Ainong Shi

ainong shi

Ainong Shi

Assistant Professor

Phone: (479) 575-2670

Fax: (479) 575-8619


Department of Horticulture
316 Plant Sciences Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.S. City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA
M.S. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China
B.S. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Courses Taught

HORT6033: Genetic Techniques in Plant Breeding

Research Emphasis:

Germplasm development and cultivar improvement for vegetable crops such as spinach and cowpea. Using next generation sequencing (NGS) such as GBS (genotyping by sequencing), RAD-seq (Restriction Site Associated DNA sequencing), and RNA-seq (whole transcriptome sequencing) for SNP discovery and QTL identification. Applying marker-assisted selection (QTL-based, SNP-based, and genome-wide) to breeding programs in spinach, cowpea, edamame and other crops.

General Areas of Interest:

Germplasm development and cultivar improvement for vegetable crops; molecular breeding including QTL analysis, marker identification and marker-assisted selection; and predictive breeding (QTL-based and genome -wide) in crops.

Recent Selected Publications

Ainong Shi, Pengyin Chen, Rick Vierling, Dexiao Li, and Cuiming Zheng. 2013. Identification of SMV resistance alleles in Jindou 1 soybean. Euphytica (DOI 10.1007/s10681-012-0816-8).

Wang, Y, A. Shi, B. Zhang, and P. Chen. 2013. Mapping a major gene for powdery mildew resistance in V97-3000 soybean. Plant Breeding (In Press).

Mozzoni L, A. Shi, P. Chen. 2013. Genetic Study of High Sucrose and Low Raffinose, and Low Stachyose Contents in V99-5089 Soybean Seeds. J. Crop Improvement (In Press).

Ehsan Shakiba, Pengyin Chen, Ainong Shi, Dexiao Li, Dekun Dong, and Kris Brye. 2013. Inheritance and Allelic Relationship of Resistance Genes for Soybean 1 mosaic virus in 'Corsica' and 'Beeson' Soybean. Crop Sci. (doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.01.0006).

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