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Jeremiah Lowe 

Co-Investigator of Horticulture

Education

BS, Biology, Magna cum laude, University of Southern Indiana, 1999.

MS, Aquaculture, Kentucky State University, 2005.

 

Projects

2005-Present. Co-Investigator of Horticulture, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.

Research:  My research objectives are: 1. To establish a variety trial of advanced selections of primocane fruiting blackberries from the University of Arkansas for suitability in Kentucky, and 2. To support on-going efforts related to KSU’s role as USDA-NCGR for pawpaw in germplasm acquisition, preservation, and evaluation of germplasm and pollinizer relationships in the collection. I assist on efforts to 1. continue a pawpaw rootstock project to examine precocity and yield characteristics of two cultivars on five seedling rootstocks; 2. To continue a pawpaw regional variety trial to test and evaluate long-term the most promising varieties for regional adaptability and suitability; and 3. To determine if within cluster and whole tree thinning of clusters will increase pawpaw fruit size and quality. I also have investigated the genetic relationships among various species from the genera Asimina and Annona using ISSR primers. These primers will also be used to compare diversity of pawpaw patches containing tetraploid and triploid plants to plants in KSU’s repository.  I also serve as a mentor to undergraduate students working in the molecular biology lab at KSU.

Extension activities: I have replied to over 100 emails, letters, and telephone calls over the last 5 years, visited grower sites, and spoken at one to two field days each year.

Publications

Lowe, Jeremiah D., Kirk W. Pomper, Sheri B. Crabtree, John R. Clark, and John G. Strang. 2008. University of Arkansas Floricane-Fruiting Blackberry Trial in Kentucky. University of Kentucky 2008 Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report. PR572:20. [PDF]

Pomper, Kirk W., Jeremiah D. Lowe, Sheri B. Crabtree, John R. Clark, and John G. Strang. 2008. The Kentucky Primocane-Fruiting Blackberry Trial. University of Kentucky 2008 Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report. PR572:21-22. [PDF]

Webster, Thomas C., Etta M. Thacker, Kirk Pomper, Jeremiah Lowe,Greg Hunt. 2008. Nosema apis infection in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 47: 53–57. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., J. D. Lowe, S.B. Crabtree, J.R. Clark, and J.G. Strang. 2007. The Kentucky Primocane Fruiting Blackberry Trial. The University of Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report. PR555: 42

Schardein, M. J., S.D. Mims, R.J. Onders, J.D. Lowe, and C. Wang. 2001.  Enhancing farmer’s  income through polyculture of paddlefish with catfish I the southern region.  Book of Abstracts, p.580, World Aquaculture Society Meetings at Orlando, Fl, USA.

Lowe, J.D., S.D. Mims, K.W. Pomper, B. Gomelsky. 2002.  Molecular markers for the genetic analysis of paddlefish.  Book of Abstracts, p., U.S. chapter of World Aquaculture Society Meetings at Louisville, KY, USA.

Rascoe,  Danielle,  Kirk W. Pomper, Jeremiah Lowe, Sheri B. Crabtree, Har Mahdeem, and Tejender S. Kochhar. 2004. Assessment of the Utility of ISSR Markers for Evaluating Genetic Relationships Among Members of Asimina and Annona. HortScience 39:786

Lowe, Jeremiah D. and Kirk W. Pomper. 2005. Evaluation of Genetic Variation In Pawpaw Cultivars using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers. HortScience (40:1067

Presentations

Molecular Markers for the Genetic Analysis of Paddlefish.  2002 meeting of the U.S. chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, Louisville, KY.

Jeremiah D. Lowe, Steven D. Mims, Kirk W. Pomper, And Boris Gomelsky, 2004. Analysis of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) Populations Using Microsatellite Markers. 2004 Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting, Murray, KY.

Jeremiah D. Lowe and Kirk W. Pomper, 2005.  Development of Simple Sequence Repeat Markers to Examine Genetic Variation in Pawpaw Cultivars.  2005 Ketucky Academy of Science Meeting, Richmond, KY.

Jeremiah D. Lowe and Kirk W. Pomper, 2005. Evaluation of Genetic Variation in Pawpaw Cultivars using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers.  2005 American Society for Horticultural Science Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Jeremiah Lowe, Steven Mims, Kirk Pomper, Boris Gomelsky, and James Tidwell, 2005. Molecular Markers for Genetic Analysis of Paddlefish.  2005 World Aquaculture Society Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

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