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Karen E Keller
Horticultural Crops Research
Biological Science Technician(Biochemistry)

Phone: (541) 738-4042
Fax: (541) 738-4025

3420 NW ORCHARD AV
CORVALLIS , OR 973305014

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A new, prevalent virus infects blueberry -
Villamor, D.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2018. A new, prevalent virus infects blueberry. Abstract for the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workshop; 2018 Aug 12-15; Orono, MN.
Taxonomy of the family Arenaviridae and the order Bunyavirales: Update 2018 -
Maes, P., Alkhovsky, S.V., Bào, Y., Beer, M., Birkhead, M., Briese, T., Buchmeier, M.J., Calisher, C.H., Charrel, R.N., Ryong Choi, I., Clegg, C.S., Carlos De La Torre, J., Delwart, E., Derisi, J.L., Di Bello, P.L., Di Serio, F., Digiaro, M., Dolja, V.V., Drosten, C., Druciarek, T.Z., Du, J., Ebihara, H., Elbeaino, T., Gergerich, R.C., Gillis, A.N., Gonzalez, J.J., Haenni, A., Hepojoki, J., Hetzel, U., Ho, T., Hong, N., Jain, R.K., Jansen Van Vuren, P., Jin, Q., Gilda Jonson, M., Junglen, S., Keller, K.E., Kemp, A., Kipar, A., Kondov, N.O., Koonin, E.V., Kormelink, R., Korzyukov, Y., Krupovic, M., Lambert, A.J., Laney, A.G., Lebreton, M., Lukashevich, I.S., Marklewitz, M., Markotter, W., Martelli, G.P., Martin, R.R., Mielke-Ehret, N., Mühlbach, H., Navarro, B., Fei Fan Ng, T., Teixeira Nunes, M., Palacios, G., Paweska, J.T., Peters, C.J., Plyusnin, A., Radoshitzky, S.R., Romanowski, V., Salmenperä, P., Salvato, M.S., Sanfaçon, H., Sasaya, T., Schmaljohn, C., Schneider, B.S., Shirako, Y., Siddell, S., Sironen, T.A., Stenglein, M.D., Storm, N., Sudini, H., Tesh, R.B., Tzanetakis, I.E., Uppala, M., Vapalahti, O., Vasilakis, N., Walker, P.J., Wáng, G., Wáng, L., Wáng, Y., Wèi, T., Wiley, M.R., Wolf, Y.I., Wolfe, N.D., Wú, Z., Xú, W., Yang, L., Yang, Z., Yeh, S., Zhang, Y., Zhèng, Y., Zhou, X., Zhu, C., Zirkel, F., Kuhn, J.H. 2018. Taxonomy of the family Arenaviridae and the order Bunyavirales: Update 2018. Archives of Virology. 163:2295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-3843-5.
A new, widespread emaravirus discovered in blackberry -
Hassan, M., Di Bello, P.L., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Sabanadzovic, S., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2017. A new, widespread emaravirus discovered in blackberry. Virus Research. 235:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2017.04.006.
First report of a resistance-breaking strain of Raspberry bushy dwarf virus in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) in North America -
Lanning, K.K., Moore, P.P., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2016. First report of a resistance-breaking strain of Raspberry bushy dwarf virus in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) in North America. Plant Disease. 100(4):868. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-09-15-1011-PDN.
A novel emaravirus is associated with redbud yellow ringspot disease -
Di Bello, P.L., Laney, A.G., Druciarek, T., Ho, T., Gergerich, R.C., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2016. A novel emaravirus is associated with redbud yellow ringspot disease. Virus Research. 222:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2016.05.027.
Evidence of sympatric speciation of elderberry carlaviruses -
Ho, T., Keller, K.E., Postman, J.D., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2016. Evidence of sympatric speciation of elderberry carlaviruses. Virus Research. 215:72-75. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2016.01.017.
Population Structure of Blueberry Mosaic Associated Virus: Evidence of Genetic Exchange in Geographically Distinct Isolates Reprint Icon -
Thekke-Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Marn, M.V., Plesko, I.M., Schilder, A.C., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2015. Population Structure of Blueberry Mosaic Associated Virus: Evidence of Genetic Exchange in Geographically Distinct Isolates. Virus Research. 201:79-84.
A variant of Rubus yellow net virus with altered genomic organization -
Diaz-Lara, A., Mosier, N.J., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2014. A variant of Rubus yellow net virus with altered genomic organization. Virus Genes. 50(1):104-110.
Blueberry mosaic associated virus – A putative, new member of Ophioviridae -
Thekke Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Ho, T., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2016. Blueberry mosaic associated virus – A putative, new member of Ophioviridae. Acta Horticulturae. 1117:103-110. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1117.18.
A new Ophiovirus is associated with blueberry mosaic disease -
Thekke-Veetil, T., Tzanetakis, I.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2014. A new Ophiovirus is associated with blueberry mosaic disease. Virus Research. 189:92-96.
Molecular characterization and population structure of Blueberry mosaic associated virus -
Thekke-Veetil, T., Polashock, J.J., Marn, M.V., Plesko, I.M., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Ho, T., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2015. Molecular characterization and population structure of Blueberry mosaic associated virus. Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference. doi:10.7282/T3JQ12PG.
Molecular characterization and population structure of a new ampelovirus associated with blackberry yellow vein disease -
Thekke-Veetil, T., Sabanadzovic, N.A., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Sabanadzovic, S., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2013. Molecular characterization and population structure of a new ampelovirus associated with blackberry yellow vein disease. Virus Research. 178:234-240.
The fascinating world of berry viruses- mixed infections are the norm -
Martin, R.R., Quito-Avila, D.F., Keller, K.E., Mosier, N.J., Diaz-Lara, A., Sarver, K.E., Dittrich, J.E., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2013. The fascinating world of berry viruses- mixed infections are the norm. Abstract for: VIII Congress Biologa Vegetal, December 2-5, 2013, Pucon, Chile.
Genome organization and sequence diversity of a novel blackberry ampelovirus Reprint Icon -
Thekke-Veetil, T., Sabanadzovic, S., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2013. Genome organization and sequence diversity of a novel blackberry ampelovirus. Petria. 22:371-375.
An emerging disease in blueberry -
Martin, R.R., Quito, A., Keller, K.E., Cline, W.O., Harmon, P.F., Brannen, P.M. 2012. Emerging disease in blueberry caused by a novel RNA virus. Proceedings of Petria. 22(3):335.
Occurrence of aphidborne viruses in southernmost South American populations of Fragaria chiloensis ssp. chiloensis -
Rojas, P., Almada, R.R., Sandoval, C., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Caligari, P.S. 2013. Occurrence of aphidborne viruses in southernmost South American populations of Fragaria chiloensis ssp. chiloensis. Plant Pathology. 62:428-435.
Identification and characterization of a new ampelovirus infecting cultivated and wild blackberries -
Sabanadzovic, S., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2011. Identification and characterization of a new ampelovirus infecting cultivated and wild blackberries. APS Annual Meeting. 101(6):S158.
Characterization of a novel Emaravirus infecting blackberry -
Hassan, M., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Sabanadzovic, S. 2011. Characterization of a novel Emaravirus infecting blackberry. APS Annual Meeting. 101(6):S170.
Sweet burden of sugarberry - a novel ampelovirus found in Celtis laevigata -
Zhou, J., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Tzanetakis, I.E. 2011. Sweet burden of sugarberry - a novel ampelovirus found in Celtis laevigata. APS Annual Meeting. 101(6):S158.
Complete sequence and genetic characterization of Raspberry latent virus, a novel member of the family Reoviridae -
Quito, D.F., Jelkmann, W., Tzanetakis, I.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2011. Complete sequence and genetic characterization of Raspberry latent virus, a novel member of the family Reoviridae. Virus Research. 155:397-405..
A new Potyvirus sp. infects Verbena exhibiting leaf mottling symptoms -
Kraus, J., Cleveland, S., Tzanetakis, I.E., Keller, K.E., Putnam, M., Martin, R.R. 2010. A new Potyvirus sp. infects Verbena exhibiting leaf mottling symptoms. Plant Disease. 94:1132-1136.
New Viruses Found in Fig Exhibiting Mosaic Symptoms -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Laney, A.G., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2010. New viruses found in fig exhibiting mosaic symptoms. International Conference on Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops. Available: http://icvf.jki.bund.de/
Influence of Grapevine leafroll associated viruses (GLRaV-2 and -3) on the Fruit Composition of Oregon Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot Noir: Free Amino Acids, Sugars, and Organic Acids -
Lee, J., Keller, K.E., Rennaker, C.D., Martin, R.R. 2009. Influence of Grapevine leafroll associated viruses (GLRaV-2 and -3) on the fruit composition of Oregon Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot noir: free amino acids, sugars, and organic acids. Food Chemistry. 117:99-105.
Construction and characterization of two bacterial artificial chromosome libraries of pea (Pisum sativum L.) for the isolation of economically important genes -
Coyne, C.J., Mcclendon, M.T., Walling, J.G., Timmerman-Vaughn, G.M., Murray, S., Meksem, K., Lightfoot, D.A., Shultz, J.L., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Inglis, D.A., Rajesh, P.N., Mcphee, K.E., Weeden, N.F., Grusak, M.A., Storlie, E.W. 2007. Construction and characterization of two bacterial artificial chromosome libraries of pea (Pisum sativum L.) for the isolation of economically important genes. Genome 50:871-875.
Y15_999FW, A DOMINANT SCAR MARKER LINKED TO THE FUSARIUM WILT RACE 1 (FW) RESISTANCE GENE IN PEA -
Okubara, P.A., Keller, K.E., Mcclendon, M.T., Inglis, D.A., Mcphee, K.E., Coyne, C.J. 2005. Y15_999fw, a dominant scar marker linked to the fusarium wilt race 1 (fw) resistance gene in pea. Pisum Genetics. Vol.37, pp32-35.
THE USE OF REVERSE TRANSCIPTASE FOR EFFICIENT FIRST AND SECOND STRAND CDNA SYNTHESIS FROM DSRNA TEMPLATES -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2005. The use of reverse transciptase for efficient first and second strand cdna synthesis from dsrna templates. Journal of Virological Methods. 124:73-77.
DEVELOPMENT OF RESISTANCE TO RASPBERRY BUSHY DWARF VIRUS IN 'MEEKER' RED RASPBERRY -
Martin, R.R., Keller, K.E., Mathews, H. 2004. Development of resistance to raspberry bushy dwarf virus in 'meeker' red raspberry. Acta Horticulturae. 656:186-191.
TWO CRINIVIRUSES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRAWBERRY PALLIDOSIS DISEASE -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Halgren, A.B., Keller, K.E., Wintermantel, W.M., Martin, R.R. 2004. Two criniviruses are associated with the strawberry pallidosis disease. Acta Horticulturae.
A SIMPLIFIED CDNA CLONING METHOD FOR RECALCITRANT DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA VIRAL TEMPLATES USING REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. A simplified cdna cloning method for recalcitrant double-stranded rna viral templates using reverse transcriptase. Phytopathology. 2004. v94 p. S104.
IDENTIFICATION AND DETECTION OF A CRINIVIRUS ASSOCIATED WITH STRAWBERRY PALLIDOSIS DISEASE -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Halgren, A.B., Keller, K.E., Hokanson, S.C., Maas, J.L., McCarthy, P.L., Martin, R.R. 2004. Identification and detection of a crinivirus associated with strawberry pallidosis disease. Plant Disease. 88:383-390.
PEA CALICO- OLD PLAYERS, NEW GAME? -
Keller, K.E., Hampton, R.O., Meyers, J.R., Tzanetakis, I.E., Dean, D., Martin, R.R. 2003. Pea calico- old players, new game?. Phytopathology. 93:S44.
TWO CRINIVIRUSES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRAWBERRY PALLIDOSIS DISEASE -
Tzanetakis, I.E., Halgren, A.B., Keller, K.E., Wintermantel, W.M., Martin, R.R. 2003. Two criniviruses are associated with the strawberry pallidosis disease. Acta Horticulturae.
POTYVIRUS GENOME-LINKED PROTEIN (VPG) DETERMINES PEA SEED-BORNE MOSAIC VIRUS PATHOTYPE-SPECIFIC VIRULENCE IN PISUM SATIVUM -
SUPPRESSION OF POTYVIRUS INFECTION BY COEXPRESSED CLOSTEROVIRUS PROTEIN -