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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Lisa Keith
Tropical Plant Genetic Resources and Disease Research
Plant Pathology

Phone: (808) 959-4357
Fax: (808) 959-3539

64 NOWELO STREET
HILO , HI 96720

Projects
Pacific Tropical/Subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resource Management and Sustainable Production Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424486
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424839
Determining Patterns and Causes of Rapid Death of O’hi’a Stands and Limitations to Their Recovery in Wet Lowland Forests of Hawaii Island
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 428887
Mini-pilot Demonstration Using Papaya Feedstock for Algae Oil and Meal Production
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429214
Characterization of Potential Feedstocks of Hawaii Island for Development of “Zero-Character” Biofuels
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423210
Areawide Mitigation and Management of Coffee Berry Borer
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424411
Mini-Pilot Scale Production of Biofuel and Animal Feed from Heterotrophic Algae
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 424272

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development of chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as a tool towards interspecies typing of Anthurium germplasm -
Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai'i Island, USA -
Mortenson, L., Hughes, F., Friday, J., Keith, L.M., Barbosa, J., Friday, N., Liu, Z., Sowards, T. 2016. Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai'i Island, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 377:83-92.
Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline -
Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nagao, M.A. 2016. Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline. Acta Horticulturae. 1109:237-242.
Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides -
Heller, W.P., Kissinger, K.R., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2015. Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides. Algal Research. 12:156-160.
Ceratocystis Wilt of ‘Ohi‘a -
Friday, J., Keith, L.M., Hughes, F. 2015. Ceratocystis Wilt of ‘Ohi‘a. Extension Publications. PD-107.
Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Hollingsworth, R.G., Keith, L.M., Tripathi, S. 2016. Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Acta Horticulturae. 1111:49-54.
Screening edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for resistance to root-knot nematodes -
Myers, R.Y., Mello, C.L., Keith, L.M. 2015. Screening edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for resistance to root-knot nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 47:258.
Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii -
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Follett, P.A., Zee, F.T. 2015. Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources. 1:1-9.
First report of Ceratocystis wilt on `Ohi`a -
Keith, L.M., Hughes, R.F., Sugiyama, L.S., Heller, W.P., Bushe, B.C., Friday, J.B. 2015. First report of Ceratocystis wilt on `Ohi`a. Plant Disease. 99(9):1276.
Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion -
Ge, X., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Li, Y. 2015. Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion. Energy and Fuels. 29:200-204.
The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium -
Suzuki, J.Y., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Myers, R.Y. 2014. The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium. HortScience. 49(10):1244-1252.
Postharvest ripening of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) and the microbial and chemical properties of its fermented juice -
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Sarnoski, P.J., Keith, L.M., Chang, L., Wei, Y. 2015. Postharvest ripening of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) and the microbial and chemical properties of its fermented juice. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants. 21:294-307.
Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion Reprint Icon -
Ge, X., T. Matsumoto Brower, L. Keith, Y. Li. 2014. Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology. 169:38-44.
Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering -
Heller, W.P., Z. Ying, T.L. Davenport, L.M. Keith, T.K. Matsumoto. 2014. Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering. Tropical Plant Biology. 7(1):19-29.
Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression -
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Cabos, R.Y.M., Suzuki, J.Y., Gonsalves, D., Thilmony, R.L. 2013. Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression. Plant Cell Reports. 32:443-451.
First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii -
Melzer, M.J., J.S. Sugano, D. Cabanas, K.K. Dey, B. Kandouh, D. Mauro, I. Rushanaedy, S. Srivastava, S. Watanabe, W.B. Borth, S. Tripathi, T. Matsumoto, L. Keith, D. Gonsalves, J.S. Hu. 2012. First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii. Plant Dis. 96(6):917.
The pebbles that started the tea and ohelo berry projects in Hawaii -
Zee, F.T., Keith, L.M., Hummer, K.E., Reed, B.M., Bassil, N.V., Strauss, A.J., Arakawa, C.N., Foote, T.G., Nakamoto, S., Hamasaki, R., Yamasaki, M., Kawabata, A., Ikawa, A.K., Silva, J., Love, K., Durst, B., Chang, Y. 2011. The pebbles that started the tea and ohelo berry projects in Hawaii [abstract]. HortScience. 46(9):S88.
Influence of packaging on quality retention of Longans (Dimocarpus longan) under constant and fluctuating postharvest temperatures -
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M. 2011. Influence of packaging on quality retention of Longans (Dimocarpus longan) under constant and fluctuating postharvest temperatures. HortScience. 46: 917-923.
Microorganisms and antifungal properties associated with noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit and fermented juice in Hawaii -
Nishijima, K.A., Wall, M.M., Keith, L.M. 2011. Microorganisms and antifungal properties associated with noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit and fermented juice in Hawaii. Phytopathology. 101:S129.
Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii Reprint Icon -
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nishijima, K.A., Wall, M.M., Nagao, M. 2011. Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii. HortScience. 46:730 - 735.
Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. -
Matsumoto, T.K., M.A. Nagao, Francis T.P. Zee, K. A. Nishijima, L. Keith and M. Wall. 2010. Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. HortScience 45(8):S135.
Postharvest practices for managing the quality of longans and rambutans Reprint Icon -
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M.A. 2010. Postharvest practices for managing the quality of longans and rambutans. Acta Horticulturae. 880: 473-480.
Producing potted ornamental ohelo, Vaccinium reticulatum (Smith) Reprint Icon -
Zee, F.T., Hamasaki, R.T., Nakamoto, S.T., Keith, L.M., Hummer, K.E., Reed, B.M., Kawabata, A. 2010. Producing potted ornamental ohelo, Vaccinium reticulatum (Smith). University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Bulletin.
Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi Reprint Icon -
Rossman, A.Y., Farr, D.F., Schoch, C., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Goenaga Portela, R.J. 2010. Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi. Mycoscience. 51:300-309.
Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya -
Matsumoto, T.K., F.T.P. Zee, J.Y. Suzuki, S. Tripathi, B. Mackey, R. Hollingsworth, M. Shintaku and L. Keith. 2009. Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Plant Biology 2009. Honolulu, HI. P09021 pg. 166.
Guava diseases in Hawaii and the characterization of Pestalotiopsis spp. affecting guava Reprint Icon -
Keith, L.M., Zee, F.T. 2010. Guava diseases in Hawaii and the characterization of Pestalotiopsis spp. affecting guava. Acta Horticulturae. 849:269-275.
Canker and twig dieback of blueberry caused by Pestalotiopsis spp. and a Truncatella sp. in Chile Reprint Icon -
Espinoza, J.G., Briceno, E.X., Keith, L.M., Latorre, B.A. 2008. Canker and twig dieback of blueberry caused by Pestalotiopsis spp. and a Truncatella sp. in Chile. Plant Dis. 92:1407-1414.
First report of Pestalotiopsis virgatula on rambutan in Hawaii Reprint Icon -
Keith, L.M. 2008. First report of Pestalotiopsis virgatula on rambutan in Hawaii. Plant Disease 92(5):835.
Atypical internal yellowing of papaya fruit in Hawaii caused by Enterobacter sakazakii Reprint Icon -
Keith, R.C., K.A. Nishijima, L.M. Keith, M.M. Fitch, W.T. Nishijima, M.M. Wall. 2008. Atypical internal yellowing of papaya fruit in Hawaii caused by Enterobacter sakazakii. Plant Disease. 92:487.
Evergreen Production of Southern Highbush Blueberries in Hawaii -
Hummer, K.E., Zee, F.T., Strauss, A.J., Keith, L.M., Nishijima, W. 2007. Evergreen Production of Southern Highbush Blueberries in Hawaii. Journal of American Pomological Society. 61(4):188-195.
First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico -
Rossman, A.Y., Goenaga, R.J., Keith, L.M. 2007. First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 91:1685.
Tropical Fruit Diseases -
Keith,L. 2007. Tropical Fruit Diseases. 16th Annual International Tropical Fruit Conference. [CD-ROM]. Hilo, HI. Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. www.hawaiitropicalfruitgrowers.org
From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management -
Zee, F.T., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M., Nishina, M. 2007. From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management. Keith,L. 2007. Tropical Fruit Diseases. 16th Annual International Tropical Fruit Conference. [CD-ROM]. Hilo, HI. Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. www.hawaiitropicalfruitgrowers.org
Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis) -
Keith, L.M., Ko, W., Sato, D.M. 2006. Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis). Extension Publications. PD-33. Available: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/SCM-14.pdf
The algT gene of Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea and new insights into the transcriptional organization of the algT-muc gene cluster. -
Schenk, A., Berger, M., Keith, L.M., Bender, C.L., Muskhelishvili, G., Ullrich, M.S. 2006. The algT gene of Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea and new insights into the transcriptional organization of the algT-muc gene cluster. Journal of Bacteriology. 188(23):8013-8021
IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PESTALOTIOPSIS SPP. CAUSING SCAB DISEASE OF GUAVA, PSIDIUM GUAJAVA L. IN HAWAII -
Keith, L.M., Velasquez, M., Zee, F.T. 2006. Identification and characterization of pestalotiopsis spp. causing scab disease of guava, psidium guajava l. in Hawaii. Plant Disease, 90:1, pp. 16 - 23.
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BURKHOLDERIA GLADIOLI FROM ORCHIDS IN HAWAII -
Keith, L.M., Sewake, K., Zee, F.T. 2005. Isolation and characterization of burkholderia gladioli from orchids in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 89:1273-1278.
ASSOCIATION OF ENTEROBACTER CLOACAE WITH RHIZOME ROT OF 'EDIBLE' GINGER IN HAWAII -
Nishijima, K.A., Alvarez, A.M., Hepperly, P.R., Shintaku, M.H., Keith, L.M., Sato, D.M., Bushe, B.C., Armstrong, J.W., Zee, F.T. 2004. Association of enterobacter cloacae with rhizome rot of 'edible' ginger in hawaii. Plant Disease. Vol. 88 No. 12, pgs. 1318 - 1327.
HAWAIIAN GROWN GUAVA AS A MODEL FOR STUDYING PLANT DISEASE -
Keith, L.M., Zee, F.T. 2004. Hawaiian grown guava as a model for studying plant disease. Meeting Abstract. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting 94:S50.
SMALL-SCALE TEA GROWING AND PROCESSING IN HAWAII -
Cooperative Extension Service New Plants for Hawaii NPH-9, 14 pg.
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PERSISTENT PHYTOPATHOGENIC BACTERIA FROM ORCHIDS -
Phytopathology. 2003. 93 pg s43
ALGINATE GENE EXPRESSION BY PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE PV. TOMATO DC3000 IN HOST AND NONHOST PLANTS -
Microbiology (2003) 149 pgs 1127 - 1138
RPON IS REQUIRED FOR PLASMID-ENCODED CORONATINE BIOSYNTHESIS IN PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE -
Plasmid 49, 2003, pgs. 106 - 117.
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