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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ing-Ming Lee--Selected Publications
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2008

Wei, W., Lee, I-M., Davis, R.E., Suo, X., and Zhao, Y. (2008) Automated RFLP pattern comparison and similarity coefficient calculation for rapid delineation of new and distinct phytoplasma 16S rDNA subgroup lineages. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58: 2368 – 2377.

Girsova, N., Bottner, K.D., Mozhaeva, K.A., Kastalyeva, T.B., Owens, R.A., Lee, I. 2008. Molecular detection and identification of group 16SrI and 16SrXII phytoplasmas associated with diseased potatoes in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:654.

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Dally, E.L., Davis, R.E. 2008. First report of purple coneflower phyllody associated with a 16SrI-B phytoplasma in Maryland. Plant Disease. 92:654.

2007

Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Wei, W., Martini, M. 2007. Prospects of DNA-based Systems for Differentiation and Classification of Phytoplasmas. Bulletin of Insectology. 60:239-244.

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Black, M.C. 2007. First report of Yucca phyllody associated with 16SrI-A phytoplasmas in the U.S. Plant Disease. 91:467.

Shao, J.Y., Jomantiene, R., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Nuss, D.L., Davis, R.E. 2006. Phyogeny and characterization of phytoplasma NusA and use of the nusA gene in detection of group 16SrI strains. Journal of Plant Pathology. 88:193-201.

Zhao, Y., Sun, Q., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Liu, Q. 2007. First report of witches¿-broom disease in a Cannabis species and its association with a phytoplasma of elm yellows group (16SrV). Plant Disease. 91:227.

Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Zhao, Y. 2007. Computer-simulated RFLP analysis of 16S rRNA genes: Identification of 11 new phytoplasma groups. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57:1855-1867.

2006

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Secor, G., Rivera-Varas, V. 2006. "Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum", a phytoplasma associated with a potato purple top wilt disease complex. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56:1593-1597.

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Davis, R.E., Crosslin, J., Du Toit, L., Crosby, T. 2006. Carrot purple leaf: a new carrot disease associated with spiroplasma citri and phytoplasmas in Washington State. Plant Disease.90-989-993.

Secor, G.A., Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Gudmestad, N.C. 2006. First report of a defect of processing potatoes in texas and nebraska associated with a new phytoplasma. Plant Disease. 90:377.

2005

Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2005. Phylogenetic positions of phytopathogenic mollicutes as inferred from multiple sets of concatenated core house-keeping proteins. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55:2131-2141.

Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Bottner, K.D. 2005. Identification of insertion sequence (IS)-like elements in aster yellow group phytoplasmas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol: 54:337-347.

2004

Lee, I., Martini, M., Marcone, C., Zhu, S.F. 2004. Classification of elm yellows group (16SrV) phytoplasmas and proposition of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi' for the elm yellows phytoplasma and

'Candidatus Phytoplasma chinense' for the cherry lethal yellowing phytoplasma. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:337-347.

Firrao, G., Davis, R.E., Gundersen, D.E., Lee, I. and others. 2004. Candidatus Phytoplasma, a taxon for the wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:1243-1255.

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Secor, G.A., Gudmestad, N.C. 2004. Clover proliferation group (16srvi), subgroup a (16srvi-a) phytoplasma is probable causal agent of potato purple top disease in washington and oregon. Plant Disease. 88:429.

Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Miklas, P.N., Pastor Corrales, M.A. 2004. Clover proliferation group (16srvi), subgroup a (16srvi-a) phytoplasma is probable causal agent of dry bean phyllody disease in washington. Plant Disease. 88:429.

Lee, I., Gundersen, D.E., Davis, R.E., Bottner, K.D., Marcone, C., Seemuller, E. 2004. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris', a new phytoplasma taxon associated with aster yellows and related diseases. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:1037-1048.

Lee, I., Klopmeyer, M., Gundersen, D.E. 2004. Beneficial phytoplasma infection of poinsettia causing free-branching. Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science. Available:http//www.dekker.com/servlet/product/productid/E.

Zhao, Y., Hammond, R., Lee, I., Roe, B., Lin, S., Davis, R.E. Cell division gene cluster in spiroplasma kunkelii: functional characterization of ftsz and the first report of ftsa in mollicutes. DNA and Cell Biology. 23(2):127-134.

Lee, I., Klopmeyer, M., Gundersen, D.E. 2004. Beneficial phytoplasma infection of poinsettia causing free-branching. Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science.

2003

Lee, I., Martini, M., Bottner, K.D., Dane, R.A., Black, M.C., Troxclair, N. 2003. Ecological aspects of phytoplasmas involved in an aster yellows epidemic in various crops in texas. Phytopathology. 99(11):1368-1377.

2003. Lee, I.-M., Gundersen-Rindal, D. E., Davis, R. E., Bottner, K. D., Marcone, C., and Seemüller, E. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris', a new phytoplasma taxon associated with aster yellows and related diseases. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (in press).

2003. Lee, I.-M., Martini, M., Marcone, C., and Zhu, S. F. Classification of phytoplasma strains in the elm yellows group (16SrV) and proposition of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi' for the phytoplasma associated with elm yellows. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54:337-347.

2003. Abou-Jawdah, Y., Dakhil, H., El-Meter, S., and Lee, I.-M. Almond-witches'-broom phytoplasma: A potential threat to almond, peach, and nectarine. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 25:28-32.

2003. Lee, I.-M., Martini, M., Bottner, K. D., Dane, R. A., Black, M., and Troxclair, N. Ecological implications from a molecular analysis of phytoplasmas involved in an aster yellows epidemic in various crops in Texas. Phytopathology 93:1368-1377.

2003. Jacobs, K.A., Lee. I.-M., Griffiths, H. M., Miller Jr., F. D., and Bottner, K. D. A new member of the clover proliferation phytoplasma group (16SrVI) associated with elm yellows in Illinois. Plant Dis. 87:241-246.

2003. Rojas-Martínez, R. I., Zavaleta-Mejía, E., Lee, I.-M., Martini, M., Aspiros, H. S. Detection and characterization of the phytoplasma associated with marigold phyllody in Mexico. J. Plant Pathol. 81-86:

2002

2002. Abou-Jawdah, Y., Karakashian, A., Sobh, H., Martini, M., and Lee, I.-M. An epidemic of almond witches'-broom in Lebanon: Classification and phylogenetic relationships of the associated phytoplasma. Plant Dis. 86:477-487.

2002. Villalobos, W., Moreira, L., Rivera, C., Bottner, K. D., and Lee, I.-M. First report of an aster yellows subgroup 16SrI-B phytoplasma infecting chayote in Costa Rica. Plant Dis. 86:330.

2002. -Martínez, R. I., Zavaleta-Mejía, E., Martinez-Soriano, J. P., Lee, I.-M. Identification of phytoplasma associated with Cosmos (Cosmos bippinatus Cav.) phyllody and classification by RFLP analysis of 16S rDNA. Revista Mexicana de Fitopathologia. 21:83-86.

2002. Lee, M. E., Grau, C.R., Lukaesko, L.A., and Lee, I.-M. Identification of aster yellows phytoplasmas in soybean in Wisconsin based on RFLP analysis of PCR-amplified products (16S rDNAs). 24:125-130.

2001

2001. Lee, I.-M., Lukaesko, L.A., and Maroon, C.J.M. Comparison of dig-labeled PCR, nested PCR, and ELISA for the detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in field-grown potatoes. Plant Dis. 85:261-266.

2001. Lee, I.-M., Dane, R.A., Black, M.C., and Troxclair, N. First report of an aster yellows phytoplasma associated with cabbage in southern Texas. Plant Dis. 85:447.

2001. Lee, I.-M., Dane, R.A., Black, M.C. First report of a member of aster yellows phytoplasma group and of clover proliferation phytoplasma group associated with onion in Texas. Plant Dis. 85:448.

2001. Rojas-Martínez, R. I., Zavaleta-Mejía, E., Lee, I.-M., Aspiros, H. S. El fitoplasma que induce la filodia del cempazuchil (Tagetes erecta L.) no se transmite por semilla. Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología. 19:309-311.

2000

2000. Marcone, C., Lee, I.-M., Davis, R.E., Ragozzino, A., and Seemüller, E. Classification of aster yellows-group phytoplasmas based on combined analyses of rRNA and tuf gene sequences. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50:1703-1713.

2000. Lee, I.-M., Davis, R.E., and Gundersen-Rindall, D.E. Phytoplasma: Phytopathogenic Mollicutes. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 54:221-255.

1999

1999. Griffiths, H.M., Sinclair, W.A., Boudon-Padieu, E., Daire, X., Lee, I.-M., and Bertaccini, A. Phytoplasmas associated with elm yellows: molecular variability and differentiation from related organisms. Plant Dis. 83:1101-1104.

1998

1998. Lee, I.-M., Gundersen-Rindal, and Bertaccini, A. Phytoplasma ecology and genomic diversity. Phytopathology 88:1359-1366.

1998. Lee, I.-M., Gundersen-Rindal, Davis, R.E., and Bartoszyk, I.M. Revised classification scheme of phytoplasmas based on RFLP analyses of 16S rRNA and ribosomal protein gene sequences. Int. J. Sys. Bacteriol. 48:1153-1169.

1998. Zhu, S., Hadidi, A., Lee, I.-M., Gundersen-Rindal, D.E., Zhang, C. Characterization of the phytoplasmas associated with cherry lethal yellows and jujube witches'-broom diseases in China. Acta Horticulturae 472:701-714.

1998. Pastore, M., Lee, I.-M., Vibio, M., Bertaccini, A., and La Cara, F. Susceptibility to phytoplasma(s) infection of three pear varieties grafted on different rootstocks. Acta Horticulturae 472:673-680.

1998. Lee, I.-M. and Ko, W.-H. Phytoplasmas are not associated with quick decline of macadamia trees in Hawaii. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 39:251-254.

Non-Technical publications

2003. Lee, I.-M., Klopmeyer, M., Gundersen-Rindal, D.E. Beneficial phytoplasma infection: Free branching of poinsettia. Encycloded. Plant and Crop Sci.

2000. Davis, R.E. and Lee, I.-M. Phytoplasma. Encycloped. Microbiol. 3:640-646.

2000. Lee, I.-M. And Davis, R.E. Aster yellows. Encycloped. Plant Pathol. 1:60-63.

2000. Lee, I.-M., Davis, R.E., and Fletcher, J. Cell-wall free bacteria: spiroplasma and phytoplasma. In Laboratory Guide for Identification of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (N.W. Schaad, J.B. Jones, and W. Chun, eds) pp 283-320. APS Press, The American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, Minnesota.

1999. Lee, I.-M. Introductory Note: Molecular-based methods for the detection and identification of phytoplasmas. First Internet Conference on Phytopathogenic Mollicutes. http:/www.uniud.it/phytoplasma/pap/leex9630.Html

1998. Lee, I.-M. Phytoplasma casts a magic spell that turns the fair poinsettia into a Christmas showpiece. (APSnet Feature Article) http:/www.org/feature/poinsettia/Top.html


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