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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Joann F. Lamb

Research Geneticist (Plants)

JoAnn F. S. Lamb

B.S., Black Hills State College, Botany

M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agronomy-Plant Genetics and Breeding

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agronomy-Plant Genetics and Breeding


Research Interests

      Quantitative genetic approaches to modifying alfalfa for:

·        Bioenergy and bioproducts;

·        Improved fiber digestibility for livestock; and

·        Enhanced nitrate-N cycling and improved stress tolerance for use in phytoremediation and water quality protection.


Current or Planned Experiments

  • Heritability of fiber digestibility in alfalfa.
  • Selection for improved stem fiber digestibility in alfalfa.
  • Evaluation of diverse alfalfa genetic sources for the production of fermentable sugars for ethanol.
  • Selection for increased nitrate-N uptake capacity in alfalfa.

Laboratory Personnel

  • Keith Henjum (Agricultural Science Research Technician)
  • Ted Jeo (Biological Science Laboratory Technician)

Last Modified: 9/5/2012
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