Microbes Research


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Personnel

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Groups and Facilities


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Center for Ag Synthetic Biology 
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology



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Insect Physiology 
Studying the physiology of the insect gut and characterizing its interactions with invading microbes.


 

News

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

Faculty 360 | Meg Staton, 2/24/2016

Video


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Crab Lab 
Though crabs are disappearing along America’s coasts, research in land-locked Tennessee could help. Students in Biosystems Engineering have designed a project to replenish crab populations.


 

Recent Publications

Effect of environmental weathering on microbial assimilation of biodegradable plastic mulches under ambient soil and composting conditions.  Anunciado, M. B., C. D. Cowan-Banker, A. F. Astner, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21°C post-washing Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2019.  Food Microbiology, 82: 111-118.

Soil indigenous microbiome and plant genotypes cooperatively modify soybean rhizosphere microbiome assembly Fang, L., T. Hewezi, S. L. Lebeis, V. R. Pantalone, P. Grewal, and M. E. Staton.  2019.  BMC Microbiology, 19:201. [Abstract]

Maximizing Microbes: Improving feed efficiency and nutrition for sustainable beef Myer, P.  2019.  Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (SoAR), Retaking The Field Volume 4. Invited article.

Ruminant Gut Microbe of the Month January 2019 – 2018 Microbes Myer, P.  2019.  rumenmicrobes.utk.edu.

Ruminant Gut Microbe of the Month January 2018 – 2017 Microbes Clemmons, B. A., and P. Myer.  2018.  rumenmicrobes.utk.edu.

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  15th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites, and Biorefining, July 24 – 27, 2018, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract]

Effect of Environmental Weathering on Microbial Assimilation of Biodegradable Mulch Films.  Cowan-Banker, C. D., M. B. Anunciado, L. C. Wadsworth, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  25th BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2018, Troy, NY. [Abstract]

Do Microbes Have Memory? Repeated Exposure to Emulsified Vegetable Oil May Increase Degradation Ability of Native Microbial Communities.  McBride, K., S. Jagadamma, N. Daliang, J. Moon, C. Paradis, D. Joyner, T. Mehlhorn, J. Zhou, and T. Hazen.  2018.  International Symposium of Microbial Ecology, August 12-17, Leipzig, Germany.

Do Microbes Have Memory? Repeated Exposure to Emulsified Vegetable Oil May Increase Degradation Ability of Native Microbial Communities.  McBride, K., S. Jagadamma, N. Daliang, J. Moon, C. Paradis, D. Joyner, T. Mehlhorn, J. Zhou, and T. Hazen.  2018.  American Society of Microbiology Microbe Meeting, June 7-11, Atlanta, GA.

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21 ℃ post-washing.  Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2017.  The 2017 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, Las Vegas, NV. Paper #P03-049.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, 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. [Abstract]