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Mark Sisterson (PhD)
Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (559) 596-2840
Fax: (559) 596-2921

9611 S. RIVERBEND AVE.
PARLIER, CA 93648

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Projects
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 439742
Identification of Novel Management Strategies for Key Pests and Pathogens of Grapevine with Emphasis on the Xylella Fastidiosa Pathosystem
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432290
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Insecticide Resistance Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 438552
Genomics Based Technology for Identification, Tracking, Surveillance, and Pest Management of Vine Mealybug in Vineyards
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 440927
Development of Vine Mealybug Genomic Resources for Species Identification, Tracking, and Insecticide Resistance Surveillance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 439077
Evaluating Imidacloprid Resistance in Vine Mealybug: Collections, Assay Development, and Surveys
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 438168

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Insect diversity in vineyards, almond orchards, olive orchards, alfalfa fields, and pastures in the San Joaquin Valley of California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Dwyer, D.P., Uchima, S.Y. 2020. Insect diversity in vineyards, almond orchards, olive orchards, alfalfa fields, and pastures in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Journal of Insect Conservation. Available: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-020-00250-2.
Xylella fastidiosa and glassy-winged sharpshooter population dynamics in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Burbank, L.P., Krugner, R., Haviland, D., Stenger, D.C. 2020. Xylella fastidiosa and glassy-winged sharpshooter population dynamics in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-20-0066-RE.
Spread of citrus tristeza virus in central California Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S., Hajeri, S. 2021. Spread of citrus tristeza virus in central California. Phytopathology. 110:S2.1. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-110-12-S2.1.
Spread of Citrus tristeza virus in citrus orchards in central California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S., Hajeri, S. 2020. Spread of Citrus tristeza virus in citrus orchards in central California. Plant Disease. 104(7):1925-1931. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-19-1791-RE.
Identification of nonhost cover crops of the three-cornered alfalfa hopper (Spissistilus festinus) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kron, C.R., Sisterson, M.S. 2020. Identification of nonhost cover crops of the three-cornered alfalfa hopper (Spissistilus festinus). American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 71(3):175-180. https://doi.org/10.5344/ajev.2020.19069.
Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California Pierce’s disease strain of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burbank, L.P., Sisterson, M.S., O'Leary, M.L. 2019. Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California Pierce’s disease strain of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter. Plant Disease. 104(1):154-160. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-19-1126-RE.
Microbiomes of Xylella fastidiosa infected grapevine in California - (Abstract Only)
Van Horn, C.R., Dai, Z., Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J. 2019. Microbiomes of Xylella fastidiosa infected grapevine in California. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 109:S2.1.
Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California grapevine isolate of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter - (Abstract Only)
Burbank, L.P., Sisterson, M.S., O'Leary, M.L. 2019. Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California grapevine isolate of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. Presented at the American Phytopathological Society meeting, Aug 3-7, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio.
Individual field-collected glassy-winged sharpshooter vectors harbor sequences from two Xylella fastidiosa subspecies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stenger, D.C., Burbank, L.P., Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S. 2019. Individual field-collected glassy-winged sharpshooter vectors harbor sequences from two Xylella fastidiosa subspecies. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 155:329-388. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01742-x.
Sharpshooters: a review of what moves Xylella fastidiosa Reprint Icon ()
Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S., Backus, E.A., Burbank, L.P., Redak, R. 2019. Sharpshooters: a review of what moves Xylella fastidiosa. Austral Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/aen.12397.
Plant microbial community associated with infection of Xylella fastidiosa revealed by next-generation-sequencing analyses - (Abstract Only)
Van Horn, C.R., Chen, J., Sisterson, M.S., Dai, Z. 2018. Plant microbial community associated with infection of Xylella fastidiosa revealed by next-generation-sequencing analyses. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 141.
Epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in the General Beale area of Kern County - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Burbank, L.P., Krugner, R., Stenger, D.C., Haviland, D. 2018. Epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in the General Beale area of Kern County. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 139.
Genotyping Xylella fastidiosa present in the glassy-winged sharpshooter in the General Beale area of Kern County, California - (Abstract Only)
Stenger, D.C., Burbank, L.P., Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S. 2018. Genotyping Xylella fastidiosa present in the glassy-winged sharpshooter in the General Beale area of Kern County, California. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 140.
Effects of nymphal diet and adult feeding on allocation of resources to glassy-winged sharpshooter egg production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2018. Effects of nymphal diet and adult feeding on allocation of resources to glassy-winged sharpshooter egg production. Environmental Entomology. 47:1173-1183. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy094.
Alfalfa and pastures: sources of pests or generalist natural enemies? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Uchima, S.Y., Dwyer, D.P. 2018. Alfalfa and pastures: sources of pests or generalist natural enemies? Environmental Entomology. 47:271-281.
Modeling effects of vector acquisition threshold on disease progression in a perennial crop following deployment of a partially resistant variety - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2018. Modeling effects of vector acquisition threshold on disease progression in a perennial crop following deployment of a partially resistant variety. Plant Pathology. 67:1388-1400.
Assessing effects of seasonality on the epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in the southern San Joaquin Valley - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Burbank, L.P., Krugner, R., Stenger, D.C. 2017. Assessing effects of seasonality on the epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in the southern San Joaquin Valley. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 149.
Effects of energy reserves and diet on glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Wallis, C.M., Stenger, D.C. 2018. Effects of energy reserves and diet on glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:159-169.
Detection and typing of Xylella fastidiosa from glassy-winged sharpshooter for Pierce’s disease epidemiology - (Abstract Only)
Burbank, L.P., Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Stenger, D.C. 2017. Detection and typing of Xylella fastidiosa from glassy-winged sharpshooter for Pierce’s disease epidemiology. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Entomological Societies Conference, Sept 17-20, 2017, Terrigal, Australia
Effects of xylem-sap composition on glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation on high and low quality host plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Wallis, C.M., Stenger, D.C. 2017. Effects of xylem-sap composition on glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation on high and low quality host plants. Environmental Entomology. 46:299-310.
Modeling deployment of Pierce’s disease resistant grapevines - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2016. Modeling deployment of Pierce’s disease resistant grapevines. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 192.
Sequence polymorphism in an insect RNA virus field population: A snapshot from a single point in space and time reveals stochastic differences among and within individual hosts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stenger, D.C., Krugner, R., Nouri, S., Ferriol, I., Falk, B.W., Sisterson, M.S. 2016. Sequence polymorphism in an insect RNA virus field population: a snapshot from a single point in space and time reveals stochastic differences among and within individual hosts. Virology. 498:209-217.
Egg maturation by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae); a vector of Xylella fastidiosa - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Wallis, C.M., Krugner, R., Stenger, D.C. 2016. Egg maturation by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae); a vector of Xylella fastidiosa. International Congress of Entomology. Available: https://esa.confex.com/esa/ice2016/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/111154.
Disentangling effects of vector birth rate, mortality rate, and abundance on spread of a plant pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2016. Disentangling effects of vector birth rate, mortality rate, and abundance on spread of a plant pathogen. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109:487-501.
Effects of glassy-winged sharpshooter feeding, size, and lipid content on egg maturation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S., Wallis, C.M., Stenger, D.C. 2015. Effects of glassy-winged sharpshooter feeding, size, and lipid content on egg maturation. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108:1014-1024.
Effects of feeding on glassy-winged sharpshooter lipid content and egg production - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Wallis, C.M., Stenger, D.C. 2014. Effects of feeding on glassy-winged sharpshooter lipid content and egg production. CDFA Pierce's Disease Research Progress Reports. p. 9.
Evaluation of olive as a host of Xylella fastidiosa and associated sharpshooter vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J., Stenger, D.C., Johnson, M.W. 2014. Evaluation of olive as a host of Xylella fastidiosa and associated sharpshooter vectors. Plant Disease. 98:1186-1193.
Evaluation of a method to quantify glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) egg maturation during a feeding assay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sisterson, M.S. 2014. Evaluation of a method to quantify glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) egg maturation during a feeding assay. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:206-214.
A method to quantify glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S. 2013. A method to quantify glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation. In: Proceedings of the Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, December 16-18, 2013, Sacramento, California. pp. 12.
Membership within the Nonpareil Marketing Group: Examination of an unclassified accession - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ledbetter, C.A., Sisterson, M.S. 2014. Membership within the Nonpareil Marketing Group: Examination of an unclassified accession. Acta Horticulturae. 1028:397-400.
Distinguishing nonpareil marketing group almond cultivars through multivariate analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ledbetter, C.A., Sisterson, M.S. 2013. Distinguishing nonpareil marketing group almond cultivars through multivariate analyses. Journal of Food Science. 78(9):S1430-S1436.
The development of a host potential index and its postharvest application to the spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellamy, D.E., Hall IV, W.A., Sisterson, M.S., Walse, S.S. 2013. The development of a host potential index and its postharvest application to the spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). PLoS One. 8(4):e61227.
Evaluation of grapevine as a host for the glassy-winged sharpshooter - (Abstract Only)
Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Wallis, C.M. 2012. Evaluation of grapevine as a host for the glassy-winged sharpshooter. In: Pierce's Disease Research Progress Reports, California Department of Food and Agriculture. pp 12.
Plant water stress effects on the net dispersal rate of the insect vector Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and movement of its egg parasitoid, Gonatocerus ashmeadi Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krugner, R., Hagler, J.R., Groves, R.L., Sisterson, M.S., Morse, J.G., Johnson, M.W. 2012. Plant water stress effects on the net dispersal rate of the insect vector Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and movement of its egg parasitoid, Gonatocerus ashmeadi Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae). Environmental Entomology. 41(6):1279-1289.
Estimation of incidence and spatial temporal distribution of Citrus Stubborn disease - (Abstract Only)
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S. 2012. Estimation of incidence and spatial temporal distribution of Citrus Stubborn disease. Phytopathology. 102:S4:141.