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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Jack Okamuro
Crop Production and Protection
General Biological Science
Plant Biology

Phone: (301) 504-5912
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2214
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5139

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 208 projects listed

Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Landscape-Based Crop Management for Food, Feed, and Bioenergy
Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils
Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds
Enhancing Water Conservation and Crop Productivity in Irrigated Agriculture
Technologies for Managing Water and Sediment Movement in Agricultural Watersheds
Preserving Water Quality and Availability for Agriculture in the Lower Mississippi River Basin
Improved Resistance to Soybean Pathogens and Pests
Population Dynamics and Disease Management of Soybean Root Pathogens
Characterizing, Detecting, and Eliminating Pathogens to Enable the Safe Introduction of Plant Genetic Resources
Characterization, Etiology, and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops
Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops
Enhancement of Turfgrass Germplasm for Reduced Input Sustainability
Genetic Enhancement and Management of Warm-Season Species for Forage, Turf and Renewable Energy
Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.
Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services
Regulation of Gene Expression in Alfalfa Development and Stress Tolerance
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
Enhancing Resistance to Diseases and Abiotic Stresses in Alfalfa
Plant Resistance, Biology, and Resistance Management of Corn Pests, with Emphasis on Western Corn Rootworm
Sterile Insect Control of Invasive Pests, with a Focus on Moths
Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock
Improving Bioenergy and Forage Plants and Production Systems for the Central U.S.
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Redesigning Forage Genetics, Management, and Harvesting for Efficiency, Profit, and Sustainability in Dairy and Bioenergy Production Systems
Enhanced Alfalfa and Forage Productivity Through Molecular Detection and Characterization of Plant Nematodes
Sustaining Southern Plains Landscapes Through Plant Genetics and Sound Forage-Livestock Production Systems
Enhanced Alfalfa Germplasm and Genomic Resources for Yield, Quality, and Environmental Protection
Management Strategies to Sustainably Intensify Northern Great Plains Agroecosystems
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Cultural Practices and Cropping Systems for Economically Viable and Environmentally Sound Oilseed Production in Dryland of Columbia Plateau
Multi-Objective Optimization of a Profitable and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture to Produce Food and Fiber in a Changing Climate
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
Enhancement of Cotton Genetics and Management Systems to Improve Yield, Fiber Quality, and Production Stability
Enhancing Plant Genome Function Maps Through Genomic, Genetic, Computational and Collaborative Research
Improvement of Biotic Stress Resistance and Quality Traits in Soybeans
Sugar Beet Germplasm Enhancement, Breeding, and Genetics
Establish and Maintain Public Display Gardens for Woody and Herbaceous Landscape Plants
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Genetic Foundations for Bioenergy Feedstocks
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Technologies for Improving Process Efficiencies in Biomass Refineries
Biochemical Technologies to Enable the Commercial Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
Biophotonics - the Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
Sorghum Biorefining: Integrated Processes for Converting All Sorghum Feedstock Components to Fuels and Co-Products
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Taxonomy of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
Small Grains Database and Bioinformatics Resources
Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops Through Functional Genomics and Breeding
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
Development of Peanut Germplasm with Improved Yield, Oil Quality, and Tolerance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Developing Soybean and Other Legumes with Resistance to Pathogens and Assessing the Biosafety of Transgenic Soybean
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
Enhanced Disease and Abiotic Stress Resistance in Edible Legumes
Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Resistances, Yield and Profitability Components
Genetic Improvement of Cacao Through Genomics-Assisted Breeding
Molecular Tools for Improved Crop Biotechnology
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
Innovative Genetic Approaches for Improving Maize Germplasm for Product Quality and Adaption to Diverse Production Systems
Reducing the Impact of Diseases on Hop Production
Genetic Enhancement of Dry Bean Nutritional and Processing Qualities
Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates
Genomics and Bioinformatics Research in Agriculturally Important Organisms
Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum As a Versatile Crop
Genetic Enhancement of Cotton by Marker-Assisted and Conventional Breeding, and Introgression of Genes from Exotic Gossypium Species
Developing Genomic Approaches to Improve Resistance to Diseases and Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanut and Corn
Physiological and Genetic Approaches to Improving Extractable Sugar Yield in Sugarbeet
Functional and Structural Genetic Analysis of Soybean and Other Legumes
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Enhanced Sugar Beet Germplasm
Defining the Genetic Diversity and Structure of the Soybean Genome and Applications to Gene Discovery in Soybean, Wheat and Common Bean Germplasm
Genomic and Genetic Analysis of Crop Adaptation to Soil Abiotic Stresses
Evaluation and Genetic Analyses of Sorghum Genetic Resources for Key Agronomic Traits
Genetic Improvement of Maize with Enhanced Resistance to Aflatoxin and Insects
Genetic Improvement and Phenotyping of Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
Genetic Improvement of Maize and Sorghum for Resistance to Biotic Stress
Enhancing Plant Resistance to Water-Deficit and Thermal Stresses in Economically Important Crops
Identification, Characterization, and Deployment of Genes Important During Seed Development in Legumes
Physiology and Biochemistry of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cereal Tissues
Identification, Characterization, and Development of Insect-Resistant Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum Germplasm
Molecular Approaches to Enhance Plant Nutrient Content, Shelf-Life and Stress Tolerance
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops
Resources for the Genetic Improvement of Potato
Disease Resistance Signaling in Cereal Crops
Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Molecular Approaches for More Efficient Breeding to Improve Cotton Fiber Quality Traits
Identification and Validation of Insect and Disease Resistance Mechanisms to Reduce Mycotoxin Production in Midwest Corn
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Sunflower Genetic Improvement with Genes from Wild Crop Relatives and Domesticated Sunflower
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
Genetic and Genomic Basis of Vegetable and Fruit Biology, Quality and Nutrient Content
Enhancing Breeding of Small Grains Through Improved Bioinformatics
Improving Stress and Disease Resistance in Tree Fruit Crops
Development and Application of Genetic, Genomic, and Bioinformatic Resources in Maize
Potato Genetic Improvement for Western U.S. Production
Molecular Mechanisms of Photoperception, Signaling and Gene Regulation by the Phytochrome Family
Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Defense Signaling
Genetic Enhancement of Lettuce, Spinach, Melon, and Related Species
Breeding Apple Rootstocks Tolerant to Abiotic Stresses and Resistant to Pests and Diseases
Dissection of Maize Grain Quality Traits Using Biochemical Genetic and Genomic Approaches
Signaling Pathways Regulating Plant Architecture
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
Improving Fruit Quality, Disease Resistance, and Tolerance to Abiotic Stress in Grape
Disease Defense Responses Signaling in Maize
Breeding Stone Fruit Adapted to the Production Environment of the Southeastern United States
Genetic Improvement of Prunus and Vitis Scions and Rootstocks for Fruit Quality and Pest Resistance
Genetic Enhancement of Allium, Cucumis, and Daucus Germplasm
Maizegdb: Enabling Access to Basic, Translational, and Applied Research Information
Host-Specific Molecular Genetic Tools for Development of Disease-Resistant Crops
Molecular Technology for Developing Durable Pest and Pathogen Resistance in Sugar Beet
Soybase and the Legume Clade Database
Characterizing Circadian Regulatory Networks in Grain Crops to Establish Their Role in Development and Abiotic Responses
Biotechnology Applied to High Value Ornamental Plants
Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants for Disease and Pest Tolerance, Non-Invasiveness, and Ornamental Traits
Genetics, Genetic Improvement, and Improved Production Efficiency of Nursery Crops
Genetic Improvement of Citrus for Enhanced Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Potato Genetic Improvement for Eastern U.S. Production
Genomics, Germplasm Evaluation, and Genetic Improvement in Oats
Genetic Dissection of Traits for Sugar Beet Improvement
Genetic Enhancement of Common Bean Using Exotic Germplasm for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Genomic Approaches and Genetic Resources for Improving Rice Yield and Grain Quality
Using Genetic Approaches to Reduce Crop Losses in Rice Due to Biotic and Abiotic Stress
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
Quality Enhancement and Disease Resistance Development in Tomato and Pepper
Small Fruit and Ornamental Genetic Research for the Mid-South
Genetic Enhancement of Watermelon, Broccoli, and Leafy Brassicas for Economically Important Traits
Enhancing Fiber and Seed Quality Traits Through Conventional and Molecular Approaches, and Conducting the National Cotton Variety Testing Program to Improve Cotton Competitive Ability
Improved Sugar Beet Germplasm and Innovative Disease Management Approaches to Increase Yield and Reduce Product Losses
Enhancement of Sugarcane Germplasm for Development of Stress Tolerant, High Yielding Cultivars
Potato Germplasm Improvement for Disease Resistance and Superior Nutritional Content
Soybean Seed Improvement Through Quantitative Analysis of Phenotypic Diversity in Response to Environmental Fluctuations
Genetic Improvement of Barley and Oats for Enhanced Quality and Biotic Stress Resistance
Genetic Improvement of Blueberry and Cranberry: Utilization of Genomic Resources and Phenotypic/genotypic Characterization
Functional Genomics for Improving Nutrients and Quality in Alfalfa and Soybean
Development of Rhizobium and Bradyrhizobium Germplasm, Determining Host Plant-Microbe Symbiotic Interactions, And…the Rhizobium Collection
Management of Genetic Resources and Associated Information for Selected Vegetable Crops
Genetics and Genomics for Improving Spring Wheat with Disease Resistance
Discovery and Introgression of Disease Resistance Genes into Phaseolus Vulgaris
Temperate Forage Legume Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
Management of Tropical/subtropical Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Oil Production Pathways in Cotton, Bioenergy and Other Industrial Crops
Germplasm Regeneration, Characterization, Evaluation and Phytosanitary Assessment of Quarantined and Tropically-Adapted Genetic Resources
Genetic Improvement of Wheat and Barley for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Develop, Deploy, and Operate Grin-Global, the Information Management System for Plant Genetic Resources
Management and Characterization of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Generation and Characterization of Novel Genetic Variation in Rice for the Enhancement of Grain Quality and Agronomic Performance
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition and Conservation Strategies, International Germplasm ... for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
Innovations That Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Managing and Preserving Ex Situ Plant Germplasm Collections
Conservation, Characterization, and Evaluation of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Genetic Improvement of Barley
Genetic Improvement of Durum and Spring Wheat for Quality and Resistance to Diseases and Pests
Acquisition of Plant Genetic Resources Through Domestic and International Plant Explorations and Associated Capacity-Building Partnerships
Developing Strategies to Identify Useful Genes in Peanut and Breeding High Yielding Peanut Varieties and Germplasm
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crops, Sugarcane, and Miscanthus Genetic Resources
Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation
Genetic Characterization, Taxonomy, and Acquisition of Genetic Resources for Carrot, Potato, and Their Related Wild Species
Management of Apple, Cold-Hardy Grape, and Tart Cherry Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Management and Characterization of Pecan (Carya) Genetic Resources and Related Wild Populations
Conservation, Genetic Analyses, and Utilization of Cotton Genetic Resources
Broadening the Genetic Base of U.S. Maize with Genes from Unadapted Germplasm
Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Maize
Enhancement of Wheat Through Genomic and Molecular Approaches
Genetic Improvement of Small Grains for Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Characterization of Pathogen Populations
Genetics and Genomics of Complex Traits in Grain Crops
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
Identifying and Manipulating Key Determinants of Photosynthetic Production and Partitioning
Genetic Enhancement of the U.S. Maize Genepool with Unadapted Maize Germplasm
Developing Genomic and Genetic Tools for Exploiting Cotton Genetic Variation
Development of Improved Peanut Cultivars and Germplasm for the Southwest Peanut Region of the United States
Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Non-Grain Energy Uses
Genetic Improvement of Winter Wheat for End-Use Quality and Disease Resistance
Curation of the U.S. National Fungus Collections and Associated Information Resources
Genetic Resource Management of National Small Grains Collection and Associated Information
Increasing the Competitiveness of U.S. Soybeans in Global Markets Through Genetic Diversity, Genomics, and Plant Breeding
Innovative Genetic Approaches to Sorghum Germplasm Improvement and Analysis of Traits Critical to Hybrid Development
Pecan Improvement Through Breeding and Genetics
Molecular Biology of Pollen and Pollen-Pistil Interactions in Crop Plants
Identification and Analysis of Plant Architectural Genes in Maize
Maize Genetic Stock Management and Utilization
Management and Evaluation of Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Resources and Associated Information
Genetic Diversity Assessment of Cacao and Other Tropical Tree Crop Genetic Resources
Pacific Tropical/subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resource Management and Sustainable Production Systems
Genomic Analyses and Management of Agricultural and Industrial Microbial Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Management of Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Characterization, Management, and Utilization of Soybean Genetic Resources
Management of Genetic Resources & Associated Information for Grape, Tree Fruit, Tree Nut, & Other Specialty Crops to Mediterranean Climates
Management of Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Preservation and Quality Assessment
Modification of Soybeans for Food, Feed, and Industrial Applications
Functional Genomics for Evaluating Genes and Gene Regulatory Networks of Soybean Quality Traits
Genetic Improvement of Cool Season Food Legumes
Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information
Genetic Exchange and Gene Flow Risks from Plants in Agriculture
Molecular Genetics of Ethylene Biosynthesis
Improvement of Barley Seed Quality Through Molecular and Functional Genomic Analysis of Gene Expression
Cocoa, Coffee, and Alternative Crops Research
Staffing and Operation for National Clonal Repositories for Plant Germplasm
Information Transfer - Genetic Resources
Headquarters-Held Funds for Germplasm Resources Evaluation
Evaluation of Germplasm of Horticultural and Sugarcrops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 407777
RDA/USDA-ARS Cooperation In Agricultural Research and Scientific Exchanges Phase III
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426259

Program Teams
Biorefining (213)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (301) (co-leader)
Last Modified: 4/22/2015
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