Douglas Cook

Douglas Cook

Position Title

Plant Pathology



1. Moenga S, Gai Y, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Perilla-Henao LM and Cook DR (2020) Gene co-expression analysis reveals transcriptome divergence between wild and cultivated chickpea under drought stress. Plant Journal, in press.

2. Greenlon A, Chang PL, Damtew ZM, Muleta A, Carrasquilla-Garcia N and Cook DR (2019) Global-level population genomics reveals differential effects of geography and phylogeny on horizontal gene transfer in soil bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 116:15200-15209. doi/10.1073/pnas.1900056116.

3. von Wettberg EJB,  et al and Cook DR (2018). Ecology and genomics of an important crop wild relative as a prelude to agricultural innovation. Nature Communications DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-02867-z.

4. R. Varma Penmetsa, et al and Douglas R Cook (2016) Multiple post-domestication origins of kabuli chickpea through allelic variation in a diversification-associated transcription factor. New Phytologist 211:1440-1451.

5. Varshney, R.K. et al., & Cook, D.R. (2013) Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement. Nature Biotechnology 31:240-246.



How to fix our broken food system (BBC)
The Challenge of Taking Chickpea Innovations from the Lab to the Field (UC Davis)