Genetically Research

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Neal Stewart Nominated for UT President’s Discover Award, 10/9/2017

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


(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.


Recent Publications

Biotechnology and Demand Concerns: The Case of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets.  P. L. Kennedy, A. Schmitz, and K. L. DeLong.  2019.  AgBioForum, 22(1): 1-13.

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]

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, 218–238. [Abstract]

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]

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

Dominant point mutation in a tetraspanin gene associated with field-evolved resistance of cotton bollworm to transgenic Bt cotton Jin, L., J. Wang, F. Guan, J. Zhang, S. Yu, S. Liu, Y. Xue, L. Li, S. Wu, X. Wang, H. Abdelgaffar, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2018.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(46):11760-11765. [Abstract]

Development of a Novel Mini-Synplastome System to Genetically Engineer Chloroplasts in Plants.  Occhialini, A. O., A. C. Pfotenhauer, A. Piatek, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and S. Lenaghan.  2018.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVII.

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.

A first phylogeny of world Thaumaleidae (Diptera).  Pivar, R. J., J. K. Moulton, and B. J. Sinclair.  2018.  Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Dipterology, November 25–30, Windhoek, Namibia. [Abstract]

MTPSLs: new terpene synthases in nonseed plants Q. D. Jia, T. G. Köllner, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2018.  Trends in Plant Science, 23:121-128. [Abstract]

Thousand Cankers Disease: Virulence of Geosmithia morbida isolates and potential alternative vectors of the fungus.  Chahal, Karandeep  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

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. [Abstract]