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Personnel

Kurt H. Lamour
Associate 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

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.  Jyostna D. Mura  2017.  A Book Chapter-Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2 Springer, in press.

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.

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.

Pathogenesis, Virulence and Population Genetics of Puccinia emaculata, the Causal Agent of Switchgrass Rust.  Cheng, Q.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation, pp. 119.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Genetic Variation and Estimation of Ethanol Yield of Alamo Half-Sib Families.  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, F. L. Allen, V. R. Pantalone, A. M. Saxton, F. Chen, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting ( 6-9, Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Diversity among lowland switchgrass (panicum virgatum l.) Based on microsatellite markers (SSR).  Dalid, C., S. Nayak, K. Chekovskiy, M. Saha, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, National Association of Plant Breeders, Annual Meeting (14-18, Nov, 2016) Raleigh, NC.

Transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) targeted for reduced recalcitrance to bioconversion: a two-year comparative analysis of field-grown lines modified for target gene or genetic element expression Dumitrache, A., J. Natzke, M. Rodriguez, K. L. Yee, O. A. Thompson, C. R. Poovaiah, H. Shen, M. Mazarei, H. Baxter, C. Fu, Z. Y. Wang, A. K. Biswal, G. Li, Y. Tang, C. N. Stewart, Jr., R. A. Dixon, R. S. Nelson, D. Mohnen, J. Mielenz, S. D. Brown, and B. H. Davison.  2016.  Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Construction of a Framework Genetic Linkage Map in Gleditsia triacanthos L Gailing, O, M. E. Staton, T. Lane, S. E. Schlarbaum, R. Nipper, S. Owusu, and J. Carlson.  2016.  Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.

Genetic characterization of the meningeal worm Parelaphostrongylus tenuis from multiple host species and across spatial scales.  Gerhold, R. W., C. Grunenwald, L. I. Muller, and C. Su.  2016.  International Meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association.