Scientific Papers

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HORN, L.N., GHEBREHIWOT, H.M. SARSU, F., SHIMELIS, H.A. (2017). Participatory Varietal Selection Among Elite Cowpea Genotypes in Northern Namibia, Legume Research, 40(6): 995–1003, Print ISSN:0250-5371 / Online ISSN:0976-0571.
PROMNART, U. PURIPUNYAVANICH, V. BOONSIRICHAI, K., DOUNGSOONGNERN, P., KAEWCHUENCHAI, R., CHAMOTRI, S., KLAKHAENG, K., SARSU, F. (2017). Breeding Thai Rice for Flood Tolerance through Electron Beam-induced Mutations. Scientific and Academic Publishing International Journal of Genetic Engineering, Print ISSN: 2167–7239 / Online ISSN: 2167–7220, 5(1): 1–10 doi:10.5923/j.ijge.20170501.01.
HORN, L.N., SHIMELIS, H.A., SARSU, F., MWADZINGENI, L., LAING, M.D. (2017). Genotype-by-environment Interaction for Grain Yield among Novel Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) Selections Derived by Gamma Irradiation. The Crop Journal, Elsevier, Available online 8 December 2017.
KENZHEBAYEVA, S.S., DOKTYRBAY, G., CAPSTAFF, N.M., SARSU, F. OMIRBEKOVA, N.Zh. EILAM, T., TASHENEV, D.K., MILLER, A.J. (2017). Searching a spring wheat mutation resource for correlations between yield, grain size, and quality parameters, Journal of Crop Improvement, DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2016.1276990.
TOMLEKOVA, N.B., WHITE, P.J., THOMPSON, J.A., PENCHEV, E.A., NIELEN, S. (2017). Mutation increasing ß-carotene Concentrations does not Adversely Affect Concentrations of Essential Mineral Elements in Pepper Fruit. PLOSONE, DOI: 10.1371/Journal.pone.0172180, pp. 1–9.
DUITAMA, J., TELLO, D., LEIVA, A.M., HOFINGER, B., DATTA, S., LENTINI, Z., ARANZALES, E., TILL, B., CEBALLOS, H. (2017). Deep Assessment of Genomic Diversity in Cassava for Herbicide Tolerance and Starch Biosynthesis. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 5: 185–194.
ODIPIO, J., TITUS, A., INGELBRECHT, I., NUSINOW, D.A., BART, R., TAYLOR, N.J. (2017). Efficient CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing of Phytoene desaturase in Cassava. Frontiers in Plant Science: 8:1780. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01780.
GUPTA, P., REDDAIAH, P., SALAVA, H., UPADHYAYA, P., TYAGI, K., SARMA, S., DATTA, S., MALHOTRA, B., THOMAS, S., SUNKUM, A., DEVULAPALLI, S., TILL, B.J., SREELAKSHMI, Y., SHARMA, R. (2017). NGS-Based Identification of Induced Mutations in a Doubly Mutagenized Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Population. The Plant Journal: 92, 495–508.
JAWHAR, M., TILL, B.J., ALBATERNI, A., SKIHEITA, A., ARABI, M.I.E., BAKRI, Y., MIRALI, N. (2017). Optimizing Ecotilling Technique for Tracking Field Cochliobolus sativus Population. Journal of Plant Pathology 99(2): 339–345.


BADO, S., FORSTER, B.P., PADILLA-ALVAREZ, R., RESCH, C., MIGLIORI, A., DIAWARA, Y., JAKSIC, M., MUKTHAR, A.A., NIELEN, S., LAIMER, M. (2016). Prediction of Salt Tolerance in Rice (Oryza sativa) Based on Shoot Ion Content under Non-Stressed Conditions. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A 6 (1-2) 1–16.
NANDKANGRE, H., OUEDRAOGO, M., SAWADOGO, M., BADO, S., SAWADOGO, N., OUOBA, A., KONATE, M.N. (2016). Morphometric and agronomic characterization of 56 ginger landraces in Burkina Faso. Journal of Applied Biosciences 100:9545–9556.
NANDKANGRE, H., OUEDRAOGO, M., NANEMA, R.K., BADO, S., OUEDRAOGO, N., SAWADOGO, M. (2016). Variability, Correlations, Heritability and Genetic Advance of Rhizome Yield and Yield Related Traits in Ginger (Zingiberofficinale Rosc.) Landraces from Burkina Faso. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences 6(8)54–60.
OLASUPO, F.O., ILORI, C.O., FORSTER, B.P., BADO, S. (2016). Mutagenic Effects of Gamma Radiation on Eight Accessions of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.). American Journal of Plant Sciences, 7, 339–351.
TOMLEKOVA, N. SOFKOVA-BOBCHEVA, S.Y., SARSU, F. AND BAUDIN, J.-P. (2016). Genetic diversity of Bulgarian Phaseolus vulgaris L. Based On phaseolin type and seed-coat colour. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Academy. 22 (No 3) 447–451.
TOMLEKOVA N., YANCHEVA S., SARSU F., CHUPOV A., PENCHEV E., MASHEVA S. (2016). Adaptation of HPLC analysis for quantification of main carotenes in tomato. Comptes rendus de l’Académie Bulgare des sciences, 69(7): 869–876.
Bado, S., M.A. Rafiri, K. El-Achouri, E. Sapey, S. Nielen, A.M.A. Ghanim, B.P. Forster, M. Laimer (2016). In Vitro Methods for Mutation Induction in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). African Journal of Biotechnology 15(39): 2132-2145.
Bado, S., M. Laimer, N. Gueye, N.F. Deme, E. Sapey, A.M.A. Ghanim, V.C. Blok, B.P. Forster (2016). Micto-Tuber Production in Diploid and Tetraploid Potato after Gamma Irradiation of In Vitro Cuttings for Mutation Induction. American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 1871-1887.
Masheva, S., V. Yankova, D. Markova, T.S. Lazarova, M. Naydenov, N. Tomlekova, F. Sarsu, T.S. Dincheva (2016). Use of Microbioagants to Reduce Soil Pathogens and Root-knot Nematodes in Greenhouse-grown Tomatoes. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 22(1): 91-97.
Velkov, N., N. Tomlekova, F. Sarsu (2016). Sensitivity of Watermelon Variety Bojura to Mutant Agents 60Co and EMS. Journal of BioSci Biotech. 5:105-110.


Bado, S., R. Padilla-Alvarez, A. Migliori, B.P. Forster, M. Jaksic, Y. Diawara, R. Kaiser, M. Laimer (2015). The Application of XRF and PIXE in the Analysis of Rice Shoot and Compositional Screening of Genotypes. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.nimb.2015.08.081.
JHURREE-DUSSORUTH, B., J. JANKOWICZ-CIESLAK, B.J. TILL. Genetic Diversity Study of Dessert-type Banana Accessions in Mauritius using Low-Cost SNPs Detection Technology. Acta Horticulturae (in press).
Bado, S., P. Bazongo, G. Son, A.M. Lykke, T.K. Moe, B.P. Forster, S. Nielen, A. Ouedraogo, I.H.N. Bassolé (2015). Physicochemical Characteristics and Composition of Three Morphotypes of Cyperus esculentus Tubers and Tuber Oils. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry,
Maghuly, F., J. Jankowicz-Cieslak, S. Pabinger, B.J. Till, M. Laimer (2015). Geographic origin is not supported by the genetic variability found in a large living collection of Jatropha curcas with accessions from three continents. Biotechnology Journal 10, pp 536–551.
Forster, B.P., B.J. Till, A.M.A. Ghanim, H.O.A. Huynh, H. Burstmayr, P.D.S. Caligari (2015). Accelerated Plant Breeding. CAB International 2015 (Online ISSN 1749-8848).
Leal-Bertioli, S.C.M., S.P. Santos, K.M. Dantas, P.W. Inglis, S. Nielen, A.C.G. Araujo, J.P. Silva, U. Cavalcante, P. Guimarães, A.C. Brasileiro, N. Carrasquilla-Garcia, R.V. Penmetsa, D. Cook, M.C. Moretzsohn, D. Bertioli (2015). Arachis batizocoi: a study of its relationship to cultivated peanut (A. hypogaea) and its potential for introgression of wild genes into the peanut crop using induced allotetraploids. Ann Bot 115, p. 237–49.


Lee, L.S., Till, B.J., Hill, H., Huynh, O.A., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J. Mutation and Mutation Screening. Chapter 8 in: Cereal Genomics, Methods and Protocols Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1099. Eds: Robert J. Henry, Agnelo Furtado. Humana Press, ISBN 978-1-62703-714-3 (2014).


Lagoda, P.J.L. 2.1 Use of Tissue Culture and Mutation Induction to Improve Banana Production for Smallholders in Sri Lanka. In: Chapter 2: Case Studies in the Crop Sector of Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish (Edited by J. Ruane, J.D. Dargie, C. Mba, P. Boettcher, H.P.S. Makkar, D.M. Bartley and A. Sonnino), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); ISBN 978-5-107877-8 (2013) pp. 8–17.
Czyczyło-Mysza, I., Marcińska, I., Jankowicz-Cieślak, J., Dubert, F. The effect of ionizing radiation on vernalization, growth and development of winter wheat. Acta biologica Cracoviensia. Series botanica. 01/2013; 55(1):1-6. DOI:DOI: 10.2478/abcsb-2013-0004 pp.1-6 (2013).
Huynh, O.A., Hofinger, B.J., Beshir, M.M., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Guo, H., Forster, B.P., Till, B.J. Do-it-yourself molecular biology for plant breeding: low-cost tools for developing countries. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond - Monduzzi Editore international Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 33-36. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Kozak-Stankiewicz, K., Seballos, G., Razafinirina, L., Rabefiraisana, J., Rakotoarisoa, N.V., Forster, B.P., Vollmann, J., Till, B.J. Application of soft X-ray and near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy for rapid phenotyping of mutant rice seed. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond - Monduzzi Editore international Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 37-40. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Bado, S., Kozak, K., Sekander, H., Alhajaj, N., Ghanim, A., Forster, B.P., Laimer, M. 2013. Resurgence of X-rays in mutation breeding. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond - Monduzzi Editore international Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 13-16. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Matijevic, M., Bado, S., Lagoda, P.J.L., Forster, B.P. 2013. Impact of induced mutations in plant breeding. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond - Monduzzi Editore international Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 45-47. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Ali, A.M., Elamein, H.M., Tahir, I.S.A., Baum, M., Forster, B.P. Doubled haploid production in spring wheats of hot irrigated environments. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond - Monduzzi Editore international Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 49-52. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Taassob-Shirazi F., Forster B.P., Huang B., Grausgruber H., Franckowiak J. Rapid introgression of mutant traits for fodder quality in barley. Plant Genetics and Breeding Technologies; Plant Diseases and Resistance Mechanisms: Proceedings, February 18-20, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Medimond — Monduzzi Editore International Proceedings Division, Pianoro, Italy, 2013, p. 53-56. ISBN 978-88-7587-682-1.
Maghuly, F., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Till, B.J., Laimer, M. The use of ECO-TILLING for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas. In: Sujatha M., Bahadur B. and Carels N., Compendium of Bioenergy Crops: Jatropha curcas. 2; Science Publishers, (USA), ISBN: 978-1461449140 (2013).
Hofinger, B.J., Huynh, O.A. Jankowicz-Cieslak, J. Müller, A., Otto, I., Kumlehn, J., Till, B.J. Validation of doubled haploid plants by enzymatic mismatch cleavage. Plant Methods, 9:43 (2013).
Jandrić, Z., Rathor, M.N., Chhem-Kieth, S., Adu-Gyamfi, J., Mayr, L., Resch, C., Bado, S., Švarc-Gajić, J., Cannavan, A. 2013 Uptake of 14C-atropine and/or its transformation products from soil by wheat (Triticum aestivum var Kronjet) and their translocation to shoots. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B. Vol. 48, Iss. 12: 1034-1042.
Mehlo, L., Mbambo, Z., Bado, S., Lin, J., Moagi, S.M., Buthelezi, S., Stoychev, S., Chikwamba, R. Induced protein polymorphisms and nutritional quality of gamma irradiation mutants of sorghum. Mutation Research 749 (2013) 66–72.


Induction, rapid fixation and retention of mutations in vegetatively propagated banana. Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak, Owen A. Huynh, Marta Brozynska, Joy Nakitandwe† and Bradley J. Till* Plant Breeding and Genetics Laboratory, Joint FAO ⁄ IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, IAEA Laboratories Seibersdorf, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria Plant Biotechnology Journal (2012) 10, pp. 1056–1066 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2012.00733.x
Kozak, K., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Bado, S., Till, B.J., Galek, R. and Sawicka-Sienkiewicz, E. 2012. Inter-varietal differences of Lupinus angustifolius in response to chemical and physical mutagens. In: B. NAGANPWSKA, P. KACHLICKI, B. WOLKO (eds.) 2011. ‘Lupin crops – an opportunity for today, a promise for the future’. Proceedings of the 13th International Lupin Conference, 6–10 June 2011, Poznań, Poland. International Lupin Association, Canterbury, New Zeland. ISBN 978-83-61607-73-1, 112-117.
Maghuly, F., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Till, B. and Laimer, M. 2012. The use of ECO-TILLING for the genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas. In: SUJATHA M., BAHADUR B. AND CARELS N., Compendium of Bioenergy Crops: Jatropha curcas. 2, Science Publishers, USA.
Shu, Q.Y., Forster, B.P. and Nakagawa, H. 2012. Plant mutation breeding and biotechnology. CABI International, 600.
Wening, S., Croxford, A.E., Ford, C.S., Thomas, W.T.B., Forster, B.P., Okyere-Boteng, G., Nelson, S.P.C., Caligari, P.D.S. and Wilkinson, M.J. 2012. Ranking the value of germplasm: new oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) breeding stocks as a case study. Annals of Applied Biology 160: 145-156.
Wang, T.L., Uauy, C., Robson, F. and Till, B. 2012. TILLING in extremis. Plant Biotechnology Journal in press.


Jain, S.H., Till, B.J., Suprasanna, P. and Roux, N. 2011. Mutations and cultivar development in banana, Chapter 10 In Banana Breeding: Progress and Challenges; CRC Press 203–218.
Lokko, Y., Mba, C., Spencer, M., Till, B.J. and Lagoda, P. 2011. Nanotechnology and synthetic biology: Potential in crop improvement, International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 9(3&4): 599-604.
Caligari, P.D.S., Forster, B.P., 2011. Plant breeding and crop improvement. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Maghuly, F., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Calari, A., Ramkat, R., Till, B.J., Laimer, M., 2011. Investigation of genetic variation in Jatropha curcas by Ecotilling and ISSR. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference. BMC Proceedings, ISSN 1753-6561.
Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Huynh, O.A., Bado, S., Matijevic, M., Till, B.T., 2011. Reverse-genetics by TILLING expands through the plant kingdom. Emirates Journal of Food and Agricutlure 23(4):290-300.


Mba, C., Afza, R., Bado, S. and Jain, S.M. 2010. Induced mutagenesis in plant using physical and chemical agents, Plant Cell Culture: Essential Methods. DOI: 10.1002/9780470686522.ch7.
Wang, T., Uauy, C., Till, B.J. and Liu, C.M. 2010. TILLING and associated technologies, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 52(11): 1027–1030.
Tadele, Z., Mba, C. and Till, B.J., 2010. TILLING for mutations in model plants and crops. In Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement, 2nd edition, Springer, Netherlands, 307-332.
Till, B.J., 2010. Mutation detection in plants by enzymatic mismatch cleavage. In The Handbook of Plant Mutagenesis and Mutant Screening (Mining of Natural and Induced Alleles), Wiley-Blackwell-VHC, Germany, 131-148.
Till, B.J., Jankowicz-Cieslak, J., Sagi, L., Huynh, O.A., Utsushi, H., Sweenen, R., Terauchi, R. and Mba, C., 2010. Discovery of nucleotide polymorphisms in the Musa gene pool by Ecotilling. In Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 121(7): 1381-1389.
Lamien, C.E., Lelenta, M., Goger, W., Silber, R., Tuppurainen, E., Matijevic, M., Luckins, A.G. and Diallo, A., 2010. Real time PCR method for simultaneous detection, quantitation and differentiation of capripoxviruses.


Xu, X.H., Zhao, H.J., Liu, Q.L., Frank, T., Engel, K.H., An, G.H. and Shu, Q.Y., 2009. Mutations of the multi-drug resistance-associated protein ABC transporter gene 5 result in reduction of phytic acid in rice seeds. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 119(1): 75-83.
Yuan, F.J., Zhu, D.H., Deng, B., Fu, X.J., Dong, D.K., Zhu, S.L., Li, B.Q. and Shu, Q.Y., 2009. Effects of two low phytic acid mutations on seed quality and nutritional traits in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr). J. Agric. Food Chem. 57 (9) pp 3632-3638.


Roux, N., Baurens, F.C., Dolezel, J., Hribova, E., Heslop-Harrison, J.S., Town, C., Sasaki, T., Matsumoto, T., Aert, R., Remy, S., Souza, M. and Lagoda, P.J.L., 2008. Genomics of banana and plantain (Musa spp.), Major Staple Crops in the Tropics. Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants (Moore, P. and Ming, R. Eds.). Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Modles Vol.1.:83-111.
Zhao, H.J., Ren, X.L., Liu, Q.L., Wu, D.X. and Shu, Q.Y., 2008. Gene identification and allele-specific marker development for two allelic low phytic acid mutations in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Molecular Breeding 22: 603-62.
Fu, H.W., Y.F. Li and Q.Y. Shu, 2008. A revisit of mutation induction by gamma rays in rice (Oryza sativa L.): Implications on microsatellite markers for quality control. Molecular Breeding (on-line), DOI 10.1007/s11032-008-9173-7.
Lokko, Y., J.V. Anderson, S. Rudd, A. Horvath, D. Mikel, M.A. Kim, L. Liu, A. Hernandez, A.G.O. Dixon and I.L. Ingelbrecht, 2007. Characterization on an 18,166 EST dataset for cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) enriched for drought-responsive genes. Plant Cell Report 26: 1605-1618.


Shu, Q.Y. and P.J.L. Lagoda, 2007. Mutation techniques for gene discovery and crop improvement. Molecular Plant Breeding, Vol. 5, pp. 193-195.
Miranda, M., C.C.S. Almeida and M. Guerra, 2007. Karyotype of Araucaria angustifolia and the decondensation/activation mode of its nucleolus organiser region. Australian Journal of botany, 55 (in press).
Miranda, M., S.G., Ralph, R. Mellway, R. White, M.C. Heath, J. Bohlmann and C.P. Constabel, 2007. The transcriptional response of hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa x P. deltoids) to infection by Melampsora medusae leaf rust involves induction of flavonoid pathway genes leading to the accumulation of proanthocyanidins. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 20 (in press).