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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology


Publications (current)


Antonín V, Stewart JE, Medel Ortiz R, Kim M-S, Bonello P, Tomšovský M, Klopfenstein NB (2021). Desarmillaria caespitosa, a North American vicariant of D. tabescens. Mycologia  – DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2021.1890969.

Benitez MS, Ewing P., Osborne S, Lehman RM. 2021. Rhizosphere microbial communities explain positive effects of diverse crop rotations on corn and soybean performance. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 159: 108309.

Bernardo, P., Frey, T. S., Barriball, K., Paul, P. A., Willie, K., Mezzalama, M., Kimani, Mugambi, C., Wangai, A., Prasanna, B. M., and Redinbaugh, M. G. 2021. Detection of diverse maize chlorotic mottle virus isolates in maize seed. Plant Dis. 105:1596-1601.

Dalla Lana, F., Madden, L. V., and Paul, P. A. 2021. Natural occurrence of maize Gibberella ear rot and contamination of grain with mycotoxins in association with weather variables. Plant Disease. Plant Dis. 105:114-126.

Dalla Lana, F., Madden, L. V., and Paul, P. A. 2021. Logistic models derived using Lasso methods for quantifying the risk of natural contamination of maize grain with deoxynivalenol. Phytopathology 111: 2250-2267.

da Silva, C. R., Check, J., MacCready, J. S., Alakonya, A, E., Beiriger, R., Bissonnette, K. M., Collins, A., Cruz, C. D., Esker, P. D., Goodwin, S. B., Malvick, D., Mueller, D. S., Paul, P., Raid, R., Robertson, A. E., Roggenkamp, E., Ross, T. J., Singh, R., Smith, D. L., Tenuta, A. U., Chilvers, M. I., and Telenko, D. E. P. 2021. Recovery plan for tar spot of corn, caused by Phyllachora maydis. Plant Health Progress 22:596-616.

Deblais, L., Miller, S. A. and Rajashekara, G. 2021. Impact of plant pathogens infection on Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium persistence in tomato plants. J. Food Protection 84:563-571.

Emanuel, IB, Ralston, TI, Chatfield, J, Draper, E, Veil, J, Peduto Hand, F. (2021). First report of Gymnosporangium yamadae causing Japanese Apple Rust on crabapple (Malus spp.) in Ohio”. PLANT DISEASE 105(7):2016

Ewing CJ, Slot J, Benitez MS, Rosa C, Malacrino A, Bennett A, Bonello P. 2021. The foliar endophytic microbiome points to potential causal agents of beech leaf disease. Phytobiomes Journal 2021 5:3, 335-349.

Falsini, S, Tani, C, Sambuco, G, Papini, A, Ranaldi, F, Campigli, S, Ghelardini, L, Bleve, GL, Rizzo, D, Ricciolini, M, Scarpelli, I, Drosera, L, Surico, G, Peduto Hand, F, Marchi, G, Schiff, S. (2021). Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex ST 87 infection in Spartium junceum: first anatomical study. PROTOPLASMA

Fang, H., Shen, S.Q., Wang, D., Zhang, F., Zhang, C.Y., Wang, Z.X., Zhou, Q.Q., Wang, R.Y., Tao, H., He, F., Yang, C.K., Peng, M., Jing, X.Y., Hao, Z.Y., Liu, X.L., Luo, J., Wang, G.L*., and Ning, Y.S. (2021). A monocot-specific hydroxycinnamoylputrescine gene cluster contributes to immunity and cell death in rice. Sci Bull 66, 2381-2393.

Fearer CJ, Volk D, Hausman CE, Bonello P (2021).  Monitoring foliar symptom expression in beech leaf disease through time.  Forest Pathology – DOI: 10.1111/efp.12725.

Feng, Z., Yuan, M., Zou, J., Wu, L.-B., Wei, L., Chen, T., Zhou, N., Xue, W., Zhang, Y., Chen, Z., Hu, K., Wang, G.-L., Liu, W., Pan, X., and Zuo, S. (2021). Development of marker-free rice with stable and high resistance to rice black-streaked dwarf virus disease through RNA interference. Plant Biotechnology Journal 19, 212-214.

Fleuridor, L., Herms, C, Paul, P. A., Dick, W., Culman, S., and Doohan, D. 2021. Short-term responses of soils and crops to gypsum application on organic farms. Agronomy Journal. 113:4220-4230.

Franco, M. E., Wisecaver, J. H., Arnold, A. E., Ju, Y. M., Slot, J. C., Ahrendt, S., ... & U’Ren, J. M. (2022). Ecological generalism drives hyperdiversity of secondary metabolite gene clusters in xylarialean endophytes. New Phytologist, 233(3), 1317-1330. (with *Konkel, Z. and *Scott, K.)

Gao, M.J., He, Y., Yin, X., Zhong, X.B., Yan, B.X., Wu, Y., Chen, J., Li, X.Y., Zhai, K.R., Huang, Y.F., Gong, X.Y., Chang, H.Z., Xie, S.H., Liu, J.Y., Yue, J.X., Xu, J.L., Zhang, G.Q., Deng, Y.W., Wang, E.T., Tharreau, D., Wang, G.L., Yang, W.B., and He, Z.H. (2021). Ca2+ sensor-mediated ROS scavenging suppresses rice immunity and is exploited by a fungal effector. Cell 184, 5391-+.

Goughenour, K. D., Whalin, J., Slot, J. C., & Rappleye, C. A. (2021). Diversification of fungal chitinases and their functional differentiation in Histoplasma capsulatum. Molecular biology and evolution, 38(4), 1339-1355.

Hadziabdic D, Bonello P, Hamelin R, Juzwik J, Moltzan B, Rizzo D, Stewart J, Villari C (2021).  The future of forest pathology in North America.  Frontiers in Forests and Global Change - Pests, Pathogens and Invasions – DOI: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.737445.

Jimenez Madrid, A., Klass, T., Roman-Reyna, V., Jacobs, J., and Lewis Ivey, M.L. 2021. Draft genome sequences of four streptomycin-sensitive Erwinia amylovora strains isolated from commercial apple orchards in Ohio.  MRA 10:50.

Kang, H.X., Peng, Y., Hua, K.Y., Deng, Y.F., Bellizzi, M., Gupta, D.R., Mahmud, N.U., Urashima, A.S., Paul, S.K., Peterson, G., Zhou, Y.L., Zhou, X.P., Islam, M.T., and Wang, G.L*. (2021). Rapid Detection of Wheat Blast Pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum Pathotype Using Genome-Specific Primers and Cas12a-mediated Technology. Engineering 7, 1326-1335.

Kemper, Kathi J; Ye Xia, Jeffrey Lakritz, Rattan Lal (2021). Chapter 2: Health of Soil, Plants, Animals, and People. In The Soil-Human Health Nexus. Taylor and Francis Ltd. ISBN-10: 0367422131 (Invited review).

Khadka, R. B., Cardina, J. and Miller, S. A. 2021. Perspectives on anaerobic soil disinfestation for weed management. J. Integr. Pest Manag. 12:1-11.

Khadka, R. B. and Miller, S. A. 2021. Synergy of anaerobic soil disinfestation and Trichoderma spp. in Rhizoctonia root rot suppression. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 5:645736. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.645736.

Konkel, Z., Scott, K., & Slot, J. C. (2021). Draft Genome Sequence of the Termite-Associated “Cuckoo Fungus,” Athelia (Fibularhizoctonia) sp. TMB Strain TB5. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 10(1).

Lee, D.Y., Jeon, J., Kim, K.T., Cheong, K., Song, H., Choi, G., Ko, J., Opiyo, S.O., Correll, J.C., Zuo, S.M., Madhav, S., Wang, G.L*., and Lee, Y.H. (2021). Comparative genome analyses of four rice-infecting Rhizoctonia solani isolates reveal extensive enrichment of homogalacturonan modification genes. Bmc Genomics 22.

Lewis Ivey, M. L.; Jimenez Madrid, A.; Daunay, M-C.; Shah, Denis. 2021.  Evaluation of Tomato, Eggplant and Pepper Accessions for Resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RSSC) strains from Louisiana.  Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 159:279-293.  10.1007/s10658-020-02160-0

Li, W., Xiong, Y., Lai, L.B., Zhang, K., Li, Z., Kang, H., Dai, L., Gopalan, V., Wang, G.L*., and Liu, W. (2021). The rice RNase P protein subunit Rpp30 confers broad-spectrum resistance to fungal and bacterial pathogens. Plant Biotechnol J.

Madden, L. V., Moraes, W. B., Hughes, G., and Xu, X. 2021. A meta-analytical assessment of the aggregation parameter of the binary power law for characterizing spatial heterogeneity of plant disease incidence. Phytopathology 111: 1983-1993.

Mahesh, H.B., Shirke, M.D., Wang, G.L., and Gowda, M. (2021). In planta transcriptome analysis reveals tissue-specific expression of pathogenicity genes and microRNAs during rice-Magnaporthe interactions. Genomics 113, 265-275.

Mills, K. B., Salgado, J. D., Cruz, C. D., Valent, B., Madden, L. V., and Paul, P. A. 2021. Comparing the temporal development of wheat spike blast epidemics in a region of Bolivia where the disease is endemic. Plant Disease 105: 96-107.

Miao Shuang-Man; Ye Xia, Jinlong Cui, JunHong Wang, MengLiang Wang. Correlation analysis between differential metabolites and bacterial endophytes of Ephedra sinica in different years (2021). Industrial Crops & Products.

Moraes, W. B., Madden, L. V., and Paul, P. A. 2021. Characterizing heterogeneity and determining sample sizes for accurately estimating wheat Fusarium head blight index in research plots. Phytopathology doi:10.1094/PHYTO-04-21-0157-R.

Mutiga, S.K., Rotich, F., Were, V.M., Kimani, J.M., Mwongera, D.T., Mgonja, E., Onaga, G., Konate, K., Razanaboahirana, C., Bigirimana, J., Ndayiragije, A., Gichuhi, E., Yanoria, M.J., Otipa, M., Wasilwa, L., Ouedraogo, I., Mitchell, T., Wang, G.L., Correll, J.C., and Talbot, N.J. (2021). Integrated Strategies for Durable Rice Blast Resistance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Plant Dis 105, 2749-2770.

Navarro KA, Wijeratne S, Culman S, Benitez MS, Dorrance AE. 2021. Comparison of the Species Communities of Phytophthora, Pythium and Phytopythium Associated with Soybean Genotypes in High Disease Environments in Ohio. Phytobiomes Journal 2021 5:3, 288-304

Nordstedt, N.*, Roman-Reyna, V.*, Jacobs, J., Jones, M. (2021) Comparative Genomic Understanding of Gram-Positive Plant Growth Promoting Leifsonia. Phytobiomes, 10.1094/PBIOMES-12-20-0092-SC

Oliver, Charlotte; Cooper, Monica L.; Lewis Ivey, M. L.; Brannen, Phil P.; Miles, Timothy D.; Mahaffee, Walt F.; Moyer, Michelle. 2021. Assessing the United States grape industry's understanding of fungicide resistance mitigation practices for grapevine powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator).  AJEV 72:181-193.

Pal, N. and Testen, A.L. 2021. First report of quinoa anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum nigrum and C. truncatum in the United States. Plant Disease 105: 705.

Reshetnyak G*, Jacobs JM*, Auguy F, Sciallano C, Claude L, Medina C, Perez-Quintero AL, Comte A, Thomas E, Bogdanove A, Koebnik R, Szurek B, Dievart A, Brugidou C, Lacombe S, Cunnac S. bioRxiv accepted in Scientific Reports doi: *co-first author

Rizzo, D., Lichtveld, M., Mazet, J., Togami, E. and Miller, S. A. 2021. Plant health and its effects on food safety and security in a One health framework: four case studies. One Health Outlook 3:6.

Román-Reyna, V, Dupas, E, Cesbron, S, Marchi, G, Campigli, S, Hansen, MA, Bush, E, Prarat, N, Shiplett, K, Ivey, MLL, Pierzynski, J, Miller, SA, Peduto Hand, F, Jacques, M-A, Jacobs, JM. (2021). Metagenomic sequencing for rapid identification of Xylella fastidiosa from leaf samples. mSystems 6(5): e00591-21.

Roman-Reyna V, Truchon A, Sharma P, Hand FP, Mazloom R, Vinatzer BA, Jacobs JM*, Allen C*. Genome Resource: Ralstonia solanacearum Phylotype II Sequevar 1 (Race 3 Biovar 2) Strain UW848 From the 2020 U.S. Geranium Introduction Plant Dis . 2021 Jan;105(1):207-208.  doi: 10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1269-A.  *co-corresponding authors

Rotondo, F., Testen, A. L., Horvat, M. M., Roman-Reyna, V., Klass, T. L., Jacobs, J. M., and Miller, S. A. 2021. First report of Xanthomonas hortorum causing bacterial leaf spot of lavender (Lavandula x intermedia) in Ohio. Plant Dis. 105:484.

Shah, D. A., De Wolf, E. D., Paul, P. A., and Madden, L. V. 2021. Accuracy in the prediction of disease epidemics when ensembling simple but highly correlated models. PLoS Computational Biology 17(3): e1008831.

Shen, S.Q., Peng, M., Fang, H., Wang, Z.X., Zhou, S., Jing, X.Y., Zhang, M., Yang, C.K., Guo, H., Li, Y.F., Lei, L., Shi, Y.H., Sun, Y.Y., Liu, X.Q., Xu, C.P., Tohge, T., Yuan, M., Fernie, A.R., Ning, Y., Wang, G.L., and Luo, J. (2021). An Oryza-specific hydroxycinnamoyl tyramine gene cluster contributes to enhanced disease resistance. Sci Bull 66, 2369-2380.

Slot, J. C., & Kasson, M. T. (2021). Ecology: Fungal mimics dupe animals by transforming plants. Current Biology, 31(5), R250-R252.

Soderberg DN, Kyre B, Bonello P, Bentz BJ. (2021).  Lignin concentrations in phloem and outer bark is not associated with resistance to mountain pine beetle among high elevation pines.  PLoS One 16(9): e0250395.

Srivastava, V., Deblais, L., Kathayat, D., Rotondo, F., Helmy, Y. A., Miller, S. A., and Rajashekara. G. 2021. Novel small molecule growth inhibitors of Xanthomonas spp. causing bacterial spot of tomato Phytopathology 111:940-953.

Tang, B.Z., Liu, C.Y., Li, Z.Q., Zhang, X.X., Zhou, S.Q., Wang, G.L., Chen, X.L., and Liu, W.D. (2021). Multilayer regulatory landscape during pattern-triggered immunity in rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal 19, 2629-2645.

Tao, H., Shi, X.T., He, F., Wang, D., Xiao, N., Fang, H., Wang, R.Y., Zhang, F., Wang, M., Li, A.H., Liu, X.L., Wang, G.L*., and Ning, Y. (2021). Engineering broad-spectrum disease-resistant rice by editing multiple susceptibility genes. J Integr Plant Biol 63, 1639-1648.

Testen, A. L., Bosquez Martínez, M., Jiménez Madrid, A., Deblais, L., Taylor, C. G., Paul, P. A. and Miller, S. A. 2021. On-farm evaluations of anaerobic soil disinfestation and grafting for management of a widespread soilborne disease complex in protected culture tomato production. Phytopathology 111:954-965.

Testen, A. L., Rotondo, F., Mills, M. P. Horvat, M. M. and Miller, S. A. 2021. Evaluation of agricultural byproducts and cover crops as anaerobic soil disinfestation carbon sources for managing a soilborne disease complex in high tunnel tomatoes. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 5:645197. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.645197.

Valent, B., Cruppe, G., Stack, J. P., Cruz, C. D., Farman, M. L., Paul, P. A., Peterson, G. L., and Pedley, K. F 2021. Recovery plan for wheat blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum. Plant Health Progress 22:182-212.

Wang, D., Liu, Z., Xiao, Y.H., Liu, X.L., Chen, Y., Zhang, Z., Kang, H.X., Wang, X.L., Jiang, S., Peng, S.S., Tan, X.Q., Zhang, D.Y., Liu, Y., Wang, G.L*., and Li, C.G. (2021). Association Mapping and Functional Analysis of Rice Cold Tolerance QTLs at the Bud Burst Stage. Rice 14.

Wang, J., Wang, R., Fang, H., Zhang, C., Zhang, F., Hao, Z., You, X., Shi, X., Park, C.H., Hua, K., He, F., Bellizzi, M., Xuan Vo, K.T., Jeon, J.S., Ning, Y., and Wang, G.L*. (2021). Two VOZ transcription factors link an E3 ligase and an NLR immune receptor to modulate immunity in rice. Mol Plant 14, 253-266.

Zhang S, Sun R, Perdoncini Carvalho C, Han J, Zheng L, Qu F. 2021. Replication-dependent biogenesis of turnip crinkle virus long noncoding RNAs. J Virol. doi:10.1128/JVI.00169-21.

Zhenzhen Zhao, Norbert Bokros, Seth Debolt, Piao Yang, Ye Xia* (2021). Genome Sequence Resource of Bacillus sp. RRD69, a Beneficial Bacterial Endophyte Isolated from Switchgrass Plants. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 34, 1320-3.