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Esophageal Gland RNA-seq Resource of a Virulent and Avirulent Population of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines.

Tom Maier, Rick E. Masonbrink, Paramasivan Vijayapalani, Michael Gardner, Amanda D. Howland, Melissa Mitchum, and Thomas J. Baum.

MPMI, Published Online:26 Apr 2021https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-03-21-0051-A


Screening soybean cyst nematode effectors for their ability to suppress plant immunity

Gennady Pogorelko, Jianying Wang, Parijat S. Juvale, Melissa G. Mitchum, Thomas J. Baum.

Molecular Plant Pathology 21, 9 (2020): 1240-1247. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12972


The genome of the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) reveals complex patterns of duplications involved in the evolution of parasitism genes

Masonbrink, Rick E.; Maier, Tom R.; Muppirala, Usha; Seetharam, Arun S.; Lord, Etienne; Juvale, Parijat S.; Schmutz, Jeremy; Johnson, Nathan T.; Korkin, Dmitry; Mitchum, Melissa G.; Mimee, Benjamin; Eves-van den Akker, Sebastian; Hudson, Matthew; Severin, Andrew J.; and Baum, Thomas J.

BMC Genomics 20 (2019). 119. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5485-8.


SCNBase: a genomics portal for the soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines

Rick Masonbrink, Tom R Maier, Arun S Seetharam, Parijat S Juvale, Levi Baber, Thomas J Baum, Andrew J Severin

Database, Volume 2019, 2019, baz111, https://doi.org/10.1093/database/baz111


Re‐targeting of a plant defense protease by a cyst nematode effector

Pogorelko, Gennady V., Parijat S. Juvale, William B. Rutter, Marion Hütten, Thomas R. Maier, Tarek Hewezi, Judith Paulus et al.  

The Plant Journal 98 (2019): 1000-1014. doi: 10.1111/tpj.14295.


Heterodera glycines utilizes promiscuous spliced leaders and demonstrates a unique preference for a species-specific spliced leader over C. elegans SL1

Barnes, Stacey N., Rick E. Masonbrink, Thomas R. Maier, Arun Seetharam, Anoop S. Sindhu, Andrew J. Severin, and Thomas J. Baum.  

Scientific Reports 9 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37857-0.


Homeostasis in the soybean miRNA396–GRF network is essential for productive soybean cyst nematode infections

Noon, Jason B., Tarek Hewezi, and Thomas J. Baum.  

Journal of experimental botany 70, no. 5 (2019): 1653-1668. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz022.



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