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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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William L Schneider (Bill)
Foreign Disease-weed Science Research
Plant Pathology

Phone: (301) 619-7312
Fax: (301) 619-2880
Room 139

1301 DITTO AVENUE
BLDG 1301
FORT DETRICK , MD 217025023

Projects
Determining the Role for a Novel Virus in Citrus Blight
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 428944
Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422773
Development of PCR Based Diagnostic Tools for Detection and Differentiation of Citurs Leprosis Associated Viruses
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430767
Determining the Role for a Novel Virus in Citrus Blight
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 427836
Developing RNAseq Diagnostics for Eukaryotic Pathogens of Plants
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426498

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Rathayibacter agropyri sp. nov., nom. rev., (syn. Aplanobacter agropyri, ex. O’Gara, 1916) isolated from western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii) -
Mining the gap: Assessing leadership needs to improve 21st century plant pathology -
Beckerman, J., Schneider, W.L. 2016. Mining the gap: Assessing leadership needs to improve 21st century plant pathology. Plant Disease. 100-2349:2356.
Adaptation and validation of E-probe diagnostic nucleic acid analysis for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in metagenomic data of complex food matrices Reprint Icon -
Blagden, T., Schneider, W.L., Melcher, U., Daniels, J., Fletcher, J. 2016. Adaptation and validation of E-probe diagnostic nucleic acid analysis for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in metagenomic data of complex food matrices. Journal of Food Protection. 79:574-581.
Citrus blight research -
Schneider, W.L., Roy, A., Hartung, J.S., Shao, J.Y., Brlansky, R. 2015. Citrus blight research. Citrus Industry. page 12-14.
Citrus leprosis research update -
Brlansky, R.H., Roy, A., Schneider, W.L., Hartung, J.S. 2015. Citrus leprosis research update. Citrus Industry. 20-22.
History and diversity of Citrus leprosis virus recorded in herbarium specimens Reprint Icon -
Hartung, J.S., Roy, A., Fu, S., Shao, J.Y., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R.H. 2015. History and diversity of Citrus leprosis virus recorded in herbarium specimens. Phytopathology. 105:1277-1284.
Insect E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): the application of a novel bioinformatic tool to detection of vectors and pathogens in individual insect and simulated insect trap metagenomes -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Wight-Malapi, M., Andreason, S.A., Daniels, J., Ochoa Corona, F., Crouch, J., Wayadande, A. 2015. Insect E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): the application of a novel bioinformatic tool to detection of vectors and pathogens in individual insect and simulated insect trap metagenomes. Phytopathology. 105: S4:124.
Protein expression profiling of Rathayibacter toxicus using mass spectrometry -
Fennessey, C.M., Blanc, J., Sechler, A.J., Mcmahon, M.B., Garrett, W.M., Luster, D.G., Schneider, W.L. 2015. Protein expression profiling of Rathayibacter toxicus using mass spectrometry. Phytopathology. 105:S4:43.
Role bending: complex relationships between viruses, hosts and vectors related to citrus leprosis, an emerging disease Reprint Icon -
Roy, A., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Shao, J.Y., Leon, G.M., Melzer, M.J., Beard, J.J., Otero-Colina, G., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R., Brlansky, R.H. 2015. Role bending: complex relationships between viruses, hosts and vectors related to citrus leprosis, an emerging disease. Phytopathology. DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-14-0375-FI.
Identification and molecular characterization of nuclear Citrus leprosis virus, an unassigned Dichorhavirus genus member associated with citrus leprosis disease in Mexico -
Roy, A., Stone, A.L., Shao, J.Y., Colina, G., Wei, G., Choudary, N., Achor, D., Nakhla, M., Levy, L., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R. 2015. Identification and molecular characterization of nuclear Citrus leprosis virus, an unassigned Dichorhavirus genus member associated with citrus leprosis disease in Mexico. Virus Research. 105:564-575.
Metagenomic search strategies for interactions among plants and multiple microbes -
Melcher, U.K., Verma, R., Schneider, W.L. 2014. Metagenomic search strategies for interactions among plants and multiple microbes. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00268.
Screening metagenomic data for viruses using the E-Probe Diagnostic Nucleic Acid Assay (EDNA) -
Stobbe, A.H., Schneider, W.L., Hoyt, P., Melcher, U. 2014. Screening metagenomic data for viruses using the E-Probe Diagnostic Nucleic Acid Assay (EDNA). Phytopathology. 104:1125-1129.
First report of citrus leprosis virus nuclear type in Colombia -
Roy, A., Leon, M., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Hartung, J.S., Brlansky, R. 2014. First report of citrus leprosis virus nuclear type in Colombia. Plant Disease. 98:1162.
A population of endogenous pararetrovirus genomes in carrizo citrange Reprint Icon -
Roy, A., Shao, J.Y., Schneider, W.L., Hartung, J.S., Brlansky, R.H. 2013. A population of endogenous pararetrovirus genomes in carrizo citrange. Genome Announcements. 2(1):e01063-13.
E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): A theoretical approach for handling of next generation sequencing data for diagnostics -
Stobbe, A., Daniels, J., Espindola, A., Verma, R., Melcher, U., Ochoa-Corona, F., Garzon, C., Fletcher, J., Schneider, W.L. 2013. E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): A theoretical approach for handling of next generation sequencing data for diagnostics. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 94:356-366.
Genome assembly of citurs leprosis virus nuclear type reveals a close association with orchid fleck virus Reprint Icon -
Roy, A., Choudary, N., Colina, G., Stone, A.L., Shao, J.Y., Levy, L., Nakhla, M., Hollingsworth, C., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R. 2013. Genome assembly of citurs leprosis virus nuclear type reveals a close association with orchid fleck virus. Genome Announcements. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00519-13.
A case study on discovery of novel Citrus leprosis virus cytoplasmic type 2 utilizing small RNA libraries by next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analyses Reprint Icon -
Roy, A., Shao, J.Y., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R. 2013. A case study on discovery of novel Citrus leprosis virus cytoplasmic type 2 utilizing small RNA libraries by next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analyses. Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics. 4:129. doi: 10.4172/2153-0602.1000129.
Development of primers and probes for genus and species specific detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter species' by real-time PCR Reprint Icon -
Ananthakrishnan, G., Choudhary, N., Roy, A., Sengoda, V.G., Postnikova, E.N., Hartung, J.S., Stone, A.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Schneider, W.L., Munyaneza, J.E., Brlansky, R.H. 2013. Development of primers and probes for genus and species specific detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter species' by real-time PCR. Plant Disease. 97:1235-1243.
A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia Reprint Icon -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Smith, O.P., Mcdaniel, L., Sherman, D.J., Dardick, C.D., Hammond, J., Jordan, R.L., Schneider, W.L. 2013. A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia. Archives of Virology. 158:1235-1244.
Molecular analysis of Soybean dwarf virus isolates in the eastern United States confirms the presence of both D and Y strains and provides evidence of mixed infections and recombination -
Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Kuhlman, M., Bunyard, B., Sherman, D.J., Graves, M., Smythers, G., Smith, O., Hatziloukas, E. 2011. Molecular analysis of Soybean dwarf virus isolates in the eastern United States confirms the presence of both D and Y strains and provides evidence of mixed infections and recombination. Virology. 412: 46-54.
Molecular, ultrastructural and biological characterization of Pennsylvania isolates of plum pox potyvirus (PPV) -
Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F.E., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Levy, L.E., Mavrodieva, V., Richwine, N., Welliver, R., Luster, D.G. 2011. Molecular, ultrastructural and biological characterization of Pennsylvania isolates of plum pox potyvirus (PPV). Phytopathology. 94:528-533.
Acquistion and transmissibility of United States Soybean dwarf virus isolates by the soybean aphid Aphis glycines -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Kuhlmann, M., Gildow, F.E., Domier, L.L., Sherman, D.J., Tian, B., Schneider, W.L. 2011. Acquistion and transmissibility of United States Soybean dwarf virus isolates by the soybean aphid Aphis glycines. Plant Disease. 95: 945-950.
Analysis of visual symptomatology in peach and plum inoculated with U.S. PPV isolates -
Younkins, A.A., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Schneider, W.L., Scorza, R., Damsteegt, V.D. 2010. Analysis of visual symptomatology in peach and plum inoculated with U.S. PPV isolates. Phytopathology. 100:S209.
Development of primers and probes for detection of citrus "Candidatus Liberibacter species" by real-time PCR -
Govindarajulu, A., Choudhary, N., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R.H. 0200. Development of primers and probes for detection of citrus "Candidatus Liberibacter species" by real-time PCR. Phytopathology 100(6):S42.
The relevance of Murraya paniculata and related species as potential hosts and inoculum reservoirs of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB) -
Damsteegt, V.D., Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Kuhlmann, M., Wilson, C., Sechler, A.J., Schaad, N.W., Brlansky, R.H., Schneider, W.L. 2010. The relevance of Murraya paniculata and related species as potential hosts and inoculum reservoirs of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB). Plant Disease. 94:528-533.
An improved method of DNA extraction from Diaphorina citri for HLB detection -
Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Wilson, C.M., Sherman, D.J., Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Schaad, N.W., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D. 2009. An improved method of DNA extraction from Diaphorina citri for HLB detection. Phytopathology. 99:S104.
Preliminary evidence for mixed populations of Ca. Liberibacter species in Huanglongbing infections -
Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Wilson, C.M., Sherman, D.J., Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Schaad, N.W., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D. 2009. Preliminary evidence for mixed populations of Ca. Liberibacter species in Huanglongbing infections. Phytopathology. 99:S205.
Rathayibacter iranicus isolated from asymptomatic wheat seeds in Turkey -
Postnikova, E.N., Agarkova, I., Altundag, S., Eskandari, F., Sechler, A.J., Karahan, A., Vidaver, A.K., Schneider, W.L., Ozakman, M., Schaad, N.W. 2009. Rathayibacter iranicus isolated from asymptomatic wheat seeds in Turkey. Plant Pathology. 58:796.
Cultivation of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Ca. L. americanus associated with Huanglongbing -
Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Cooke, P.H., Donnua, S., Thaveechai, N., Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Schaad, N.W. 2009. Cultivation of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Ca. L. americanus associated with Huanglongbing. Phytopathology. 99:480-486.
Identification of bacterial plant pathogens using multilocus PCR and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) -
Postnikova, E.N., Baldwin, C., Whitehouse, C., Sechler, A.J., Schaad, N.W., Sampath, R., Harpin, V., Li, F., Melton, R., Blynn, L., Drader, J., Hofstadler, S., Schneider, W.L. 2008. Identification of bacterial plant pathogens using multilocus PCR and electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS). Phytopathology. 98-11-1156-1164
Fidelity of a viral RNA polymerase in an intact host: template structure and host factors affect rates of deletion mutations -
Pita, J., De Miranda, J., Schneider, W.L., Roossinck, M.J. 2007. Fidelity of a viral RNA polymerase in an intact host: template structure and host factors affect rates of deletion mutations. Journal of Virology. 81:9072-9077.
IDENTIFICATION OF A MUTATION IN THE PLUM POX POTYVIRUS NIB GENE ASSOCIATED WITH ADAPTATION TO PEA (PISUM SATIVUM) -
Wallis, C.M., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F.E. 2007. Identification of a mutation in the plum pox potyvirus nib gene associated with adaptation to pea (pisum sativum). Journal of General Virology. 88:2839-2845.
Murraya paniculata (orange jasmine), a host and possible inoculum reservoir for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing -
Damsteegt, V.D., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L. 2007. Murraya paniculata (orange jasmine), a host and possible inoculum reservoir for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing. Phytopathology. 97:S26 . Phytopathology.
A comprehensive Prunus pathogen array -
Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J. 2007. A comprehensive Prunus pathogen array. Phytopathology. 97:S105
PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PLUM POX VIRUS (PPV) IN THE UNITED STATES BY APHID AND GRAFT INOCULATION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Scorza, R., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Webb, K.K., Demuth, M.A., Gildow, F.E. 2007. Prunus host range of plum pox virus (ppv) in the United States by aphid and graft inoculation. Plant Disease. 91:18-23
IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND USE OF A BROME MOSAIC VIRUS STRAIN AS A VECTOR FOR GENE SILENCING IN MONOCOTYLEDONOUS HOSTS -
Ding, X.S., Schneider, W.L., Chaluvadi, S., Mian, M.R., Nelson, R.S. 2006. Identification, characterization and use of a brome mosaic virus strain as a vector for gene silencing in monocotyledonous hosts. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. MPMI 19:1229-1239
ANALYSIS OF GENETIC BOTTLENECKS DURING HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION OF CUCUMBER MOSAIC VIRUS -
Ali, A., Li, H., Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Gray, S.M., Smith, D., Roossinck, M.J. 2006. Analysis of genetic bottlenecks during horizontal transmission of cucumber mosaic virus. Journal of Virology. 80:8345-8350
Synthesis of minus-strand copies of a viral transgene during viral infections of transgenic plants -
Deng, M., Schneider, W.L., Allison, R. 2006. Synthesis of minus-strand copies of a viral transgene during viral infections of transgenic plants. Virus Research.10.1016/ 2006.05.009.
QUANTIFICATION OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE STRAND RATIOS FOR PLUM POX VIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
IN PLANTA INTERACTIONS OF THREE PLUM POX POTYVIRUS STRAINS WITHIN CULTIVAR LOVELL PEACH SEEDLINGS -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Schneider, W.L., Gildow, F., Luster, D.G. 2005. In planta interactions of three plum pox potyvirus strains within cultivar Lovell peach seedlings[abstract]. Phytopathology. 95:S22.
PLUM POX POTYVIRUS POPULATION DIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA, IN SINGLE ORCHARDS, AND IN INDIVIDUAL REPLICATING POPULATIONS -
Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Stone, A.L., Buckley, K., Damsteegt, V.D. 2005. Plum pox potyvirus population diversity in Pennsylvania, in single orchards, and in individual replicating populations [abstract]. Phytopathology. 95:S94.
THE SOYBEAN APHID, APHIS GLYCINES, A NEW VECTOR OF ENDEMIC DWARFING AND YELLOWING ISOLATES OF SOYBEAN DWARF LUTEOVIRUS -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Gildow, F.E., Luster, D.G. 2005. The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, a new vector of endemic dwarfing and yellowing isolates of soybean dwarf luteovirus [abstracr]. Phytopathology. 95:S22.
TRANSMISSION OF TWO NORTH AMERICAN ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND SPECIES-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FROM INFECTED STONE FRUITS -
Gildow, F.E., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Transmission of two north american isolates of plum pox virus: identification of aphid vectors and species-specific transmission from infected stone fruits. Acta Horticulture 657:207-212
TRANSMISSION OF THREE NORTH AMERICAN ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND SPECIES-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FROM INFECTED STONE FRUITS -
Gildow, F., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Transmission of three north american isolates of plum pox virus: identification of aphid vectors and species-specific transmission from infected stone fruits. Acta Horticulture 657:207-212
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Potential prunus host range of ppv-penn isolates by aphid transmission. Acta Horticulture 657:201-206
DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS IN APHID VECTORS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
Acta Horticulture 657:135-140
PLUM POX IN NORTH AMERICA: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND A ROLE FOR FRUIT IN VIRUS SPREAD -
Gildow, F., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Plum pox in north america: identification of aphid vectors and a role for fruit in virus spread. Phytopathology. 94:868-874.
SPECIFIC DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Stone, A.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Frederick, R.D. 2004. Specific detection and quantification of plum pox potyvirus by real-time fluorescent reverse transcription-PCR. Journal of Virological Methods.120:97-105.
COMPARATIVE HOST RANGE OF U.S. ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS AMONG PRUNUS AND OTHER WOODY PLANT SPECIES FOLLOWING GRAFT INOCULATION OR APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Scorza, R., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Comparative host range of U.S. isolates of plum pox virus among Prunus and other woody plant species following graft inoculation or aphid transmission. Phytopathology. 94:S24.
DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA WITH REAL-TIME PCR -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Damsteegt, V.D. 2004. Detection and quantification of plum pox potyvirus double-stranded RNA with real-time PCR. Phytopathology. 94:S93.
HOST ADAPTATION AND MEMORY IN PLUM POX POTYVIRUS POPULATIONS -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Wallis, C., Sherman, D.J., Shank, K., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F. 2003. Host adaptation and memory in plum pox potyvirus populations. Phytopathology 93:S100.
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Potential prunus host range of ppv-penn isolates by aphid transmission. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. p. 46.
ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR-BASED DIAGNOSTICS IN MEETING CROP BIOSECURITY AND PHYTOSANITARY ISSUES -
SCHAAD, N.W., FREDERICK, R.D., SHAW, J., SCHNEIDER, W.L., HICKSON, R., PETRILLO, M.D., LUSTER, D.G. ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR-BASED DIAGNOSTICS IN MEETING CROP BIOSECURITY AND PHYTOSANITARY ISSUES. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 41: . 2003.
SPECIFIC DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT RT-PCR -
FIELD PERFORMANCE OF CUCURBIT AND TOMATO PLANTS COLONIZED WITH A NONPATHOGENIC, MUTUALISTIC MUTANT (PATH-1) OF COLLETOTRICHUM MAGNA (TELEOMORPH: GLOMERELLA MAGNA; JENKINS AND WINSTEAD) -
VIRAL RNA QUASISPECIES GENERATED BY TRANSGENICALLY-EXPRESSED VIRAL REPLICASE -
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