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Dr. Floyd Dowell                

Dr. Floyd Dowell

ATTN: Floyd Dowell
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone: 785.776.2753

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Dr. Dowell is involved with SPIERU's engineering project. He develops instruments and procedures to measure the characteristics of wheat and other biological materials using techniques such as near-infrared spectroscopy. Current projects include using NIRS to measure grain traits such as scab damage, wheat hardness, amylose content, protein content, and color class. He also develops automated sorting technology that is used to select kernels with specific traits to enhance the quality of breeding lines. This research is also being applied to identifying insect characteristics such as mosquito species, midge and mosquito age, and honeybee health.


Clinesmith, M. A., A. K. Fritz, C. Lemes da Silva, W. W. Bokus, J. A. Poland, F. E. Dowell, and K. H. S. Peiris. 2019. QTL mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance in winter wheat cultivars ‘Art’ and ‘Everest’. Crop Sci. 59: 911-924.
K. G. Duodu and F. E. Dowell. 2019. Sorghum and millets: Quality management systems. In: Taylor, J. R. N., Duodu, K. G., editors. Sorghum and millets: Chemistry, technology, and nutritional attributes. 2nd edition. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing. 421-440.
Lemes da Silva, C., A. Fritz, M. Clinesmith, J. Poland, F. Dowell, and K. Peiris. 2019. QTL mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance and deoxynivalenol accumulation in the Kansas wheat variety ‘Everest’. Mol. Breed. 39: 35.
Maia, M. F., M. Kapulu, M. Muthui, M. G. Wagah, H. M. Ferguson, F. E. Dowell, F. Baldini, and L.-R. Cartwright. 2019. Detection of Plasmodium falciparum infected Anopheles gambiae using near-infrared spectroscopy. Malar. J. 18: 85.
Milali M. P., M. T. Sikulu-Lord, S. S. Kiware, F. E. Dowell, G. F. Corliss, and R. J. Povinelli. 2019. Age grading An. gambiae and An. arabiensis using near infrared spectra and artificial neural networks. PloS ONE 14: e0209451.
Peiris, K. H. S., R. L. Bowden, T. C. Todd, W. W. Bockus, M. A. Davis, and F. E. Dowell. 2019. Effects of barley yellow dwarf disease on wheat grain quality traits. Cereal Chem. 00: 1-11.
Esperanca, P. M., A. M. Blagborough, D. F. Da, F. E. Dowell, and T. S. Churcher. 2018. Detection of Plasmodium berghei infected Anopheles stephensi using near-infrared spectroscopy. Parasites & Vectors 11: 377.
Fernandes, J. N., L. M. B. dos Santos, T. Chouin-Carneiro, M. G. Pavan, G. A. Garcia, M. R. David, J. C. Beier, F. E. Dowell, R. Maciel-de-Freitas, and M. T. Sikulu-Lord. 2018. Rapid, noninvasive detection of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by near-infrared spectroscopy. Sci. Adv. 4: eaat0496.
Lambert, B., M. T. Sikulu-Lord, V. S. Mayagaya, G. Devine, F. Dowell, and T. S. Churcher. 2018. Monitoring the age of mosquito populations using near-infrared spectroscopy. Sci. Rep. 8: 5274.
Li, J., M. Zhang, F. Dowell, and D. Wang. 2018. Rapid determination of acetic acid, furfural, and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in biomass hydrolysates using near-infrared spectroscopy. ACS Omega 3: 5355-5361.