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Wheat Germplasm Enhancement Research Group @ NDSU!

Wheat is number one crop in the North Dakota agriculture. We use wild relatives and elite cultivars of wheat to incorporate new traits and improve on existing traits present in the germplasm. In addition to recombinant population development, we use radiation induced chromosomal breaks to map and clone genes present on various wheat chromosomes (see more details on the radiation hybrid (RH) mapping project website funded by NSF" http://avena.pw.usda.gov/RHmapping/)". We develop RH mapping panels for individual chromosomes and for the whole genome (Please contact us if you need more information or develop deletion mutants for specific traits). We use Infinium by Illumina, NimbleGen arrays from Roche and several other platforms for high throughput SNP genotyping of our populations. The second area of research we are involved is the molecular basis of nuclear cytoplasmic interaction in wheat alloplasmic lines. We are one of the very few groups in the world who have a large collection of wheat alloplasmic lines (the outcome of pioneering work by Dr. S. S. Mann at NDSU). We are studying the effect of alien cytoplasm on male sterility, disease resistance, plant growth and development and several other traits at the genomics and proteomic level. See more details in the individual projects.

WGE Group Photo

Farid Pir Seyedi, Penny Kianian, Tobiasz Druciarek, Allen Peckrul, Ryan Burciagha, Steven Meinhardt, Flippo Bassi,
Harshvir Sharma, Ali Soltani, M. Javed Iqbal, Ajay Kumar, Rissa Dizon, Justin Hegstad, Amanda Rothmeier,
Farhad Ghavami, Mona Mazaheri, Shahryar F. Kianian, Monika Michalak de Jimenez.


Shahryar Kianian, PI.
Department of Plant Sciences
Loftsgard Hall 470G
NDSU Dept #7670
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7574
Fax: (701) 231-8474
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