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  • Hua L, Challa GS, Subramanian S, Gu X, Li W. 2018. Genome-wide identification of drought response genes in soybean seedlings and development of biomarkers for early diagnoses. Plant Mol Biol Rep. 2018 May 13. doi: 10.1007/s11105-018-1085-z.

  • Li W, Yang B. 2017. Translational genomics of grain size regulation in wheat. Theor Appl Genet. 130(9), 1765-1771

  • Li W, Challa GS, Zhu H, Wei W. 2016. Recurrence of Chromosome Rearrangements and Reuse of DNA Breakpoints in the Evolution of the Triticeae Genomes. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 6 (12), 3837-3847.

  • Zhang ZZ, Wei W, Challa GS, Bi C, Trick HN, Li W. 2015. W3 is a new wax locus that is essential for biosynthesis of β-diketone, development of glaucousness, and reduction of cuticle permeability in common wheat. PLoS One 10(10): e0140524.

  • Zhang Z, Zhu H, Gill BS, Li W. 2015. Fine mapping and haplotyping of Br2 interval revealed genomic and population structure variation in Aegilops tauschii Coss. Theor Appl Genet 128:745–755.

  • Gornicki P, Zhu H, Wang J, Challa GS, Gill BS, Li W. 2014. The Chloroplast view of the evolution of polyploid wheats. New Phytologist 204:704-714.

  • Wang J, Li W, Wang W. 2014. Fine mapping and metabolic and physiological characterization of the glume glaucousness inhibitor locus Iw3 derived from wild wheat. Theor Appl Genet 127:831-841.

  • Luo M-C, Gu YQ, You FM, Deal KR, Ma YQ, Hu Y, Huo N, Wang Y, Wang JR, Chen SY, Jorgensen CM, Zhang Y, McGuire PE, Pasternak S, Stein JC, Ware DH, Kramer M, McCombie WR, Kianian SF, Martis MM, Mayer KFX, Sehgal SK, Li W, Gill BS, Bevan MW, Šimková H, Doležel J, Song W, Lazo GR, Anderson OD, Dvorak J. 2013. A 4-gigabase physical map unlocks the structure and evolution of the complex genome of Aegilops tauschii, the wheat D-genome progenitor. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110: 7940-7945.

  • Li W, Zhu H, Challa GS, Zhang ZZ. 2013. Non-additive interaction in a single locus causes a very short root phenotype in wheat. Theor Appl Genet. 126:1189-1200.

  • Zhang Z, Wang W, Li W. 2013. Genetic Interactions Underlying the Biosynthesis and Inhibition of β-Diketones in Wheat and Their Impact on Glaucousness and Cuticle Permeability. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054129.

  • Rawat N, Sehgal SK, Joshi A, Rothe N, Wilson DL, McGraw N, Vadlani PV, Li W, Gill BS. 2012. A diploid wheat TILLING resource for wheat functional genomics. BMC Plant Biology 2012, 12: 205 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-205.

  • Akhunov E, Sehgal S, Liang H, Wang S, Akhunova A, Kaur G, Li W, Forrest K, See D, Simkova H, Hayden M, Luo M, Farris J, Dolezel J, Gill BS. 2012. Comparative analysis of syntenic genes in grass genomes reveals accelerated rates of gene structure and coding sequence evolution in polyploid wheat. Plant Physiol. 161: 252-265.

  • Sehgal SK, Li W, Rabinowicz PD, Šimková H, Doležel J, Gill BS. 2012. Chromosome arm specific BAC end sequences permit comparative analysis of homoeologous chromosomes and genome of polyploid wheat. BMC Plant Biol. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-6422559868

  • Bi C, Chen F, Jackson L, Gill BS, Li W. 2010. Expression of lignin biosynthetic genes in wheat during development and upon infection by fungal pathogens. Plant Mol Biol Rep DOI 10.1007/s11105-010-0219-8.

  • Huang L, Brooks S, Li W, Fellers J, Nelson JC, and Gill BS. 2009. Evolution of new disease specificity at a simple resistance locus in a crop–weed complex: Reconstitution of Lr21 gene in wheat. Genetics 182: 595-602.

  • Zhang P, Li W, Friebe B, Gill B. 2008. The origin of the ‘zebra’ chromosome consisting of segments from nonhomologous chromosomes of Triticum aestivum and Elymus trachycaulus and its implications in chromosome evolution. Genetics 179: 1169–1177.

  • Perumal A, Li W, Rudd JC, Gill BS, Michels Jr. GJ, Weng Y. 2008. Aphid pest feeding responses and microsatellite-based genetic diversity among six diploid Brachypodium distachyon accessions. Plant Genetic Resources doi: 10.1017/S1479262108994235.

  • Li W, Huang L, Gill BS. 2008. Recurrent deletions of puroindoline genes at the grain hardness locus in four independent lineages of polyploid wheat. Plant Physiol 146: 200-212.

  • Gill BS, Li W, Sood S, Kuraparthy V, Friebe B, Simons KJ, Zhang Z,Faris JD. 2007. Genetics and genomics of wheat domestication-driven evolution. Israeli Journal of Plant Science. 55: 223-229.

  • Hill-Ambroz K, Webb CA, Matthews AR, Li W, Gill BS, Fellers JP. 2006. Expression analysis and physical mapping of a cDNA library of Fusarium head blight infected wheat spikes. Plant Genome, a Suppl. to Crop Sci., 46:S14–S26
  • Li W, Gill BS. 2006. Multiple genetic pathways for seed shattering in grasses. Functional and Integrative Genomics 6: 300-309.

  • Lamoureux D, Peterson DG, Li W, Fellers JP, Gill BS. 2005. The efficacy of Cotbased gene enrichment in wheat. Genome 48: 1120-1126.

  • Weng Y, Li W, Devkota R, Rudd J. 2004. Microsatellite markers associated with two Aegilops tauschii-derived greenbug resistance loci in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 110: 462–469.

  • Li W, Zhang P, Fellers JP, Friebe B, Gill BS. 2004. Sequence composition, organization and evolution of the core Triticeae genome. Plant Journal 40: 500-511.

  • Yu JK, Dake TM, Singh S, Benscher D, Li W, Gill BS, Sorrells ME. 2004. Development and mapping of EST-derived simple sequence repeat markers for hexaploid wheat.Genome 47:805-818.

  • Zhang P, Li W, Fellers J, Friebe B, Gill BS. 2004. BAC-FISH in wheat identifies chromosome landmarks consisting of different types of transposable elements. Chromosoma 112: 288-299.

  • Zhang P, Li W, Friebe B, Gill BS. 2004. Simultaneous painting of three genomes in hexaploid wheat by BAC-FISH. Genome 47: 979-987.

  • Huang, L, SA Brooks, W Li, JP Fellers, HN Trick and BS Gill. 2003. Map-based cloning of leaf rust resistance gene Lr21 from the large and polyploid genome of bread wheat. Genetics 164: 655-664.

  • Luo MC, Thomas C, Deal KR, You FM, Anderson OD, Gu YQ, Li W, Kuraparthy V, Gill BS, McGuire PE, Dvorak J. 2003 Construction of contigs of Ae. tauschii genomic DNA fragments cloned in BAC and BiBAC vectors. Proc. 10th Internl. Wheat Genet. Sym., Sept. 1-6, Paestum, Italy, pp. 293-296.

  • Li W, Nelson CJ, Chu CY, Shi LH, Huang SH, Liu DJ. 2002. Chromosomal locations and genetic relationships of tiller and spike characters in wheat. Euphytica 125: 357-366.

  • Li W, Gill BS. 2002. The colinearity of the Sh2/A1 orthologous region in rice, sorghum and maize is interrupted and accompanied by genome expansion in the triticeae. Genetics 160: 1153-1162.

  • Li W, Faris JD, Muthukrishnan S, Liu DJ, Chen PD, Gill BS. 2001. Isolation and characterization of novel cDNA clones encoding chitinases and -1,3-glucanases from wheat spikelets infected by Fusarium graminearum. Theor. Appl. Genet. 102: 353-362.

  • Anand A, Li W, Sathivel N, Krishnaveni S, Muthukrishnan S, Gill BS, Essig JS, Adams RE, Janakiraman V, Trick HN. 2000. Characterization of wheat PR-protein cDNAs for transformation of wheat to enhance resistance to scab. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, Dec. 10-12, Erlanger, KT, USA, pp. 5-12.

  • Gill BS, Li W, Anand A, Fellers JP, Trick HN, Muthukrishnan S, Liu DJ, Chen PD. 2000. Analysis of genes induced in wheat spikes upon infection with Fusarium graminearum and their manipulation to improve wheat plant resistance to Fusarium head scab disease. Proc. Internl. Symp. Wheat Improvement for Scab Resistance, May 5-11, Suzhou and Nanjing, China, pp. 136-139.

  • Liu, JY, DJ Liu, WJ Tao, W Li, SL Wang, PD Chen, SH Cheng, and DR Gao. 2000. Molecular marker-facilitated pyramiding of different genes for powdery mildew resistance in wheat. Plant Breeding 119: 21-24.

  • Singh, S, W Li, QJ Song, P Cregan, GL Brown-Guedira and BS Gill. 2000. Development and physical mapping of microsatellite markers in wheat. 2000 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, Dec. 10-12, Erlanger, KT, USA, pp. 52-53.

  • Faris, JD, W Li, DJ Liu, PD Chen, and BS Gill. 1999. Candidate gene analysis of quantitative disease resistance in wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 98: 219-225
  • Li, W, JD Faris, J Chittoor, JE Leach, DJ Liu, PD, Chen, BS Gill. 1999. Genomic mapping of defense response genes in wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 98: 226-233.

  • Qi LL, Cao MS, Chen PD, Li W, Liu DJ. 1996. Identification, mapping and application of polymorphic DNA associated with the resistance gene Pm21 of wheat. Genome 39: 191-197.

  • Li W, Chen PD, Qi LL, Liu DJ. 1995. Isolation, characterization and application of a species-specific repeated sequence from Haynaldia villosa. Theor. Appl. Genet. 90: 526-533.

  • Li W, Liu DJ, Chen PD, Qi LL. 1993. Cloning of repeated sequences of Haynaldia villosa DNA to detect its chromatin in wheat. Proc. 8th Internl. Wheat Genet. Symp. July 20-25, Beijing, China, pp. 817-82.

  • Li W, Li ZS, Mu SM. 1992. Chromosomal location of genes for erect flag leaves of common wheat variety Xiaoyan No. 6. English version: Chinese Journal of Genetics 19: 21-25.

  • Li W, Li ZS, Huang SS. 1990. Chromosomal location of gene for auricle development in common wheat. Wheat Information Service 71: 27-28.

  • Li W, Li ZS, Mu SM. 1990. A cytogenetic study of chromosomal structure changes in common wheat variety Xiaoyan No. 6. Chinese Journal of Genetics 17: 255-262.