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College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Esten Esten Mason
Associate Professor of Wheat Breeding and Genetics
Soil and Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Plant Sciences Building, Room
  • Ph D, Texas A&M University; Molecular Plant Sciences
  • BA, Texas A&M University; Biology

The objective of my program is integrate breeding and research efforts in order to develop improved wheat cultivars. While the large majority of the breeding effort is traditional, other techniques such as genomic selection and marker assisted breeding tools are being actively developed and used. It is my goal to train students to be well-rounded scientists, with knowledge of both traditional and modern methods, and how to apply these methods to be successful plant breeders.

da Silva, M. P., Zaccaron, A. Z., Bluhm, B. H., Rupe, J. C., Wood, L., Mozzoni, L. A., Mason, Esten, Yingling, S., Pereira, A., (2020) Bulked segregant analysis using next-generation sequencing for identification of genetic loci for charcoal rot resistance in soybean Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 109 6

Cui, Q. R., Xiong, H. Z., Yufeng, Y. F., Eaton, S., Imamura, S., Santamaria, J., Ravelombola, W., Mason, Esten, Wood, L., Mozzoni, L. A., Shi, A. N., (2020) Evaluation of Drought Tolerance in Arkansas Cowpea Lines at Seedling Stage Hortscience 55 7 1132-+

Larkin, Dylan L., Holder, Amanda L., Mason, Esten, Moon, David E., Brown-Guedira, Gina, Price, Paul P., Harrison, Stephen A., Dong, Yanhong, (2020) Genome-wide analysis and prediction of Fusarium head blight resistance in soft red winter wheat Crop Science 60 6 2882-2900

Aviles, A.C., Harrison, S.A., Arceneaux, K.J., Brown-Guidera, G., Mason, Esten, Niranjan, B., (2020) Identification of QTLs for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight Using a Doubled Haploid Population Derived from Southeastern United States Soft Red Winter Wheat Varieties AGS 2060 and AGS 2035 Genes 11 6 699

Guo, Jia, Khan, Jahangir, Pradhan, Sumit, Shahi, Dipendra, Khan, Naeem, Avci, Muhsin, Mcbreen, Jordan, Harrison, Stephen, Brown-Guedira, Gina, Murphy, Joseph Paul, Johnson, Jerry, Mergoum, Mohamed, Mason, Esten, Ibrahim, Amir M. H., Sutton, Russel, Griffey, Carl, Babar, Md Ali, (2020) Multi-Trait Genomic Prediction of Yield-Related Traits in US Soft Wheat under Variable Water Regimes Genes 11 11 1270

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