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Christie E Williams


  • Adjunct Associate Professor

Awards & Honors

(2006) Journal Cover Article. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.

(2006) Outstanding Merit Award. USDA-ARS.

(2003) Service Award. USDA/ARS.

(2000) Purdue Agriculture Team Award. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Changes in properties of the wheat leaf cuticle during interactions with Hessian fly.. (2010). Plant Journal, 63.

Yu, G., Williams, C., Harris, M., Cai, X., Mergoum, M., & Xu, S. (2010). Development and validation of molecular markers closely linked to H32 for resistance to Hessian fly in wheat.. Crop Science, 50, 1325-1332.

Liu, X. (2010). Reactive oxygen species are involved in plant defense against a gall midge.. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 152, 958-999.

Ultrastructural changes in the midgut of Hessian fly larvae feeding on resistant wheat.. (2010). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56.

Shreve, J., Shukle, R., Subramanyam, S., Johnson, A., Schemerhorn, B., Williams, C., & Stuart, J. (2013). A genome-wide survey of small interfering RNA and microRNA pathway genes in a galling insect.. Journal of Insect Physiology, 59, 367-376.

Khajuria, C., Williams, C., El Bouhssini, M., Whitworth, R., Richards, R., Stuart, J., & Chen, M. (2013). Deep sequencing and genome-wide analysis reveals the expansion of MicroRNA genes in the gall midge Mayetiola destructor.. BMC Genomics, 14, 187-197.

Subramanyam, S., Cheng, C., Shukle, J., & Williams, C. (2013). Hessian fly larval attack triggers elevated expression of disease resistance dirigent-like protein-encoding gene, HfrDir, in resistant wheat.. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 7, 389-402.

Baluch, S., Ohm, H., Shukle, J., & Williams, C. (2012). Obviation of wheat resistance to the Hessian fly through systemic Induced susceptibility.. J. Economic Entomology, 105(1), 642-650.

Xu, S., Chu, C., Harris, M., & Williams, C. (2011). Comparative analysis of genetic background in eight near-isogenic wheat lines with different H genes conferring resistance to Hessian fly.. Genome, 54, 81-89.

Shukle, R., Subramanyam, S., & Williams, C. (2011). Effects of antinutrient proteins on Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) larvae.. J. Insect Physiology, 58(1), 41-48.