Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Dr. Roger Wise

Dr. Roger Wise

  Dr. Roger Wise
Professor - USDA Collaborator

411 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-9756

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Educational Background

B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University
Ph.D., Genetics, Michigan State University
Postdoctoral, Molecular Biology, University of Florida           
Postdoctoral, Molecular Biology, Max-Planck-Institut, Köln, Germany

Research Areas

Molecular Biology


Dash, S, J Van Hemert, L Hong, RP Wise, and JA Dickerson. 2012. PLEXdb: gene expression resources for plants and plant pathogens. Nucleic Acids Research (2012) 40 (D1): D1194-D1201. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr938.

Meyer, J, D Pei, and RP Wise. 2011. Rf8-mediated T-urf13 transcript accumulation coincides with a pentatricopeptide repeat cluster on maize chromosome 2L. The Plant Genome 4(3): 283-299.

Moscou, MJ, N Lauter, RA Caldo, D Nettleton, and RP Wise. 2011. Quantitative and temporal definition of the Mla transcriptional regulon during barley-powdery mildew interactions. Mol Plant Microbe Interactions 24:6, 694-705 DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-09-10-0211.

Moscou, MJ, N Lauter, B Steffenson, and RP Wise.. 2011. Quantitative and qualitative stem rust resistance factors in barley are associated with transcriptional repression of defense regulons. PLoS Genetics 7(7): e1002208. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002208.

Xi, L, MJ Moscou, Y Meng, W Xu, RA Caldo, M Shaver, D Nettleton, and RP Wise. 2009. Transcript-based cloning of RRP46, a regulator of rRNA processing and R-gene-independent cell death in barley – powdery mildew interactions. The Plant Cell 21(10): 3280–3295.

Kronmiller BA and RP Wise. 2009. Computational finishing of large sequence contigs reveals interspersed nested repeats and gene islands in the rf1-associated region of maize. Plant Physiology 151:483-95.

Meng, Y, MJ Moscou and RP Wise. 2009. Blufensin1 negatively impacts basal defense in response to barley powdery mildew. Plant Physiology 149: 271-285.

Hu, P, Y Meng, and RP Wise. 2009. Functional contribution of chorismate synthase, anthranilate synthase, and chorismate mutase to penetration resistance in barley-powdery mildew interactions. Mol Plant-Microbe Interactions 22(3): 311-320.

Schreiber A, T Sutton, R Caldo, E Kalashyan, B Lovell, G Mayo, G Muehlbauer, A Druka, R Waugh, RP Wise, P Langridge, and U Baumann. 2009. Comparative transcriptomics in the Triticeae. BMC Genomics 10:285

Potokina, E, A Druka, Z Luo, M Moscou, R Wise, R Waugh, and M Kearsey. 2008. Tissue-dependent limited pleiotropy affects gene expression in barley. Plant Journal 56(2): 287-296.

Kronmiller, BA and RP Wise. 2008. TEnest: Automated chronological annotation and visualization of maize nested transposable elements. Plant Physiology 146: 45-59. 

Potokina, E, A Druka, ZW Luo, R Wise, R Waugh, and MJ Kearsey. 2008. eQTL analysis of 16,000 barley genes reveals a complex pattern of genome wide transcriptional regulation. The Plant Journal 53(1): 90-101.

Wise, RP, MJ Moscou, AJ Bogdanove, and SA Whitham. 2007. Transcript Profiling in Host – Pathogen Interactions. Ann. Review of Phytopathology 45: 329-369.

Caldo RA, D Nettleton, J Peng, and RP Wise. 2006. Stage-specific suppression of basal defense discriminates barley plants containing fast- and delayed-acting Mla powdery mildew resistance alleles. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19(9): 939-947.

Druka, A, G Muehlbauer, I Druka, R Caldo, U Baumann, N Rostoks, A Schreiber, R Wise, T Close, A Kleinhofs, A Graner, A Schulman, P Langridge, K Sato, P Hayes, J McNicol, D Marshall and R Waugh. 2006. An atlas of gene expression from seed to seed through barley development. Functional and Integrative Genomics 6: 202-211.

Halterman, DA and RP Wise. 2006. Upstream open reading frames of the barley Mla13 powdery mildew resistance gene function co-operatively to down-regulate translation. Molecular Plant Pathology 7(3): 167-176.

Caldo, RA, D Nettleton and RP Wise. 2004. Interaction-dependent gene expression in Mla-specified response to barley powdery mildew. Plant Cell 16: 2514-2528.

Halterman, D and RP Wise. 2004. A single amino acid substitution in the sixth leucine-rich repeat of barley MLA6 and MLA13 alleviates dependence on RAR1 for disease resistance signaling. Plant Journal 38: 215-226.

Close, TJ, S Wanamaker, R Caldo, SM Turner, DA Ashlock, JA Dickerson, RA Wing, GJ Muehlbauer, A Kleinhofs and RP Wise. 2004. A new resource for cereal genomics: 22K barley GeneChip comes of age. Plant Physiology 134: 960-968.

Halterman, D, F Wei, and RP Wise. 2003. Powdery mildew induced Mla mRNAs are alternatively spliced and contain multiple upstream open reading frames. Plant Physiology 131: 558-567.

Wei, F, R Wing, and RP Wise. 2002. Genome dynamics and evolution of the Mla (powdery mildew) resistance locus in barley. Plant Cell 14: 1903-1917.


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