in a broad range of diploid alfalfa (M. sativa L.) accessions. Crop Sci. 51:1956-1964. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2010.11.0658.

Brummer, E.C. 2010. Applying molecular markers to forage breeding. Biotech. An. Husb.26:107-114.

Glover, J.D., J.P. Reganold, L.W. Bell, J. Borevitz, E.C. Brummer, E.S. Buckler, C.M. Cox, T.S. Cox, T.E. Crews, S.W. Culman, L.R. DeHaan, D. Eriksson, B.S. Gill, J. Holland, F. Hu, B.S. Hulke, A.M.H. Ibrahim, W. Jackson, S.S. Jones, S.C. Murray, A.H. Paterson, E. Ploschuk E.J. Sacks, S. Snapp, D. Tao, D.L. Van Tassel, L.J. Wade, D.L. Wyse and Y. Xu. 2010. Increased food and ecosystem security via perennial grains. Science 328:1638-1639.

Glover, J.D., J.P. Reganold, L.W. Bell, J. Borevitz, E.C. Brummer, E.S. Buckler, C.M. Cox, T.S. Cox, T.E. Crews, S.W. Culman, L.R.  DeHaan, D. Eriksson, B.S. Gill, J. Holland, F. Hu, B.S. Hulke, A.M.H. Ibrahim, W. Jackson, S.S. Jones, S.C. Murray, A.H. Paterson, E. Ploschuk, E.J. Sacks, S. Snapp, D. Tao, D.L. Van Tassel, L.J. Wade, D.L. Wyse and  Y. Xu. 2010. Perennial Questions of Hydrology and Climate—Response. Science 330: 33-34.

Havananda, T., E.C. Brummer, I.J. Maureira-Butler, and J.J. Doyle. 2010. Relationships among diploid members of the Medicago sativa (Fabaceae) species complex based on chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 35:140-150.

Kineman, B.D., E.C. Brummer, N.L. Paiva, and D.F. Birt. 2010. Resveratrol from transgenic alfalfa for prevention of aberrant crypt foci in mice. Nutrition and Cancer 62:351-361.

Şakiroğlu*, M., J.J. Doyle, and E.C. Brummer. 2010. Inferring population structure and genetic diversity of a broad range of wild diploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) accessions using SSR markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 121:403-415.

Tahir*, M.H.N., M.D. Casler, K.J. Moore, and E.C. Brummer. 2010. Biomass yield and quality of reed canarygrass under five harvest management systems for bioenergy production. Bioenergy Res. doi:10.1007/s12155-010-9105-3.

Picasso*, V.D., E.C. Brummer, and M. Liebman. 2010. Diversity and stability in experimental grassland communities. pp. 827-829.In Schnyder, H. et al. (eds). Grassland in a changing world. Mecke Druck Und Verlag, Duderstadt, Germany.

Şakiroğlu*, M., J.J. Doyle, and E.C. Brummer. 2010. The population genetic structure of diploid Medicago sativa L. germplasm. p. 143-148. In C. Huyghe (ed.) Sustainable use of genetic diversity in forage and turf breeding. Springer, Berlin.

Scotti, C. and E.C. Brummer. 2010. Creation of heterotic groups and hybrid varieties. p. 509-518. In C. Huyghe (ed.) Sustainable use of genetic diversity in forage and turf breeding. Springer, Berlin.

Veronesi, F., E.C. Brummer, and C. Huyghe. 2010. Alfalfa. p. 395-437. In B. Boller (ed.) Handbook of plant breeding 5: Fodder crops and amenity grasses. Springer, Berlin.

Brummer, E.C., J.H. Bouton, M.D. Casler, M.H. McCaslin, and B.L. Waldron. 2009. Grasses and legumes: Genetics and plant breeding. p. 157-171. In W.F. Wedin and S.L. Fales (eds.) Grassland: Quietness and strength for a new American agriculture. ASA, CSSA,SSSA, Madison, WI.

Casler, M.D., J.H. Cherney, and E.C. Brummer. 2009. Biomass yield of naturalized populations and cultivars of reed canary grass. Bioenerg. Res. 2:165-173.

Li*, X., Y. Wei*, D. Nettleton, and E.C. Brummer. 2009. Comparative gene expression profiles between heterotic and non-heterotic hybrids of tetraploid Medicago sativa. BMC Plant Biol. 9:107.

Li*, X. and E.C. Brummer. 2009. Inbreeding depression for fertility and biomass in advanced generations of inter- and intra-subspecies hybrids of tetraploid alfalfa. Crop Sci. 49:13-19.

Robins*, J.R. and E.C. Brummer. 2009. QTL underlying self-fertility in tetraploid alfalfa. Crop Sci. 50:143-149.

Yan, J., Z. Hu, Y. Pu, E.C. Brummer, and A.J. Ragauskas. 2009. Chemical compositions of four switchgrass populations. Biomass Bioenergy. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2009.09.010