Majid Foolad

Professor of Plant Genetics

Majid Foolad

Research Summary

Genetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.

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Lycopersicon Esculentum Tomatoes Phytophthora Infestans Quantitative Trait Loci Genes Breeding Population Fruit Lycopene Solanum Pimpinellifolium Solanum Heritability Genotype Alleles Genome Fruits Gas Chromatography Herbivory Volatile Organic Compounds Inbred Lines Drought Genotyping Domestication Screening Cultivars

Most Recent Papers

Induced Plant Defenses Against Herbivory in Cultivated and Wild Tomato

Sulav Paudel, Po An Lin, Majid R. Foolad, Jared Gregory Ali, Edwin George Rajotte, Gary Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 693-707

The tomato pan-genome uncovers new genes and a rare allele regulating fruit flavor

Lei Gao, Itay Gonda, Honghe Sun, Qiyue Ma, Kan Bao, Denise M. Tieman, Elizabeth A. Burzynski-Chang, Tara L. Fish, Kaitlin A. Stromberg, Gavin L. Sacks, Theodore W. Thannhauser, Majid R. Foolad, Maria Jose Diez, Jose Blanca, Joaquin Canizares, Yimin Xu, Esther van der Knaap, Sanwen Huang, Harry J. Klee, James J. Giovannoni, Zhangjun Fei, 2019, Nature Genetics on p. 1044-1051

Sequencing-based bin map construction of a tomato mapping population, facilitating high-resolution quantitative trait loci detection

Itay Gonda, Hamid Ashrafi, David A. Lyon, Susan R. Strickler, Amanda M. Hulse-Kemp, Qiyue Ma, Honghe Sun, Kevin Stoffel, Adrian F. Powell, Stephanie Futrell, Theodore W. Thannhauser, Zhangjun Fei, Allen E. Van Deynze, Lukas A. Mueller, James J. Giovannoni, Majid R. Foolad, 2019, Plant Genome

Genetic analysis of late blight resistance in a new RIL population of tomato derived from LB-resistant Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270443

Majid Foolad, 2019,

The modern tomato genome and a rare allele regulating fruit flavor revealed through pan-genome analysis

Majid Foolad, 2019, Nature Genetics

HS-SPME-GC-MS analyses of volatiles in plant populations-quantitating compound × individual matrix effects

Elizabeth A. Burzynski-Chang, Imelda Ryona, Bruce I. Reisch, Itay Gonda, Majid R. Foolad, James J. Giovannoni, Gavin L. Sacks, 2018, Molecules

Genetic analysis of late blight resistance in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270441

Matthew T. Sullenberger, Mengyuan Jia, Sihui Gao, Majid R. Foolad, 2018, Plant Breeding on p. 89-96

Genetic characterization of late blight resistance in Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 270442

Matthew Sullenberger, Majid Foolad, 2018, Adv Studies Biol on p. 13-32

Identification and mapping of late blight resistance quantitative trait loci in tomato accession PI 163245

Erik W. Ohlson, Hamid Ashrafi, Majid R. Foolad, 2018, Plant Genome

Quantifying compound × individual matrix effects in HS-SPME-GC-MS of plant populations

2018, Molecules on p. 23

Most-Cited Papers

The physiological, biochemical and molecular roles of brassinosteroids and salicylic acid in plant processes and salt tolerance

M. Ashraf, N. A. Akram, Richard N. Arteca, Majid R. Foolad, 2010, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences on p. 162-190

Potato and tomato late blight caused by phytophthora infestans

Marcin Nowicki, Majid R. Foolad, Marzena Nowakowska, Elzbieta U. Kozik, 2012, Plant disease on p. 4-17

Drought Tolerance. Roles of Organic Osmolytes, Growth Regulators, and Mineral Nutrients

M. Ashraf, N. A. Akram, F. Al-Qurainy, Majid R. Foolad, 2011, Advances in Agronomy on p. 249-296

Selective genotyping to identify late blight resistance genes in an accession of the tomato wild species Solanum pimpinellifolium

Heather L. Merk, Hamid Ashrafi, Majid R. Foolad, 2012, Euphytica on p. 63-75

Validation and fine mapping of lyc12.1, a QTL for increased tomato fruit lycopene content

Matthew P. Kinkade, Majid R. Foolad, 2013, Theoretical and Applied Genetics on p. 2163-2175

The tomato pan-genome uncovers new genes and a rare allele regulating fruit flavor

Lei Gao, Itay Gonda, Honghe Sun, Qiyue Ma, Kan Bao, Denise M. Tieman, Elizabeth A. Burzynski-Chang, Tara L. Fish, Kaitlin A. Stromberg, Gavin L. Sacks, Theodore W. Thannhauser, Majid R. Foolad, Maria Jose Diez, Jose Blanca, Joaquin Canizares, Yimin Xu, Esther van der Knaap, Sanwen Huang, Harry J. Klee, James J. Giovannoni, Zhangjun Fei, 2019, Nature Genetics on p. 1044-1051

Parent-offspring correlation estimate of heritability for late blight resistance conferred by an accession of the tomato wild species Solanum pimpinellifolium

Heather L. Merk, Majid R. Foolad, 2012, Plant Breeding on p. 203-210

Identification of novel quantitative trait loci for increased lycopene content and other fruit quality traits in a tomato recombinant inbred line population

Hamid Ashrafi, Matthew P. Kinkade, Heather L. Merk, Majid R. Foolad, 2012, Molecular Breeding on p. 549-567

Detached-leaflet evaluation of tomato germplasm for late blight resistance and its correspondence to field and greenhouse screenings

Majid R. Foolad, Matthew T. Sullenberger, Hamid Ashrafi, 2015, Plant disease on p. 718-722

Heritability of late blight resistance in tomato conferred by Solanum pimpinellifolium accession PI 224710

Erik W. Ohlson, Majid R. Foolad, 2015, Plant Breeding on p. 461-467