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Brad Tonnessen
Western Colorado Research Center
College of Agricultural Sciences

  • Ph D, Colorado State University; Plant Pathology
  • BS, University of New Mexico; Biology

Brad has a PhD in Plant Pathology and has experience in organic farming, vegetable breeding, molecular biology, and cooperative extension. His interests include community building through engagement in local food systems, alternative methods for integrated pest management, agriphotovoltaics, and cover cropping options for organic farms and orchards in Western Colorado.

Huerta, Alejandra I, Delorean, Emily E, Bossa‐Castro, Ana M, Tonnessen, Bradley William, Raghavan, Chitra, Corral, Rene, Pérez‐Quintero, Álvaro L, Leung, Hei, Verdier, Valérie, Leach, Jan E, (2021) Resistance and susceptibility QTL identified in a rice MAGIC population by screening with a minor‐effect virulence factor from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Plant Biotechnology Journal 19 1 51-63

Tonnessen, Bradley W, Bossa Castro, Ana M, Mauleon, Ramil, Alexandrov, Nickolai, Leach, Jan E, (2019) Shared cis-regulatory architecture across defense response genes predicts broad spectrum quantitative resistance in rice Scientific Reports 9 1536

Tonnessen, Bradley William, Manosalva, P, Lang, Jillian M, Baraoidan, M, Bordeos, A, Mauleon, R, Oard, J, Hulbert, S, Leung, H, Leach, Jan E, (2015) Rice phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene OsPAL4 is associated with broad spectrum disease resistance. Plant molecular biology 87 3 273-86

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