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Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s number one farm commodity - and herd reproductive health is critical. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working on research to boost cattle pregnancy rates.


 

Recent Publications

Induced volatile terpenes in roots and leaves of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) A. Muchlinski, X. Chen, J. Lovell, T. G. Köllner, K. Pelot, P. Zerbe, M. Ruggiero, L. Callaway, S. Laliberte, F. Chen, and D. Tholl.  2019.  Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:1144. [Abstract]

Chloroplast helicase ISE2 reveals a link between plasmodesmata-mediated tracking and secondary metabolism.  Fernandez, J., T. Burch-Smith, and C. E. Sams.  2019.  Plant Physiology. [Abstract]

Effect of Sodium Selenate Biofortification on Plant Yield, Mineral Content, and Antioxidant Capacity of Culinary Herb Microgreens.  Newman, R., Y. Moon, C. E. Sams, J. Tou, and N. Waterland.  2019.  Institute of Food Technology (IFT), Published abstract. [Abstract]

Intravenous Infusion of Kisspeptin Increased Serum Lutenizing Hormone Acutely and Decreased Serum Follicle Stimulating Hormone Chronically in Prepubertal Bull Calves.  Northrup, S.L., E. C. Coffman, L. G. Strickland, K. Pohler, J. A. Daniel, and B. Whitlock.  2019.  ZootaxaTheriogenology Vol 144.

Functional Study of Plant SABATH Methyltransferases in Biosynthesis of Juvenile Hormone and Methylated Phytohormones.  Zhang, C.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Influence of Exogenous Beta-hydroxybutyrate on Metabolic Efficiency, Luteinizing Hormone and Hypothalamic and Pituitary Gene Expression in Sheep.  Cope, E.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Co-advisor with Travis Mulliniks who left for UNL.

Biochemical characterization in Norway spruce (Picea abies) of SABATH methyltransferases that methylate phytohormones.  M. Chaiprasongsuk, C. Zhang, P. Qian, X. Chen, G. L. Li, R. N. Trigiano, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149: 146-154. [Abstract]

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Tennessee Certified Beef Merritt, M.G., K. L. DeLong, A. P. Griffith, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 50(2):233-254. [Abstract]

Insights into land plant evolution garnered from the Marchantia polymorpha genome Bowman, J.L., and T. Kohchi et al.., F. Chen, and S. Chiyoda et al..  2017.  Cell, 171: 287–304. [Abstract]

German and British Consumer Willingness to Pay for Beef Labeled with Food Safety Attributes DeLong, K. L., C. Grebitus, G. Colson, and W. Hu.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(2):451-470. [Abstract]

Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 95, Issue 4, April 2017, Pages 1537–1544.

Abscisic Acid Impacts Tomato Carotenoids, Soluble Sugars, and Organic Acids.  Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):1-7. [Abstract]