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Lisa Alexander (PhD)
Floral and Nursery Plants Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (931) 815-5142
Fax: (931) 668-2985

TSU NURSERY CROP RESEARCH STATION
472 CADILLAC LANE
MCMINNVILLE, TN 37110
Projects
Genetic Improvement of Nursery Crops through Functional Genomics and Breeding
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434613
A Horticultural and Genetic Characterization of Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartrm.) Collected Across Its Range of Occurrence
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435012
Methods for Quarantine Certification and Biological Control of Imported Fire Ant in Nursery Production Systems
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435017
Evaluation of Improved Germplasm for Nursery and Landscape Use
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435210
Functional Genomics of Powdery Mildew Resistance in Bigleaf Hydrangea
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 439017

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparative performance of reduced-risk fungicides and biorational products in management of post-harvest Botrytis cinerea on hydrangea cut flowers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bika, R., Palmer, C., Alexander, L.W., Baysal-Gurel, F. 2020. Comparative performance of reduced-risk fungicides and biorational products in management of post-harvest Botrytis cinerea on hydrangea cut flowers. HortTechnology. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04656-20.
Molecular verification of Osmanthus armatus hybrids - (Proceedings)
Alexander, L.W., Wu, X., Hassler, S. 2020. Molecular verification of Osmanthus armatus hybrids. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 64/74:84.
Ploidy level influences pollen tube growth and seed viability in interploidy crosses of Hydrangea macrophylla Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2020. Ploidy level influences pollen tube growth and seed viability in interploidy crosses of Hydrangea macrophylla. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00100.
Development and field assessment of transgenic hybrid switchgrass for improved biofuel traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Hatcher, Catherine, Mazarei, Mitra, Haynes, Ellen, Baxter, Holly, Kim, Keonhee, Hamilton, Choo, Sykes, Robert, Turner, Geoffrey, Davis, Mark, Dixon, Richard, Wang, Zeng-Yu, Labbe, Nicole, Stewart, C.Neal Jr 2020. Development and field assessment of transgenic hybrid switchgrass for improved biofuel traits. Euphytica. 216:25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-020-2558-3.
Growth, flowering, and powdery mildew related responses of witchhazels in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Baysal-Gurel, F., Witcher, A.L. 2019. Growth, flowering, and powdery mildew related responses of witchhazels in Tennessee. HortTechnology. 29(4):507-515.
Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of Hydrangea macrophylla using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, X., Alexander, L.W. 2019. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis of Hydrangea macrophylla using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 144(4):257-263.
Optimizing pollen germination and pollen viability estimates for Hydrangea macrophylla, Dichroa febrifuga, and their hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2019. Optimizing pollen germination and pollen viability estimates for Hydrangea macrophylla, Dichroa febrifuga, and their hybrids. Scientia Horticulturae. 246:244-250.
Growth, cold-hardiness, and flowering of Osmanthus in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2019. Growth, cold-hardiness, and flowering of Osmanthus in Tennessee. HortTechnology. 29:78-84.
Hamamelis virginiana ‘Sunglow’ - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Witcher, A., Arnold, M. 2018. Hamamelis virginiana ‘Sunglow’. HortScience. 53(4):575-577.
Cross-transferability of SSR markers in Osmanthus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Thammina, C., Kramer, M.H. 2017. Cross-transferability of SSR markers in Osmanthus. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. doi:10.1007/s10722-017-0514-4.
Distance and phenology influence pollen gene flow, male reproductive success, and female mate choice in a northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seed orchard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Woeste, K.E. 2017. Distance and phenology influence pollen gene flow, male reproductive success, and female mate choice in a northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seed orchard. PLoS One. 12(2):e0171598.
Production of triploid Hydrangea macrophylla via unreduced gamete breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2017. Production of triploid Hydrangea macrophylla via unreduced gamete breeding. HortScience. 52:221-224.
Hybridization of downregulated-COMT transgenic switchgrass lines with field selected switchgrass for improved biomass traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baxter, H.L., Alexander, L.W., Mazarei, M., Haynes, E., Turner, G.B., Sykes, R.W., Decker, S.R., Davis, M.F., Dixon, R.A., Wang, Z., Stewart, N.C. 2016. Hybridization of downregulated-COMT transgenic switchgrass lines with field selected switchgrass for improved biomass traits. Euphytica. 209:341-355.
Rapid, effective DNA isolation from Osmanthus via alkaline lysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2016. Rapid, effective DNA isolation from Osmanthus via alkaline lysis. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 27:53-60.
Phenology, dichogamy, and floral synchronization in a northern red oak (Quercus Rubra L.) seed orchard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Woeste, Keith E. 2016. Phenology, dichogamy, and floral synchronization in a northern red oak (Quercus Rubra L.) seed orchard . Forest Ecology and Management. 46:629-636.
Inheritance of floral and plant size traits in hydrangea macrophylla - (Proceedings)
Cultural treatments for accelerated growth and flowering of Panicum virgatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Haynes, E.R., Burris, J., Jackson, S., Stewart, N.C. 2015. Cultural treatments for accelerated growth and flowering of Panicum virgatum. Biofuels. 5(6):771-780.
'Queen of Hearts' Oakleaf Hydrangea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W., Reed, Sandra 2015. ‘Queen of Hearts’ Oakleaf Hydrangea. HortScience. 50(2):310-311.