Dr. Owen’s current research interests are in the use of cell, tissue, and organ
culture techniques for plant propagation, regeneration, and genetic improvement, and in
the physiology of threatened, endangered, and invasive plant species. Prior to joining
the former Botany Department at EIU, Dr. Owen conducted research at Agriculture Canada in
New Brunswick; at the American Type-Culture Collection (ATCC) - an international
repository for living organisms in Maryland; and through an industry-academic partnership
between the J.M. Smucker Company and Ohio State University, all involving the use of
plant tissue culture techniques. 

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Articles

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Seed biology of Physaria ludoviciana (silvery bladderpod; Brassicaceae ), an endangered species in sand prairies of the Midwest (with Marissa C. Grant, Ann E. Claerbout, and Janice M. Coons), Joumal of the Torrey Botanical Society (2012)

Physaria ludoviciana (Nuttal) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz (silvery bladderpod) is a state endangered species in Illinois,...

 

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Surveys of Stylisma Pickeringii var. Pattersonii (Convolvulaceae), its Associated Plant Species, and its Insect Visitors (with Ann E. Claerbout, Brent L. Todd, Janice M. Coons, Donald W. Webb, John E. Ebinger, and William E. McClain), Rhodora (2010)

Stylisma pickeringii var. pattersonii (Convolvulaceae) is endangered in Illinois and Iowa, and occurs in scattered...

 

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Influence of Reproductive and Environmental Factors on Population Size .. of Wild Hyacinth [Camassia angusta (Engelm.· and A. Gray) Blank. (Liliaceae)], an Illinois Endangered Species (with Kevin M. Franken, Janice M. Coons, Eric L. Smith, and John E. Ebinger), Castanea (2009)

Wild hyacinth (Camassia angusta) is a perennial species native to mesic prairies of the midwestern...

 

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Floral Biology of Physaria ludoviciana (Brassicaceae), a Plant Rare to the Midwest (with Ann E. Claerbout, Janice M. Coons, and Kenneth R. Robertson), Castanea (2007)

Physaria ludoviciana (Brassicaceae) is rare in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Environmental effects on floral development...

 

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Survey of the Illinois Endangered Kankakee Mallow, Iliamna remota, in Kankakee County (with April L. McDonnell, Sean C. Jones, Vincent P. Gutowski, and John E. Ebinger), Erigenia (2006)

Iliamna remota Greene (Malvaceae), endemic only to Langham Island in the Kankakee River, Kankakee County,...

 

Contributions to Books

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CLONING OF PLANTS, Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life (2002)
 

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Epistasis, Encyclopedia of Genetics (1999)
 

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Plant Germplasm, Preservation and Maintenance of Cultures Used in Biotechnology (1996)
 

Thesis & Dissertation

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Use of Monolploid Solanum phureja in Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques for Potato Improvement, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1987)

Monoploid genotypes (2n = x = 12), derived by anther culture of a diplandrous genotype...

 

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Influence of Hormonal Chemicals and Genotypes on Fruit Growth of Lycopersicon esculentum, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1984)

The effects of hormonal chemicals and different genotypes on fruit growth of greenhouse-grown tomatoes (...

 

Reviews

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Review of Breeding Field Crops, 5th Ed., Plant Science Bulletin (2007)
 

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Review of Dictionary of Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Science Bulletin (2007)