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||Victoria Carollo Blake, Assistant Research Professor, Ph.D. 1989. University of California, Davis
Office: 215 Plant BioScience Building
Lab: 231 Plant BioScience Building
Office Phone: 406-994-6682
Lab Phone: 406-991-6682
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My work has primarily focused on developing barley varieties for biofuel using novel genes from exotic barley accessions. We have discovered barley varieties that store carbohydrates (fructan and fructooligosaccharides) in the straw at harvest and are working to understand the underlying genetics and physiology and have introgressed this trait into barley varieties adapted to Montana. This work has received the support of a Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Barley for Rural Development grant, SunGrant/DOE, and the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization of Technology (MBRCT). I also manage the demonstration hopyard and vineyard located at the Horticulture Farm.
Ph.D. Plant Biology. University of California, Davis. Davis, California. 1998
B.S. Biology. San Jose State University. San Jose, California. 1986
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Crop Science Society of America
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Barley Curator for GrainGenes (wheat.pw.usda.gov)
Abstract Coordinator for the Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Electronic Editor of the Barley Genetics Newsletter
PUBLICATIONS FROM 1998 TO PRESENT
Szücs P, Blake VC, Bhat PR, Chao S, Close TJ, Cuesta-Marcos A, Muehlbauer GJ, Ramsay L, Waugh R, Hayes PM (2009) An integrated resource for barley linkage map and malting quality QTL alignment. Plant Genome 2:134-140.
Carollo VL, Matthews DE, Lazo GR, Blake TK, Hummel DD, Lui N, Hane DL, Anderson OD (2005) GrainGenes 2.0 - An Improved Resource for the Small-Grains Community. Plant Physiology. 139:643-651.
Lazo GR, et al (2004) Development of an Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Resource for Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): EST Generation, Unigene Analysis, Probe Selection and Bioinformatics for a 16,000-Locus Bin-delineated Map. Genetics 168: 583-593.
Cooper LD, Marquez-Cedillo L, Singh J, Sturbaum AK, Zhang S, Edwards V, Johnson K, Kleinhofs A, Rangel S, Carollo V, Bregitzer P, Lemaux PG, Hayes PM(2004) Mapping Ds Insertions in Barley using a Sequence-based Approach. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 272:181-193.
Matthews DE, Carollo VL, Lazo, GR, Anderson OD (2003) GrainGenes, the Genome Database for Small-grain Crops. Nucleic Acids Research 31:183-186.
Echenique V, Stamova B, Wolters P, Lazo G, Carollo V, Dubcovsky (2002) Frequencies of Ty1-Copia and Ty3-Gypsy Retroelements within the Triticeae EST databases. Theor Appl Genet 104:840-844.
Books and Book Chapters
Blake VC. Hops. The Oxford Companion for Beer. In Press.
Blake T., Blake VC., Bowman JGP., Abdel-Haleem H., (2010) Improving Barley Feed and Forage Quality. In: Barley Ed. Ullrich S.E. Elsevier Press.
Blake T, Blake V, Campbell J (2009) Plant Genomics. in Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production, ed. W.H. Verhaye. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]
Carollo V (2004) Agricultural Biotechnology. In: The Internet for Molecular Biologists. A Practical Approach. (ed. Sansom CE, Horton RM), pp. 57-71. Oxford University Press, USA.
Matthews DE, Lazo GR, Carollo VL, Anderson OD (2004) Bioinformatics and Triticeae Genomics: Resources and Future Developments. In: Cereal Genomics. (ed. Gupta PK, Varshney RK.) pp. 425-446. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
Blake VC, Blake TK (2010) Pales and Bales: Improving barley for malt and biofuel from straw. 33rd Annual Western Barley Growers Association (Canada). Calgary, Alberta, CAN Feb 11, 2010
Blake VC, Blake TK (2009) Fructanosic Ethanol: Spinning Barley Straw into Gold. 37th Barley Improvement Conference. San Diego, CA. January 6-7, 2009
Blake VC (2009) The Barley QTL Community Curation Workbook and Consensus QTL Maps on GrainGenes. Barley CAP Meeting. San Diego, CA. January 8 2009
Blake VC, Blake TK (2008) Illuminating the Biofuel Potential of Barley Straw. 19th North American Barley Researchers Workshop. Madison, WI. October 25-29, 2008
Blake VC, Blake TK (2008) Barley QTL: A Compilation of Known Loci and the Discovery of New QTL for Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD). (2008) 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium. Alexandria, Egypt April 5-10, 2008
Carollo V, Matthews D, Lazo G, Anderson O (2003) Wheat maps on GrainGenes, Past, Present and Coming Attractions. 10th International Wheat Genetics Symposium. Paestum, Italy, August 31-September 6, 2003
Carollo V (2000) GrainGenes: The Triticeae Genome Database. 6th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology. Quebec, Canada. June 18-24, 2000.
Carollo V, Anderson O (2000) GrainGenes: The Triticeae Genome Database. Chinese Agricultural Biotechnology Meeting. Beijing, China. October 14-22, 2000.