WSU CAHNRS

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Plant Pathology

Xianming Chen

Research Plant Pathologist
USDA ARS/ Adjunct Professor

Research Specialty and Interests

Foliar diseases of wheat and barley, especially rusts. Epidemiology and control of rusts, including cultural, chemical, and disease resistance. Development of models for predicting rust epidemics. Races, population structures, genome and functional genomics of the stripe rust pathogen. Identification and characterization of resistant germplasm. Genetics of disease resistance. Molecular mapping and cloning genes for resistance to stripe rust. Determination of molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions.  Improvement of rust resistance in wheat and barley using marker-assisted selection.

Awards/Honors/Memberships

  • 1998: USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit, for research on the genetics of stripe rust resistance in wheat and barley, and development of a fast and efficient technique for genome scanning for resistance gene analogs.
  • 1999: USDA-ARS Spot Award, for outstanding advancements in the identification and development of molecular markers for use in transferring durable stripe rust resistance genes in wheat and barley.
  • 2003: USDA-ARS Spot Award. For developing an externally-funded international program of scientific cooperation to address the worldwide Stripe Rust program.
  • 2004: USDA-ARS Excellent Research Award.
  • 2005: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award.
  • 2006: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award.
  • 2007: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2008: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2009: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2010: USDA-ARS Superior Performance Award
  • 2011: USDA-ARS Superior Performance Award
  • 2012: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2012: Fellow of American Phytopathology Society
  • 2013: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2014: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2015: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2016: USDA-ARS Outstanding Performance Award
  • Associate Editor, Phytopathology, 2005-2007
  • Senior Editor, Plant Disease, 2007-2009
  • Editor-in-chief, Crop Protection, 2010-2012
  • Editorial Board Member, Crop Protection, 2012-present
  • Editorial Board Member of Open Journal of Genomics, 2011-present
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Plant Protection, 2014-present
  • American Phytopathological Society, since 1992
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 2000
  • International Plant Pathology Society, since 2002
  • Crop Science Society of America, since 2005
  • Chinese Plant Pathology Society, since 2009

Selected Publications (2013-2016)

  • Sharma-Poudyal, D., Chen, X. M., Wan, A. M., Zhan, G. M., Kang, Z. S., Cao, S. Q., Jin, S. L., Morgounov, A., Akin, B., Mert, Z., Shah, S. J. A., Bux, H., Ashraf, M., Sharma, R. C., Madariaga, R., Puri, K. D., Wellings, C., Xi, K. Q., Wanyera, R., Manninger, K., Ganzález, M. I., Koyda, M.,  Sanin, S., and Patzek, L. J. 2013. Virulence characterization of international collections of the wheat stripe rust pathogen, Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici. Plant Disease 97:379-386.
  • Xu, L. S., Wang, M. N., Cheng, P., Kang, Z. S., Hulbert, S. H., and Chen, X. M. 2013. Molecular mapping of Yr53, a new gene for stripe rust resistance in durum wheat accession PI 480148 and its transfer to common wheat.  Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126:523-533.
  • Huang, X. L., Ma, J. B., Chen, X. M., Wang, X. J., Ding, K., Han, D. J., Qu, Z. P., Huang, L. L., Kang, Z. S. 2013. Genes involved in adult plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat cultivar Xingzi 9104. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 81:26-32.
  • Garland-Campbell, K., Allan, R. E., Anderson, J., Little, L. M., Pritchett, J., Blake, N., Burke, A., Hoagland, C., Walker, C., Chen, X. M., Morris, C., Guy, S. Murray T., See, D., Engle, D., Wetzel, H., and Wood, D. 2013. Registration of ‘Cara’ soft white winter club wheat.  Journal of Plant Registrations 7:81-88.
  • Christopher, M. D., Liu, S. Y., Hall, M. D., Marshall, D. S., Fountain, M. O., Johnson, J. W., Milus, E. A., Garland-Campbell, K. A., Chen, X. M., and Griffey, C. A. 2013. Identification and mapping of adult plant stripe rust resistance in soft red winter wheat cultivar ‘USG 3555’.  Plant Breeding 132:53-60.
  • Chen, X. M., Coram, T., Huang, X. L., Wang, M. N., and Dolezal, A. 2013. Understanding molecular mechanisms of durable and non-durable resistance to stripe rust in wheat using a transcriptomics approach.  Current Genomics 14:111-126.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Garner, J. P., and Liu, Y. M. 2013. Control of stripe rust of spring wheat with foliar fungicides, 2012.  Plant Disease Management Reports 7:CF031.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Garner, J. P., and Liu, Y. M. 2013. Control of stripe rust of winter wheat with foliar fungicides, 2012.  Plant Disease Management Reports 7:CF032.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Garner, J. P., and Liu, Y. M. 2013. Evaluation of chemical seed treatments for control of stripe rust in wheat under controlled conditions. Plant Disease Management Reports 7:ST003.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Garner, J. P., and Liu, Y. M. 2013. Evaluation of chemical seed treatments for control of stripe rust in spring wheat, 2012.  Plant Disease Management Reports 7:ST012.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Garner, J. P., and Liu, Y. M. 2013. Evaluation of chemical seed treatments for control of stripe rust in winter wheat, 2012.  Plant Disease Management Reports 7:ST013.
  • Chen, X. M. 2013. High-temperature adult-plant resistance, key for sustainable control of stripe rust. American Journal of Plant Sciences 4:608-627.
  • Christopher, M. D., Liu, S. Y., Hall, M. D., Marshall, D. S., Fountain, M. O., Johnson, J. W., Milus, E. A., Garland-Campbell, K. A., Chen, X. M., and Griffey, C. A. 2013. Identification and mapping of adult plant stripe rust resistance in soft red winter wheat VA00W-38. Crop Science 53:871-879.
  • Carlson, G. R., Berg, J. E., Stougaard, R. N., Eckhoff, J. L., Lamb, P. F., Kephart, K. D., Wichman, D. M., Miller, J. H., Riveland, N. R., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, X. M., Bai, G., and Bruckner, P. L. 2013. Registration of ‘Bearpaw’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:180-183.
  • Carlson, G. R., Berg, J. E., Kephart, K. D., Wichman, D. M., Lamb, P. F., Miller, J. H., Stougaard, R. N., Eckhoff, J. L., Riveland, N. R., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, X. M., Bai, G., and Bruckner, P. L. 2013. Registration of ‘Judee’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:191-194.
  • Carter, A. H., Jones, S. S., Lyon, S. R., Balow, K. A., Shelton, G. B., Higginbotham, R. W., Chen, X. M., Engle, D. A., Baik, B., Guy, S. O., Murray, T. D., and Morris, C. F. 2013. Registration of ‘Otto’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:195-200.
  • Cantu, D., Segovia, V., MacLean, D., Bayles, R., Chen, X. M., Kamoun, S., Dubcovsky, J., Saunders, D. G. O., and Uauy, C. 2013. Genome analyses of the wheat yellow (stripe) rust pathogen Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici reveal polymorphic and haustorial expressed secreted proteins as candidate effectors. BMC Genomics 14:270.
  • Wang, M. N., and Chen, X. M., 2013. First report of Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) as an alternate host for the wheat stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici) under artificial inoculation. Plant Disease 97:839.
  • Xi, K., Chen, X. M., Capettini, F., Falconi, E., Yang, R. C., Helm, J., Holtz, M., Juskiw, P., Kumar, K., Nyachiro, J., and Turkington, T. K. 2013. Multivariate analysis of stripe rust assessment and reactions of barley in multi-location nurseries. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 93:209-219.
  • Chen, J., Wheeler, J., Clayton, J., Zhao, W., O’Brien, K., Jackson, C., Marshall, J. M., Campbell, K., Chen, X. M., Zemetra, R., Guttieri, , and Souza, E. J. 2013. Registration of ‘UI Stone’ spring wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 7:321-326.
  • Zhao, J., Wang, L., Wang, Z. Y., Chen, X. M., Zhang, H. C., Yao, J. N., Zhan, G. M., Chen, W., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2013. Identification of eighteen Berberis species as alternate hosts of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici and virulence variation in the pathogen isolates from natural infection of barberry plants in China. Phytopathology 103:927-934.
  • Zheng, W. M., Huang, L. L., Huang, J. Q., Wang, X. J., Chen, X. M., Zhao, J., Guo, J., Zhuang, H., Qiu, C. Z., Liu, J., Liu, H. Q., Huang, X. L., Pei, G. L., Zhan, G. M., Tang, C. L., Cheng, Y. L., Liu, M. J., Zhang, J. S., Zhao Z. T., Zhang, S. J., Han, Q. M., Han, D. J., Zhang, H. C., Zhao, J., Gao, X. N., Wang, J. F., Ni, P. X., Dong, W., Yang, L. F., Yang, H. M., Xu, J. R., Zhang, G. Y., and Kang, Z. S. 2013. High genome heterozygosity and endemic genetic recombination in the wheat stripe rust fungus. Nature Communication 4:2673.
  • Graybosch, R. A., Baenziger, P. S., Santra, D., Regassa, T., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J., Wegulo, S., Bai, G. H., Amand, P. S., Chen, X. M., Seabourn, B., Dowell, F., Bowden, R., and Marshall, D. M. 2014. Release of ‘Mattern’ waxy (amylose-free) winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:43-48.
  • Zeng, Q. D., Han, D. J., Wang, Q. L., Yuan, F. P., Wu, J. H., Zhang, L., Wang, X. J., Huang, L. L., Chen, X. M., Kang, Z. S. 2014. Stripe rust resistance and genes in Chinese wheat cultivars and breeding lines. Euphytica 196:271-284.
  • Case, A., Naruoka, Y., Chen X. M., Garland-Campbell, K. A., Zemetra, R. S., Carter, A. H. 2014. Mapping stripe rust resistance genes in a Brundage x Coda winter wheat recombinant inbred line population. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91758.
  • Zhou, X. L., Wang, M. N., Chen, X. M., Lu, Y., Kang, Z. S., and Jing, J. X. 2014. Identification of Yr59 conferring high-temperature adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat germplasm PI 178759. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:935-945.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, K. C., and Liu, Y. M. 2014. Control of stripe rust of winter wheat with various foliar fungicides. Plant Disease Management Reports 8:CF023.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, K. C., and Liu, Y. M. 2014. Control of stripe rust of spring wheat with various foliar fungicides. Plant Disease Management Reports 8:CF034.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, K. C., and Liu, Y. M. 2014. Control of stripe rust on winter wheat cultivars with foliar fungicide in 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports 8:CF35.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, K. C., and Liu, Y. M. 2014. Control of stripe rust on spring wheat cultivars with foliar fungicide in 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports 8:CF036.
  • Zeng, Q. D., Yuan, F. P., Xu, X., Shi, X., Nie, X. J., Zhuang, H., Chen, X. M., Wang, Z. H., Wang, X. J., Huang, L. L., Han, D. J., Kang, Z. S. 2014. Construction and characterization of a bacterial artificial chromosome library for hexaploid wheat line 92R137. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014, Article ID 845806.
  • Chen, W. Q., Wellings, C., Chen, X. M., Kang, Z. S., and Liu, T. G. 2014. Wheat stripe (yellow) rust caused by Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici. Molecular Plant Pathology 15():433-446.
  • Lu, Y., Wang, M. N., Chen, X. M., See, D., Chao, S. M., and Jing, J. X. 2014. Mapping of Yr62 and a small effect QTL for high-temperature adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in spring wheat PI 192252. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:1449-1459.
  • Sharma-Poudyal, D., Chen, X. M., and Rupp, R. 2014. Potential oversummering and overwintering regions for the wheat stripe rust pathogen in the contiguous United States. International Journal of Biometeorology 58:987-997.
  • Basnet, B. R., Ibrahim, A. M. H., Chen, X. M., Singh, R. P., Mason, E. R., Bowden, R. L., Liu, S. Y., Devkota, R. N., Subramanian, N. K., and Rudd, J. C. 2014. Molecular mapping of stripe rust resistance QTL in hard red winter wheat TAM 111 adapted in the US high plains. Crop Science 54:1361-1373.
  • Berg, J. E., Hofer, P., Davis, E. S., Stougaard, R. N., Kephart, K. D., Lamb, P. F., Wichman, D. M., Eckhoff, J. L., Miller, J. H., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Jin, Y., Chen, X. M., and Bruckner, P. L.  Registration of ‘SY Clearstone 2CL’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:162-164.
  • Haley, S. D., Johnson, J. J., Peairs, F. B., Stromberger, J. A., Hudson-Arns, E. E., Seifert, S. A., Valdez, V. A., Kottke, R. A., Rudolph, J. B., Bai, G. H., Chen, X. M., Bowden, R. L., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, M.-S., Seabourn, B. W., and Dowell, F. E. 2014. Registration of ‘Antero’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:165-168.
  • Haley, S. D., Johnson, J. J., Peairs, F. B., Stromberger, J. A., Hudson, E. E., Seifert, S. A., Kottke, R. A., Valdez, V. A., Nachtman, J. J., Rudolph, J. B., Bai, G. H., Chen, X. M., Bowden, R. L., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, M-S., and Seabourn, B. W. 2014. Registration of ‘Cowboy’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registration 8:169-172.
  • Berg, J. E., Lamb, P. F., Miller, J. H., Wichman, D. M., Stougaard, R. N., Eckhoff, J. L., Kephart, K. D., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Gettel, D., Larson, R., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, X. M., Bai, G., and Bruckner, P. L. 2014. Registration of ‘Warhorse’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registration 8:173-176.
  • Dugan, F. M., Cashman, M. J., Wang, M. N., Chen, X. M., and Johnson, R. C. 2014. Differential resistance to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) in collections of basin wild rye (Leymus cinereus). Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-14-0002
  • Chen, X. M. 2014. Integration of cultivar resistance and fungicide application for control of wheat stripe rust. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 36:311-326.
  • Sthapit, J., Newcomb, M., Bonman, J. M., Chen, X. M., and See, D. 2014. Genetic diversity for stripe rust resistance in wheat landraces and identification of dual resistance to stem rust and stripe rust. Crop Science 54:2131-2139.
  • Carter, A. H., Jones, S. S., Cai, X., Lyon, S. R., Balow, K. A., Shelton, G. B., Higginbotham, R. W., Chen, X. M., Engle, D. A., Baik, B., Guy, S. O., Murray, T. D., and Morris, C. F. 2014. Registration of ‘Puma’ soft white winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:273-278.
  • Berg, J. E., Wichman, D. M., Kephart, K. D., Eckhoff, J. L., Stougaard, R. N., Lamb, P. F., Miller, J. H., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Johnston, M., Gettel, D., Larson, R., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J. A., Chen, X., Bai, G., and Bruckner, P. L. 2014. Registration of ‘Colter’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8(3):285-287.
  • Cheng, P., Xu, L. S., Wang, M. N., See, D. R., and Chen, X. M. 2014. Molecular mapping of genes Yr64 and Yr65 for stripe rust resistance in hexaploid derivatives of durum wheat accessions PI 331260 and PI 480016. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:2267-2277.
  • Millet, E., Manisterski, J., Ben-Yehuda, P., Distelfeld, A., Deek, J., Wan, A., Chen, X. M., and Steffenson, B. J. 2014. Introgression of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance from Sharon goatgrass (Aegilops sharonensis Eig) into bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). Genome 57:309-316.
  • Wan, A. M., and Chen, X. M. 2014. Virulence characterization of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici using a new set of Yr single-gene line differentials in the United States in 2010. Plant Disease 98:1534-1542.
  • Cheng, P., and Chen, X. M. 2014. Virulence and molecular analyses support asexual reproduction of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Phytopathology 104:1208-1220.
  • Berg, J. E., Wichman, D. M., Kephart, K. D., Eckhoff, J. L., Stougaard, R. N., Lamb, P. F., Miller, J. H., Nash, D. L., Grey, W. E., Johnston, M., Gettel, D., Larson, R., Jin, Y., Chen, X. M., and Bruckner, P. L. 2014. Registration of ‘WB3768’ wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:288-290.
  • Zhou, X. L., Han, D. J., Chen, X. M., Gou, H. L., Guo, S. J., Rong, , Wang, Q. L., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S., 2014.  Characterization and molecular mapping of stripe rust resistance gene Yr61 in winter wheat cultivar Pindong 34. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:2349-2358.
  • Zhan, G. M., Tian, Y., Wang, F. P., Chen, X. M., Jiao, M., Guo, J., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2014. First report of a novel fungal hyperparasite of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici, the causative agent of wheat stripe rust. PLoS ONE 9(11):e111484.
  • Murphy, K. M., Ullrich, S. E., Wood, M. B., Matanguiham, J. B., Guy, S. O., Jitkov, V. A., and Chen, X. M. 2015. Registration of ‘Lyon’, a two-row, spring feed barley. Journal of Plant Registrations 9:6-9.
  • Maccaferri, M., Zhang, J. L., Bulli, P., Abate, Z., Chao, S. M., Cantu, D., Bossolini, E., Chen, X. M., Pumphrey, M., Dubcovsky, J. 2015. A genome-wide association study of resistance to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici) in a worldwide collection of hexaploid spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). 3G: Genes, Genomics, Genetics 5:449-465.
  • Zhou, X. L., Zhang, Y., Zeng, Q. D., Chen, X. M., Han, D. J., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2015. Identification of QTL for adult plant resistance to stripe rust in Chinese wheat landrace Caoxuan 5. Euphytica 204:627–634.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Liu, Y. M., and Heath, M. 2015. Control of stripe rust of winter wheat with various foliar fungicides, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports 9:CF021.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Liu, Y. M., and Heath, M. 2015. Control of stripe rust of spring wheat with various foliar fungicides, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports 9:CF016
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Liu, Y. M., and Heath, M. 2015. Effects of fungicide application on control of stripe rust on winter wheat cultivars in 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports 9:CF017.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., Liu, Y. M., and Heath, M. 2015. Effects of fungicide application on control of stripe rust on spring wheat cultivars in 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports 9:CF018.
  • Carter, A. H., Kidwell, K. K., DeMacon, V., Balow, K. A., Shelton, G. B., Higginbotham, R. W., Chen, X. M., Engle, D. A., Baik, B., and Morris, C. F. 2015. Registration of ‘Sprinter’ hard red winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 9:196-200.
  • Talajoor, M., Jin, Y., Wan, A. M., Chen, X. M., Bhavani, S., Tabe, L., Lagudah, E., and Huang, L. 2015. Specificity of a rust resistance suppressor on 7DL in the spring wheat cultivar Canthatch. Phytopathology 105:477-481.
  • Vazquez, M. D., Zemetra, R., Peterson, C. J., Chen, X. M., Heesacker, A., and Mundt, C. C. Multi-location wheat stripe rust QTL analysis: Genetic background and epistatic interactions. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128:1307–1318.
  • Hou, L., Chen, X. M., Wang, M. N., See, D. R., Chao, S. M., Bulli, P., and Jing, J. X. 2015. Mapping a large number of QTL for durable resistance to stripe rust in winter wheat Druchamp using SSR and SNP markers. PLoS ONE 10:e0126794.
  • Ma, L. J. Qiao J. X., Kong X. Y., Zou Y. P. Xu, X. M., Chen, X. M., and Hu, X. P. 2015. Effect of low temperature and wheat winter-hardiness on survival of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici. PLoS One 10:e0130691.
  • Han, D. J., Wang Q. L., Chen, X. M., Zeng, Q. D., Wu, J. H., Xue, W. B., Zhan, G. M., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2015. Emerging Yr26-virulent races of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici are threatening wheat production in the Sichuan Basin, China. Plant Disease 99:754-760.
  • Ibrahim, A. M. H., Rudd, J., Devkota, R., Baker, J., Sutton, R., Simoneaux, B., Opeña, G., Herrington, R., Rooney, L., Dykes, L., Awika, J., Nelson, L. R., Fritz, F., Bowden, R. L., Graybosch, R. A., Jin, Y., Seabourn, B. W., Chen, X. M., Kolmer, J., and Duncan, R. 2015. Registration of ‘TAM 305’ hard red winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 9:325-330.
  • Zhao, J., Zhao, S. L., Chen, X. M., Wang, Z. Y., Wang, L., Yao, J. N., Chen, W., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2015. Determination of the role of Berberis in wheat stem rust in China. Plant Disease 99:1113-1117.
  • Yin, C. T., Downey, S. I., Klasges-Mundt, N. L., Ramachandran, S., Chen, X. M., Szabo, L. J., Pumphrey, M., Hulbert, S. H. 2015. Identification of promising host-induced silencing targets among genes preferentially transcribed in haustoria of Puccinia. BMC Genomics 16:579.
  • Zhou, X. L., Han, D. J., Chen, X. M., Mu, J. M., Xue, W. B., Zeng, Q. D., Wang, Q. L., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2015. QTL mapping of adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat line P9897. Euphytica 205:243–253.
  • Feng, J. Y., Wang, M. N., Chen, X. M., See, D. R., Zheng, Y. L., Chao, S. M., and Wan, A. M. 2015. Molecular mapping of YrSP and its relationship with other genes for stripe rust resistance in wheat chromosome 2BL. Phytopathology 105:1206-1213.
  • Murphy, K. M., Ullrich, S. E., Wood, M. B., Matanguihan, J. B., Jitkov, V. A., Guy, S. O., Chen, X. M., Brouwer, B. O., Lyon, S. R., and Jones, S. S. 2015. Registration of ‘Muir’ spring feed barley. Journal of Plant Registrations 9:283-287.
  • Wang, M. N., Wan, A. M., and Chen, X. M. 2015. Barberry as alternate host is important for Puccinia graminis sp. tritici but not for Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici in the U. S. Pacific Northwest. Plant Disease 99:1507-1516.
  • Wang, M. N., and Chen, X. M. 2015. Barberry does not function as an alternate host for Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici in the U. S. Pacific Northwest due to teliospore degradation and barberry phenology. Plant Disease 99:1500-1506.
  • Klarquist, E. F., Chen, X. M., Carter, A. H. 2016. Novel QTL for stripe rust resistance on chromosomes 4A and 6B in soft white winter wheat cultivars. Agronomy 6:4.
  • Chen, J., Wheeler, J., O’Brien, K., Zhao, W., Klassen, N., Zhang, J., Bowman, B.,  Jackson, Ch., Marshall, J. M., and Chen, X. M. 2016. Release of ‘UI Platinum’ hard white spring wheat.  Journal of Plant Registrations 10:36-40.
  • Xia, C. J., Wang, M. N., Wan, A. M., Jiwan, D. A., See, D. R., Chen, X. M. 2016. Association analysis of SP-SNPs and avirulence genes in Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici, the wheat stripe rust pathogen. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7:126-137.
  • Tian, Y., Zhan, G. M., Chen, X. M., Tungruentragoon, A., Lu, X., Zhao, J., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2016. Virulence and SSR marker segregation in a Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici population produced by selfing a Chinese isolate on Berberis shensiana. Phytopathology 106:185-191.
  • Zhan, G. M., Wang, F. P., Chen, X. M., Wan, C. P., Han, Q. M., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2016. Virulence and molecular diversity of the Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici population in Xinjiang in relation to other regions of western China. Plant Disease 100:99-107.
  • Wang, Z. Y., Zhao, J., Chen, X. M., Peng, Y. L., Ji, J. J., Zhao, S. L., Lu, Y. J., Huang, L. L., and Kang, Z. S. 2016. Virulence variations of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici isolates collected from Berberis spp. in China. Plant Disease 100:131-138.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., and Liu, Y. M. 2016. Control of stripe rust of winter wheat with various foliar fungicides, 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10:CF:022.
  • Chen, X. M., Evans, C. K., and Liu, Y. M. 2016. Responses of winter wheat cultivars to fungicide application for control of stripe rust in 2015. Plant Disease Management Reports 10:C023.
  • Cheng, P., Chen, X. M., and See, D. 2016. Grass hosts harbor more diverse isolates of Puccinia striiformis than cereal crops. Phytopathology 106:362-371.
  • Li, K., Hegarty, J., Zhang, C. Z., Wan, A. M., Wu, J. J., Gina L Brown-Guedira, G. L., Chen, X. M., Fu, D. L., and Dubcovsky, J. 2016. Fine mapping of barley locus Rps6 conferring resistance to wheat stripe rust. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129:845–859.
  • Xia, C. J., Wan, A. M., Wang, M. N., Jiwan, D. A., See, D. R., and Chen, X. M. 2016. Secreted protein gene derived-single nucleotide polymorphisms (SP-SNPs) reveal population diversity and differentiation of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici in the United States. Fungal Biology 120:729-744.
  • Wan, A. M., Chen, X. M., and Yuen, J. 2016. Races of Puccinia striiformis sp. tritici in the United States in 2011 and 2012 and comparison with races in 2010. Plant Disease 100:966-975.
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