Leslie L. Domier


Dr. Domier is working to identify genes in wild soybean relatives that can be used to enhance soybean productivity. He studies viruses that infect soybean pathogens and pests and their potential use to reduce crop losses.

Primary Disciplines


  • Ph.D.: Genetics, University of Minnesota — 1984
  • B.S.: Biology, University of North Dakota — 1978

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Agindotan, B.O., Domier, L.L., Gray, M.E., Bradley, .C.A. 2015. Detection and characterization of the first North American mastrevirus in switchgrass. Archives of Virology. 160:1313-1317.
  • Bekal, S., Domier, L.L., Niblack, T.L., Lambert, K.N., 2011. Discovery and initial analysis of novel viral genomes in the soybean cyst nematode. Journal of General Virology. 92:1870-1879.
  • Chang, S., Hartman, G.L., Singh, R.J., Lambert, K.N., Hobbs, H.A., Domier, L.L., 2013. Identification of high-quality single-nucleotide polymorphisms in Glycine latifolia using a heterologous reference genome sequence. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 126:1627-1638.
  • Chang, S., Thurber, C.S., Brown, P.J., Hartman, G.L., Lambert, K.N., Domier, L.L. 2014. Comparative mapping of the wild perennial Glycine latifolia and soybean (G. max) reveals extensive chromosome rearrangements in the genus Glycine. PLoS One. 9(6):e99427.
  • Damsteegt, V. D., Stone, A. L., Kuhlmann, M., Gildow, F. E., Domier, L. L., Sherman, D. J., Tian, B., and Schneider, W. L. 2011. Acquisition and transmissibility of US Soybean dwarf virus isolates by the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines. Plant Disease 95:945-950.
  • Domier, L. L., Hobbs, H. A., McCoppin, N. K., Bowen, C. R., Steinlage, T. A., Chang, S., Wang, Y., and Hartman, G. L. 2011. Multiple loci condition seed transmission of Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) and SMV-induced seed coat mottling in soybean. Phytopathology. 101:750-756.
  • ekel, S., Domier, L.L., Gonfa, B., McCoppin, N.K., Lambert, K.N., Bhalerao, K. 2014. A novel flavivirus in the soybean cyst nematode. Journal of General Virology. 95(6):1272-1280.
  • Han, J., Domier, L.L., Dorrance, A., Qu, F. 2013. First report of soybean vein necrosis-associated virus in Ohio soybean fields. Plant Disease. 97:693.
  • Han, J.P., Domier, L.L., Dorrance, A., Qu, F., 2012. Complete genome sequence of a novel pararetrovirus isolated from soybean. Journal of Virology. 86: 9555-9555.
  • Hobbs, H.A., Jossey, S., Wang, Y., Hartman, G.L., Domier, L.L., 2012. Diverse soybean accessions identified with temperature-sensitive resistance to Tobacco streak virus. Crop Science. 52:738-744.
  • Jossey, S., Hobbs, H.A., Domier, L.L., 2013. Role of Soybean mosaic virus-encoded proteins in seed and aphid transmission in soybean. Phytopathology 103, 941-948.
  • Kuhn, J.H., Bekal, S., Cai, Y., Clawson, A.N., Domier, L.L., Herrel, M., Jahrling, P.B., Kondo, H., Lambert, K.N., Mihindukulasuriya, K.A., Nowotny, N., Radoshitzky, S.R., Schneider, U., Staeheli, P., Suzuki, N., Tesh, R.B., Wang, D., Wang, L., Dietzgen, R.G. 2013. Nyamiviridae: Proposal for a new family in the order Mononegavirales. Archives of Virology. 159(10):2209-2226.
  • Lee Marzano, S., Domier, L.L. 2015. Novel mycoviruses discovered from metatranscriptomics survey of soybean phyllosphere phytobiomes. Virus Research. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2015.11.002
  • Li S., JI, P., Domier, L.L., Zhang, N., Bluhm, B.H. 2015. Draft genome sequence of Phomopsis longicolla MSPL 10-6 Genome Announcements. 3:55–56.
  • Li, M., Kim, J., Seo, E., Hwang, E., Domier, L.L., Hammond, J., Youn, Y., Lim, H. 2014. Sequence variability in HC-Pro coding regions of Korean Soybean mosaic virus isolates is associated with differences in RNA silencing suppression. Archives of Virology. 159:1373-1383.
  • Marvelli, R.A., Hobbs, H.A., Li, S., McCoppin, N.K., Domier, L.L., Hartman, G.L., Eastburn, D.M., 2013. Identification of novel double-stranded RNA mycoviruses of Fusarium virguliforme and evidence of their effects on virulence.Archives of Virology. 159:349-352.
  • McClellan, M.S., Domier, L.L., Bailey, R.C., 2012. Label-free virus detection using silicon photonic microring resonators. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 31:388-392.
  • Nam, M., Koh, S., Kim, S.U., Domier, L.L., et al., 2011. Arabidopsis TTR1 causes LRR-dependent lethal systemic necrosis, rather than systemic acquired resistance, to Tobacco ringspot virus. Molecules and Cells. 32:421-429.