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Ecoimmunology with a Frog Fungus Focus, 9/23/2015



Wildlife Experts Fight to Save Bats from Deadly Fungus, 1/7/2013


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Dogwood Patent 
Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees.


Recent Publications

Prevalence and localized impact of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana on kudzu bug (Megacopta cribraria) in Eastern Tennessee Britt, K. E., J. F. Grant, G. J. Wiggins, and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Journal of Entomological Science, Volume 51(4): 321-324.

Bioactive Natural Products in Plant Disease Control.  Gwinn, K. D.  2016.  Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Book Series, Elsevier, The Netherlands, A. ur Rahman (editor). Invited Review.

Association of DRD2 with Gr owth and Performance Traits in Cattle Grazing Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Jennings, K., C. J. Kojima, S. Pratt, and C. Burnett.  2016.  Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 94 Suppl. 1.

The effect of endophyte infected tall fescue and isoflavones on rumen microbial populations and beef cattle production in Tennessee.  Melchior, E. A., J. T. Mulliniks, G. E. Bates, J. Smith, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Fighting Fungus: Diseases of Switchgrass.  Ownley, B. H., S. Collins, M. E. Dee, O. Fajolu, and A. Vu.  2016.  Pages 38-43 in: Auburn Speaks: On Biofuels in the Southeast, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 226 pp.

Oomycota: Fungus-like organisms.  Trigiano, R. N., O. Spring, A. S. Windham, R. E. Baird, S. N. Jeffers, and K. H. Lamour.  2016.  Book, Pp. 137-153. In: Ownley, B. H. and R. N. Trigiano (Eds.). Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Third edition.

Colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi enhanced terpene production in tomato plants and their defense against herbivorous insects Shrivastava, G., B. H. Ownley, R. M. Augé, H. D. Toler, M. E. Dee, A. Vu, T. G. Köllner, and F. Chen.  2015.  Symbiosis, 65:65-74.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the XKR4 and DRD2 genes influence adjusted birth and 205-d weights of calves grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue Ely, K. M., C. J. Kojima, A. M. Saxton, and R. L. Kallenbach.  2014.  Journal of Animal Science, 92 E-suppl 2 page 483.

Fungal mutualists enhance growth and phytochemical content in Echinacea purpurea.  Gualandi, R.J., Jr, R. M. Auge, D. A. Kopsell, B. H. Ownley, F. Chen, H. D. Toler, M. E. Dee, and K. D. Gwinn.  2014.  Symbiosis, 63:111-121.

Genetic differentiation and spatial structure of Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of Thousand Cankers Disease in black walnut (Juglans nigra) Hadziabdic, D., L. M. Vito, M. T. Windham, J. Pscheidt, R. N. Trigiano, and M. Kolarik.  2014.  Current Genetics, 60: 75-87.

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with performance traits in beef cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue.  Bastin, B. C.  2013.  M. S. Thesis.

Discovery and validation of single nucleotide polymor- phisms with phenotypic associations in beef cattle grazing endo- phyte-infected tall fescue Bastin, B. C., C. Bagley, B. Campbell, A. Houser, C. J. Kojima, A. M. Saxton, J. C. Waller, and L. Wojackiewicz.  2013.  Journal of Animal Science2013 ASAS/ADSA Joint Annual Meeting, J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 91, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 96, E-Suppl. 1 pg. 393.