Fungi Research

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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

John Peter Munafo
Assistant Professor
Flavor Science and Natural Products Chemistry

Groups and Facilities

(1 mention)

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

(1 mention)

Mycorrhiza Literature Exchange 
Researchers, literature, books, and reviews.



Research Spotlight | Managing Target Spot in Cotton and Soybeans, 11/15/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Kelly Named Future Leader, 3/27/2015


Recent Publications

The Influence Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

Large patch (Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2LP) severity on Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonica) influenced by fungicide and application target site Benelli, J. J., B. J. Horvath, A. R. Womac, B. H. Ownley, A. S. Windham, and J. C. Sorochan.  2017.  Crop Protection, 106: 23-28.

Value of Damage Control with Foliar Fungicide in Soybean Production in Tennessee.  Boyer, C., X. Harmon, A. Smith, D. M. Lambert, H. M. Kelly, M. A. Newman, and J. Jordan.  2017.  Agronomy Journal, 109(4):1-9.

Susceptibility of the walnut twig beetle to pathogenic fungi.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, J. Juzwik, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Survey of fungi from symptomatic leaves of cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) in eastern Tennessee.  Collins, T., M. E. Dee, D. D. Hensley, and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.115. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

Can we use entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes for dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens? Jaber, L., and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Biological Control, 107: 50-59.

MTPSLs: new terpene synthases in nonseed plants Jia, Q, T. G. Köllner, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2017.  Trends in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Fungi associated with insect galleries and lesions in branches of TCD-impacted walnut and Geosmithia species diversity on field-collected beetles.  Klingeman, W. E., K. Chahal, R. Gazis, S. Seybold, A. Graves, M. T. Windham, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Mortality and reduced brood production in walnut twig beetles, Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), following exposure to commercial strains of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium brunneum.  Mayfield, A. E., M. H. Griggs, R. Camp, B. Mudder, A. M. Taylor, and J. D. Vandenburg.  2017.  Biological Control, 114(2017) 79-86.

Multi-year regional evaluation of one and two applications of fungicides for the management of target spot on two cotton varieties Mehl, H. L., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference.

Report of the cottonseed treatment committee for 2016.  Rothrock, C. S., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference, [Abstract]