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Dr. Barbara Liedl

Associate Research Professor
Agricultural & Environmental Research Station

Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute
100 Toney House
West Virginia State University
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone 304-932-0843
FAX: 304-204-4326
email: liedlbe@wvstateu.edu

1989 Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Major: Horticulture, Minor: Genetics
1985 M.S. University of Minnesota, Major: Plant Breeding; Minor: Plant Physiology
1982 B.S. Purdue University, Horticultural Production

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH INTERESTS
Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Reproductive Barriers,
Speciation, Sustainable Agriculture

RESEARCH PROGRAM
There are three research areas I am involved with:

1) Tomato Breeding: development of insect and disease resistant hydroponic greenhouse tomato varieties that are adapted to the North American climate and has better fruit quality characters.

2) Plant Reproductive Barriers: Understanding how genes, genomes and cytoplasms affect and/or interact to prevent or promote fertilization and seed development in plants.

WVSU Bioplex Field and Greenhouse Research Team
John Bombaridere – Bioplex Assistant Manager
Melissa Williams – Greenhouse Manager/ Agricultural Specialist
Mandy Cummins – Undergraduate Research Assistant
Amanda Young - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jason Cable - Undergraduate Research Assistant

TEACHING INTERESTS
Introductory Biology, General Botany, Genetics, Biotechnology

DIRECTED STUDENT RESEARCH
West Virginia State University

Mandy Cummins conducted research use of thermophilic anaerobic digester liquid effluent as an alternative fertilizer for lettuce and tomato hydroponic production, 2003-2004.


Central College
Tim Gunderson conducted research on the effectiveness of juice from unripe American pokeweed berries (Phytolacca decandra) as a molluscicide for zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), 2000-2001

Matthew Webster studied "RNA and sequence comparisons of S genes from self compatible and self incompatible Lycopersicon species", 1999-2000

Angela Haas conducted honors research on "Implementation of the National Science Education Standards by High School Life Science Teachers in the State of Iowa", 1998-1999.

Mathew Severidt conducted research on "GFP as a Reporter to Examine Pollen Development in Flowering Plants", 1998-1999.

Robert Thompson was involved with the "Isolation and Characterization of Genes involved in Aromatic Acid Biosynthesis in Zea mays". This project is being done at Pioneer Hybrid International, 1998-1999.

Angela Dralle conducted honors research on "Science in Governmental Decision Making: Assessing the Adequacy and Accessibility of Information in the Federal Judicial and Legislative Branches of the United States Government". This project was co-advised by Drs. Barbara Liedl & Jim Zaffiro, 1997-1998

Adam Dupuy conducted honors research on "Sequence Determination and Comparison of S-gene Related Fragments of Lycopersicon esculentum", 1996-1997

GRANTS
2003-2005. "Revving Up Biotechnology Instruction at West Virginia State College" from the 1890 Institution Teaching Capacity Building Program at USDA/CSREES for $198,322

PUBLICATIONS
Book Chapters
Liedl, B. E., N. O. Anderson. (1993). Reproductive barriers: identification, uses and circumvention. Plant Breeding Reviews 11:11-154.

Mutschler, M. A., B. E. Liedl. (1994). Interspecific Crossing Barriers in Lycopersicon and their Relationship to Self-Incompatibility, pp. 164-188. In: Genetic Control of Self-incompatibility and Reproductive Development in Flowering Plants, E. G. Williams, A. E. Clarke and R. B. Knox (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Referred Journals
Liedl, B. E., N. O. Anderson. (1986). SIGMAS-1: a software program for self-incompatibility genetic modeling. J. Heredity 77:480.

Liedl, B. E., T. Kosier, S. L. Desborough. (1987). HPLC isolation and nutritional value of a major tuber protein. Amer. Potato J. 64:545-558.

Anderson, N. O., B. E. Liedl, P. D. Ascher, R. E. Widmer, S. L. Desborough. (1988). Evaluating self incompatibility in Chrysanthemum: The influence of ovule number. Sex. Plant Reprod. 1:173-181.

Anderson, N. O., B. E. Liedl, P. D. Ascher, S. L. Desborough. (1989). Distinguishing between self incompatibility and other reproductive barriers in plants using male (MCC) and female (FCC) coefficient of crossability. Sex. Plant Reprod. 2:116-126.

Liedl, B. E., M. B. Taylor, S. L. Desborough. (1989). Development of a rapid-cycling population of Solanum tuberosum Group phureja. Amer. Potato J. 66:557-561.

Liedl, B. E., S. McCormick, M. A. Mutschler. (1993). A clearing technique for histochemical localization of GUS activity in pollen tubes and ovules of Lycopersicon. Plant Mol. Biol. Reporter 11:194-201.

Liedl, B. E., N. O. Anderson. (1994). Statistical differentiation between self incompatibility and pseudo-self compatibility in Petunia hybrida Hort. using female and male coefficient of crossability. Sex. Plant Reprod. 7:229-238.

Ingersoll, J. C., M. Rothenberg, B. E. Liedl, K. Folkerts, D. Garvin, M. R. Hanson, J. J. Doyle, M. A. Mutschler. (1994). A novel anther-expressed adh-homologous gene in Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant Mol. Biol. 26:1875-1891.

Liedl, B. E., D. M. Lawson, J. A. Shapiro, K. K.White, D. E. Cohen, W. G. Carson, J. T. Trumble, M. A. Mutschler. (1995). Acylsugars of wild tomato Lycopersicon pennellii (Corr.) D'Arcy alters settling and reduces oviposition of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 88:742-748.

Liu, S.-C., B. E. Liedl, M. A. Mutschler. (1995). Alterations of the manifestations of hybrid breakdown in Lycopersicon esulentum x L. pennellii F2 populations containing L. esculentum versus L. pennellii cytoplasm. Sexual Plant Reproduction 8(6):361-368.

Mutschler, M. A., R. W. Doerge, S.-C. Liu, J. P. Kuai, B. E. Liedl, J. A. Shapiro. (1996). QTL analysis of pest resistance in the wild tomato, Lycopersicon pennellii: QTL controlling acylsugar level and composition. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 92:709-718.

Liedl, B. E., S. McCormick, M. A. Mutschler. (1996) Unilateral incongruity is distinct from self-incompatibility in expression, timing and location in crosses involving Lycopersicon pennellii and L. esculentum. Sexual Plant Reproduction 9(5): 299-307

COURSES TAUGHT AT WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Principles of Biology (Biol 101)
Plants and Animals (Biol 102)
General Botany (Biol 205)
Genetics (Biol 360)

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