Majid Foolad

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Professor, Plant Science

Research Summary

Genetic bases of plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses and genetic controls of fruit nutritional quality. Of particular interest are resistance to the diseases early blight and late blight and improved fruit quality in tomato.

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Recent Publications

Genetic analysis of late blight resistance in a new RIL population of tomato derived from LB-resistant Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270443

Jia, M. & Foolad, M. R., Jun 1 2020, In: Plant Breeding. 139, 3, p. 651-659 9 p.

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The tomato pan-genome uncovers new genes and a rare allele regulating fruit flavor

Gao, L., Gonda, I., Sun, H., Ma, Q., Bao, K., Tieman, D. M., Burzynski-Chang, E. A., Fish, T. L., Stromberg, K. A., Sacks, G. L., Thannhauser, T. W., Foolad, M. R., Diez, M. J., Blanca, J., Canizares, J., Xu, Y., van der Knaap, E., Huang, S., Klee, H. J., Giovannoni, J. J. & 1 others, Fei, Z., Jun 1 2019, In: Nature Genetics. 51, 6, p. 1044-1051 8 p.

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Sequencing-based bin map construction of a tomato mapping population, facilitating high-resolution quantitative trait loci detection

Gonda, I., Ashrafi, H., Lyon, D. A., Strickler, S. R., Hulse-Kemp, A. M., Ma, Q., Sun, H., Stoffel, K., Powell, A. F., Futrell, S., Thannhauser, T. W., Fei, Z., Van Deynze, A. E., Mueller, L. A., Giovannoni, J. J. & Foolad, M. R., Mar 2019, In: Plant Genome. 12, 1, 180010.

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Induced Plant Defenses Against Herbivory in Cultivated and Wild Tomato

Paudel, S., Lin, P. A., Foolad, M. R., Ali, J. G., Rajotte, E. G. & Felton, G. W., Aug 15 2019, In: Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45, 8, p. 693-707 15 p.

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HS-SPME-GC-MS analyses of volatiles in plant populations-quantitating compound × individual matrix effects

Burzynski-Chang, E. A., Ryona, I., Reisch, B. I., Gonda, I., Foolad, M. R., Giovannoni, J. J. & Sacks, G. L., Sep 23 2018, In: Molecules. 23, 10, 2436.

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Identification and mapping of late blight resistance quantitative trait loci in tomato accession PI 163245

Ohlson, E. W., Ashrafi, H. & Foolad, M. R., 2018, In: Plant Genome. 11, 180007.

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Genetic analysis of late blight resistance in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270441: Heritability and response to selection

Sullenberger, M. T., Jia, M., Gao, S. & Foolad, M. R., Feb 1 2018, In: Plant Breeding. 137, 1, p. 89-96 8 p.

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Genetic analysis of resistance to tomato late blight in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 163245

Ohlson, E. W. & Foolad, M. R., Jun 1 2016, In: Plant Breeding. 135, 3, p. 391-398 8 p.

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Detached-leaflet evaluation of tomato germplasm for late blight resistance and its correspondence to field and greenhouse screenings

Foolad, M. R., Sullenberger, M. T. & Ashrafi, H., May 1 2015, In: Plant disease. 99, 5, p. 718-722 5 p.

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Heritability of late blight resistance in tomato conferred by Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 224710

Ohlson, E. W. & Foolad, M. R., Aug 1 2015, In: Plant Breeding. 134, 4, p. 461-467 7 p.

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