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Department of Plant Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2333
Moscow, ID 83844-2333

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Jianli Chen

Jianli Chen

Associate Professor

Office

Aberdeen Research and Extension Center

Phone

208-397-4162, Ext. 229

Mailing Address

Aberdeen Research and Extension Center
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., Northwest Agricultural University, China
B.S., Northwest Agricultural University, China

  • Investigate advanced breeding methodologies using current biotechnology tools and methods to increase breeding efficiency and produce genetically superior wheat cultivars
  • Identify genes and/or quantitative trait loci and molecular markers related to high grain yield performance, desirable end-use quality, and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses 

  • Dong, H., R. Wang, Y. Yuan, J. Anderson, M. Pumphrey, Zh. Zhang, and J. Chen*. 2018. Evaluation of the Potential for Genomic Selection to Improve Spring Wheat Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in the Pacific Northwest. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00911.
  • Liu, Y., R. Wang, Y. Hu, and J. Chen*. 2018. Genome-Wide Linkage Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Late-Season Physiological and Agronomic Traits in Spring Wheat under Irrigated Conditions. Agronomy, 60. doi:10.3390/agronomy8050060.
  • Bissonnette, K. M., Ph. Wharton, J. Chen, J. Marshall. 2018. Survey of Fusarium species associated with fusarium head blight of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Southeastern Idaho. Plant Health Progress 19: 125-127. https://doi.org/10.1094/php-10-17-0066-S.
  • Zheng, X., X. Li, Ch. Ge, J. Chang, M. Shi, J. Chen, L. Qiao, Zh. Chang, J. Zheng, J. Zhang. 2017. Characterization of the CCT family and analysis of gene expression in Aegilops tauschii. Dec. 2017. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189333
  • Assanga, S.O., S. Dhakal, C-T., Tan, J.C. Rudd, G. Zhang, A. Ibrahim, Q. Xue, R. Devkota, S. Haley, J. Chen, M. P. Fuentealba, S. Baker, J. Baker. S.Y. Liu. 2017. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for grain yield and its components in a US popular winter wheat using 90K SNPs. PLoS ONE. Dec. 2017. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0189669.
  • Liang, X., D. Strawn, J. Chen, J.M. Marshall. 2017. Variation in cadmium accumulation in spring wheat cultivars: uptake and redistribution to grain. Plant and Soil DOI 10.1007/s11104-017-3454-z.
  • Chen, J*., J. Wheeler, N. Klassen, W. Zhao, K. O’Brien, C. Jackson, J. M. Marshall, X.M. Chen. 2017. Registration of ‘UI Sparrow’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registration. DOI: 10.3198/jpr2017.04.0021crc.
  • Liu, Y., B.C. Bowman, Y. Hu, X. Liang, W. Zhao, J. Wheeler, N. Klassen, H. Bockelman, J. M. Bonman, J. Chen*. 2017. Evaluation of agronomic traits and drought tolerance of winter wheat accessions from the National Small Grain Collection. Agronomy 7: 51. DOI:10.3390/agronomy7030051.
  • Wang, R., J. Chen*, J. Zhang, W. Zhao, J. Wheeler, N.Klassen, J.A. Anderson, D.R. See and Y. Dong. 2017. Genome-Wide Association Mapping of Resistance QTL to Fusarium Head Blight in Spring Wheat Lines Grown in Pacific Northwest and CIMMYT. Phytopathology. DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-02-17-0073-R.
  • K.L. Jernigan, C. F. Morris, R. Zemetra, J. Chen, K. Garland-Campbell, A.H. Carter. 2017. Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for end-use quality traits in a soft wheat RIL population. Journal of Cereal Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcs.2017.06.005.
  • Liang, X., Y. Liu, J. Chen, and C. Adams. 2017. Late-season photosynthetic rate and senescence were associated with grain yield in winter wheat of diverse origins. J. Agro Crop Sci. DOI: 10.1111/jac.12231.
  • Liu, Y., P. Li, J. Zhang, Y. Hu, and J. Chen*. 2016. Dwarfing genes Rht4 and Rht-B1b affect plant height, agronomic traits, and kernel quality traits in common wheat under two water regimes. Field Crops Research Vol. 204: 242-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2017.01.020.
  • J. Chen*, M. J. Guttieri, J. Zhang, D. Hole, E. Souza, B. Goates. 2016. A novel QTL associated with dwarf bunt resistance in Idaho 444 winter wheat. Theor Appl Genet. 129(12): 2313-2322. DOI 10.1007/s00122-016-2783-2.
  • J. Chen*, J. Wheeler, K. O’Brien, W. Zhao, N. Klassen, J. Zhang, B. Bowman, Y. Wang, C. Jackson, J. M. Marshall, X.M. Chen. 2015. Registration of ‘UI Platinum’ Hard White Spring Wheat. J. Plant Registration 10: 36-40. DOI:10.3198/jpr2015.06.0037crc.
  • Bowman, B., J. Chen*, J. Zhang, J. Wheeler, Y. Wang, W. Zhao, S. Nayak, N. Heslot, H. Bockelman, and J.M. Bonman. 2015. Evaluating grain yield in spring wheat with canopy spectral reflectance. Crop Sci.55:1881 – 1890.
  • Bonman, J.M., E. M. Babiker, A. Cuesta-Marcos, K. Esvelt-Klos, G. Brown-Guedira, Sh. Chao, D. See, J.Chen, E. Akhunov, J. Zhang, H. E. Bockelman, and T. C. Gordon. 2015. Genetic Diversity among Wheat Germplasm-Bank Accessions. Crop Sci. 55:1243 – 1253.
  • Sherman, J.D., N. K. Blake, J. M. Martin, K. D. Kephart, D. K. Weaver, S. P. Lanning, H.-Y. Heo, M. Pumphrey, J. Chen, and L. E. Talbert. 2015. Impact of a major gene for stem solidness on agronomic performance of spring wheat near-isogenic lines. Crop Sci. 55 (2): 514-520.
  • Zhang, J., J. Chen*, Ch. Chu, W. Zhao, J. Wheeler, E. Souza, and R. Zemetra. 2014. Genetic dissecting of QTL associated with grain yield in diverse environments. Agronomy 4(4): 556-578.
  • Zhang, J., J. Chen*, Y. Wang, B. Bonman, J. Wheeler, W, Zhao, K. O’Brien, J.M. Marshall, H. Bockelman, and J. Bonman. 2014. Association mapping of Hagberg falling number in hard white spring wheat collection materials. Crop Science 54:1243–1252.
  • Chen, J*., G. Hu, C. Chu, and Y. Wu. 2013. STS markers developed from drought tolerance candidate genes and mapped in two mapping populations and one set of nulli-tetrasomic lines of common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Cereal Communication DOI: 10.1556/CRC.2013.0056.
  • Liu, Sh., C.A. Griffey, M.D. Hall, A. L. McKendry, J. Chen, W.S. Brooks, G. Brown-Guedira, D. Van Sanford, D.G. Schmale. 2013. Molecular characterization of field resistance to Fusarium head blight in two US soft red winter wheat cultivars. Theor Appl Genet DOI 10.1007/s00122-013-2149-y
  • Chen, J*., J. Wheeler, J. Clayton, W. Zhao, K. O’Brien, C. Jackson, J. M. Marshall, B.D. Brown, K. Campbell, X.M. Chen, R. Zemetra, and E.J. Souza. 2013. Registration of ‘UI Stone’ Wheat. J. Plant Registration 7: 321 – 326.
  • 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.
  • Liu, S.Y., C.A. Griffey, M.D. Hall, J. Chen, S. Liu, D. Tucker, W.S. Brooks. 2012. Registration of Becker/Massey Wheat Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. J. Plant Registration 3:358-362.
  • 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., P. Wu, and J. Chen*. 2012. Evaluation of flag leaf chlorophyll content index in 30 spring wheat genotypes under three irrigation regimes. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 6:1123-1130.
  • 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.
  • Li, P., P. Wu, and J. Chen*. 2011. Water use efficiency and nitrogen use efficiency of 30 spring wheat genotypes under drought stress and well-watered conditions. International Agricultural Engineering Journal, 20:8-17.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zhou, K., J. Hao, C. Griffey, H. Chung, S. F. O'Keefe, J. Chen, and Sh. Hogan. 2007. Antioxidant Properties of Fusarium Head Blight-Resistant and-Susceptible Soft Red Winter Wheat Grains Grown in Virginia. J. Agric. Food Chem., 2007, 55 (9), 3729-3736.
  • Chen, J*., C. A. Griffey, M. A. Saghai Maroof, E. L. Stromberg, R. M. Biyashev, W. Zhao, M. R. Chappell, T. H. Pridgen, Y. Dong, and Z. Zeng. 2006. Validation of Two Major QTL for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Chinese Wheat Line W14. Plant Breeding 125: 99-101.
  • Chen, J*. 1989. The Breeding Strategy and Heredity of Wheat Scab Disease Resistance in the Famous Resistant Cultivar-Sumai 3. Shaanxi Agricultural Sciences 2: 8-12.

  • University of Idaho President’s Mid-Career Award, 2018
  • USDA Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as a member of the Plant Variety Protection Board from the year 2015 to the year 2017, 2017
  • The first Place of Outstanding Papers in Plant Genetic Resource, 2016 CSSA
  • The Idaho Wheat Commission Aberdeen Wheat Breeding Professorship, by Idaho Wheat Commission Endowment, 2013-current
  • Award of Excellence by the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, 2012
  • Dr. Richard C. Heimsch Outstanding Research Award, by Gamma Sigma Delta Awards Committee and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, 2011

Contact

Department of Plant Sciences

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2333
Moscow, ID 83844-2333

Directions