overview

Dr. Klein's research focuses on developing the genomic tools and resources in crops to enable map base cloning of economically important genes, and to understand the underlying mechanisms that plants use to withstand biotic and abiotic stress. Dr. Klein conducts genetic studies on several plant species including sorghum, rose, and pecan. In 2012, Dr. Klein was awarded the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence as a member of the Sorghum Bioenergy Breeding and Genomics Interdisciplinary Research Team.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles91
  • Fonseca, J., Klein, P. E., Crossa, J., Pacheco, A., Perez‐Rodriguez, P., Ramasamy, P., Klein, R., & Rooney, W. L. (2021). Assessing combining abilities, genomic data, and genotype × environment interactions to predict hybrid grain sorghum performance. The Plant Genome. e20127.
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  • Fonseca, J., Perumal, R., Klein, P. E., Klein, R. R., & Rooney, W. L. (2021). Combining abilities and elite germplasm enhancement across U.S. public sorghum breeding programs. CROP SCIENCE.
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  • Lovell, J. T., Bentley, N. B., Bhattarai, G., Jenkins, J. W., Sreedasyam, A., Alarcon, Y., ... Randall, J. J. (2021). Four chromosome scale genomes and a pan-genome annotation to accelerate pecan tree breeding. Nature Communications. 12(1), 4125.
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  • Bentley, N., Grauke, L. J., Ruhlman, E., Klein, R. R., Kubenka, K., Wang, X., & Klein, P. (2020). Linkage mapping and QTL analysis of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) full-siblings using genotyping-by-sequencing. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 16(6), 83.
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  • Scalabrin, S., Toniutti, L., Di Gaspero, G., Scaglione, D., Magris, G., Vidotto, M., ... Bertrand, B. (2020). A single polyploidization event at the origin of the tetraploid genome of Coffea arabica is responsible for the extremely low genetic variation in wild and cultivated germplasm. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10(1), 4642.
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Conference Papers2
  • Grauke, L. J., Klein, R., Grusak, M. A., & Klein, P. (2015). THE FOREST AND THE TREES: APPLICATIONS FOR MOLECULAR MARKERS IN THE REPOSITORY AND PECAN BREEDING PROGRAM. V INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SEED, TRANSPLANT AND STAND ESTABLISHMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS. 1070(1070), 109-126.
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  • Harris, K., Subudhi, P. K., Borrell, A., Jordan, D., Rosenow, D., Nguyen, H., ... Mullet, J. (2006). Sorghum stay-green QTL individually reduce post-flowering drought-induced leaf senescence. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY. 58(2), 327-338.
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patents
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recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
pklein@tamu.edu
First Name
Patricia
Last Name
Klein
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Horticultural Sciences; 2133 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2133
USA