Cruet-Burgos C, Cox S, Ioerger BP, Perumal R, Hu Z, Herald TJ, Bean SR, Rhodes DH. (2020) Advancing Provitamin A Biofortification in Sorghum: Genome-Wide Association Studies of Grain Carotenoids in Global Germplasm. The Plant Genome 13 (1): e20013.

Peer Reviewed Publications


    • Schnur S, Amachawadi R, Baca G, Sexton-Bowser S, Rhodes D, Smolensky D, Thomson D, Nagaraja T. (2021) Antimicrobial activity of sorghum phenolic extract on bovine foodborne and mastitis causing pathogens. Antibiotics. 10, 594.


    • Kanfany G, Serba D, Rhodes D, St. Amand P, Bernardo A, Gangashetty P, Kane N, Bai G. (2020) Genomic diversity in pearl millet inbred lines derived from landraces and improved varieties. BMC Genomics. 21(1).

    • Pokharel M, Chiluwal A, Stamm M, Min D, Rhodes D, Jagadish K. (2020) High night-time temperature during flowering and pod filling affects flower opening, yield and seed fatty acid composition in canola. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 206 (5):579-96.

    • Cruet-Burgos C, Cox S, Ioerger BP, Perumal R, Hu Z, Herald TJ, Bean SR, Rhodes DH. (2020) Advancing Provitamin A Biofortification in Sorghum: Genome-Wide Association Studies of Grain Carotenoids in Global Germplasm. The Plant Genome 13 (1): e20013.


    • Rhodes DH (2019) Nutritional Genomics: Connecting Crop Improvement to Human Nutrition. Cereal Foods World 64(1). DOI: 10.1094/CFW-64-1-0004. KAES: 19-076-J


    • Smolensky, D, Rhodes DH, McVey DS, Fawver Z, Perumal R, Herald TJ, and Noronha L. (2018) High-Polyphenol Sorghum Bran Extract Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth Through ROS Induction, Cell Cycle Arrest, and Apoptosis. Journal of Medicinal Food.


    • Su X, Rhodes DH, Xu J, Chen X, Davis H, Wang D, Herald TJ and Wang W. (2017) Phenotypic diversity of anthocyanins in sorghum accessions with various pericarp pigments. Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences 7(4): 1-4. DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000610

    • Shen Y, Su X, Rhodes DH, Herald TJ, Xu J, Chen X, Smith JS and Wang W. (2017) The pigments of sorghum pericarp are associated with the contents of carotenoids and pro-vitamin A. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences 6(3): 48-56.

    • Rhodes DH, Hoffmann Jr. L, Rooney WL, Herald TJ, Bean S, Boyles R, Brenton ZW, Kresovich S. (2017) Genetic architecture of kernel composition in global sorghum germplasm. BMC Genomics 18(15): 1-8. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-3403-x


    • Rhodes DH, Gadgil P, Perumal R, Tesso T, Herald TJ. (2016) Natural variation and genome-wide association study of antioxidants in a diverse sorghum collection. Cereal Chemistry 94(2): 190–98. DOI: 10.1094/CCHEM-03-16-0075-R

    • Pang J, Nguyen VT, Rhodes DH, Sullivan ME, Braunschweig C, Fantuzzi G. (2016) Relationship of galectin-3 with obesity, IL-6, and CRP in women. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 39(12): 1435-1443. DOI: 10.1007/s40618-016-0515-8

    • Rhodes DH, Kresovich S. (2016) Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Genotypes with contrasting polyphenol compositions differentially modulate inflammatory cytokines in mouse macrophages. Journal of Chemistry 2016: 1-10. DOI: 10.1155/2016/9640869

    • Su X, Xu J, Rhodes DH, Shen Y, Song W, Katz B, Tomich J, Wang W. (2016) Identification and quantification of anthocyanins in transgenic purple tomato. Food Chemistry 202: 184-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.01.128


    • Turyk M, Fantuzzi G, Persky V, Freels S, Lambertino A, Pini M, Rhodes DH, Anderson HA. (2015) Persistent organic pollutants and biomarkers of diabetes risk in a cohort of great lakes sport caught fish consumers. Environmental Research 140: 335-344. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.03.037


    • Rhodes DH, Hoffmann Leo Jr., Rooney WL, Morris GP, Kresovich S. (2014) Genome-wide association study of grain polyphenol concentrations in global sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm. Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry 62(45): 10916–10927. DOI: 10.1021/jf503651t

2013 and Earlier

    • Morris GP, Rhodes DH, Brenton Z, Ramu P, Thayil VM, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Yu J, Kresovich S. (2013). Dissecting genome-wide association signals for loss-of-function phenotypes in sorghum flavonoid pigmentation traits. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 3(11): 2085–2094.

    • Rhodes DH, Pini M, Castellanos KJ, Montero-Melendez T, Cooper D, Perretti M, and Fantuzzi G. (2013). Adipose tissue-specific modulation of galectin expression in lean and obese mice: Evidence for regulatory function. Obesity 21(2): 310–319.

    • Pini M, Castellanos KJ, Rhodes DH, and Fantuzzi G. (2013). Obesity and IL-6 interact in modulating the response to endotoxemia in mice. Cytokine 61(1): 71–77.

    • Pang J, Rhodes DH, Pini M, Akasheh RT, Castellanos KJ, Cabay RJ, Cooper D, Perretti M, and Fantuzzi G. (2013). Increased adiposity, dysregulated glucose metabolism and systemic inflammation in Galectin-3 KO mice. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57915.

    • Pini M, Rhodes DH, Castellanos KJ, Cabay RJ, Grady EF, and Fantuzzi G. (2012). Rosiglitazone improves survival and hastens recovery from pancreatic inflammation in obese mice. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40944.

    • Pini M, Rhodes DH, Castellanos KJ, Hall AR, Cabay RJ, Chennuri R, Grady EF, and Fantuzzi G. (2012). Role of IL-6 in the resolution of pancreatitis in obese mice. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 91(6): 957-966.

    • Pini M, Rhodes DH, and Fantuzzi G. (2011) Hematological and acute-phase responses to diet-induced obesity in IL-6 KO mice. Cytokine 56(3): 708-16.

    • Gove ME, Rhodes DH, Pini M, Van Baal JW, Sennello JA, Fayad R, Cabay RJ, Myers MG, and Fantuzzi G. (2009). Role of leptin receptor-induced STAT3 signaling in modulation of intestinal and hepatic inflammation in mice. Journal of Leukocyte Biology 85(3): 491–496.

Non-Refereed Publications

Morris GP and Rhodes DH. (2009) “Greener pastures: health and sustainability on a family dairy farm” Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Newsletter. American Dietetic Association.

Book Chapters

Bean SR, Ioerger BP, Wilson JD, Tilley M, Rhodes DH, Herald TJ. “Structure and chemistry of sorghum grain.” Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sorghum Volume 2: Sorghum utilization around the world. Ed. William Rooney. Burleigh Dodds, 2018. 1-29.