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Anna M Casas

Education

Ph.D. in Biology, University of Navarra, June 1987

Current position

Científico Titular (Tenured scientist since 12-1993), Deparment of Genetics and Plant Production, Aula Dei Experimental Station, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) EEAD-CSIC, Avda Montañana, Zaragoza, Spain

Publications indexed in SCI (since 2005)

  1. Cantalapiedra, C. P., Boudiar, R., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Contreras-Moreira, B. (2014). BARLEYMAP: physical and genetic mapping of nucleotide sequences and annotation of surrounding loci in barley. Mol Breeding 35(1): 1-11.
  2. Igartua, E., Mansour, E., Cantalapiedra, C. P., Contreras-Moreira, B., Gracia, M. P., Fuster, P., Escribano, J., Molina-Cano, J. L., Moralejo, M. and Thomas, W. T. (2015). Selection footprints in barley breeding lines detected by combining genotyping-by-sequencing with reference genome information. Mol Breeding 35(1): 1-14.
  3. Mansour, E., Casas, A. M., Gracia, M. P., Molina-Cano, J. L., Moralejo, M., Cattivelli, L., Thomas, W. T. and Igartua, E. (2014). Quantitative trait loci for agronomic traits in an elite barley population for Mediterranean conditions. Mol Breeding 33(2): 249-265.
  4. Yahiaoui, S., Cuesta‐Marcos, A., Gracia, M. P., Medina, B., Lasa, J. M., Casas, A. M., Ciudad, F. J., Montoya, J. L., Moralejo, M. and Molina‐Cano, J. L. (2014). Spanish barley landraces outperform modern cultivars at low‐productivity sites. Plant Breeding 133(2): 218-226.
  5. Loscos, J., Igartua, E., Contreras-Moreira, B., Gracia, M. P. and Casas, A. M. (2014). HvFT1 polymorphism and effect-survey of barley germplasm and expression analysis. Front Plant Sci 5: 251.
  6. Hofmann, K., Silvar, C., Casas, A. M., Herz, M., Buttner, B., Gracia, M. P., Contreras-Moreira, B., Wallwork, H., Igartua, E. and Schweizer, G. (2013). Fine mapping of the Rrs1 resistance locus against scald in two large populations derived from Spanish barley landraces. Theor Appl Genet 126(12): 3091-3102.
  7. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Nussbaumer, T., Spannagl, M., Usadel, B., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Towards positional isolation of three quantitative trait loci conferring resistance to powdery mildew in two Spanish barley landraces. PLoS One 8(6): e67336.
  8. Karsai, I., Igartua, E., Casas, A., Kiss, T., Soós, V., Balla, K., Bedő, Z. and Veisz, O. (2013). Developmental patterns of a large set of barley (Hordeum vulgare) cultivars in response to ambient temperature. Annals Appl Biology 162(3): 309-323.
  9. Igartua, E., Moralejo, M., Casas, A. M., Torres, L. and Molina-Cano, J.-L. (2013). Whole-genome analysis with SNPs from BOPA1 shows clearly defined groupings of Western Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Fertile Crescent barleys. Genetic Resources Crop Evolution 60(1): 251-264.
  10. Silvar, C., Kopahnke, D., Flath, K., Serfling, A., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Resistance to powdery mildew in one Spanish barley landrace hardly resembles other previously identified wild barley resistances. Eur J Plant Pathol 136(3): 459-468.
  11. Ponce-Molina, L. J., María Casas, A., Pilar Gracia, M., Silvar, C., Mansour, E., Thomas, W. B., Schweizer, G., Herz, M. and Igartua, E. (2012). Quantitative trait loci and candidate loci for heading date in a large population of a wide barley cross. Crop Sci 52(6): 2469-2480.
  12. Gracia, M., Mansour, E., Casas, A., Lasa, J., Medina, B., Molina-Cano, J., Moralejo, M., López, A., López-Fuster, P. and Escribano, J. (2012). Progress in the Spanish National Barley Breeding Program. Spanish J Agricul Rese 10(3): 741-751.
  13. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Scholz, U., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2012). Fine mapping and comparative genomics integration of two quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Theor Appl Genet 124(1): 49-62.
  14. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Development of a cost‐effective pyrosequencing approach for SNP genotyping in barley. Plant Breeding 130(3): 394-397.
  15. Silvar, C., Flath, K., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Analysis of powdery mildew resistance in the Spanish barley core collection. Plant Breeding 130(2): 195-202.
  16. Silvar, C., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E., Ponce-Molina, L. J., Gracia, M. P., Schweizer, G., Herz, M., Flath, K., Waugh, R., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2011). Resistance to powdery mildew in Spanish barley landraces is controlled by different sets of quantitative trait loci. Theor Appl Genet 123(6): 1019-1028.
  17. Malosetti, M., van Eeuwijk, F. A., Boer, M. P., Casas, A. M., Elia, M., Moralejo, M., Bhat, P. R., Ramsay, L. and Molina-Cano, J. L. (2011). Gene and QTL detection in a three-way barley cross under selection by a mixed model with kinship information using SNPs. Theor Appl Genet 122(8): 1605-1616.
  18. Casas, A. M., Djemel, A., Ciudad, F. J., Yahiaoui, S., Ponce, L. J., Contreras-Moreira, B., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M. and Igartua, E. (2011). HvFT1 (VrnH3) drives latitudinal adaptation in Spanish barleys. Theor Appl Genet 122(7): 1293-1304.
  19. Casao, M. C., Karsai, I., Igartua, E., Gracia, M. P., Veisz, O. and Casas, A. M. (2011). Adaptation of barley to mild winters: a role for PPDH2. BMC Plant Biol 11: 164.
  20. Casao, M. C., Igartua, E., Karsai, I., Lasa, J. M., Gracia, M. P. and Casas, A. M. (2011). Expression analysis of vernalization and day-length response genes in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) indicates that VRNH2 is a repressor of PPDH2 (HvFT3) under long days. J Exp Bot 62(6): 1939-1949.
  21. Casao, M. C., Igartua, E., Karsai, I., Bhat, P. R., Cuadrado, N., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M. and Casas, A. M. (2011). Introgression of an intermediate VRNH1 allele in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) leads to reduced vernalization requirement without affecting freezing tolerance. Mol Breeding 28(4): 475-484.
  22. Borràs-Gelonch, G., Slafer, G. A., Casas, A. M., van Eeuwijk, F. and Romagosa, I. (2010). Genetic control of pre-heading phases and other traits related to development in a double-haploid barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) population. Field Crops Res 119(1): 36-47.
  23. Silvar, C., Dhif, H., Igartua, E., Kopahnke, D., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M., Ordon, F. and Casas, A. M. (2010). Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Mol Breeding 25(4): 581-592.
  24. Elia, M., Swanston, J., Moralejo, M., Casas, A., Pérez‐Vendrell, A. M., Ciudad, F., Thomas, W., Smith, P., Ullrich, S. and Molina‐Cano, J. L. (2010). A model of the genetic differences in malting quality between European and North American barley cultivars based on a QTL study of the cross Triumph× Morex. Plant Breeding 129(3): 280-290.
  25. Silvar, C., Casas, A., Kopahnke, D., Habekuß, A., Schweizer, G., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Ciudad, F., Molina‐Cano, J. and Igartua, E. (2010). Screening the spanish barley core collection for disease resistance. Plant Breeding 129(1): 45-52.
  26. Cuesta‐Marcos, A., Casas, A., Hayes, P., Gracia, M., Lasa, J., Ciudad, F., Codesal, P., Molina‐Cano, J. and Igartua, E. (2009). Yield QTL affected by heading date in Mediterranean grown barley. Plant Breeding 128(1): 46-53.
  27. Bouhadida, M., Casas, A. M., Gonzalo, M. J., Arús, P., Moreno, M. Á. and Gogorcena, Y. (2009). Molecular characterization and genetic diversity of Prunus rootstocks. Scientia horticulturae 120(2): 237-245.
  28. Karsai, I., Szűcs, P., Kőszegi, B., Hayes, P. M., Casas, A., Bedő, Z. and Veisz, O. (2008). Effects of photo and thermo cycles on flowering time in barley: a genetical phenomics approach. J Experimental Botany 59(10): 2707-2715.
  29. Yahiaoui, S., Igartua, E., Moralejo, M., Ramsay, L., Molina-Cano, J. L., Ciudad, F. J., Lasa, J. M., Gracia, M. P. and Casas, A. M. (2008). Patterns of genetic and eco-geographical diversity in Spanish barleys. Theor Appl Genet 116(2): 271-282.
  30. Cuesta-Marcos, A., Igartua, E., Codesal, P., Russell, J. R., Molina-Cano, J. L., Moralejo, M., Szűcs, P., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M. and Casas, A. M. (2008). Heading date QTL in a spring× winter barley cross evaluated in Mediterranean environments. Mol Breeding 21(4): 455-471.
  31. Cuesta-Marcos, A., Casas, A. M., Yahiaoui, S., Gracia, M. P., Lasa, J. M. and Igartua, E. (2008). Joint analysis for heading date QTL in small interconnected barley populations. Mol Breeding 21(3): 383-399.
  32. Bouhadida, M., Casas, A., Moreno, M. and Gogorcena, Y. (2007). Molecular characterization of Miraflores peach variety and relatives using SSRs. Scientia Horticulturae 111(2): 140-145.
  33. von Zitzewitz, J., Szucs, P., Dubcovsky, J., Yan, L., Francia, E., Pecchioni, N., Casas, A., Chen, T. H., Hayes, P. M. and Skinner, J. S. (2005). Molecular and structural characterization of barley vernalization genes. Plant Mol Biol 59(3): 449-467.
  34. Casas, A. M., Yahiaoui, S., Ciudad, F. and Igartua, E. (2005). Distribution of MWG699 polymorphism in Spanish European barleys. Genome 48(1): 41-45.
Protocols by Anna M Casas
  1. Pyrosequencing Approach for SNP Genotyping in Plants Using a M13 Biotinylated Primer