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Plant Stress Resistance Biology

We are located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota in the Department of Plant Pathology. The interests of the lab include understanding genomic and expression variation within species and associating this variation with precision phenotyping to understand abiotic and biotic stress response in plants.

Recent Publications


Emergence of the Ug99 lineage of the wheat stem rust pathogen through somatic hybridisation

F. Li, N. Upadhyaya, J. Sperschneider, O. Matny, H. Nguyen-Phuc, R. Mago, C. Raley, M. Miller, K. Silverstein, E. Henningsen, CD Hirsch, B. Visser, Z. Pretorius, B. Steffenson, B. Schwessinger, P. Dodds, M. Figueroa
2019 | bioRxiv




Highly genotype- and tissue-specific single-parent expression drives dynamic gene expression complementation in maize hybrids

Z. Li, P. Zhou, R. Della Coletta, T. Zhang, A. Brohammer, B. Vaillancourt, A. Lipzen, C. Daum, K. Berry, N. de Leon, CD Hirsch, CR Buell, S. Kaeppler, N. Springer, CN Hirsch
2019 | bioRxiv


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Dynamic patterns of transcript abundance of transposable element families in maize

S. Anderson, M. Stitzer, P. Zhou, J. Ross-Ibarra, CD Hirsch, N. Springer
2019 | bioRxiv


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Transposable elements contribute to dynamic genome content in maize

S. Anderson, M. Stitzer, A. Brohammer, P. Zhou, J. Noshay, CD Hirsch, J. Ross-Ibarra, CN Hirsch, N. Springer
2019 | bioRxiv




Classifying cold stress responses of inbred maize seedlings using RGB imaging

T. Enders, S. St. Dennis, J. Oakland, S. Callen, M. Gehan, N. Miller, E. Spalding, N. Springer, CD Hirsch
2019 | Plant Direct


¬ Welcome to our new lab members, Eva Henningsen, Dorothy Kirsch, and Jake Botkin

¬ Check out our new preprints on our publications page

¬ Classifying cold stress response of inbred maize seedlings using RGB imaging (Enders et al. | 10.11.18)