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Department of Plant Pathology

Eduard Akhunov

Eduard Akhunov Associate Professor
1712 Claflin Rd
4739 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1342
Fax: 785-532-5692
eakhunov@ksu.edu
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Biography and Education

Education

Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology, Institute of Genetics - Russia, 1999
M.S. Biochemistry, Novosibirsk State University, 1992

Staff and Students

Research

Wheat genome diversity and evolution

Disease resistance genes and mechanisms of plant-pathogen interaction

Genetic and genomic tools and resources for wheat improvement

Genetic basis of wheat adaptation to local environment

Teaching

PLPTH 612 - Genomics Applications

Publications

Selected Publications (* - corresponding author)

1. 2015           Jordan KW, Wang S, Lun Y, Gardiner L, MacLachlan R, Hucl P, Wiebe K, Wong D, Forrest KL, Sharpe AG, Sidebottom CHD, Hall N, Toomajian C, Close T, Dubcovsky J, Akhunova A, Talbert L, Bansal UK, Bariana HS, Hayden MJ, Pozniak C, Jeddeloh JA, Hall A, Akhunov E*. A haplotype map of allohexaploid wheat reveals distinct patterns of selection on homoeologous genomes. Genome Biology, 2015, 16:48.

2. 2015           Kippes N, Debernardi JM, Vasquez-Grossa HA, Akpinarb BA, Budak H, Kato K, Chao S, Akhunov E, Dubcovsky J. Identification of the VERNALIZATION 4 gene reveals the origin of spring growth habit in ancient wheats from South Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514883112.

3. 2014           International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) genome. Science. 2014 Jul 18;345(6194):1251788.

4. 2014           Wang S, Wong D, Forrest K, Allen A, Chao S, Huang B, Maccaferri M, Salvi S, Milner S, Cattivelli L , Mastrangelo A, Whan A, Stephen S, Barker G, Wieseke R, Plieske J, (IWGSC) Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, Lillemo M, Mather D, Appels R, Dolferus R, Brown-Guedira G, Korol A, Akhunova A, Feuillet C, SALSE J, Morgante M, Pozniak C, Luo MC, Dvorak J, Morell M, Dubcovsky J, Ganal M , Tuberosa R, Lawley C, Mikoulitch I, Cavanagh C, Edwards K, Hayden M, Akhunov E*. Characterization of polyploid wheat genomic diversity using a high-density 90,000 SNP array. Plant Biotechnol J. 2014 Mar 20. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12183.

5. 2014           Henry IM, Nagalakshmi U, Lieberman M. C., Ngo K. J, Krasileva KV, Vasquez-Gross H, Akhunova A, Akhunov E, Dubcovsky J, Tai H, Comai L Efficient Genome-Wide Detection and Cataloging of EMS-Induced Mutations Using Exome Capture and Next-Generation Sequencing. Plant Cell, 2014, 26:1382-1397 (KAES# 15-060-J).

6. 2013           Saintenac C, Zhang W, Salcedo A, Rouse MN, Trick HN, Akhunov E*, Dubcovsky J. Identification of Wheat Gene Sr35 That Confers Resistance to Ug99 Stem Rust Race Group. Science. 341:783-786.

7. 2013           Cavanagh CR, Chao S, Wang S, Huang BE, Stephen S, Kiani S, Forrest K, Saintenac C, Brown-Guedira GL, Akhunova A, See D, Bai G, Pumphrey M, Tomar L, Wong D, Kong S, Reynolds M, da Silva ML, Bockelman H, Talbert L, Anderson JA, Dreisigacker S, Baenziger S, Carter A, Korzun V, Morrell PL, Dubcovsky J, Morell MK, Sorrells ME, Hayden MJ, Akhunov E.* Genome-wide comparative diversity uncovers multiple targets of selection for improvement in hexaploid wheat landraces and cultivars. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110:8057-8062.

8. 2013           Krasileva KV, Buffalo V, Bailey P, Pearce S, Ayling S, Tabbita F, Soria M, Wang S, Consortium I, Akhunov E, Uauy C, Dubcovsky J. Separating homeologs by phasing in the tetraploid wheat transcriptome. Genome Biol. 14:R66.  

9. 2011           Saintenac C, Jiang D, Akhunov E*. Targeted analysis of nucleotide and copy number variation by exon capture in allotetraploid wheat genome. Genome Biology 12:R88.

10. 2010         Chao S, Dubcovsky J, Dvorak J, Luo MC, Baenziger SP, Matnyazov R, Clark DR, Talbert LE, Anderson JA, Dreisigacker S, Glover K, Chen J, Campbell K, Bruckner PL, Rudd JC, Haley S, Carver BF, Perry S, Sorrells ME, Akhunov E*.  Population- and genome-specific patterns of linkage disequilibrium and SNP variation in spring and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). BMC Genomics 11:727.

11. 2010         Akhunova AR, Matniyazov RT, Liang H, Akhunov E*. Homoeolog-specific transcriptional bias in allopolyploid wheat. BMC Genomics 11:505.

12. 2009         Akhunov E*, C Nicolet, J Dvorak. Single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in polyploid wheat with Illumina GoldenGate assay. Theor Appl Genet 119:507-517.

13. 2009         Luo MC, Deal KR, Akhunov ED, Akhunova AR, Anderson OD, Anderson JA, Blake N, Clegg MT, Coleman-Derr D, Conley EJ, Crossman CC, Dubcovsky J, Gill BS, Gu YQ, Hadam J, Heo HY, Huo N, Lazo G, Ma Y, Matthews DE, McGuire PE, Morrell PL, Qualset CO, Renfro J, Tabanao D, Talbert LE, Tian C, Toleno DM, Warburton ML, You FM, Zhang W, Dvorak J. Genome Comparisons Reveal a Dominant Mechanism of Chromosome Number Reduction in Grasses and Accelerated Genome Evolution in Triticeae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:15780-15785.

14. 2007         Akhunov E, Akhunova A, Dvorak J. Birth and death of dispersed duplicated genes in a large plant genome: mechanisms and rates in a multigene family. Mol Biol Evol 24:539–550.

15. 2005         Dvorak J, Akhunov E. Tempos of deletions and duplications of gene loci in relation to recombination rate during diploid and polyploid evolution in Aegilops-Triticum alliance. Genetics 171:323-332.

16. 2003         Akhunov E, Goodyear AW, Geng S, Qi LL, Echalier B, Gill BS, Miftahudin, Gustafson JP, Lazo G, Chao S, Anderson OD, Linkiewicz AM, Dubcovsky J, La Rota M, Sorrells ME, Zhang D, Nguyen HT, Kalavacharla V, Hossain K, Kianian SF, Peng J, Lapitan NL, Gonzalez-Hernandez JL, Anderson JA, Choi DW, Close TJ, Dilbirligi M, Gill KS, Walker-Simmons MK, Steber C, McGuire PE, Qualset CO, Dvorak J. The organization and rate of evolution of wheat genomes are correlated with recombination rates along chromosome arms. Genome Research 13:753-763.

17. 2003         Akhunov E, Akhunova AR, Linkiewicz AM, Dubcovsky J, Hummel D, Lazo G, Chao S, Anderson OD, David J, Qi L, Echalier B, Gill BS, Miftahudin, Gustafson JP, La Rota CM, Sorrells ME, Zhang D, Nguyen HT, Kalavacharla V, Hossain K, Kianian SF, Peng J, Lapitan NLV, Wennerlind EJ, Nduati V, Anderson JA, Sidhu D, Gill KS, McGuire PE, Qualset CO, Dvorak J. Synteny perturbations between wheat homoeologous chromosomes caused by locus duplications and deletions correlate with recombination rates along chromosome arms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:10836-10841.