Ph.D.: North Carolina State University (2015) Year Appointed: 2017 Rank: Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest
Cultivated Wild Rice Breeding and Genetics
AGRO1101 - Biology of Plant Food Systems
We are a breeding, genetics, and conservation research program in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota led by Dr. Jennifer Kimball. Our work centers on wild rice (Zizania palustris) as a cultivated crop as well as a natural resource in the state of Minnesota.
Our research program focuses on 1) characterizing the genetic and physiological bases of quantitative traits in wild rice, 2) evaluating and monitoring the genetic diversity and changing environment of natural stands of wild rice in Minnesota to ensure their protection and preservation, and 3) investigating seed physiology characteristics including recalcitrance and dormancy. To find out more, click here.
Our breeding program aims to improve the sustainability and growth of the Minnesota cultivated wild rice industry (http://www.mnwildrice.org/) and its growers through the development of new and improved varieties. We are currently focused on improving shattering tolerance as well as disease resistance.
McGilp, L., Duquette, J., Braaten, D., Kimball, J., Porter, R. 2020. Investigation of Variable Storage Conditions for Cultivated Northern Wild Rice and Their Effects on Seed Viability and Dormancy. Seed Science Research, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0960258520000033
Duquette, J. and Kimball, J.A. 2020. Phenological Stages of Cultivated Northern Wild Rice According to the BBCH Scale. Ann Appl Biol. 2020; 176: 350– 356. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12588
Tuleski, T. R., Kimball, J., do Amaral, F. P., Pereira, T. P., Tadra-Sfeir, M. Z., de Oliveira Pedrosa, F., ... & Stacey, G. (2020). Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans as a Phytopathogenic Model to Study the Immune System of Sorghum bicolor. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 33(2), 235-246.
Kimball, J.A., Y. Cui, D. Chen, P. Brown, W. Rooney, G. Stacey, and P. Balint-Kurti. 2019. Identification of QTL for Target Leaf Spot resistance in Sorghum bicolor and investigation of relationships between disease resistance and variation in the MAMP response. Scientific Reports 9: 18285 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-54802-x
Samira, R., X. Zhang, J. Kimball, Y. Cui, G. Stacey, and P.J. Balint-Kurti. 2019. Quantifying MAMP-induced production of reactive oxygen species in sorghum and maize. Bio-101. doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.3304
Shao, M., M. Haas, A. Kern, and J.A. Kimball. 2019. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism markers for population genetic studies in Zizania palustris L. Conservation Genetic Resources, 1-5.
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