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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

HAMIDOU F. SAKHANOKHO

Research Plant Molecular Geneticist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Spontaneous autotetraploidy and its impact on morphological traits and pollen viability in Solanum aethiopicum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Nurul, I. 2014. Spontaneous autotetraploidy and its impact on morphological traits and pollen viability in Solanum aethiopicum. HortScience. 49(8):997–1002.
Improving yield and berry quality for zygomorphic blooms of blueberry: the role of the plant growth regulators, gibberellic acid and coconut oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Stringer, S.J., Sakhanokho, H.F., Werle, C.T., Spiers, J.M. 2014. Improving yield and berry quality for zygomorphic blooms of blueberry: the role of the plant growth regulators, gibberellic acid and coconut oil. Scientia Horticulturae. 173:1-14.
Morphological and cytomolecular assessment of intraspecific variability in scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Islam-Faridi, M.N., Blythe, E., Smith, B.J., Rajasekaran, K., Majid, M. 2014. Morphological and cytomolecular assessment of intraspecific variability in scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.). Journal of Crop Improvement. 28:437-4453.
Alginate encapsulation of Begonia microshoots for short-term storage and distribution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hamidou F. Sakhanokho, Cecil T. Pounders, and Eugene K. Blythe. Alginate Encapsulation of Begonia Microshoots for Short-Term Storage and Distribution. The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 341568, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/341568.
Pollen viability and storage temperature for Southern highbush and Rabbiteye blueberry breeding - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Stringer, S.J., Blythe, E.K., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2013. Pollen viability and storage temperature for Southern highbush and Rabbiteye blueberry breeding. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 58:228-231.
Nuclear DNA content, base composition, and cytogenetic characterization of Christia obcordata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Islam-Faridi, N. 2013. Nuclear DNA content, base composition, and cytogenetic characterization of Christia obcordata. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 138(3):205-209.
Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Sampson, B.J., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E., Demirci, B., Husnu Can Baser, K., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Agramonte, N.M., Becnel, J.J., Rajasekaran, K., Chen, J., Spiers, J.M. 2013. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 18:4308-4327.
'uss Arizona' and 'uss California' Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2012. 'USS Arizona' and 'USS California' tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.). HortScience. 47(12):1819-1820.
In vitro regeneration of solanum aethiopicum L. (scarlet eggplant), an african vegetable crop with potential ornamental value - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Witcher, C.L. 2012. In vitro regeneration of solanum aethiopicum L. (scarlet eggplant), an african vegetable crop with potential ornamental value. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. vol. 57:309-313.
'Ramata': a new dwarf and variegated Hedychium J. Koenig cultivar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Witcher, A.L., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J. 2012. 'Ramata': a new dwarf and variegated Hedychium J. Koenig cultivar. HortScience. 47(6):803-805.
Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sakhanokho, H.F., Tabanca, N. 2012. Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:389-396.
Histological investigation of infection processes of Discula destructiva on leaves of Cornus florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, Q., Windham, A.S., Klingeman, W.E., Sakhanokho, H.F., Saxton, A.M., Li, Y., Windham, M. 2011. Histological investigation of infection processes of Discula destructiva on leaves of Cornus florida. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 33:525-531.
Production and short-term of synthetic seeds from encapsulated begonia - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J. 2011. Production and Short-Term of Synthetic Seeds from Encapsulated Begonia. HortScience. 46:S262.
Substrate and fertilizer rate comparison for commercial ornamental ginger production - (Proceedings)
Witcher, A.L., Sakhanokho, H.F., Blythe, E.K., Fain, G.B., Spiers, J.M. 2010. Substrate and fertilizer rate comparison for commercial ornamental ginger production. Extension Publications. 37:3.
Induced polyploidy and mutagenesis of embryogenic cultures of ornamental giner (Hedychium J. Koenig) - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Sampson, B.J., Nyochembeng, L., Pounders Jr, C.T., Wedge, D.E., Islam-Fardi, N., Spiers, J.M. 2012. Induced polyploidy and mutagenesis of embryogenic cultures of ornamental giner (Hedychium J. Koenig). Acta Horticulturae. 935:121-128.
In Vitro Assisted Breeding of Hedychium J. Koenig - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Tabanca, N., Sampson, B.J., Wedge, D.E., Islam-Faridi, N., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M., Nyochembeng, L.M. 2010. In Vitro Assisted Breeding of Hedychium J. Koenig. Abstract of International Horticultural Congress. 201.
Protocols for Callus and Somatic Embryo Initiation for Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae): Influence of Explant Type, Sugar, and Plant Growth Regulators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sylvere Sie, R., Gilbert, C., Sakhanokho, H.F., Toueix, Y., Dje, Y., Sangare, A., Branchard, M. 2010. Protocols for Callus and Somatic Embryo Initiation for Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae): Influence of Explant Type, Sugar, and Plant Growth Regulators. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 4(2):98-105.
Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines - (Abstract Only)
Kelley, R.Y., Ankala, A., Sakhanokho, H.F., Mylroie, J.E., Boykin, D.L., Bridges, S., Thanthiriwatte, C., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2009. Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines. Aflatoxin Workshop.
An Efficient In Vitro Regeneration System for Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp.) - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2010. An Efficient In Vitro Regeneration System for Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp.). Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. vol 55 pags 298-301.
Comparative Evaluation of Viability Assays for Storage of Ornamental Giner (Hedychium spp.) Pollen - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2009. Comparative Evaluation of Viability Assays for Storage of Ornamental Giner (Hedychium spp.) Pollen. Proc. 36th Annual Hort. Field Day Meeting, Mississippi State University Expt. Station. Extension Publications.
Pollen Biology of Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp. J. Koenig) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K. 2009. Pollen Biology of Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium spp. J. Koenig). Scientia Horticultureae pgs 129-135.
Sulfuric acid and hot water treatments enhance ex vitro and in vitro germination of Hibiscus seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2009. Sulfuric acid and hot water treatments enhance ex vitro germination of Hibiscus seed. African Journal of Biotechnology. 8:6185-6190.
Induced Polyploidy in Diploid Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium muluense) Using Colchicine and Oryzalin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Induced Polyploidy in Diploid Ornamental Ginger (Hedychium muluense) Using Colchicine and Oryzalin. HortScience. 44(7):1809-1814.
Somatic embryogenesis in Hedychium bousigonianum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Rajasekaran, K., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Somatic embryogenesis in Hedychium bousigonianum. HortScience Vol. 44:1487-1490.
Induced Tetraploidy in Hedychium bousigonianum Via Treatment of Embryogenic Callus with Antimitotic Agents - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Induced Tetraploidy in Hedychium bousigonianum Via Treatment of Embryogenic Callus with Antimitotic Agents. Proc.Soc. In vitro Biol. Conf . p. S70.
Evaluation of the Biopesticidal Potential of Hedychium Species for Pests and Disease Control in Organic Vegetable Production Systems - (Abstract Only)
Nyochembeng, L.M., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2009. Evaluation of the Biopesticidal Potential of Hedychium Species for Pests and Disease Control in Organic Vegetable Production Systems. Association of Research Directors Directors (ARD) Conference, March 28-April 1, Atlanta, GA, p. 200.
Influence of Salicylic Acid on In Vitro Micropropagation and Salt Tolerance in Two Hibiscus Species, H. acetosella and H. moscheutos (cv ‘Luna Red’) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y. 2009. Influence of Salicylic Acid on In Vitro Micropropagation and Salt Tolerance in Two Hibiscus Species, H. acetosella and H. moscheutos (cv ‘Luna Red’). African Journal of Biotechnology 8: 1474-1481.
Storage and Viability of Hedychium Pollen - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2009. Storage and Viability of Hedychium Pollen. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 54:361-364.
Comparison of Resistant and Susceptible Flowering Dogwoods in Pathogenesis of Discula destructiva - (Abstract Only)
Cheng, Q., Windham, A., Klingeman, W., Sakhanokho, H.F., Li, Y., Windham, M. 2009. Comparison of Resistant and Susceptible Flowering Dogwoods in Pathogenesis of Discula destructiva. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 54:54-56.
Breeding Hedychium Species, Ornamental Ginger Plants with Insecticidal and Anti-Microbial Activities - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y., Rajasekaran, K., Tabanca, N., Sampson, B.J., Wedge, D.E. 2008. Breeding Hedychium Species, Ornamental Ginger Plants with Insecticidal and Anti-Microbial Activities. Extension Publications.
Trying to Catch Lightening in a Bottle: Can Essential Oils be Used as Effective Biopesticides? - (Abstract Only)
Werle, C.T., Sampson, B.J., Sakhanokho, H.F., Pounders Jr, C.T., Tabanca, N., Wedge, D.E. 2008. Trying to Catch Lightening in a Bottle: Can Essential Oils be Used as Effective Biopesticides?. Extension Publications.
Effect of Salicylic Acid on Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Hedychium bousigonianum - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2009. Effect of Salicylic Acid on Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Hedychium bousigonianum. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference pg. 237-240.
Colchicine-and Oryzalin-Induced Polyploidy in Hedychium muluense R.M. Smith - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y. 2008. Colchicine-and Oryzalin-Induced Polyploidy in Hedychium muluense R.M. Smith. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting Vol.43(4).
Salicylic Acid Improved In Viro Meristem Regeneration and Salt Tolerance in Two Hibiscus Species - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R. 2008. Salicylic Acid Improved In Viro Meristem Regeneration and Salt Tolerance in Two Hibiscus Species. World Congress on In Vitro Biology Vol.44 p.S79.
Development and Efficient In Vitro Clonal Propagation of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2007. Development and Efficient In Vitro Clonal Propagation of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid. Proceedings 34th Ann. Mississppi State Univ. Hort . Field Day.
In-vitro Screening for Salt Tolerance in Hibiscus Species - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Pounders Jr, C.T., Kelley, R.Y. 2007. In-vitro Screening for Salt Tolerance in Hibiscus Species. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings Vol.52 pg. 339-343.
Oat - (Book / Chapter)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R.Y. Oat. "Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Cereals and Forage Grasses", 2008. pp. 139-156.
First Report of Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis from Shoot Apex-derived Callus of Hedychium muluense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R., Rajasekaran, K. 2008. First Report of Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis from Shoot Apex-derived Callus of Hedychium muluense. Journal of Crop Improvement. 21:191-200.
Evalution of Inter-Specific Hybrids between Lagerstroemia indica and L. speciosa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Rinehart, T.A., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2007. Evalution of Inter-Specific Hybrids between Lagerstroemia indica and L. speciosa. HortScience 42(6):1317-1322.
High Efficiency Somatic Embrogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Suspension Cultures of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid (Hedychium muluense x cv ‘Starburst’) - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R., Rajasekaran, K. 2007. High Efficiency Somatic Embrogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Suspension Cultures of an Ornamental Ginger Hybrid (Hedychium muluense x cv ‘Starburst’). Meeting Abstract Vol. 42:4 pp.941.
In Vitro multiple shoot induction and plant regeneraton from shoot apex of Hibiscus actosella Welw. ex. Hiern Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2008. In Vitro multiple shoot induction and plant regeneraton from shoot apex of Hibiscus actosella Welw. ex. Hiern. Journal of Crop Improvement. 21(2):201-208.
Application of Tissue Culture in Ornamental Breeding - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F. 2006. Application of Tissue Culture in Ornamental Breeding. Meeting Abstract.
Breeding Cold Hardy Begonias - (Proceedings)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2006. Breeding Cold Hardy Begonias. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 51:610-613.
Evaluation of Growth Regulators on In Vitro Hibiscus Shoot Regeneration - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2006. Evaluation of Growth Regulators on In Vitro Hibiscus Shoot Regeneration. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings vol. 51 pg. 346-349.
Overcoming Hybridization Barriers - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Laws, S.C., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2004. Overcoming hybridization barriers. Meeting Abstract.
Ploidy Variation in Hedychium Species and Cultivars - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2006. Ploidy variation in hedychium species and cultivars. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference Vol. 50, pp. 665-667, 2005.
Evaluation of Techniques to Induce Polyploid Daylillies - (Proceedings)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Cheatham, C.L., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2004. Evaluation of techniques to induce polyploid daylillies. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings Vol. 49 pg592-594.
Putrescine Enhances Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Upland Cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Ozias-Akins, P., May, O.L., Chee, P.W. 2005. Putrescine enhances somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in upland cotton. Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture 81:91-95.
Registration of GA 98033 Upland Cotton Germplasm Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
May, O.L., Chee, P.W., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2004. Registration of ga 98033 upland cotton germplasm line. Crop Science. 44:2278-2279.
Induction of somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in select Georgia and Pee Dee cotton lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Ozias-Aikens, P., May, O.L., Chee, P.W. 2004. Induction of somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in select Georgia and Pee Dee cotton lines. Crop Science. 44:2199-2205.
Molecular Approaches to Control Puccinia Hemerocallidis on Daylily - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Copes, W.E., Nyochembeng, L.M., Kelley, R.Y. 2004. Molecular approaches to control puccinia hemerocallidis on daylily. Meeting Abstract. Biotechnology Symposium. pp.18
Chromosome Doubling Via Injection of Colchicine in Ba-Pretreated Daylilly (Hemerocallis SPP.) - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Cheatham, C.L., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2004. Chromosome doubling via injection of colchicine in ba-pretreated daylilly (hemerocallis spp.). Meeting Abstract. March: 48-51
Putrescine Improves Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration in Select Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum L.) Genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Ozias-Akins, P., May, O.L., Lewis, K., Vickers, J., Chee, P.W. 2003. Putrescine improves somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in select cotton (gossypium hirsutum l.) genotypes. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
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