Potato Research

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Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

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

(1 mention)

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.


Steak & Potatoes, 8/7/2018

Steak and Potatoes, 8/1/2017

Steak and Potatoes, 8/2/2016

Steak and Potatoes, 8/4/2015

Steak & Potatoes Field Day, 8/5/2014



Summer 2016 Upcoming Events, 5/16/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


Recent Publications

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, 17(47):1352-1357.

Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly Wadl, P. A., B. A. Olukolu, S. E. Branham, R. L. Jarret, G. C. Yencho, and D. M. Jackson.  2018.  Frontiers in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal targets for genetic improvement Wu, S., K. H. Lau, Q. Cao, J. P. Hamilton, H. Sun, C. Zhou, L. Eserman, D. Gemenet, B. A. Olukolu, H. Wang, E. Crisovan, and G. T. Godden.  2018.  Nature Communications, 9(1):4580. [Abstract]

Food security, sweet potato production, and distance to trade centers in northern Ghana Glenna, L., Y. Borlu, T. Gill, J. Larson, V. Ricciardi, and R. Adam.  2017.  FACETS.

The Effects of Both Chewing Rate and Chewing Duration on Temporal Flavor Perception Luckett, C. R., and H. S. Seo.  2017.  Chemosensory Perception, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, pp 13–22. [Abstract]

UT Gardens Plant of the Month - August - Sweet Potato vine.  Newburn, J. D.  2016.  UTIA News Release.

Peru potato potential: Biodiversity conservation and value chain development Tobin, D., M. Brennan, R. Bates, and T. Gill.  2016.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Effect of the food components sodium caseinate, soybean oil and potato starch on the antimicrobial efficacy of trans-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol against Escherichia coli BA-1882 and Listeria monocytogenes Scott A.  Schmidt, M., E. Monu, and P. M. Davidson.  2014.  International Association of Food Protection, 103rd Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

The Influence Of N, P and K Fertilizer Rates On Yield and Quality Of Cassava Tubers In The Coastal Semiarid Dondo District Of Mozambique.  Cuvaca, I. B., D. O'Dell, L. W. Mbuthia, M. J. Mpheshea, F. R. Walker, and N. S. Eash.  2013.  Proceedings Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. November 3-6, 2013. [Abstract]

Antimicrobial properties of lauric arginate alone or in combination with essential oils in tryptic soy broth and 2% reduced fat milk Ma, Q., P. M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong.  2013.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 166:77-84. [Abstract]

First report of leaf spot on switchgrass caused by Pithomyces chartarum in the United States Vu, AL, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1655. [Abstract]

First report of leaf spot caused by Bipolaris oryzae on switchgrass in Tennessee.  Vu, AL, M. E. Dee, J. M. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1654. [Abstract]