Jessup, Russell individual record
Associate Professor

My research focuses on conventional, cytogenetic, and genomic strategies towards development of improved perennial grasses as biorefinery platforms for biofuels, turfgrasses, forage, ornamentals, phytoremediators and renewable bio-based products. This includes developing molecular tools to assist marker-assisted breeding programs for value-added traits such as: net primary productivity, carbon sequestration, perenniality, photoperiodism, hybrid sterility, and apomixis. Feedstocks are further selected for resource use efficiency, stress tolerance, and novel seeded-yet-sterile hybrid systems.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles19
  • Porter, N. T., Burson, B. L., Washburn, J. D., Klein, R. R., & Jessup, R. W (2021). Cytogenetics and fertility of an induced tetraploid Sorghum bicolor x S. propinquum hybrid. Crop Science. (3),
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  • Foster, T. L., Baldi, H. D., Shen, X., Burson, B. L., Klein, R. R., Murray, S. C., & Jessup, R. W. (2020). Development of novel perennial Sorghum bicolor × S. propinquum hybrids. Crop Science. 60(2), 863-872.
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  • Sharma, S., Rajan, N., Cui, S., Maas, S., Casey, K., Ale, S., & Jessup, R. (2019). Carbon and evapotranspiration dynamics of a non-native perennial grass with biofuel potential in the southern U.S. Great Plains. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 269-270, 285-293.
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  • Foster, J. L., ThomasMoen, M. E., McCuistion, K. C., Redmon, L. A., & Jessup, R. W. (2019). Potential of Ensiling Sorghum without Grain Pretreated with Enzymes or Bacterial Inoculants. Crop Science. 59(5), 2258-2263.
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  • Sharma, S., Rajan, N., Cui, S., Casey, K., Ale, S., Jessup, R., & Maas, S. (2017). Seasonal variability of evapotranspiration and carbon exchanges over a biomass sorghum field in the Southern U.S. Great Plains. Biomass and Bioenergy. 105, 392-401.
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  • Jessup, R. W (2013). Perennialism and Weediness in the Saccharinae. Genomics of the Saccharinae. 503-515. Springer New York.
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  • Jessup, R. W (2011). Development and Status of Dedicated Energy Crops in the United States. Biofuels. 97-112. Springer New York.
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Conference Papers1
  • Venuto, B. C., Croughan, S. S., Pitman, W. D., Jessup, R. W., Renganayaki, K., & Burson, B. L (2007). Variation among hexaploid Paspalum dilatatum Poir. regenerants from tissue culture. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 47(9), 1109-1109.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Soil & Crop Science; 2474 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2474