Publications

2020:
  • Gouveia, B.T.,  Rios, E.F., Rodrigues J.A., Gezan, S.A., Munoz, P.R., Kenworthy, K.E., Unruh, J.B., Miller, G.L., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Schwartz, B.M., Raymer, P.L., Chandra, A., Wherley, B., Wu, Y., Martin, D.L., and Moss, J.Q. ND. Genotype x environment analysis of turf quality in bermudagrass across the southeastern United States. Crop Science (in review)
  • Yu, X., Mulkey, S.E., Zuleta, M.C., Arellano, C., Ma, B., and Milla-Lewis, S.R.. 2020. Quantitative trait loci associated with gray leaf spot resistance in St. Augustinegrass. Plant Disease. (Accepted)
  • Brown, J.M., Yu, X., H.M.P. Holloway, M. DaCosta, R. Bernstein, T.D. Tuong, A.J. Patton, C. Arellano, D.P. Livingtston, Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2020. Differences in proteome response to cold acclimation in Zoysia japonica cultivars with different levels of freeze tolerance. Crop Sci. 60: 2744-2756. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20225.

2019:

  • Yu, X.; Brown, J.M.; Graham, S.E.; Carbajal, E.M.; Zuleta, M.C.; Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2019. Detection of quantitative trait loci associated with drought tolerance in St. Augustinegrass. PLoS One. 14(10):e0224620. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224620.
  • Khanal, S., Dunne, J.C., Schwartz, B.M., Kim, C., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Raymer, P.L., Adhikari, J., Auckland, S.A., Rainville, L., and Patterson, A.H. 2019. Molecular dissection of quantitative variation in bermudagrass hybrids (Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis): Morphological traits. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics 9(8): 2581-2596; https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400061
  • Carbajal, E.M., Zuleta, M.C., Schwartz, B.M., Chavarro, M.C., Ballen-Taborda, A.C., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2019. Development of colchicine-induced tetraploid St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze) lines. Plant Breed. 00: 1-9; DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12742
  • Dunne, J.C., Tuong, T.D., Livingston, D.P. Reynolds, W.C., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2019. Field and laboratory evaluation of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) germplasm for cold hardiness. Crop Sci. 59: 392-399. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2017.11.0667
  2018:
  • Yu, X. Kimball, J.A. and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2018. High density genetic maps of St. Augustinegrass and Applications to Comparative Genomic Analysis and QTL Mapping for Turf Quality Traits. BMC Plant Biology. 18: 346. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1554-4
  • Schwartz, Brian M., Wayne W. Hanna, Lisa L. Baxter, Paul L. Raymer, F. Clint Waltz, Alec R. Kowalewski, Ambika Chandra, A. Dennis Genovesi, Benjamin G. Wherley, Grady L. Miller, Susana R. Milla-Lewis, Casey C. Reynolds, Yanqi Wu, Dennis L. Martin, Justin Q. Moss, Michael P. Kenna, J. Bryan Unruh, Kevin E. Kenworthy, Jing Zhang and Patricio Munoz. 2018. ‘DT-1’, a Drought-Tolerant Triploid Turf Bermudagrass. HortScience53(11):1711-1714. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI13083-18
  • Kimball, J.A., Tuong, T.D., Arellano, C.A., Livingston III, D.P. and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2018. Linkage analysis and the identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with winter survival and turf quality traits in St. Augustinegrass. Mol. Breed. 38:67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-018-0817-y
  • Holloway, M.H., Yu, X., Dunne, J.C., Schwartz, B.M., Patton, A.J., Arellano, C., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2018. A SNP-based high density genetic linkage map of zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) and its use for the identification of QTL associated with winter hardiness. Mol. Breed. 38:10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0763-0
2017:
  • Kimball, J.A., Tuong, T.D., Arellano, C.A., Livingston III, D.P. and Milla-Lewis, S.R. Freeze-testing methodology in St. Augustinegrass: II. Evaluation of acclimation effects. Euphytica 213: 282. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-017-2074-2
  • Kimball, J.A., Tuong, T.D., Arellano, C.A., Livingston III, D.P. and Milla-Lewis, S.R. Freeze-testing methodology in St. Augustinegrass: Temperature Response and Data Collection Methods. Euphytica 213: 100. DOI: 10.1007/s10681-017-1899-z
  • Chandra, A., Milla-Lewis, S.R. and Yu, Q. 2017. Molecular Advances in Zoysiagrass. Crop Sci. 57: S73-S81. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0822
  • Moore, K.A., Patton, A.J., Schwartz, B.M., Zuleta, M.C., Aranaz, G., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. SSR allelic diversity shifts in zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.) cultivars released from 1910 to 2016. Crop Sci. 57: S1-S12. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.06.0452
  • Dunne, J.C., Miller, G.L., Arellano, C., Brandenburg, R.L., Schoeman, A., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. Shade response of bermudagrass accessions under varying management practices. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 26: 169-177 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.02.011
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Youngs, K.M., Arellano, C, and Cardoza, Y.J. 2017. Tolerance in St. Augustinegrass germplasm against Blissus insularis, Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae). Crop Sci. 57: S26-S36. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.05.036
  • Chandra, A., Fry, J.D., Genovesi, A.D., Meeks, M., Engelke, M.C., Zhang, Q., Okeyo, D., Moss, J.Q., Ervin, E., Xiong, X., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brosnan, J.T., Griffin, J., and Parsons, L. 2017. Registration of ‘KSUZ 0802’ Zoysiagrass. J. Plant Reg. 11: 100-106. doi:10.3198/jpr2016.03.0010crc
2016:
  • Kimball, J.A., Isleib, T.G., Reynolds, W.C., Zuleta, M.C., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2016. Combining ability for winter survival and turf quality traits in St. Augustinegrass. HortScience. 51(7): 810-815.
2015:
  • Dunne, J.C., Reynolds, W.C., Miller, G.L., Arellano, C., Brandenburg, R.L., Schoeman, A., Yelverton, F.H., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. ND. 2015. Identification of South African bermudagrass germplasm with shade tolerance. HortScience 50(10): 1419-1425.
  • Patel, M., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zhang, W.J., Templeton, K., Reynolds, W.C., Richardson, K., Biswas, M., Zuleta, M.C., Dewey, R.E., Qu, R. and Sathish, P.2015. Drought tolerance in both pasture and turf types of perennial ryegrass by overexpressing its ubiquitin-like modifier LpHUB1 gene. Plant Biotechnol. J. 13(5):689-699.
  • Chandra, A., Genovesi, A.D., Wherley, B.G., Metz, S.P., Reinert, J.A., Wu, Y.Z., Skulkaew, P., Engelke, M.C., Hargey, D., Nelson, L.R., Schwartz, B.M., Raymer, P.L., Wu, Y.Q., Martin, D.L., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Miller, G.L., Kenworthy, K.E., and Muñoz, P. 2015. Registration of DALSA 0605 St. Augustinegrass. J. Plant Reg. 9(1):27-34.
  • Isleib, T.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Pattee, H.E., Copeland, S.C., Zuleta, M.C., Shew, B.B., Hollowell, J.E., Sanders, T.H., Dean, L.O., Hendrix, K.W., Balota, M., Chapin, J.W., and Monfort, W.S. 2015. Registration of ‘Sugg’ peanut. J. Plant Reg. 9(1):44-52.
2014:
  • Youngs, K.M., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brandenburg, R.L., and Cardoza, Y.J. 2014. St. Augustinegrass germplasm resistant to southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae). Econ. Entomol. 107(4): 1688-1694.
  • Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Patton, A.J., Kenworthy, K.E., Chandra, A., Waltz, F.C., Hodnett, G., and Stelly, D.M. 2014. Detection of genetic and ploidy variation within vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 139 (5):547-552.
  • Mulkey, S.E., Zuleta, M.C., Keebler, J.E., Schaff, J.E., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2014. Development and characterization of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze). Crop Sci. 54:401-412.
2013:
  • Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M.C., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K.E., Lehman, V.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Genetic relationships in Zoysia and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits. Crop Sci. 53(1):285-295.
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M.C., Van Esbroeck, G.A., Quesenberry, K.H., Kenworthy, K.E. 2013. Cytological and molecular characterization of genetic diversity in Stenotaphrum. Crop Sci. 53(1):296-308.
  • Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M.C., Kenworthy, K.E., Lu, H.J., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Molecular markers enable the identification of contaminants in production fields of ‘Captiva’ St. Augustinegrass. Intl. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 12:267-273.
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Kimball, J.A., Tuong, T.D., Claure, T.E., and Livingston, D.P. 2013. Freezing tolerance and the histology of recovering nodes in St Augustinegrass. Intl. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 12:523-530.
  • Mulkey, S.E., Zuleta, M.C., Van Esbroeck, G.A., Lu, H.J., Kenworthy, K.E., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Genetic analysis of a St. Augustinegrass germplasm collection using AFLP markers and flow cytometry. Intl. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 12:281-291.
  • Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R.N., Hans, C.S., Hanna, W.W., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding. Intl. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 12:327-334.
  • Quesenberry, K.H., Kenworthy, K.E., Crow, W.T., Harmon, P.F., Lu, H.J., and Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Lance nematode effects on rooting of two St. Augustinegrass cultivars. Intl. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J. 12:357-361.
  • Isleib, T.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Dong, W.B., Copeland, S.C., Shew, B.B., and Arellano, C. 2013. Stability analysis of incidence to tomato spotted wilt in virginia-type peanut cultivars and breeding lines. Peanut Sci. 40(1): 24-30.
  • Chandi, A., Jordan, D.L., York, A.C., Burton, J.D., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Spears, J.F., Whitaker, J.R., and Wells, R. 2013. Response of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) accessions to drought stress. J. International Agronomy, Volume 2013, Article ID 823913, 8 pages, DOI:10.1155/2013/823913.
  • Chandi, A., Jordan, D.L., York, A.C., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Burton, J.D., A.S. Culpepper, Whitaker, J.R. 2013. Interference and control of glyphosate-resistant and –susceptible Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) populations under greenhouse conditions. Weed Sci. 61:259-266.
  • Chandi, A., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M.C., Jordan, D.L., Burton, J.D., York, A.S. Culpepper, S. 2013. Use of AFLP markers to assess genetic diversity in Palmer Amaranth [Amaranthus palmeri (S. Wats.)] populations from North Carolina and Georgia. Weed Sci. 61:136-145.
2012:
  • Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M.C., Kenworthy, K.E., Lehman, V.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2012. Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Zoysiagrass Germplasm Using AFLP Markers. Crop Sci. 52(1): 383-392.
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Zuleta, M.C., Kimball, J.A., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W. ND. 2012. Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass germplasm. Genet. Resour. Crop Ev. 59(7):1517-1526.
  • Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M.C., Martin, M., Kenworthy, K.E., Chandra, A., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2012. Assessment of Molecular Variation within ‘Raleigh’ St. Augustinegrass using AFLP markers. HortScience 47:835-838.
  • Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M.C., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W., Brady, J.A. 2012. Development of SSR markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection. Crop Sci. 52(1): 360-370.
  • Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brady, J.A. 2012. Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 30(5): 1264-1269.
  • Chandi, A., Jordan, D.L., York, A.C., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Burton, J.D., Culpepper, A.S., Whitaker, J.R. 2012. Interference of selected Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) populations in soybean (Glycine max). J. International Agronomy, Volume 2012, Article ID 168267, 7 pages, DOI 10.1155/2012/168267.
  • Chandi, A., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Jordan, D.L., Burton, J.D., Spears, J.F., York, A.C., Whitaker, J.R. 2012. Inheritance of evolved glyphosate resistance in a North Carolina Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmieri) biotype. J. International Agronomy, Volume 2012, Article ID 176108, 7 pages, DOI 10.1155/2012/176108.
Prior:
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M.C., Isleib, T.G. 2010. SSR Allelic diversity in virginia-type peanut cultivars released from 1943 to 2006. Crop Sci. 50(4): 1348-1356.
  • Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M.C., Isleib, T.G. 2010. Assessment of genetic diversity in U.S. runner-type peanut cultivars using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Crop Sci. 50(6): 2396-2405.
  • Isleib, T.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Pattee, H.E., Copeland, S.C., Zuleta, M.C., Shew, B.B., Hollowell, J.E., Sanders, T.H., Dean, L.O., Hendrix, K.W., Balota, M., Chapin, J.W. 2010. Registration of ‘Bailey’ peanut. J. Plant Reg. 5(1): 27-39.
  • Stalker, H.T., Weissinger, A.K., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Holbrook, C.C. 2008. Genomics: An evolving science in peanut. Peanut Sci. 36(1): 2-11.
  • Contreras, R.N., Ranney, T.G., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Yencho, G.C. 2007. Investigating the parentage and hybridity of three Azaleodendrons using AFLP analysis. HortSci. 42: 1-4.
  • Lewis, R.S., Milla, S.R., Kernodle, S.P. 2007. Analysis of an introgressed Nicotiana tomentosa genomic region affecting leaf number and correlated traits in Nicotiana tabacum. Theor. Appl. Genet. 114: 841-854.
  • Milla-Lewis, S. R., Isleib, T.G. 2006. Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding values for tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) incidence in Virginia-type peanuts. Peanut Sci. 32(1): 57-67.
  • Lewis, R.S., Milla, S.R., Levin, J.S. 2005. Molecular and genetic characterization of N. glutinosa L. chromosome segments in tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)-resistant tobacco accessions. Crop Sci. 45:2355-2362.
  • Milla, S. R., Isleib, T.G., Stalker, H.T. 2005. Taxonomic relationships among Arachis sect. Arachis species as revealed by AFLP markers. Genome 48: 1-11.
  • Milla, S.R., Levin, J.S., Lewis, R.S., Rufty, R.C. 2005. RAPD and SCAR markers linked to an introgressed gene conditioning resistance to Peronospora tabacina D.B. Adam in tobacco. Crop Sci. 45: 2346-2354.
  • Tallury, S. P., Hilu, K. W., Milla, S. R., Friend, S. A., Alsaghir, M., Stalker, H. T., Quandt, D. 2005. Genomic affinities in Arachis section Arachis (Fabaceae): molecular and cytogenetic evidence. Theor. Appl. Genet. 111(5): 1229-1237.