Goals of the program are, in collaboration with peanut breeding programs in College Station and Stephenville to

(1) release new cultivars for Texas growers, incorporating:

high yield

improved edible seed quality -early maturity, high oleic oil

resistance to water deficit, heat, and salt stress

resistance to disease and pests, especially leafspot, nematodes, and Sclerotinia blight

(2) Participate in the International Peanut Genome Initiative, and use genomics technology in cultivar


(3) Participate in international collaborations with scientists, especially in Ghana and Burkina Faso

through a Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab/ USAID project

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles59
  • Laza, H. E., Baker, J. T., Yates, C., Mahan, J. R., Burow, M. D., Puppala, N., ... Payton, P. R. (2021). Effect of elevated CO2 on peanut performance in a semi-arid production region. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 308-309, 108599-108599.
  • Baring, M. R., Cason, J. M., Burow, M. D., Simpson, C. E., Chagoya, J., & Bennett, B. D. (2021). Registration of ‘AG18’ peanut. Journal of Plant Registrations. 15(3), 435-440.
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  • Morey, R., Farber, C., McCutchen, B., Burow, M. D., Simpson, C., Kurouski, D., & Cason, J. (2021). Raman spectroscopy‐based diagnostics of water deficit and salinity stresses in two accessions of peanut. Plant Direct. 5(8), e342.
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  • Dobreva, I. D., Ruiz-Guzman, H. A., Barrios-Perez, I., Adams, T., Teare, B. L., Payton, P., ... Hays, D. B. (2021). Thresholding Analysis and Feature Extraction from 3D Ground Penetrating Radar Data for Noninvasive Assessment of Peanut Yield. Remote Sensing. 13(10), 1896-1896.
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  • Burow, M. D., Baring, M. R., Chagoya, J., Trostle, C., Puppala, N., Simpson, C. E., ... Lpez, Y. (2019). Registration of TAMVal OL14 Peanut. Journal of Plant Registrations. 13(2), 134-138.
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  • Gangurde, S. S., Kumar, R., Pandey, A. K., Burow, M., Laza, H. E., Nayak, S. N., ... Pandey, M. K. (2019). Climate-Smart Groundnuts for Achieving High Productivity and Improved Quality: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities. Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Oilseed Crops. 133-172. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Holbrook, C. C., Burow, M. D., Chen, C. Y., Pandey, M. K., Liu, L., Chagoya, J. C., Chu, Y. e., & Ozias-Akins, P. (2016). Recent Advances in Peanut Breeding and Genetics. Peanuts. 111-145. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers2
  • Yang, M., Bower, R., Burow, M. D., Paterson, A. H., & Mirkov, T. E. (2003). A Rapid and Direct Approach to Identify Promoters That Confer High Levels of Gene Expression in Monocots. Crop Science. 43(5), 1805-1813.
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  • Yang, M., Bower, R., Burow, M. D., Paterson, A. H., & Mirkov, T. E. (2003). Genomics, molecular genetics & biotechnology: A rapid and direct approach to identify promoters that confer high levels of gene expression in monocots. Crop Science. 43(5), 1805-1813.
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