Carolina Ballen-Taborda

Postdoctoral Researcher
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 2200 Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506
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Email: acballe@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
University of Georgia 2019

B.S. Biology
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 2009

 Research Interests

Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics. Data analysis.

 Publications

Ballén-Taborda C, Chu Y, Ozias-Akins P, Holbrook CC, Timper P, Jackson SA, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli SCM (Submitted to Frontiers) Development and genetic characterization of peanut advanced backcrossed lines that incorporate root-knot nematode resistance from Arachis stenosperma

Korani W, O’Connor D, Chu Y, Chavarro C, Ballen C, Guo B, Ozias-Akins P, Wright GC, Clevenger J (2021a) De novo QTL-seq Identifies Loci Linked to Blanchability in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) and Refines Previously Identified QTL with Low Coverage Sequence. Agronomy 11:2201

Bertioli DJ, Clevenger J, Godoy IJ, Stalker HT, Wood S, Santos JF, Ballén-Taborda C, Abernathy B, Azevedo V, Campbell J, Chavarro C, Chu Y, Farmer AD, Fonceka D, Gao D, Grimwood J, Halpin N, Korani W, Michelotto MD, Ozias-Akins P, Vaughn J, Youngblood R, Moretzsohn MC, Wright GC, Jackson SA, Cannon SB, Scheffler BE, Leal-Bertioli SCM (2021b) Legacy genetics of Arachis cardenasii in the peanut crop shows the profound benefits of international seed exchange. PNAS 118:e2104899118

Korani W, O’Connor D, Chu Y, Chavarro C, Ballen C, Ozias-Akins P, Wright GC, Clevenger J (2021) Accurate analysis of short read sequencing in complex genomes: A case study using QTL-seq to target blanchability in peanut (Arachis hypogaea). bioRxiv:2021.2003.2013.435236

de Blas FJ, Bruno CI, Arias RS, Ballén-Taborda C, Mamani E, Oddino C, Rosso M, Costero BP, Bressano M, Soave JH, Soave SJ, Buteler MI, Seijo JG, Massa AN (2021) Genetic mapping and QTL analysis for peanut smut resistance. BMC plant biology 21:312

Bertioli D, Gao D, Ballen-Taborda C, et al. Registration of GA-BatSten1 and GA-MagSten1, two induced allotetraploids derived from peanut wild relatives with superior resistance to leaf spots, rust and root-knot nematode. J. Plant Regist. 2021;1–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20133

Ballén-Taborda C, Chu Y, Ozias-Akins P, Timper P, Jackson SA, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli SCM (2021). Validation of resistance to root-knot nematode incorporated in peanut from the wild relative Arachis stenosperma. Agronomy Journal. 2021; 1-10

Ballén-Taborda C, Chu Y, Ozias-Akins P, Timper P, Holbrook CC, Jackson SA, Bertioli DJ, Leal-Bertioli SCM (2019) A new source of root-knot nematode resistance from Arachis stenosperma incorporated into allotetraploid peanut (Arachis hypogaea). Sci Rep 9:17702

Bertioli DJ, Jenkins J, Clevenger J, Dudchenko O, Gao D, Seijo G, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Ren L, Farmer AD, Pandey MK, Samoluk SS, Abernathy B, Agarwal G, Ballén-Taborda C, Cameron C, Campbell J, Chavarro C, Chitikineni A, Chu Y, Dash S, El Baidouri M, Guo B, Huang W, Kim KD, Korani W, Lanciano S, Lui CG, Mirouze M, Moretzsohn MC, Pham M, Shin JH, Shirasawa K, Sinharoy S, Sreedasyam A, Weeks NT, Zhang X, Zheng Z, Sun Z, Froenicke L, Aiden EL, Michelmore R, Varshney RK, Holbrook CC, Cannon EKS, Scheffler BE, Grimwood J, Ozias-Akins P, Cannon SB, Jackson SA, Schmutz J (2019) The genome sequence of peanut (Arachis hypogaea), a segmental allotetraploid. Nat Genet 51:877-884

Carbajal EM, Zuleta MC, Swayzer L, Schwartz BM, Chavarro MC, Ballen-Taborda AC, Milla-Lewis SR (2019) Development of colchicine-induced tetraploid St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) lines. Plant Breed 0:1-9

Leal-Bertioli SCM, Moretzsohn MC, Roberts PA, Ballén-Taborda C, Borba TCO, Valdisser PA, Vianello RP, Araújo ACG, Guimarães PM, Bertioli DJ (2016) Genetic mapping of resistance to Meloidogyne arenaria in Arachis stenosperma: A new source of nematode resistance for peanut. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 6:377-390

Duitama J, Silva A, Sanabria Y, Cruz DF, Quintero C, Ballen C, Lorieux M, Scheffler B, Farmer A, Torres E, Oard J, Tohme J (2015) Whole genome sequencing of elite rice cultivars as a comprehensive information resource for marker assisted selection. PLoS One 10:e0124617

Leal-Bertioli SC, Cavalcante U, Gouvea EG, Ballen-Taborda C, Shirasawa K, Guimaraes PM, Jackson SA, Bertioli DJ, Moretzsohn MC (2015) Identification of QTLs for Rust Resistance in the Peanut Wild Species Arachis magna and the Development of KASP Markers for Marker-Assisted Selection. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 5:1403-1413

Fory PA, Triplett L, Ballen C, Abello JF, Duitama J, Aricapa MG, Prado GA, Correa F, Hamilton J, Leach JE, Tohme J, Mosquera GM (2014) Comparative analysis of two emerging rice seed bacterial pathogens. Phytopathology 104:436-444

Ballen-Taborda C, Plata G, Ayling S, Rodriguez-Zapata F, Becerra Lopez-Lavalle LA, Duitama J, Tohme J (2013) Identification of Cassava MicroRNAs under Abiotic Stress. Int J Genomics 2013:857986

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