Germination Research

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Recent Publications

A Quasi-chemical Model for Bacterial Spore Germination Kinetics by High Pressure.  Doona, C.J., F. E. Feeherry, K. Kustin, H. Chen, R. Huang, X. Ye, and P. Setlow.  2017.  Food Engineering Reviews, 9(3), 122.

Seed inorganic phosphorus stability and agronomic performance of two low phytate soybean lines evaluated across six southeastern U.S. environments.  Pantalone, V. R., and J. Boehm.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [Abstract]

Anaerobic soil disinfestation reduces germination and affects colonization of Sclerotium rolfsii sclerotia Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2017.  Phytopathology.

Inhibitory effect of technical lignin on seed germination.  Batson, E., E. Camfield, C. Fang, A. Gale, D. Kim, A. Quigley, K. D. Gwinn, N. Labbe, B. H. Ownley, and S. C. Chmely.  2016.  Proceedings; IBSS annual meeting, Oak Ridge TN.

Effects of temporal dynamics, nut weight and nut size on growth of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut and backcross generations in a commercial nursery Pinchot, C., S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, S. J. Sung, and F. V. Hebard.  2015.  Forests, 6(5): 1537-1556. [Abstract]

Anaerobic soil disinfestation amendment carbon rate affects germination and parasitism on sclerotia of Sclerotium rolfsii.  Shrestha, U., M. E. Dee, B. H. Ownley, and D. M. Butler.  2015.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.127. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting. August 1-5, Pasadena, CA.

Phenotypic selection improves biomass yield of an ‘Alamo’ population of switchgrass.  Hentchel, J., A. Aust, W. Carmack, F. L. Allen, and H. Bhandari.  2014.  abstract of ASSA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting (November 2-5, 2014), Long Beach, CA. [Abstract]

Genetic variation in biomass yield of lowland switchgrass.  Hentchel, J., C. Dalid, A. Aust, W. Carmack, F. L. Allen, and H. Bhandari.  2014.  Abstract in CSSA annual internationa meeting, Longbeach, CA (Nov 3-6, 2014). [Abstract]

Impact of essential oils on spore germination and plant colonization by Beauveria bassiana.  Liu, W, B. H. Ownley, and K. D. Gwinn.  2013.  Phytopathology, 103:S2.84.

Effect on Mercuric Compounds on Pine and Sycamore Germination And Early Survival.  Jean-Philippe, S. R., N. Labbe, Jeremie Damay, J. A. Franklin, and Karen Hughes.  2012.  American Journal of Plant Science 3:150-158. [Abstract]

Compatibility of essential oils with the biocontrol fungus, Beauveria bassiana.  Liu, W.  2012.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Characterization and Modeling of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Spore Germination Using FT-IR and UV-Vis Spectroscopy.  Huang, Y, X. P. Ye, M. A. Radosevich, Doona, C.J., and Feeherry, F.E..  2011.  ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, KY, Aug. 2011. #1111527.