Erena Edae


Post Doctoral Research Associate


Ph.D., 2013. Colorado State University, Plant Breeding and Genetics.
Association Mapping for Yield, Yield Components and Drought Tolerance-related Traits in Spring Wheat Grown under Rainfed and Irrigated conditions.

M.S., 2003. Haromaya University (Ethiopia), Plant Breeding.
Genetic diversity and phenotypic correlations between two seed color groups of linseed (Linum usitasimum L.) germplasm in Ethiopia.

B.S., 1998. Hawassa University (Ethiopia), Plant Production and Dryland Farming.

Research Interest

Understanding the genetic basis underlying economically important traits in wheat through analysis of large genotypic and phenotypic data, and implementing marker technologies in germplasm improvement and wheat breeding programs. 


  1. Edae E. A., Byrne P.F., Haley S., Lopes M.S., Reynolds M.P. (2014) Genome-wide association mapping of yield and yield components of spring wheat under contrasting moisture regimes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. doi:10.1007/s00122-013-2257-8
  2. Edae E. A., Byrne P. F, Manmathan H., Haley S. D, Moragues M., Lopes M., Reynolds M. (2013) Association Mapping and Nucleotide Sequence Variation in Five Drought Tolerance Candidate Genes in Spring Wheat. The Plant Genome 6(2): - doi:10.3835/plantgenome2013.04.0010 .
  3. Chofare A., Delessa A., Edae E. A. (2011) Adaptation of noug varieties in different sowing dates. In: G.Terefa, A. Wakjira and D. Gorfu (Eds.). Oilseeds: Engine for Economic Development. Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pp. 87-92.
  4. Delessa A., Chofare A., Edae E. A. (2010) Registration of ‘Kulumsa-1’ linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) variety. East African Journal of Sciences 2(4):123-127.
  5. Edae E. A., Mohammed H., Woyessa B., Singh H. (2005) Discriminating two seed color groups of Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) landraces. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Science 18 (1): 1-12.