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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Melvin Bolton
Sugarbeet and Potato Research
Plant Pathology

Phone: (701) 239-1373
Fax: (701) 239-1349

USDA,ARS,NCSL
1307 18TH ST N
FARGO , ND 581022765

Projects
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422872
Characterization of Factors Influencing Sugarbeet Resistance to Rhizomania
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424751

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
RNA-Sequencing of Cercospora beticola DMI-sensitive and -resistant isolates after treatment with tetraconazole identifies common and contrasting pathway induction -
Bolton, M.D., Ebert, M.K., Faino, L., Rivera-Varas, V., de Jonge, R., Van de Peer, Y., Thomma, B.P.H.J., Secor, G.A. 2016. RNA-Sequencing of Cercospora beticola DMI-sensitive and -resistant isolates after treatment with tetraconazole identifies common and contrasting pathway induction. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 92:1-13.
Mind the gap; seven reasons to close fragmented genome assemblies -
Thomma, B., Seidl, M., Shi-Kunne, Z., Cook, D., Bolton, M.D., Vankan, J., Faino, L. 2016. Mind the gap; seven reasons to close fragmented genome assemblies. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 90:24-30.
The genome of the saprophytic fungus Verticillium tricorpus reveals a complex effector repertoire largely resembling its pathogenic relatives -
Seidl, M.F., Faino, L., Van Den Berg, G.C., Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P. 2015. The genome of the saprophytic fungus Verticillium tricorpus reveals a complex effector repertoire largely resembling that of its pathogenic relatives. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28(3):362-373.
Characterization of Fusarium secorum, a new species causing Fusarium yellowing decline of sugar beet in North Central USA -
Secor, G., Rivera-Varas, V., Christ, D.S., Mathew, F.M., Khan, M.F., Varrelmann, M., Bolton, M.D. 2014. Characterization of Fusarium secorum, a new species causing Fusarium yellowing decline of sugar beet in North Central USA. Fungal Biology. 118:764-755.
Generation and characterization of a sugarbeet transcriptome and transcript-based SSR markers -
Fugate, K.K., Fajardo, D., Schlautman, B., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D., Campbell, L.G., Wiesman, E.C., Zalapa, J.E. 2014. Generation and characterization of a sugarbeet transcriptome and transcript-based SSR markers. The Plant Genome. 7(2) doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2013.11.0038.
First report of QoI-insensitive powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) on sugarbeet in the United States -
Bolton, M.D., Neher, O.T. 2014. First report of QoI-insensitive powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) on sugarbeet in the United States. Plant Disease. 98(7):1004.
The heterothallic sugarbeet pathogen Cercospora beticola contains exon fragments of both MAT genes that are homogenized by concerted evolution -
Bolton, M.D., Dejonge, R., Inderbitzin, P., Liu, Z., Birla, K., Vandepeer, Y., Subbarao, K.V., Thomma, B.P., Secor, G.A. 2014. The heterothallic sugarbeet pathogen Cercospora beticola contains exon fragments of both MAT genes that are homogenized by concerted evolution. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 62:43-54.
Molecular characterization and detection of mutations associated with resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI) fungicides in Alternaria solani -
Mallik, I., Arabiat, S., Pasche, J.S., Bolton, M.D., Patel, J.S., Gudmestad, N.C. 2014. Molecular characterization and detection of mutations associated with resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI) fungicides in Alternaria solani. Phytopathology. 104(1):40-49.
Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces storage rots in water-stressed but no unstressed sugarbeet roots -
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G., Finger, F.L. 2013. Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces storage rots in water-stressed but not unstressed sugarbeet roots. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 85:162-166.
Identification of the G143A mutation in cytochrome b associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola isolates from the Red River Valley -
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G.A., Cattanach, A.W., Metzger, M.S. 2013. Identification of the G143A mutation in cytochrome b associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola isolates from the Red River Valley. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0812-02-RS.
First evidence of a binucleate Rhizoctonia as the causal agent of dry rot canker of sugar beet in Nebraska, USA -
Harveson, R.M., Bolton, M.D. 2013. First evidence of a binucleate Rhizoctonia as the causal agent of dry rot canker of sugar beet in Nebraska. Plant Disease. 97:1508.
Extensive chromosomal reshuffling drives evolution of virulence in an asexual pathogen -
De Jong, R., Bolton, M.D., Kombrink, A., Yadeta, K.A., Van Den Berg, G.C., Thomma, B.P. 2013. Extensive chromosomal reshuffling drives evolution of virulence in an asexual pathogen. Genome Research. 23:1271-1282.
Jasmonic acid does not increase oxidative defense mechanisms or common defense-related enzymes in postharvest sugarbeet roots -
Ferrareze, J.P., Fugate, K.K., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G., Finger, F. 2013. Jasmonic acid does not increase oxidative defense mechanisms or common defense-related enzymes in postharvest sugarbeet roots. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 77:11-18.
Molecular and Cytological aspects of native periderm maturation in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers -
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D., Campbell, L.G. 2013. Molecular and Cytological aspects of native periderm maturation in potato tubers. Journal of Plant Physiology. 170:413-423.
Molecular basis of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola -
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera-Varas, V., Khan, M.F. 2013. Molecular basis of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 50:62-63.
Use of jasmonic acid and salicylic acid to inhibit growth of sugarbeet storage rot pathogens -
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2013. Use of jasmonic acid and salicylic acid to inhibit growth of sugarbeet storage rot pathogens [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 50:51.
Characterization of cytochrome b from European field isolates of Cercospora beticola with quinone outside inhibitor resistance -
Birla, K., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G.A., Khan, M.F.R., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Characterization of cytochrome b from European field isolates of Cercospora beticola with quinone outside inhibitor resistance. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 134(3):475-488.
Efficacy of variable tetraconazole rates against Cercospora beticola isolates with differing in vitro sensitivities to DMI fungicides -
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., del Rio Mendoza, L.E., Khan, M., Secor, G.A. 2012. Efficacy of variable tetraconazole rates against Cercospora beticola isolates with differing in vitro sensitivities to DMI fungicides. Plant Disease. 96(12):1749-1756.
Identification of the G143A mutation associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola field isolates from Michigan, United States -
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G. 2013. Identification of the G143A mutation associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola field isolates from Michigan, United States. Pest Management Science. 69:35-39.
Wounding induces expression of genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound-periderm development -
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D. 2013. Wounding induces expression of genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound-periderm development. American Journal of Potato Research. 90:142.
First report of sugar beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii, in North Dakota -
Nelson, B.D., Bolton, M.D., Lopez-Nicora, H.D., Niblack, T.L., Del Rio Mendoza, L. 2012. First confirmed report of sugar beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii, in North Dakota. Plant Disease. 96(5):772.
Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes effector of multiple fungal pathogens uncovered by genome and RNA sequencing -
Dejonge, R., vanEsse, P., Maruthachalam, K., Bolton, M.D., Santhanam, P., Saber, M.K., Zhang, Z., Usami, T., Lievens, B., Subbarao, K.V., Thomma, B.P. 2012. Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes effector of multiple fungal pathogens uncovered by genome and RNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(13):5110-5115.
Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet -
Rudolph, K., Nelson, B., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet. 2011 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 42:199-201.
Evaluation of the potential for sexual reproduction in field populations of Cercospora beticola from USA -
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera, V., Weiland, J.J., Rudolph, K., Birla, K., Rengifo, J., Campbell, L.G. 2012. Evaluation of the potential for sexual reproduction in field populations of Cercospora beticola from USA. Fungal Biology. 116:511-521.
Control of storage rot by induction of plant defense mechanisms using jasmonic acid and salicylic acid -
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Control of storage rot by induction of plant defense mechanisms using jasmonic acid and salicylic acid. 2011 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 42:146-148.
First report of root rot of Chicory caused by Phytophthora cryptogea in Chile -
Vargas, M., Loyola, C., Zapata, N., Rivera, V., Secor, G., Bolton, M.D., France, A. 2012. First report of root rot of Chicory caused by Phytophthora cryptogea in Chile. Plant Disease. 96(4):591.
Wounding coordinately induces cell wall protein, cell cycle and pectin methyl esterase genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound periderm development -
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Wounding coordinately induces cell wall protein, cell cycle and pectin methyl esterase genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound periderm development. Journal of Plant Physiology. 169:584-595.
Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols -
Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P. 2012. Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Humana Press. p 648.
Characterization of CbCyp51 from field isolates of Cercospora beticola -
Bolton, M.D., Birla, K., Rivera-Varas, V., Rudolph, K.D., Secor, G.A. 2012. Characterization of CbCyp51 from field isolates of Cercospora beticola. Phytopathology. 102(3):298-305.
Postharvest jasmonic acid treatment of sugarbeet roots reduces rot due to Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium claviforme, and Phoma betae -
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G. 2012. Postharvest jasmonic acid treatment of sugarbeet roots reduces rot due to Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium claviforme, and Phoma betae. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 65:1-4.
How filamentous pathogens co-opt plants; the ins and outs of eukaryotic effectors -
Dejonge, R., Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2011. How filamentous pathogens co-opt plants; the ins and outs of fungal effectors. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 14:400-406.
PCR-based detection of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola -
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G., Khan, M.F. 2011. PCR-based detection of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola. 2010 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 41:229-230. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant10/BoltenPCRBasedCB2010.pdf.
Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet -
Rudolph, K., Nelson, B., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet. 2010 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 41:236-238. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant10/RudolphSCNOnSeedlingDisease2010.pdf.
Enhancing crop protection in sugarbeet using molecular technology -
Bolton, M.D. 2011. Enhancing crop protection in sugarbeet using molecular technology. Sugar Journal. 73(9):6-8.
Jasmonic acid and salicylic acid inhibit growth of three sugarbeet storage rot pathogens -
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Jasmonic acid and salicylic acid inhibit growth of three sugarbeet storage rot pathogens [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:69.
Mechanism of DMI resistance in field isolates of Cercospora beticola -
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera, V.V., Birla, K. 2011. Mechanism of DMI resistance in field isolates of Cercospora beticola [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:94.
Correlating reduction in fungicide sensitivity in C. beticola with loss of disease control -
Secor, G.A., Bolton, M.D., Rivera, V.V., Khan, F.R. 2011. Correlating reduction in fungicide sensitivity in C. beticola with loss of disease control [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:89-90.
Effect of fungicides on disease control, yield and quality of sugarbeet inoculated with different sources of Cercospora beticola inocula -
Khan, M.F., Carlson, A.L., Secor, G., Rivera, V.V., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Effect of fungicides on disease control, yield and quality of sugarbeet inoculated with different sources of Cercospora beticola inocula [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:85.
Construction of hairpin RNA expressing vectors for RNA-mediated gene silencing in fungi -
Zhong, S., Leng, Y., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Construction of hairpin RNA expressing vectors for RNA-mediated gene silencing in fungi. In: Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. editors. Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 623-633.
Management of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of subarbeet -
Khan, M.F., Bolton, M.D. 2010. Management of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of sugarbeet. North Dakota State University Extension Service Education Materials. PP-1495. Available: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/pests/pp1495.pdf
Timing and Methodology of Application of Azoxystrobin to Control Rhizoctonia Solani in Sugarbeet -
Pooran-Desouza, S., Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2010. Timing and methodology of application of Azoxystrobin to control Rhizoctonia solani in sugarbeet [abstract.] 2010 American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 100:S102. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2010_Meeting_Abstracts/a10ma601.htm.
Soybean Cyst Nematode Infects Roots of Sugar Beet -
Rudolph, K.D., Bolton, M.D., Nelson, B.D. 2010. Soybean cyst nematode infects roots of sugar beet [abstract.] 2010 American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 100:S111. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2010_Meeting_Abstracts/a10ma657.htm.
Depth at which Rhizoctonia solani causes infection fo sugar beet -
Desouza, S., Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2010. Depth at which Rhizoctonia solani causes infection of sugar beet [abstract.] American Physical Society North Central Division. p. 20.
Temperature, Moisture, and Fungicide Effects in Managing Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D., Panella, L.W., Campbell, L.G., Khan, M.F. 2010. Temperature, Moisture, and Fungicide Effects in Managing Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet. Phytopathology. 100(7):689-697.
Impact of the Soybean Cyst Nematode on Seedling Diseases of Sugarbeet Reprint Icon -
Rudoplh, K.D., Nelson, B.D., Bolton, M.D. 2010. Impact of the Soybean Cyst Nematode on Seedling Diseases of Sugarbeet. 2009 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports, Plant Pathology. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant09/plant09.htm
Analysis of Cercospora Beticola Mating Type Gene Structure in North Central USA Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G., Campbell, L.G., Rivera, V., Rengifo, J., Weiland, J.J. 2009. Analysis of Cercospora Beticola Mating Type Gene Structure in North Central USA [abstract.] Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions XIV Abstracts. Available: http://www.ismpminet.org/meetings/abstracts/2009/p09ma64.asp.
Management of Rhizoctonia Root Rot of Sugarbeet - Fungicide Efficacy and Identification of Environmental Parameters for Disease Development -
Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2009. Management of Rhizoctonia Root Rot of Sugarbeet - Fungicide Efficacy and Identification of Environmental Parameters for Disease Development [abstract]. Phytopathology. 99(6)(Supplement):S14.
Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem Sugar Beet Variety Reprint Icon -
DeTemmerman, N., Anfinrud, M., Meulemans, M., Rick, K., Burkholz, A., DeBruyne, E., Weyens, G., Barnes, S., Horemans, S., Lefebvre, M., Bolton, M.D. 2009. Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem Sugar Beet Variety. International Sugar Journal. 111(1325):313-317.
Secreted effectors of the tomato leaf mould fungus Cladosporium fulvum are virulence factors that target host defense Reprint Icon -
Van Esse, P., De Jonge, R., Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B. 2009. Secreted Effectors of the Tomato Leaf Mould Fungus Cladosporium Fulvum are Virulence Factors that Target Host Defense [abstract.] 25th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2009, Asilomar, CA. p. 527.
The effect of temperature on Rhizoctonia disease development and fungicide efficacy in controlling Rhizoctonia root rot on sugarbeet -
Khan, M.F., Qandah, I., Bolton, M.D. 2009. The Effect of Temperature on Rhizoctonia Disease Development and Fungicide Efficacy in Controlling Rhizoctonia Root Rot on Sugarbeet [abstract]. Journal of Sugarbeet Research. 46(1&2):101-102.
Rhizomania resistance in the Tandem® sugar beet variety. -
Detemmerman, N., Anfinrud, M., Meulemans, M., Burkholz, A., Debruyne, E., Weyens, G., Barnes, S., Horemans, S., Lefebvre, M., Bolton, M.D. 2009. Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem® Sugar Beet Variety [abstract]. Journal of Sugarbeet Research. 46(1&2):99.
The effect of temperature on Rhizoctonia disease development and fungicide efficacy in controlling Rhizoctonia root rot on sugarbeet Reprint Icon -
Khan, M.F., Quandah, I., Bolton, M.D. 2009. The Effect of Temperature on Rhizoctonia Disease Development and Fungicide Efficacy in Controlling Rhizoctonia Root Rot on Sugarbeet. 2008 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 39:252-254.
Primary Metabolism and Plant Defense - Fuel for the Fire Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D. 2009. Primary Metabolism and Plant Defense - Fuel for the Fire. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 22(5):487-497.
Transformation of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum with the Green Fluorescent Protein Gene and Fluorescence of Hyphae in Four Inoculated Hosts Reprint Icon -
deSilva, A.P., Bolton, M.D., Nelson, B.D. 2009. Transformation of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum with the Green Fluorescent Protein Gene and Fluorescence of Hyphae in Four Inoculated Hosts. Plant Pathology. 48:487-496.
Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat: transcript profiling reveals a high energetic demand supported by transient recruitment of multiple metabolic pathways Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Xu, W., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Lr34-Mediated Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat: Transcript Profiling Reveals a High Energetic Demand Supported by Transient Recruitment of Multiple Metabolic Pathways. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 21(12):1515-1527.
The Cladosporium fulvum virulence protein Avr2 inhibits host proteases require for basal defense Reprint Icon -
van Esse, H.P., van't Klooster, J.W., Bolton, M.D., Yadeta, K.A., Van Baarlen, P., Boeren, S., Vervoort, J., de Wit, P.J.G.M., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2008. The Cladosporium fulvum Virulence Protein Avr2 Inhibits Host Proteases Required for Basal Defense. The Plant Cell. 20:1948-1963.
The complexity of nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen-regulated gene expression in plant pathogenic fungi Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2008. The complexity of nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen-regulated gene expression in plant pathogenic fungi. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 72:104-110.
Wheat Leaf Rust Caused by Puccinia triticina Reprint Icon -
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Wheat Leaf Rust Caused by Puccinia triticina. Molecular Plant Pathology. 9(5):563-575.
Comparative transcript profiling of Lr1- and Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat -
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Xu, W.W., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Comparative transcript profiling of Lr1- and Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, July 26-30, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. S24.
Comparative transcript profiling of race-specific and non-race specific leaf rust resistance in wheat -
Garvin, D.F., Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A. 2008. Comparative transcript profiling of race-specific and non-race specific leaf rust resistance in wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVI, January 12-16, 2008, San Diego, California. p. 321.
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