Nick Gawel

Nick Gawel
Superintendent, Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences


 

 

 

 

Mailing Address
Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
472 Cadillac Lane
McMinnville, Tennessee 37110

Contact Information
Office Location: 138 Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center
Telephone: 931-668-3233
Fax: 931-668-3134
Email:  ngawel@tnstate.edu 

Research Areas:
Plant Breeding and Genetics, Phylogenic Analysis, Molecular Markers

Publications:
Ling, J.-T., R. Sauve, and N. Gawel. 1996. Identification of poinsettia cultivars using RAPD markers. HortScience, 32:122-124.

Gawel, N.J. and G.R. Johnson. 1996. Identification of genetic diversity among Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum accessions. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 14(1):38-41.

Gawel, N.J. and C.D. Robacker. 1995 Somatic Embryogenesis in Cotton. In: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry. Y.P.S. Bajaj, Editor. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Jarret, R.L. and N.J. Gawel. 1994. Genetic diversity in Musa. In: Bananas and Plantains. S.R. Gowan, Editor. Chapman-Hall, London.

Gawel, N.J. and A.C. Bartlett. 1993. Characterization of differences between whiteflys using RAPD-PCR. Insect Molecular Biology 2:33-38.

Campbell, B. C., Duffus, J. E., Baumann, P., Bartlett, A. C., and Gawel, N. J. 1993. Technical Comment: Determining whitefly species. Science 261:1333-1335.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L. Jarret. 1992. Assessing relationships between Musa species using chloroplast DNA RFLPs. In: Biotechnology: Enhancing Research on Tropical Crops in Africa. G. Thottappilly, ed., pp. 231-236.

Jarret, R.L. and N.J. Gawel. 1992. Equipping a laboratory for RFLP analysis. In: Biotechnology: Enhancing Research on Tropical Crops in Africa. G. Thottappilly, ed., pp. 267-272.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L. Jarret. 1992. RFLP-based phylogenic analysis of Musa. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 84:268-290.

Jarret, R.L. and N. Gawel. 1992. RFLP-Based Phylogeny of Musa species in Papua New Guinea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 84:579-584.

Jarret, R.L., N. Gawel and A. Whittemore. 1992. Phylogenic relationships of the sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas). Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science 117(4):633-637.

Chen, J., C.J. Chang, R.L. Jarret and N.J . Gawel. 1992. Genetic variation in Xylella fastidiosa strains. Phytopathology 82(9):973-977.

Chen, J., Chang C.J., Jarret, R. and N. Gawel. 1992. Isolation and cloning of DNA fragments from a mycoplasma-like organism associated with walnut witches broom disease. Phytopathology 82(3):306-309.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L. Jarret. 1991. A simple DNA extraction procedure for Musa. Musarama 4(1): 3.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L Jarret. 1991. A modified CTAB DNA extraction protocol for Musa and Ipomea. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 9(3) 250-254.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L. Jarret. 1991. Chloroplast DNA restriction fragment length polymorphisims in Musa species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 81:783-786.

Jarret, R.L. and N.J. Gawel. 1991 Chemical and environmental inhibition of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas L.) in vitro. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. Vol. 25 pp. 153-159.

Jarret, R.L. and N. Gawel. 1991. Abscisic acid-induced growth inhibition of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas L.) in vitro. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 24:13-18.

Gawel, N.J. and R.L. Jarret. 1991. Cytoplasmic genetic diversity in bananas and plantains. Euphytica 52:19-23.

Gawel, N.J. and C.D. Robacker. 1990. Effect of semi-solid vs. liquid proliferation media on somatic embryogenesis in two Gossypium hirsutum genotypes. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 23:201-204.

Gawel, N.J., Robacker, C.D. and W.L. Corley. 1990. In vitro propagation of Miscanthus sinensis. HortScience 25(10):1291-1293.

Gawel N.J. and C.D. Robacker. 1990. Genetic control of somatic embryogenesis in Gossypium hirsutum petiole callus cultures. Euphytica 49:249-253.

Gawel, N.J., A.P. Rao and C.D. Robacker. 1986. Somatic embryogenesis from leaf and petiole callus cultures of Gossypium hirsutum L. Plant Cell Reports 5:457-459.

Gawel, N.J. and C.D. Robacker. 1986. Effect of pollen-style interaction on the pollen tube growth of Gossypium hirsutum. Theor. Appl. Genet. 72:84-87.

Teaching: 
Plant Breeding and Genetics

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), May 1989
Institution:      Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Dissertation:    Genetics and in vitro culture of somatic embryogenesis in Gossypium hirsutum L.

Master of Science (M.S.), May 1984
Institution:       Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Thesis:             Variability in the gametophyte behavior of Gossypium hirsutum and its potential in plant breeding.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), May 1981
Institution:      Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Major Field:     Crop Science

Date joined staff:  October 1993






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