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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF WARM SEASON GRASS SPECIES FOR FORAGE AND ALTERNATIVE USES

Location: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Harvest date effects on biomass quality and ethanol yield of new energycane (Saccharum hyb.) genotypes in the Southeast USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Richard Jr, E.P., Doran-Peterson, J., Baldwin, B., Hale, A.L., Viator, R.P. 2013. Harvest date effects on biomass quality and ethanol yield of new energycane (Saccharum hyb.) genotypes in the Southeast USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 56:147-156.
Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R.N., Hans, C.S., Hanna, W.W., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 12:327-334.
Cellulosic ethanol production from warm-season perennial grasses - (Abstract Only)
Knoll, J.E., Lee, R., Anderson, W.F., Johnson, J. 2012. Cellulosic ethanol production from warm-season perennial grasses. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 21-24, 2012. CDRom. http://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2012am/webprogram/Paper71195.html.
Regional testing of energycane (Saccharum spp) genotypes as a potential bioenergy crop - (Proceedings)
Baldwin, B., Anderson, W.F., Blumenthal, J., Brummer, E.C., Gravois, K., Hale, A.L., Parish, J.R., Wilson, L.T. 2012. Regional testing of energycane (Saccharum spp) genotypes as a potential bioenergy crop. Proceedings of Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization Conference. p. 3.
Genetic relationships in Zoysia and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K.E., Lehman, V.G., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Genetic relationships in Zoysia and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits. Crop Science. 53(1):285-295.
Fertilization effects on Tifton 85 bermudagrass quantity and quality - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Cheek, D.F. 2012. Fertilization effects on Tifton 85 bermudagrass quantity and quality. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Internation Meetings, Cincinnati, OH, October 21-24, 2012. CD-Rom p. 1.
Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jewell, M., Frere, C.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Godwin, I.D., Lambrides, C.J. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2):390-396.
New modes of use and opportunities for research in forage plants - (Proceedings)
Anderson, W.F., Lamb, J.F., Wright, D., Tubbs, S., Novak, J.M. 2012. New modes of use and opportunities for research in forage plants [abstract]. Brazilian Animal Science Society. p. 4.
Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits - (Abstract Only)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K., Lehman, V., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 96.
Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Duke, M.V., Ballard, L.L., Scheffler, B.E., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2012. Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B.M., Contreras, R.N., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Peake, J.B., Raymer, P.L. 2012. Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brady, J.A. 2012. Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp.. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 30:1264-1269.
Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet - (Abstract Only)
Kandel, R., Singh, H.P., Singh, B.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F. 2012. Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet. 109th Annual Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Proceedings, Birmingham, AL, February 5-7, 2012. online only.
Vegetative propagation of napiergrass and energycane for biomass production in the southeast USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F. 2012. Vegetative propagation of napiergrass and energycane for biomass production in the southeast USA. Agronomy Journal. 104:518-522.
Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milla-Lewis, S.R., Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W. 2012. Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass germplasm. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. (DOI) 10.1007/s10722-011-9780-8.
Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Luc, E., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Hanna, W. 2011. Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding. Fundamentals for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2011 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
The creation and role of the USDA biomass research centers - (Proceedings)
Anderson, W.F., Steiner, J.J., Raper, R.L., Vogel, K.P., Coffelt, T.A., Sharratt, B.S., Rummer, B., Deal, B., Rudie, A. 2011. The creation and role of the USDA biomass research centers. Aspects of Applied Biology 112, Biomass and Energy Crops IV, pp. 21-28.
Evaluation of sweet sorghum germplasm for the southeast - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Ni, X., Davis, R.F., Knoll, J.E. 2011. Evaluation of sweet sorghum germplasm for the southeast. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings, San Antonio, TX, Oct 16-20, 2011. CDRom.
Production of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum) for bioenergy under organic versus inorganic fertilization in the southeast USA - (Abstract Only)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Strickland, T.C., Hubbard, R.K. 2011. Production of napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum) for bioenergy under organic versus inorganic fertilization in the southeast USA. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 16-20, 2011. CDRom.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Fundamental for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, SSSA 2011 International Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W., Brady, J.A. 2012. Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection. Crop Science. 52:383-392.
Ethanol and co-product generation from pressurized batch hot water pretreated T85 bermudagrass and Merkeron napiergrass using recombinant Escherichia coli as biocatalyst - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandon, S.K., Sharma, L.N., Hawkins, G.M., Anderson, W.F., Chambliss, K., Doran-Peterson, J. 2011. Ethanol and co-product generation from pressurized batch hot water pretreated T85 bermudagrass and Merkeron napiergrass using recombinant Escherichia coli as biocatalyst. Biomass and Bioenergy. 35:3667-3673. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.05.021.
Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2011. Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period. Crop Science. 51:2886-2894.
Establishment, agronomic characteristics, and dry matter yield of rhizoma peanut genotypes in cool environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Interrante, S.M., Muir, J.P., Islam, M., Maas, A.L., Anderson, W.F., Butler, T.J. 2011. Establishment, agronomic characteristics, and dry matter yield of rhizoma peanut genotypes in cool environments. Crop Science. 51:2256-2261.
Conventional and molecular breeding for improvement of biofuel crops: past, present and future - (Book / Chapter)
Bhattacharya, A., Knoll, J.E. 2012. Conventional and molecular breeding for improvement of biofuel crops: past, present and future. In: Kole, C., Joshi, C. P., Shonnard, D. R. (Eds.) Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 3-20.
Tilling for Allergen Reduction and Improvement of Quality Traits in Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Ramos, M., Zeng, Y., Holbrook Jr, C.C., Chow, M., Chen, S., Maleki, S.J., Bhattacharya, A., Ozias-Akins, P. 2011. TILLING for allergen reduction and improvement of quality traits in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 11:81.
Low-input production of biomass from perennial grasses in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Strickland, T.C., Hubbard, R.K., Malik, R., Anderson, W.F. 2011. Biomass production and nutrient utilization of perennial grasses under no inputs in south Georgia. BioEnergy Research. 5:206-214.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 136(3):211-218.
Sustainability of perennial grass yields as bioenergy feedstock for the southeast - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Knoll, J.E., Strickland, T.C., Hubbard, R.K. 2010. Sustainability of perennial grass yields as bioenergy feedstock for the southeast. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CDRom.
Harvest date effects on biomass yield and quality of new energycane (Saccharum hybrids) genotypes in the Southeastern USA - (Abstract Only)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Baldwin, B. 2010. Harvest date effects on biomass yield and quality of new energycane (Saccharum hybrids) genotypes in the Southeastern USA. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CDRom.
Biomass yield and quality of new energycane (Saccharum hybrids) genotypes for cellulosic ethanol production in the southeast - (Abstract Only)
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Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period - (Abstract Only)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2010. Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CDRom.
Biomass production of perennial grasses with no inputs in South Georgia - (Abstract Only)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Strickland, T.C., Hubbard, R.K. 2010. Biomass production of perennial grasses with no inputs in South Georgia. Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels Workshop, Soil and Water Conservation Society Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 28-30, 2010.
Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R., Hanna, W. 2010. Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CD-ROM.
Development, linkage mapping, and utilization of microsallelites in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2010. Development, linkage mapping and use of microsallelites in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(6):511-520.
Mitigating allergenicity of crops - (Book / Chapter)
Ozias-Akins, P., Chu, Y., Knoll, J.E., Bhattacharya, A. 2010. Mitigating allergenicity of crops. Advances in Agronomy. Vol. 107, pp. 93-121.
Field performance of potential biomass feedstocks under no inputs in South Georgia - (Abstract Only)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Strickland, T.C., Hubbard, R.K. 2010. Field performance of potential biomass feedstocks under no inputs in South Georgia. Proceedings of 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL, April 19-22, 2010.
Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vendramini Pas, J., Adesogan, A., Silveira, M., Sollenberger, L., Queiroz, O., Anderson, W.F. 2010. Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage. Professional Animal Scientist. 26:193-200.
Ethanol from lignocellulosic crops - (Book / Chapter)
Takamizawa, K., Anderson, W.F., Singh, H.P. 2010. Ethanol from lignocellulosic crops. In: Singh, B.P., editor. Industrial Crops and Uses. CABI. Wallingford, UK: p. 104-139.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene homologs in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society Horticultural Science. 135:74-82.
Genetic variability of cultivated rhizoma perennial peanut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maas, A.L., Anderson, W.F., Quesenberry, K.H. 2010. Genetic variability of cultivated rhizoma perennial peanut. Crop Science. 50:1908-1914.
Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Effects of forage quality and cell wall constituents of bermudagrass on biochemical conversion to ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, W.F., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Vogel, K.P., Weimer, P.J. 2010. Effects of forage quality and cell wall constituents of bermudagrass on biochemical conversion to ethanol. BioEnergy Research. 3:225-237.
Napiergrass: A cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast - (Abstract Only)
Malik, R., Anderson, W.F. 2009. Napiergrass: A cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast. Meeting Abstract.
Establishment of perennial grass species for cellulosic biofuel production in Georgia - (Abstract Only)
Cutts, T., Anderson, W.F. 2009. Establishment of perennial grass species for cellulosic biofuel production in Georgia. Meeting Abstract.
A simplified, cost- and time-effective procedure for genotyping pearl millet in resource-limited laboratories - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gulia, S.K., Singh, B., Wilson, J.P. 2010. A simplified, cost- and time-effective procedure for genotyping pearl millet in resource-limited laboratories. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9:2851-2859.
Genetic diversity among napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Malik, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 8:63-70.
Application of pathological principles to evaluating pearl millet for chinch bug resistance - (Proceedings)
Wilson, J.P., Ni, X., Rajewski, J.A., Dweikat, I., Buntin, G. 2009. Application of pathological principles to evaluating pearl millet for chinch bug resistance. Pg. 327-328 in Proc. 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, Beijing, China, Oct. 18-22, 2009.
Cold tolerance, seed production and seed germination of a forage bermudagrass core collection - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Cheek, D.F. 2009. Cold tolerance, seed production and seed germination of a forage bermudagrass core collection. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
The effects of varying levels of N, P and K on yield, nutrient uptake and soil attributes of Tifton 85 and Coastal bermudagrasses - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Parker, M. 2009. The effects of varying levels of N, P and K on yield, nutrient uptake and soil attributes of Tifton 85 and Coastal bermudagrasses. Meeting Abstract.
Grain yield and component traits of pearl millet genotypes at different row spacing - (Abstract Only)
Gulia, S.K., Whitehead, W., Singh, B.P., Wilson, J.P. 2009. Grain yield and component traits of pearl millet genotypes at different row spacing. 15th Biennial Agricultural Research Director's Symposium, Atlanta, GA. March 28-April 1, 2009. pp. 117-118.
Successful application of new cost-effective procedures for genotyping pearl millets for genetic diversity and linkage mapping - (Abstract Only)
Gulia, S.K., Singh, B.P., Wilson, J.P., Ma, X. 2009. Successful application of new cost-effective procedures for genotyping pearl millets for genetic diversity and linkage mapping. 15th Biennial Agricultural Research Director's Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. March 28 - April 1, 2009. p. 118.
Evaluation of resistance to chinch bug in pearl millet in temperate and subtropical environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajewski, J.A., Ni, X., Wilson, J.P., Dweikat, I., Buntin, G.D. 2009. Evaluation of resistance to chinch bug in pearl millet in temperate and subtropical environments. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2009-0112-01-RS.
Genotype and environment effects on ethanol yield from pearl millet - (Abstract Only)
Wilson, J.P., Endale, D.M., Schomberg, H.H. 2008. Genotype and environmental effects on ethanol yield from pearl millet. Proceedings New Crops and Bioproducts Development. Assoc for Advancement of Industrial Crops. College Station, Texas. September 7-11, 2008. p. 21.
Improving conservation tillage practices for pearl millet - (Abstract Only)
Wilson, J.P., Strickland, T.C., Truman, C.C., Schomberg, H.H., Maw, B.W. 2008. Improving conservation tillage practices for pearl millet. In: D.M. Endale (ed.) Proc. 30th Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference and 8th Annual Georgia Conservation Production Systems Training Conference, July 29-31, 2008, Tifton, Georgia. Available: http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/nsdl/scasc/.
Napier grass as a field border and bioenergy source - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, W.F., Hubbard, R.K., Strickland, T.C. 2008. Napier grass as a field border and bioenergy source. Proceedings: Joint Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapters SWCS, ASABE, and IECA, June 5, 2008, Athens, GA.
Genetic variability of napiergrass: improvement as a cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast - (Abstract Only)
Malik, R., Anderson, W.F. 2008. Genetic variability of napiergrass: improvement as a cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast. In: Joint Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD:Rom] GSA/SSSA/ASA/CSSA/GCAGS Oct 4-7, Houston, TX.
The effect of long-term stocking intensities and fertility regimen on stand purity in bermudagrass pastures - (Abstract Only)
Rouquette, Jr., F.M., Anderson, W.F., Smith, G.R., Haby, V.A. 2008. The effect of long-term stocking intensities and fertility regimen on stand purity in bermudagrass pastures. n: Joint Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD:Rom] GSA/SSSA/ASA/CSSA/GCAGS Oct 4-7, Houston, TX.
Elephantgrass as a cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast - (Abstract Only)
Malik, R., Anderson, W.F. 2008. Elephantgrass as a cellulosic feedstock for the Southeast. [abstract]. 30th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 4-7, New Orleans, LA.
Seeded bermudagrass evaluations across the southeastern USA - (Abstract Only)
Evers, G.W., Anderson, W.F., Lang, D.J., Shankle, B., Rodgers, C. 2008. Seeded bermudagrass evaluations across the southeastern USA. [Abstract]. Southern Section - ASA, February 2-5, 2008, Dallas, Texas.
Hydrolysis of Tifton 85 bermudagrass by a pressurized batch hot water reactor - (Abstract Only)
Brandon, S.K., Eiteman, M.A., Patel, K., Richbourg, M.M., Miller, D.J., Anderson, W.F., Peterson, J.D. 2007. Hydrolysis of Tifton 85 bermudagrass by a pressurized batch hot water reactor. Southeastern Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Auburn University, AL.
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