The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has a long tradition of excellence in research and service to the state,the nation, and internationally. Our mission is to provide solutions to plant disease and health issues, develop new knowledge of plant-pathogenic and plant-associated microorganisms, and provide quality, relevant education.

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2014

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Diversity of Bacteria Carried by Pinewood Nematode in USA and Phylogenetic Comparison with Isolates from Other Countries, Diogo Neves Proença, Luis Fonseca, Thomas O. Powers, Isabel M. O. Abrantes, and Paula V. Morais

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First Report of the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii Parasitizing Watermelon from Veracruz, Mexico, A. Ramírez-Suárez, L. Rosas-Hernández, S. Alcasio-Rangel, Guillermo Pérez Valenzuela, and T. O. Powers

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Studies on Sensitivity Reduction in Solo and Mixture Treatments and Fungicide-Induced Mutagenesis in Monilinia fructicola, Guido Schnabel, F. Chen, Sydney E. Everhart, W. C. Bridges, and X. Liu

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A Coordinated Effort to Manage Soybean Rust in North America: A Success Story in Soybean Disease Monitoring, E. J. Sikora, T. W. Allen, K. A. Wise, G. Bergstrom, C. A. Bradley, J. Bond, D. Brown-Rytlewski, M. Chilvers, J. Damicone, E. DeWolf, The Ohio State University, N. Dufault, P. Esker, T. R. Faske, L. Giesler, N. Goldberg, J. Golod, I. R. G. Gomez, C. Grau, A. Grybauskas, G. Franc, R. Hammerschmidt, G. L. Hartman, R. A. Henn, D. Hershman, C. Hollier, T. Isakeit, S. Isard, B. Jacobsen, D. Jardine, R. Kemerait, S. Koenning, M. Langham, D. Malvick, S. Markell, J. J. Marois, S. Monfort, D. Mueller, J. Mueller, R. Mulrooney, M. Newman, L. Osborne, G. B. Padgett, B. E. Ruden, J. Rupe, R. Schneider, H. Schwartz, G. Shaner, S. Singh, E. Stromberg, L. Sweets, A. Tenuta, S. Vaiciunas, X. B. Yang, H. Young-Kelly, and J. Zidek

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The C-terminus of Wheat streak mosaic virus Coat Protein Is Involved in Differential Infection of Wheat and Maize through Host-Specific Long-Distance Transport, Satyanarayana Tatineni and Roy French

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Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Infects Systemically despite Extensive Coat Protein Deletions: Identification of Virion Assembly and Cell-to-Cell Movement Determinants, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Frank A. Kovacs, and Roy C. French

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An Eriophyid Mite-Transmitted Plant Virus Contains Eight Genomic RNA Segments with Unusual Heterogeneity in the Nucleocapsid Protein, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Anthony J. McMechan, Everlyne N. Wosula, Stephen N. Wegulo, Robert A. Graybosch, Roy French, and Gary L. Hein

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Dynamics of Small RNA Profiles of Virus and Host Origin in Wheat Cultivars Synergistically Infected by Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus and Triticum Mosaic Virus: Virus Infection Caused a Drastic Shift in the Endogenous Small RNA Profile, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Jean-Jack M. Riethoven, Robert A. Graybosch, Roy French, and Amitava Mitra

2013

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Uromyces appendiculatus in Honduras: Pathogen Diversity and Host Resistance Screening, Maricelis Acevedo, James R. Steadman, and Juan C. Rosas

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Neofusicoccum luteum as a Pathogen on Tejocote (Crataegus mexicana), Anthony O. Adesemoye, Joey S. Mayorquin, and Akif Eskalen

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Strong Genetic Differentiation Between North American and European Populations of Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis, Jaime Aguayo, Gerard C. Adams, Fabien Halkett, Mursel Catal, Claude Husson, Zoltán Á. Nagy, Everett M. Hansen, Benoît Marçais, and Pascal Frey

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Calmodulin-Mediated Signal Transduction Pathways in Arabidopsis Are Fine-Tuned by Methylation, Joydeep Banerjee, Roberta Magnani, Meera Nair, Lynnette M. Dirk, Seth DeBolt, Indu B. Maiti, and Robert L. Houtz

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Occurrence and Distribution of Triticum mosaic virus in the Central Great Plains, E. Byamukama, D. L. Seifers, G. L. Hein, E. De Wolf, N. A. Tisserat, M. A. C. Langham, L. E. Osborne, A. Timmerman, and S. N. Wegulo

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Citrus tristeza virus-host interactions, W. O. Dawson, S. M. Garnsey, Satyanarayana Tatineni, S. Y. Folimonova, S. J. Harper, and S. Gowda

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Grain Storage Management to Minimize Mold and Mycotoxins, Thomas W. Dorn and Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems

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Spatio-temporal Patterns of Pre-harvest Brown Rot Epidemics within Individual Peach Tree Canopies, Sydney E. Everhart, A. Askew, L. Seymour, and H. Scherm

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Response of near-isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant colour, to grain mould and head smut fungi, Deanna L. Funnell-Harris, L. K. Prom, Scott E. Sattler, and Jeffrey F. Pedersen

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Isolation and characterization of the grain mold fungi Cochliobolus and Alternaria spp. from sorghum using semiselective media and DNA sequence analyses, Deanna L. Funnell-Harris, Louis K. Prom, and Jeffrey F. Pedersen

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What’s New in Plant Pathology, Loren Giesler, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Casey Schleicher, and Kevin Korus

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Corn Disease Update, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Craig B. Langemeier, and Greg R. Kruger

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Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans in Nebraska, Bo Liu, Loren J. Giesler, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Stephen N. Wegulo, and Robert M. Harveson

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DNA Barcode of Thief Ant Complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Ralph B. Narain, Shripat T. Kamble, Thomas O. Powers, and Timothy S. Harris

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Foliar Treatment Timing Trials for Management of Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Blight of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2012, H. H. Oser, T. A. Jackson-Ziems, and J. L. Brungardt

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Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Anchored Proteins in Fusarium graminearum: Inventory, Variability, and Virulence, William Rittenour and Steven D. Harris

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Modifying lignin to improve bioenergy feedstocks: strengthening the barrier against pathogens?, Scott E. Sattler and Deanna L. Funnell-Harris

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Efficacy Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Application Timing in Field Corn in Nebraska, 2012, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Efficacy Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Products on Diseases of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2012, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Efficacy Evaluation of Fortix and Headline AMP Application Timing in Field Corn in Nebraska, 2013, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Efficacy of Foliar Fungicides and Application Timing of Stratego YLD on Field Corn in Nebraska, 2013, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Application Timing on Stratego YLD Efficacy of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2012, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide and Application Timing on Field Corn Following Hail Event at SCAL in Nebraska, 2013, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Product Comparison of Foliar Fungicide Efficacy on Diseases of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2012, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Product Comparison of Foliar Fungicide Efficacy on Diseases of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2013, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Variants of Triticum mosaic virus Isolated From Wheat in Colorado Show Divergent Biological Behavior, Dallas L. Seifers, Satyanarayana Tatineni, and Roy French

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Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Infects Systemically Despite Extensive Coat Protein Deletions: Identification of Virion Assembly and Cell-to-Cell Movement Determinants, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Frank A. Kovacs, and Roy C. French

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Impacts of Drought on Disease Development and Management, Stephen Wegulo, Loren Giesler, Robert Harveson, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Bo Liu, and Kevin Korus

2012

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The genome of the polar eukaryotic microalga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea reveals traits of cold adaptation, Guillaume Blanc, Irina V. Agarkova, Jane Grimwood, Alan Kuo, Andrew J. Brueggeman, David Dunigan, James Gurnon, Istvan Ladunga, Erika Lindquist, Susan Lucas, Jasmyn Pangilinan, Thomas Pröschold, Asaf Salamov, Jeremy Schmutz, Donald P. Weeks, Takashi Yamada, Alexandre Lomsadze, Mark Borodovsky, Jean-Michel Claverie, Igor V. Grigoriev, and James L. Van Etten

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Effects of Single and Double Infections of Winter Wheat by Triticum mosaic virus and Wheat streak mosaic virus on Yield Determinants, E. Byamukama, S. Tatineni, G. L. Hein, R. A. Graybosch, P. Stephen Baenziger, R. French, and S. N. Wegulo

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Functional Analysis of Three Arabidopsis ARGONAUTES Using Slicer-Defective Mutants, Alberto Carbonell, Noah Fahlgren, Hernan Garcia-Ruiz, Kerrigan B. Gilbert, Taiowa A. Montgomery, Tammy Nguyen, Josh T. Cuperus, and James C. Carrington

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Spatial Patterns of Brown Rot Epidemics and Development of Microsatellite Markers for Analyzing Fine-Scale Genetic Structure of Monilinia fructicola Populations Within Peach Tree Canopies, Sydney E. Everhart, A. Askew, L. Seymour, T. C. Glenn, and H. Scherm

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Reflections on Plant and Soil Nematode Ecology: Past, Present and Future, Howard Ferris, Bryan S. Griffiths, Dorota L. Porazinska, Thomas O. Powers, Koon-Hui Wang, and Mario Tenuta

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Relevance of Lysine Snorkeling in the Outer Transmembrane Domain of Small Viral Potassium Ion Channels, Manuela Gebhardt, Leonhard M. Henkes, Sascha Tayefeh, Brigitte Hertel, Timo Greiner, James Van Etten, Dirk Baumeister, Christian Cosentino, Anna Moroni, Stefan M. Kast, and Gerhard Thiel

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Soybean Disease Profiles II: Stem and Root Rot Diseases, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Kevin A. Korus, Bo Liu, and Stephen N. Wegulo

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Soybean Disease Profiles I: Foliar Diseases, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Kevin A. Korus, Bo Liu, and Stephen N. Wegulo

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Assessing genetic diversity in the web blight pathogen Thanatephorus cucumeris (anamorph = Rhizoctonia solani) subgroups AG-1-IE and AG-1-IF with molecular markers, N. González, James R. Steadman, Robert Higgins, and Kent Eskridge

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Phycodnavirus Potassium Ion Channel Proteins Question the Virus Molecular Piracy Hypothesis, Kay Hamacher, Timo Greiner, Hiroyuki Ogata, James Van Etten, Manuela Gebhardt, Luis Villarreal, Christian Cosentino, Anna Moroni, and Gerhard Thiel

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Transgenic expression of lactoferrin imparts enhanced resistance to head blight of wheat caused by Fusarium graminearum, Jigang Han, Dilip K. Lakshman, Leny C. Galvez, Sharmila Mitra, P. Stephen Baenziger, and Amitava Mitra

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Sunflower Disease Profiles II: Head and Stalk Rots and Wilts, Robert M. Harveson, Loren J. Giesler, Tamra A. Jackson, Bo Liu, Stephen N. Wegulo, and Kevin A. Korus

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Sunflower Disease Profiles I: Foliar Diseases, Robert M. Harveson, Loren J. Giesler, Tamra A. Jackson, Bo Liu, Stephen N. Wegulo, and Kevin A. Korus

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Effects of Crop Injury on Disease Development, Tamra A. Jackson, Loren J. Giesler, and Robert M. Harveson

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Corn Disease Update, Tamra A. Jackson, Craig B. Langemeier, and Greg R. Kruger

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Corn Disease Profile III: Ear Rot Diseases and Grain Molds, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Kevin A. Korus, Bo Liu, and Stephen N. Wegulo

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Gene expression profiling of the plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 reveals putative virulence factors, Dilip K. Lakshman, Nadim Alkharoud, Daniel P. Roberts, Savithiry S. Natarajan, and Amitava Mitra

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Genetic transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. gladioli with Agrobacterium to study pathogenesis in Gladiolus, Dilip K. Lakshman, Ruchi Pandey, Kathryn Kamo, Gary Bauchan, and Amitava Mitra

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Major Fusarium Diseases on Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans in Nebraska, Bo Liu, Loren J. Giesler, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Stephen N. Wegulo, Robert M. Harveson, Kevin A. Korus, and Robert N. Klein

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Morphological Characterization and Molecular Mediated Genetic Variation of Thief Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Ralph B. Narain, Shripat T. Kamble, and Thomas O. Powers

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Plant wounding and Ophiostoma mitovirus 3a (OMV3a) influence infection of creeping bentgrass by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, Angela M. Orshinsky, Michael J. Boehm, and Greg J. Boland

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RNA-Seq Analysis of the Sclerotinia homoeocarpa – Creeping Bentgrass Pathosystem, Angela M. Orshinsky, Jinnan Hu, Stephen O. Opiyo, Venu Reddyvari-Channarayappa, Thomas K. Mitchell, and Michael J. Boehm

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Nematode Spatial and Ecological Patterns from Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, Dorota Porazinska, Robin Giblin-Davis, Thomas Powers, and Kelley Thomas

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In Vitro Induction of Infection-Related Hyphal Structures in Plant Pathogenic Fungi, William R Rittenour and Steven D. Harris

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PROTHIOCONAZOLE TOLERANT CRYPTOCOCCUS FLAVESCENS STRAINS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT, David A. Schisler and Michael J. Boehm

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Application Timing on Foliar Fungicide Efficacy on Sorghum in Nebraska, 2009, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Effects of Early Application Timing of Foliar Fungicides in Field Corn in Central Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Effects of Foliar Fungicides and Application Timing on Field Corn in Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Efficacy Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Application Timing in Field Corn in Central Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Efficacy Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Application Timing on Diseases of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Efficacy Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides in Field Corn with Low Disease Pressure in Central Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Evaluation of Application Timing Efficacy of Evito Fungicide on Field Corn in Nebraska, 2010, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Product Comparison of Foliar Fungicide Efficacy on Diseases of Field Corn in Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson

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Evaluation of Application Timing of Foliar Fungicides on Efficacy of Field Corn at ARDC in Eastern Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Application Timing of Foliar Fungicides on Efficacy of Field Corn in Central Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Application Timing on Efficacy of Field Corn at SCAL in Central Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Efficacy on Sorghum in Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Evaluation of Foliar Fungicide Application Timing on Efficacy of Field Corn at WCREC in Western Nebraska, 2011, C. M. Schleicher, C. Langemeier, G. Kruger, and T. A. Jackson-Ziems

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Morphogenetic and developmental functions of the Aspergillus nidulans homologues of the yeast bud site selection proteins Bud4 and Axl2, Haoyu Si, William R. Rittenour, Kaimei Xu, Mark Nicksarlian, Ana M. Calvo, and Steven D. Harris

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Enhancement or Attenuation of Disease by Deletion of Genes from Citrus Tristeza Virus, Satyanarayana Tatineni and William O. Dawson

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What's New in Plant Pathology: Resistance: Mystery and Misunderstandings, Amy D. Timmerman, Loren J. Giesler, Robert M. Harveson, Tamra Jackson-Ziems, and Stephen N. Wegulo

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The Status, Promise and Potential Perils of Commercially Available Genetically Modified Microorganisms in Agriculture and the Environment, Anne K. Vidaver, Sue Tolin, and Angela Post

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Factors Influencing Deoxynivalenol Accumulation in Small Grain Cereals, Stephen N. Wegulo

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Efficacy and Stability of Integrating Fungicide and Cultivar Resistance to Manage Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol in Wheat, K. T. Willyerd, C. Li, L. V. Madden, C. A. Bradley, G. C. Bergstrom, L. E. Sweets, M. McMullen, J. K. Ransom, A. Grybauskas, L. Osborne, S. N. Wegulo, D. E. Hershman, K. Wise, W. W. Bockus, D. Groth, R. Dill-Macky, E. Milus, P. D. Esker, K. D. Waxman, E. A. Adee, S. E. Ebelhar, B. G. Young, and P. A. Paul

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Towards Defining Nutrient Conditions Encountered by the Rice Blast Fungus during Host Infection, Richard A. Wilson, Jessie Fernandez, Cristian Fernando Quispe, Julien Gradnigo, Anya Seng, Etsuko Moriyama, and Janet D. Wright

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Tritimovirus P1 functions as a suppressor of RNA silencing and an enhancer of disease symptoms, Brock A. Young, Drake C. Stenger, Feng Qu, T. Jack Morris, Satyanarayana Tatineni, and Roy French

2011

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Characterization of Three-Dimensional Spatial Aggregation and Association Patterns of Brown Rot Symptoms within Intensively Mapped Sour Cherry Trees, Sydney E. Everhart, Ashley Askew, Lynne Seymour, Imre J. Holb, and Harald Scherm

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Presence of Fusarium spp. in Air and Soil Associated with Sorghum Fields, Deanna L. Funnell-Harris and Jeffrey F. Pedersen

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First Report of Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight (Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis) of Corn in Texas, K. A. Korus, A. D. Timmerman, R. D. French-Monar, and T. A. Jackson

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MOTUs, Morphology, and Biodiversity Estimation: A Case Study Using Nematodes of the Suborder Criconematina and a Conserved 18S DNA Barcode, Thomas O. Powers, Timothy Harris, Rebecca Higgins, Peter Mullin, Lisa Sutton, and Kirsten Powers

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Control of Glucosylceramide Production and Morphogenesis by the Bar1 Ceramide Synthase in Fusarium graminearum, William B. Rittenour, Ming Chen, Edgar B. Cahoon, and Steven D. Harris

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Co-culture of Yeast Antagonists of Fusarium Head Blight and their Effect on Disease Development in Wheat, D. A. Schisler, P. J. Slininger, Michael J. Boehm, and P. A. Paul

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The GC-Rich Mitochondrial and Plastid Genomes of the Green Alga Coccomyxa Give Insight into the Evolution of Organelle DNA Nucleotide Landscape, David Roy Smith; Fabien Burki; Takashi Burki; Jane Grimwood; Igor V, Grigoriev; James L. Van Etten; and Patrick J. Keeling

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Efficient and stable expression of GFP through Wheat streak mosaic virus-based vectors in cereal hosts using a range of cleavage sites: Formation of dense fluorescent aggregates for sensitive virus tracking, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Anthony J. McMechan, Gary L. Hein, and Roy French

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A plant virus evolved by acquiring multiple nonconserved genes to extend its host range, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Cecile J. Robertson, Stephen M. Garnsey, and William O. Dawson

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The N-Terminal Region of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Coat Protein Is a Host- and Strain-Specific Long-Distance Transport Factor, Satyanarayana Tatineni, David H. Van Winkle, and Roy French

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Another Really, Really Big Virus, James L. Van Etten

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Effects of Integrating Cultivar Resistance and Fungicide Application on Fusarium Head Blight and Deoxynivalenol in Winter Wheat, Stephen N. Wegulo, William W. Bockus, John Hernandez Nopsa, Erick D. De Wolf, Kent M. Eskridge, Kamaranga H. S. Peiris, and Floyd E. Dowell

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Economic returns from fungicide application to control foliar fungal diseases in winter wheat, Stephen N. Wegulo, Michael V. Zwingman, Julie A. Breathnach, and P. Stephen Baenziger

2010

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Increased Plant Uptake of Nitrogen from 15N-depleted Fertilizer Using Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria, A. O. Adesemoye, H. A. Torbert, and J. W. Kloepper

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The pathogenicity determinant of Citrus tristeza virus causing the seedling yellows syndrome maps at the 3′-terminal region of the viral genome, Maria R. Albiach-Marti, Cecile J. Robertson, Siddarame Gowda, Satyanarayana Tatineni, Belen Belliure, Stephen M. Garnsey, Svetlana Y. Folimonova, Pedro Moreno, and William O. Dawson

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Vittatidera zeaphila (Nematoda: Heteroderidae), a new genus and species of cyst nematode parasitic on corn (Zea mays), Ernest C. Bernard, Zafar A. Handoo, Thomas O. Powers, Patricia A. Donald, and Robert D. Heinz

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The Chlorella variabilis NC64A Genome Reveals Adaptation to Photosymbiosis, Coevolution with Viruses, and Cryptic Sex, Guillaume Blanc, Gary Duncan, Irina Agarkova, Mark Borodovsky, James Gurnon, Alan Kuo, Erika Lindquist, Susan Lucas, Jasmyn Pangilinan, Juergen Polle, Asaf Salamov, Astrid Terry, Takashi Yamada, David D. Dunigan, Igor V. Grigoriev, Jean-Michel Claverie, and James L. Van Etten

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The spatial influence of aboveground diversity on belowground communities, T. Bliss, Thomas O. Powers, and Chad Brassil