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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Aquaculture (NP #106)
Improving Product Quality in Farm-Raised Catfish
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Product Quality in Farm-Raised Catfish
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Aflatoxin Control through Identification of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Governing the Aspergillus Flavus-Corn Interaction
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Aflatoxin Resistant Corn Lines Using Omic Technologies
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Rapid, Non-Destructive Hyperspectral Imaging Methodology to Detect, and Quantify Fungal Growth and Aflatoxin Contamination
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluate the Role of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Plant-Fungal Interactions, especially Corn-Aspergillus Interaction
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Generating Input Features for Modeling Mycotoxin Outbreaks in the USA
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genes and Genetic Networks Underlying Resistance to Aspergillus flavus In Corn
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Identification and Characterization of Regulatory Genes in A. flavus that are Involved in Development, Secondary Metabolism and Virulence
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modeling to Forecast Mycotoxin Breakout in U.S.-Grown Maize
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Probing Chromosome Structure to Activate Silent Metabolite Gene Clusters
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil Microbiome to Control Aflatoxin and Field Evaluation of Transgenic Corn
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Genomic Dissection and Molecular Characterization of Fiber Quality Traits for Cotton Variety Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Development and Severity of Allergy to Peanuts and Tree Nuts
(In-House Appropriated)
Exploiting and Enhancing IgE-Binding Epitopes of the 2S Albumins of Peanuts and Tree Nuts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Trees for the Future: Coordinated Use of Genetic Tools to Develop Geographic and Climate Adapted Pecan
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Biochemical Approach to Protein Processing, Texturization and Nutritionally Beneficial Plant-based Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Novel Cottonseed Products and Processes
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhanced Cotton for Value-Added Applications
(In-House Appropriated)
Enhancing the Quality and Sustainability of Cotton Fiber and Textiles
(In-House Appropriated)
Improved Conversion of Sugar Crops into Food, Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Bioproducts
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Evaluation of Catfish Quality and Reducing Fish Waste
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Product Quality in Farm-Raised Catfish
(In-House Appropriated)
Innovative Approaches for Value Added Cotton-Containing Nonwovens
(In-House Appropriated)
Nutritional Benefits of Health-Promoting Rice and Value-Added Foods
(In-House Appropriated)
Reducing the Development and Severity of Allergy to Peanuts and Tree Nuts
(In-House Appropriated)
Creation of Enhanced-Value Cotton Germplasm via Modulation of Cyclopropyl Fatty Acid Accumulation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Creation of Enhanced-Value Cotton Germplasm via Modulation of Cyclopropyl Fatty Acid Accumulation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Beyond Static Metabolic Maps - Understanding the Cellular Organization and Dynamics of Lipid Flux for Enhanced Seed Oil Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Conversion of Cotton Apparel Wastes to Cellulose Nanofibers and Cellulose Nanocrystals
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Exploiting and Enhancing IgE-Binding Epitopes of the 2S Albumins of Peanuts and Tree Nuts
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Improvements to Cotton Quality Measurement
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainably Incorporating Hemp at Multiple Scales into Western U.S. Regional Economies along the Rural Route 97 Corridor
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Trees for the Future: Coordinated Use of Genetic Tools to Develop Geographic and Climate Adapted Pecan
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Activated Foods Promote Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Activated Foods Promote Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of the Role of Non-Lint Content on High Volume Instrument Results
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Biochemical Approach to Protein Processing, Texturization and Nutritionally Beneficial Plant-based Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Novel Fiber Quality Characterization Methods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Improving Product Quality in Farm-Raised Catfish
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Bacterial Exopolysaccharide Composition and Structure in Biofilm Formation, Viscosity and Susceptibility to Dextranase Processing Aid
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sugarcane Processing Waste (Mill Mud) Bioinformatics for Bio-fertilizer Development
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)