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Department of Plant Pathology

Yue Jin


Yue Jin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Minnesota

495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN, 55108

phone: 612-625-5291

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cereal Disease Laboratory, USDA-ARS
Biology and Population Genetics of Cereal Rust Fungi

My main research interests are in biology and population genetics of cereal rust fungi and host resistance to rusts in wheat and barley. I conduct nationwide surveys and monitoring of the race composition of the stem rust pathogen Puccinia graminis and investigate forces causing race dynamics in the stem rust populations. I conduct research in wheat and barley improvement by evaluating critical breeding germplasm, identifying new sources of resistance, and investigating the genetics of resistance. I also investigate the diversity of Fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat.

Selected Publications:

Jin, Y., and R. Singh. 2006. Resistance to recent eastern African stem rust isolates with virulence to Sr31 in US wheat. Plant Dis. 90:476-480.

Jin, Y., R.P. Singh, R.W. Ward, R. Wanyera, M.G. Kinyua, P. Njau, T. Fetch, Jr., Z.A. Pretorius, and A. Yahyaoui. 2007. Characterization of seedling infection types and adult plant infection responses of monogenic Sr gene lines to race TTKS of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. Plant Dis. 91:1096-1099.

Jin, Y. and B.J. Steffenson. 1994. Inheritance of resistance to Puccinia hordei in cultivated and wild barley. J. Heredity 85:451-454.

Jin, Y. and B.J. Steffenson. 1999. Puccinia coronata var. hordei var. nov: morphology and pathogenicity. Mycologia 91:877-884.

Jin, Y., L.J. Szabo, and M. Carson. 2010. Century-old mystery of Puccinia striiformis life history solved with the identification of Berberis as an alternate host. Phytopathology 100:432-435.

Jin, Y., L.J. Szabo, Z.A. Pretorius, R.P. Singh, R. Ward, and T. Fetch, Jr. 2008. Detection of virulence to resistance gene Sr24 within race TTKS of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. Plant Dis. 92:923-926.

Jin, Y., L. Szabo, M. Rouse, T. Fetch, Jr., Z.A. Pretorius, R. Wanyera, and P. Njau. 2009. Detection of virulence to resistance gene Sr36 within race TTKS lineage of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. Plant Dis. 93:367-370.