B.Sc. Agronomy, University of Minnesota;
M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Cytogenetics, Iowa State University;
Ph.D. Genetics, University of Missouri
Phone: 519-824-4120 x. 53360
Maize breeding and genetics
Research Interests:Breeding: gene pool development with emphasis on early maturity and grain yield; corn inbred and source material development; development and evaluation of breeding methodologies.
Genetics: genetic mechanisms underlying quantitative traits with specific emphasis on the flavone pathway as a model for understanding QTLs, late-season cold tolerance and food grade corn kernel quality factors; mapping digenic mutants; developing strategies for efficiently mapping QTLs. development of short-season dent and white food-grade quality inbred lines and source material.
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Selected Published Manuscripts:
Tollenaar, M. and E.A. Lee. (2002). Yield potential yield, yield stability and stress tolerance in maize. Field Crops Research. 75:161-169.Ying, J., E.A. Lee and M. Tollenaar. (2002). Response of leaf photosynthesis during the grain-filling period of maize to duration of cold exposure, acclimation and incident PPFD. Crop Sci. (in press)
Lee, E.A., M.S. Staebler, and M. Tollenaar. (2002). Genetic Variation and Physiological Discriminators for Cold Tolerance in Maize (Zea mays L.) during an Early Autotrophic Phase of Development. Crop Sci. (in press)
Lee E.A. and V. Harper. (2001). Suppressor of pericarp pigmentation 1 (spp1), a gene involved in phlobaphene accumulation in maize (Zea mays L.) pericarps. Maydica. (in press)
McMullen, M.D., M. Snook, E.A. Lee, P.F. Byrne, H. Kross, T.A. Musket, K. Houchins, and E.H. Coe. (2001). The biological basis of epistasis between quantitative trait loci for flavone and 3-deoxyanthocyanin synthesis in maize (Zea mays L.). Genome 44:667-676