Sagar Sathuvalli

Assistant Professor, Potatoes

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Biography

Area of Expertise: 

Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

Research: 

My research focuses on Potato Breeding and Germplasm Improvement using traditional, molecular and genomic tools. My program will aim at developing new potato cultivars with increased biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, nutrient efficiency and processing quality.

New Variety Releases

Oregon Potato Breeding and Variety Development Trial Reports

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. - 2011 - Horticulture (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Oregon State University
  • M.S. - 2007 - Horticulture (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Oregon State University
  • B.S. – 2002 – Horticulture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India


Honors, Awards, and Certifications:

    • 2007-2010 Arco-Swallow Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
    • 2005-2007 George L. Crookham Memorial Scholarship, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
    • 2005-2007 Charlotte and Willis Duruz Scholarship, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
    • Honor Society of Phi kappa phi
    • 2002 T. Gopalan Nair Memorial Medal for the highest marks in fruit crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 Dr. S. Sambandamurthi Award for the best student of the university, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 WPAR Rajaram Medal for the best student of the university, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 Chancellor K.K. Shah Prize for the best student of the university, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 South Indian Horticultural Association Prize for the best student of the university, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 Maxworth Dr. G. Rangaswami Award for the best student of the university, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 WPAR Nagarajan Pattiveeranpatti Prize for the highest marks in plantation crops subjects, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 Premier Irrigation Award for the highest marks in vegetable crops subjects, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA
    • 2002 Jai Deep Kumar Janarthanan Memorial Prize for horticultural entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, INDIA

    Publications

    1. Sathuvalli, V.R., S.A. Mehlenbacher, B.C. Peterschmidt and D.C. Smith. 2013. Genomic tools enhance power and precision of hazelnut breeding. Proceedings of the VIII International Congress on Hazelnut.  Acta Hort. (ISHS) (Submitted)
    2. Sathuvalli, V.R., S.A. Mehlenbacher, B.C. Peterschmidt and D.C. Smith. 2013. Current status of eastern filbert resistance sources and mapping in hazelnut. Proceedings of the VIII International Congress on Hazelnut. Acta Hort. (ISHS) (Submitted)
    3. Molnar, T.J., E. Walsh, J.M. Capick, V. Sathuvalli, S.A. Mehlenbacher, A.Y. Rossman and N. Zhang. 2013. A real-time PCR assay for early detection of eastern filbert blight. Plant Disease (Submitted)
    4. Sathuvalli, V.R. and S.A. Mehlenbacher. 2012. De novo sequencing of hazelnut bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) and targeted marker development for disease resistance using multiplex Illumina sequencing. Tree Genetics and Genomes (Accepted)
    5. Sathuvalli, V.R., S.A. Mehlenbacher and D.C. Smith. 2012. DNA markers linked to eastern filbert blight resistance in OSU 408.040 hazelnut. HortScience 47:570-573.
    6. Sathuvalli, V.R. and S.A. Mehlenbacher. 2012. Characterization of American hazelnut (Corylus americana) accessions and Corylus americana x Corylus avellana hybrids using microsatellite marker. Genet. Res. Crop Evol. 59:1055-1075
    7. Sathuvalli, V.R. and S.A. Mehlenbacher. 2011. A bacterial artificial chromosome library for ‘Jefferson’ hazelnut: a resource for map-based cloning of eastern filbert blight resistance and pollen-stigma incompatibility genes. Genome 54:862-867.  doi: 10.1139/G11-048
    8. Sathuvalli, V.R., S.A. Mehlenbacher and D.C. Smith. 2011. DNA markers linked to eastern filbert blight resistance from a hazelnut selection from the Republic of Georgia. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 136:350-357.
    9. Sathuvalli, V.R, H. Chen, S.A. Mehlenbacher and D.C. Smith. 2011. DNA markers linked to eastern filbert blight resistance in ‘Ratoli’ hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) Tree Genetics and Genomes 7:337-345. doi: 10.1007/s11295-010-0335-5
    10. Sathuvalli, V.R, S.A. Mehlenbacher and D.C. Smith. 2010. Response of hazelnut accessions to greenhouse inoculation with Anisogramma anomala. HortScience 45:1116-1119.
    11. Sathuvalli, V.R. and S.A. Mehlenbacher. 2010. Fine mapping of eastern filbert blight resistance in hazelnut with SCAR and SSCP markers from BAC end sequences. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 859:395-400.
    12. Sathuvalli, V.R, S.A. Mehlenbacher and D.C. Smith. 2009. New sources of resistance to eastern filbert blight and linked markers. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 845:123-126.
    13. Sathuvalli, V.R., and S.A. Mehlenbacher. 2009. A hazelnut BAC library for map-based cloning of disease resistance gene. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 845:191-194.

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    Why are my mashed potatoes like glue?

    I'm a certified, occupational chef, been making mashed potatoes for 30 yrs. I've noticed in the last couple of years, that red or golden Yukon, also boiler potatoes, are turning to glue, while whipping! Potatoes are being made the same way, no changes. What's up? By the way, I am not using russet or...

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