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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert Owens--Selected Publications
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(full list of publications here)

2004

Sang-Wook Park, Ramarao Vepachedu, Robert A Owens and Jorge M. Vivanco. The N-glycosidase activity of the ribosome-inactivating protein ME1 targets single-stranded regions of nucleic acids independent of sequence or structural motifs. J.Biol.Chem. 279 (in press).

Verhoeven, J.Th.J., Jansen, C.C.C., Willemen, T.M., Kox, L.F.F., Owens, R.A., and Roenhorst, J.W. 2004. Natural infections of tomato by Citrus exocortis viroid, Columnea latent viroid, Potato spindle tuber viroid and Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid. Eur. J. Plant Path. 110 (in press).

2003

Ding, B. and Owens, R.A. 2003. Movement of viroids. In: "Plant viroid diseases and their control" (A. Hadidi, R. Flores, J.W. Randles, and J.S. Semancik, eds.), pp. 49-54. CSIRO Publishing, Sydney.

Fores, R., Randles, J.W., and Owens, R.A. 2003. Viroid classification. In: "Plant viroid diseases and their control" (A. Hadidi, R. Flores, J.W. Randles, and J.S. Semancik, eds.), pp. 71-75. CSIRO Publishing, Sydney.

Hanold, D., Owens, R.A., and Semancik, J.S. 2003. Viroid detection by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. In: "Plant viroid diseases and their control" (A. Hadidi, R. Flores, J.W. Randles, and J.S. Semancik, eds.), pp. 95-102. CSIRO Publishing, Sydney.

Sano, T., Hammond, R.W., and Owens, R.A. 2003. Biotechnological approaches for controlling viroid diseases. In: "Plant viroid diseases and their control" (A. Hadidi, R. Flores, J.W. Randles, and J.S. Semancik, eds.), pp. 343-349.

Owens, R.A., Thompson, S.M., and Kramer, M. 2003. Identification of neutral mutants surrounding two naturally occurring variants of Potato spindle tuber viroid. J. Gen. Virol. 84, 751-756.

Owens, R.A., Sano, T., Feldstein, P.A., Hu, Y., and Steger, G. 2003. Identification of a novel structural interaction in Columnea latent viroid. Virology 313, 604-614.

Invited contributions

2002

Owens, R.A., Thompson, S.M., Sieburth, P.J., and Garnsey, S.M. 2002. Limited sequence randomization: Testing a strategy to produce improved citrus viroid dwarfing agents. In "Proc. 15th Conf. IOCV", pp. 249-257. IOCV, Riverside, CA.

Sieburth, P.J., Irey, M., Garnsey, S.M., and Owens, R.A. 2002. The use of RT-PCR in the Florida citrus viroid indexing program. In "Proc. 15th Conf. IOCV", pp. 230-239. IOCV, Riverside, CA.

2001

Zhu, Y. Green, L., Woo, Y-M., Owens, R., and Ding, B. 2001. Cellular determinants for systemic movement of potato spindle tuber viroid. Virology 279, 69-77.

Owens, R., Blackburn, M., and Ding, B. 2001. Possible involvement of the phloem lectin in long distance viroid movement. Mol. Plant-Microbe Inter. 14, 905-909.

Zhao, Y., Owens, R.A., and Hammond, R.W. 2001. Use of a vector based on Potato virus X in a whole plant assay to demonstrate nuclear targeting of Potato spindle tuber viroid. J. Gen. Virol. 82, 1491-1497.

2000

Salazar, L.F., Müller, G., Querci, M., Zapata, J.L., and Owens, R.A. 2000. Potato yellow vein virus: its host range, distribution in South America, and identification as a crinivirus transmitted by Trialeurodes vaporariorum. Ann. Appl. Biol. 137, 7-19.

Owens, R.A. Thompson, S.M., Feldstein, P.A., and Garnsey, S.M. 2000. Effects of sequence variation on symptom induction by citrus viroid III. In: "Proc. 14th Conf. IOCV, pp. 254-264. IOCV, Riverside, CA.

Owens, R.A. Potato spindle tuber. 2000. In "Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology" (O.C. Maloy and T.D. Murray, eds.), pp. 804-806. J. Wiley & Sons, New York.

Duran-Vila, N. and Owens, R.A. 2000. Citrus exocortis. In "Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology" (O.C. Maloy and T.D. Murray, eds.), pp. 217-219. J. Wiley & Sons, New York.

Owens, R.A., Yang, G., Gundersen-Rindal, D., Hammond, R.W., Candresse, T., and Bar-Joseph, M. 2000. Both point mutation and RNA recombination contribute to the sequence diversity of citrus viroid III. Virus Genes 14, 243-251.

Owens, R.A. Viroid diseases of plants. 2000. In: "Viral Ecology" (C.J. Hurst, ed.), pp. 353-381. Academic Press, New York.

Owens, R.A. Viroids. 2000. In "Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology" (O.C. Maloy and T.D. Murray, eds.), pp. 1075-1080. J. Wiley & Sons, New York.

1999

Woo, Y-M., Itaya, A., Owens, R.A., Tang, L., Hammond, R.W., Chou, H-C., Lai, M.M.C., and Ding, B. 1999. Characterization of nuclear import of potato spindle tuber viroid RNA in permeabilized protoplasts. Plant J. 17, 627-635.

Owens, R.A. Thompson, S.M., Feldstein, P.A., and Garnsey, S.M. 1999. Effects of natural sequence variation on symptom induction by citrus viroid III. Ann. Appl. Biol. 134, 73-80.

Owens, R.A. 1999. Viroids. In: "Encyclopedia of Virology - Second Edition" (R.G. Webster and A. Granoff, eds.), pp. 1928-1937. Academic Press, London.

U.S. Patents

Ribozyme-mediated synthesis of circular RNAs [P. Feldstein, J. Randles, L. Levy, and R. Owens] U.S. Patent 6,210,931 (April 3, 2001)


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