Dechun Wang, Ph.D.

Dechun Wang

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Professor - Soybean genetics/genomics; to improve plant performance, host plant resistance and seed chemical composition.
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences



Ph.D., Michigan State University

Research Interests:

Soybean breeding and genetics; Soybean molecular genetics; applications of molecular techniques in plant breeding


  1. Guo, X., S.G. Gordon, D. Wang, E. Helliwell, T. Smith, S.A. Berry, S.K. St.Martin, and A.E. Dorrance. 2008. Genetic mapping of QTLs underlying partial Sclerotinia stem rot resistance in soybean PI 391589A and PI391589B. Crop Sci. (in press).
  2. Chen, C.Y., C. Gu, C. Mensah, R.L. Nelson, and D. Wang. 2007. SSR markerdiversity of soybean aphid resistance sources in North America. Genome 50: 1104-1111.
  3. Chen, Y., D. Wang, P. Arelli, M. Ebrahimi, and R.L. Nelson. 2006. Molecularmarker diversity of SCN resistant sources in soybean. Genome: 49:938-949.
  4. Salas, P., J.C. Oyarzo-Llaipen, D. Wang, K. Chase, and L. Mansur. 2006.Genetic mapping of seed shape in three populations of recombinant inbred lines of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 113:1459-1466.
  5. Diers, B.W., F.J. Kopisch-Obuch, D. Hoffman, C.R. Grau, and D. Wang. 2006. Registration of A X N-1-55 soybean germplasm with partial resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot. Crop Sci. 46:1403-1404.
  6. Wang, D., J. Boyse, and B.W. Diers. 2006. Registration of 'Skylla' Soybean. Crop Sci. 46:974-975.
  7. Bisognin, D.A., D.S. Douches, L. Buszka, G. Bryan, and D. Wang. 2005. Mapping late blight resistance in Solanum microdontum Bitter. Crop Sci. 45:340-345.
  8. Diers, B.W., P.R. Arelli, S.R. Carlson, W.R. Fehr, E.A. Kabelka, R.C. Shoemaker, and D. Wang. 2005. Registration of 'LDX01-1-65' soybean germplasm with soybean cyst nematode resistance derived from Glycine soja. Crop Sci. 45:1671-1672.
  9. Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, R.L. Nelson, and D. Wang. 2005. Resistance to soybean aphid in early maturing soybean germplasm. Crop Sci. 45:2228-2233.
  10. Chen, Y., and D. Wang. 2005. Two convenient methods to evaluate soybean for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Dis.89:1268-1272.
  11. Cornelious, B., P. Chen, Y. Chen, N. de Leon, J.G. Shannon, and D. Wang. 2005. Genetic mapping of QTLs underlying water-logging tolerance in soybean. Mol. Breed.16:103-112.
  12. Chen, Y., M. Ebrahimi, P. Arelli, and D. Wang. 2005. Molecular Marker Diversity of SCN resistant Sources in Soybean, In ASA-CSSA-SSSA-CSSS Abstracts 2005 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
  13. Mensah, C., C. DiFonzo, and D. Wang. 2005. Preliminary study of genetics of aphid resistance in early maturing soybean germplasm, In ASA-CSSA-SSSA- CSSS Abstracts 2005 [CD-ROM], Madison, WI.
  14. Wang, D., H. Chen, R. Hammerschmidt, Y. Luo, and S. Wang. 2005. Field Evaluation of Early Maturing Chinese Soybean Germplasm for Rust Resistance, In Proceedings of National Soybean Rust Symposium. The American Phytopathological Society, Nashville, TN.