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Milton C. Rush
Professor Emeritus

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Book Chapter and Refereed Journal Articles

Oard, S., M.C. Rush, J.H. Oard. 2004. Characterization of antimicrobial peptides against a   US strain of the pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Applied Microbiology 97: 169-180.

Shao, Qiming, Milton C. Rush, Steven D. Linscombe, Donald E. Groth and Manjit S. Kang. 2005. Allelic analysis for bar gene from different rice transformation events. J. Crop Improvement. 15:33-49.  

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 46:1417 

Linscombe, S.D., X. Sha, J.A. Bond, K. Bearb, M.C. Rush, Q.R. Chu, D.E. Groth, L.M.  White, and R.T. Dunand. 2006. Registration of ‘Trenasse’ rice. Crop Science 46:2318.

Shao, Q.M., M.C. Rush, M.S. Wu, D.E. Groth, M.S. Kang, and S.D. Linscombe. 2006.  Transgene transfer to United States commercial cultivars via conventional breeding techniques. Journ. Crop Improvement 16:49-65.

Nandakumar, R., Bollich, P.A., Groth, D.E and Rush, M.C. 2007. Confirmation of the        partial resistance of Jupiter rice to bacterial panicle blight caused by Burkholderia glumae through reduced disease and yield loss in inoculated field tests. Phytopathology 97(S):82-83.

Nandakumar, R. and Rush, M.C. 2007. Association of Burkholderia glumae and B. gladioli with panicle blight symptoms on rice in Panama. Plant Disease 91:767. (Note)

Rush, M.C., Nandakumar, R., Sha, X.Y., Groth, D.E. and S.D. Linscombe. 2007. Partial resistance to bacterial panicle blight in Jupiter rice. Louisiana Agriculture,  Pp. 22-23.

Nandakumar, R., Bollich, P.A., Shahjahan, A.K.M., Groth, D.E. and Rush, M.C. 2007.   Association of soilborne Burkholderia gladioli with rice sheath rot and panicle blight symptoms. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 30: 148-154.

Joana Bernardes de Assis, Patrik Peyer, Milton C. Rush, Marcello Zala, Bruce A. McDonald, and Paulo C. Ceresini. 2008. Divergence Between Sympatric Rice- and Soybean-Infecting Populations of Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group-1 IA. Phytopathology 98:1326-1333.

Shahjahan, A. K. M., M. C. Rush, and D. E. Groth. 2001. Phylloplane yeasts as potential biocontrol agents for rice sheath blight disease. Pp. 235-252. In: S. Sreenivasaprasad and R. Johnson, (Ed.), Major Fungal Diseases of Rice Recent Advances. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands. 365pp.

Rodrigues F. A., L. E. Datnoff, G. H. Korndorfer, K. W. Seebold, and M. C. Rush. 2001. Effect of silicon and host resistance on sheath blight development in rice. Plant Dis. 85:827-832.

Rush, M. C., A. K. M. Shahjahan, and J. P. Jones. 2000. Outbreak of false smut of rice in Louisiana. Plant Dis. 84: 100.

Pan, X. B., J. H. Zou, Z. X. Chen, J. F. Lu, H. X. Yu, H. T. Li, Z. B. Wang, X. Y. Pan, M. C. Rush, L. H. Zhu. 1999. Tagging major quantitative trait loci for sheath blight resistance in a rice variety, Jasmine 85. Chinese Science Bulletin 44: 1783-1789.

Pan, X. B., M. C. Rush, X. Y. Sha, S. D. Linscombe, S. R. Stetina, and J. Oard. 1999. Major gene, nonallelic sheath blight resistance from the rice varieties Jasmine 85 and Teqing. Crop Sci. 39:338-346.

Rush, M. C., Q. J. Xie, S. S. Croughan, S. D. Linscombe, J. Narvaez, and S. R. Stetina. 1998. Clonal variation in cereals and forage grasses. Pp. 39-64 In: S. M. Jain, B. S. Ahloowalia, and D. S. Brar (Eds.), Somaclonal Variation and Induced Mutation in Crop Improvement. Kluwer Academic.

Pan, X. B. and M. C. Rush. 1997. Studies in the U.S. on genetics and breeding of resistance to rice sheath blight. J. Jiangsu Agric. Coll. 18:57-63.

Prabhu, A. S. and M. C. Rush. 1997. Differential sensitivity of callus derived from immature panicles of rice cultivars to the non-specific toxin of Pyricularia grisea. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 50:13-18.

Xie, Q. J., M. C. Rush, and S.D. Linscomb. 1996. Inheritance of homozygous somaclonal variation in rice. Crop Sci. 36: 1491-1495.

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

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

Rush, M. C. 1992. Seedling diseases, pp. 12-14. In: Compendium of Rice Diseases. Ed. Webster, R. K. and Gunnell, P.S., APS Press; St. Paul, MN. 62p.

Rush, M. C. and Lee, F. N. 1992. Sheath blight, pp. 22-23. In: Compendium of Rice Diseases. Ed. Webster, R. K. and Gunnell, P.S., APS Press; St. Paul, MN. 62p.

Rush, M. C. 1992. Sheath spot, pp.23-24 In: Compendium of Rice Diseases. Ed. Webster, R. K. and Gunnell, P.S., APS Press; St. Paul, MN. 62p.

Cao, J., Rush, M. C., Nabors, M., Xie, Q. J., Croughan, T. P., and E. Nowick.1991. Development and inheritance of somaclonal variation in rice. p. 385-419. In: S. K. Dutta and Charles Sloger, (Eds.), Biological Nitrogen Fixation Associated with Rice Production. Oxford and IBH Publishing, New Delhi, India.

Groth, D. E., M. C. Rush, and G. D. Lindberg. 1990. Foliar fungicides for Control of Rice Diseases in the United States. p. 31-52. In: B. T. Grayson, et al. (Eds.). Pest Management in Rice. Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York.

Moriconi, D. N., M. C. Rush, and H. Flores. 1990. Tomatillo: a potential vegetable crop for Louisiana p. 407-413. In: J. Janick and J. E. Simon (Eds.). Advances In New Crops. Timber Press Portland.

Rush, M. C. and R. W. Schneider. 1990. Chemical control of seedling diseases of rice in Louisiana, p. 53-70. In: B. T. Grayson, et al. (Eds.). Pest Management in Rice. Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York.

Xie, Q. J., M. C. Rush, and J. Cao. 1990. Somaclonal variation for disease resistance in rice (Oryzae sativa L.), p. 491-509. In: B. T. Grayson, et al. (Eds.). Pest Management in Rice. Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York.

Annual Reports

Shao, Q. M, S.D. Linscombe, and M. C. Rush.2002. Allelic analysis of transgenic rice plants from ‘ Taipei 309’ and ‘Nipponbare’. Proc. 29th Rice Tech. Working Group. Little Rock , AR. February 24-27, 2002 . P.61.

Oard, S., M. C. Rush, and J. H. Oard. 2002. Changes in membrane and nuclear integrity of the fungus Rhizoctonia solani after in vitro exposure to lytic peptides. Proc. 29th Rice Tech. Working Group. Little Rock , AR. February 24-27, 2002 . P. 90-91.

Cheng, G., A. K. M. Shahjahan, L.Y. Yuan, and M. C. Rush. 2002. Distinguishing among isolates of Burkholderia glumae, B. gladioli, B. plantarii, and B. cepacia from rice. Proc. 29th Rice Tech. Working Group. Little Rock , AR. February 24-27, 2002 . P.94.

Rush, M. C., A. K. M. Shahjahan, and D. E. Groth. 1999. In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of chemicals for controlling rice panicle blight caused by Burkholderia glumae (Kurita et Tabei). Ann. Res. Rept., Rice Res. Sta., LA State Univ. Agri. Centr. 91: 416-427.

Bulletins

Groth, D. E., Rush, M. C., Giesler, G. G., and Hollier, C.A. 1993. Foliar Fungicides for Use in the Management of Rice Diseases. Bull. No. 840. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA. 44 p.

Groth, D. E., Rush, M. C., and Hollier, C.A. 1991. Rice Diseases and Disorders in Louisiana. Bull. No. 828. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 37p.

Abstracts in Proceedings

Shao, Q.M., M.C. Rush, D. Groth, and S. D. Linscombe. 2003. Potential for using Liberty herbicide as a fungicide to control sheath blight rice on transgenic cultivars. Louisiana Plant Protection Association Louisiana Association of Agronomy, Baton Rouge LA. Pp13. Shao, Q.M., S. D. Linscombe, D. E. Groth, Y. Xiao, and M.C. Rush. 2003.

Effect of Liberty applications on hyphal growth R. in vitro and on transgenic rice as determined by electron microscopy. Louisiana Plant Protection Association Louisiana Association of Agronomy, Baton Rouge, LA. Pp12. Semi-Technical Articles

Shahjahan, A. K. M., D. E. Groth, C. A. Clark, S. D. Linscombe, and M. C. Rush. 2000. Epidemiological studies on panicle blight of rice: critical stage of infection and the effect of infected seeds on disease development and yield of rice. Proc. Rice Tech. Work. Group 28:77. (Biloxi, MS: Feb. 27 - March 1,2000).

Shao, Q. M., S.D. Linscombe, E. C. Achberger, and M. C. Rush. 2000. Inheritance of the Bar and hygromycin genes in transformed Taipei 309 and Nipponbare. Proc. Rice Tech. Work. Group 28:46. (Biloxi, MS: Feb. 27 - March 1,2000).

Shao, Q. M., S.D. Linscombe, X. Y. Sha, and M. C. Rush. 2000. Transfer of the Bar gene from transgenic Taipei 309 and Nipponbare into U. S. commercial rice varieties through repeated backcrosses. Proc. Rice Tech. Work. Group 28:53. (Biloxi, MS: Feb .27 - March 1,2000).

Rush, M. C., A. K. M. Shahjahan, and D. E. Groth. 2000. Potential for management of panicle blight through seed treatment and foliar application of pesticides. Proc. Rice Tech. Work. Group 28:81. (Biloxi , MS : Feb. 27 - March 1, 2000) .

Semi-Technical Articles

Rush, M. C., Q. M. Shao,Shuli Zhang, A. K. M.Shahjahan, Kathy O’Reilly, Ding Shih, Donald Groth and Steven D. Linscombe. 2004. Biotechnology and control of rice diseases. Louisiana Agriculture 46:20-22.

Shahjahan, A. K. M., M. C. Rush, Don Groth and Chris Clark. 2000. Panicle blight. Rice Journ. 103: 26-28.

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