Experts and Doctors on plant diseases in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States


Locale: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Topic: plant diseases

Top Publications

  1. Yuen G, Schoneweis S. Strategies for managing Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol accumulation in wheat. Int J Food Microbiol. 2007;119:126-30 pubmed
    ..The successes and limitations of these strategies in the management of Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol are discussed. ..
  2. Guo M, Block A, Bryan C, Becker D, Alfano J. Pseudomonas syringae Catalases Are Collectively Required for Plant Pathogenesis. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:5054-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, our results indicate that these catalases are virulence factors for DC3000 and are collectively required for pathogenesis...
  3. Tatineni S, Kovacs F, French R. Wheat streak mosaic virus infects systemically despite extensive coat protein deletions: identification of virion assembly and cell-to-cell movement determinants. J Virol. 2014;88:1366-80 pubmed publisher
  4. Stenger D, French R. Complete nucleotide sequence of Oat necrotic mottle virus: a distinct Tritimovirus species (family Potyviridae) most closely related to Wheat streak mosaic virus. Arch Virol. 2004;149:633-40 pubmed
    ..These results firmly establish that ONMV is not a rymovirus but is instead a distinct species of the genus Tritimovirus...
  5. Fu Z, Guo M, Jeong B, Tian F, Elthon T, Cerny R, et al. A type III effector ADP-ribosylates RNA-binding proteins and quells plant immunity. Nature. 2007;447:284-8 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest a pathogenic strategy where the ADP-ribosylation of RNA-binding proteins quells host immunity by affecting RNA metabolism and the plant defence transcriptome. ..
  6. Block A, Guo M, Li G, Elowsky C, Clemente T, Alfano J. The Pseudomonas syringae type III effector HopG1 targets mitochondria, alters plant development and suppresses plant innate immunity. Cell Microbiol. 2010;12:318-30 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that HopG1's target is mitochondrial and that effector/target interaction promotes disease by disrupting mitochondrial functions...
  7. Amaradasa B, Horvath B, Lakshman D, Warnke S. DNA fingerprinting and anastomosis grouping reveal similar genetic diversity in Rhizoctonia species infecting turfgrasses in the transition zone of USA. Mycologia. 2013;105:1190-201 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge this is the first time UP-PCR was used to characterize Rhizoctonia, Waitea and Ceratobasidium isolates to their infra-species level. ..
  8. Hall J, French R, Hein G, Morris T, Stenger D. Three distinct mechanisms facilitate genetic isolation of sympatric wheat streak mosaic virus lineages. Virology. 2001;282:230-6 pubmed
    ..Collectively, these three distinct mechanisms enhance genetic isolation of individual viral lineages, and together with stochastic processes, may explain generation and maintenance of genetic diversity in field populations. ..
  9. Crabill E, Joe A, Block A, van Rooyen J, Alfano J. Plant immunity directly or indirectly restricts the injection of type III effectors by the Pseudomonas syringae type III secretion system. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:233-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that PTI-induced HR inhibition is due to direct or indirect restriction of T3E injection and that T3Es can relieve this restriction by suppressing PTI. ..

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  1. Prendeville H, Ye X, Morris T, Pilson D. Virus infections in wild plant populations are both frequent and often unapparent. Am J Bot. 2012;99:1033-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that risk assessments for virus-resistant transgenic crops should not rely on visual symptoms or ELISA and should include data from multiple populations over multiple years. ..
  2. Tatineni S, Qu F, Li R, Morris T, French R. Triticum mosaic poacevirus enlists P1 rather than HC-Pro to suppress RNA silencing-mediated host defense. Virology. 2012;433:104-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results established poaceviral P1 as a potent RNA silencing suppressor that probably employs a novel mechanism to suppress RNA silencing-based antiviral defense. ..