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Farjat, A.E., A.K. Chamblee, F. Isik, R.W. Whetten, and S.E. McKeand. 2017. Variation among loblolly pine seed sources across diverse environments in the southeastern United States.  For. Sci. 63(1): 39-48.

Farjat, A.E., B.J. Reich, J. Guinness, R.W. Whetten, S.E. McKeand, and F. Isik 2017. Optimal seed deployment under climate change using spatial models: application to loblolly pine in the southeastern US.  Journal of the American Statistical Association (In press)

Holliday, J.A, S.N. Aitken, J.E.K. Cooke, B. Fady, S.C. Gonzalez-Martinez, M. Heuertz, J.P. Jaramillo-Correa, C. Lexer, M. Staton, R.W. Whetten, C. Plomion. 2017. Advances in ecological genomics in forest trees and applications to genetic resources conservation and breeding. Molecular Ecology 26(3):706-717.

Isik, F., C. Maltecca, and J. Holland. 2017.  Genetic data analysis for plant and animal breeding. Springer International. ISBN 978-3-319-55177-7 (in press).

Kohlway, W.H.,  R.W. Whetten, D.M. Benson & J. Frampton. 2017. Response of Turkish and Trojan fir to Phytophthora cinnamomi and P. cryptogea, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2017.1280076

Pais, A.L., R.W. Whetten, Q-Y. Xiang. 2017. Ecological genomics of local adaptation in Cornus florida L. by genotyping by sequencing. Ecology and Evolution 7(1):441-465.

Spitzer, J.E., F. Isik, R.W. Whetten, A.E. Farjat, and S.E. McKeand. 2017. Correspondence of loblolly pine response for fusiform rust disease from local and wide-ranging tests in the southern United States. For. Sci. (In press).


Bartholomé J, Bink MC, van Heerwaarden J, Chancerel E, Boury C, Lesur I, Isik F, Bouffier L, Plomion C. 2016. Linkage and association mapping for two major traits used in the maritime pine breeding program: height growth and stem straightness. PLoS One. Nov 2;11(11):e0165323.

Bartholome, J., J. Van Heerwaarden, F. Isik, C. Boury, M. Vidal, C. Plomion, and L. Bouffier. 2016. Performance of genomic prediction within and across generations in maritime pine. BMC Genomics, 17.

Čepl J., D. Holá, J. Stejskal, J. Korecký, M. Kočová, Z. Lhotáková, I. Tomášková, M. Palovská, O. Rothová, R.W. Whetten, J. Kaňák, J. Albrechtová, and M. Lstibůrek. 2016. Genetic variability and heritability of chlorophyll a fluorescence parameters in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). Tree Physiology 36(7): 883-895.

Gräns, D., F. Isik, R.C. Purnell, and S. McKeand. 2016. Genetic variation in response to herbicide and fertilization treatments for growth and form traits in loblolly pine.  For. Sci. 62(6): 633-640.

Isik, F., J. Bartholomé, A. Farjat, E. Chancerel, A. Raffin, L. Sanchez, C. Plomion, L. Bouffier. 2016. Genomic selection in maritime pine. Plant Science 242:108-119

Kurt, Y., J. Frampton, F. Isik, C. Landgren, and G. Chastagner. 2016. Variation in needle and cone characteristics and seed germination ability of Abies bornuelleriana and Abies equi-trojani populations from Turkey. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 40:169-176.

Plomion, C., J. Bartholomé, I. Lesur, C. Boury, I. Rodríguez-Quilón, H. Lagraulet, F. Ehrenmann et al. 2016. High-density SNP assay development for genetic analysis in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster). Molecular Ecology Resources 16 (2): 574-587.

Xiong, J., S.E. McKeand, F.T. Isik, Jill Wegrzyn, D.B. Neale, Z-B Zeng, L. da Costa e Silva, and R.W. Whetten. 2016.  Quantitative trait loci influencing stem defects in an outbred pedigree of loblolly pine.  BMC Genetics 17:138.  DOI 10.1186/s12863-016-0446-6

Wang, J.P., S. Tunlay-Anukit, R. Shi, T.F. Yeh, L. Chuang, F. Isik, and P.P. Naik. 2016. A proteomic-based quantitative analysis of the relationship between monolignol biosynthetic protein abundance and lignin content using transgenic Populus trichocarpa. Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, 5, 89.


Amerson H.V., C. D., T.L. Kubisiak, E.G. Kuhlman, and S.A. Garcia. 2015. Identification of nine pathotype-specific genes conferring resistance to fusiform rust in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Forests 6(8): 2739-2761.  doi:10.3390/f6082739

Egbäck, S., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S. McKeand. 2015.  Height-diameter relationships for different genetic planting stock of loblolly pine at age six.  For. Sci. 61(3): 424-428.

Farjat, A.E., F. Isik, B.J. Reich, R.W. Whetten, and S.E. McKeand. 2015. Modeling climate change effects on the height growth of loblolly pine.  For. Sci. 61 (4, 5): 703-715.

Ford, G.A., S.E. McKeand, J.B. Jett, and F. Isik. 2015. Effects of inbreeding on growth and quality traits in loblolly pine. For. Sci. 61(3): 579-585.

Isik, F., Kumar, S., Martínez-García, P. J., Iwata, H., & Yamamoto, T. 2015. Chapter three-Acceleration of forest and fruit tree domestication by genomic selection. Advances in Botanical Research 74: 93-124.

Kim, T.J., B.P. Bullock, and S.E. McKeand. 2015. Spatial autocorrelation among different levels of genetic control and spacings in loblolly pine.  For. Sci. 61(3): 438-444.

McKeand, S. 2015. The success of tree breeding in the southern US. Editorial in: BioResources 10(1): 1-2.

Qi Z.C., Y. Yu, X. Liu, A. Pais, T. Ranney, R.W. Whetten, and Q.Y Xiang. 2015. Phylogenomics of Fothergilla (Hamamelidaceae) by RAD-tag based GBS: insights into species origin and effects of software pipelines. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53(5): 432-477.

Wood, E.R., B.P. Bullock, F. Isik, and S.E. McKeand.  2015.  Variation in stem taper and growth traits in a clonal trial of loblolly pine.  For. Sci. 61(1): 76-82.

Zapata-Valenzuela, J., F. Ogut, A. Kegley, W.P. Cumbie, F. Isik, B. Li, and S.E. McKeand.  2015.  Seedling evaluation of Atlantic Coastal and Piedmont sources of Pinus taeda L. and their hybrids for cold hardiness.  For. Sci. 61(1): 169-175.