My breeding and scientific research, graduate and post-graduate programs relate directly or indirectly to use of naturally occurring germplasm for crop improvement. Elements of the research include wild-species germplasm introgression, chromosome substitution, reproductive and ploidy manipulations, conventional cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization, genetic analysis, marker development (SSRs, SNPs), marker assisted selection, reproductive cytology and genetics, and various types of genome mapping (linkage, BAC physical, and radiation hybrid), sequencing, and their integration for genome sequencing and assembly. Most of my research aims to enhance the germplasm, knowledge, science and technologies for genetic improvement Upland cotton, e.g., economic yield and sustainability; some, however, is devoted to sorghum, especially wide hybridization and germplasm utilization.
- Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison - (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) 1983
- M.S. in Plant Breeding & Cytogenetics, Iowa State University - (Ames, Iowa, United States) 1979
- B.S. in Genetics, University of Wisconsin - Madison - (Madison, Wisconsin, United States) 1975
- Pixley, K. V., Falck-Zepeda, J. B., Giller, K. E., Glenna, L. L., Gould, F., Mallory-Smith, C. A., Stelly, D. M., & Jr, S. (2019). Genome Editing, Gene Drives, and Synthetic Biology: Will They Contribute to Disease-Resistant Crops, and Who Will Benefit?. Annual Reviews.
- Wang, C., Ulloa, M., Saha, S., Stelly, D. M., Jenkins, J. N., & Roberts, P. A. (2015). Identification and confirmation of root-knot nematode and Fusarium wilt disease resistance traits in cotton substitution lines. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 105(11), 145-145.
- Ueckert, J., Byrne, D. H., Crosby, K., Hodnett, G., & Stelly, D. (2015). The Utilization of the Polyploid Nature of Roses. PROCEEDINGS OF THE IVTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROSE RESEARCH AND CULTIVATION. 1064(1064), 73-78.
- Stelly, D. M., Zheng, X., Bell, A. A., Van Deynze, A., Ashrafi, H., & Nichols, R. L. (2012). COTTON IMPROVEMENT BY ALIEN INTROGRESSION OF RENIFROM NEMATODE RESISTANCE FROM GOSSYPIUM LONGICALYX: AN OVERVIEW.. JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY. 44(4), 492-492.
- Bona, C. M., Gould, J., Jr, M., Stelly, D. M., & Louzada, E. S. (2008). Asymmetric hybridization: A tool to be used in Citrus radiation map creation. 20051001. 43(4), 1288-1289.
- Bona, C., Gould, J., Jr, M., Stelly, D. M., & Louzada, E. S. (2008). In vitro regeneration of somatic symmetric and asymmetric hybrid citrus plantlets produced via protoplast fusion. 20051001. 43(4), 1206-1206.
- Centeno, Christian C (2017-08). DEVELOPMENT OF PCR-BASED TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENT ASSAYS FOR VERIFICATION OF PEARL MILLET-NAPIERGRASS HYBRIDS (Pennisetum glaucum [L.] R. BR X Pennisetum purpureum SCHUMACH.). (Master's Thesis)
- Kyanam, Ammani Naidu (2016-12). Development of Multiplex and Simplex Platforms for SNP-based Introgression of A2 and D1 Germplasm into Cotton Gossypium hirsutum (L.). (Master's Thesis)
- Maeda, Andrea Borges Vieira (2015-05). Expression Analysis and Mapping of the Semigamy Gene in Cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.). (Master's Thesis)
- Hulse-Kemp, Amanda M (2015-05). Development of Genomic Markers and Mapping Tools for Assembling the Allotetraploid Gossypium hirsutum L. (Draft Genome Sequence. Doctoral Dissertation)
- Xu, Jiale (2014-12). Transmission Rates of Gossypium mustelinum and G. (tomentosum SNP Markers in Early-generation Backcrosses to Cotton. Master's Thesis)