James Oard

Title Professor
Department Rice Research Station
E-mail JOard@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone 337-788-7531
Fax 337-788-7553

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, 1982

M.S. in Plant Breeding, North Dakota State University, 1978

B.S. in Agronomy, Oregon State University, 1975

Development of hybrid rice germplasm and varieties for the Louisiana Rice Industry.
Development of sheath blight-resistant germplasm and parental lines for disease resistance breeding.
Development and application of DNA molecular markers for selection of elite germplasm and varieties.

Professor, Louisiana State University 7/02 - present

Associate Professor, Louisiana State University 7/97 – 6/02

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University 7/91 - 6/97

Assistant Research Geneticist, University of California-Davis 6/89 - 6/91

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California- Davis 6/85 - 5/89

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University 5/83 - 5/85

Member, Crop Science Society of America

Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Gamma Sigma Delta

  • American Cyanamid Professorship for Excellence in Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Crop Pest Management, 2005-2015.
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Plant Molecular Biology, 1983-1985.

De Guzman, C.E., M. Esguerra, S. Linscombe, G. Berger, X. Sha and J. Oard. 2017. Genetic analysis of photoperiod/thermosensitive male sterility in rice under US environments. Crop Science 57:1-9.

Famoso, A.N., J.H. Oard, D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, R.E. Zaunbrecher, and Steven D. Linscombe. 2016. Registration of CL153 Rice. J. Plant Registrations doi: 10.3198/jpr2016.04.0023crc.

Famoso, A.N., J.H. Oard, D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, R.E. Zaunbrecher, and Steven D. Linscombe. 2016. Registration of CL272 Rice. J. Plant Registrations doi:10.3198/jpr2016.04.0024crc.

Harrell, D., C.A. Hollier, M. Kongchum, J.H. Oard, R. Zaunbrecher, L.M. White, D.E. Groth, S.D. Linscombe, M.J. Stout, S. Brown, E.P. Webster, J.K. Saichuk, B.A. Courville, A. Famoso 2016. Rice Varieties and Management Tips. Pub. 2270, pp. 27, LSU AgCenter.

Galam, D., J. Silva, D. Sanders, and J.H. Oard. 2015. Morphological and genetic survey of Giant Salvinia populations in Louisiana and Texas. Aquatic Botany 127: 20–25.

Duitama, J., A. Silva, Y. Sanabria, D.F. Cruz, C. Quintero, C. Ballen, M. Lorieux, B. Scheffler, A. Farmer, E. Torres, J. Oard, and J. Tohme. 2015. Whole genome sequencing of elite rice cultivars as a comprehensive information resource for marker assisted selection. 2015. PLos One PLoS ONE 10(4): e0124617. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124617.

Oard, J.H., D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, and S.D. Linscombe. 2015. Registration of ‘CL271’ rice. J. Plant Registrations (doi:10.3198/jpr2014.09.0067crc).

Tonnessen, B., Manosalva, P., Lang, J.M., Baraoidan, M., Bordeos, A., Oard, J., Hulbert, S.H., Leung, H. and Leach, J.E. 2015. Rice phenylalanine ammonia lyase 4 gene (OsPAL4) is associated with broad spectrum disease resistance. Plant Molecular Biology. 87:273-86.

Oard, J.H., D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Registration of ‘CL261’ rice. J. Plant Registrations 8:131–134.

Oard, J.H., D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Registration of ‘Mermentau’ rice. J. Plant Registrations 8:135–138.

Oard, J.H., D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Registration of ‘CL111’ rice. J. Plant Registrations s 8:5–8.

Oard, J.H., D.L. Harrell, D.E. Groth, K.F. Bearb, L.M. White III, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Registration of ‘CL152’ rice. J. Plant Registrations 8:9–12.

Liu, G., Jia, Y., McClung, A., Oard, J. H., Lee, F. N., and Correll, J. C. 2013. Confirming QTLs and finding additional loci responsible for resistance to rice sheath blight disease. Plant Dis. 97:113-117.

Sha, X.Y., S.D. Linscombe, D.E. Groth, J.H. Oard, D.L. Harrell, L.M. White, C.C. Grimm, S.J. Theunissen and B.J. Henry. 2013. Registration of ‘Jazzman-2’ aromatic long-grain rice. J. of Plant Registrations. 7: 1: 26-30. doi:10.3198/jpr2012.02.0102crc.

Jia, Y., G. Liu, F. J. Correa-Victoria, A. M. McClung, J. H. Oard, R. J. Bryant, M.H. Jia, J. C. Correll. 2012. Registration of four rice germplasm lines with improved resistance to sheath blight and blast diseases. Journal of Plant Registrations. 6:95-100.

Nelson JC, Oard JH, Groth D, Utomo, HS, Jia Y, Liu G, Moldenhauer KAK, Correa-Victoria FJ, Fjellstrom RG, Scheffler B, Prado GA (2012) Sheath-blight resistance QTLs in Japonica rice germplasm. Euphytica 184:23–34.

Silva, J., B. Scheffler, Y. Sanabria, C. DeGuzman, D. Galam, A. Farmer, J. Woodward, G. May, J. Oard. 2012. Identification of candidate genes in rice for resistance to sheath blight disease by whole genome sequencing. Theor Appl Genet 124:63-74.

Sha, X.Y., S. D. Linscombe, F. Jodari, Q. R. Chu, D. E. Groth, S. B. Blanche, D. L. Harrell, L. M. White, J. H. Oard, M. H. Chen, S. J. Theunissen and B. J. Henry. 2011. Registration of Jazzman rice. J. of Plant Registrations 5: 3: 304-308.

Silva, J., Groth, D.E., Moldenhauer, K.A., Oard, J.H. 2011. GGE biplot exploration of resistance to sheath blight disease in doubled-haploid lines of rice. Crop Science. 51:1028–1035.

Nelson JC, McClung AM, Fjellstrom RG, Moldenhauer KA, Boza E, Jodari F. Oard JH, Linscombe S, Scheffler BE, Yeater KM. 2011. Mapping QTL main and interaction influences on milling quality in elite US rice germplasm. Theor Appl Genet 122:291-309.

Ordonez, S.A., Silva, J., Oard, J.H. 2010. Association mapping of grain quality and flowering time in elite japonica rice germplasm. J. Cereal Science. 51:337-343.

Oard, J.A. Moldenhauer, K., Fjellstrom, B., Nelson, J.C., Scheffler, B., Linscombe, S., Correll, J., Silva, J., May, G.D. 2010. Registration of the MY2 Cypress/LaGrue Rice Recombinant Inbred Line Mapping Population. Journal of Plant Registrations 4: 1-5.

Pinson, S.R., Oard, J.H., Groth, D., Miller, R., Jia, M.H., Jia, Y., Fjellstrom, R.G., Mackill, D., Li, Z. 2008. Registration of TIL:455, TIL:514, and TIL:642, three rice germplasm lines containing introgressed sheath blight resistance alleles. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2(3):251-254.

Kadaru S, Zhang W, Yadav A, Oard JH. 2008. Development and application of allele-specific PCR assays for imazethapyr resistance in rice (Oryza sativa). Euphytica 160:431–438.

Zhang W, Linscombe SD, Oard JH. 2008. Genetic and agronomic analyses of red rice-Clearfield hybrids and their progeny produced from natural and controlled crosses. Euphytica 164: 659-668

Boza, E.J., K.A.K. Moldenhauer, R.D. Cartwright, S. Linscombe, J.H. Oard and M.M. Blocker. 2007. Phenotypic analysis of the 2006 MY2 mapping population in Arkansas. In R.J. Norman, J.F. Meullenet and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (eds.) Rice Research Studies. 2007. University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series.

Wang, YS, LY Pi, X Chen, PK Chakrabarty, J Jiang, AL DeLeon, GZ Liu, L Li, U Benny, J Oard, PC Ronald, WY Song. 2006. Rice XA21 binding protein 3 is a ubiquitin ligase required for full Xa21-mediated disease resistance. Plant Cell 18:3635-46.

Chu, Q.R., S.D. Linscombe, M.C. Rush, D.E. Groth, J. Oard, X. Sha, and H.S. Utomo. 2006.

Registration of a C/M Doubled Haploid Mapping Population of Rice. Crop Science 46:1416.

Lee, J. T.M. Bricker, M. Lefevre, S. R. M. Pinson, and J. H. Oard. 2006. Proteomic and genetic approaches to identifying defense-related proteins in rice challenged with the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Molecular Plant Pathology 7:405-416.

Zhang, W., S. D. Linscombe, E. Webster, S. Tan, and J.H. Oard . 2006. Risk assessment of the transfer of imazethapyr herbicide tolerance from Clearfield rice to red rice (Oryza sativa). Euphytica 152:75–86.

Kadaru, S.B., A.S. Yadav, R.G. Fjellstrom and J.H. Oard. 2006. Alternative Ecotilling protocol for rapid, cost-effective SNP discovery and genotyping in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Mol Biol Rptr 24:1-20.

Mcharo, M., D.R. LaBonte, C. Clark, M. Hoy and J. H. Oard. 2005. Molecular marker variability for southern root-knot nematode resistance in sweetpotato. Euphytica 144: 125-132

Zhang N., Y. Xu, M. Akash, S. McCouch and J. H. Oard. 2005. Identification of candidate markers associated with agronomic traits in rice using Discriminant Analysis. Theor. Appl. Genet. 110: 721-729.

Pinson, S.R.M., F.M. Capdevielle, and J.H. Oard. 2005. Confirming QTLs and finding additional loci conditioning sheath blight resistance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using recombinant inbred lines. Crop Sci: 45:503-510.

Aluko, G., C. Martinez, J. Tohme, C. Castano, C. Bergman, and J.H. Oard. 2004. QTL mapping of grain quality traits from the interspecific cross Oryza sativa x O. glaberrima. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109: 630–639.

Oard, S.V., M.C. Rush, and J.H. Oard. 2004. Characterization of antimicrobial peptides against a U.S. strain of the rice pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 97:169-80.

Mcharo, M., Dr. R. Labonte, J.H. Oard, S.J. Kays, and W.J. McLaurin. 2004. Linking quantitative traits with AFLP markers in sweetpotato using Discriminant Analysis. Acta Hort 637:285-293.

Oard, J.H., S.D. Linscombe, and D. Groth. 2003. Biotechnology for herbicide, disease resistance in rice. Louisiana Agriculture 46: 27-28.

Liu, D., S. V. Oard, and J.H. Oard. 2003. High transgene expression levels in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) driven by the rice ubiquitin promoter RUBQ2. 2003. Plant Science 165:743-750.

Wang, J. and J.H. Oard. 2003. Rice ubiquitin promoters: deletion analysis and potential usefulness in plant transformation systems. Plant Cell Reports 22:129-134.

Oard, J.H. and J. Jiang. 2003. Rice Transformation: Current progress and future prospects. In Genetic Transformation of Crop Plants, G. Liang (ed), Haworth Press, Chapter 12, pp. 278-304.

Zhang, N., S.D. Linscombe, and J.H. Oard. 2003. Out-crossing frequency and genetic analysis of hybrids between transgenic glufosinate herbicide-resistant rice and the weed, red rice. Euphytica 130:35-45.

Oard, J.H., M.A. Cohn, S. Linscombe, D. Gealy, and K. Gravois. 2000. Field evaluation of seed production, shattering, and dormancy in hybrid populations of transgenic rice (Oryza sativa) and the weed, red rice (Oryza sativa). Plant Science. 157:13-22.

Wang, J., J. Jiang, and J.H. Oard. 2000. Structure, expression, and promoter activity of two polyubiquitin genes from rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Science. 156:201-211.

Jiang, J., Linscombe, J., Wang, J. and J.H. Oard. 2000. High efficiency transformation of US rice lines from mature seed-derived calli and segregation of glufosinate resistance under field conditions. Crop Science 40:1729-1741.

Pan, X.B., M.C. Rush, X.Y. Sha, Q.J. Xie, S.D. Linscombe, S.R. Stetina, and J.H. Oard. 1999. Major gene, nonallelic sheath bight resistance from rice cultivars Jasmine 85 and Teqing. Crop Science 39:338-346.

Sankula, S., M.P. Braverman, and J.H. Oard. 1998. Genetic analysis of glufosinate resistance in crosses between transformed rice (Oryza sativa) and red rice (Oryza sativa). Weed Technology 12:209-214.

Calhoun, D.S., and J.H. Oard. 1998. Approaches to Plant Breeding and Engineering. In Handbook of Pest Management: J.R. Ruberson (ed.), Chapter 8, pp. 203-238.

Tcacenco, F.A., and J.H. Oard. 1997. Epagri 109, a new indica-type rice cultivar from Brazil with high rates of in vitro regeneration. Rice Biotech.Quart. 32:14-15.

Sankula, S., M.P. Braverman, F. Jodari, S.D. Linscombe, and J.H. Oard.1997. Evaluation of glufosinate on rice (Oryza sativa) transformed with the BAR gene and red rice (Oryza sativa) Weed Technology 11:70-75.

Cao, D., and J.H. Oard. 1997. Pedigree and RAPD-based DNA analysis of commercial U.S. rice cultivars. Crop Science 37:1630-1635.

Oard, J.H., S.D. Linscombe, M.P. Braverman, F. Jodari, D.C. Blouin, M. Leech, A. Kohle, P. Vain, J.C. Cooley, and P. Christou. 1996. Development, field evaluation and agronomic performance of herbicide resistant rice. Molecular Breeding 2:359-368.

Linscombe, S.D., F. Jodari, P.Christou, M.P. Braverman, J.H. Oard, and D.E. Sanders. 1996. Potential for the use of transgenic rice for the control of Oryza sativa and other rice weeds. Second International Weed Control Congress, pp 435-439.

Christou, P., P. Vain, A. Kohli, M. Leech, J. Oard, and S. Linscombe. 1996. Introduction of multiple genes into elite rice varieties-evaluation of transgene stability, gene expression, and field performance of herbicide-resistant transgenic plants. Genetics III: Proc. Third International Rice Genetics Symposium, pp. 223-237.

Oard, J.H. 1995. Physical methods of plant cell transformations. Mol. Biol. Biotech. 1:692-696.

Oard, J.H. and J. Hu. 1995. Inheritance and characterization of pollen fertility in photoperiodically sensitive rice mutants. Euphytica 82:17-23.

Ratnayaka, I. and J.H. Oard. 1995. A rapid method to monitor DNA precipitation onto micro-carrier before particle bombardment. Plant Cell Reports 14:794-798.

Xie, Q.J., J.H. Oard, and M.C. Rush. 1995. Genetic analysis of an unstable purple-red hull rice mutation derived from tissue culture J. Hered. 86:154-156.

Xie, Q.J., M.C. Rush, and J.H. Oard. 1995. Homozygous variation in rice somaclones: nonrandom variation instead of mitotic recombination. Crop Science 35:954-957.

Oard, J.H. 1993. Development of an airgun device for particle bombardment. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 33:247-250.

Oard, J.H., J. Hu, and J.N. Rutger. 1992. Registration of ST25H and ST25M male-sterile germplasm lines of rice. Crop Science 32:1296-1297.

Oard, J.H., and S. Dronavalli. 1992. Rapid isolation of rice and maize DNA for analysis by random-primer PCR. Plant Mol. Biol. Rptr. 10:236-241.

Oard, J.H., J. Hu, and J.N. Rutger. 1991. Genetic analysis of male sterility in rice mutants that exhibit alternating levels of fertility in different environments. Euphytica 55:179-186.

Oard, J.H. Physical methods for the transformation of plant cells. 1991. Biotech. Adv. 9:1-11.

Oard, J.H., D.F. Paige, J.A. Simmonds, and T.M. Gradziel. 1990. Transient gene expression in maize, rice and wheat cells using an airgun apparatus. Plant Physiol. 92:334-339.

Oard, J.H. D. Paige, and J. Dvorak. 1989. Chimeric gene expression using maize intron in cultured cells of breadwheat. Plant Cell Reports 8:156-160.

Oard, J.H. and J.N. Rutger. 1988. Callus induction and plant regeneration in elite U.S. rice lines. Crop Science 28:565-567.

Oard, J.H. and M.D. Simons. 1986. Field trial comparisons of aggressiveness in sexual and asexual populations of Puccinia coronata. Crop Science 26:463-466.

Oard, J.H. and M.D. Simons. 1983. A growth chamber comparison of traits of agressiveness in sexual and asexual populations of Puccinia coronata. Phytopathology 73:1226-1229.

Goodman, R.M. and J.H. Oard, 1980. Seed transmission and yield loss in tropical soybeans infected by soybean mosaic virus. Plant Disease 64:913-914.

Ellis, M.A., J.H. Oard, and R.S. Smith. 1978. Evaluation of seed treatment compounds on four soybean cultivars of varying seed quality. APS Fungicide and Nematocide Tests. 34:171-172.

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