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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Nursery Crops through Functional Genomics and Breeding

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

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

Evaluation of Hydrangea cultivars for tolerance against root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Neupane , S., Baysal-Gurel , F., Alexander, L.W. 2023. Evaluation of Hydrangea cultivars for tolerance against root rot caused by Fusarium oxysporum. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-22-2712-RE.

Tree architecture and powdery mildew resistance of yellow-flowering magnolias in Tennessee, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parajuli, M., Liyanapathiranage, P., Neupane, K., Shreckhise, J.H., Fare, D., Moore, B.T., Baysal-Gurel, F. 2023. Tree architecture and powdery mildew resistance of yellow-flowering magnolias in Tennessee, USA. HortScience. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI17036-22.

Genome size, flowering, and breeding compatibility in Osmanthus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alexander, L.W. 2023. Genome size, flowering, and breeding compatibility in Osmanthus. Horticulturae. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae9010056.

Cercospora leaf spot resistance of Crapemyrtle cultivars in Tennessee, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parajuli, M., Liyanapathiranage, P., Shreckhise, J.H., Fare, D., Moore, B.T., Baysal-Gurel, F. 2022. Cercospora leaf spot resistance of Crapemyrtle cultivars in Tennessee, USA. HortScience. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI16913-22.

Precipitation, temperature, and population structure influence genetic diversity of Hydrangea quercifolia throughout its native range Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sherwood, A.P., Alexander, L.W., Clark, M., Hokanson, S. 2023. Precipitation, temperature, and population structure influence genetic diversity of Hydrangea quercifolia throughout its native range. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS05255-22.

Growth and quality response of four container-grown nursery crop species to low-phosphorus controlled-release fertilizer Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shreckhise, J.H., Owen Jr, J.S., Niemiera, A.X., Altland, J.E. 2022. Growth and quality response of four container-grown nursery crop species to low-phosphorus controlled-release fertilizer. HortTechnology. 32(5):447-458. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH05058-22.

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.

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.