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
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.
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
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
Using both phenotypic and molecular methods
For local adaptation to Texas conditions
The most important program output - this page is aimed at prospective graduate students
Simulation and analysis using R
Rapid phenotyping techniques and technologies will assist in improvement