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Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Arnold M. Saxton
Statistics, genomics

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

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

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

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.



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


Recent Publications

Genomic Variation Analysis of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) NAM (Nested Association Mapping) Parents.  Ali, Shahjahan, M. Saha, L. Bartley, D. Serba, and H. Bhandari.  2016.  Proceedings, Crop Science Society of America, Annual Meeting (6-9 Nov, 2016), Phoenix, AZ.

Construction of a Framework Genetic Linkage Map in Gleditsia triacanthos L Gailing, O, M. E. Staton, T. Lane, S. E. Schlarbaum, R. Nipper, S. Owusu, and J. Carlson.  2016.  Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.

Efforts by the Hardwood Genomics Database team to extend Tripal functionality.  Henry, N  2016.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference, Tripal Session. San Diego, CA.

Advances in ecological genomics in forest trees and applications to genetic resources conservation and breeding Holliday, J., S. Aitken, J. Cooke, B. Fady, S. González‐Martínez, M. Heuertz, J. Jaramillo‐Correa, C. Lexer, M. E. Staton, R. Whetten, and C. Plomion.  2016.  Molecular Ecology.

The green ash transcriptome and identification of genes responding to abiotic and biotic stresses Lane, T, T. Best, N. Zembower, J. Davitt, N. Henry, Y. Xu, J. Koch, H. Liang, J. McGraw, S. Schuster, D. Shim, M. Coggeshall, J. Carlson, and M. E. Staton.  2016.  BMC Genomics.

Population structure of Peronospora effusa in the southwestern USA Lyon, R., J. Correll, C. Feng, B. Bluhm, S. Shrestha, A. Shi, and K. H. Lamour.  2016.  PlosOne.

Metagenomic and near full-length 16S rRNA sequence data in support of the phylogenetic analysis of the rumen bacterial community in steers Myer, P., M. Kim, H. C. Freetly, and T. P. L. Smith.  2016.  Data in Brief, 8:1048-1053.

Construction of high resolution genetic linkage maps to improve the soybean genome sequence assembly Glyma1.01 Song, Q., J. Jenkins, G. Jia, D. Hyten, V. R. Pantalone, S. Jackson, J. Schmutz, and P. Cregan.  2016.  BMC Genomics, 17:33 pp 1-11.

Applying genomic resources to restoration of an iconic forest tree, the American chestnut.  Staton, M. E.  2016.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference, Translational Genomics Session. San Diego, CA.

Origin and mechanism of crassulacean acid metabolism in orchids as implied by comparative transcriptomics and genomics of the carbon fixation pathway Zhang, L. S., F. Chen, G. Zhang, Y. Zhang, S. Niu, J. Xiong, Z. Lin, Z. Cheng, and Z. Liu.  2016.  Plant Journal, 86(2):175-185.

Identification and Confirmation of Quantitative Trait Loci for Protein Concentration and Improved Amino Acid Composition in Glycine max.  Abrams, J. S.  2015.  Ph.D. dissertation.

Switchgrass as a bioenergy feedstock: advances in breeding and genomics research.  Bhandari, H., A. M. Missaoui, J. H. Bouton, and M. C. Saha.  2015.  Technology, Volume 3 Number 2 & 3.