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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EVALUATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF EXOTIC PLANT PATHOGENS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INTRODUCED, INVASIVE WEEDS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Proteomic analysis of germinating urediniospores of Phakopsora pachyrhizi, causal agent of Asian Soybean Rust - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B., Carter, M.L., Fortis, L.L., Nunez, A. 2010. Proteomic analysis of germinating urediniospores of Phakopsora pachyrhizi, causal agent of Asian Soybean Rust. Proteomics. 7:3549-3557.
First report of leaf spot on horseweed (Conyza canadensis L.) caused by Septoria erigerontis in Turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Erper, I., Tunali, B., Berner, D.K. 2010. First report of leaf spot on horseweed (Conyza canadensis L.) caused by Septoria erigerontis in Turkey. Plant Disease. 94:918.
Host range determination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a biological control agent of tumbleweed: from BLUPs to biomass loss - (Abstract Only)
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2010. Host range determination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a biological control agent of tumbleweed: from BLUPs to biomass loss. Phytopathology. 100:S205.
Evaluation of Puccinia carduorum for biological control of Carduus pycnocephalus in Tunisia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mejri, D., Berner, D.K., Souissi, T. 2010. Evaluation of Puccinia carduorum for biological control of Carduus pycnocephalus in Tunisia. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 20(8):787-790.
Evaluation of Puccinia carduorum for biological control of Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mejri, D., Souissi, T., Berner, D.K. 2010. Evaluation of Puccinia carduorum for biological control of Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 20:787-790.
Blup, a New Paradigm in Host-Range Determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K. 2010. BLUP, a new paradigm in host-range determination. Biological Control. 53:143-152.
Life cycle of Puccinia acroptili - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruckart, W.L., Eskandari, F., Berner, D.K., Aime, M.C. 2009. Life cycle of Puccinia acroptili. Mycologia. 102(1):62-68.
Best linear unbiased prediction of host range of the facultative parasite Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a potential biological control agent of Russian thistle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A., Michael, J.L., Carter, M.L., Luster, D.G. 2009. Best linear unbiased prediction of host range of the facultative parasite Colletotrichum gloeosporioides f. sp. salsolae, a potential biological control agent of Russian thistle. Biological Control. 158-168.
First report of leaf anthracnose caused by Phomopsis convolvuli on field bindweed in turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuleci, E., Tunali, B., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Castlebury, L.A. 2009. First report of leaf anthracnose caused by Phomopsis convolvuli on field bindweed in turkey. Plant Disease. 93:847.
Susceptibility of Yellow Starthistle to Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis and Greenhouse Production of Inoculum for Classical Biological Control Programs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woods, D.M., Bruckart, W.L., Pitcairn, M., Popescu, V., O'Brien, J. 2009. Susceptibility of Yellow Starthistle to Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis and Greenhouse Production of Inoculum for Classical Biological Control Programs. Biological Control. 50:275-280.
Greenhouse germination and characterization of Synchytrium solstitiale resting spores - (Abstract Only)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L. 2009. Greenhouse germination and characterization of Synchytrium solstitiale resting spores. Phytopathology. 99(6, Supplement): S203.
Life cycle of Uromyces salsolae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Salsola tragus (Russian thistle) - (Abstract Only)
Cavin, C.A., Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L. 2009. Life cycle of Uromyces salsolae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Salsola tragus (Russian thistle). Phytopathology. 99:S203.
Risk assessment and stakeholder perceptions in novel biological control agent release: YST as a case study - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Warner, K.D. 2009. Risk assessment and stakeholder perceptions in novel biological control agent release: YST as a case study. Phytopathology. 99(6):S175.
Life cycle of Puccinia crupinae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Crupina vulgaris - (Abstract Only)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L. 2009. Life cycle of Puccinia crupinae, a candidate fungal biological control agent for Crupina vulgaris. Phytopathology. 99(6):533.
Mixed model analysis combining disease ratings and DNA sequences to determine host range of Uromyces salsolae for biological control of Russian thistle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A., Michael, J.L. 2009. Mixed model analysis combining disease ratings and DNA sequences to determine host range of Uromyces salsolae for biological control of Russian thistle. Biological Control. 49:68-76.
Simple Sequence Repeat Markers Useful for Sorghum Downy Mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and Related Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perumal, R., Nimmakayala, P., Erattaimuthu, S., No, E., Reddy, U.K., Prom, L.K., Odvody, G.N., Luster, D.G., Magill, C.W. 2008. Simple Sequence Repeat Markers Useful for Sorghum Downy Mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and Related Species. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:77.
First report of stem canker of Salsola tragus caused by Diaporthe eres in Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kolomiets, T., Mukhina, Z., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Castlebury, L.A. 2009. First report of stem canker of Salsola tragus caused by Diaporthe eres in Russia. Plant Disease. 93:110.
First report of anthracnose of Salsola tragus caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kolomiets, T., Skatenok, O., Alexandrova, A., Mukhina, Z., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A. 2008. First report of anthracnose of Salsola tragus caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:1366.
A small family of Phakopsora pachyrhizi proteins localized to the spore wall - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B., Carter, M.L. 2008. A small family of Phakopsora pachyrhizi proteins localized to the spore wall. Phytopathology. 98:S95
Microbial Forensics and Plant Pathogens - (Book / Chapter)
Luster, D.G., Fletcher, J., Melcher, U., Sherwood, J. 2008. Microbial Forensics and Plant Pathogens. Wiley Handbook of Science Technology for Homeland Security. DOI: 10.1002/9780470087923.hhs391 (online posting)
First report of leaf spot caused by a Periconia igniaria on yellow starthistle in Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kolomiets, T.M., Mukhina, Z.M., Kassanelly, D., Matveeva, T., Bogomaz, D., Berner, D.K. 2008. First report of leaf spot caused by a Periconia igniaria on yellow starthistle in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:983.
Protocol for maintenance of Synchytrium solstitiale, cause of false rust on yellow starthistle, under greenhouse conditions - (Abstract Only)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L., Widmer, T.L. 2008. Protocol for maintenance of Synchytrium solstitiale, cause of false rust on yellow starthistle, under greenhouse conditions. Phytopathology. 98(6,Supplement)S214-215
First Report of Crown Gall Caused by Agrobacterium sp. on Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L., Schaad, N.W., Sechler, A.J., Postnikova, E.N., Caesar, A.J., Coombs, E. 2008. First Report of Crown Gall Caused by Agrobacterium sp. on Diffuse Knapweed (Centaurea diffusa). Plant Disease. 92:487.
First report of anther smut caused by Microbotryum violaceum on forked catchfly in Turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Tunali, B. 2008. First report of anther smut caused by Microbotryum violaceum on forked catchfly in Turkey. Plant Disease. 92:315.
First report of leaf spot caused by Colletotrichum linicola on field bindweed in Turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tunali, B., Berner, D.K., Dubin, H. 2008. First report of leaf spot caused by Colletotrichum linicola on field bindweed in Turkey. Plant Disease. 92:316.
First report of leaf spot caused by Cercospora bizzozeriana on hoary cress in Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukhina, Z.M., Kassanelly, D., Kolomiets, T.M., Berner, D.K., Dubin, H. 2008. First report of leaf spot caused by Cercospora bizzozeriana on hoary cress in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:316.
First report of rust caused by Puccinia carduorum on Italian thistle in Tunisia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mejri, D., Souissi, T., Berner, D.K. 2008. First report of rust caused by Puccinia carduorum on Italian thistle in Tunisia. Plant Disease. 92:174.
Search for fungi as potential biological control agents of Echinochloa crus-galli - (Abstract Only)
Kolomiets, T.M., Skatenok, O.O., Mukhina, Z.M., Berner, D.K. 2007. Search for fungi as potential biological control agents of Echinochloa crus-galli. Phytopathology. 97:S59
Host range determination of Uromyces salsolae from Russian thistle - (Abstract Only)
Cavin, C.A., Bruckart, W.L. 2007. Host range determination of Uromyces salsolae from Russian thistle. Phytopathology. 97(7, Supplement): S19
First Report of Puccinia lagenophorae on Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) in Canada - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Mcclay, A., Hambleton, S., Tropiano, R., Hill-Rackette, G. 2007. First Report of Puccinia lagenophorae on Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) in Canada . Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Plant Biology. Proceedings - Plant Canda, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
First Report of Puccinia lagenophorae on Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) in Canada - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruckart, W.L., Mcclay, A., Hambleton, S., Tropiano, R., Hill-Rackette, G. 2007. First Report of Puccinia lagenophorae on Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) in Canada. Plant Disease. 91:1058-1058.
Slender wheatgrass is susceptible to smut caused by Ustilago phrygica from Turkey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Dubin, H.J., Smallwood, E.L. 2007. Slender wheatgrass is susceptible to smut caused by Ustilago phrygica from Turkey. Plant Disease. 91:906.
Selection of Fungal Strains for Biological Control of Important Weeds in the Krasnodar Region of Russia - (Proceedings)
Kolomiets, T.M., Kovalenko, E.D., Mukhina, Z.M., Lekomtseva, S.N., Alexandrova, A.V., Skatenok, O.O., Samokhina, I.U., Pankratova, L.F., Berner, D.K., Volkova, S.A. 2007. Selection of Fungal Strains for Biological Control of Important Weeds in the Krasnodar Region of Russia. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
A Quarter of a Century of Contributions from the FDWSRU in Biological Control of Weeds - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Berner, D.K., Luster, D.G. 2007. A quarter of a century of contributions from the fdwsru in biological control of weeds. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Crosses between pycnia of Puccinia acroptili from the United States, Russia, and Turkey - (Abstract Only)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L. 2008. Crosses between pycnia of Puccinia acroptili from the United States, Russia, and Turkey. Phytopathology. 97 (7, Supplement):S184
First report of leaf spot caused by Cladosporium herbarum on Centaurea solstitialis in Greece - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L., Mcmahon, M.B., Luster, D.G., Kashefi, J. 2007. First report of leaf spot caused by Cladosporium herbarum on Centaurea solstitialis in Greece. Plant Disease. 91:463.
Enchancing Incidence of Puccinia Punctiformis, Through Mowing, to Improve Management of Canada Thistle (Cirsium Arvense) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Demers, A.M., Berner, D.K., Backman, P.A. 2006. Enchancing incidence of puccinia punctiformis, through mowing, to improve management of canada thistle (cirsium arvense). Biological Control 39 (2006) 481-488
Trans-Atlantic Opportunities for Collaboration on Classical Biological Control of Weeds with Plant Pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Berner, D.K., Bruckart, W.L. 2007. Trans-Atlantic Opportunities for Collaboration on Classical Biological Control of Weeds with Plant Pathogens. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 176
Biological control of Canada thistle in pastures and parks: a call for collaborators on simple field tests - (Abstract Only)
Berner, D.K., Backman, P.A. 2007. Biological control of Canada thistle in pastures and parks: a call for collaborators on simple field tests. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 61:1
First Report of Anthracnose of Salsola Tragus Caused by Colletotrichum Gloeosporioides in Greece - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Cavin, C.A., Mcmahon, M.B., Loumbourdis, I. 2006. First report of anthracnose of salsola tragus caused by colletotrichum gloeosporioides in greece. Plant Disease. 90:971.
Characterization of Proteins Secreted by Phakopsora Pachyrhizi During Spore Germination - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B., Carter, M.L. 2006. Characterization of proteins secreted by phakopsora pachyrhizi during spore germination. Phytopathology. 96:S71
Puccinia Acroptili on Russian Knapweed in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruckart, W.L., Eskandari, F., Littlefield, J., Becktell, M., Aime, M.C., Bean, D., Sands, D., Pilgeram, A. 2006. Puccinia acroptili on russian knapweed in colorado, montana and wyoming. Plant Disease. 90:971.
Common Crupina from the United States Is Variable in Susceptibility to Puccinia Crupinae - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Eskandari, F., Berner, D.K., Lesser, K. 2006. Common crupina from the united states is variable in susceptibility to puccinia crupinae. Phytopathology. 96:S17.
Discovery of Cercosporella Leaf Spot on Russian Knapweed in Montana - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Eskandari, F., Littlefield, J., Mcmahon, M.B., Luster, D.G. 2006. Discovery of cercosporella leaf spot on russian knapweed in montana. Phytopathology. 96:S191.
Host Range Determination of Collectotrichum Gloeosporioides from Russian Thistle - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Cavin, C.A. 2006. Host range determination of collectotrichum gloeosporioides from russian thistle. Phytopathology. 96:S190
First Report of Leaf Spot Caused by a Cercosporella Sp. on Acroptilon Repens in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eskandari, F., Bruckart, W.L., Littlefield, J., Mcmahon, M.B. 2006. First report of leaf spot caused by a cercosporella sp. on acroptilon repens in the united states. Plant Disease. 90:833(on-line as DOI: 10.1094/Pd-90-0833B).
First Report of An Ovary Smut of Italian Thistle Caused by Microbotryum Cardui in Greece - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Mcmahon, M.B., Kashefi, J., Erbe, E. 2006. First report of an ovary smut of italian thistle caused by microbotryum cardui in greece. Plant Disease. 90:681.
Genetic Variation in Eurasian and North American Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea Solstitialis L.) Populations - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, S.J., Luster, D.G. 2006. Genetic variation in eurasian and north american yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis l.) populations. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts.
Supplemental Risk Evaluations of Puccinia Jaceae Var. Solstitialis for Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruckart, W.L. 2006. Supplemental risk evaluations of puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis. Biological Control 37:359-366 for biological control of yellow starthistle. Biological Control.
A New Smut Fungus for Classical Biological Control of Carduus Thistles - (Abstract Only)
Berner, D.K., Smallwood, E.L. 2006. A new smut fungus for classical biological control of carduus thistles. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society 60:18.
First Report of Phragmidium Violaceum Infecting Himalya and Evergreen Blackberries in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osterbauer, N., Trippe, A., French, K., McKemy, J., Bruckart, W.L., Peerbolt, T., Kaufman, D., Aime, M.C. 2005. First report of Phragmidium violaceum infecting Himalya and evergreen blackberries in North America. Plant Health Progress. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2005-0923-01-BR.
Regulatory Approval Processes for Release of Puccinia Spp. for Biological Control of Carduus and Centaurea Spp. in the United States - (Proceedings)
Bruckart, W.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Regulatory approval processes for release of puccinia spp. for biological control of carduus and centaurea spp. in the united states. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia, p. 648.
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