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Matthew A Tancos (PhD)
Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research
Research Plant Pathologist

Phone: (301) 619-7386
Fax: (301) 619-2880
Room 217

1301 DITTO AVE
BLDG 1301
FORT DETRICK, MD 217025023
Projects
Characterization of Xanthomonas Species Isolated from Non-Native and Native Cruciferous Weeds
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 438978
Develop a Microencapsulation Platform for Xanthomonas Campestris that Supports Bacterial Survival and Disease
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 439004
Utilizing Plant Pathogens as Biological Control Agents of Invasive Weeds in the United States (BRIDGE PROJECT)
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439284

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Uromyces rebeccae sp. nov., a newly described rust on the federally endangered plant, California sea-blite (Suaeda californica) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruckart, W.L., Thomas, J.L., Abbasi, M., Aime, C.M., Frederick, R.D., Tancos, M.A. 2020. Uromyces rebeccae sp. nov., a newly described rust on the federally endangered plant, California sea-blite (Suaeda californica). Mycologia. 112(3):543-551. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2020.1739602.
First Report of Xanthomonas campestris infecting Invasive Garlic Mustard in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tancos, M.A., Frederick, R.D. 2020. First Report of Xanthomonas campestris infecting Invasive Garlic Mustard in the United States. Plant Disease. 104:1251. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-19-1963-PDN.
The identification and conservation of tunicaminyluracil-related biosynthetic gene clusters in several Rathayibacter species collected from Australia, Africa, Eurasia and North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tancos, M.A., Sechler, A.J., Davis, E.W., Chang, J.H., Schroeder, B.K., Murray, T.D., Rogers, E.E. 2020. The identification and conservation of tunicaminyluracil-related biosynthetic gene clusters in several Rathayibacter species collected from Australia, Africa, Eurasia and North America. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:2914. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02914.
Discovery of tunicamycin-related biosynthetic gene clusters in three Rathayibacter species, including one endemic to the Northwest U.S. (R. agropyri) - (Abstract Only)
Dual RNA-seq analyses of Rathayibacter toxicus and bacteriophage NCPPB3778 over a time course following infection - (Abstract Only)
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.
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.
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.