Anne Fennell

Anne Fennell, PhD

South Dakota State University
Bioinformationics & Plant Biology
(605) 688-6373

Dr. Fennell employs systems biology and genetic approaches to develop a better understanding of genotype to phenotype responses. Her project developed VitisNet molecular networks providing tools to functionally analyze and visualize large data sets. She has also developed a low temperature response phenotype center,  which is utilized by grape breeders as part of the USDA-SCRI Vitisgen project. Dr. Fennell’s current research efforts are focused on microRNA regulation of grapevine bud dormancy commitment.

Areas of expertise:
Grape genetics, perennial plant dormancy, transcryptomics, gene expression developmental biology, vitis, PCR, physiology, molecular biology, functional annotation

Selected publications:
Yang, S., J. Fresnedo-Ramirez, Q. Sun, D.C. Manns, G.L. Sacks, A.K. Mansfield, J.J. Luby, J.P. Londo, B.I. Reisch, L.E. Cadle-Davidson, A. Y. Fennell. 2016.  Next generation mapping of enological traits in an F2 interspecific grapevine hybrid family.  PLoSONE 11:e0149560. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149560.

Fennell, A.Y., K.A. Schlauch, S. Gouthu, L.G. Deluc, V. Khadka, L. Sreekantan, J. Grimplet, G.R. Cramer and K. Mathiason. 2015. Short day transcriptomic programming during induction of dormancy in grapevine. Front. Plant Sci.

Yang, S., Fresnedo-Ramírez, J., Wang, M., Cote, L., Schwitzer, P., Barba, P., Takacs, E.M., Luby, J.J., Clark, M.D., Manns, D., Sacks, G., Mansfield, A.K., Londo, J.P., Fennell, A., Gadoury, D., Reisch, B.I., Cadle-Davidson, L., Sun, Q. 2016. A next-generation marker genotyping platform (AmpSeq) in heterozygous crops: a case study for marker-assisted selection in grapevine. Nature Horticulture Research 3:16002

Yu Zhang, Juan Xie, Jinyu Yang, Anne Fennell and Qin Ma. 2016. QUBIC: a Bioconductor package for qualitative biclustering analysis of gene co-expression data. Bioinformatics. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw635

George, I.S., A.Y. Fennell, P. Haynes. 2015. Protein identification and quantification from riverbank grape, Vitis riparia: Comparing SDS-PAGE and FASP-GPF techniques for shotgun proteomic analysis. Proteomics 15:3061-3065.  DOI:10.1002/pmic.201500085

Grimplet, J, J VanHemert, P Carbonell - Bejerano, J Diaz - Riquelme, J Dickerson, A Fennell, M Pezzotti, JM Martinez - Zapater. 2012. Comparative analysis of grapevine whole - genome gene predictions, functional annotation, categorization  and integration of the predicted gene sequences. BMC Research Notes 5:213 - 222.

Victor, KJ, A Fennell and J. Grimplet.  2010. Proteomic analysis of shoot tissue during photoperiod induced growth cessation in V. riparia Michx. grapevines.  Proteome Science 8:44 doi:10.1186/1477 - 5956 - 8 - 44.

Sreekantan, L, K Mathiason, J Grimplet, K Schlauch, J Dickerson, A Fennell. 2010. Differential floral development and gene expression in grapevines during long and short photoperiods suggests a role for floral genes in dormancy transitioning.  Plant Mol. Bio. 73:191 - 205.

Grimplet, J., G. Cramer, J. Dickerson, J. Van Hemert, K. Mathiason, and A. Fennell. 2009. VitisNet: Omics Integration through Grapevine Molecular Networks. PLoSONE 4:E8365

K Mathiason, D He, J Grimplet, J Venkatswari, E Or, DW Galbraith and A Fennell. 2008.  Transcript profiling in Vitis riparia during chilling requirement fulfillment reveals coordination of gene expression patterns with optimized bud break  Funct. Integr. Gen. DOI 10.1007/s10142 - 008 - 0090 - y


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