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Melanie J Filiatrault (PhD)
Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (607) 255-7876
Fax: (607) 255-4471
Room 413

RW HOLLEY CTR
538 TOWER RD
ITHACA, NY 148532901
Projects
Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Polerovirus Movement in Plants and Aphids
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430869
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 432208
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 432676
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 432716
Genomic and Functional Analysis of Emerging and Persistent Plant Pathogenic Bacteria to Support Disease Control
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 433486
Genomics Approaches for Understanding and Managing Blackleg and Soft Rot in Potato
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 434607
Characterization of Molecular Networks in Diseases Caused by Emerging and Persistent Bacterial Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432528
Safeguarding the U.S. Seed Potato Industry Against Emerging Seed Potato-Borne Pathogens That Impact Trade and Farm Viability.
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 432595
Integrating Next-generation Technologies for Blackleg and Soft Rot Management in Potato
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 433967
Roles of Auxin During Pseudomonas Syringae Pathogenesis
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 432736
New Technologies that Manage Profit-Limiting Diseases with a Focus on Botrytis
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435428
Isolation, Identification, and Management of Phytophthora species in Nurseries and Greenhouses
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435519
Monitoring and Molecular Characterization of Pythium species in Floricultural Greenhouses of NY and OK
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435528
Discovery and Management of Diseases of Floriculture Crops
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435549
Optimizing Diagnostics to Detect an Emerging Virus, Potato Mop Top Virus, in Tubers and in its Soil Borne Vector, Spongospora subterranea
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435576
Updating Potato Seed Certification Practices to Effectively Manage Emerging Virus Disease Issues
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435897
Updating Potato Seed Certification Practices to Effectively Manage Emerging Virus Disease Issues
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435904
Updating Potato Seed Certification Practices to Effectively Manage Emerging Virus Disease
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438087

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Dickeya dianthicola 67-19 isolated from New Guinea Impatiens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Helmann, T.C., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2020. Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Dickeya dianthicola 67-19 isolated from New Guinea Impatiens. Plant Disease. Published Online. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-20-1968-A.
Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Helmann, T.C., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2020. Complete genome sequence resource for the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-20-1059-A.
Antibacterial activity and mode of action of potassium tetraborate tetrahydrate against soft rot bacterial plant pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Filiatrault, M.J. 2020. Antibacterial activity and mode of action of potassium tetraborate tetrahydrate against soft rot bacterial plant pathogens. Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.000948.
Complete genome sequence of a gram positive bacterium Leifsonia sp. strain PS1209, a potato endophyte Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Ma, X., Helmann, T.C., Mclane, H., Stodghill, P., Swingle, B.M., Filiatrault, M.J., Perry, K.L. 2020. Complete genome sequence of a gram positive bacterium Leifsonia sp. strain PS1209, a potato endophyte. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(26). https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00447-20.
A high-density transposon insertion screen in Dickeya dadantii 3937 to identify genes required for host colonization - (Abstract Only)
Are small non-coding RNAs of Dickeya dadantii involved in detection and response to plant hosts? - (Abstract Only)
Complete genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium brasiliense 1692 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Filiatrault, M.J. 2020. Complete genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant-pathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium brasiliense 1692. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9:11. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00037-20.
Interplay of carbonic anhydrase activity and virulence in the plant pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M., Zhang, W., Filiatrault, M.J. 2019. Interplay of carbonic anhydrase activity and virulence in the plant pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 90:1.
Searching for host resistance: studying early potato stem response to Dickeya inoculation via RNA-seq - (Abstract Only)
Liu, Y., Bao, K., Fei, Z., Filiatrault, M.J. 2019. Searching for host resistance: studying early potato stem response to Dickeya inoculation via RNA-seq. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 48:1.
Prevention of surface-associated calcium phosphate by the Pseudomonas syringae two-component system CvsSR Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fishman, M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2019. Prevention of surface-associated calcium phosphate by the Pseudomonas syringae two-component system CvsSR. Journal of Bacteriology. 201(7). https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00584-18.
Physiological and genetic characterization of calcium phosphate precipitation by Pseudomonas species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fishman, M., Giglio, K., Fay, D., Filiatrault, M.J. 2018. Physiological and genetic characterization of calcium phosphate precipitation by Pseudomonas species. Scientific Reports. 8:10156.
Transcriptomic profiling suggests that promysalin alters metabolic flux, motility, and iron regulation in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giglio, K., Keohane, C.E., Stodghill, P., Steele, A.D., Fetzer, C., Sieber, S., Filiatrault, M.J., Wuest, W.M. 2018. Transcriptomic profiling suggests that promysalin alters metabolic flux, motility, and iron regulation in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. ACS Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00041.
Identification and characterization of a carbonic anhydrase involved in virulence and bacterial competition of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M., Cohn, A., Filiatrault, M.J. 2018. Identification and characterization of a carbonic anhydrase involved in virulence and bacterial competition of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings. 227-P.
Expression patterns of plant defense genes during early stem infection of susceptible and tolerant potatoes by Dickeya dadantii - (Abstract Only)
Liu, Y., Poulin, C., Filiatrault, M.J. 2018. Expression patterns of plant defense genes during early stem infection of susceptible and tolerant potatoes by Dickeya dadantii. International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings. 1167-P.
The Ca2+ induced two-component system, CvsSR regulates the Type III secretion system and the extracytoplasmic function sigma-factor AlgU in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fishman, M., Zhang, J., Bronstein, P., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2017. The Ca2+ induced two-component system, CvsSR regulates the Type III secretion system and the extracytoplasmic function sigma-factor AlgU in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. Journal of Bacteriology. doi:10.1128/JB.00538-17.
Identification of the CvsSR regulon in Pseudomonas syringae reveals overlap with the Type-III secretion and AlgU regulons - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2017. Identification of the CvsSR regulon in Pseudomonas syringae reveals overlap with the Type-III secretion and AlgU regulons. International Conference on Pseudomonas. P5.
Insights into the mechanisms of Promysalin, a secondary metabolite with genus-specific antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas - (Abstract Only)
Giglio, K.M., Keohane, C.E., Steele, A.D., Wuest, W.M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2017. Insights into the mechanisms of Promysalin, a secondary metabolite with genus-specific antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas. International Conference on Pseudomonas. P57.
The ECF sigma factor, PSPTO_1043, in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is induced by oxidative stress and regulates genes involved in oxidative stress response Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Butcher, B., Bao, Z., Wilson, J., Stodghill, P., Swingle, B.M., Filiatrault, M.J., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2017. The ECF sigma factor, PSPTO_1043, in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is induced by oxidative stress and regulates genes involved in oxidative stress response. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180340.
Virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is influenced by the catabolite repression control protein Crc - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chakravarthy, S., Butcher, B., Liu, Y., D'Amico, K.M., Coster, M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2017. Virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is influenced by the catabolite repression control protein Crc. Molecular Plant Pathology. 30(4):283-294.
The conserved hypothetical protein PSPTO_3957 is essential for virulence in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
D'Amico, K., Filiatrault, M.J. 2017. The conserved hypothetical protein PSPTO_3957 is essential for virulence in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 364(8):fnx004 DOI: https://doi.gor/10.1093/femsle/fnx004.
Disruption of the carA gene in pseudomonas syringae results in reduced fitness and alters motility - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Butcher, B.G., D'Amico, K.M., Stoos, K., Filiatrault, M.J. 2016. Disruption of the carA gene in Pseudomonas syringae alters motility and results in reduced fitness. BMC Microbiology. 16:194.
Dissecting the regulon of the two-component system CvsSR: Identifying new virulence genes in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2016. Dissecting the regulon of the two-component system CvsSR: Identifying new virulence genes in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. P6-141. p. 43.
Virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is modulated through the Catabolite Repression Control protein Crc - (Abstract Only)
Chakravarthy, S., Butcher, B., Damico, K., Liu, Y., Filiatrault, M.J. 2016. Virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 is modulated through the Catabolite Repression Control protein Crc. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. P7-160. p. 44.
Probing Pseudomonas syringae host interactions using metatranscriptomics - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Fishman, M., Stodghill, P. 2016. Probing Pseudomonas syringae host interactions using metatranscriptomics. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. p. 44.
Interactions among rsmX ncRNAs and Rsm RNA-binding proteins in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Rouse, C., Fishman, M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2016. Interactions among rsmX ncRNAs and Rsm RNA-binding proteins in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae DC3000. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting. Online: C31 1054.1.
The involvement of catabolite repression in the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Butcher, B., D'Amico, K.M., Chakravarthy, S., Fishman, M., Stodghill, P. 2015. The involvement of catabolite repression in the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae. ASM Conference. p. 44.
Identification of a previously uncharacterized global regulator in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M.R., Zhang, J., Bronstein, P.A., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2015. Identification of a previously uncharacterized global regulator in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. American Phytopathology Society. 705-P.
Characterizing the regulon of the two-component system, PSPTO_3380 and PSPTO_3381 - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M.R., D'Amico, K.M., Stodghill, P., Filiatrault, M.J. 2015. Characterizing the regulon of the two-component system, PSPTO_3380 and PSPTO_3381. International Conference on Pseudomonas syringae Pathovars. p. 99.
PSPTO_3380 and PSPTO_3381: A two-component system that influences the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Fishman, M.R., Zhang, J., Bronstein, P.A., Filiatrault, M.J. 2014. PSPTO_3380 and PSPTO_3381: A two-component system that influences the virulence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC300. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. p. 48.
Analysis of the small RNA spf in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, S., Bao, Z., Butcher, B., D'Amico, K.M., Xu, Y., Stodghill, P., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W., Filiatrault, M.J. 2014. Analysis of the small RNA spf in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000. Microbiology. 160(Pt 5):941-953.
Analysis of the small RNA P16/RgsA in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato strain DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, S., Butcher, B., Anderson, Z.U., Pellegrini, N., Bao, Z., D'Amico, K.M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2013. Analysis of the small RNA P16/RgsA in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato strain DC3000. Microbiology. 159:296-306.
CrcZ and CrcX regulate carbon utilization in Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato strain DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P., Wilson, J.M., Butcher, B.G., Chen, H., Meyers, C.R., Cartinhour, S.W. 2013. CrcZ and CrcX regulate carbon utilization in Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato strain DC3000. RNA Biology. 10(2):243-253.
Genome-wide identification of transcriptional start sites in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato str. DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P., Myers, C.R., Bronstein, P.A., Butcher, B.G., Lam, H., Grills, G., Schweitzer, P., Wang, W., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2011. Genome-wide identification of transcriptional start sites in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato str. DC3000. PLoS One. 6(12). Available: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0029335.
Progress in prokaryotic transcriptomics ()
Filiatrault, M.J. 2011. Progress in prokaryotic transcriptomics. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 14(5):579-586.
The small RNA transcriptome of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Moll, S., Bao, Z., Maciak, C.L., Chen, H., Myers, C.R., Stodghill, P., Cartinhour, S.W. 2011. The small RNA transcriptome of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato DC3000. International Conference on Pseudomonas syringae Pathovars. 13:20.
Characterization of the Fur regulon in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Butcher, B.G., Bronstein, P., Myers, C., Stodghill, P., Bolton, J.J., Markel, E.J., Filiatrault, M.J., Swingle, B.M., Gaballa, A., Helmann, J.D., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2011. Characterization of the Fur regulon in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. Journal of Bacteriology. 193(18):4598-4611. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21784947.
Construction of an rsmX co-variance model and identification of five rsmX-like ncRNAs in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moll, S., Schneider, D.J., Stodghill, P., Myers, C.R., Cartinhour, S.W., Filiatrault, M.J. 2010. Construction of an rsmX co-variance model and identification of five rsmX-like ncRNAs in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000. RNA Biology. 7(5):1-10.
Analyzing the transcriptome of Pseudomonas syringae using high-throughput sequencing methodologies - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Bronstein, P., Stodghill, P., Moll, S., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2010. Analyzing the transcriptome of Pseudomonas syringae using high-throughput sequencing methodologies. Meeting Abstract. p. 31.
Transcriptome analysis of Pseudomonas syringae identifies new genes, ncRNAs, and antisense activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P., Bronstein, P., Moll, S., Lindeberg, M., Grills, G., Schweitzer, P., Wang, W., Schroth, G., Luo, S., Khrebtukova, I., Thannhauser, T.W., Yang, Y., Butcher, B.G., Cartinhour, S.W., Schneider, D.J. 2010. Transcriptome analysis of Pseudomonas syringae identifies new genes, ncRNAs, and antisense activity. Journal of Bacteriology. 192(9):2359-2372.
Deep RNA sequencing of L. monocytogenes reveals overlapping and extensive stationary phase and sigma B-dependent transcriptomes, including multiple highly transcribed noncoding RNAs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliver, H.F., Orsi, R.H., Ponnala, L., Keich, U., Wang, W., Sun, Q., Cartinhour, S.W., Filiatrault, M.J., Wiedmann, M., Boor, K.J. 2009. Deep RNA sequencing of L. monocytogenes reveals overlapping and extensive stationary phase and sigma B-dependent transcriptomes, including multiple highly transcribed noncoding RNAs. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 10:641.
Integrating molecular and computational methods to evaluate the Pseudomonas syringae transcriptome I & II - (Proceedings)
Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P. 2009. Integrating molecular and computational methods to evaluate the Pseudomonas syringae transcriptome I & II. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts.
High-throughput identification of transcriptional start sites in Pseudomonas syringae - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P., Wang, W., Schweitzer, P., Grills, G., Cartinhour, S.W., Schneider, D.J. 2009. High-throughput identification of transcriptional start sites in Pseudomonas syringae. American Society for Microbiology. p. 251.
Investigating the role of two iron-regulated small RNAs of Pseudomonas syringae - (Abstract Only)
Bronstein, P., Filiatrault, M.J., Stodghill, P., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2009. Investigating the role of two iron-regulated small RNAs of Pseudomonas syringae. American Society for Microbiology. p. 20.
Global transcriptional responses of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 to changes in iron bioavailability in vitro - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bronstein, P., Filiatrault, M.J., Myers, C., Rutzke, M., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2008. Global transcriptional responses of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 to changes in iron bioavailability in vitro. BMC Microbiology. 8:209.
Characterization of two small RNAs of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Bronstein, P., Stodghill, P., Cartinhour, S.W. 2008. Characterization of two small RNAs of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000. American Society for Microbiology Meeting.
Identification and Characterization of iron-responsive regulatory elements in Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato DC3000 - (Abstract Only)
Bronstein, P., Filiatrault, M.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2008. Identification and Characterization of iron-responsive regulatory elements in Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato DC3000. American Society for Microbiology Meeting.
Shotgun Sequencing of the Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 Transcriptome - (Abstract Only)
Filiatrault, M.J., Bronstein, P., Stodghill, P., Declerck, G.A., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2007. Shotgun Sequencing of the Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 Transcriptome. American Society for Microbiology Conference. p. 20.
Global transcriptional responses of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 to changes in iron bioavailability in vitro - (Abstract Only)
Bronstein, P., Filiatrault, M.J., Kim, B., Moll, M., Rutzke, M., Shuler, M., Schneider, D.J., Cartinhour, S.W. 2007. Global transcriptional responses of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 to changes in iron bioavailability in vitro. American Society for Microbiology. p. 20.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence and Pathogenesis Issues ()
Wagner, V.E., Filiatrault, M.J., Picardo, K.F., Iglewski, B.H. 2008. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence and Pathogenesis Issues. Book Chapter. p. 129-158.