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.


 

News

UTIA Researchers Develop Kit for Chloroplast Engineering in Plants, 3/25/2019

The Hat, 1/17/2019

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

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.  Frontiers of Plant Science, 9:943.

Midgut metabolomic profiling of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) with field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn Abdelgaffar, H., E. Tague, H. F. Castro-Gonzalez, S. R. Campagna, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2018.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, pii: S0965-1748(18)30401-6. [Abstract]

Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows and genetic diversity of resistant isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. Vaughn, C. Merrill, 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, Volume 15, issue 7, Page 449 - 458.

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]

2018-19 TAEP Cattle Genetics Qualifications.  Betzleberger,R, and F. D. Kirkpatrick.  2018.  TDA Report.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Piercer Evolution in the Bug-Killing Flies (Diptera: Tachinidae: Phasiinae) Blaschke, J. D., J. O. Stireman, P. Cerretti, J. E. O'Hara, and J. K. Moulton.  2018.  Systematic Entomology, 43, 218Ė238. [Abstract]

Genetic Engineering Burney, J. L.  2018.  FCS Internal Resources for Agents.

Updates to the Hardwood Genomics Project, a Website and Database for Tree Genetic and Genomic Data.  Chen, M., B. Condon, A. Almsaeed, J. Yu, J. Wegrzyn, D. Main, S. Ficklin, and M. E. Staton.  2018.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference.

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.  2018.  Systematic Entomology, 43: 109-122. [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]