Publications

P Tanger, S Klassen, JP Mojica, JT Lovell, BT Moyers, M Baraoidan, MEB Naredo, KL McNally, J Poland, DR Bush, H Leung, JE Leach, JK McKay. 2017. Field-based high throughput phenotyping rapidly identifies genomic regions controlling yield components in rice. Scientific Reports, in press

JP Mojica, J Mullen, JT Lovell, JG Monroe, JR Paul, CG Oakley, JK McKay. 2016. Genetics of water use physiology in locally adapted Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Science 251:12-22.

JG Monroe, C McGovern, JR Lasky, K Grogan, J Beck, JK McKay. 2016. Adaptation to warmer climates by parallel functional evolution of CBF genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology 25:3632-3644

RS Fletcher, D Hermann, JL Mullen, Q Li, DR Schrider, N Price, J Lin, K Grogan, A Kern, JK McKay. 2016. Identification of polymorphisms associated with drought adaptation QTL in Brassica napus by resequencing. G3 6: 793-803. DOI: 10.1534/g3.115.021279

M Zhu, JG Monroe, Y Suhail, F Villiers, JL Mullen, D Pater, F Hauser, BW Jeon, JS Bader, JM Kwak, JI Schroeder, JK McKay, SM Assmann. 2016. Molecular and systems approaches towards drought-tolerant canola crops. New Phytologist 210: 1169–1189

JT Lovell, JL Mullen, DB Lowry, K Awole, JH Richards, S Sen, PE Verslues, TE Juenger, JK McKay. 2015. Exploiting differential gene expression and epistasis to discover candidate genes for drought-associated QTLs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 27:969-83. doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00122

HM Easlon, E Carlisle, JK McKay, AJ Bloom. 2015. Does low stomatal conductance enhance growth at elevated CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana? Plant Physiology, in press. PDF

Shafer ABA, Wolf JBW, Alves PC, Bergström L, Bruford MW, Brännström I, Colling G, Dalén L, De Meester L, Ekblom R, Fawcett KD, Fior S, Hajibabaei M, Hill JA, Hoezel AR, Höglund J, Jensen EL, Krause J, Kristensen TN, Krützen M, McKay JK, Norman AJ, Ogden R, Österling EM, Ouborg NJ, Piccolo J, Popovic D, Primmer CR, Reed FA, Roumet M, Salmona J, Schenekar T, Schwartz MK, Segelbacher G, Senn H, Thaulow J, Valtonen M, Veale A, Vergeer P, Vijay N, Vilà C, Weissensteiner M, Wennerström L, Wheat CW, Zieli?ski P. 2015. Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology & Evolution DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.11.009. PDF

RS Fletcher, JL Mullen, A Heiliger, JK McKay. 2014. QTL analysis of root morphology, flowering time and yield reveals tradeoffs in response to drought in Brassica napus. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi:10.1093/jxb/eru423. PDF

JT Lovell, K Grogan, T Sharbel, JK McKay. 2014. Mating system and environmental variation drive patterns of adaptation in Boechera spatifolia (Brassicaceae). Molecular Ecology, in press. PDF

G Reuning, WL Bauerle, JL Mullen, JK McKay. 2014. Combining quantitative trait loci analysis with physiological models to predict genotype specific transpiration rates. Plant, Cell and Environment, 38: 710-7. doi: 10.1111/pce.12429. PDF

AM Kenney, JK McKay, JH Richards, TE Juenger. 2014. Direct and indirect selection on flowering time, water-use efficiency (WUE, d13C), and WUE plasticity to drought in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecology and Evolution, in press. PDF

Des Marais DL, Auchincloss LC, Sukamtoh E, McKay JK, Logan T, Richards JH, Juenger TE. 2014. Variation in MPK12 affects water use efficiency in Arabidopsis and reveals a pleiotropic link between guard cell size and ABA response. Proceedings National Academy Sciences USA 111: 2836-2841. PDF

J Ågren, CG Oakley, JK McKay, JT Lovell, DW Schemske. 2013. Genetic mapping of adaptation reveals fitness trade-offs in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 21077-21082. PDF

J-N Enjalbert, S Zheng, JJ Johnson, JL Mullen, PF Byrne, JK McKay. 2013. Brassicaceae germplasm diversity for agronomic and seed quality traits under drought stress. Industrial Crops and Products 47: 176-185. PDF

KJ Rice, JD Gerlach, AR Dyer, JK McKay. 2013. Evolutionary ecology along invasion fronts of the annual grass Aegilops triuncialis. Biological Invasions 15: 2531-2545. PDF

RS Fletcher, JL Mullen, S Yoder, WL Bauerle, G Reuning, S Sen, E Meyer, TE Juenger, JK McKay. 2013. Development of a next-generation NIL library in Arabidopsis thaliana for dissecting complex traits. BMC Genomics 14: 655. PDF

Lowry, D. B., T. L. Logan, L. Santuari, C. S. Hardtke, J. H. Richards, L. J. DeRose-Wilson, J. K. McKay, S. Sen, T. E. Juenger. 2013. Expression QTL mapping across water availability environments reveals contrasting associations with genomic features in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Cell. PDF

HM Easlon, KS Nemali, JH Richards, DT Hanson, TE Juenger, JK McKay. 2013. The physiological basis for genetic variation in water use efficiency in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynthesis Research. PDF

JT Lovell, TE Juenger, S Michaels, JR Lasky, A Platt, JH Richards, X Yu, S Sen, JK McKay. 2013. Protagonistic pleiotropy of FRIGIDA promotes adaptation and positive assortative mating. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 1043. PDF

BF Econopoly, JK McKay, P Westra, SD Reid, AL Helm, PF Byrne. 2013. Phenotypic diversity of Aegilops cylindrica (jointed goatgrass) accessions from the western United States under irrigated and dryland conditions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 164: 244-251. PDF

J Mei, Y Ding, K Lu, D Wei, Y Liu, JO Disi, J Li, L Liu, S Liu, JK McKay, W Qian. 2012. Identification of genomic regions involved in resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum from wild Brassica oleracea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, in press. PDF

JR Lasky, JK McKay, JH Richards, TE Juenger, TH Keitt. 2012. The role of geography, climate and phenology in explaining genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology 22: 5512-29. PDF

WC Funk, JK McKay, PA Hohenlohe, FW Allendorf. 2012. Harnessing genomics for delineating conservation units. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 489-96 PDF

S Wang, E Meyer, JK McKay, and MV Matz.. 2012. 2b-Rad: A simple and flexible method for genome-wide genotyping. Nature Methods 9: 808-810. PDF

DL Des Marais, JK McKay, JH Richards, S Sen, T Wayne, and TE Juenger. 2012. Physiological genomics of response to soil drying in diverse Arabidopsis accessions. The Plant Cell 24:3 893-914. PDF

JK McKay, JE Leach. 2011. Linkage illuminates a complex genome. Nature Biotechnology 29: 717-718. PDF

BF Econopoly, JK McKay, P Westra, NLV Lapitan, PL Chapman, PF Byrne. 2011. Backcrossing provides an avenue for gene introgression from wheat to jointed goatgrass in the Great Plains. Weed Science 59: 188-194. PDF

CE Jahn, J Stephens, DR Bush, H Leung, JK McKay, JE Leach. 2011. Genetic variation in biomass traits among 20 diverse rice varieties. Plant Physiology 155: 157-168. PDF

H Meimberg, NF Milan, M Karatassiou, EK Espeland, JK McKay, KJ Rice. 2010. Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops triuncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils. Molecular Ecology 19: 5308-5319. PDF

TE Juenger, S Sen, E Bray, E Stahl, T Wayne, JK McKay, JH Richards. 2010. Exploring genetic and expression differences between physiologically extreme ecotypes: comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression studies of Kas-1 and Tsu-1 accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant, Cell and Environment 33: 1268-84. PDF

AR Dyer, CS Brown, EK Espeland, JK McKay, H Meimberg, KJ Rice. 2010. The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants. Evolutionary Applications 3: 179-192. PDF

Gerlach, J.D., B.S. Bushman, J.K. McKay, H. Meimberg. 2009. Taxonomic Confusion Permits the Unchecked Invasion of Vernal Pools in California by Low Mannagrass (Glyceria declinata). Invasive Plant Science and Management, 2: 92-97. PDF

Meimberg, H., K.J. Rice, N.F. Milan, C.C. Njoku, J.K. McKay. 2009. Multiple Origins Promote the Ecological Amplitude of Allopolyploid Aegilops (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany, 96(7): 1262-1273. PDF

McKay, J.K., J.R. Stinchcombe. 2008. Ecological Genomics of Model Eukaryotes. Evolution, 62: 2954-2957. PDF

McKay, J.K., J.H. Richards, K.S. Nemali, S. Sen, T. Mitchell-Olds, S. Boles, E.A. Stahl, T. Wayne, T.E. Juenger. 2008. Genetics of drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana II. QTL analysis of a new mapping population, Kas-1 x Tsu-1. Evolution, 62: 3014-3026. PDF

Christman M.A., J.H. Richards, J.K. McKay, E.A. Stahl, T.E. Juenger, L.A. Donovan. 2008. Genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana for night-time leaf conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment, 31: 1170-1178. PDF

Lau J., A. McCall, K. Davies , J.K. McKay, J. Wright. 2008. Herbivores and edaphic factors constrain the realized niche of a native plant. Ecology 89: 754–762. PDF

Ghalambor, C., J.K. McKay, S. Carroll, D. Reznick. 2007. Adaptive versus non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the potential for contemporary adaptation in new environments. Functional Ecology 21: 394–407. PDF

Meimberg, H., T. Abele, C. Bräuchler, J.K. McKay, P.L. Pérez de Paz and G. Heubl. 2007. Molecular evidence for adaptive radiation of Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) on the Canary Islands as inferred from chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequences and ISSR fingerprint data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41: 566-578. PDF

Wright, J., K. Davies, J. Lau*, A. McCall* and J.K. McKay. 2006. Experimental determination of the niche reveals the importance of local adaptation in a species with broad tolerance. Ecology, 87: 2433-2439. PDF

Juenger, T.E., T. Wayne, S. Boles, V. Symonds, J.K. McKay and S. J. Coughlan. 2006. Natural genetic variation in whole-genome expression in Arabidopsis thaliana: the impact of physiological QTL introgression. Molecular Ecology>15: 1351-1365. PDF

Meimberg, H., J. Hammond*, C. Jorgensen*, T. Park*, K.J. Rice and J.K. McKay. 2006. Molecular evidence for an extreme genetic bottleneck during introduction of an invading grass to California. Biological Invasions 8: 1355- 1366. PDF

McKay, J.K., C. Christian*, S. Harrison, and K.J. Rice. 2005. “How local is local?” Practical and conceptual Issues in the genetics of restoration. Restoration Ecology 13: 432-440. PDF

Forister*, M. and J.K. McKay. 2005. Post-Modern Speciation. Book Review of Speciation by J.A. Coyne and H.A. Orr. Ecology 86: 808-809.

Juenger, T., J.K. McKay, N. Hausman, J.H. Richards, E. Simms, T. Dawson and S. Sen. 2005. Identification and characterization of physiological QTL in Arabidopsis thaliana:δ13C, stomatal conductance, and plant performance. Plant, Cell and Environment 28: 697-708. PDF

Martin*, P.R. and J.K. McKay. 2004. Latitudinal variation in genetic divergence of populations and the potential for future speciation. Evolution58: 938-945. PDF

McKay, J.K., J.H. Richards, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2003. Genetics of drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana. I. Pleiotropy contributes to genetic correlations among ecological traits. Molecular Ecology 12: 1137-1151. PDF

McKay, J.K.and R.G. Latta. 2002. Adaptive population divergence: markers, QTL and traits. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 285-291. PDF

Sexton*, J.P., J.K. McKay and A. Sala. 2002. Ecological genetics of the invasive shrub, Tamarix ramosissima, at latitudinal extremes. Ecological Applications 12: 1652-1660. PDF

Latta, R.G. and J.K. McKay. 2002. Genetic population divergence: markers and traits. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 501-502. PDF

McKay, J.K., J.G. Bishop, J.Z. Lin, A. Sala, J.H. Richards, and T. Mitchell-Olds. 2001. Local adaptation across a climatic gradient despite small effective population size in the rare sapphire rockcress. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences 268: 1715-1721. PDF

Bradshaw, H.D., K.G. Otto, B.E. Frewen, J.K. McKay and D.W. Schemske. 1998. Quantitative trait loci affecting differences in floral morphology between two species of monkeyflower (Mimulus). Genetics 149: 367-382. PDF

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