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Kylie Dale Swisher
Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research
Research Associate

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YAKIMA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
5230 KONNOWAC PASS ROAD
WAPATO , WA 98951
Projects
Developing New Potatoes with Improved Quality, Disease Resistance, and Nutritional Content
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434352
Zebra Chip (ZC) and Potato Exports: Pest Delimitation and Vector/Pathogen Monitoring Impacting Trade to the Pacific Rim
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 431758
Biological and Economic Impacts of Emerging Potato Tuber Necrotic Viruses and the Development of Comprehensive and Sustainable Management Practices
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 430502
Testing of Advanced Potato Germplasm for Agronomic, Storage, and Processing Quality Characteristics
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431676
Testing of Potato Genotypes for Utilization by Industry in Washington State
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431720
Advanced Breeding Line Evaluation, Testing and Hygienic Seed Multiplication of Potato for the Pacific Northwest
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431722
Short-term Impacts of Soil Applied Pesticides with Different Modes of Action (MOAs) on the Soil Microbial Community
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433180
Exploring Tobacco Rattle Virus Insensitivity Differences Between North Dakota and Washington State
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433319
Biological and Economic Impacts of Emerging Potato Tuber Necrotic Viruses and the Development of Comprehensive & Sustainable Management Practices
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434051
Exploring Tobacco Rattle Virus Insensitivity Differences Between North Dakota and Washington State
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434285
Developing New Potato Cultivars and Identifying Germplasm with Improved Performance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 432670
Analysis of Factors That Influence Potato Disease Resistance, Quality, and Nutritional Value
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 432897
Developing Methods to Protect Potato Quality, Yields and Profitability.
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 434912

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Role of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ and Bactericera cockerelli haplotypes in zebra chip incidence and symptom severity -
Potato-related research at USDA-ARS laboratories in Washington and Idaho -
Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Landolt, P.J., Thinakaran, J., Miliczky, E., Kaur, N., Navarre, D.A., Brown, C.R., Swisher, K.D., Novy, R.G., Whitworth, J.L. 2017. Potato-related research at USDA-ARS laboratories in Washington and Idaho. Potato Progress. 17(14):1-12.
Detection of pathogens associated with psyllids and leafhoppers in Capsicum annuum L. in the Mexican States of Durango, Zacatecas, and Michoacán -
CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) CpomOR1 gene affects egg production and viability -
Garczynski, S.F., Martin, J.A., Griset, M.L., Willett, L.S., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Unruh, T.R. 2017. CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) CpomOR1 gene affects egg production and viability. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(4):1847-1855.
First report of BLTVA phytoplasma in Capsicum annuum and Circulifer tenellus in Mexico -
Swisher, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Velasquez-Valle, R., Mena-Covarrubias, J. 2017. First report of BLTVA phytoplasma in Capsicum annuum and Circulifer tenellus in Mexico. Plant Disease. 101(6):1032. doi:10.1094/PDIS-12-16-1723-PDN.
Occurrence and molecular detection of Spiroplasma citri in carrots and Circulifer tenellus in Mexico -
Swisher, K.D., Velasquez-Valle, R., Mena-Covarrubias, J., Munyaneza, J.E. 2016. Occurrence and molecular detection of Spiroplasma citri in carrots and Circulifer tenellus in Mexico. Journal of Plant Pathology. 98:355-360.
Horizontal transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulus and Ipomoea (Solanales: Convolvulaceae) Reprint Icon -
Torres, G.L., Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Swisher, K.D., Garczynski, S.F., Munyaneza, J.E., Barcenas, N.M. 2015. Horizontal transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulus and Ipomoea (Solanales: Convolvulaceae). PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142734.
Use of Electrical Penetration Graph Technology to Examine Transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ to Potato by Three Haplotypes of Potato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli; Hemiptera: Triozidae) -
Mustafa, T., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Zack, R.R., Pappu, H.R., Munyaneza, J.E. 2015. Use of Electrical Penetration Graph Technology to Examine Transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ to Potato by Three Haplotypes of Potato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli; Hemiptera: Triozidae). PLoS One. 10(9):e01 38946. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138946.
A new problem and old questions: potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest -
Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Echegaray, E., Murphy, A., Rondon, S., Wohleb, C., Waters, T., Jensen, A. 2015. A new problem and old questions: potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest. American Entomologist. 61(4):234-244.
Zebra Chip: What is the risk of disease transmission through potato tubers? -
Swisher, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E. 2015. Zebra Chip: What is the risk of disease transmission through potato tubers?. Meeting Proceedings. Pp 71-75.
First Report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ Associated with Psyllid-Infested Carrots in Germany -
Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Hommes, M., Willhauck, A., Buck, H., Meadow, R. 2015. First Report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ Associated with Psyllid-Infested Carrots in Germany. Plant Disease. 99:1269.
Potato psyllids and their bacterial allies: Two fronts in the war against zebra chip disease. -
Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Garczynski, S.F., Mustafa, T., Munyaneza, J.E., Horton, D.R. 2015. Potato psyllids and their bacterial allies: Two fronts in the war against zebra chip disease.. Meeting Proceedings. Pp 1-5.
Assessing transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes through seed potato -
Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D. 2015. Assessing transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotypes through seed potato . Meeting Proceedings. pp. 59-62.
Liberibacter transmission efficiency among potato psyllid haplotypes -
Mustafa, T., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Horton, D.R., Zack, R. 2015. Liberibacter transmission efficiency among potato psyllid haplotypes. Meeting Proceedings. pp. 68-71.
Assessing reproduction of potato psyllid haplotypes -
Mustafa, T., Munyaneza, J.E., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Zack, R.S. 2015. Assessing reproduction of potato psyllid haplotypes. Meeting Proceedings. pp. 72-76.
Non-potato host plants of potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest: a year-round complication? -
Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Wohleb, C., Waters, T., Jensen, A. 2015. Non-potato host plants of potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest: a year-round complication?. Potato Progress. 15:2.
Effects of host plant on development and body size of three haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera:Triozidae) -
Mustafa, T., Horton, D.R., Swisher, K.D., Zack, R., Munyaneza, J.E. 2015. Effects of host plant on development and body size of three haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera:Triozidae). Environmental Entomology. 44:593-600.
Wolbachia infection differs among divergent mitochondrial haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reprint Icon -
Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Garczynski, S.F., Mustafa, T., Munyaneza, J.E., Horton, D.R. 2015. Wolbachia infection differs among divergent mitochondrial haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108(2):137-145.
Interhaplotype fertility and host effects of potato and bittersweet nightshade on selected reproductive traits of three haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) -
Mustafa, T., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Zack, R.S., Munyaneza, J.E. 2015. Interhaplotype fertility and host effects of potato and bittersweet nightshade on selected reproductive traits of three haplotypes of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Environmental Entomology. 44:300-308.
Reproductive status of overwintering potato psyllid: absence of photoperiod effects -
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Jensen, A. 2014. Reproductive status of overwintering potato psyllid: absence of photoperiod effects. Meeting Proceedings. 100-103.
First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' on carrot in Africa -
Wolbachia-infection differs among potato psyllid haplotypes -
Cooper, W.R., Mustafa, T., Swisher, K.D., Garczynski, S.F., Munyaneza, J.E., Horton, D.R. 2015. Wolbachia-infection differs among potato psyllid haplotypes. American Journal of Potato Research. 92:182.
Absence of photoperiod effects on mating and ovarian maturation by three haplotypes of potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) -
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Jensen, A. 2014. Absence of photoperiod effects on mating and ovarian maturation by three haplotypes of potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 111:1-2.
Latent period and transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) -
Sengoda, V.G., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Henne, D.C., Munyaneza, J.E. 2014. Latent period and transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). PLoS One. 9(3):e93475.
Assessing potato psyllid haplotypes in potato crops in the Pacific Northwestern United States -
Swisher, K.D., Sengoda, V.G., Dixon, J., Munyaneza, J.E., Murphy, A.F., Rondon, S.I., Thompson, B., Karasev, A.V., Wenninger, E.J., Olsen, N., Crosslin, J. 2014. Assessing potato psyllid haplotypes in potato crops in the Pacific Northwestern United States. American Journal of Potato Research. DOI:10.1007/s12230-014-9378-8.
Liberibacter-associated disease occurrence in Central America -
What is the source of potato psyllids colonizing Washington, Oregon, and Idaho potato fields? -
Horton, D.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Echegaray, E., Murphy, A., Rondon, S., Sengoda, V., Neven, L.G., Jensen, A. 2014. What is the source of potato psyllids colonizing Washington, Oregon, and Idaho potato fields?. Potato Progress. 14(2): 1-7.
Seasonal dispersal of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, into potato crops -
Nelson, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Crosslin, J., Munyaneza, J.E. 2014. Seasonal dispersal of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, into potato crops. Southwestern Entomologist. 39:177-186.
Restriction digestion method for haplotyping the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli -
Swisher, K.D., Crosslin, J. 2014. Restriction digestion method for haplotyping the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli. Southwestern Entomologist. 39:49-56.
Haplotypes of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, on the wild host plant, Solanum dulcamara, in the Pacific Northwestern United States -
Swisher, K.D., Sengoda, V., Dixon, J.A., Echegaray, E., Murphey, A., Rondon, S., Munyaneza, J.E., Crosslin, J. 2013. Haplotypes of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, on the wild host plant, Solanum dulcamara, in the Pacific Northwestern United States. American Journal of Potato Research. 90:570-577.
Haplotyping studies of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, in Mexico and Central America -
Swisher, K.D., Arp, A., Bextine, B., Aguilar Alvarez, E., Crosslin, J., Munyaneza, J.E. 2013. Haplotyping studies of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, in Mexico and Central America. Southwestern Entomologist. 38:201-208.
Temporal analysis of potato psyllid haplotypes in the United States -
Swisher, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Crosslin, J. 2013. Temporal analysis of potato psyllid haplotypes in the United States. Environmental Entomology. 42:381-393.
A rapid method for preparation of nucleic acid extracts from potato psyllids for detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solancearum' and molecular analysis -
Crosslin, J., Swisher, K.D., Hamlin, L.L. 2013. A rapid method for preparation of nucleic acid extracts from potato psyllids for detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solancearum' and molecular analysis. Southwestern Entomologist. 38:41-48.
High resolution melting analysis of the cytochrome oxidase I gene identifies three haplotypes of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, in the United States -
Swisher, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Crosslin, J. 2012. High resolution melting analysis of the cytochrome oxidase I gene identifies three haplotypes of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, in the United States. Environmental Entomology. 41:1019-1028.