Our faculty have a strong record of working with their graduate students to publish research in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.
- A paper from Godwill Chewachong's dissertation was the Editor's Pick in the January 2015 issue of Phytopathology > Read more
- A paper from Chan Ho Park’s dissertation was published in Plant Cell – a journal with the highest impact number in the plant sciences > Read more
- Carola De La Torre’s paper was featured as an Editor’s Pick for Dec. 2012. Biological and Molecular Characterization of a U.S. Isolate of Hosta virus X. 2012. Carola M. De La Torre, Feng Qu, Margaret G. Redinbaugh, and Dennis J. Lewandowski. Phytopathology 102:1176-1181
- Plant Disease publication by Jorge David Salgado, Matthew Wallhead, Pierce Paul and Laurence Madden was selected as the Editor's Pick for November 2011 > Read more
- Alissa Kriss, PhD candidate in Plant Pathology, was honored with the 2011 OARDC William E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies for the best paper by a doctoral student in 2010 (L.V. Madden and P.A. Paul, advisors). This publication was also featured as a Phytopathology Editor's Pick for August 2010 (Phytopathology 100:784).
- Doctoral graduate Miguel Vega Sanchez was honored by OARDC for best graduate student paper in the prestigious Plant Cell (2009 20:1456-1469).
Graduate Student Publications (2012-present)
(Bold = students)
Andersen KF.; Madden LV; Paul PA. 2015 . Fusarium Head Blight Development and Deoxynivalenol Accumulation in Wheat as Influenced by Post-Anthesis Moisture Patterns. Phytopathology 105: 210-219
Chewachong, Godwill M.; Sally A. Miller, Joshua J. Blakeslee, David M. Francis, T. Jack Morris, and Feng Qu. 2015. Protective Pepino mosaic virus Variant Through Alignment-Guided Mutagenesis of the Viral Capsid Protein. Phytopathology 105: 126-134.
Andersen, KF, Morris L, Derksen RC, Madden LV, Paul PA. 2014. Rainfastness of Prothioconazole + Tebuconazole for Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol Management in Soft Red Winter Wheat. Plant Disease 98:1398-1406
Ali, A.K., Lin, J, Han, J, Ibrahim, KM, Jarjees, MM, Qu, F 2014. The 5' untranslated region of Bean pod mottle virus RNA2 tolerates unusually large deletions or insertions. Virus Research 179: 247-250
Baysal-Gurel, F, Subedi, N, Mamiro, D, and Miller, SA. 2014. First report of anthracnose of onion caused by Colletotrichum coccodes in Ohio. Plant Disease 98: 1271
Chen, C., Chen, M., Hu, J., Zhang, W., Zhong, Z., Jia, Y., Wang, G.L., Wang, Z., Shen, W.C., Lu, G., Wang, B., and T. Mitchell. 2014. Sequence variation and recognition specificity of the avirulence gene AvrPiz-t in Magnaporthe oryzae field populations. Fungal Genomics and Biology 4: 1-8
Chakraborty S, Whitehill JG, Hill AL, Opiyo SO, Cipollini D, Herms DA, Bonello P. 2014. Effects of Water Availability on Emerald Ash Borer Larval Performance and Phloem Phenolics of Manchurian and Black. Plant, Cell and Environment 37:1009–1021.
Conrad AO, Rodriguez-Saona LE, McPherson BA, Wood DL, Bonello P. 2014. Identification of Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak) resistant to the invasive pathogen Phytophthora ramorum in native stands using Fourier-Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Frontiers in Plant Science – Technical Advances in Plant Science 5: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00521-
D'Angelo, Daisy, Bradley CA, Ames KA, Willyerd KT, Madden LV, and Paul PA. 2014. Efficacy of Fungicide Applications During and After Anthesis Against Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol in Soft Red Winter Wheat. Plant Disease 98: 1387-1397 (pdf)
Ivey, Melanie, L Lewis; Miller, Sally, A. 2014. Use of the vital stain FUN-1 indicates viability of Phytophthora capsici propagules and can be used to predict maximum zoospore production. Mycologia 106: 362-367.
Ivey, Melanie L Lewis; Xu, X; Miller, SA. 2014. Leveraging Management Strategies for Seedborne Plant Diseases To Reduce Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Incidence on Tomato Seed and Seedlings. Journal of Food Protection 77: 359-364
Lin, J, Guo, J, Finer, J, Dorrance, A, Redinbaugh, M, and Qu, F. 2014. The bean pod mottle virus RNA2-encoded 58K protein is required in cis for RNA2 accumulation. Journal of Virology doi: 10.1128/JVI.03301-13
McPherson, B. A., Mori, S. R., Opiyo, S. O., Conrad, A. O., Wood, D. L., Bonello, P. 2014. Association between resistance to an introduced invasive pathogen and phenolic compounds that may serve as biomarkers in native oaks. Forest Ecology and Management 312:154-160
McPherson BA, Mori SR, Opiyo SO, Conrad AO, Wood DL, Bonello P. Native oaks exhibit biomarker-associated resistance to an introduced invasive pathogen. 2014. Forest Ecology and Management 312: 154-160
Najar A, Landhäusser SM, Whitehill JGA, Bonello P, Erbilgin N. 2014. Reserves accumulated in non-photosynthetic organs during the previous growing season drive plant defenses and growth in aspen in the subsequent growing season. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 21-30
Salgado JD, Madden, LV, Paul PA. 2014. Efficacy and Economics of Integrating In-Field and Harvesting Strategies to Manage Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat. Plant Disease 98:1407-1421
Shirsekar, Gautam,S; Vega-Sanchez, Miguel,E; Bordeos, Alicia; Baraoidan, Marietta; Swisshelm, Andrew; Fan, Jiangbo; Park, Chan,Ho; Leung, Hei; Wang, Guo-Liang. 2014. Identification and Characterization of Suppressor Mutants of spl11-Mediated Cell Death in Rice. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 27: 528-536
Subedi, N, Gilbertson, RL, Osei, MK, Cornelius, EW, and Miller, SA. 2014. First report of bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum in Ghana, West Africa. 2014. Plant Disease 98: 840
Summers, C.F., Park, S., Dunn, A.R., Rong, X., Everts, K.L, Kleinhenz, M.D., McSpadden Gardener, B., and Smart, C.D. 2014. Fungal and oomycete pathogen detection in the rhizosphere of organic tomatoes in cover crop-treated soils. Applied Soil Ecology 80:44-50
Summers, C.F., Park, S., Dunn, A.R., Rong, X., Everts, K.L, Meyer, S.L.F., Rupprecht, S.M., Kleinhenz, M.D., McSpadden Gardener, B., and Smart, C.D. 2014. Single season effects of mixed-species cover crops on tomato health in multi-state (organic) field trials. Applied Soil Ecology 77:51-58
Testen, A.L., Mamiro, D.P., Meulia, T., Subedi, N., Islam, M., Baysal-Gurel, F., Miller, S.A. 2014. First report of Leek yellow stripe virus in Ohio. Plant Disease 98:574
Testen, A, Walsh, EK, Taylor, CG, Miller, SA and Lopez-Nicora, HD. 2014. First report of bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) infecting garlic in Ohio. Plant Disease 98: 859
Visa SF, Cao C, McSpadden Gardener B, and E van der Knaap. 2014. Modeling of tomato fruits into nine shape categories using elliptic fourier shape modeling and Bayesian classification of contour morphometric data. Euphytica 200: 429-439
Whitehill JGA, Rigsby C, Cipollini D, Herms DA, Bonello P. Decreased emergence of emerald ash borer from ash (Fraxinus spp.) treated with methyl jasmonate is associated with induction of general defense traits and the toxic phenolic compound verbascoside. 2014. Oecologia 176: 1047-1059
Zambrano JL, Jones MW, Brenner E, Francis DM, Tomas A, Redinbaugh MG. 2014. Genetic analysis of resistance to six virus diseases in a multiple virus-resistant maize inbred line. Theor Appl Genet. 127:867-80
Chen, SB; Songkumarn, P; Venu, RC; Gowda, M; Bellizzi, M; Hu, JN; Liu, WD; Ebbole, D; Meyers, B; Mitchell, T; Wang, GL. 2013. Identification and Characterization of In planta-Expressed Secreted Effector Proteins from Magnaporthe oryzae That Induce Cell Death in Rice. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 26: 191-202
Lee, S; Mian, MAR; McHale, LK; Wang, HH; Wijeratne, AJ; Sneller, CH; Dorrance, AE. 2013. Novel quantitative trait loci for partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean PI 398841. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126:1121-1132.
Lin, Junyan; Ali, Ahmed Khamis; Chen, Ping; Ghabrial, Said; Finer, John; Dorrance, Anne; Redinbaugh, Margaret and Qu, Feng. 2013. A stem-loop structure in the 5’ untranslated region of Bean pod mottle virus RNA2 is specifically required for RNA2 accumulation. Journal of General Virology 94: 1415-1420.
McPherson, BA; Mori, SR; Opiyo, SO; Conrad, AO; Wood, DL; Bonello, P. 2014. Association between resistance to an introduced invasive pathogen and phenolic compounds that may serve as biomarkers in native oaks. Forest Ecology and Management 312: 154-160.
Summers, C.F., Park, S., Dunn, A.R., Rong, X., Everts, K.L, Kleinhenz, M.D., McSpadden Gardener, B., and Smart, C.D. 2014. Fungal and oomycete pathogen detection in the rhizosphere of organic tomatoes in cover crop-treated soils. Applied Soil Ecology 80:44-50.
Summers, C.F., Park, S., Dunn, A.R., Rong, X., Everts, K.L, Meyer, S.L.F., Rupprecht, S.M., Kleinhenz, M.D., McSpadden Gardener, B., and Smart, C.D. 2014. Single season effects of mixed-species cover crops on tomato health in multi-state (organic) field trials. Applied Soil Ecology 77:51-58.
Singh, Jasleen; Zhang, Xiuchun; Stewart, Lucy; Mitchell, Thomas K. and Qu, Feng. 2013. Role of double-stranded RNA-binding proteins in RNA silencing and antiviral defense. Plant Virus-Host Interaction: Molecular Approaches and Viral Evolution. Edited by: Gaur, RK; Hohn, T. and Sharma, P. (In press)
Anco, D. J., Madden, L. V., and Ellis, M. A. 2012. Temporal patterns of sporulation potential of Phomopsis viticola on infected grape shoots, canes, and rachises. Plant Disease 96: 1297-1302.
Anco, D. J., Madden, L. V., and Ellis, M. A. 2012. Effects of temperature and wetness duration on the sporulation of Phomopsis viticola on infected grape canes. Plant Health Progress (on-line journal). doi:10.1094/PHP-2012-0723-02-RS. (http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/php/symposium/melhus/2011/grape/)
Burbano-Figueroa, O., Lu, G.- D., Kim, S., Chen, S., Songkumarn, P., Chen, J., Huang, C.- L., Wang, Z., Wang, G.L., and Mitchell, T. 2012. A pectin lyase enzyme from Magnaporthe oryzae functions as an effector of host defense. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. (accepted)
De La Torre, Carola; Feng Qu; Margaret G. Redinbaugh and Dennis Lewandowski. 2012. Biological and Molecular Characterization of a U.S. Isolate of Hosta virus X. 2012. Carola M. De La Torre, Feng Qu, Margaret G. Redinbaugh, and Dennis J. Lewandowski. Phytopathology 102:1176-1181
Ellis Margaret L.; Paul Pierce A.; Dorrance Anne E.; Broders, Kirk D. 2012. Two new species of Pythium, P. schmitthenneri and P. selbyi pathogens of corn and soybean in Ohio. Mycologia 104(2): 477-487.
Hill, Amy L., Whitehill, Justin G. A., Opiyo, Stephen O., Phelan, P. L, and Bonello, Pierluigi (2012). Nutritional attributes of Ash (Fraxinus Spp.) outer bark and phloem and their relationships to resistance against the Emarald Ash borer. Tree Physiology 32 (12): 1522-1532
Hu, J., Chen, C., Peever, T., Dang, H., Lawrence, C., and T. Mitchell. 2012. Genomic characterization of the conditionally dispensable chromosome in Alternaria arborescens provides evidence for horizontal gene transfer. BMC Genomics 13:171.
Kleczewski Nathan M., Herms Daniel A., Bonello Pierluigi. 2012. Nutrient and water availability alter belowground patterns of biomass allocation, carbon partitioning, and ectomycorrhizal abundance in Betula nigra. Trees-Structure and Function 26(2): 525-533.
Kriss, A. B., Paul, P. A., and Madden, L. V. 2012. Variability in Fusarium head blight epidemics in relation to global climate fluctuations as represented by the El Niño Southern Oscillation and other atmospheric patterns. Phytopathology 102: 55-64.
Kriss, A.B., Paul, P.A., Xu, X., Nicholson, P., Doohan, F.M., Hornok, L., Rietini, A., Edwards, S.G., and Madden, L.V. 2012. Quantification of the relationship between the environment and Fusarium head blight, Fusarium pathogen density, and mycotoxins in winter wheat in Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology 133: 975-993. doi: 10.1007/s10658-012-9968-6.
Kriss, A. B., Madden, L. V., Paul, P. A., and Xu, X. 2012. Heterogeneity of Fusarium head blight of wheat: Multi-scale distributions and temporal variation in relation to environment. Plant Health Progress (on-line journal). doi:10.1094/PHP-2012-0723-01-RS. (http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/php/symposium/melhus/2011/wheat/)
Kriss, A. B., Paul, P. A., and Madden, L. V. 2012. Characterizing heterogeneity of disease incidence in a spatial hierarchy: A case study from a decade of observations of Fusarium head blight of wheat. Phytopathology 102: 867-877.
Lopez-Nicora,Horacio,D; Craig,James,P; Gao,Xuebiao; Lambert,Kris,N; Niblack,Terry,L. Evaluation of Cultivar Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode with a Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay. Plant Disease 96: 1556-1563.
Nita, M., Ellis, M.A., and Madden, L.V. 2012. Spatial distribution of Phomopsis cane and leaf spot symptoms in commercial vineyards in Ohio. Journal of Phytopathology 160: 26-36.
Panthee, D.R., Chunxue Cao, C.C., Debenport, S.J., Rodríguez, G.R., Labate, J.A., Robertson, L.D., Breksa III, A.P., van der Knaap, E., and B.B. McSpadden Gardener. 2012. Magnitude of Genotype x Environment Interactions Affecting Tomato Fruit Quality. HortSciencen47(6): 721-726.
Park, Chan-Ho; Chen, Songbiao; Shirsekar, Gautam; Zhou Bo; Khang, Chang Hyun; Songkumarn, Pattavipha; Afzal, Ahmed J.; Ning, Yuese; Wang, Ruyi; Bellizzi, Maria; Valent, Barbara and Wang, Guo-Liang. 2012. The Magnaporthe oryzae Effector AvrPiz-t Targets the RING E3 Ubiquitin Ligase APIP6 to Supress Pathogen-Associated Molecular Pattern-Triggered Immunity in Rice. > Open access article
Rong, X., Baysal Gurel, F., Meulia, T. and B.B. McSpadden Gardener. 2012. Draft Genome Sequences of the Pseudomonas fluorescens Biocontrol Strains Wayne1R and Wood1R. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 724-725.
Rong, X., Baysal Gurel, F., Meulia, T., and B.B. McSpadden Gardener. 2012. Draft Genome Sequences of the Biocontrol Bacterium Mitsuaria sp. Strain H24L5A. Journal of Bacteriology 194: 734-735.
Wang, Hehe; St Martin, Steven K.; Dorrance, Anne E. 2012. Comparison of Phenotypic Methods and Yield Contributions of Quantitative Trait Loci for Partial Resistance to Phytophthora sojae in Soybean. Crop Science 52 (2): 609-622.
Wang H, Wijeratne A, Wijeratne S, Lee S, Taylor CG, St Martin SK, McHale L and Dorrance AE. 2012. Dissection of two soybean QTL conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae through sequence and gene expression analysis. BMC Genomics 13:428 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-428 > open access
Whitehill JG, Opiyo SO, Koch JL, Herms DA, Cipollini DF, Bonello P. 2012. Interspecific Comparison of Constitutive Ash Phloem Phenolic Chemistry Reveals Compounds Unique to Manchurian Ash, a Species Resistant to Emerald Ash Borer. Journal of Chem Ecol 38(5): 499-511.