Genetic Research


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Personnel

Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Scott E. Schlarbaum
Professor
Forest Genetics

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Robert N. (Bob) Trigiano
Professor
Cell/tissue culture of ornamentals

Prakash Arelli
Professor
Plant genetics

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

 

News

UTIA Plant Geneticist Named Fulbright Scholar, 6/20/2018

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT Presidentís Discover Award, 10/9/2017

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017

Beef Heifer Development CenterĖOne Year Later, 12/29/2016

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

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 whatís 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

Population structure and genetic diversity within the endangered species Pityopsis ruthii (Asteraceae) A.E. Hatmaker, P. A. Wadl, M. E. Staton, A. Dattilo, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Rinehart, E. Schilling, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Fronteirs of Science, 9:943.

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Chicken Adipose Tissue: Dual Purpose Benefit for Human Obesity and Poultry Production Beckford, R, E. Tague, S. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2018.  Current Metabolomics. [Abstract]

Identification, characterization, and genetic comparison of Fusarium species isolated from switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Collins, T.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Effect of the mutant Danbaekkong allele on soybean seed yield, protein, and oil concentration and amino acid composition.  Cunicelli, M. J., H. Bhandari, P. Chen, C. E. Sams, M. A. R. Mian, L. Mozzoni, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2018.  Crop Science Society of America, ASA-CSSA Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2018, Baltimore, MD. [Abstract]

The Physcomitrella patens chromosome-scale assembly reveals moss genome structure and evolution D. Lang, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  the plant journal. [Abstract]

Genetically Modified Labeling: The Role of Consumersí Trust and Personality DeLong, K. L., and C. Grebitus.  2018.  Agribusiness: an International Journal, 34(2):266-282. [Abstract]

Development and Phenotypic Screening of an Ethyl Methane Sulfonate Mutant Population in Soybean Espina, M. J., C. M. Sabbir Ahmed, A. Bemardini, E. Adeleke, Z. Yadegari, P. Arelli, V. R. Pantalone, and A. Taheri.  2018.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci and genetic diversity analysis for the Ghanaian food security crop Solenostemon rotundifolius (Frafra potato).  L. Hua, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, N. Amissah, M. Nowicki, S. Boggess, N. Teng, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  African Journal of Biotechnology.

Characterization of genic microsatellite loci and genetic diversity analysis for the ornamental plant green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum L.).  M. Nowicki, E. E. Schilling, S. Boggess, L. C. Houston, M. Huff, M. E. Staton, J. Lampley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  HortScience.

Identification of recombination hotspots throughout the soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] genome.  McConaughy, S, G. Graef, K. Amundsen, Q. Song, V. R. Pantalone, and D. Hyten.  2018.  Molecular & Cellular Biology of the Soybean. [Abstract]

Effects of genetically modified switchgrass on soil carbon dynamics.  Ottinger, S. L., and S. Jagadamma.  2018.  Geological Society of America Southeastern Meeting, April 11-13, Knoxville, TN.