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Personnel

Michael E. Essington
Professor
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Doris H. D'Souza
Associate Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Xuemin Xu
Professor
Research Pathobiology

Hwa-Chain (Robert) Wang
Professor
Molecular Oncology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Groups and Facilities


1 mention

Weed Diagnostics Center 
Diagnostic testing services for weeds of crop and non-cropland systems including turfgrass, ornamentals, and utility rights of way.



1 mention

Tree Physiology 
Physical environment impact on the growth and function of native tree species.


Events

Utilizing Molecular Markers in Genetic Studies of Ornamental Plant Species, 2/14/2014

 

News

Probing the Mysteries of Milk's Molecular Structure, 10/17/2013

 

Recent Publications

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Chicken Adipose Tissue: Dual Purpose Benefit for Human Obesity and Poultry Production.  Beckford, R. C., E. Tague, S. R. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Current Metabolomics, in press.

Genetic analyses reveal cryptic diversity in the native North American fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis) Chialvo, P., D. Gotzek, D. D. Shoemaker, and K. Ross.  2017.  Systematic Entomology.

Phenotyping strategies to enhance peanut drought tolerance and molecular markers for crop improvement Jyostna M. Devi, T.R. Sinclair, V.Vadez, A. Shekoofa, N. Puppala.  Mura, J. D.  2017.  In Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Volume 2, Springer.

Field performance of high oleic soybeans with mutant FAD2-1A and FAD2-1B genes in Tennessee.  Pantalone, V. R., L. Darr, H. Bhandari, F. Chen, and T. Hewezi.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Comparison of molecular and phenotypic breeding strategies for soybean yield, fatty acids, protein, and oil.  Smallwood, C., J. Gillman, A. M. Saxton, H. Bhandari, P. A. Wadl, B. Fallen, D. Hyten, Q. Song, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Enriching the starter diet in fish oil reduces adipocyte size in broiler chicks.  Torchon, Emmanuelle, R. C. Beckford, S. Das, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Current Developments in Nutrition, In press.

Nanocomposite Adhesive of English ivy (Hedera helix): Bioproduction, Nanoparticle Isolation, and Molecular Analysis.  Burris, Jason  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Intestinal regeneration as an insect resistance mechanism to entomopathogenic bacteria.  Castagnola, A., and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2016.  Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 15, June 2016, Pages 104-110.

Chromatographic fractionation and molecular mass characterization of Cercidium praecox (Brea) gum Castel, V., S. Zivanovic, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, L. G. Santiago, A. C. Rubiolo, C. R. Carrara, and F. M. Harte.  2016.  Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

The evolution of reproductive strategies in tachinid parasitoids Cerretti, P., J. E. O'Hara, J. K. Moulton, J. Blaschke, and J. Stireman.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.

Analysis of the time course of degradation for fully biobased nonwoven agricultural mulches in compost-enriched soil Dharmalingham, S., D. G. Hayes, L. C. Wadsworth, and R. N. Dunlap.  2016.  Textile Research Journal, 86 (13), 1343-1355.