Stress Physiology

test tubesJeff Anderson has been involved in a number of multidisciplinary research projects dealing with plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Current focus areas include freeze tolerance evaluation of turfgrasses, and heat stress in bell peppers. A multi-departmental team has been developing and evaluating bermudagrasses adapted to the transition zone between warm- and cool-season grasses. Heat stress studies are aimed at improving plant thermotolerance through discovery of the events taking place during injury and acclimation responses.

Representative Publications

  • Anderson, J.A. 2012. Does FreezePruf topical spray increase plant resistance to freezing stress? HortTechnology 22:542-546.
  • Wang, D. and J.A. Anderson. 2011. Cationic, anionic, zwitterionic, and nonionic detergents differentially affect thermostability of pepper leaf proteins. BioChemistry: AIJ 5:115-123.
  • Anderson, J.A. and Y. Wu. 2011. Freeze tolerance of forage bermudagrass. Grass and Forage Sci. 66:449-452. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2011.00802.x
  • Wu, Y. and J.A. Anderson. 2010. Genetic Improvement of Cold Hardiness in Bermudagrass. p. 853-868. In M. Pessarakli (ed.). Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, 3rd Edition. Taylor & Francis, NY.
  • Anderson, J.A. 2007. Additive effects of alcohols and polyols on thermostability of pepper leaf extracts. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:67-72.
  • Koemel, J.E., Jr., A.C. Guenzi, J.A. Anderson, and E.L. Smith. 2004. Cold hardiness of wheat near-isogenic lines differing in vernalization alleles. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:839-846.
  • Anderson, J.A. and S.R. Padhye. 2004. Protein aggregation, radical scavenging capacity, and stability of hydrogen peroxide defense systems in heat-stressed vinca and sweet pea leaves. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 54-59.
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