Genomic Research

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Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Arnold M. Saxton
Statistics, genomics

Margaret E. (Meg) Staton
Assistant Professor
Genomics / Bioinformatics

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

Groups and Facilities

(4 mentions)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

(1 mention)

Genomics Hub 
A world-class facility dedicated to agricultural research.



Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Faculty 360 | Meg Staton, 2/24/2016

TN to Participate in NSF ‘Big Data’ Genomics Research, 10/14/2014


Recent Publications

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]

Terpenoid secondary metabolites in bryophytes: chemical diversity, biosynthesis and biological functions Chen, F., A. Ludwiczuk, G. Wei, X. Chen, B. Crandall-Stotler, and J. L. Bowman.  2018.  critical review in plant sciences. [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]

An investigation of surface water sediment source tracking using bacterial metagenomics and elemental fingerprinting.  Huangfu, Y.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

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]

Taraxacum kok-saghyz (Russian dandelion) genomic microsatellite loci: cross-species amplification and population genetics applications.  M. Nowicki, Y. Zhao, S. Boggess, H. Fluess, M. P.Milans, M. E. Staton, L. C. Houston, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Scientific Reports.

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]

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]

Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra Wadl, P. W., B. M. Mack, S. B. Beltz, R. E. Moore, T. A. Rinehart, M. E. Staton, T. J. Molnar, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease. [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]

An Investigation of Surface Water Sediment Source Tracking Using Bacterial Metagenomics and Elemental Fingerprinting.  Yanchong Huangfu  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Ranavirus phylogenomics: signatures of recombination and inversions among bullfrog ranaculture isolates Claytor, S. C., K. Subramaniam, N. Landrau-Giovannetti, V. G. Chinchar, M. J. Gray, D. L. Miller, C. Mavian, M. Salemi, S. Wisely, and T. B. Waltzek.  2017.  Virology, 511:330-343.