Genome Research

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Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.



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


Recent Publications

Xiaoxuan Hu, Chenyu Hao, Zong-Ming Cheng, Yan Zhong. Genome-wide characterization and expression analyses of superoxide dismutase (SOD) genes in Grapevine.  Hu, X,, C. Hao,, Z. Cheng, and Y. Zhang.  2019.  International Journal of Genomics, accepted.

Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome A. Cohanim, E. Amsalem, R. Saad, D. D. Shoemaker, and E. Privman.  2018.  Genome Biology and Evolution, 10: 2947-2960. [Abstract]

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

Positive selection on sociobiological traits in invasive fire ants E. Privman, P. Cohen, A. Cohanim, O. Riba-Grognuz, D. D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller.  2018.  Molecular Ecology, 27(15): 3116-3130. [Abstract]

Genome sequences of three races of Peronospora effusa: a resource for studying the evolution of the spinach downy mildew pathogen Feng, C., K. H. Lamour, B. Bluhm, S. Shrestha, B. Dhillon, and J. Correlll.  2018.  Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions.

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]

A novel picornavirus-like genome from transcriptome sequencing of sugar beet cyst nematode represents a new putative genus.  Lin, J., R. Ye, T. Thekke-Veetil, M. E. Staton, P. R. Arelli, E. C. Bernard, T. Hewezi, L. L. Dornier, and M. R. Hajimorad.  2018.  Journal of General Virology, Vol. 99 (10): 1418-1424.

Chunxiao Liu, Hui Li, Jing Lin, Ying Wang, Xiaoyang Xu, Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng and Yonghong Chang. 2018. Genome-Wide Characterization of DNA Demethylase Genes and Their Association with Salt Response in Pyrus Liu, C., H. Li,, J. Lin,, Y. Wang,, Z. Cheng, and Y. Chang.  2018.  Genes, 9, 398.

Biochemical characterization in Norway spruce (Picea abies) of SABATH methyltransferases that methylate phytohormones.  M. Chaiprasongsuk, C. Zhang, P. Qian, X. Chen, G. L. Li, R. N. Trigiano, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149: 146-154. [Abstract]

Biochemical and transcriptomic characterization of glycoside hydrolases in Thermobia domestica and Ctenolepisma longicaudata.  Mallipeddi, R.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

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]

Advanced editing of the nuclear and plastid genomes in plants Piatek, A. A., S. Lenaghan, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2018.  Plant Science, 273: 42-49.