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Dilip R. Panthee, Ph.D.


Dilip R. Panthee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tomato Breeding and Genetics
Horticultural Science


Responsibilities

Research: 100%

Breeding and development of tomato lines and varieties with broad adaptation, resistance to major diseases, high yield and fruit quality for fresh market by using conventional and molecular approaches. Investigation of genetic control and inheritance of important traits to facilitate the selection process.

Fresh Market Tomato Breeding Program

Education

  • Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2005.
  • M.Phil. in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement, The University of Birmingham and Reading, UK, 1997.
  • B.Sc.Ag, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1990.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor and Tomato Breeder (July 2014 to present): Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. Breeding tomato for fruit quality, disease resistance and stress tolerance.
  • Assistant Professor and Tomato Breeder (May 2008 to June 2014): Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. Breeding tomato for fruit quality, disease resistance and stress tolerance.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate (March 2005 to May 2008): Department of Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (August 2001 to February 2005): Department of Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • Lecturer (July 1998 to August 2001): Tribhuwan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Chitwan, Nepal.
  • Plant Breeder/Seed Technologist (September 1997 to July 1998): Lumle Agricultural Research Center (LARC), Nepal.
  • Agronomist (November 1990 to December 1991): Department of Irrigation, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Selected Publications

  1. Bhattarai, K., Louws, F.J., Williamson, J.D. and Panthee, D.R. (2016). Differential response of tomato to Xanthomonas-specific pathogen associated molecular patterns and correlation with bacterial spot (Xanthomonas perforans) resistance. Horticulture Research. 3: 16035.
  2. Bhattarai, K., Louws, F.J., Williamson, J.D. and Panthee, D.R. (2016). Diversity analysis of tomato genotypes based on morphological traits with commercial breeding significance for fresh market production in eastern USA. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 10: 1098-1103.
  3. Joshi, B.K. Louws, F.J., Yencho, G.C., Sosinski, B.R. Arellano, C. and Panthee, D.R. (2015). Molecular markers for Septoria leaf spot (Septoria lycopersici Speg.) resistance in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Nepal Journal of Biotechnology. 3: 40-47.
  4. Panthee, D.R. Gardner, R.G., Ibrahem, R. and Anderson, C. (2015). Molecular markers associated with Ph-3 gene conferring late blight resistance in tomato. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 2144-2150.
  5. Patel, T. K., Krasnyanski, S. F., Allen, G. C., Louws, F. J., Panthee, D. R., and Williamson, J. D. (2015). Progeny of Selfed Plants from Tomato Breeding Line ‘NC1 Grape’ Overexpressing Mannitol Dehydrogenase (MTD) Have Increased Resistance to the Early Blight Fungus, Alternaria solani. Plant Health Progress, 16: 115-117.
  6. Panthee, D. R., Perkins-Veazie, P., Anderson, C. and Ibrahem, R. (2015). Diallel analysis for lycopene content in the hybrids derived from different colored parents in tomato. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 1483-1492.
  7. Patel, T., Krasnyanski, S., Allen, G., Louws, F., Panthee, D.R. and Williamson, J. (2015). Tomato plants overexpressing a celery Mannitol dehydrogenase (MTD) have decreased susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 1116-1125.
  8. Veluchamy, S. and Panthee, D.R. (2015). Differential expression analysis of a select list of genes in susceptible and resistant heirloom tomatoes with respect to Pseudomonas syringaepv. tomato. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 142: 653-663.
  9. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2014). ‘Mountain Lion’: A large-fruited, extended shelf-life hybrid tomato and its parent line, NC 2rinEC. HortScience, 49: 1461-1462.
  10. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2014). ‘Mountain Rouge’: A pink-fruited, heirloom-type hybrid tomato and its parent line NC 161L. HortScience, 49: 1463-1464.
  11. Veluchamy, S., Hind, S.R., Dunham, D.M., Martin, G.B. and Panthee, D.R. (2014). Natural variation for responsiveness to flg22, flgII-28, and csp22 and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in heirloom tomatoes. PLoS ONE, 9: e106119.
  12. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2013). ‘Mountain Vineyard’ hybrid grape tomato and its parents: NC 4 Grape and NC 5 Grape tomato breeding lines. HortScience, 48: 1189-1191.
  13. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2013). ‘Mountain Honey’ hybrid grape tomato and its parent NC 6 Grape breeding line. HortScience, 48: 1192-1194.
  14. Joshi, B.K., Panthee, D.R., Louws, F.J., Yencho, G.C., Sosinski, B.R. and Arellano, C. (2013). RAPD markers linked to late blight resistance in tomato. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology. 14: 1-14.
  15. Panthee, D.R., Labate, J.L. McGrath, M.T., Breksa, A. P. and Robertson, L.D. (2013). Genotype and environmental interaction for fruit quality traits in vintage tomato varieties. Euphytica, 193: 169-182.
  16. Panthee, D. R., Brown, A. F., Yousef, G.G., Ibrahem, R. and Anderson, C. (2013). Novel molecular marker associated with Tm2a gene conferring resistance to Tomato mosaic virus in tomato. Plant Breeding, 132: 413-416.
  17. Panthee, D.R., Labate, J. A. and Robertson, L.D. (2013). Evaluation of tomato accessions for flavor and flavor contributing components. Plant Genetic Resources, 11: 106-113.
  18. Panthee, D. R., Perkins-Veazie, P., Randall, D. and Brown, A. F. (2013). Lycopene estimation in tomato lines using infra-red absorbance and tomato analyzer. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 19: 240-255.
  19. Panthee, D.R. and Ibrahem, R. (2013). New molecular markers associated with Sw-5 gene conferring resistance to Tomato spotted wilt virus in tomato. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 88: 129-134.
  20. Ling, K.S., Li, R., Panthee, D.R. and Gardner R.G. (2013). First report of potato spindle tuber viroid naturally infecting greenhouse tomatoes in North Carolina. Plant Disease, 97: 148-149.
  21. Sim, S., Van Deynze, A., Stoffel, K., Douches, D.S., Zarka, D., Ganal, M.W., Chetelat, R., Hutton, S., Scott, J., Gardner, R., Panthee, D.R., Mutschler-Chu, M., Myers, J. and Francis, D.M. (2012). High-density SNP genotyping of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) reveals patterns of genetic variation due to breeding. PLoS ONE, 7: e45520.
  22. Panthee, D.R., Cao, C., Debenport, S. J., Rodriguez, G. R., Labate, J. A., Robertson, L.D., Breksa, A.P., Van der Knaap, E. and McSpadden-Gardener, B. B. (2012). Magnitude of genotype x environment interactions affecting tomato fruit quality. HortScience 47: 721-726.
  23. Gardner, R.G. and Panthee, D.R. (2012). Tomato spotted wilt virus resistant fresh-market tomato breeding lines: NC 58S, NC 123S, NC 127S and NC 132S. HortScience, 47: 531-532.
  24. Foolad, M.R. and Panthee, D.R. (2012). Marker-assisted selection in tomato breeding. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 31: 93-123.
  25. Joshi, B.K., Gardner, R.G. and Panthee, D.R. (2012). Diversity analysis of tomato cultivars based on coefficient of parentage and RAPD molecular markers. Journal of Crop Improvement, 26: 177-196.
  26. Gardner, R.G. and Panthee, D.R. (2012). ‘Mountain Magic’: An early blight and late blight resistant specialty type F1 hybrid tomato. HortScience, 47: 299-300.
  27. Joshi, B.K., Gardner, R.G. and Panthee, D.R. (2011). GGE biplot analysis of tomato F1 hybrids evaluated across years for marketable fruit yield. Journal of Crop Improvement, 25: 488-496.
  28. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2011). ‘Mountain Majesty’: A tomato spotted wilt virus resistant fresh-market hybrid tomato and its parents NC 714 and NC 1CS. HortScience, 46: 1321-1323.
  29. Shi, A., Vierling, R., Grazzini, R., Chen, P., Caton, H. and Panthee, D.R. (2011). Molecular markers for Tm-2 alleles of tomato mosaic virus resistance in tomato. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 2: 180-189.
  30. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2011). Genetic improvement of fresh market tomatoes for yield and fruit quality over 35 years in North Carolina: A review. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 17: 259-273.
  31. Shi, A., Vierling, R., Grazzini, R., Chen, P., Caton, H. and Panthee, D.R. (2011). Identification of molecular markers for Sw-5 gene of tomato spotted wilt virus resistance. American Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences, 1:8-16.
  32. Gardner, R.G. and Panthee, D.R. (2010). Grape tomato breeding lines: NC 1 Grape, NC 2 Grape and NC 3 Grape. HortScience, 45: 1887-1888.
  33. Joshi, B.K. and Panthee, D.R. (2010). Information theory and multivariate techniques for analyzing DNA sequence data: An example from tomato genes. Nepal Journal of Biotechnology, 1: 1-8.
  34. Panthee, D.R. and Gardner, R.G. (2010). ‘Mountain Merit’: A late blight resistant large-fruited hybrid tomato. HortScience, 45: 1547-1548.
  35. Robbins, M.D., Masud, M.A.T., Panthee, D.R., Gardner, R.G., Francis, D.M. and Stevens, M.R. (2010). Marker assisted selection for coupling phase resistance to Tomato spotted wilt virus and late blight in tomato. HortScience, 45: 1424-1428.
  36. Gardner R.G. and D. R. Panthee. (2010). NC 1 CELBR and NC 2 CELBR: Early blight and late blight resistant fresh market tomato breeding lines. HortScience 45: 975-976.
  37. Gardner, R.G. and D. R. Panthee. (2010). ‘Plum Regal’ fresh-market plum tomato hybrid and its parents, NC 25P and NC 30P. HortScience 45: 824-825.
  38. Panthee, D.R. and F. Chen. (2010). Genomics of fungal disease resistance in tomato. Current Genomics 11: 30-39.
  39. Panthee, D.R., A. Wetten, and P.D.S. Caligari. (2003). Expression and inheritance of a transgene for salinity tolerance in tomato. Journal of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences 24: 43 –50.
  40. Panthee, D.R. and H.J. Newbury. (1998). Effect of genotype, medium and explant on callus production and in vitro regeneration of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Nepal Agriculture Research Journal 2: 20-26.
  41. Panthee, D.R. and H.J. Newbury. (1998). Evaluating the performance of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cultivars for genetic transformation. Nepal Agriculture Research Journal 2: 48-54.

Other Publications

  1. Touchell, D.H., Ranney, T. G. Panthee, D. R. Gehl, R. J. and Krings, A. (2016). Genetic Diversity, Cytogenetics, and Biomass Yields among Taxa of Giant Reeds (Arundo Species). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science: 141: 256-263.
  2. Sams, C.E., Panthee, D.R., Charron, C.S., Kopsell, D.A. and Yuan, J.S. (2011). Selenium regulates gene expression for glucosinolate and carotenoid biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 136: 23-34.
  3. Shrivastava, G., M. Rogers, A. Wszelaki, D.R. Panthee, and F. Chen. (2010). Plant volatiles-based insect pest management in organic farming. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 29: 123-133.
  4. Panthee, D.R., J.J. Marois, D.L. Wright, D. Narvaez, J.S. Yuan, and C.N. Stewart. (2009). Differential expression of genes in soybean in response to the causal agent of Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi Sydow) is soybean growth stage-specific. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 118:359-370.
  5. Panthee, D.R., J. Yuan, D.L. Wright, J. Marois, D. Mailhot, and C.N. Stewart. (2007). Gene expression analysis in soybean in response to the causal agent of Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi Sydow) in an early growth stage. Functional & Integrative Genomics 7: 291-301.
  6. Pordesimo, L.O., S.R. Delwiche, D.R. Panthee, and V.R. Pantalone. (2007). Assessing glycinin (11S) and b-conglycinin (7S) fractions of soybean storage protein by near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society, 84: 1107-1115.
  7. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, A.M. Saxton, D.R. West, and C.E. Sams. (2006). Quantitative trait loci for agronomic traits in soybean. Plant Breeding 126: 51-57.
  8. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, A.M. Saxton. (2006). Modifier QTL for fatty acid composition in soybean oil. Euphytica 152: 67-73.
  9. Panthee, D.R. and V.R Pantalone. (2006). Registration of improved soybean protein germplasms ‘TN03-350’ and ‘TN04-5321’. Crop Science 46: 2328-2329.
  10. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, A.M. Saxton, D.R. West, and C.E. Sams. (2006). Genomic regions associated with amino acids composition in soybean seeds. Molecular Breeding 17: 79-89.
  11. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, C.E. Sams, A.M. Saxton, D.R. West, J.H. Orf, and A.S. Killam. (2006). Quantitative trait loci controlling sulfur containing amino acids, methionine and cysteine, in soybean seeds. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 112: 546-553.
  12. Panthee, D. R., R.B. KC, H.N. Regmi, P.P. Subedi, S. Bhattarai, and J. Dhakal. (2006). Diversity analysis of garlic (Allium sativum L) germplasms available in Nepal based on morphological characters. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53 205-212.
  13. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, D.R. West, A.M. Saxton, and C.E. Sams. (2005). Quantitative trait loci for seed protein and oil concentration, and seed size in soybean. Crop Science: 45: 2015-2022.
  14. Panthee, D.R., P. Kwanyuen, C.E. Sams, D.R. West, A.M. Saxton, and V.R. Pantalone. (2004). Quantitative trait loci for b-conglycinin (7S) and glycinin (11S) fractions of soybean storage protein. Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society, 81: 1005–1012.
  15. Panthee, D.R., V.R. Pantalone, C.E. Sams, D.R. West, A.M. Saxton, and W.E. Rayford. (2004). Genomic regions governing soybean seed nitrogen accumulation. Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society 81: 77-81.
  16. Panthee, D.R. (1999). Studies on seed dormancy of broad leaf mustard and garden cress. Nepalese Horticulture 3: 30-35.
  17. Panthee, D.R. (1998). Storage life of onion seeds in relation to the methods of threshing and cleaning, and drying period. Nepalese Horticulture 2: 31-36.
  18. Panthee, D.R. (1996-1997). Efficacy of six different indigenous pesticides for wheat seed storage. Journal of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences 17-18: 69-74.
  19. Panthee, D.R. (1996-1997). Identification of suitable indigenous storage structures for wheat seed storage. Journal of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences 17-18: 54-62.

Book Chapters

  1. Panthee, D. R., Kressin, J. P. and Adhikari, P. (2017). Developing disease-resistant tomato varieties. In A. Mattoo and A. Handa (eds), Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes, 2017, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom (print ISBN: 978 1 78676 040 1; www.bdspublishing.com).
  2. Lohar, D.P., Panthee, D.R., Joshi, K.D. and Adhikari, K.N. (2015). Role of Plant breeding and biotechnology in sustainable agriculture development in Nepal. In: A.P. Adhikari and G.P. Dahal (Eds.). Sustainable Livelihood System in Rural Nepal: Principles, Practices and Prospects. pp 65-86. IUCN and CFFN, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  3. Sams C.E., Panthee D.R., Charron C.S., Kopsell D.A., Barickman T.C., Yuan J.S. (2014) Microarray analysis reveals selenium down-regulates glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis shoots. Iii: Patil, B; VanKooten, O; AmiotCarlin, MJ (Eds). Third International Symposium on Human Health: Effects of Fruits and Vegetables – FAV health 2009; Acta Horticulturae; 1040. Held in Avignon, France in October 18-21, 2009
  4. Katam, R., Panthee, D.R., Bhattacharya, A. and Basha, S.M. (2011). Arabidopsis. In: C. Kole (Ed.). Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources. Volume 3: Relatives of Oil Seeds. pp. 1-16. Springer Verlag, New York, USA.
  5. Panthee, D.R. (2010). Varietal improvement in soybean. In: G. Singh (Ed.). The Soybean: Botany, Production and Uses. pp. 92-112. CAB International, London, UK.
  6. Katam, R., Panthee, D.R., Basenko, E.Y., Bandopadhyay, R., Basha, S.M. and Eswaran, K. (2010). Arabidopsis genome initiative. In: C. Kole and A.G. Abbott (Eds.). Principles and Practices of Plant Genomics. Volume 3: Structural and Functional Genomics. pp. 175-204. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, USA.

Dilip R. Panthee, Ph.D.
Randolph G. Gardner, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.3562 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Email: dilip_panthee@ncsu.edu
Email: randy_gardner@ncsu.edu


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