Okubara, P.A., Harrison, L.A., Gatch, E.W., Schroeder, K.L., Vandemark, G.J., Du Toit, L.J. 2013. Development and evaluation of a TaqMan Real-Time PCR assay for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. spinaciae. Plant Disease. 97(7):927-937.
Sikdar, P., Okubara, P.A., Mazzola, M., Xiao, C. 2012. PCR assays for diagnosis of postharvest fruit rots and early detection of Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple fruit. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Vol.201, Suppl. 4, p. S4.109.
Schroeder, K., Martin, F.N., De Cock, A., Levesque, C.A., Spies, C., Okubara, P.A., Paulitz, T.C. 2013. Molecular detection and quantification of Pythium species: Evolving taxonomy, new tools and challenges. Plant Disease. 97(1):4-20.
Sikdar, P., Okubara, P.A., Mazzola, M., Xiao, C. 2012. PCR assays for diagnosis of postharvest fruit rots and early detection of Phacidiopycnis washingtonensis and Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens in apple fruit. Phytopathology. 102:S4.109-110.
Weller, D.M., Paulitz, T.C., Okubara, P.A., Mavrodi, D.V., Schroeder, K.L., Bonsall, R.F., Mavrodi, O.V., Parejko, J.A., Thomashow, L.S. 2011. Effects of Traditional and New Agricultural Practices on Pathogen and Biological Control Agents Populations and on Soil Suppressiveness. European Meeting in the IOBC/WPRS Working Group. Vol. 71, pp 159-167.
Yan, G., Smiley, R.W., Okubara, P.A. 2010. Identification and quantification of Pratelynchus neglectus and P. thornei from soils in the Pacific Northwest using real-time polymerase chain reaction. Society of Nematologists Proceedings. Annual Meeting of the Society of Nematologists, Boise, ID, July 11-14, 2010, Abstract #134, p.123-124.
Okubara, P.A. 2010. Cultivar-dependent root colonization, antifungal metabolite accumulation and gene expression in the wheat-Pseudomonas interaction. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Pullman, WA May 1, 2010, p.5.
Okubara, P.A. 2010. Defense gene expression profiling of a wheat-Pseudomonas biocontrol interaction. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 9-13, 2010, Abstract W442.
Paulitz, T.C., Schroeder, K.L., Okubara, P.A. 2009. Ten Years of Plant Pathology Research at the Cook Agronomy Farm: What Have We Learned?. Meeting Abstract. Timely Solutions for Shifting Economics. Department of Crops and Soil Sciences Technical Report 09-1
Okubara, P.A., Schroeder, K.L., Paulitz, T.C., Steber, C.M., Kidwell, K. 2008. Controlling Soilborne Pathogens in Wheat Production Systems. Washington State University College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Page 37.
Mavrodi, D., Mavrodi, O., Bonsall, R., Paulitz, T.C., Okubara, P.A., Schroeder, K.L., Kwak, Y., Weller, D.M. 2008. Biology, biological control and molecular genetics. Vol. 90 (2 Supplement) Aug. 2008 S 2.18. of root diseases of wheat and barley. biology, biological control and molecular genetics of root diseases of wheat and barley. . Journal of Plant Pathology.
Okubara, P.A., Schroeder, K.L., Li, C., Schumacher, R.T., Lawrence, N.P. 2008. Improved quantification of pathogen DNA from soil using pressure cycling technology. International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings.
Thomashow, L.S., Mavrodi, D., Mavrodi, O., Bonsall, R., Paulitz, T.C., Okubara, P.A., Schroeder, K.L., Quak, Y., Weller, D.M. 2008. Biology, biological control and molecular genetics of root diseases of wheat and barley. Plant Pathology. S(2).18.
Yan, G., Smiley, R., Okubara, P.A., Skantar, A.M., Easley, S.A., Sheedy, J.G., Thompson, A.L. 2008. Detection and Discrimination of Pratylenchus neglectus and P. thornei in DNA Extracts from Soil. Plant Disease. 92(11):1480-1487.
Okubara, P.A., Schroeder, K., Paulitz, T.C. 2008. Identification and Quantification of Pathogenic Rhizoctonia solani and R. oryzae Using Real-time PCR. Phytopathology. Vol. 98, No. 7, 2008. p. 837-847.
Alexander, N.J., Blechl, A.E., Okubara, P.A., Mc Cormick, S.P., Manoharan, M., Dahleen, L.S., Kendra, D.F. 2006. The TRI101 Story: Engineering Wheat and Barley to Resist Fusarium Head Blight [abstract]. World Mycotoxin Forum, the Fourth Conference. p. 123.
Okubara, P.A., Li, C., Lawrence, N. 2007. Pressure Cycling Technology Sample Preparation System (PCT SPS) Improves Quantification of Pathogen DNA in Plants and Soil. Plant and Animal Genome VX Conference Abstracts.
Okubara, P.A., Paulitz, T.C. Characterization of pathogenic rhizoctonia solani and r. oryzae of the pacific northwest using real-time pcr. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. June 15, Abstract #31, p.9.
Schroeder, K.L., Okubara, P.A., Tambong, J.T., Paulitz, T.C. 2006. Identification and quantification of pathogenic pythium spp. from soils in eastern washington using real-time pcr.. Phytopathology. Vol. 96: 637-647.
Okubara, P.A., Mitchell, J., Berghammer, M.J., Bonsall, R. 2005. Interaction between wheat cultivar and bacterial isolate for rhizosphere colonization and root accumulation of pseudomonas-derived 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol. Can. J. Plant Pathology. 27: 474
Skinner, D.Z., Okubara, P.A., Hyun-Baek, K., Call, D.R. 2005. Long oligonucleotide microarrays in wheat: evaluation of hybridization signal amplification and an oligonucleotide-design computer script. Functional and Integrative Genomics. Vol 5, Number 2, pgs 70-79.
Okubara, P.A., Paulitz, T.C. 2004. Simultaneous identification and quantification of rhizoctonia solani and r. oryzae from root samples using real-time pcr. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 94: S77.
Okubara, P.A., Skinner, D.Z. 2004. Microarray expression profiles of wheat roots and shoots during cold stress and root colonization by biocontrol pseudomonas fluorescens. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Plant Biology 2004, Abstract No. 694.
Okubara, P.A., Kornoely, J.P., Landa, B.B. 2003. Rhizoshpere colonization of hexaploid wheat by pseudomonas fluorescens strains q8r1-96 and q2-87 is cultivar-variable and associated with changes in gross root morphology.. Biological Control 30 (2004) 392-403.
Somleva, M., Okubara, P.A., Blechl, A.E. 2002. Transgene expression in spring wheat (triticum aestivum l.) transformed with candidate anti-fusarium genes. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum Proceedings. 42-45
OKUBARA, P.A., LANDA, B.B., KORNOLEY, J.K., PAULITZ, T.C. WHEAT RHIZOSPHERE-MICROBE INTERACTIONS--FACTORS AND GENES. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT PATHOLOGY ABSTRACTS AND PROCEEDINGS. v. 2. p. 205. 2003.