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Personnel

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Scott E. Schlarbaum
Professor
Forest Genetics

Prakash Arelli
Professor
Plant genetics

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.


Events

Utilizing Molecular Markers in Genetic Studies of Ornamental Plant Species, 2/14/2014

 

Video


2 mentions

Preparing to plant 1,200 chestnut trees 
1,200 chestnut trees were prepared at the University of Tennessee forest genetics greenhouse to be planted in national forests in the South.



2 mentions

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.



1 mention

Bees 
Honeybees are dying nationwide due to a disease that is wiping out colonies. UTIA researchers are working to save the bee population in our state.


 

Recent Publications

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Chicken Adipose Tissue: Dual Purpose Benefit for Human Obesity and Poultry Production.  Beckford, R. C., E. Tague, S. R. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Current Metabolomics, in press.

Genetic analyses reveal cryptic diversity in the native North American fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis) Chialvo, P., D. Gotzek, D. D. Shoemaker, and K. Ross.  2017.  Systematic Entomology.

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong or stem termination alleles on soybean seed protein concentration, amino acid composition, and other seed quality and agronomic traits.  Cunicelli, M. J.  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Genetically Modified Labeling: The Role of Consumers’ Trust and Personality DeLong, K. L., and C. Grebitus.  2017.  Agribusiness: an International Journal.

Reconstructing diagenetic conditions of bone at the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA.  Keenan, S. W., and A. S. Engel.  2017.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 471: 48-57.

Food Security through Biotechnology: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets in the United States Kennedy, P. L., K. E. Lewis, and A. Schmitz.  2017.  World Agricultural Resources and Food Security, Schmitz, A., P.L. Kennedy, T.G. Schmitz (Eds.), Volume 17, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization.

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Mura, J. D.  2017.  In Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2, Springer.

High temperature influence on limited transpiration response at elevated vapor pressure deficit in maize' Avat Shekoofa and Thomas R. Sinclair.  Shekoofa, A.  2017.  An abstract-accepted, Inter-Drought V, India Feb 21-25, 2017.

Genetic variation in CXCR1 haplotypes linked to clearance of Streptococcus uberis infection in an experimental challenge model.  Siebert, L. J., S. I. Headrick, M. J. Lewis, B. E. Gillespie, C. D. Young, L. Wojakiewicz, O. Kerro Dego, M. E. Prado, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, and G. M. Pighetti.  2017.  Veterinary Immunology Immunopathology, Accepted 7/11/2017.

2016-17 TAEP Cattle Genetics Program Betzleberger,R, and F. D. Kirkpatrick.  2016.  Tennesse Department of Agriculture.

An initial assessment of genetic diversity for Phytophthora capsici in Northern and Central Mexico Castro-Rocha, A., S. Shrestha, R. Lyon, G. L. Grimaldo-Pantoja, J. P. Flores-Marges, J. Valero-Galván, M. Aguirre-Ramírez, P. Osuna-Ávila, N. Gómez-Dorantes, G. Ávila-Quezada, S. Fernández-Pavía, and K. H. Lamour.  2016.  Mycological Progress.

The evolution of reproductive strategies in tachinid parasitoids Cerretti, P., J. E. O'Hara, J. K. Moulton, J. Blaschke, and J. Stireman.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.