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 and Potatoes, 8/6/2019

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 is August 6 in Crossville, 7/24/2019

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

Genome-wide association study identified candidate genes controlling continuous storage root formation and bulking in hexaploid sweetpotato Bararyenya A, B. A. Olukolu, P. Tukamuhabwa, W. J. Grüneberg, W. Ekaya, J. Low, M. Ochwo-Ssemakula, T. L. Odong, H. Talwana, A. Badji, M. Kyalo, Y. Nasser, D. Gemenet, M. Kitavi, and R. O. M. Mwanga.  2020.  BMC Plant Biology, 20(1):3. [Abstract]

Quantitative trait loci and differential gene expression analyses reveal the genetic basis for negatively-associated β-carotene and starch content in hexaploid sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] D. C. Gemenet, G. Pereira, B. De Boeck, J. C. Wood, M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, F. Diaz, V. Ssali RT, M. David, M. N. Kitavi, G. Burgos, T. Z. Felde, M. Ghislain, E. Carey, J. Swanckaert, L. J. M. Coin, Z. Fei, J. P. Hamilton, B. Yada, G. C. Yencho, Z. B. Zeng, R. O. M. Mwanga, A. Khan, W. J. Gruneberg, and C. R. Buell.  2020.  Theor Appl Genet., 133(1):23-36. [Abstract]

Unraveling the Hexaploid Sweetpotato Inheritance Using Ultra-Dense Multilocus Mapping M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, G. D. S. Pereira, A. Khan, D. Gemenet, G. C. Yencho, and Z. B. Zeng.  2020.  Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 10(1):281-292. [Abstract]

Potatoes (Irish) for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2019.  UT Extension D69.

Sweetpotatoes for the Tennessee vegetable garden.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2019.  UT Extension D71.

Effect of thermal processing on antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of waste potato juice Kowalczewski, P. Ł., A. Olejnik, W. Białas, P. Kubiak, A. Siger, M. Nowicki, and G. Lewandowicz.  2019.  Open Life Sciences, 14(1), 150-157. [Abstract]

Mechanisms of resistance against insecticidal dsRNA in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle).  Mishra, S.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the USDA Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) Germplasm Collections Using GBSpoly.  Wadl, P. A., B. A. Olukolu, S. E. Branham, R. L. Jarret, G. C. Yencho, and D. M. Jackson.  2019.  HortScience, 54(9):S410. [Abstract]

Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus.  Wadl, P. A., R. N. Trigiano, S. Boggess, H. L. Harris, L. H.Williams, and G. T.McQuate.  2019.  J. Applied Entomology.

Characterization of fifteen microsatellite loci and genetic diversity analysis for the Ghanaian food security crop Solenostemon rotundifolius (Frafra potato) Hua, L., D. Hadziabdic Guerry, N. Amissah, M. Nowicki, S. Boggess, M. E. Staton, N. Teng, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  African Journal of Biotechnology, 17 (47), 1352-1357. [Abstract]

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, 9:1166. [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]