User:Elizabeth Buescher

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Elizabeth Buescher

Postdoctoral Associate

NIFA USDA Postdoctoral Fellow

Purdue University

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

625 Agricultural Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907

I work in the Dilkes Lab at Purdue University.


Research interests

I am interested in using current sequencing technologies to examine biological questions in plant species. Currently, I am working on the following projects in the Dilkes lab as well as with collaborators across the country.

  • Epigenetic control of maize seed development.
  • Gene identification using high throughput sequencing in an EMS Variation Inbred Line (EVIL) in Sorghum.
  • Natural variation at SYMPATHY FOR THE LIGULE (SOL) controls penetrance of the semidominant Liguless-narrow* mutation in Zea maize.
  • Identification by high throughput sequencing of Dhurrinase2 which affects cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin accumulation in Sorghum.


  1. Buescher E , Achberger T, Amusan I, Giannini A, Ochsenfeld C, et al. (2010) Natural Genetic Variation in Selected Populations of Arabidopsis thaliana Is Associated with Ionomic Differences. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011081.
  2. Okagaki, RJ, Jacobs MS, Stec AO, Kynast RG, Buescher E , Rines HW, Vales MI, Riera-Lizarazu O, Schneerman M, Doyle G, Friedman KL, Staub RW, Weber DF, Kamps TL, Amarillo IFE, Chase CD, Bass HW, Phillips RL (2008) Maize centromere mapping: A comparison of physical and genetic strategies. J Heredity 95:85–93.

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