Corn drawing



Publications/ Presentations



Field Program

R code


Program History



Undergraduates and high school students for 2014 Summer Internships and Student Worker positions!

This site gives an overview of the program but we have not had much time to update it over the last year.

Recently Published papers from the program

Murray, S.C.*, P. Eckhoff, L. Wood, and A.H. Paterson. 2013. Toward Rapid Genetic Advancement in Agricultural Species via Cycling of Gametes in Vitro. Nature Biotechnology.31, 877–880.

Warburton, M.L.*, W.P. Williams, G.Windham, S.C. Murray, W. Xu, L. Hawkins, and J. Franco. (accepted). Phenotypic and genetic characterization of a maize association mapping panel 1 developed for the identification of new sources of resistance to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation. Crop Science.

Barerro, I.D.F., S.C. Murray*, D. Pietsch, and S. Labar. 2013. A multi-environment trial analysis of commercial maize shows a slight grain yield improvement in Texas. Field Crops Research. 149:167-176.

Isakeit T.*, S. Murray, J. Savage, and R. McHugh. 2013. Aflatoxin and fumonisin in transgenic corn hybrids in Burleson County, Texas, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:FC030

Washburn, J.D., D.K. Whitmire, S.C. Murray, B.L. Burson, T.A. Wickersham, J.J. Heitholt, and R.W. Jessup*. 2013. Estimation of rhizome composition and over-wintering ability in perennial Sorghum spp. using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). BioEnergy Research. 6:822-829

Mahan, A.L., S.C. Murray*, L.W. Rooney, and K.M. Crosby. 2013. Diallel mating to determine combining ability for important economic, agronomic, and compositional traits in a diverse set of colored (red, blue, purple) maize. Crop Science. 53:1248-1255

Meeks M., S.C. Murray*, S. Hague, and D. Hays. 2013. Measuring maize seedling drought response in search of tolerant germplasm. Agronomy. 3(1), 135-147

De La Fuente, G.N, S.C. Murray*, T.Isakeit, Y.-S. Park, Y. Yan, M. Warburton and M.V. Kolomiets. 2013. Characterization of Genetic Diversity and Linkage Disequilibrium of ZmLOX4 and ZmLOX5 Loci in Maize. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53973. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053973



Plant Genetics

Using both phenotypic and molecular methods

Plant Breeding

For local adaptation to Texas conditions

Graduate Student Training

The most important program output - this page is aimed at prospective graduate students

Genetics and Breeding Methodology

Simulation and analysis using R

Phenotyping of Various Traits of Interest

Rapid phenotyping techniques and technologies will assist in improvement





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