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Douglas G Luster (Doug) (PhD)
Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research
Plant Physiologist

Phone: (301) 619-7316
Fax: (301) 619-2880
Room 137

1301 DITTO AVENUE
FORT DETRICK, MD 217025023
Projects
Molecular Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 431767
Biology, Epidemiology, and Detection of Emerging Plant Pathogenic Oomycetes
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432647
Identification, Biology, Epidemiology, and Control of Foreign and Emerging Fungal Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432679
Immunoassay for Phytophthora ramorum in Nursery Water Samples
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433204

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
One clonal lineage of Calonectria pseudonaviculata is primarily responsible for the boxwood blight epidemic in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castroagudín, V., Weiland, J.E., Baysal-Gurel, F., Cubeta, M., Daughtrey, M., Gauthier, N., Lamondia, J., Luster, D.G., Hand, F., Shishkoff, N., Wiiliams-Woodward, J., Leblanc, N., Yang, X., Crouch, J. 2020. One clonal lineage of Calonectria pseudonaviculata is primarily responsible for the boxwood blight epidemic in the United States. Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-20-0130-R.
Immunoreagents for development of a diagnostic assay specific for Rathayibacter toxicus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B., Carter, M.L., Sechler, A.J., Rogers, E.E., Schroeder, B.K., Murray, T.D. 2020. Immunoreagents for development of a diagnostic assay specific for Rathayibacter toxicus. Food and Agricultural Immunology. 31(1):231-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540105.2020.1714554.
Presence of a sexual population of Puccinia graminisi f. sp. tritici in Georgia provides a hotspot for genotypic and phenotypic diversity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olivera, P.D., Sikharulidze, Z., Dumbadze, R., Szabo, L.J., Newcomb, M., Natsarishvili, K., Rouse, M.N., Luster, D.G., Jin, Y. 2019. Presence of a sexual population of Puccinia graminisi f. sp. tritici in Georgia provides a hotspot for genotypic and phenotypic diversity. Phytopathology. 109(12):2152-2160. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-19-0186-R.
Comparative genomics of downy mildews - (Abstract Only)
Fletcher, K., Martin, F.N., Rivera, Y., Gil, J., Wood, K., Dela Cueva, F., Kandel, S.L., Luster, D.G., Magill, C., Sharma, R., Klosterman, S.J., Abad, G., Michelmore, R. 2019. Comparative genomics of downy mildews. Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network Conference, July 10-12, 2019, Oban, Scotland.
Annotation and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Coniothyrium glycines, causal agent of red leaf blotch of soybean, reveals an abundance of homing endonucleases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stone, C.L., Frederick, R.D., Tooley, P.W., Luster, D.G., Campos, B., Winegar, R.A., Melcher, U., Fletcher, J., Blagden, T. 2018. Annotation and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Coniothyrium glycines, causal agent of red leaf blotch of soybean, reveals an abundance of homing endonucleases. PLoS One. 13(11):e0207062.
Evolution of the U.S. biological select agent Rathayibacter toxicus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, E.W., Tabima, J.F., Weisberg, A.J., Lopes, L.D., Wiseman, M.S., Wiseman, M.S., Pupko, T., Belcher, M.S., Sechler, A.J., Tancos, M.A., Schroeder, B.K., Murray, T.D., Luster, D.G., Schneider, W.L., Rogers, E.E., Andreote, F., Grunwald, N.J., Putman, M.L., Chang, J.H. 2018. Bacteriophage NCPPB3778 and a type I-E CRISPR drive the evolution of the U.S. biological select agent Rathayibacter toxicus. mBio. 9:e01280-18.
Comparative genomics of downy mildews - (Abstract Only)
Michelmore, R., Fletcher, K., Martin, F.N., Gil, J., Zhang, L., Wood, K., Kenefick, A., Dela Cueva, F., Luster, D.G., Rivera, Y., Magill, C., Sharma, R., Klosterman, S.J., Zhang, Y., Abad, G., Reyes-Chin-Wo, S. 2018. Comparative genomics of downy mildews. International Congress of Plant Pathology, 6th International Oomycetes Workshop: Phytophthora, Pythium, Downy Mildews and Related Genera, July 28, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts.
Rathayibacter agropyri (non O’Gara 1916) comb. nov., nom. rev., isolated from western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schroeder, B.K., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Sechler, A.J. 2018. Rathayibacter agropyri (non O’Gara 1916) comb. nov., nom. rev., isolated from western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 68:1519–1525. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002708.
Characterization of Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici isolates derived from an unusual wheat stem rust outbreak in Germany in 2013 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olivera, O., Newcomb, M., Flath, K., Szabo, L.J., Rouse, M.N., Gale, S.W., Carter, M.L., Luster, D.G., Jin, Y. 2017. Characterization of Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici isolates derived from an unusual wheat stem rust outbreak in Germany in 2013. Plant Pathology. 66:1258-1266.
Partial proteome of the corynetoxin-producing Gram-positive bacterium, Rathayibacter toxicus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fennessey, C.M., McMahon, M.B., Sechler, A.J., Kaiser, J., Garrett, W.M., Tancos, M.A., Luster, D.G., Rogers, E.E., Schneider, W.L. 2018. Partial proteome of the corynetoxin-producing Gram-positive bacterium, Rathayibacter toxicus. Proteomics. 18:1700350. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201700350.
Effects of temperature on germination of sporangia, infection and protein secretion by Phytophthora kernoviae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shelley, B.A., Luster, D.G., Garrett, W.M., Mcmahon, M.B., Widmer, T.L. 2018. Temperature effects Phytophthora kernoviae infection, germination of sporangia and protein secretion. Plant Pathology. 67:719-728.
Whole genome sequence of two Rathayibacter toxicus strains reveals a tunicamycin biosynthetic cluster similar to Streptomyces chartreusis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sechler, A.J., Tancos, M.A., Schneider, D.J., King, J.G., Fennesey, C.M., Schroeder, B.K., Luster, D.G., Schneider, W.L., Rogers, E.E. 2017. Whole genome sequence of two Rathayibacter toxicus strains reveals a tunicamycin biosynthetic cluster similar to Streptomyces chartreusis. PLoS One. 12(8):e0183005.
Rathayibacter toxicus and bacterial head blight diseases of grasses ()
Murray, T.D., Schroeder, B.K., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Sechler, A.J., Rogers, E.E., Subbotin, S.A. 2017. Rathayibacter toxicus and bacterial head blight diseases of grasses. Phytopathology. 107:804-815.
Comprehensive analysis of draft genomes of two closely related Pseudomonas syringae phylogroup 2b strains infecting mono and dicotyledon host plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sultanov, R.I., Arapidi, G.P., Vinogradova, S.V., Govorun, V.M., Luster, D.G., Ignatov, A.N. 2016. Comprehensive analysis of draft genomes of two closely related Pseudomonas syringae phylogroup 2b strains infecting mono and dicotyledon host plants. BMC Genomics. 17:1010. doi 10.1186/s12864-016-3358-y.
The effect of salinity on the growth, sporulation and infection of Phytophthora ramorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preuett, J.A., Collins, D.J., Luster, D.G., Widmer, T.L. 2016. The effect of salinity on the growth, sporulation and infection of Phytophthora ramorum. Fungal Ecology. 23:123-130.
In situ hybridization for the detection of rust fungi in paraffin embedded plant tissue sections Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ellison, M.A., Mcmahon, M.B., Bonde, M.R., Luster, D.G., Palmer, C.L. 2016. In situ hybridization for the detection of rust fungi in paraffin embedded plant tissue sections. Plant Methods. 12:37. DOI: 10.1186/s13007-016-0137-3..
Kenyan isolates of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici from 2008 to 2014: Virulence to SrTmp in the Ug99 race group and implications for breeding programs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Newcomb, M., Olivera, P., Rouse, M.N., Szabo, L.J., Johnson, J.L., Gale, S.W., Luster, D.G., Wanyera, R., Macharia, G., Bhavani, S., Hodson, D., Patpour, M., Hovmoller, M., Fetch, T., Jin, Y. 2016. Kenyan isolates of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici from 2008 to 2014: Virulence to SrTmp in the Ug99 race group and implications for breeding programs. Phytopathology. 106(7):729-36. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-15-0337-R.
Records of unsuccessful attack by Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on broadleaf trees of questionable suitability in Ontario - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Potential new associations of North American parasitoids with the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) for biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duan, J.J., Aparicio, E.M., Tatman, D.M., Smith, M.T., Luster, D.G. 2016. Potential new associations of North American parasitoids with the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) for biological control. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):699–704.
First Report of the Ug99 race group of wheat stem rust, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, in Egypt - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patpour, M., Hovmoller, M., Newcomb, M., Olivera, P., Jin, Y., Luster, D.G., Hodson, D., Nazari, K., Shahin, A., Azab, M. 2016. First Report of the Ug99 race group of wheat stem rust, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, in Egypt. Plant Disease. 100(4):863.
Protein expression profiling of Rathayibacter toxicus using mass spectrometry - (Abstract Only)
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.
Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of race TKTTF of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici that caused a wheat stem rust epidemic in southern Ethiopia in 2013-2014 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olivera, P., Newcomb, M., Szabo, L.J., Rouse, M.N., Johnson, J.L., Hodson, D., Luster, D.G., Cox, J., Burgin, L., Gilligan, C., Patpour, M., Hovmoller, M., Woldeab, G., Hailu, E., Hundie, B., Tadesse, K., Pumphrey, M., Singh, R., Jin, Y. 2015. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of race TKTTF of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici that caused a wheat stem rust epidemic in southern Ethiopia in 2013-2014. Phytopathology. 105(7):917-928.
Changes in Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) shoot density following inoculation with Puccinia punctiformis and induction of symptomatic and asymptomatic systemic disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fungicide impact on in vitro germination of Basidiospores of Puccinia horiana, causal agent of Chrysanthemum white rust - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palmer, C.L., Bonde, M.R., Nester, S.E., Revell, J.M., Luster, D.G. 2015. Fungicide impact on in vitro germination of Basidiospores of Puccinia horiana, causal agent of Chrysanthemum white rust. Plant Health Progress. 16(2):73-76.
Longevity of Uromyces transversalis, causal agent of Gladiolus Rust, under various environmental conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Draft genome sequence of XANTHOMONAS ARBORICOLA strain 3004, causal agent of bacterial disease on barley ()
Evidence for systemic infection by Puccinia horiana, causal agent of Chrysanthemum White Rust, in Chrysanthemum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonde, M.R., Murphy, C.A., Bauchan, G.R., Luster, D.G., Palmer, C.L., Nester, S.E., Revell, J., Berner, D.K. 2014. Evidence for systemic infection by Puccinia horiana, causal agent of Chrysanthemum White Rust, in Chrysanthemum. Phytopathology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-09-13-0266-R.
Longevity of Puccinia horiana teliospores under various environmental conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonde, M.R., Palmer, C.L., Luster, D.G., Nester, S.E., Revell, J., Berner, D.K. 2014. Longevity of Puccinia horiana teliospores under various environmental conditions. Plant Health Progress. doi: 10.1094/PHP-RS-13-0117.
Disruption of Rpp1-mediated soybean rust resistance by virus-induced gene silencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, B., Campbell, K., Mcmahon, M.B., Luster, D.G. 2013. Disruption of Rpp1-mediated soybean rust resistance by virus-induced gene silencing. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 8(12):e27543.
Sporulation capacity and longevity of Puccinia horiana teliospores in infected chrysanthemum leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonde, M.R., Palmer, C.L., Luster, D.G., Nester, S.E., Revell, J., Berner, D.K. 2013. Sporulation capacity and longevity of Puccinia horiana teliospores in infected chrysanthemum leaves. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0823-01-RS.
Screening selected Gulf Coast forest species for susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preuett, J.A., Collins, D.J., Luster, D.G., Widmer, T.L. 2013. Screening selected Gulf Coast forest species for susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum. Plant Health Progress. PHP 2013-0730-01-RS.
Gene expression and proteomic analysis of the formation of P. pachyrhizi appressoria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stone, C.L., Mcmahon, M.B., Fortis, L.L., Nunez, A., Smythers, G.W., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D. 2012. Gene expression and proteomic analysis of the formation of P. pachyrhizi appressoria. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 13:269.
Novel phakopsora pachyrhizi extracellular proteins are ideal targets for immunological diagnostic assays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B., Edwards, H.H., Boerma, B.L., Miller, S.A., Dorrance, A.E. 2012. Novel phakopsora pachyrhizi extracellular proteins are ideal targets for immunological diagnostic assays. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(11):3890-3895.
Molecular, ultrastructural and biological characterization of Pennsylvania isolates of plum pox potyvirus (PPV) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
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.
Emerging infectious plant diseases ()
Fletcher, J., Luster, D.G., Bostock, R., Burans, J., Cardwell, K., Gottwald, T.R., Mcdaniel, L., Royer, M., Smith, K. 2010. Emerging infectious plant diseases. Emerging Infections. doi: 10.1128/9781555816803.ch18.
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.
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.
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.G., Reddy, U.K., Prom, L.K., Odvody, G.N., Luster, D.G., Magill, C. 2008. Simple sequence repeat markers useful for sorghum downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and related species. BMC Genetics. 9:77.
An Immunofluorescence Assay to Detect Urediniospores of the Soybean Rust Pathogen, Phakopsora pachyrhizi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baysal, F., Dorrance, A., Ivey, M.L., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D., Czarnecki, J., Boehm, M., Miller, S. 2009. An Immunofluorescence Assay to Detect Urediniospores of the Soybean Rust Pathogen, Phakopsora pachyrhizi. Plant Disease. 92:1387-1393.
Phytophthora Database: A forensic database supporting the identification and monitoring of Phytophthora - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, J., Park, B., Veeraraghavan, N., Jung, K., Lee, Y., Blair, J.E., Geiser, D., Isard, S., Mansfield, M.A., Nikolaeva, E., Park, S., Kim, S.H., Greene, M., Ivors, K.L., Balci, Y., Peiman, M., Erwin, D.C., Coffey, M.D., Rossman, A.Y., Farr, D.F., Cline, E., Grunwald, N.J., Luster, D.G., Schrandt, J.K., Martin, F.N., Ribeiro, O.K., Makalowska, I., Kang, S. 2008. Phytophthora Database: A forensic database supporting the identification and monitoring of Phytophthora. Plant Disease. 92:966-972.
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
Development and Validation of a Tissue based Panel for the P. ramorum Proficiency Testing Program - (Abstract Only)
Mavrodieva, V., Negi, S., Picton, D., Levy, L., Tooley, P.W., Shishkoff, N., Luster, D.G. 2008. Development and Validation of a Tissue based Panel for the P. ramorum Proficiency Testing Program. Phytopathology. 98:S100
Microbial Forensics and Plant Pathogens ()
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)
Development of simple sequence repeat markers for the soybean rust fungus, Phakopsora pachyrhizi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, S.J., Stone, C.L., Posada-Buitrago, M., Boore, J.L., Neelam, B.A., Stephens, R.M., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D., Pedley, K.F. 2008. Development of simple sequence repeat markers for the soybean rust fungus, Phakopsora pachyrhizi. Molecular Ecology Resources. 8:1310-1312.
National Plant Diagnostic Network Five-Year Review: Report of the Review Panel ()
Luster, D.G. 2008. National Plant Diagnostic Network Five-Year Review: Report of the Review Panel. Phytopathology News. 42(4): 46-47
An immunofluorescence assay to detect soybean rust urediniospores - (Abstract Only)
Baysal, F., Dorrance, A., Lewis-Ivey, M., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D., Czarnecki, J., Boehm, M., Miller, S. 2007. An immunofluorescence assay to detect soybean rust urediniospores. Phytopathology. 97:S9
Phenotypic and genetic variation among soybean rust isolates - (Abstract Only)
Anderson, S.J., Stone, C.L., Boore, J.L., Neelam, B.A., Stephens, R.M., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D., Pedley, K.F. 2007. Phenotypic and genetic variation among soybean rust isolates. Phytopathology. 97:S4
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.
Extracellular proteins from the Phakopsora pachyrhizi spore wall - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G., Mcmahon, M.B. 2007. Extracellular proteins from the Phakopsora pachyrhizi spore wall. Phytopathology. 97:S68
Pathogen threat assessment is predictive plant pathology - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G. 2007. Pathogen threat assessment is predictive plant pathology. Phytopathology. 97:S137
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.
FIRST REPORT OF PUCCINIA JACEAE VAR. SOLSTITIALIS PYCNIA ON YELLOW STARTHISTLE IN THE UNITED STATES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, A.J., Bruckart, W.L., Mcmahon, M., Luster, D.G., Smith, L. 2006. First report of puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis pycnia on yellow starthistle in the United States. Plant Disease.90:1362.
EVALUATING THE THREAT POSED BY FUNGI ON THE APHIS LIST OF REGULATED PLANT PESTS ()
Rossman, A.Y., Britton, K., Luster, D.G., Palm, M., Royer, M., Sherald, J. 2006. Evaluating the threat posed by fungi on the APHIS list of regulated plant pests. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2006-0505-01-PS. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/php/perspective/2006/fungi/
SAVING PATHOGEN COLLECTION: IT TAKES A VILLAGE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kang, S., Blair, J.E., Geiser, D.M., Khang, C., Park, S., Gehegan, M., Luster, D.G., Ivors, K.L., Kim, S.H., Lee, Y., Lee, Y., Grunwald, N.J., Veeraraghavan, N., Makalowska, I. 2006. Saving pathogen collection: it takes a village. Phytopathology. 96:920-925.
Plant Pathogen Culture Collections: It Takes a Village to Preserve These Resources Vital to the Advancement of Agricultural Security and Plant Pathology ()
Kang, S., Blair, J.E., Geiser, D.M., Khang, C., Park, S., Gahegan, M., O Donnell, K., Luster, D.G., Kim, S.H., Ivors, K.L., Lee, Y., Lee, Y., Grunwald, N.J., Martin, F.N., Coffey, M.D., Veeraraghavan, N., Makalowska, I. 2006. Plant pathogen culture collections: It takes a village to preserve these resources vital to the advancement of agricultural security and plant pathology. Phytopathology. 96:920-925.
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
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.
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.
AN ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR RATING HIGH-THREAT CROP PATHOGENS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schaad, N.W., Abrams, J., Madden, L.V., Frederick, R.D., Luster, D.G., Damsteegt, V.D., Vidaver, A.K. 2006. An assessment model for rating high-threat crop pathogens. Phytopathology 96:616-621
PLANT PATHOGEN FORENSICS: CAPABILITIES, NEEDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luster, D.G., Fletcher, J., Bender, C., Budowle, B., Cobb, W.T., Gold, S.E., Ishimaru, C.A., Melcher, U., Murch, R., Scherm, H., Seem, R.C., Sherwood, J.L., Sobral, B.W., Tolin, S.A. 2006. Plant pathogen forensics: capabilities, needs and recommendations. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 70:450-471
EARLY DETECTION OF ASIAN SOYBEAN RUST USING PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lamour, K., Habera, L., Snover-Clift, K.L., Stack, J., Pierzynski, J., Hammerschmidt, R., Jacobs, J., Byrne, J., Harmon, P.F., Wisler, G.C., Harmon, C.L., Vitoreli, A.M., Levy Laurene, Zeller, K.A., Stone, C.L., Luster, D.G., Frederick, R.D. 2006. Early detection of asian soybean rust using pcr. Plant Health Progress. DOI: 10.1094/PHP-2006-0524-01-RS.
VARIATION IN CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS AND POPULATION ORIGINS - (Proceedings)
Anderson, S.J., Luster, D.G. Variation in centaurea solstitialis and population origins. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts in Madison, WI
CERCOSPORELLA ACROPTILI AND CERCOSPORELLA CENTAUREICOLA SP. NOV. - POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS OF RUSSIAN KNAPWEED AND YELLOW STARTHISTLE, RESPECTIVELY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berner, D.K., Eskandari, F., Braun, U., Mcmahon, M.B., Luster, D.G. 2005. Cercosporella acroptili and cercosporella centaureicola sp. nov. - potential biological control agents of russian knapweed and yellow starthistle, respectively. Mycologia 97:1122-1128
IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEINS EXPRESSED IN GERMINATING PHAKOPSORA PACHYRHIZI UREDINIOSPORES - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G., McMahon, M.B., Choi, J., Carter, M.L., Nunez, A., Frederick, R.D. 2005. Identification of proteins expressed in germinating Phakopsora pachyrhizi urediniospores [abstract]. Phytopathology. 95:S63.
IN PLANTA INTERACTIONS OF THREE PLUM POX POTYVIRUS STRAINS WITHIN CULTIVAR LOVELL PEACH SEEDLINGS - (Abstract Only)
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.
THE SOYBEAN APHID, APHIS GLYCINES, A NEW VECTOR OF ENDEMIC DWARFING AND YELLOWING ISOLATES OF SOYBEAN DWARF LUTEOVIRUS - (Abstract Only)
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.
DEPLOYMENT OF PUCCINIA JACEAE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE IN CALIFORNIA - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Luster, D.G., Villegas, B., Woods, D. 2005. Deployment of puccinia jaceae for biological control of yellow starthistle in california. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts, in Lawrence, KS.
EURASIAN ORIGINS OF NORTH AMERICAN YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS L.) AS ESTIMATED BY MICROSATELLITE ANALYSIS - (Proceedings)
Anderson, S.J., Luster, D.G. 2005. Eurasian origins of north american yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis l.) as estimated by microsatellite analysis. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts, in Lawrence, KS
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION - (Proceedings)
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
TRANSMISSION OF TWO NORTH AMERICAN ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND SPECIES-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FROM INFECTED STONE FRUITS - (Proceedings)
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 - (Proceedings)
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
IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEINS IN PHAKOPSORA PACHYRHIZI UREDINIOSPORES USING MALDI-TOF/TOF MASS SPECTROMETRY - (Abstract Only)
Phytopathology 94:S69
IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEINS EXPRESSED DURING RESISTANT AND SUSCEPTIBLE SOYBEAN-RUST INTERACTIONS - (Abstract Only)
Luster, D.G., McMahon, M.B., Choi, J.J., Carter, M.L., Nunez, A., Frederick, R.D. 2004. Identification of proteins expressed during resistant and susceptible soybean-rust interactions. Phytopathology. 94:S64.
PLUM POX IN NORTH AMERICA: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND A ROLE FOR FRUIT IN VIRUS SPREAD - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
COMPARATIVE HOST RANGE OF U.S. ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS AMONG PRUNUS AND OTHER WOODY PLANT SPECIES FOLLOWING GRAFT INOCULATION OR APHID TRANSMISSION - (Abstract Only)
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.
STATUS OF PUCCINIA JACEAE IN 2004 BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE IN CALIFORNIA - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Luster, D.G., Woods, .D. 2004. Status of puccinia jaceae in 2004 biological control of yellow starthistle in california. Phytopathology. 94:S12.
DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT MODELS FOR RATING HIGH-THREAT CROP PATHOGENS - (Abstract Only)
Schaad, N.W., Abrams, J., Madden, L.V., Frederick, R.D., Luster, D.G., Damsteegt, V.D., Vidaver, A.K. 2004. Development of assessment models for rating high-threat crop pathogens. American Society for Microbiology. 215:72.
RELEASE OF PUCCINIA JACEAE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE - (Abstract Only)
Bruckart, W.L., Luster, D.G., Woods, D. 2004. Release of puccinia jaceae for biological control of yellow starthistle. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts, in Lawrence, KS. Abstract #222.
MICROBOTRYUM CARDUI, A POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT FOR CARDUUS THISTLES IN THE U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Berner, D.K., Paxson, L.K., Luster, D.G. 2004. Microbotryum cardui, a potential biological control agent for carduus thistles in the U.S. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 57:6-9.
GENERATION OF MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF ISOLATES OF PUCCINIA JACEAE, A POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yourman, L.F. and Luster, D.G. 2004. Generation of molecular markers for the identification of isolates of Puccinia jaceae, a potential biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Biological Control 29:73-80.
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION - (Proceedings)
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.
PLANT PATHOGEN DATABASE: A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR ARCHIVING AND SHARING THE GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC INFORMATION OF IMPORTANT PATHOGENS - (Abstract Only)
KANG, S., MAKALOWSKA, I., FREDERICK, R.D., LUSTER, D.G. PLANT PATHOGEN DATABASE. NATIONAL AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGY MEETINGS. 2003.
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.
PLANT PATHOGEN DATABASE: A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR ARCHIVING AND SHARING THE GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC INFORMATION OF IMPORTANT PATHOGENS - (Abstract Only)
KANG, S., MAKALOWSKA, I., FREDERICK, R.D., LUSTER, D.G. PLANT PATHOGEN DATABASE: A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FOR ARCHIVING AND SHARING THE GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC INFORMATION OF IMPORTANT PATHOGENS. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 93:S43. 2003.
PROTEIN PROFILES FROM SOYBEAN LEAVES INFECTED WITH SOYBEAN RUST - (Abstract Only)
LUSTER, D.G., MCMAHON, M.B., CHOI, J.J., FREDERICK, R.D. PROTEIN PROFILES FROM SOYBEAN LEAVES INFECTED WITH SOYBEAN RUST. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 93:S55. 2003.
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.
THE USE OF ACIDIC ELECTROLYZED WATER TO ELIMINATE MICROORGANISMS FROM WHEAT SEED OR SOIL TO DETECT TILLETIA INDICA TELIOSPORES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonde, M.R., Nester, S.E., Schaad, N.W., Frederick, R.D., and Luster, D.G. Improved detection of Tilletia indica teliospores in seed or soil by elimination of contaminating microorganisms with acidic electrolylized water. PLANT DISEASE. 87:712-718. 2003.
GENOTYPING OF PATHOGENS WITH POTENTIAL FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE WEEDS - (Proceedings)
LUSTER, D.G., BRUCKART, W.L., YOURMAN, L., MCMAHON, M.B. GENOTYPING OF PATHOGENS WITH POTENTIAL FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE WEEDS. XI International Symposium of biological Control of Weeds. p118, #68. 2003.
CURRENT EVENTS AND THE IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN PLANT PATHOGENS FOR WEED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL - (Abstract Only)
BRUCKART, W.L., BERNER, D.K., LUSTER, D.G. CURRENT EVENTS AND THE IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN PLANT PATHOGENS FOR WEED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL. WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ABSTRACTS. 43:59. 2003.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RIBOSOMAL INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACER SEQUENCES FROM YELLOW STARTHISTLE CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS - (Abstract Only)
Yourman, L.F., Shank, K., Luster, D.G. 2003. Comparative analysis of ribosomal internal transcribed spacer sequences from yellow starthistle centaurea solstitialis. Weed Science Society of America Meeting - unpublished 2003 abstracts of National meeting.
FIRST REPORT OF MUSK THISTLE RUST (PUCCINIA CARDUORUM) IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA ()
WOODS, D., PITCAIRN, M., LUSTER, D.G., BRUCKART, W.L. FIRST REPORT OF MUSK THISTLE RUST (PUCCINIA CARDUORUM) IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA. PLANT DISEASE. 86:814. 2002.
FIRST REPORT OF SILYBUM MARIANUM AS A HOST OF PUCCINIA PUNCTIFORMIS ()
BERNER, D.K., PAXSON, L.K., BRUCKART, W.L., LUSTER, D.G., MCMAHON, M.B., MICHAEL, J.L. FIRST REPORT OF SILYBUM MARIANUM AS A HOST OF PUCCINIA PUNCTIFORMIS. PLANT DISEASE. 86:1271. 2002.
EXPRESSION OF NEP1 BY FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. ERYTHOXYLI AFTER GENE REPLACEMENT AND OVEREXPRESSION USING PEG-MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bailey, B.A., Apel-Birkhold, P.C., Luster, D.G. 2002. Expression of nep1 by fusarium oxysporum f. sp. erythoxyli after gene replacement and overexpression using peg-mediated transformation. Molecular Plant Microbe International Symposium. 92:283-841.
APHID VECTOR COMPETENCE AND TRANSMISSION OF PENNSYLVANIA ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS FROM INFECTED PEACH FRUIT - (Abstract Only)
GILDOW, F.E., DAMSTEEGT, V.D., STONE, A.L., LUSTER, D.G. APHID VECTOR COMPETENCE AND TRANSMISSION OF PENNSYLVANIA ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS FROM INFECTED PEACH FRUIT. AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ABSTRACTS. 2002.
COMPARISON OF NORTH AMERICAN AND EURASIAN YELLOW STARTHISTLE POPULATIONS USING AFLP FRAGMENT PATTERN ANALYSIS - (Proceedings)
Luster, D.G., Bruckart, W.L., Pitcairn, M., Cristafaro, M. 2001. Comparison of north american and eurasian yellow starthistle populations using AFLP fragment pattern analysis. Western Society of Weed Science Meeting .Proceedings of "The First International Knapweed Symposium of the Twenty-First Centuary." p. 88.
TRANSFORMATION OF FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. ERYTHROXYLI TO ALTER PRODUCTIONOF THE PHYTOTOXIC PROTEIN NEP1 - (Abstract Only)
TRANSFORMATION-MEDIATED GENE DISRUPTION OF THE GENE, NIP1, ENCODING A 24 KDA NECROSIS INDUCING PROTEIN IN FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. ERYTHROXYLI - (Abstract Only)
PATHOGENICITY AND STABILITY OF A TAGGED FUNGAL WEED PATHOGEN - (Abstract Only)
DNA FINGERPRINTING OF WEED PATHOGENS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL - (Abstract Only)
A SELECTION AND TAGGING SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE RELEASE OF FUNGAL WEED BIOCONTROL AGENTS - (Abstract Only)
POLYMORPHIC RESTRICTION PATTERNS OF RIBOSOMAL INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACERS IN THE BIOCONTROL FUNGUS PUCCINIA CARDUORUM CORRELATE WITH WEED HOST ORIGIN - (Peer Reviewed Journal)