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Mark Sisterson
Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research
Research Entomologist

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

9611 S. RIVERBEND AVE.
PARLIER , CA 93648
Projects
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

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Infection of blueberry cultivar Emerald with a California grapevine isolate of Xylella fastidiosa and acquisition by glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Individual field-collected glassy-winged sharpshooter vectors harbor sequences from two Xylella fastidiosa subspecies -
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01742-x.
Sharpshooters: a review of what moves Xylella fastidiosa -
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.
Epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in the General Beale area of Kern County -
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 -
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 -
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.
Alfalfa and pastures: sources of pests or generalist natural enemies? -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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) -
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.
Roguing with replacement in perennial crops: modeling conditions for successful disease management -
Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2013. Roguing with replacement in perennial crops: modeling conditions for successful disease management. Phytopathology. 103:117-128.
Evaluation of grapevine as a host for the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
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) -
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 -
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S. 2012. Estimation of incidence and spatial temporal distribution of Citrus Stubborn disease. Phytopathology. 102:S4:141.
Sustained susceptibility of Pink Bollworm to Bt cotton in the United States -
Tabashnik, B., Morin, S., Unnithan, G., Yelich, A., Ellers-Kirk, C., Harpold, V., Sisterson, M.S., Ellsworth, P., Dennehy, T., Antilla, L., Liesner, L., Whitlow, M., Staten, R., Fabrick, J.A., Li, X., Carriere, Y. 2012. Sustained susceptibility of Pink Bollworm to Bt cotton in the United States. GM Crops. 3:194-200.
Effects of entomopathogenic nematodes on the evolution of pink bollworm resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac. -
Gassmann, A., Hannon, E.R., Sisterson, M.S., Stock, P., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B. 2012. Effects of entomopathogenic nematodes on the evolution of pink bollworm resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ac. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105:994-1005.
Host selection by a phytophagous insect: the interplay between feeding, egg maturation, egg load, and oviposition -
Sisterson, M.S. 2012. Host selection by a phytophagous insect: the interplay between feeding, egg maturation, egg load, and oviposition. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6:351-360.
Management of almond leaf scorch disease: long term data on yield, tree vitality, and disease progress -
Sisterson, M.S., Ledbetter, C.A., Higbee, B., Groves, R., Chen, J., Daane, K. 2012. Management of almond leaf scorch disease: long term data on yield, tree vitality, and disease progress. Plant Disease. 96:1037-1044.
Discriminating Nonpareil marketing group almond cultivars through multivariate analyses -
Xylella fastidiosa infection of grapevines affects xylem levels of phenolic compounds and pathogenesis-related proteins -
Wallis, C.M., Chen, J., Sisterson, M.S. 2011. Xylella fastidiosa infection of grapevines affects xylem levels of phenolic compounds and pathogenesis-related proteins. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p.22.
Effects of Insect Origin, Gender, and Age on Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to Grapevines by Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) -
Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S., Lin, H. 2012. Effects of Insect Origin, Gender, and Age on Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to Grapevines by Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105(2):280-286.
Reovirus genomes from plant-feeding insects represent a newly discovered lineage within the family Reoviridae -
Spear, A., Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2012. Reovirus genomes from plant-feeding insects represent a newly discovered lineage within the family Reoviridae. Virus Research. 163:503-511.
Validation and comparison of a hierarchal sampling plan for estimating incidence of citrus stubborn disease -
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S. 2012. Validation and comparison of a hierarchal sampling plan for estimating incidence of citrus stubborn disease. International Organization of Citrus Virologists Proceedings. Available: http://www.ivia.es/iocv/archivos/Proceedings_XVIII_Conference/Yokomi_and_Sisterson.pdf.
Glassy-winged sharpshooter excreta production and egg maturation on grapevines -
Sisterson, M.S., Wallis, C.M. 2011. Glassy-winged sharpshooter excreta production and egg maturation on grapevines. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, Dec 13-15, 2011, Sacramento, CA. Available: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/pdcp/Documents/2011_Proc.pdf
Viral sequence polymorphism as a surrogate data set to assess attributes of an invasive insect population -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., French, R.C. 2011. Viral sequence polymorphism as a surrogate data set to assess attributes of an invasive insect population. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Reno, Nevada, Nov 13-16, 2011. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2011/webprogram/Paper57539.html.
Modeling the spread of insect transmitted plant pathogens: roguing in perennial crops -
Sisterson, M.S. 2011. Modeling the spread of insect transmitted plant pathogens: roguing in perennial crops. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2011, Reno, Nevada. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2011/webprogram/Paper57528.html.
Population Genetics of Homalodisca Vitripennis phytoreovirus reveals a bottleneck in the CA population and validates timing and limited introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., French, R.C. 2011. Population Genetics of Homalodisca Vitripennis phytoreovirus reveals a bottleneck in the CA population and validates timing and limited introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Phytopathology. 101:S171.
Xylella fastidiosa infection of grapevines affects host secondary metabolite and defense-related protein levels within xylem -
Wallis, C.M., Sisterson, M.S. 2011. Xylella fastidiosa infection of grapevines affects host secondary metabolite and defense-related protein levels within xylem. Phytopathology. 101:S185.
Management of insect-transmitted plant pathogens: defining conditions for successful roguing with a spatially-explicit simulation model -
Sisterson, M.S. 2011. Management of insect-transmitted plant pathogens: defining conditions for successful roguing with a spatially-explicit simulation model. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, March 27-30, 2011, Waikoloa, HI. p. 113-114.
Spissistilus festinus reovirus: a novel, unassigned species of the family Reoviridae infecting the three-cornered alfalfa hopper -
Spear, A., Sisterson, M.S., Stenger, D.C. 2011. Spissistilus festinus reovirus: a novel, unassigned species of the family Reoviridae infecting the three-cornered alfalfa hopper [abstract]. American Society for Virology Meeting. p.334.
VECTOR ABILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF HOMALODISCA VITRIPENNIS (GERMAR) (HEMIPTERA: CICADELLIDAE) FROM GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA -
Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S., Lin, H. 2011. VECTOR ABILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF HOMALODISCA VITRIPENNIS (GERMAR) (HEMIPTERA: CICADELLIDAE) FROM GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. p.25.
Seasonal abundance of Draeculacephala minerva and other Xylella fastidiosa vectors in California almond orchards and vineyards -
Daane, K.M., Wistrom, C., Shapland, E.B., Sisterson, M.S. 2011. Seasonal abundance of Draeculacephala minerva and other Xylella fastidiosa vectors in California almond orchards and vineyards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104:367-374.
Estimation of Incidence and Spatial Temporal Distribution of Citrus Stubborn Disease -
Yokomi, R.K., Sisterson, M.S. 2010. Estimation of Incidence and Spatial Temporal Distribution of Citrus Stubborn Disease [abstract]. International Organization of Citrus Virologists Proceedings. 31:s53.
Carpological variability of almond (Prunus dulcis [Mill.] D.A. Webb cv Nonpareil) in a single orchard during seven consecutive harvests -
Ledbetter, C.A., Sisterson, M.S. 2010. Carpological variability of almond (Prunus dulcis [Mill.] D.A. Webb cv Nonpareil) in a single orchard during seven consecutive harvests. HortScience. 45(12):1788-1792.
Survey of green sharpshooter populations in and near vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley -
Sisterson, M.S., Daane, K. 2010. Survey of green sharpshooter populations in and near vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, San Diego, CA, Dec 15-17, 2010. Available: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/pdcp/2010_Research_Proceedings.html.
EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND VECTOR ABILITY OF GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTERS FROM ALLOPATRIC POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA -
Krugner, R., Sisterson, M.S., Lin, H. 2010. EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND VECTOR ABILITY OF GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTERS FROM ALLOPATRIC POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA. [abstract]CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, Dec 15-17, 2010, San Diego, CA. p. 21.
Suppressing Resistance to Bt Cotton with Sterile Insect Releases -
Tabashnik,B.E., Sisterson,M.S., Antilla,L., Liesner,L., Staten,R.T., Ellsworth, P.C., Fabrick,J.A., Yelich,A.J., Unnithan,G.C., Ellers-Kirk,C., Carriere,Y. 2010. Suppressing resistance to Bt cotton with sterile insect releases. Nature Biotechnology. 28(12):1304-1307.
Population genetics of Homalodisca vitripennis reovirus validates timing and limited introduction to California of its invasive insect host, the glassy-winged sharpshooter Reprint Icon -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., French, R.C. 2010. Population genetics of Homalodisca vitripennis reovirus validates timing and limited introduction to California of its invasive insect host, the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Virology. 407:53-59.
Suppressing resistance to Bt crops without refuges: fact or folly? -
Tabashnik, B., Sisterson, M.S., Antilla, L., Fabrick, J.A., Carriere, Y., Liesner, L., Staten, R. 2010. Suppressing resistance to Bt crops without refuges: fact or folly?. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting abstracts. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/Paper50042.html.
Effects of four nematodes species on fitness costs of pink bollworm resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac -
Hannon, E., Sisterson, M.S., Stock, P., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B., Gassmann, A. 2010. Effects of four nematodes species on fitness costs of pink bollworm resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dec 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/Paper50094.html
Effects of four entomopathogenic nematode species on fitness costs of pink bollworm resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac Reprint Icon -
Hannon, E., Sisterson, M.S., Stock, P., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B., Gassmann, A. 2010. Effects of four entomopathogenic nematode species on fitness costs of pink bollworm resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:1821-1831.
Plant-feeding insects harbor double-stranded RNA viruses encoding a novel proline-alanine rich protein and a polymerase distantly related to that of fungal viruses -
Spear, A., Sisterson, M.S., Yokomi, R.K., Stenger, D.C. 2010. Plant-feeding insects harbor double-stranded RNA viruses encoding a novel proline-alanine rich protein and a polymerase distantly related to that of fungal viruses. Virology. 404:304-311.
Distribution of glassy-winged sharpshooter and threecornered alfalfa hopper on plant hosts in the San Joaquin valley -
Wistrom, C., Sisterson, M.S., Pryor, M., Hashim, J., Daane, K.M. 2010. Distribution of glassy-winged sharpshooter and threecornered alfalfa hopper on plant hosts in the San Joaquin valley. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(4):1051-1059.
Epidemiology of Diseases Caused by Xylella fastidiosa in California: Evaluation of Alfalfa As A Source of Vectors and Inocula Reprint Icon -
Sisterson, M.S., Thimmiraju, S., Daane, K., Lynn-Patterson, K., Groves, R. 2010. Epidemiology of Diseases Caused by Xylella fastidiosa in California: Evaluation of Alfalfa As A Source of Vectors and Inocula. Plant Disease. 94:827-834.
Epidemiology of almond leaf scorch disease in the San Joaquin Valley of California -
Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J., Daane, K., Groves, R., Higbee, B., Ledbetter, C.A. 2010. Epidemiology of almond leaf scorch disease in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Phytopathology. 100:S119.
Effects of egg load on the oviposition behavior of the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Sisterson, M.S. 2010. Effects of egg load on the oviposition behavior of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Entomological Society of America Regional Meetings, April 11-14, 2010, Boise, ID. Available: http://ipm.wsu.edu/PBESA/PDFsPBESA2010/2010_PBESA_Abstracts_Updated.pdf
Novel double-stranded RNA viruses of plant-feeding insects encode a serine-alanine-proline rich protein and a polymerase distantly related to fungal viruses -
Spear, A., Sisterson, M.S., Yokomi, R.K., Stenger, D.C. 2010. Novel double-stranded RNA viruses of plant-feeding insects encode a serine-alanine-proline rich protein and a polymerase distantly related to fungal viruses. American Society for Virology Meeting Scientific Program. P.79.
A Theoretical Assessment of Methods to Reduce the Spread of Insect Vectored Plant Pathogens -
Sisterson, M.S. 2009. A Theoretical Assessment of Methods to Reduce the Spread of Insect Vectored Plant Pathogens. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dec 11-16, 2009, Indianapolis, IN. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2009/webprogram/Paper39914.html
Effects of pink bollworm resistance to Bt on phenoloxidase activity and susceptibility to entomopathogenic nematodes. -
Gassman, A.J., Fabrick, J.A., Sisterson, M.S., Hannon, E.R., Stock, P.S., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E. 2009. Effects of pink bollworm resistance to Bt on phenoloxidase activity and susceptibility to entomopathogenic nematodes.. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102 (3): 1224-1232
The Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Vector of Xylella fastidiosa Harbors a Phytoreovirus -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Backus, E.A., Hunter, W.B. 2009. The Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Vector of Xylella fastidiosa Harbors a Phytoreovirus. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (07/09). Phytopathology 99: S124.
Genomic Characterization of a Phytoreovirus species infecting the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Backus, E.A., Hunter, W.B. 2009. Genomic Characterization of a Phytoreovirus species infecting the glassy-winged sharpshooter[abstract]. American Society for Virology Meeting. p.342.
Changes in the epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in California due to introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Sisterson, M.S. 2009. Changes in the epidemiology of Pierce’s disease in California due to introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Phytopathology 99:S170.
Spread of insect-vectored plant pathogens: use of simulation models to assess the role of ecological and operational factors -
Sisterson, M.S. 2009. Spread of insect-vectored plant pathogens: use of simulation models to assess the role of ecological and operational factors. Pacific Branch Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. March 29-April 1, 2009, San Diego, CA. Available: http://groups.ucanr.org/_2009_PBESA/files/64137.pdf
A New Phytoreovirus Infecting the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Backus, E.A., Hunter, W.B. 2009. A New Phytoreovirus Infecting the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis). Virology. 386:469-477.
Characterization of a new Phytoreovirus species infecting the glassy-winged sharpshooter -
Stenger, D.C., Sisterson, M.S., Krugner, R., Backus, E.A., Hunter, W.B. 2008. Characterization of a new Phytoreovirus species infecting the glassy-winged sharpshooter [abstract]. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 15-17, 2008, San Diego, California; Poster abstracts not published in Proceedings.
Transmission of Insect-Vectored Pathogens: Effects of Vector Fitness as a Function of Infectivity Status -
Sisterson, M.S. 2009. Transmission of Insect-Vectored Pathogens: Effects of Vector Fitness as a Function of Infectivity Status. Environmental Entomology. 38:345-355.
Long term evaluation of the effects of almond leaf scorch disease on orchard productivity -
Sisterson, M.S., Daane, K. 2008. Long term evaluation of the effects of almond leaf scorch disease on orchard productivity. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Almond Industry Conference, December 10-11, 2008, Modesto, California. p. 164-166.
Assessing the post-winter threat of glassy-winged sharpshooter populations -
Johnson, M.W., Lynn-Patterson, K., Sisterson, M.S., Groves, R. 2008. Assessing the post-winter threat of glassy-winged sharpshooter populations. In: Proceedings of the CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 15-17, 2008, San Diego, California. p. 22-27.
Assessment of the importance of alfalfa to the epidemiology of xylellae diseases in the San Joaquin Valley of California -
Sisterson, M.S., Groves,, R., Daane,, K., Thimmiraju,, S. 2008. Assessment of the importance of alfalfa to the epidemiology of xylellae diseases in the San Joaquin Valley of California. In: Proceedings of the CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 15-17, 2008, San Diego, California. p. 239-241.
Egg maturation dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis -
Sisterson, M.S. 2008. Egg maturation dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Available: http://esa/confex.com/esa/2008/techprogram/paper_37515.htm
Egg load dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis -
Sisterson, M.S. 2008. Egg load dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis. Environmental Entomology. 37(5):1200-1207(8).
Assessment of the role of alfalfa in the spread of Xylella fastidiosa in California -
Sisterson, M.S., Thimmiraju,, S.R., Daane,, K., Groves,, R.L. 2008. Assessment of the role of alfalfa in the spread of Xylella fastidiosa in California. Phytopathology 98:S147-S147.
Evaluation of the Genetic Structure of Xylella fastidiosa Populations Collected from Almond orchards in California -
Thimmiraju,, S.R., Daane,, K., Groves,, R.L., Lin, H., Sisterson, M.S. 2008. Evaluation of the Genetic Structure of Xylella fastidiosa Populations Collected from Almond orchards in California. Phytopathology 98:S156-S156.
The development of seed-propagated peach-almond hybrids for use as almond rootstocks (Oral presentation) -
Use of GIS maps in assessing the role of alfalfa in the epidemiology of xylellae diseases in California -
Sisterson, M.S., Lynn-Patterson, K., Thammiraju,, S.R., Daane,, K., Groves,, R.L. 2008. Use of GIS maps in assessing the role of alfalfa in the epidemiology of xylellae diseases in California. California Geographic Information Systems (CalGIS) Annual Conference. Available: http://www.calgis.org/
Potential for Entomopathogens to Delay Resistance to Bt Crops -
Gassmann,, A., Stock,, S., Sisterson, M.S., Carriere,, Y., Tabashnik,, B. 2008. Potential for Entomopathogens to Delay Resistance to Bt Crops. Entomology International Congress, July 6-12, 2008, Durban, South Africa. Abstract Not Available.
Potential application of entomopathogens in resistance management for Bt crops -
Gassmann,, A., Carriere,, Y., Stock,, S., Sisterson, M.S., Tabashnik,, B. 2008. Potential application of entomopathogens in resistance management for Bt crops. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting North Central Branch. Available: http://www.ent.iastate.edu/entsoc/ncb/node/138
Distribution and Management of Citrus in California: Implications for Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter -
Sisterson, M.S., Yacoub,, R., Montez,, G., Grafton-Cardwell, E., Groves,, R.L. 2008. Distribution and Management of Citrus in California: Implications for Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101:1041-1050.
Epidemiology of xylellae diseases in the San Joaquin Valley of California: the role of alfalfa -
Sisterson, M.S., Thimmiraju,, S.R., Daane,, K., Groves,, R.L. 2008. Epidemiology of xylellae diseases in the San Joaquin Valley of California: the role of alfalfa. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. Available: http://groups.ucanr.org/pbesa/files/50028.pdf.
Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds -
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Sisterson, M.S., Brandl, D.G. 2007. Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds. Proceedings of the 35th Almond Industry Conference, Modesto, California. p. 1-6.
Synergistic interactions between entomopathogenic nematodes and Bt crops: integrating biological control and resistance management -
Gassmann, A.J., Stock, P.S., Sisterson, M.S., Carriere, Y., Tabashnik, B.E. 2008. Synergistic interactions between entomopathogenic nematodes and Bt crops: integrating biological control and resistance management. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:957-966.
Effects of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease on Yield and Tree Vitality -
Sisterson, M.S. 2007. Effects of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease on Yield and Tree Vitality. In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Almond Industry Conference, December 5-6, 2007, Modesto, California. p. 138-140.
Assessing the Post-Winter Threat of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Populations -
Johnson,, M.W., Lynn-Patterson,, K., Sisterson, M.S., Groves,, R. 2007. Assessing the Post-Winter Threat of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Populations. In: Proceedings of the Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, December 12-14, 2007, San Diego, California. p. 34-37.
Assessing the potential of forage alfalfa crops to serve as Xylella fastidiosa, primary inoculum sources in the San Joaquin Valley -
Sisterson, M.S., Groves, R., Daane, K. 2007. Assessing the potential of forage alfalfa crops to serve as Xylella fastidiosa, primary inoculum sources in the San Joaquin Valley. In: Procedings of the Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, December 12-14, 2007, San Diego, California. p. 279-280.
Effects of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease on Almond Yield and Implications for Management -
Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J., Civerolo, E.L., Ledbetter, C.A., Groves, R.L. 2008. Effects of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease on Almond Yield and Implications for Management. Plant Disease 92:409-414.
Effects of Insect Preference for Healthy or Infected Plants on Spread of an Inspect Vectored Plant Pathogen: Insights from a Model -
Sisterson, M.S. 2008. Effects of Insect Preference for Healthy or Infected Plants on Spread of an Inspect Vectored Plant Pathogen: Insights from a Model. Journal of Economic Entomology 101: 1-8.
Advanced Generation Peach-Almond Hybrids as Seedling Rootstocks for Almond: First Year Growth and Potential Pollenizers for Hybrid Seed Production -
Ledbetter, C.A., Sisterson, M.S. 2007. Advanced Generation Peach-Almond Hybrids as Seedling Rootstocks for Almond: First Year Growth and Potential Pollenizers for Hybrid Seed Production. Euphytica. 160(2): 259-266.
Distribution and Management of Citrus in California: Implications for Spread and Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca Vitripennis -
Sisterson, M.S., Yacoub, R., Montez, G., Grafton-Cardwell, E., Groves, R. 2007. Distribution and Management of Citrus in California: Implications for Spread and Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca Vitripennis. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstacts. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2007/techprogram/paper_32119.htm
Impact of Entomopathogens on Pest Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis. -
Gassmann, A.J., Carriere, Y., Stock, S.P., Sisterson, M.S., Tabashnik, B.E. 2007. Impact of Entomopathogens on Pest Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2007/techprogram/paper_28502.htm
Pink Bollworm Resistance to Bt Cotton: Still Rare After All These Years. -
Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A., Morin, S., Sisterson, M.S., Carriere, Y., Dennehy, T.J. 2007. Pink Bollworm Resistance to Bt Cotton: Still Rare After All These Years. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting. Available: http://www.sipweb.org/Meeting_Abstracts/2007abstracts.pdf
Effects of Transgenic Bt Cotton on Insecticide Use and Predatory Insect Abundance -
Sisterson, M.S., Biggs, R.W., Manhardt, N.M., Carriere, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Tabashnik, B.E. 2007. Effects of Transgenic Bt Cotton on Insecticide Use and Predatory Insect Abundance. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 124:305-311.
Alfalfa as an important inoculum source of Xylella fastidiosa -
Sisterson, M.S., Thammiraju, S.R., Daane, K., Groves, R.L. 2007. Alfalfa as an important inoculum source of Xylella fastidiosa [abstract]. Phytopathology. 97:S108.
Assessing the risk of the evolution of resistance to pesticides using spatially complex simulation models -
Caprio, M.A., Storer, N., Sisterson, M.S., Peck, S., De Holanda Nunes, M. 2008. Assessing the risk of the evolution of resistance to pesticides using spatially complex simulation models. In: Global Pesticide Resistance in Arthropods. Whalon, Mota-Sanchez, and Hollingworth (eds). CAB International, Wallingford, UK. p. 90-117.
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALMOND LEAF SCORCH DISEASE IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA: FACTORS AFFECTING PATHOGEN DISTRIBUTION AND MOVEMENT -
Groves, R., Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J., Lin, H. 2007. Epidemiology of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease in the San Joaquin Valley of California: factors affecting pathogen distribution and movement. In: Proceedings of the 34th Almond Industry Conference, December 6-7, 2006, Modesto, California. p. 176-183.
NON-TARGET EFFECTS OF BT CROPS: IMPLICATIONS OF SOURCE-SINK POPULATION DYNAMICS. -
Sisterson, M.S., Carriere, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Tabashnik, B.E. 2007. Non-target effects of bt crops: implications of source-sink population dynamics. Environmental Entomology. 36:121-127.
MODELING GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTER PHENOLOGY AND PIERCE'S DISEASE INCIDENCE -
Sisterson, M.S., Groves, R.L., Son, Y., Johnson, M., Lynn, K., Daane, K., Hill, B. 2006. Modeling Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Phenology and Pierce's Disease Incidence [abstract].VIIIth European Congress of Entomology Abstract Book. p. 28
EGG LOAD DYNAMICS OF HOMALODISCA COAGULATA -
Sisterson, M.S. 2006. Egg Load Dynamics of Homalodisca coagulata [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. online - http://esa.confex.com/esa/2006/techprogram/paper_26075.htm
VECTOR FITNESS AS A FUNCTION OF INFECTIVITY STATUS ALTERS DISEASE DYNAMICS. -
Sisterson, M.S., Chen, J. 2006. Vector Fitness as a Function of Infectivity Status Alters Disease Dynamics. Phytopathology 96:S108.
EFFECTS OF VECTOR PREFERENCE FOR HEALTHY OR INFECTED PLANTS ON THE SPREAD OF A PLANT PATHOGEN -
Sisterson, M.S. 2006. Effects of vector preference for healthy or infected plants on the spread of a plant pathogen. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. Available: http//pbesa.prosser.wsu.edu/2006abs.pdf
IMPACTS OF BT CROPS ON NON-TARGET ARTHROPODS: IMPLICATIONS OF OFF-SITE EFFECTS. -
Sisterson, M.S., Carriere, Y., Dennehy, T.J., Tabashnik, B.E. 2005. Impacts of Bt crops on non-target arthropods: implications of off-site effects. Entomology Society of America Annual Meeting. Available: http://esa.confex.com/esa/2005/techprogram/paper_21908.htm