Vales, Maria Isabel individual record
Associate Professor
overview

Dr. Vales leads the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program. The goal of the Program is to develop high yielding potato varieties, mainly for the fresh and chipping markets, adapted to Texas growing conditions. She combines conventional and molecular tools to enhance the efficiency of potato breeding efforts and to maximize genetic gains from selection.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles63
  • Gautam, S., Solis-Gracia, N., Teale, M. K., Mandadi, K., Silva, J., & Vales, M. I. (2021). Development of an in vitro Microtuberization and Temporary Immersion Bioreactor System to Evaluate Heat Stress Tolerance in Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.). Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, 700328.
  • Pandey, J., Scheuring, D. C., Koym, J. W., Coombs, J., Novy, R. G., Thompson, A. L., ... Vales, M. I. (2021). Genetic diversity and population structure of advanced clones selected over forty years by a potato breeding program in the USA. Sci Rep. 11(1), 8344.
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  • Vigue, S. J., Scheuring, D. C., Koym, J. W., Rush, C. M., Workneh, F., Tamborindeguy, C., ... Vales, M. I. (2020). Identification of Tetraploid Potato Clones with Good Processing Quality among Genotypes with Reduced Zebra Chip Disease Symptomatology. American Journal of Potato Research. 97(6), 565-579.
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  • Chappell, A. L., Koym, J. W., Scheuring, D. C., Miller, J. C., & Vales, M. I. (2020). Incorporation of Mannitol in Tissue Culture Media for Long-Term Storage of Potatoes at Moderately Low Temperature and Effect on Subsequent Micropropagation. American Journal of Potato Research. 97(4), 439-446.
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  • Morey, R., Ermolenkov, A., Payne, W. Z., Scheuring, D. C., Koym, J. W., Vales, M. I., & Kurouski, D. (2020). Non-invasive identification of potato varieties and prediction of the origin of tuber cultivation using spatially offset Raman spectroscopy. Anal Bioanal Chem. 412(19), 4585-4594.
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Chapters2
  • (2018). Development and Commercialization of CMS Pigeonpea Hybrids. Plant Breeding Reviews. 103-167. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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  • Hayes, P. M., Marquez‐Cedillo, L., Mundt, C. C., Richardson, K., & Vales, M. I. (2008). Perspectives on Finding and using Quantitative Disease Resistance Genes in Barley. Plant Breeding: The Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium. 182-200. Blackwell Publishing.
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Conference Papers7
  • Marconi, T., Bhandari, M., Vales, M. I., & Landivar, J (2020). Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Based High Throughput Phenotyping (HTP) to Assess Correlations between Potato Crop Growth and Yield. HORTSCIENCE. 55(9), S290-S290.
  • Pandey, J., Scheuring, D. C., Koym, J. W., Chappell, A., Jr, M., Coombs, J., Douches, D. S., & Vales, M. I. (2019). Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Based Fingerprinting of the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Collection. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S316-S316.
  • Pandey, J., Scheuring, D. C., Koym, J. W., Chappell, A., Jr, M., Coombs, J., Douches, D. S., & Vales, M. I. (2019). Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Based Fingerprinting of the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Collection. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), S316-S316.
  • Vigue, S., Tamborindeguy, C., Scheuring, D. C., Chappell, A., Koym, J. W., Jr, M., & Vales, M. I. (2018). Screening Potato Germplasm for Tolerance/Resistance to Zebra Chip Disease under Greenhouse Conditions. HORTSCIENCE. 53(9), S491-S492.
recent teaching activities
Email
isabel.vales@tamu.edu
First Name
Maria Isabel
Last Name
Vales
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Horticultural Sciences; 2133 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2133
USA