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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

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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
Evaluation of Production Practices, Disease Resistance and Insect Control Measures for Nursery Crops
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.)
Growth, Gas Exchange, and Mineral Nutrients of Hydrangea Hybrids to Saline Water Irrigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, Y., Dou, H., Perez, C., Niu, G., Alexander, L.W. 2022. Growth, Gas Exchange, and Mineral Nutrients of Hydrangea Hybrids to Saline Water Irrigation. HortScience. 57(2):319-329. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16196-21.
Management of Phytophthora cinnamomi using fungicides and host plant defense inducers under drought conditions: A case-study of flowering dogwoods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Neupane, K., Alexander, L.W., Baysal-Gurel, F. 2022. Management of Phytophthora cinnamomi using fungicides and host plant defense inducers under drought conditions: A case-study of flowering dogwoods. Plant Disease. 106:475-485. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-21-0789-RE.
Horticultural characterization of wild Hydrangea quercifolia seedlings collected throughout the species native range Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sherwood, A., Alexander, L.W., Mcnamara, S., Clark, M., Hokanson, S. 2021. Horticultural characterization of wild Hydrangea quercifolia seedlings collected throughout the species native range. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 56(9):1-11.
Genomic resource development for hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser.) – A transcriptome assembly and a high-density genetic linkage map Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, X., Hulse-Kemp, A.M., Wadl, P.A., Smith, Z., Mockaitis, K., Staton, M.E., Rinehart, T.A., Alexander, L.W. 2021. Genomic resource development for hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser.) – A transcriptome assembly and a high-density genetic linkage map. Horticulturae. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7020025.
Relationship of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) integument coloration to cuticular hydrocarbon and venom alkaloid indice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pandey, M., Addesso, K.M., Alexander, L.W., Youssef, N.N., Oliver, J.B. 2021. Relationship of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) integument coloration to cuticular hydrocarbon and venom alkaloid indice. Environmental Entomology. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa184.
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.