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Vince Pantalone, Ph.D.

Department of Plant Sciences University of Tennessee AgResearch Soybean Breeding & Genetics ProgramBrad Binder

Office: 254 Plant Biotech Building
(865) 974-8801


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Dr. Vince Pantalone is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences where he is responsible for the University of Tennessee AgResearch Soybean Breeding & Genetics Program, a nationally recognized program for soybean improvement. He has a ninety percent research and ten percent teaching appointment. Dr. Pantalone conducts research with emphasis on improved seed yield, plant disease resistance, and seed quality traits. His research program utilizes traditional and molecular methods of plant breeding to accelerate development and commercial deployment of improved varieties for producers in Tennessee and the Mid South region. Key thrusts include targeting the genetic development of conventional or herbicide resistant lines for high seed yield, soybean cyst nematode resistance, higher crude seed protein content, improved amino acid composition, higher seed oil content, and modifications of fatty acid composition. Dr. Pantalone is responsible for directing graduate students, and for teaching Advanced Plant Breeding (PLSC 653).

Refereed Journal Articles:

  1. Fallen, B.D., K.M. Rainey, C.E. Sams, D.A. Kopsell and V.R. Pantalone. Evaluation of Agronomic and Seed Characteristics in Elevated Oleic Acid Soybean Lines in the South-Eastern US.  2012. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. (in press)
  2. Lin, J., V. R. Pantalone, Li, G.L., and F. Chen.  2011.  Molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of an Endo-B-mannanase gene from soybean for soybean meal improvement.  J. Agri. Food Chem., 59:4622-4628 DOI: 10.1021/jf104785k.
  3. Mengistu, A., P. Arelli, J. P. Bond, G. J. Shannon,, A. J. Wrather, J. B. Rupe,, P. Chen, C. R. Little,, C. H. Canaday, M. A. Newman, and V. R. Pantalone.  2011.  Evaluation of soybean genotypes for resistance to charcoal rot.  Plant Health Progress, online journal.
  4. Wadl, P. A., A. M. Saxton, X. Wang, V. R. Pantalone, Rinehart, T. A., and R. N. Trigiano.  2011.  Simple sequence repeat (SSRs) markers associated with red foliage in Cornus florida L.  Mol. Breeding 27: 409-416.
  5. Fallen Benjamin D., Vincent R. Pantalone, Carl E. Sams, Dean A. Kopsell, Steven F. Vaughn, and Bryan R. Moser. Effect of Soybean Oil Fatty Acid Composition and Selenium Application on Biodiesel Properties. 2011. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 88:1019–1028.
  6. Mazarei, Mitra, Wusheng Liu, Hani Al-Ahmad, Prakash R. Arelli, Vincent R. Pantalone, and C. Neal Stewart Jr. 2011. Gene expression profiling of resistant and susceptible soybean lines infected with soybean cyst nematode. Theor. Appl. Genet. 123:1193–1206
  7. Gillman, Jason D., Vincent R. Pantalone, and Kristin Bilyeu. 2009. The low phytic acid phenotype in soybean line CX1834 is due to mutations in two homologues of the maize low phytic acid gene. Plant Genome 2:179–190.
  8. Wadl, Phillip, A., John A. Skinner, John R. Dunlap, Sandra M. Reed, Timothy A. Rinehart, Vincent R. Pantalone, and Robert N. Trigiano. Honeybee-mediated Controlled Pollinations in Cornus florida and C. kousa Intra- and Interspecific Crosses. 2009. Hort. Sci. 44:1527-1533.
  9. Jeong-Dong Lee, Melissa Woolard, David A. Sleper, James R. Smith, Vincent R. Pantalone, Catherine N. Nyinyi, Andrea Cardinal, and J. Grover Shannon. 2009. Environmental Effects on Oleic Acid in Soybean Seed Oil of Plant Introductions with Elevated Oleic Concentration. Crop Sci. 49:1762-1768.
  10. Scaboo, A.M., V.R. Pantalone, D.R. Walker, D.R. West, F.R. Walker, C.E. Sams, and H.R. Boerma. 2009. Confirmation of Molecular Markers and Agronomic Traits Associated with Seed Phytate Content in Two Soybean RIL Populations. Crop Sci. 49:426-432.
  11. Wadl, Phillip A., Xinwang Wang, Andrew N. Trigiano, John A. Skinner, Mark T. Windham Timothy A. Rinehart, Sandra M. Reed, Vincent R. Pantalone and Robert N. Trigiano. 2008. Molecular Identification Keys for Cultivars and Lines of Cornus florida and C. kousa Based on Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Loci. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133:783-793.






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