Dr. Hamidou F. Sakhanokho

USDA-ARS,Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory

Poplarville, Mississippi, USA



2001 Ph.D., Alabama A&M University, Alabama, Molecular Biology

1995 M.S., Auburn University, Alabama, Plant Breeding and Genetics

1992 B.Sc., Berea College, Kentucky, Agribusiness

Publications (Selected)

  1. Pounders, C. T., HF Sakhanokho, and L. M Nyochembeng. 2015. Begonia semperflorens FB08-59 and FB08-163 Clonal Germplasm. HortScience 50: 145-146.
  2. Pounders, C. T. and HF Sakhanokho. 2014. ‘USS Alabama’, ‘USS Mississippi’, ‘USS Missouri’, ‘USS Tennessee’ and ‘USS  Texas’ Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.). HortScience 49: 1467-1469.
  3. Sakhanokho, H. F., M. Nurul Islam-Faridi, Eugene K. Blythe, Barbara J. Smith, Kanniah Rajasekaran, and MA Majid. 2014.  Morphological and cytomolecular assessment of intraspecific variability in scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.). J. Crop Improv. 28: 437-453.
  4. Sakhanokho, H. F. and M. Nurul Islam-Faridi. 2014. Spontaneous autotetraploidy and its impact on morphological traits and pollen viability in Solanum aethiopicum. HortScience 49: 997-1002.
  5. Sampson, B.J., D. A. Marshall, S. J. Stringer, H. F. Sakhanokho, and C. T. Werle. 2014. Emulsions of long-chain fatty acids as fruit sizing and ripening agents for gibberellin-A3-treated rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium virgatum Aiton syn. V. ashei). Scientia Horticulturae 173:1-14.
  6. Sakhanokho, H.F., C.T. Pounders, and E.K. Blythe. 2013. Alginate encapsulation of Begonia microshoots for short-term storage and distribution,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 341568, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/341568.
  7. Sakhanokho, H. F. and N. Islam-Faridi. 2013. Nuclear DNA content, base composition, and cytogenetic characterization of Christia obcordata J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.138:1-5.
  8. Sakhanokho, H.F.; Sampson, B.J.; Tabanca, N.; Wedge, D.E.; Demirci, B.; Baser, K.H.C.; Bernier, U.R.; Tsikolia, M.; Agramonte, N.M.; Becnel, J.J.; Chen, J.; Rajasekaran, K.; Spiers, J.M. 2013. Chemical composition, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Hedychium essential oils. Molecules. 18:4308-4327.
  9. Pounders Jr, C.T., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2012. 'USS Arizona' and 'USS California' tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.). HortScience. 47:1819-1820.
  10. Sakhanokho, H.F. 2012. Hedychium plant named ‘Ramata’ (US PP22, 998 P2).
  11. Sakhanokho, H.F., Witcher, A.L., Pounders Jr, C.T., Spiers, J. M. 2012. 'Ramata': a new dwarf and variegated Hedychium J. Koenig cultivar. HortScience. 47:803-805.
  12. Rajasekaran, K., H.F. Sakhanokho, and N. Tabanca. 2012. Antifungal activities of Hedychium essential oils and plant extracts against mycotoxigenic fungi. J. Crop Improv. 26:389-396.
  13. Cheng, Q., Windham, A.S., Klingeman, W.E., Sakhanokho, H.F., Saxton, A.M., Li, Y., Windham, M. 2011. Histological investigation of infection processes of Discula destructiva on leaves of Cornus florida. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 33:525-531.
  14. Sie, R.S., Charles, G., Sakhanokho, H. F.,  Toueix, Y., Dje, Y. Sangare, A. and Blanchard, M. 2010. Protocols for callus and somatic embryo initiation for Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae): Influence of explant type, sugar, and plant growth regulators. Aust. J. Crop Sci. 4:98-106.
  15. Sakhanokho, H. F. and Rajasekaran, K. 2010. Pollen biology of ornamental ginger (Hedychium spp. J. Koenig). Scientia Horticulturae 125:129-135.
  16. Sakhanokho, H. F., Rajasekaran, K. Kelley, R. Y. and Islam-Faridi, N. 2009. Induced polyploidy in diploid ornamental ginger (Hedychium muluense R. M. Smith) using colchicine and oryzalin. HortScience 44:1809-1814.
  17. Sakhanokho, H. F., Rajasekaran, K. and Kelley, R. Y. 2009. Somatic embryogenesis in Hedychium bousigonianum. HortScience 44:1487-1490.
  18. Sakhanokho, H. F. and Kelley, R. Y. 2009. Influence of salicylic acid on in vitro propagation and salt tolerance in Hibiscus acetosella and Hibiscus moscheutos (cv. ‘Luna Red’). Afr. J. Biotechnol. 8:1474-1481.
  19. Sakhanokho, H. F. 2009. Sulfuric acid and hot water treatments enhance ex vitro and in vitro germination of Hibiscus seed. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 8:6185-6190.
  20. Sakhanokho, H.F., Kelley, R. Y., and Rajasekaran, K. 2009. First report of plant regeneration via somatic embryogenesis from shoot apex-derived callus of Hedychium muluense R. M. Smith. J. Crop Improv. 21:191-200. 2008.
  21. Sakhanokho, H. F. 2008. In vitro multiple shoot induction and plant regeneration from shoot apices of Hibiscus acetosella Welw. Ex. Hiern. J. Crop Improv. 21:201-208.
  22. Pounders, C., Rinehart, T., and Sakhanokho, H. F. 2007. Evaluation of interspecific hybrids between Lagerstroemia indica and L. speciosa. HortScience 42:1317-1322.
  23. Sakhanokho, H. F., Ozias-Akins, P., May, O.L., and Chee, P.W. 2005. Putrescine enhances somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in Upland cotton. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture 81:91-95.
  24. May, O. L., Chee, P.W., and Sakhanokho, H. F. 2004. Registration of GA98033 Upland cotton germplasm line. Crop Science 44: 2278-2279.
  25. Sakhanokho H. F., Ozias-Akins, P., May, O.L., and Chee, P.W. 2004. Induction of somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in select Georgia and Pee Dee cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) lines. Crop Science 44:2199-2205.
  26. Sakhanokho H. F., Zipf, A., Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S., Sharma, G.C., and Chee, P.W. 2004. Somatic embryo initiation and germination in diploid cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.). In Vitro Cellul. Dev. Biol.-Plant 40:177-181.
  27. Sakhanokho, H. F. and Chee, P.W. 2002. The current status of gene transformation in cotton. SAAS Bull. Biochem. Biotechn. 15:34-46.
  28. Sakhanokho, H. F., Zipf, A., Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S and Sharma, G.C. 2001. Induction of highly embryogenic calluses and plant regeneration in Upland (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and Pima (Gossypium barbadense L.) cottons. Crop Science 41:1235-1240.

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