Thesis/Dissertation Listing by Year

 

2017

De La Torre Cuba, Carola (PhD 2017, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Comparative analysis of the role of cytokinin in feeding site formation induced by cyst and root-knot nematodes

Gardner, Michael (PhD 2017, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Soybean Cyst Nematode Virulence

Halane, Morgan (PhD 2017, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
The Bacterial Type III - Secreted Protein AvrRps4 is a Bipartite Effector

Karn, Avinash (PhD 2017, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: S Flint-Garcia)
Evaluation of teosinte genetic diversity for agronomic and domestication traits in maize

Kenyon, Sarah (PhD 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: C Roberts)
Managing Fescue Toxicosis Through Forage Canopy, Limestone Application, and Novel Endophytes

Nepal (Poudel), Arati (PhD 2017, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Elucidating the role of jasmonate metabolites in jasmonic acid signaling back to top

Sapkota, Surya (PhD 2017, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: C Hwang)
High Density Mapping and Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Fungal Diseases in Vitis Aestivalis-derived "Norton" and Breeding for Low Palmitic Acid in Glycine Max

Song, Enzhan (PhD 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: X Xiong)
Soil Wetting Agents Influences on Soil Hydrophobicity: the Effect and Mechanisms

Bishop, Logan (MS 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Nelson)
Field Pennycress Management in Upstate Missouri

Costa Silva, Ricardo (MS 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Mechanical and Thermal Weed Control in Organic Crops

Hensel, Kaley (MS 2017, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Rust and Leaf Spot Diseases on Elderberry Plants

Luke, Andrew (MS 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
The importance of cleaning spray equipment to minimize dicamba damage to soybeans

Shrestha, Binita (MS 2017, Entomology, Adviser: J Pinero)
An evaluation of insectary plants to enhance biological control of cabbage pests by natural enemies

Terry, Matthew (MS 2017, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Chemical Control of Invasive Callery Pear

Weber, Timothy (MS 2017, Horticulture, Adviser: J Mihail)
Biochar and compost application effects on grapevine growth


2016

Coffman, Clayton (PhD 2016, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: J Schultz)
Far-red light influence on carbon allocation in Arabidopsis back to top

Dai, Ru (PhD 2016, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Characterization of two grapevines stilbene synthase genes from Vitis vinifera 'Cabernet Sauvignon' and Vitis aestivalis 'Norton'

Do, Phat Tien (PhD 2016, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: Z Zhang)
Genetic Engineering of Sorghum and Switchgrass for Improved Biofuel Production

Folta, Michelle (PhD 2016, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: Z Zhang)
Soybean seed trait improvements and their effects on human and animal nutrition

Jo, Hyun (PhD 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bilyeu)
Understanding sucrose and raffinose family of oligosaccharides in soybean seed for human and animal utilization

Maw, Michael (PhD 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Managing high biomass sorghum for optimum ethanol yield in Missouri

Naylor, Brett (PhD 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Water-use efficiency, photosynthetic characteristics, and high through-put phenotyping methods for soybean (Glycine max) genotypes contrasting in carbon isotope discrimination

Pan, Xiaowei (Natalie) (PhD 2016, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: X Xiong)
The effect of organic amendments on large patch (Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2 LP) of zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.)

Reynoso-Velasco, Daniel (PhD 2016, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
The Ambrysus Stal (Heteroptera: Naucoridae) of Mexico: Revision of Ambrysus (Syncollus) La Rivers and Species groups of Ambrysus (Ambrysus)"

Riggs, Kara (PhD 2016, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: R Sharp)
Maize Nodal Root Growth Under Water Deficits

Zhang, Hongwei (PhD 2016, Entomology, Adviser: Q Song)
Bursicon homodimers regulate innate immune responses in insects back to top

Alamri, Nadiyah (MS 2016, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Exploring broader roles of the plant immune regulator SRFR1 in plant development and defense

Alexander, Brittani (MS 2016, Entomology, Adviser: W Bailey)
Habitat manipulations to enhance abundance and diversity of native bees in Helianthus annuus

Bean, Gregory (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: N Kitchen)
Canopy sensing algorithm performance and modification using soil and weather information

Buerke Heim, Crystal (MS 2016, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: J Gillman)
Genetic architecture of the seed stearic acid trait in Soybean:QTL mapping and correlations with nine other traits using next-generation sequencing methods

Casey, Erin (MS 2016, Horticulture, Adviser: M Gowdy)
Efficacy of Brassica seed meal for management of Pythium in greenhouse-grown vegetables

Chappell, David (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: A McKendry)
Canopy Spectral Reflectance as an Indirect Selection Tool for Yield in Wheat

Conway, Lance (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: N Kitchen)
Topsoil thickness impact on corn, soybean, and switchgrass productivity and soil nutrient management

Cornelius, Cody (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Evaluation of Cover Crops as a Component of a Weed Management System in Corn and Soybean

Farmer, Jaime (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Influence of tillage methods and waterfowl migration on weed seed distribution

Kang, Jingwen (MS 2016, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Application of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing for studying soybean resistance to soybean cyst nematode back to top

Lin, Marriam (MS 2016, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Functional Characterization of a Novel Class of Stylet-Secreted Effectors in Cyst Nematode Parasitism

McHugh, Jeff (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Evaluation of Micronutrient Fertilizers and their Interactions with Glyphosate on Corn Growth & Yield

Straatmann, Zachary (MS 2016, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: G Stevens)
Interface Design and Field Validatin of the Crop Water Use Application


2015

Espinoza, Catherine (PhD 2015, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Stacey)
Molecular mechanisms of stress tolerance in plants

Geisert, Ryan (PhD 2015, Entomology, Adviser: B Hibbard)
Insect resistance management of the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera): experiments in behavioral avoidance, cross resistance, and fitness costs to Bt corn in the field, greenhouse and laboratory.

Heth, Rachel (PhD 2015, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
Diversity of Macroinvertebrates in tributaries of the jacks fork and current rivers, Ozark national scenic riverways, Missouri and efficacy of springfed tributaries as refugia

Mahmoud, Mervat Ahmad (PhD 2015, Entomology, Adviser: B Hibbard)
Effects of western corn rootworm larval feeding, drought, and their interaction on maize performance and rootworm development

Reall, Tamra (PhD 2015, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
The Influence of Entomopathogenic Fungi from Forest and Urban Landscapes on Founding Pairs of the Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae)

Smith, John (PhD 2015, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Delineating the functional roles of dynamin-related proteins in plant innate immune responses

Batek, Josef (MS 2015, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Identification of Metabolites in Soybean Root Hairs and Stripped Roots in Response to Heat Stress back to top

Bolte, Joseph (MS 2015, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Emergence and Control of Horseweed

Caldwell, Matthew (MS 2015, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Nelson)
Comparison of Co-granulated Fertilizers to Equivalent Blends

Leonard, Brock (MS 2015, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: N Kitchen)
Corn physiology and yield response to hybrid and seeding rate on claypan soils

Matson, Jeremy (MS 2015, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: B Myers)
Increased Corn Rotation Frequency Cropping System Impacts on Soil Functional Properties

Randall, Bryan (MS 2015, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: N Kitchen)
Establishment and yield of bioenergy miscanthus on clayplan soil landscapes

Wu, Chu (MS 2015, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: Z Zhang)
DNA Inslator Minimizing Interactions Between Adjacent Transgenes Transcriptomes Contrasting Callus Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis in Maize B73


2014

Diepenbrock, Lauren (PhD 2014, Entomology, Adviser: D Finke)
Historical, landscape and resource influences on the coccinellid community in Missouri

Lu, Sha (PhD 2014, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: Z Zhang)
Improve Small RNA-mediated Gene Silencing in Soybean by Using GmFAD3 as a Test Model

Rodriguez, Andres (PhD 2014, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: J Schoelz)
Associations of the P6 Protein of Cauliflower mosaic virus with Plasmodesmata and Plasmodesmal Proteins

Shauck, Tye (PhD 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Identification of nontarget-site mechanisms of glyphosate resistance in roots and pollen of Amaranthus and Ambrosia back to top

Cottrill, Derek (MS 2014, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: G Miller)
Geographic Distribution and Management of Spring Dead Spot of Bermudagrass in Missouri

Doerr, Nicole (MS 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Development of Flavonoid Compounds in Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Skins during Maturation

Fereidouni, Mohammad (MS 2014, Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Adviser: J Schoelz)
Evaluation of the Coat Protein of the Tombusviridae as HR Elicitor in Nicotiana Selection Alatae

Fill, Andrew (MS 2014, Entomology, Adviser: B Barrett)
The Physiological and Behavioral Responses of the Lesser Chestnut Weevil, Curculio Sayi (Gyllenhal), to Potential Attractants: Dose-response and Interactions Among Host Plant Volatile Organic Compounds

Frank, Michael (MS 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Influence of Manganese and other Micronutrients on Soybean Yield and Seed Quality

Haguewood, John (MS 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: X Xiong)
Management of Annual Bluegrass (poa annua L.) Using Post-emergence Herbicides and Plant Growth Regulators

Nguyen, Hai Thanh (MS 2014, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Stacey)
Identification of Putative Interacting Proteins of Soybean Nodulation Receptor-like Kinase (GmNORK)

Sandler, Leah (MS 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Nelson)
Relay- and double-crop production systems for wheat

Schultz, John (MS 2014, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Integration of cultural practices and herbicide-resistant crop technologies for the management of glyphosate-resistant waterhemp in soybean


2013

Boardman-Smith, Deanna (PhD 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: W Wiebold)
Soil characteristics and subsequent corn development following partial corn residue removal in a no-till, corn-soybean rotation back to top

Botch, Paul (PhD 2013, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Historical landscape interactions and patterns of invasion by subterranean termites (Isoptera: Reticulitermes) in subdivisions of different ages

Choi, Jeongmin (PhD 2013, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Identification of an extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate receptor in Arabidopsis thaliana

Hagely, Katherine (PhD 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: K Bilyeu)
Improving soybean seed composition through molecular breeding for raffinose family oligosaccharides, lectin, and trypsin inhibitors

Long, Elizabeth (PhD 2013, Entomology, Adviser: D Finke)
Predator diversity impacts herbivore abundance and behavior with cascading effects on the prevalence of a vector-borne plant pathogen

Mire, Margo (PhD 2013, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Comparison of mosquito communities collected from differing livestock locations and an examination of phenotypic traits exhibited by four latitudinally separated populations of Aedes albopictus (Skuse)

Nguyen, Phuong Dung Thi (PhD 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: W Gassmann)
The role of Arabidopsis SRFR1 in defense against the beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii and beet army worm Spodoptera exigua

Rosenbaum, Kristin (PhD 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Interactions between glyphosate, Fusarium infection of waterhemp, and soil microorganisms

Zukoff, Sarah (PhD 2013, Entomology, Adviser: B Hibbard)
Resistance management of the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) : behavior, survival and the potential for cross resistance on Bt corn in the field, greenhouse and laboratory

Barnett, Luke (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Effects of maturity and production stage on residual feed intake classification of beef cows

Davis, Audrey (MS 2013, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Low temperature survival of 'Redhaven' peach floral buds on selected rootstocks back to top

Harris, Jackie (MS 2013, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Effect of rootstock on vegetative growth, yield, and fruit composition of Norton grapevines

Nam, Ji Chul (MS 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: W Gassmann)
The balance between plant immunity and development: interactions of SRFR1 and TCP transcription factors ?

Nguyen, Hien ThiThu (MS 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Effect of temperature on a soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] mutant

Pham, Dung Thu (MS 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: Z Zhang)
Co-ordinated expression of CRTB, At-VTE3, and VTE4 to enhance pro-vitamin A and vitamin E in transgenic soybean

Richner, Jordan (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Dual use switchgrass : managing switchgrass for biomass production and summer grazing

Riley, Eric (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Evaluation of herbicide programs for the management of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed in soybean

Riley, Spencer (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Biology and control of Amur honeysuckle

Schlichenmayer, Ashley (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Control of amaranthus species using dicamba as a pre- and post-herbicide in Missouri

Solomon, Craig (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Evaluation of agrochemical interactions and application timings in corn and soybean

Spaunhorst, Doug (MS 2013, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Utilization of dicamba for the control of glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.) and waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis Sauer.) back to top

Vincent, Jennifer (MS 2013, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: K Bilyeu)
Phytic acid phosphorus and inorganic phosphorus composition in seeds of soybean lines with independent inositol pentakisphosphate 2-kinase mutations


2012

Ferrieri, Abigail (PhD 2012, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: J Schultz)
Source-sink interactions shape herbivore-induced defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

Islam, Md Sariful (PhD 2012, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: A McKendry)
Molecular characterization of genetic resistance to soybean cyst nematode in soybean line SS97-6946

Le, Mi Ha (PhD 2012, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Downstream chitin signaling mediated by CERK1 in Arabidopsis

Nguyen, Tran Hong Nha (PhD 2012, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Stacey)
Phosphoprotein analysis of soybean root hairs in response to Bradyrhizobium japonicum inoculation

Son, Geon Hui (PhD 2012, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Identification of an interaction network of Arabidopsis transcription factors and MAP kinases involved in chitin signaling and pathogen defense

Voothuluru, Priyamvada (PhD 2012, Agronomy, Adviser: R Sharp)
Role of oxalate oxidase and apoplastic reactive oxygen species in root growth regulation in water-stressed maize primary roots

Bage (Heinze), Shannon (MS 2012, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Effects of magnetic field exposure on seed and vegetative cutting propagation of select woody species

Boardman, Dara (MS 2012, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Assessment of enhanced efficiency urea products on maize in Missouri

Craigmyle, Brett (MS 2012, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Influence of herbicide programs, weed height, and glufosinate and 2,4-D combinations on weed management in soybean resistant to 2,4-D back to top

Donahue, Janelle (MS 2012, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Increasing soybean yields through management and the role for nitrogen fixation

Gross, Nathan (MS 2012, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: J English)
Influences of combinatorially selected peptides on inhibition of Gibberella zeae spore germination and cytological modification of emerging germ-tubes

Mbogho, Aaron (MS 2012, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
Taxonomic composition and distribution of saucer bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Naucoridae) of Tanzania

Nelson, Kellar (MS 2012, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: W Wiebold)
Soybean emergence, growth, and development following corn stover removal

Sather, Bryan (MS 2012, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Influence of herbicides application on weed and tall fescue management and grazing distribution in Missouri pastures

Yeckel, Gregory (MS 2012, Plant Stress Biology, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Characterization of a soybean BAG gene and its potential role in nematode resistance


2011

Gao, Fei (PhD 2011, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Molecular Mechanisms of Grapevine Resistance to Powdery Mildew

Hames, Kasey (PhD 2011, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Davis)
Genotypic and phenotypic predictors of low aflatoxin accumulation in Zea mays

Keesey, Ian (PhD 2011, Entomology, Adviser: B Barrett)
The chemical ecology of the lesser chestnut weevil: behavioral and electrophysiological responses of Curculio sayi (Coleoptera: curculionidae) to host-plant volatile organic compounds

Lenis, Julian (PhD 2011, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: R Sharp)
Physiological traits underlying differences in salt tolerance among glycine species back to top

Pham, Tung Anh (PhD 2011, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: D Sleper)
Modification of fatty acid composition in soybean seeds to improve soybean oil quality and functionality

Quach, Truyen (PhD 2011, Agronomy, Adviser: H Nguyen)
Functional analysis of drought responsive soybean GmNAC003 and GmNAC004 transcription factors in lateral root development in arabidopsis

Replogle, Amy (PhD 2011, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Molecular characterization of CLE peptide mimicry during cyst nematode pathogenesis

Allphin, Eric (MS 2011, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: N Kitchen)
Growth, nitrogen utilization, and energy production of grain and switchgrass management systems on varying topsoil depth of claypan soils

Biggs, Andrew (MS 2011, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Vegetative growth and fruiting characteristics of black walnut

Dierking, Johnathan (MS 2011, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Glyphosate resistance: pollen movement within a common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) population and herbicide release from common waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis sauer) plants

Hoyos Villegas, Valerio (MS 2011, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Development of high-throughput phenotyping tools to enhance soybean yields

Wagner, James (MS 2011, Horticulture, Adviser: C Starbuck)
Suitability of cold-hardy loblolly and pitch x loblolly hybrid pines for commercial pine straw production in Missouri

Wang, Qian (MS 2011, Entomology, Adviser: Q Song)
Buriscon regulated immune response in Drosophila melanogaster ?


2010

Dierking, Ryan (PhD 2010, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Physiological responses of continental (summer-active) and mediterranean (summer-dormant) tall Fescue to cold stress and identification of underlying QTL for fall growth and winter survival back to top

Fresenberg, Brad (PhD 2010, Agronomy, Adviser: R Smeda)
Allelopathic effects and removal of overseeded ryegrass on bermudagrass

Gerau, Michael (PhD 2010, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: J Mihail)
Pathway approaches to dissecting the inheritance of maize shoot-borne roots

Holou, Roland (PhD 2010, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Stevens)
Nutrient, water, and soil type mangement of biofuel feedstock production by corn, sorghum, and switchgrass

Leach, Kristen (PhD 2010, Agronomy, Adviser: G Davis)
The Effects of Drought Stress and Western Corn Rootworm Feeding on Maize Root Biology

Leak, Alfred (PhD 2010, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Comparing mosquito communities of various patch-matrix landscape combinations in central Missouri, with implications for developing models to forecast abundances of important mosquito taxa

Meihls, Lisa (PhD 2010, Entomology, Adviser: B Hibbard)
Predator-prey interactions involving the soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Missouri

Rehrig, Erin (PhD 2010, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: J Schultz)
The role of ERF transcription factors in defenses against specialist and generalist herbivores in Arabidopsis thaliana

Remley, Melissa (PhD 2010, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: D Blevins)
Remobilization of leaf nitrogen in stockpiled tall fescue

Rogers, Wendi (PhD 2010, Agronomy, Adviser: C Roberts)
Reducing ergovaline and ergot alkaloid concentrations through fertilizer, herbicide and clipping management

Sun, Yaning (PhD 2010, Entomology, Adviser: Q Song)
Proteomic identification of the differentially expressed and phosphorylated proteins in 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) signal transduction pathway in salivary gland of Drosophila melanogaster back to top

Zeller, Megan (PhD 2010, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Comparative analysis of aquatic insect, amphipod, and isopod community composition along environmental gradients in rheocrene spring systems of Missouri

Binkholder, Kenton (MS 2010, Horticulture, Adviser: R Smeda)
Identification and management of glyphosate-resistant annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.)

Hemeyer, Brad (MS 2010, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: W Wiebold)
Management practice effects on corn grain ethanol yield and ethanol byproduct quality

Oxford, Darah (MS 2010, Entomology, Adviser: W Bailey)
Evaluating the insect fauna on Missouri native wildflowers and selected cultivars


2009

Angel, Carlos (PhD 2009, Plant Pathology, Adviser: J Schoelz)
Characterization of resistance to tombusvirus in nicotiana species

Bailey, Neal (PhD 2009, Agronomy, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Comparison of three tall fescue-based stocker systems

Dierking, Emily (PhD 2009, Agronomy, Adviser: K Bilyeu)
Characterization of raffinose synthase genes in soybean

Franck, William (PhD 2009, Plant Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Development and validation of a DNA microarray for analysis of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum transcriptome

Guttikonda, Satish (PhD 2009, Agronomy, Adviser: H Nguyen)
Genetic engineering of soybean using candidate genes to improve drought tolerance

Kim, Sang Hee (PhD 2009, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Innate immunity in Arabidopsis: molecular mechanisms of HOPA1 and AVRRS4 - specific disease resistance signaling pathways back to top

Liu, Xiao-hong (PhD 2009, Plant Pathology, Adviser: M Mitchum)
Molecular characterization of soybean resistance to soybean cyst nematode

Bailey, April (MS 2009, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: P Beuselinck)
Viability, vigor, and field performance of a low phytic acid, high phytase activity soybean line, CAPPA

Earlywine, Daniel (MS 2009, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Efficacy of oriental mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern.) seed meal for weed and disease control in turf

Nguyen, Hanh (MS 2009, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: H Nguyen)
Molecular characterization of soybean squalene synthases (GmSQSs) and genetic engineering for enhanced phytosterols in Arabidopsis seeds

Smith, Chad (MS 2009, Agronomy, Adviser: R Smeda)
Weed management and nitrogen loss in glyphosate-resistant corn (Zea mays)

Tah, Tapashree (MS 2009, Plant Microbiology & Pathology, Adviser: J Schoelz)
Chloroplast GFP expression in tobacco plants agroinfiltrated with tobacco mosaic virus based vectors ?

Tran, Huong Nguyen Thanh (MS 2009, Agronomy, Adviser: H Nguyen)
High throughput profiling of transcription factors involved in soybean root growth under water deficit


2008

Abate, Zewdie (PhD 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: A McKendry)
Genetic Analysis of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Winter Wheat

Barr, Kelli (PhD 2008, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Davis)
Associations between Wolbachia, maize and Diabrotica virgifera virgifera

Bentivegna, Diego (PhD 2008, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Integrated management of the invasive weed, cut-leaved teasel (Dipsacus laciniatus L.) along a Missouri highways back to top

Bush, Dana (PhD 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: G Davis)
The role of genetic and phenotypic diversity in maize and its effects on aflatoxin accumulation by the fungus Aspergillus flavus

Coggeshall, Mark (PhD 2008, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Evaluating flood tolerance measures for Missouri oak species

Houx, James (PhD 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Recommendations for tree establishment in tall fescue-based silvopasture

Kering, Maru (PhD 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: D Blevins)
Manganese nutrition and photosynthesis in NAD-malic enzyme C-4 plants

Kim, Sung-Yong (PhD 2008, Plant Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Extracellular ATP, apyrase and nodulation of non-legumes

Kosnicki, Ely (PhD 2008, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
Novel approaches in macroinvertebrate biomonitoring

Pruett, Grechen (PhD 2008, Plant Pathology, Adviser: J Bruhn)
The biology and ecology of tuber aestivum mycorrhizae establishment in the greenhouse and the field

Vitheepradit, Akekawat (PhD 2008, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
The semiaquatic heteroptera (Gerromorpha) of Thailand: faunistics, biogeography and phylogeography

Wang, Songjie (PhD 2008, Entomology, Adviser: Q Song)
Characterization of the insect cuticle sclerotization hormone bursicon and bursicon-regulated genes in the house fly Musca domestica

Franklin, Amanda (MS 2008, Entomology, Adviser: B Barrett)
The sublethal effects of methoxyfenozide on the field orientation and courtship behavior of Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: tortricidae) back to top

He, Yong (MS 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: R Sharp)
Plasticity of soybean (Glycine max (l.) Merrill) root system development under mild water deficit

Legleiter, Travis (MS 2008, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: K Bradley)
Identification, characterization, and management of glyphosate-resistant waterhemp (Amaranthus rudis sauer.) in Missouri

Oliveira, Luciane (MS 2008, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: P Scharf)
Reflectance sensors to predict mid-season nitrogen need of cotton

Troesser, Steven (MS 2008, Agronomy, Adviser: W Wiebold)
Interplanting of a deficient soybean stand

Woodard, Carl (MS 2008, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Adviser: R Smeda)
Poison hemlock (conium Maculatum L.): biology, implications for pastures and response to herbicides

Xu, Tongtong (MS 2008, Entomology, Adviser: Q Song)
Study of anti-cancer effect of winter worm and summer grass on Mcf-7 human breast cancer cells


2007

Lu, Peiqin (PhD 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: G Shannon)
Investigation of resistance to Heterodera glycines (scn) in soybean plant introductions (pi) 467312 and 507354

McClain, William (PhD 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: D Blevins)
Phosphorus nutrition in tall fescue: from stockpiling to seed production

Patel, Ami (PhD 2007, Plant Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Role of the Arabidopsis peptide transporter AtOPT6 in heavy metal detoxification and plant-pathogen interaction

Pinzon, Olga (PhD 2007, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Comparing the diversity, geographic distribution, and intraspecific variation of subterranean termites (Reticulitermes: Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) occuring in woodlands and urban environments of Missouri using morphology and 16s mtDNA back to top

Brawner, Scott (MS 2007, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Husk softening and kernal characteristics of eastern black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) cultivars at successive harvest dates

Cho, Hyo-Jin (MS 2007, Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: G Stacey)
A study of transcript profiling of soybean roots during nitrogen fixing symbiosis

Enderton, Darin (MS 2007, Horticulture, Adviser: M Warmund)
Increasing Chinese chestnut primary nut weight and bur production by hand removal of secondary burs

Heiser, James (MS 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: A Kendig)
Dissipation and carryover of imidazolinone herbicides in imidazolinone-resistant rice (Oryza sativa)

Lindroth, Erica (MS 2007, Entomology, Adviser: T Clark)
Molecular diagnostics of economically important Wireworm species (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in midwestern United States

Olmer, Kurt (MS 2007, Entomology, Adviser: B Hibbard)
The effect of weed density, root senescence, and egg density on western corn rootworm larval establishment, survivorship, and damage potential

Pollard, Justin (MS 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: R Smeda)
Identification and characterization of glyphosate-resistant common ragweed

Read, Robert (MS 2007, Horticulture, Adviser: D Trinklein)
Effects of plastic mulch, row cover, and cultivar selection on growth of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculerntum Mill.) in high tunnels

Settle, Thomas (MS 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: R McGraw)
Tall fescue seed production alley cropped in a hardwood tree plantation

Yanamadala, Srinivasa Rao (MS 2007, Agronomy, Adviser: H Krishnan)
Molecular cloning and characterization of regulatory enzymes in threonine biosynthetic pathway from soybean back to top


2006

Chege, Peter (PhD 2006, Entomology, Adviser: T Clark)
Impact of alternate host phenology amd alternate hose-transgenic corn interactions on the Western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Cho, In-Jeong (PhD 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: R Sharp)
Function of abscisic acid in maintenance of maize primary root growth under water deficit

Chronis, Demosthenis (PhD 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: H Krishnan)
Sulfur metabolism in Glycine max [L.] Merr: characterization of serine acetyletransferase and O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase

Bohnert, Catherine (MS 2006, Horticulture, Adviser: C Starbuck)
Effects of amending a gravel based growing medium with calcined clay on medium physical properties and growth of Gymnocladus dioicus seedlings

Brown, Sabrina (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: W Wiebold)
The effect of environment on seed composition of tofu and natto soybean cultivars

Curtis, LeAnn (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Impact of grazing stockpiled tall fescue of lactating beef cows

Medeiros, Joao (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: P Scharf)
Management alternatives for urea use in corn and wheat production

Meinhardt, Clinton (MS 2006, Entomology, Adviser: W Bailey)
Impact of glyphosate-resistant soybean weed management on abundance and taxonomic composition of arthropods in Missouri soybeans

Monnig, Nicholas (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: K Bradley)
Agronomic and pest interactions in no-till corn and soybean wih fall versus spring herbicide applications

Phipps, Sarah (MS 2006, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Biodiversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in restored grasslands of different ages back to top

Rhine, Matthew (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: G Stevens)
Reaction of soybean cultivars to waterlogged soil

Roberts, Darrin (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: N Kitchen)
An environmental assessment of sensor-based variable-rate nitrogen management in corn

Scanlan, Tracy (MS 2006, Agronomy, Adviser: R Sharp)
A genotypic comparison of plasticity of root system development during soil drying in soybean (Glycine max (L.) merrill)


2005

Andersen, Brett (PhD 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: G Stacey)
Exploring novel molecules involved in compatible rhizobium-legume symbioses

Cawly, John (PhD 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: J Schoelz)
Examination of host genetic determinants of the hypersensitive response in Nicotiana edwardsonii to CaMV and TMV ?

Guo, Baohong (PhD 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: D Sleper)
QTLs Associated With Resistance To Soybean Cyst Nematode In Soybean

Hasegawa, Hiroaki (PhD 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: A Chatterjee)
Quorum sensing in soft-rotting Erwinia carotovora ?

Lorio, Julio (PhD 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: H Krishnan)
Sinorhizobium fredii USDA 257 type III selection system (TTSS) and its symbiotic implications

Zhang, Xue-Cheng (PhD 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: W Gassmann)
Functional characterization of the Arabidopsis disease resistance gene RPS4

Baucom, Deana (MS 2005, Plant Pathology, Adviser: J Bruhn)
Armillaria species in the Missouri Ozarks forests back to top

Bennett, John (MS 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: H Krishnan)
Soybean seed components as affected by nodal position, environmental conditions, and irrigation

Ferro, Michael (MS 2005, Entomology, Adviser: R Sites)
The ephemeroptera, plecoptera, and trichoptera of Missouri state parks with notes on biomonitoring, mesohabitat associations, and distribution

Niedermann, Melissa (MS 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: R McGraw)
Light effects on alfalfa growth, maturation, quality, and root carboyhdrates

Oliva, Martin (MS 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: G Shannon)
Genotype, environment and GE interaction effect on soybean oil composition

Reinke, Michael (MS 2005, Entomology, Adviser: B Barrett)
The sublethal effects of ecdysone agonists on the attractiveness, responsiveness, fertility and fecundity of oriental fruit moth, a comparative examination with codling moth on larval feeding damage

Shryock, Jeffrey (MS 2005, Entomology, Adviser: R Houseman)
Comparison of adult male and female fecal protein and time spent by larvae in food patches of varying quality in Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche) (Siponaptera: Pulicidae)

Smith, Luke (MS 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: R Kallenbach)
Overseeding annual ryegrass and cereal rye into soybean for winter forage and as a cover crop for weed control and soil conservation

Zwiener, Christopher (MS 2005, Agronomy, Adviser: S Conley)
Impact of aphids species and barley yellow dwarf virus on soft red winter wheat


Ingerslew, Kathryn (PhD , Entomology, Adviser: D Finke)
Mechanisms of non-consumptive effects of parasitoid wasps on aphid populations: enhancing aphid suppression by increasing natural enemy and plant diversity

Liu, Shengjun (PhD , Plant Biology and Genetics, Adviser: F Fritschi)
Photosynthesis and carbohydrate dynamics in cotton during early development back to top