Profile – David A. Lightfoot


David A. Lightfoot

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Southern Illinois University, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA


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Current N-related Projects:

  • Transgenic soybean research


Afzal AJ, Srour A, Goil A, Vasudaven S, Liu T, Samudrala R, Dogra N, Kohli P, Malakar A, Lightfoot DA. 2013. Dimerization,  ligand binding and structural prediction validation with a leucine rich repeat domain associated with soybean resistance to cyst nematodes and Fusarium sp. BMC Plant Biology 13:43-53

Srour A, Afzal AJ,  Saini N,  Blahut-Beatty L, Hemmati N, Simmonds DH, El Shemy H, Town CD,  Sharma H, Liu X,  Li W and Lightfoot DA. (2012) The receptor like kinase transgene from the Rhg1/Rfs2 locus caused pleiotropic resistances to soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome. BMC Genomics 13:368-377

Afzal AJ, A Natarajan, N Saini, M J Iqbal, MA Geisler, H El Shemy, R Mungur, L Willmitzer and DA Lightfoot. 2009. The nematode resistance allele at the rhg1[Rfs2] locus alters the proteome and metabolome of soybean roots. Plant Physiology 151: 1264–1280

Shultz, J.L.,  Jayaraman, D., Shopinski, K.L., Iqbal, M.J., Kazi S.,, Zobrist, K., Bashir, R., Yaegashi, S., Lavu, N., Afzal, A.J., Yesudas, C.R., Kassem, M.A., Wu, C., Zhang, H.B., Town, C.D., Meksem, K., Lightfoot, D.A.  2006. The Soybean Genome Database (SoyGD): A Browser For Display Of Duplicated, Polyploid, Regions and Sequence Tagged Sites On The Integrated Physical and Genetic Maps Of Glycine max. Nucleic Acid Research 34: D758-765.

Iqbal, MJ, Yaegashi, S, Ahsan R, Shopinski KL, and Lightfoot DA 2005. Root response to Fusarium solani f. sp. glycines: Temporal accumulation of transcripts in partially resistant and susceptible soybean. Theor. Appl. Genet. 110:1429-1438.