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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

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