WDC_WERA_TEMP_20: Management of Diseases Caused by Systemic Pathogens in Temperate and Sub-Tropical Fruit Crops and Woody Ornamentals

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  1. Alabi, O.J., Diaz-Lara, A., Erickson, T.M. and Al Rwahnih, M., 2021. Olea europaea geminivirus is present in a germplasm repository and in California and Texas olive (Olea europaea L.) groves. Archives of virology, 166(12), pp.3399-3404.
  2. Beaver-Kanuya E, Szostek SA, Harper SJ. (2022) Detection of Malus and Pyrus-infecting viroids by real-time RT-PCR. Journal of Virological Methods, 300: 114395
  3. Beaver-Kanuya E, Wright AA, Szostek SA, Khuu N, Harper SJ (2021) Development of RT-qPCR assays for the detection and quantification of three Carlaviruses infecting hop. Journal of Virological Methods 292: 114124.
  4. Bettoni, J.C., Fazio, G., Carvalho Costa, L., Hurtado-Gonzales, O.P., Rwahnih, M.A., Nedrow, A. and Volk, G.M., 2022. Thermotherapy Followed by Shoot Tip Cryotherapy Eradicates Latent Viruses and Apple Hammerhead Viroid from In Vitro Apple Rootstocks. Plants, 11(5), p.582.
  5. Britt, K., Gebben, S., Levy, A., Achor, D., Sieburth, P., Stevens, K., Al Rwahnih, M. and Batuman, O., 2022. Analysis of Citrus Tristeza Virus Incidences within Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) Populations in Florida via High-Throughput Sequencing. Insects, 13(3), p.275.
  6. Costa, L.C., Stevens, K., Hu, X., Fuchs, M., Al Rwahnih, M., Diaz-Lara, A., McFarland, C., Foster, J.A., and Hurtado-Gonzales, O.P. 2021. Identification and characterization of a novel virus associated with an Eriophyid mite in extracts of fruit trees leaves. Archives of Virology, 166(10) pp. 2869-2873.
  7. Davis TJ, Gomez MI, Harper SJ, Twomey M (2021) The economic impact of Hop stunt viroid and certified clean planting materials. Hortscience, 56(5): 1471-1475
  8. Diaz‐Lara, A., Wunderlich, L., Nouri, M.T., Golino, D. and Al Rwahnih, M., 2022. Incidence and detection of negative‐stranded RNA viruses infecting apple and pear trees in California. Journal of Phytopathology, 170(1), pp.15-20.
  9. Druciarek, T., Lewandowski, M. and Tzanetakis, I. 2021. Molecular phylogeny of Phyllocoptes associated with roses discloses the presence of a new species. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 95:
  10. Hoffmann, M., Volk, E., Talton, W., Al Rwahnih, M., Almeyda, C., Burrack, H., Blaauw, B., Bertone, M. 2021. Grapevine Virus Distribution, Identification, and Management in North Carolina. NC State Extension Publications. AG-911.
  11. Keremane ML, McCollum TG, Roose ML, Lee RF, Ramadugu C (2021) An Improved Reference Gene for Detection of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” Associated with Citrus Huanglongbing by qPCR and Digital Droplet PCR Assays. Plants 10(10):2111. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10102111
  12. Krueger RR, Vidalakis G (2022) Study and Detection of Citrus Viroids in Woody Hosts. Pp 3-21 in: Rao ALN, Lavagi-Craddock I, Vidalakis G (eds) Viroids. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2316. Humana, New York, NY.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1464-8_1 (Book Chapter)
  13. Larrea-Sarmiento A, Geering ADW, Olmedo-Velarde A, Wang X, Borth W, Matsumoto T, Suzuki J, Wall M, Melzer M, Moyle R, Sharman M, Hu J, Thomas J. 2022. Genome Sequence of Pineapple Secovirus B, a Second Sadwavirus Reported Infecting Ananas Comosus. Archives of Virology. Accepted for publication
  14. Larrea-Sarmiento A, Olmedo-Velarde A, Wang X, Borth W, Matsumoto TK, Suzuki JY, Wall MM, Melzer MJ, Hu JS. 2021. A novel ampelovirus associated with mealybug wilt of pineapple (Ananas comosus var. comosus). Virus genes. 57:464-468
  15. Lavagi-Craddock I. Greer G, Grosser J, Gmitter Jr F, Bowman K, Stover E, McCollum G, Rosson B, Polek ML, Krueger R, Vidalakis G (2021) Interstate movement of new and licensed citrus varieties: A case study from Florida. Citrograph ns 12(3):60-63.
  16. Medberry, A.M. and Tzanetakis, I.E. 202x. Identification, characterization, and detection of a novel strawberry cytorhabdovirus. Plant Disease, in press
  17. Olmedo-Velarde, A., Waisen, P., Kong, A.T., Wang, K.-H., Hu, J.S., and Melzer, M.J. 2021. Characterization of taro reovirus and is status in taro (Colocasia esculenta) germplasm from the Pacific. Archives of Virology DOI: 1007/s00705-021-05108-9
  18. Quality assessment and validation of high throughput sequencing for grapevine virus diagnostics. Viruses, 13(6) p. 1130.
  19. Rashidi, M., Lin, C.Y., Britt, K., Batuman, O., Al Rwahnih, M., Achor, D. and Levy, A., 2022. Diaphorina citri flavi-like virus localization, transmission, and association with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in its psyllid host. Virology, 567, pp.47-56.
  20. Shires MK, Wright AA, Harper SJ. (2022) Improved detection of Little cherry virus-2 to manage the Pacific Northwest little cherry disease epidemic. Plant Disease, In Press https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-21-1769-RE
  21. Soltani, N., Stevens, K., Klaassen, V., Hwang, M. S., Golino, D. A., and Al Rwahnih, M., 2021. Stanton D, Harper SJ, Cowell SJ, Brlansky RH (2021) Optimization of RNAscope™ assays for the in-situ localization of viroid RNA in plant tissue. Journal of Citrus Pathology, 8(1) https://doi.org/10.5070/C48153251
  22. Tzanetakis, I.E. and Sabanadzovic S. 2022. Fig viruses. Pp 323-331, In ‘The Fig: Botany, Production and Uses’, Wallingford, UK: CAB International (book chapter)
  23. Vakic, M., Stainton, D., Delic, D and Tzanetakis, I.E. 202x. Characterization of the first Rubus yellow net virus genome from blackberry. Virus Genes, in press
  24. Villamor, D.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. and Tzanetakis, I.E., 2022. Comparison of high throughput sequencing to standard protocols for virus detection in berry crops. Plant Disease 106: 518-525
  25. Vondras, A.M., Lerno, L., Massonnet, M., Minio, A., Rowhani, A., Liang, D., Garcia, J., Quiroz, D., Figueroa-Balderas, R., Golino, D.A. and Ebeler, S.E., 2021. Rootstocks influence the response of ripening grape berries to leafroll associated viruses. Molecular Plant Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.14.434319
  26. Wang, X., Olmedo‑Velarde, A., Larrea‑Sarmiento, A.,Simon, A.E., Kong, A.,  Borth, W.,  Suzuki, J.Y., Wall, M.M., Hu, J.S., Melzer, M. Genome characterization of fig umbra-like virus.  Virus Genes https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-021-01867-4
  27. Wang, X., Larrea‑Sarmiento, A., Olmedo‑Velarde, A., Borth, W.,  Suzuki, J.Y., Wall, M.M., Melzer, M.,  Hu, J.S. 2022. Complete genome organization and characterization of Hippeastrum latent virus. Virus Genes https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-022-01901-z
  28. Wang, XP, Larrea-Sarmiento A, Olmedo-Velarde A,  Rwahnin MA, Borth W, Matsumoto T, Suzuki J, Wall M, Melzer M, Hu J 2022.  Survey of viruses infecting Basella alba in Hawaii. Plant Disease. Accepted for publication
  29. Wilson, H., Hogg, B.N., Blaisdell, G.K., Andersen, J.C., Yazdani, A.S., Billings, A.C., Ooi, K.L.M., Soltani, N., Almeida, R.P., Cooper, M.L. and Al Rwahnih, M., 2022. Survey of Vineyard Insects and Plants to Identify Potential Insect Vectors and Noncrop Reservoirs of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus. PhytoFrontiers™, 2(1), pp.66-73.
  30. Wright AA, Shires M, Beaver C, Bishop GM, DuPont ST, Naranjo R, Harper SJ (2021) The effect of Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni infection on sweet cherry fruit. Phytopathology, In Press. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-03-21-0106-R
  31. Wright AA, Shires M, Harper SJ (2021) Little cherry virus-2 titer and distribution in Prunus avium. Archives of Virology, 166: 1415–1419.
  32. Wright AA, Shires M, Molnar C, Bishop G, Johnson A, Frias C, Harper SJ. (2022) Titer and Distribution of Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni in Prunus avium. Phytopathology, In Press https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-11-21-0468-R

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