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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cecil T. Pounders

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Alginate encapsulation of Begonia microshoots for short-term storage and distribution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H., Pounders, C. and Blythe, E. 2013. Alginate Encapsulation of Begonia Microshoots for Short-Term Storage and Distribution. The Scientific World Journal, Article ID 341568, DOI:10.1155/2013/341568.
'Ebony Embers', 'Ebony Fire', 'Ebony Flame','Ebony Glow' and 'Ebony and Ivory' Dark-Leaf Crapemyrtles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Scheffler, B.E., Rinehart, T.A. 2013. 'Ebony Embers', 'Ebony Fire', 'Ebony Flame','Ebony Glow' and 'Ebony and Ivory' Dark-Leaf Crapemyrtles. HortScience. 48(12)1568-1570.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Flame crapemyrtle - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Mclaurin, W. 2013. Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Flame crapemyrtle. Germplasm Release. 48(12):1568-1570.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Glow crapemyrtle - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Mclaurin, W. 2013. Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Glow crapemyrtle. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 48(12):1568-1570.
‘Ebony Embers’, ‘Ebony Fire’, ‘Ebony Flame’, ‘Ebony Glow’ and ‘Ebony and Ivory’ Five New Dark-leaved Crape Myrtles - (Proceedings) - (25-Sep-13)
Notice to Nurserymen of the naming and release for propagaion of Ebony & Ivory crapemyrtle - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2013. Notice to Nurserymen of the naming and release for propagaion of Ebony & Ivory crapemyrtle. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 48(12):1568-1570.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Fire crapemyrtle - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2013. Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Fire crapemyrtle. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 48(12):1568-1570.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Embers crapemyrtle - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2014. Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of Ebony Embers crapemyrtle. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. 48(12):1568-1570.
Five new dark-leaf crapemyrtles for South Mississippi - (Abstract Only) - (23-Sep-13)
Evaluation of rust resistance on daylilies in the landscape - (Proceedings)
Michael, A., Pounders Jr, C.T., Blythe, E.K. 2013. Evaluation of rust resistance on daylilies in the landscape. Annual Ornamental Field Day Proceedings. 40:21.
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.
'Lufkin Red' and 'Lufkin White' winter-hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus x laevis All.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2013. 'Lufkin Red' and 'Lufkin White' winter-hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus x laevis All.). HortScience. 48(2):237-238.
'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.
'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.
Longevity of crapemyrtle pollen stored at different temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akond, G., Pounders Jr, C.T., Blythe, E., Wang, X. 2012. Longevity of crapemyrtle pollen stored at different temperatures. Scientia Horticulturae. 139:53-57.
Factors affecting early seedling development in whole pine tree substrates - (Proceedings) - (11-Dec-11)
Two New Disease-Resistant Hibiscus: 'Lufkin Red' and 'Lufkin White' - (Abstract Only)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Two New Disease-Resistant Hibiscus: 'Lufkin Red' and 'Lufkin White'. Annual Horticulture Field Day Proceedings. 38:16.
Assessing phytotoxicity in fresh and aged whole pine tree substrates - (Proceedings) - (01-Oct-11)
Determining the suitability of alternative greenhouse/nursery substrates - (Abstract Only)
Witcher, A.L., Blythe, E., Fain, G.B., Curry, K.J., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Determining the suitability of alternative greenhouse/nursery substrates. Annual Horticulture Field Day Proceedings. 38:23.
Nitrogen form affects pH and EC of whole pine tree substrate and growth of petunia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Witcher, A.L., Fain, G.B., Blythe, E.K., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Nitrogen form affects pH and EC of whole pine tree substrate and growth of petunia. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 29:213-219.
Hibiscus acetosella 'Sahara Sunset' - (Proceedings)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Hibiscus acetosella 'Sahara Sunset'. International Plant Propagators Proceedings. 53.
Hibiscus plant named `Sahara Sunset` U.S. Plant Patent 21,765 - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Hibiscus plant named `Sahara Sunset` U.S. Plant Patent 21,765. Government Publication/Report. PP21,765.
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.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of lufkin red an american hardy hibiscus - (Other)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of lufkin red, an american hardy hibiscus. Germplasm Release. p1-2.
Notice to nurserymen of the nameing and release for propagation of lufin white an american hardy hibiscus cultivar - (Germplasm Registration)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2011. Notice to nurserymen of the nameing and release for propagation of lufin white an american hardy hibiscus cultivar. Germplasm Release. p.1.
Evaluation of genetic diversity and pedigree within crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.) cultivars using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., Wadl, P.A., Cabrera, R.I., Pounders Jr, C.T., Scheffler, B.E., Pooler, M.R., Rinehart, T.A., Trigiano, R.N. 2011. Evaluation of genetic diversity and pedigree within crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.) cultivars using simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 136(2):116-128.
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.
Microdistillation and analysis of volatiles from eight ornamental salvia taxa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tabanca, N., Demirci, B., Turner, J.L., Pounders Jr, C.T., Demirci, F., Baser, K., Wedge, D.E. 2010. Microdistillation and analysis of volatiles from eight ornamental salvia taxa. Natural Product Communications. 5(9):1421-1426.
Eupatorium capillifolium essential oil: chemical composition antifungal activity and insecticidal activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tabanca, N., Bernier, U.R., Tsikolia, M., Becnel, J.J., Sampson, B.J., Werle, C.T., Demrici, B., Baser, K., Blythe, E.K., Pounders Jr, C.T., Wedge, D.E. 2010. Eupatorium capillifolium essential oil: chemical composition, antifungal activity and insecticidal activity. Natural Product Communications. 5(9):1409-1415.
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of 'USS California' a new evergreen - (Other) - (14-Apr-10)
Notice to nurserymen of the naming and release for propagation of 'USS Arizona' - (Other) - (23-Feb-10)
Inter- and Intra- Specific Hybrid Breeding in Crape Mrytle (Lagerstroemia) - (Proceedings)
Wang, X., Pounders Jr, C.T., Cabrera, R.I., Rinehart, T.A., Mccormick, J. 2010. Inter- and Intra- Specific Hybrid Breeding in Crape Mrytle (Lagerstroemia). Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 55:58-62.
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.
Crapemyrtle genotype × environment interactions and trait stability for plant height leaf-out and flowering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Blythe, E.K., Fare, D.C., Knox, G.W., Sibely, J.L. 2010. Crapemyrtle genotype × environment interactions and trait stability for plant height leaf-out and flowering. HortScience. 45(2):198-207.
Notice to Nurserymen of the Naming and Release for Propagation of Sahara Sunset, A New African Hibiscus Cultivar - (Germplasm Release)
Pounders, C.T. 2009. Notice to Nurserymen etc. Germplasm Release. United States Deptartment of Agriculture: Agriculture Research Service, Washington, D.C. 20250.
Screening for Host Plant Resistance to Azalea Lace Bug - (Abstract Only)
Kirker, G.T., Boyd, D.W., Sampson, B.J., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M. 2008. Screening for Host Plant Resistance to Azalea Lace Bug. Extension Publications vol.34, pg 26.
"Built-In" Plant Protection: Screening Azalea Cultivars for Resistance to the Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides - (Abstract Only)
Kirker, G.T., Boyd, D.W., Pounders Jr, C.T., Sampson, B.J., Spiers, J.M. 2008. "Built-In" Plant Protection: Screening Azalea Cultivars for Resistance to the Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides. Ornamental Workshop on Diseases and Insects poster.
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.
The Effects of Stomate Size on Feeding Preference of Azalea Lace Bug (ALB), Stephanitis pyrioides, on Selected Cultivars of Evergreen Azalea - (Abstract Only)
Kirker, G.T., Boyd, D.W., Sampson, B.J., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M. 2008. The Effects of Stomate Size on Feeding Preference of Azalea Lace Bug (ALB), Stephanitis pyrioides, on Selected Cultivars of Evergreen Azalea. Ornamental Workshop on Diseases and Insects poster.
The Effects of Stomatal Size on Feeding Preference of Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Hemiptera:Tingidae), on Selected Cultivars of Evergreen Azalea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kirker, G.T., Boyd, D.W., Sampson, B.J., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M. 2008. The Effects of Stomatal Size on Feeding Preference of Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Hemiptera:Tingidae), on Selected Cultivars of Evergreen Azalea. HortScience pg 2098-2103.
Evaluation of Cuphea Species for Traits of Ornamental Value - (Proceedings)
Pounders Jr, C.T. 2008. Evaluation of Cuphea Species for Traits of Ornamental Value. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings 53:190-194.
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.
Estimating Diversity Among Lagerstroemia Species and Hybrids Using SSR Markers - (Abstract Only)
Rinehart, T.A., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2008. Estimating Diversity Among Lagerstroemia Species and Hybrids Using SSR Markers. International Symposium on Woody Ornamentals of the Temperate Zone pg 52.
Estimating Diversity Among Lagerstroemia Species and Hybrids Using SSR Markers - (Proceedings)
Rinehart, T.A., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2010. Estimating Diversity Among Lagerstroemia Species and Hybrids Using SSR Markers. Acta Horticulturae. 885:285-290.2010.
Estimating diversity among Lagerstroemia species and hybrids using SSR markers - (Abstract Only) - (26-May-08)
No Spray Roses for the Southeastern United States - (Popular Publication)
Mynes, J., Windham, M., Windham, A., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J.M. 2008. No Spray Roses for the Southeastern United States. Extension Publications.
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.
An Analysis of Combining Ability for Height, Leaf Out, Bloom Date and Flower Color for Crapemyrtle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Rinehart, T.A., Edwards Jr, N.C., Knight, P. 2007. An Analysis of Combining Ability for Height, Leaf Out, Bloom Date and Flower Color for Crapemyrtle. HortScience 42(6):4 pgs.
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.
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.
Hurricane Katrina: Perspective from the Southern Horticultural Laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Marshall, D.A., Posadas, B. 2006. Hurricane katrina: perspective from the southern horticultural laboratory. HortTechnology. 41(3) June 2006 pgs 680-684.
Using Ssr Markers to Verify Crapemyrtle Hybrids - (Abstract Only)
Rinehart, T.A., Pounders Jr, C.T., Scheffler, B.E. Using ssr markers to verify crapemyrtle hybrids. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting vol. 41, 1008.
Pollination Biology of Lagerstroemia Indica and Several Inter-Specific Hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Reed, S.M., Pooler, M.R. 2006. Pollination biology of lagerstroemia indica and several inter-specific hybrids. HortScience Vol. 41(3) June 2006.
Cultivar Identification and Interspecific Hybrid Verification in Lagerstroemia Using Ssr Markers - (Abstract Only)
Rinehart, T.A., Pounders Jr, C.T., Scheffler, B.E. 2006. Cultivar identification and interspecific hybrid verification in lagerstroemia using ssr markers. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference.
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.
Metallic Flea Beetle Feeding Preferences on Crape Myrtle - (Proceedings)
Boyd Jr, D.W., Pounders Jr, C.T. 2005. Metallic flea beetle feeding preferences on crape myrtle. Combined Proceedings International Plant Propagator's Society. 54:628-631
USDA Crapemyrtle Breeding Program in Poplarville, Mississippi - (Abstract Only)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Rinehart, T.A. 2004. Usda crapemyrtle breeding program in poplarville, mississippi. Meeting Abstract.
Evaluation of Clones, Container Types and Tissue Culture Media for Production of Calla Lilies As a Nursery Crop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Nyochembeng, L. 2005. Evaluation of clones, container types and tissue culture media for production of calla lilies as a nursery crop. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. pgs. 42-46
Modified Diallel Analysis of First Year Height of Crape Myrtle Hybrids - (Proceedings)
Pounders Jr, C.T., Cheatham, C.L. 2004. Modified diallel analysis of first year height of crape myrtle hybrids. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference pg 572-574.
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.
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
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