Lovely Mae F. Lawas, Mohamed O. Kamileen, C. Robin Buell, Sarah E. O’Connor, Courtney P. Leisner (2023) Transcriptome-based identification and functional characterization of iridoid synthase involved in monotropein biosynthesis in blueberry. Plant Direct: 7:e512. DOI: 10.1002/pld3.512.

Leisner CP Potnis N, Sanz-Saez A (2023) Crosstalk and trade-offs: Plant responses to climate change-associated abiotic and biotic stress. Invited Review. Plant Cell & Environment: 1-18.


Keshishian E, Cliver B, McLaughlin, W, Hallmark, H, Plackova, L, Novak O, Goertzen L, Cobine P, Leisner CP, Rashotte A (2022) Cytokinin response factor 2 is involved in modulating salt stress response. The Plant Journal 9: 1097-1110.

Edger PP, Iorizzo M, Bassil NV, Benevenuto J, Ferrao F, Giongo L, Hummer K, Leisner CP, Lawas LMFp, Li C, Munoz P, et al., (2022) There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research 9: uhac083.

Rossi G , Woods FM, Leisner CP (2022) Determination of total phenolic, flavonoid and anthocyanin content in a diversity panel of blueberry. HortScience 57(8): 901-909



Colle M, Leisner CP, Wai CM, Ou S, Bird KA, Wang J, Wisecaver JH, Yocca AE, Callow P, Ben-Zvi G, Brodt A, Baruch K, Swale T, Shiue L, Song G-q, Childs KL, Shilmiller A, Vorsa N, Buell CR, VanBuren R, Jiang N, Edger PP (2019) Subgenome dominance and evolution of phytonutrient pathways in allopolyploid blueberry. Gigascience 8: 1-15.


Wu S, Zhang B, Keyhaninejad N, Rodriguez GR, Kim HJ, Chakrabarti M, Illa-Berenguer E, Taitano NK, Gonzalo MJ, Diaz A, Pan Y, Leisner CP, Halterman D, Buell CR, Weng Y, Jansky S, Monforte AJ, Meulia T, van der Knaap E (2018) A novel mechanism underlies morphological diversification in plants. Nature Communications 9: 4374-4386.

Winkler, J.A., Soldo, L., Tang, Y. et al. Potential impacts of climate change on storage conditions for commercial agriculture: an example for potato production in Michigan. Climatic Change 151, 275–287 (2018).

Leisner CP, Hamilton JP, Crisovan E, Marand AP, Manrique-Carpintero NC, Newton L, Pham GM, Jiang J, Douches DS, Jansky SH, Buell CR (2018) Genome sequence of M6, a diploid inbred clone of the high glycoalkaloid-producing tuber-bearing potato species Solanum chacoense, reveals high residual heterozygosity. The Plant Journal 94: 562-570.


Marand AP, Jansky SH, Zhao H, Leisner CP, Zhu X, Zeng Z, Crisovan E, Newton L, Hamernik AJ, Veilleux RE, Buell CR, Jiang J (2017) Meiotic crossovers are associated with open chromatin and enriched with Stowaway transposons in potato. Genome Biology 18: 203.






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