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Carl Michael Deom

Professor, Plant Virology
  • Plant Pathology
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus

Academic Background

B.A. in Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, 1974
M.A. in Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, 1978
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Saint Louis University, 1985

Research Interests and Current Efforts

Virus-host interactions: genetic, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms required for understanding how geminivirus C4 proteins induced hyperplasia.
Development and dissemination of improved groundnut varieties with traits to mitigate biotic and abiotic stresses, while simultaneously adding traits to improve nutrition and marketability.

Recent Publications

Deom, C.M. and Mills-Lujan, K. (2015). Towards understanding the molecular mechanism of a Geminivirus C4 protein. Plant Signal Behav, (In press).
Wambi, W., Tukamuhabwa, P., Tirumalaraju, S.V., Okello, D.K., Deom, C.M., Bravo-Ureta, B.E., and Puppala, N. (2015). Genetic variability studies of Valencia groundnut varieties for late leaf spot (Phaeoisariopsis personata) resistance. African J Plant Sci, 9(8), 327-333. DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2015.1299.

Okello, D.K., Akello, L.B., Tukamuhabwa, P., Ochwo, S.M., Odong, T.L., Adriko, J., Mwami, C., and Deom, C.M. (2015). Regeneration procedure for three Arachis hypogaea L. botanicals in Uganda through embryogenesis. Brit Biotech J 7(3): 122-133. DOI: 10.9734/BBJ/2015/17418.

Mills-Lujan, K., Andrews, D.L., Chou,C, Deom, C.M. (2015). The roles of phosphorylation and SHAGGY-like protein kinases in Geminivirus C4 protein induced hyperplasia. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0122356. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0122356.

Okello, D.K., Akello, L.B., Tukamuhabwa, P., Odong, T.L., Ochwo-Ssemakula, M., Adriko, P., Deom, C.M. (2014) Groundnut rosette disease symptom types, distribution and management of the disease in Uganda. African J Plant Sci, 8(3), 153-163.
Thuo, M., Bell, A.A., Bravo-Ureta , B.E. Lachaud, M.A., Okello, D.K., Okoko, E.N., Kidula, N.L., Deom, C.M., and Puppala, N. (2014). Effects of social network factors on information acquisition and adoption of improved groundnut varieties: The case of Uganda and Kenya. Agriculture and Human Values 31:339-353. DOI 10.1007/s10460-014-9486-6.

Okello, D.K., Biruma, M., Deom, C.M. (2010). Overview of groundnut research in Uganda: Past, present, and future. African Journal of Biotechnology 9:6448-6459.
Mills-Lujan, K., Deom, C.M. (2010) Geminivirus C4 protein alters Arabidopsis development. Protoplasma 239:95-110.