Microbial Research

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Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Sutie Xu
Post Doc
Grassland Mgmt, Soil Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ec



Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial activity of Persicaria pensylvanica extract against Staphylococcus aureus Abdi, R. D., and O. Kerro Dego.  2019.  European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 29, August 2019. [Abstract]

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Microbial Degradation and Ecological Impacts of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Films in Agricultural Soils.  Bandopadhyay, S.  2019. 

Identification of a native Bacillus thuringiensis strain from Sri Lanka active against Dipel-resistant Plutella xylostella Baragamaarachchi, R. Y., O. Weerasena, K. H. Lamour, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  PeerJ. [Abstract]

Impact of forage sward species composition on labile soil organic matter and soil microbial activity.  Beal, S. K., G. E. Bates, G. M. Pighetti, S. R. Smith, and D. M. Butler.  2019.  SSSA International Soils Meeting.

Assignment of virus and antimicrobial resistance genes to microbial hosts in a complex microbial community by combined long-read assembly and proximity ligation Bickhart, D. M., M. Watson, S. Koren, K. Panke-Buisse, L. M. Cersosimo, M. O. Press, C. P. Van Kessel, J. S. Van Kessel, B. J. Haley, S. W. Kim, C. Heiner, G. Suen, K. Baksh, I. Liachko, S. T. Sullivan, P. Myer, J. Ghurye, M. Pop, P. J. Weimer, A. M. Phillippy, and T. P. L. Smith.  2019.  Genome Biology, 20:153.

Concurrent transport and removal of nitrate, phosphate and pesticides in low-cost metal- and carbon-based materials D. Tong, J. Zhuang, J. Lee, J. R. Buchanan, and X. Chen.  2019.  Chemosphere, 84-91. [Abstract]

Soil indigenous microbiome and plant genotypes cooperatively modify soybean rhizosphere microbiome assembly Fang, L., T. Hewezi, S. L. Lebeis, V. R. Pantalone, P. Grewal, and M. E. Staton.  2019.  BMC Microbiology, 19:201. [Abstract]

Response of Soil Aggregate Stability and Microbial Carbon Use Efficiency to Varying Frequency of Re-Wetting during Incubation of Aggregate Size Fractions.  Fine, Aubrey, C. Wilson, T. Papanicolaou, and S. M. Schaeffer.  2019.  SSSA International Soils Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Terpene biosynthesis in red algae is catalyzed by microbial type terpene synthases but not typical plant terpene synthases G. Wei, X. Chen, Q. Jia, T. G. Köllner, D. Bhattacharya, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2019.  Plant Physiology, 179(2):382–390. [Abstract]

Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria in Dairy Cattle Farms and Farm Environment in East Tennessee.  Gelalcha, B. D., M. Vancuren, B. E. Gillespie, and O. Kerro Dego.  2019.  UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Meeting November 19, Knoxville, TN..

Lesion Severity and Associated Skin Health Parameters in Endangered Ozark Hellbender.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, K. J. Irwin, G. LeCleir, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  The 2019 Wildlife Disease Association International Conference, Tahoe City, CA, August 4-9, 2019. [Abstract]