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Geoffrey Morris
Associate Professor of Crop Quantitative Genomics
Soil and Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Plant Sciences Building, Room
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    Muleta, Kebede T., Felderhoff, Terry, Winans, Noah, Walstead, Rachel, Charles, Jean Rigaud, Armstrong, J. Scott, Mamidi, Sujan, Plott, Chris, Vogel, John P., Lemaux, Peggy G., Mockler, Todd C., Grimwood, Jane, Schmutz, Jeremy, Pressoir, Gael, Morris, Geoffrey, (2022) The recent evolutionary rescue of a staple crop depended on over half a century of global germplasm exchange Science Advances In press

    Poosapati, Sowmya, Poretsky, Elly, Dressano, Keini, Ruiz, Miguel, Vazquez, Armando, Sandoval, Evan, Estrada-Cardenas, Adelaida, Duggal, Sarthak, Lim, Jia-Hui, Morris, Geoffrey, Szczepaniec, Adrianna, Walse, Spencer S., Ni, Xinzhi, Schmelz, Eric A., Huffaker, Alisa, (2022) A sorghum genome-wide association study (GWAS) identifies a WRKY transcription factor as a candidate gene underlying sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) resistance Planta 255 2 37

    Sharma, Veerendra Kumar, Marla, Sandeep, Zheng, Wenguang, Mishra, Divya, Huang, Jun, Zhang, Wei, Morris, Geoffrey, Cook, David Edward, (2022) CRISPR guides induce gene silencing in plants in the absence of Cas Genome Biology 23 1 6

    Maina, Fanna, Harou, Abdou, Hamidou, Falalou, Morris, Geoffrey, (2021) Ecophysiological genomics identifies a pleiotropic locus mediating drought tolerance in sorghum bioRxiv

    Faye, Jacques M., Maina, Fanna, Akata, Eyanawa A., Sine, Bassirou, Diatta, Cyril, Mamadou, Aissata, Marla, Sandeep, Bouchet, Sophie, Teme, Niaba, Rami, Jean-Francois, Fonceka, Daniel, Cisse, Ndiaga, Morris, Geoffrey, (2021) A genomics resource for genetics, physiology, and breeding of West African sorghum The Plant Genome 14 2 e20075

    Raymundo, Rubí, Sexton-Bowser, Sarah, Ciampitti, Ignacio A., Morris, Geoffrey, (2021) Crop modeling defines opportunities and challenges for drought escape, water capture, and yield increase using chilling-tolerant sorghum Plant Direct 5 9 e349

    Faye, Jacques M., Akata, Eyanawa A., Sine, Bassirou, Diatta, Cyril, Cisse, Ndiaga, Fonceka, Daniel, Morris, Geoffrey, (2021) Quantitative and population genomics suggest a broad role of stay-green loci in the drought adaptation of sorghum The Plant Genome n/a n/a e20176

    Perumal, Ramasamy, Tesso, Tesfaye T., Morris, Geoffrey, Jagadish, S. V. Krishna, Little, Christopher R., Bean, Scott R., Yu, Jianming, Prasad, P. V. Vara, Tuinstra, Mitchell R., (2021) Registration of the sorghum nested association mapping (NAM) population in RTx430 background Journal of Plant Registrations 15 2 395--402

    Xin, Zhanguo, Wang, Mingli, Cuevas, Hugo E., Chen, Junping, Harrison, Melanie, Pugh, N. Ace, Morris, Geoffrey, (2021) Sorghum genetic, genomic, and breeding resources Planta 254 6 114

    Boatwright, J Lucas, Brenton, Zachary W, Boyles, Richard E, Sapkota, Sirjan, Myers, Matthew T, Jordan, Kathleen E, Dale, Savanah M, Shakoor, Nadia, Cooper, Elizabeth A, Morris, Geoffrey, Kresovich, Stephen, (2021) Genetic characterization of a sorghum bicolor multiparent mapping population emphasizing carbon-partitioning dynamics G3 Genes\textbarGenomes\textbarGenetics jkab060

    Jensen, Sarah E., Charles, Jean Rigaud, Muleta, Kebede, Bradbury, Peter J., Casstevens, Terry, Deshpande, Santosh P., Gore, Michael A., Gupta, Rajeev, Ilut, Daniel C., Johnson, Lynn Eugene, Lozano, Roberto, Miller, Zachary, Ramu, Punna, Rathore, Abhishek, Romay, M. Cinta, Upadhyaya, Hari D., Varshney, Rajeev K., Morris, Geoffrey, Pressoir, Gael, Buckler, Edward S., Ramstein, Guillaume P., (2020) A sorghum practical haplotype graph facilitates genome-wide imputation and cost-effective genomic prediction The Plant Genome n/a n/a e20009

    Olatoye, Marcus O., Hu, Zhenbin, Morris, Geoffrey, (2020) Genome-wide mapping and prediction of plant architecture in a sorghum nested association mapping population The Plant Genome n/a n/a e20038

    Pelletier, Dale A., Li, Zhou, Lu, Tse-Yuan S., Zhang, Li, Hu, Zhenbin, Morris, Geoffrey, Rio, Tijana Glavina del, Wang, Dongyu, Chen, Jin-Gui, Pan, Chongle, (2020) Genome sequences of 42 bacteria isolated from Sorghum bicolor roots Microbiology Resource Announcements 9 37

    Olatoye, Marcus O., Marla, Sandeep R., Hu, Zhenbin, Bouchet, Sophie, Perumal, Ramasamy, Morris, Geoffrey, (2020) Dissecting adaptive traits with nested association mapping: genetic architecture of inflorescence morphology in sorghum G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10 5 1785--1796

    Bellis, Emily S., Kelly, Elizabeth A., Lorts, Claire M., Gao, Huirong, DeLeo, Victoria L., Rouhan, Germinal, Budden, Andrew, Bhaskara, Govinal B., Hu, Zhenbin, Muscarella, Robert, Timko, Michael P., Nebie, Baloua, Runo, Steven M., Chilcoat, N. Doane, Juenger, Thomas E., Morris, Geoffrey, dePamphilis, Claude W., Lasky, Jesse R., (2020) Genomics of sorghum local adaptation to a parasitic plant Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

    Wang, Jianan, Hu, Zhenbin, Upadhyaya, Hari D., Morris, Geoffrey, (2020) Genomic signatures of seed mass adaptation to global precipitation gradients in sorghum Heredity 124 1 108--121

    Wu, Yuye, Guo, Tingting, Mu, Qi, Wang, Jinyu, Li, Xin, Wu, Yun, Tian, Bin, Wang, Ming, Bai, Guihua, Perumal, Ramasamy, Trick, Harold N., Bean, Scott R., Dweikat, Ismail M., Tuinstra, Mitchell R., Morris, Geoffrey, Tesso, Tesfaye T., Yu, Jianming, Li, Xianran, (2019) Allelochemicals targeted to balance competing selections in African agroecosystems Nature Plants 5 1229--1236

    Marla, Sandeep R., Burow, Gloria, Chopra, Ratan, Hayes, Chad, Olatoye, Marcus O., Felderhoff, Terry, Hu, Zhenbin, Raymundo, Rubi, Perumal, Ramasamy, Morris, Geoffrey, (2019) Genetic architecture of chilling tolerance in sorghum dissected with a nested association mapping population G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9 12 4045--4057

    Adkins, Jaron, Jastrow, Julie D., Morris, Geoffrey, de Graaff, Marie-Anne, (2019) Effects of fertilization, plant species, and intra-specific diversity on soil carbon and nitrogen in biofuel cropping systems after five growing seasons Biomass and Bioenergy 130 105393

    Faye, Jacques M., Maina, Fanna, Hu, Zhenbin, Fonceka, Daniel, Cisse, Ndiaga, Morris, Geoffrey, (2019) Genomic signatures of adaptation to Sahelian and Soudanian climates in sorghum landraces of Senegal Ecology and Evolution 9 10 1--14

    Hu, Zhenbin, Olatoye, Marcus O., Marla, Sandeep, Morris, Geoffrey, (2019) An integrated genotyping-by-sequencing polymorphism map for over 10,000 sorghum genotypes The Plant Genome 12 1 1--15

    Muleta, Kebede T., Pressoir, Gael, Morris, Geoffrey, (2019) Optimizing genomic selection for a sorghum breeding program in Haiti: a simulation study G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9 2 391--401

    Olatoye, Marcus O., Hu, Zhenbin, Maina, Fanna, Morris, Geoffrey, (2018) Genomic signatures of adaptation to a precipitation gradient in Nigerian sorghum G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 8 10 3269--3281

    WANG, XU, Singh, Daljit, Marla, Sandeep, Morris, Geoffrey, Poland, Jesse, (2018) Field-based high-throughput phenotyping of plant height in sorghum using different sensing technologies Plant Methods 14 53

    Maina, Fanna, Bouchet, Sophie, Marla, Sandeep R., Hu, Zhenbin, Wang, Jianan, Mamadou, Aissata, Abdou, Magagi, Saïdou, Abdoul-Aziz, Morris, Geoffrey, (2018) Population genomics of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) across diverse agroclimatic zones of Niger Genome 61 4 223--232

    Marla, Sandeep R., Shiva, Sunitha, Welti, Ruth, Liu, Sanzhen, Burke, John J., Morris, Geoffrey, (2017) Comparative transcriptome and lipidome analyses reveal molecular chilling responses in chilling-tolerant sorghums The Plant Genome 10 1--16

    Bouchet, Sophie, Olatoye, Marcus O., Marla, Sandeep R., Perumal, Ramasamy, Tesso, Tesfaye, Yu, Jianming, Tuinstra, Mitch, Morris, Geoffrey, (2017) Increased power to dissect adaptive traits in global sorghum diversity using a nested association mapping population Genetics 206 2 573--585

    Chen, Junping, Chopra, Ratan, Hayes, Chad, Morris, Geoffrey, Marla, Sandeep, Burke, John, Xin, Zhanguo, Burow, Gloria, (2017) Genome-wide association study of developing leaves’ heat tolerance during vegetative growth stages in a sorghum association panel The Plant Genome 10 2

    Akata, E. A., Diatta, C., Faye, J. M., Diop, A., Maina, F., Sine, B., Tchala, W., Ndoye, I., Morris, Geoffrey, Cisse, N., (2017) Combining ability and heterotic pattern in West African sorghum landraces African Crop Science Journal 25 4 491 -- 508

    Brenton, Zachary W., Cooper, Elizabeth A., Myers, Mathew T., Boyles, Richard E., Shakoor, Nadia, Zielinski, Kelsey J., Rauh, Bradley L., Bridges, William C., Morris, Geoffrey, Kresovich, Stephen, (2016) A genomic resource for the development, improvement, and exploitation of sorghum for bioenergy Genetics 204 1 21--33

    Morris, Geoffrey, Hu, Zhenbin, Grabowski, Paul P., Borevitz, Justin O., de Graaff, Marie-Anne, Miller, R. Michael, Jastrow, Julie D., (2016) Genotypic diversity effects on biomass production in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems GCB Bioenergy 8 5 1000--1014

    Boyles, Richard E., Cooper, Elizabeth A., Myers, Matthew T., Brenton, Zachary, Rauh, Bradley L., Morris, Geoffrey, Kresovich, Stephen, (2016) Genome-wide association studies of grain yield components in diverse sorghum germplasm The Plant Genome 9 2

    Adkins, Jaron, Jastrow, Julie D., Morris, Geoffrey, Six, Johan, de Graaff, Marie-Anne, (2016) Effects of switchgrass cultivars and intraspecific differences in root structure on soil carbon inputs and accumulation Geoderma 262 147--154

    Hu, Zhenbin, Mbacké, Bassirou, Perumal, Ramasamy, Guèye, Mame C., Sy, Ousmane, Bouchet, Sophie, Prasad, P. Vv, Morris, Geoffrey, (2015) Population genomics of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.): Comparative analysis of global accessions and Senegalese landraces BMC Genomics 16 1 1048

    Upadhyaya, Hari D., Wang, Yi-Hong, Sastry, Dintyala V.S.S.R., Dwivedi, Sangam L., Prasad, P.V. Vara, Burrell, A. Millie, Klein, Robert R., Morris, Geoffrey, Klein, Patricia E., (2015) Association mapping of germinability and seedling vigor in sorghum under controlled low-temperature conditions Genome 1--9

    Lasky, Jesse R., Upadhyaya, Hari D., Ramu, Punna, Deshpande, Santosh, Hash, C. Tom, Bonnette, Jason, Juenger, Thomas E., Hyma, Katie, Acharya, Charlotte, Mitchell, Sharon E., Buckler, Edward S., Brenton, Zachary, Kresovich, Stephen, Morris, Geoffrey, (2015) Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits Science Advances 1 6 e1400218

    Rhodes, Davina, Hoffmann, Leo, Rooney, William L., Ramu, Punna, Morris, Geoffrey, Kresovich, Stephen, (2014) Genome-wide association study of grain polyphenol concentrations in global sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62 10916−10927

    Grabowski, Paul P., Morris, Geoffrey, Casler, Michael D., Borevitz, Justin O., (2014) Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation and ploidy in switchgrass Molecular Ecology 23 16 4059--4073

    Lowry, David B., Behrman, Kathrine D., Grabowski, Paul, Morris, Geoffrey, Kiniry, James R., Juenger, Thomas E., (2014) Adaptations between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum The American Naturalist 183 5 682--692

    Shakoor, Nadia, Nair, Ramesh, Crasta, Oswald, Morris, Geoffrey, Feltus, Alex, Kresovich, Stephen, (2014) A Sorghum bicolor expression atlas reveals dynamic genotype-specific expression profiles for vegetative tissues of grain, sweet and bioenergy sorghums BMC Plant Biology 14 1 35

    Morris, Geoffrey, Rhodes, Davina, Brenton, Zachary, Ramu, Punna, Thayil, Vinayan Madhumal, Deshpande, Santosh, Hash, C. Thomas, Acharya, Charlotte, Mitchell, Sharon E., Buckler, Edward S., Yu, Jianming, Kresovich, Stephen, (2013) Dissecting genome-wide association signals for loss-of-function phenotypes in sorghum flavonoid pigmentation traits G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 3 11 2085--2094

    Morris, Geoffrey, Ramu, Punna, Deshpande, Santosh P., Hash, C. Thomas, Shah, Trushar, Upadhyaya, Hari D., Riera-Lizarazu, Oscar, Brown, Patrick J., Acharya, Charlotte B., Mitchell, Sharon E., Harriman, James, Glaubitz, Jeffrey C., Buckler, Edward S., Kresovich, Stephen, (2013) Population genomic and genome-wide association studies of agroclimatic traits in sorghum Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 2 453--458

    Rest, Joshua S., Bullaughey, Kevin, Morris, Geoffrey, Li, Wen-Hsiung, (2012) Contribution of transcription factor binding site motif variants to condition-specific gene expression patterns in budding yeast PLoS ONE 7 2 e32274

    Morris, Geoffrey, Grabowski, Paul P, Borevitz, Justin O., (2011) Genomic diversity in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum): from the continental scale to a dune landscape Molecular Ecology 20 23 4938--4952

    Brachi, Benjamin, Morris, Geoffrey, Borevitz, Justin O, (2011) Genome-wide association studies in plants: the missing heritability is in the field Genome Biology 12 10 232

    Borevitz, Justin O., Hazen, Samuel P., Michael, Todd P., Morris, Geoffrey, Baxter, Ivan R., Hu, Tina T., Chen, Huaming, Werner, Jonathan D., Nordborg, Magnus, Salt, David E., Kay, Steve A., Chory, Joanne, Weigel, Detlef, Jones, Jonathan D. G., Ecker, Joseph R., (2007) Genome-wide patterns of single-feature polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 29 12057 --12062

    Byrnes, Jake K., Morris, Geoffrey, Li, Wen-Hsiung, (2006) Reorganization of Adjacent Gene Relationships in Yeast Genomes by Whole-Genome Duplication and Gene Deletion Molecular Biology and Evolution 23 6 1136 --1143

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