Nematode Research

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Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Groups and Facilities

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UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.



Commendations Corner - Summer 2020, 7/29/2020

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017


Recent Publications

Overexpression of Differentially Methylated Loci and Their Effect on Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance in Glycine max.  C. R. Wyman, V. R. Pantalone, and T. Hewezi.  2020.  National Soybean Breeders Workshop, March 5, 2020. St. Louis, MO. [Abstract]

Registration of TN15-4009 Soybean Germplasm with Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode, Southern Root Knot Nematode, and Peanut Root Knot Nematode Pantalone, V. R., and C. R. Wyman.  2020.  J. of Plant Registrations, 14:77-81. [Abstract]

Population distributions and densities of plant parasitic nematodes in Tennessee and Kentucky field crops.  Akinrinlola, R., and H. M. Kelly.  2019.  Phytopathology, 109 (9).

High Arctic nematode communities of northwest Greenland.  Bernard, E. C., S. M. Schaeffer, L. S. Taylor, G. Phillips, and J. M. Welker.  2019.  Journal of Nematology, Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting, July 7-10, 2019, Raleigh, NC.

Epigenetic Mechanisms in Nematode-Plant Interactions.  Hewezi, T.  2019.  Annual Review of Phytopathology, Volume 58, In press.

Genome reorganization of the GmSHMT gene family in soybean showed a lack of functional redundancy in resistance to soybean cyst nematode Lakhssassi, N., G. B. Patil, S. Piya, Z. Zhou, A. Baharlouei, M. A. Kassem, D. Lightfoot, T. Hewezi, A. Barakat, H. Nguyen, and K. Meksem.  2019.  Scientific Reports, 9, 1506.

Morphological and molecular characterisation of Hoplolaimus smokyensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae), a lance nematode from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA Ma, X., R. T. Robbins, E. C. Bernard, C. M. Holguin, and P. Agudelo.  2019.  Nematology, Vol. 21(9): 923-935.

Homeostasis in the soybean microRNA396GRF regulatory network is essential for productive soybean cyst nematode infections Noon, J. B., T. Hewezi, and T. J. Baum.  2019.  Journal of Experimental Botany,, 70:1653-1668.

Whole genome re-sequencing reveals the impact of copy number variants of the Rhg4 gene on broad-based resistance to soybean cyst nematode.  Patil G.B., N. Lakhssassi, J. Wan, L. Song, Z. Zhou, M. Klepadlo, T. D. Vuong, J. H. Rice, S. Piya, T. Hewezi, R. M. Stupar, and M. Meksem.  2019.  Plant Biotechnology Journal, 17:1595-1611.

Whole genome re-sequencing reveals the impact of copy number variants of the Rhg4 gene on broad-based resistance to soybean cyst nematode.  Patil G.B., N. Lakhssassi, T. D. Voung, J. Wan, M. Klepadlo, A. O. Stec, B. Valliyodan, T. Hewezi, R. M. Stupar, H. T. Nguyen, and K. Meksem.  2019.  Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference (W566). January 11-15. San Diego, CA, USA..

Canonical and noncanonical ethylene signaling pathways that regulate Arabidopsis susceptibility to the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii.  Piya, S., B. M. Binder, and T. Hewezi.  2019.  New Phytologist, 221:946-959..

Retargeting of a defense protease by a nematode effector Pogorelko, G., P. Juvale, W. Rutter, M. Hütten, T. Maier, T. Hewezi, J. Paulus, R. van der Hoorn, F. Grundler, S. Siddique, O. Zabotina, and T. J. Baum.  2019.  The Plant Journal., 98:1000-1014.