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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Jianli Chen

Jianli Chen

Office: Aberdeen Research & Extension Center
Phone: (208) 397-4162, Ext. 229
Email: jchen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Aberdeen Research & Extension Center
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
Associate Professor

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Wheat Breeding & Genetics
  • Selected Publications
    • Chen, J., Ch. Chu, E.J. Souza, M.J. Guttieri, X. Chen, S. Xu, D. Hole, and R. Zemetra. 2012. Whole genome-wide mapping for high-temperature adult-plant resistance to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) in a hard red winter wheat germplasm IDO444. Molecular Breeding 29: 791 – 800.
    • Chen, J., E.J. Souza, D. Hole, M.J. Guttieri, K. O’Brien, J. Wheeler, L. Sorensen, J. Clayton, R. Zemetra, J.M. Marshall, and X. Chen. 2012. Registration of ‘UI SRG’ Wheat. J. Plant Registration 6 (2): 66-70.
    • Chen, J., C.A. Griffey, S. Liu, and M.A. Saghai Maroof. 2012. Registration of ‘VA04W-433’ and ‘VA04W-474’ Wheat Germplasm. J. Plant Registration 6 (1): 111-116.
    • Chen, J., E.J. Souza, N.A. Bosque-Pérez, M.J. Guttieri, K.L. O'Brien, J.M. Windes, S.O. Guy, B.D. Brown, X.M. Chen, and R.S. Zemetra. 2010. Registration of ‘UI Winchester’ Wheat. J. Plant Registration 4:1 - 4.
    • Chen, J., E. J. Souza, R. S. Zemetra, N. A. Bosque-Pérez, M. J. Guttieri, J. Wheeler, K. M. O'Brien, J. W. Windes, S. O. Guy, B. D. Brown, X. M. Chen. 2009. Registration of ‘Cataldo’ Spring Wheat. J. Plant Registration 3: 264 – 268.
    • Chao, S., J. Dubcovsky, J. Dvorak, M.C. Luo, P.S. Baenziger, R. Matnyazov, D.R. Clark, L. Talbert, J.A. Anderson, S. Dreisigacker, K. Glover, J. Chen, K. Campbell, P.L. Bruckner, J.C. Rudd, S. Haley, B.F. Carver, R. Sims, M.E. Sorrells, and E. Akhunov. 2011. Homoeolog-specific patterns of linkage disequilibrium and SNP variation in hexaploidwheat. BMC Genomics 11: 727-744.
    • Li. P., J. Chen, and P. Wu. 2012. Evaluation of grain yield and three physiological traits in 30 spring wheat genotypes across three irrigation regimes. Crop Sci 52 (1): 110-121.
    • Li, P., J. Chen, P. Wu, J. Zhang, Ch. Chu, D. See, G. Brown-Guedira, R. Zemetra, and E. Souza. 2011. QTL analysis for the effect of RhtB1 dwarfing gene on coleoptiles length, seedling root length and numbers of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Crop Sci 51: 2561-2568.
    • Li. P., J. Chen, and P. Wu. 2011. Agronomic characteristics and grain yield of 30 spring wheat genotypes under drought stress and non-stress conditions. Agronomy Journal 103 (6): 1619-1628.
    • Quincke, M. C., J. Peterson, R.S. Zemetra, J. L. Hansen, J. Chen, O, Riera-Lizarazu, Ch.C. Mundt. 2011. Quantitative trait loci analysis for resistance to Cephalosporium stripe, a vascular wilt disease of wheat. Theor Appl Genet 122:1339–1349
  • Research Projects
    • Investigates advanced breeding methodologies using current biotechnology tools and methods to increase breeding efficiency and produce genetically superior wheat cultivars
    • Identifies genes and/or quantitative trait loci and molecular markers related to high grain yield performance, desirable end-use quality, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Awards and Honors
    • Award of Excellence by the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, 2012
    • The Idaho Wheat Commission Aberdeen Wheat Breeding Professorship, 2012
    • Dr. Richard C. Heimsch Outstanding Research Award, by Gamma Sigma Delta Awards Committee and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, 2011