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Scott Gold (PhD)
Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research
Research Plant Pathologist

Phone: (706) 546-3174
Fax: (706) 546-3116
Room 326

USDA, ARS, SAA
950 COLLEGE STATION RD
RBRRC
ATHENS, GA 30605
Projects
Eliminating Fusarium Mycotoxin Contamination of Corn by Targeting Fungal Mechanisms and Adaptations Conferring Fitness in Corn and Toxicology and Toxinology Studies of Mycotoxins
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430468
Detection of Semicarbazide (SEM) from Non-nitrofurazone Treated Poultry Samples Due to Application of Antimicrobial Processing Aids
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 437902

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pyrrocidine, a molecular off switch for fumonisin biosynthesis. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gu, X., Mitchell, T.R., Satterlee, T., Duke, M.V., Scheffler, B.E., Gold, S.E. 2020. Pyrrocidine, a molecular off switch for fumonisin biosynthesis.. PLoS Pathogens. 16(7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1008595.
FVSTUA is a Key Regulator of Sporulation, Toxin Synthesis and Virulence in Fusarium verticillioides. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rath, M., Crenshaw, N.J., Lofton, L., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2020. FVSTUA is a Key Regulator of Sporulation, Toxin Synthesis and Virulence in Fusarium verticillioides. . Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 33:958-971. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-19-0271-R.
Genome-wide analysis of Fusarium verticillioides reveals inter-kingdom contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the expansion of metabolism Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, S., Gold, S.E., Wisecaver, J.H., Zang, Y., Guo, L., Ma, L., Rokas, A., Glenn, A.E. 2019. Genome-wide analysis of Fusarium verticillioides reveals inter-kingdom contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the expansion of metabolism. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 128:60-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2019.04.002.
Volatiles produced by Bacillus mojavensis RRC101 act as plant growth modulators and are strongly culture-dependent - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rath, M., Mitchell, T.R., Gold, S.E. 2018. Volatiles produced by Bacillus mojavensis RRC101 act as plant growth modulators and are strongly culture-dependent. Microbiological Research. 208:76-84.
Fusarium verticillioides: The very model of a modern mycotoxigenic phytopathogen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blacutt, A.A., Gold, S.E., Voss, K.A., Goa, M., and Glenn, A.E. 2018. Fusarium verticillioides: Fusarium verticillioides: Advancements in understanding the toxicity, virulence, and niche adaptations of a model mycotoxigenic pathogen of maize. Phytopathology. doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-17-0203-RVW
Fungal lactamases: Their occurrence and function Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Blacutt, A.A., Gold, S.E. 2017. Fungal lactamases: Their occurrence and function. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1775. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01775.
Characterization of two catalase-peroxidase-encoding genes in Fusarium verticillioides reveals differential responses to in vitro versus in planta oxidative challenges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, S., Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E. 2017. Characterization of two catalase-peroxidase-encoding genes in Fusarium verticillioides reveals differential responses to in vitro versus in planta oxidative challenges. Molecular Plant Pathology. doi:10.1111/mpp.12591.
StuA is a key regulator of fumonisin production and virulence in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Rath, M., Crenshaw, N.J., Gold, S.E. 2017. StuA is a key regulator of fumonisin production and virulence in Fusarium verticillioides. Meeting Abstract. Meeting Book only.
Functional and molecular characterization of genes involved in antagonisms between two maize endophytes, Fusarium verticillioides and Sarocladium zeae - (Abstract Only)
Gao, M., Gu, X., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2017. Functional and molecular characterization of genes involved in antagonisms between two maize endophytes, Fusarium verticillioides and Sarocladium zeae. Meeting Abstract. Meeting Book only.
Genome-wide identification of horizontal gene transfer in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Gao, S., Wisecaver, J.H., Zhang, Y., Ma, L., Rokas, A., Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E. 2017. Genome-wide identification of horizontal gene transfer in Fusarium verticillioides. Meeting Abstract. Meeting Book only.
Rapid deletion production in fungi via Agrobacterium mediated transformation of OSCAR deletion contructs. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E., Paz, Z. 2017. Rapid deletion production in fungi via Agrobacterium mediated transformation of OSCAR deletion contructs. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 124:e55239. doi:10.3791/55239.
Bacillus mojavensis RRC101 lipopeptides provoke physiological and metabolic changes in the course of antagonism against Fusarium verticillioides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blacutt, A.A., Mitchell, T.R., Bacon, C.W., Gold, S.E. 2016. Bacillus mojavensis RRC101 lipopeptides provoke physiological and metabolic changes in the course of antagonism against Fusarium verticillioides. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 29(9):713-723. doi:10.1094/MPMI-05-16-0093R.
Mating and Progeny Isolation in The Corn Smut Fungus Ustilago maydis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nadel, M., Takach, J.E., Andrews, D.L., Gold, S.E. 2016. Mating and Progeny Isolation in The Corn Smut Fungus Ustilago maydis. Microbiological Research. 6(8)
He said, she said: mRNA sequencing identifies specificity in metabolic response to Bacillus mojavensis lipopeptides in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Blacutt, A., Gold, S.E. 2016. He said, she said: mRNA sequencing identifies specificity in metabolic response to Bacillus mojavensis lipopeptides in Fusarium verticillioides. International Symposium of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Irapuato, Mexico, May 12-14, 2015
A Battle in a Kernel: Molecular Exploration of Antagonisms between Two Maize Endophytes, Fusarium verticillioides and Acremonium zeae - (Abstract Only)
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2016. A Battle in a Kernel: Molecular Exploration of Antagonisms between Two Maize Endophytes, Fusarium verticillioides and Acremonium zeae. American Phytopathological 106:S4.150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-12-S4.1.
RNA-Seq analysis of stuA mutants in Fusarium verticillioides indicates dramatic genomic wide transcriptional reprogramming - (Abstract Only)
Rath, M., Crenshaw, N.J., Gold, S.E. 2016. RNA-Seq analysis of stuA mutants in Fusarium verticillioides indicates dramatic genomic wide transcriptional reprogramming. International Symposium of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Irapuato, Mexico, May 12-14, 2015
Global Analysis of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Gao, S., Wisecaver, J., Zhang, Y., Ma, L-J.(3), Rokas, A., Gold, S.E., and Glenn, A.E. 2016. Global Analysis of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Fusarium verticillioides. American Phytopathology 106:S4.150 http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-12-S4.1.
Xenobiotic remediation in niche domination of soil-borne mycotoxigenic fungi: The deletion analysis of fungal lactamases in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Two horizontally transferred xenobiotic resistance gene clusters associated with detoxification of benzoxazolinones by Fusarium species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Glenn, A.E., Davis, B.C., Snook, M.E., Mitchell, T.R., Gold, S.E., Geo, M., Proctor, R., Stewart, J. 2016. Two horizontally transferred xenobiotic resistance gene clusters associated with detoxification of benzoxazolinones by Fusarium species. PLoS One. 11(1):e0147486.
Identification of genes differentially expressed during early interactions between the stem rot fungus (Sclerotium rolfsii) and peanut (Arachis hypogaea) cultivars with increasing disease resistance levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jogi, A., Kerry, J.W., Brenneman, T.B., Leebens-Mack, J.H., Gold, S.E. 2016. Identification of genes differentially expressed during early interactions between the stem rot fungus (Sclerotium rolfsii) and peanut (Arachis hypogaea) cultivars with increasing disease resistance levels. Microbiological Research. 184: 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2015.11.003
Effects of hydrogen peroxide on different toxigenic and atoxigenic isolates of Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fountain, J.C., Scully, B.T., Chen, Z., Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E., Abbas, H.K., Lee, R.D., Kemerait, R.C., Guo, B. 2015. Effects of hydrogen peroxide on different toxigenic and atoxigenic isolates of Aspergillus flavus. Toxins. 7:2985-2999.
Horizontal gene transfer confers adaptive advantages to phytopathogenic fungi: a case study of catalase-peroxidase in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Gao, S., Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E. 2015. Horizontal gene transfer confers adaptive advantages to phytopathogenic fungi: a case study of catalase-peroxidase in Fusarium verticillioides . American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. August 1-5, 2015. Pasadena CA.
Characterization of stuA mutants in the mycotoxigenic maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Rath, M., Crenshaw, N.J., Gold, S.E. 2015. Characterization of stuA mutants in the mycotoxigenic maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Pasadena, CA. Aug. 1-5, 2015.
Molecular Exploration of Beta-Lactamases in Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2015. Molecular Exploration of Beta-Lactamases in Fusarium verticillioides. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. August 1-5, 2015. Pasadena, CA.
It’s War Out There: Fighting for life with xenobiotic degrading enzymes - (Abstract Only)
Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E. 2015. It’s War Out There: Fighting for life with xenobiotic degrading enzymes. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Abstracts. Irapuato, Mexico, May 12-14, 2015
Mycoses and Mycotoxicoses ()
Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E., and Wyatt, R.D. 2016. Pathogenic Fungi and Mycotoxins, pp. 71-80. In: A Laboratory Manual for the Isolation, Identification, and Characterization of Avian Pathogens. 6th Ed. Editor in Chief, Susan M. Williams. American Association of Avian Pathologists, Jacksonville, Florida. 2016
Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequence of Bacillus mojavensis Strain RRC101, an Endophytic Bacterium Antagonistic to the Mycotoxigenic Endophytic Fungus Fusrium verticillioides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gold, S.E., Blacutt, A.A., Meinersmann, R.J., Bacon, C.W. 2014. Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequence of Bacillus mojavensis Strain RRC101, an Endophytic Bacterium Antagonistic to the Mycotoxigenic Endophytic Fungus Fusrium verticillioides. Genome Announcements. 2(5):01090-1114.
Conserved and distinct functions of the "stunted" (StuA)-Homolog Ust1 during cell differentiation in the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baeza-Montanez, L., Gold, S.E., Espeso, E.A., Garcia-Pedrajas, M.D. 2015. Conserved and distinct functions of the "stunted" (StuA)-Homolog Ust1 during cell differentiation in the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis. Molecular Plant Microbe International Symposium. 28(1):86-102.
Transcriptome analysis of a Ustilago maydis ust1 deletion mutant uncovers involvement of laccase and polyketide synthase genes in spore development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Islamovic, E., Garcia-Pedrajas, M.D., Chacko, N., Andrews, D.L., Covert, S.F., Gold, S.E. 2015. Transcriptome analysis of a Ustilago maydis ust1 deletion mutant uncovers involvement of laccase and polyketide synthase genes in spore development. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28(1):42-54.
An Earful of Corn Smut - (Abstract Only)
Gold, S.E. 2014. An Earful of Corn Smut. University Gdansk, XX Biotechnology Summer School. September 2-7, 2014. Gdansk, Poland.
Food Fight: Fungal Foe Frustration (Fusarium verticillioides vs. the world of xenobiotics) - (Abstract Only)
Gold, S.E., Gao, M., Crenshaw, N., Rath, M., Blacutt, A., Gao, S., Glenn, A.E. 2014. Food Fight: Fungal Foe Frustration (Fusarium verticillioides vs. the world of xenobiotics). American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Poster 54-P.
Let's get physical!: Comment on" Physical methods for genetic transformation of fungi and yeast" by Ana L. Rivera, Denis Magaña-Ortíz, Miguel Gómez-Lim, Francisco Fernández and Achim M. Loske. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gold, S.E. 2014. Let's get physical!: Comment on" Physical methods for genetic transformation of fungi and yeast" by Ana L. Rivera, Denis Magaña-Ortíz, Miguel Gómez-Lim, Francisco Fernández and Achim M. Loske. Elsevier. 11(2):215-216.
Reactive oxygen species and their possible role in defense signaling in maize-Aspergilus flavus interations - (Abstract Only)
Fountain, J.C., Scully, B.T., Gold, S.E., Glenn, A.E., Kemerait, R.C., Guo, B. 2014. Reactive oxygen species and their possible role in defense signaling in maize-Aspergilus flavus interations [abstract]. Gerogia Association of Plant Pathologist.
Analyses of black Aspergillus species of peanut and maize for ochratoxins and fumonisins Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palencia, E.R., Mitchell, T.R., Snook, M.E., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E., Hinton, D.M., Riley, R.T., Bacon, C.W. 2014. Analyses of black Aspergillus species of peanut and maize for ochratoxins and fumonisins. Journal of Food Protection. 77(5):805-813. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-13-321.
Two members of the Ustilago maydis velvet family influence teliospore development and virulence on maize seedlings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karakkat, B.B., Gold, S.E., Covert, S.F. 2013. Two members of the Ustilago maydis velvet family influence teliospore development and virulence on maize seedlings. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 61(2013):111-119.
Genomic and biochemical characterization of cyclic lipopeptides of Bacillus mojavensis RRC101, an antagonist of Fusarium verticillioides - (Abstract Only)
Blacutt, A.A., Gold, S.E., Mitchell, T.R. 2013. Genomic and biochemical characterization of cyclic lipopeptides of Bacillus mojavensis RRC101, an antagonist of Fusarium verticillioides [abstract]. Phtopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.16. DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-103-6-S2.16
Family disintegration: one fusarium verticillioides beta-lactamase at a time - (Abstract Only)
Gold, S.E., Lin, X., Crenshaw, N.J., Glenn, A.E. 2013. Family disintegration: one fusarium verticillioides beta-lactamase at a time [abstract]. Fungal Genetics Reports 60(Suppl':Abstract #539. p. 253.
A fungal metallo-beta-lactamase necessary for biotransformation of maize phytoprotectant compounds - (Abstract Only)
Glenn, A.E., Davis, C.B., Snook, M.E., Gold, S.E. 2013. A fungal metallo-beta-lactamase necessary for biotransformation of maize phytoprotectant compounds [abstract]. Fungal Genetics Reports. 60(Suppl):540.
The virally encoded killer proteins from Ustilago maydis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, A., Islamovic, E., Kaur, J., Gold, S.E., Shah, D., Smith, T.J. 2013. The virally encoded killer proteins from Ustilago maydis. Fungal Biology Reviews. 26(4):166-173. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fbr.2012.10.001
Deletion of the Ustilago maydis ortholog of the Aspergillus sporulation regulator medA affects mating and virulence through pheromone response Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chacko, N., Gold, S.E. 2012. Deletion of the Ustilago maydis ortholog of the Aspergillus sporulation regulator medA affects mating and virulence through pheromone response. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 49:426-432. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2012.04.002
Isolation of UmRrm75, a gene involved in dimorphism and virulence of Ustilago maydis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Kessler, M., Baeza-Montanez, L., Garcia-Pedrajas, M.D., Tapia-Morena, A., Gold, S.E., Jimenez-Bremont, J.F., Ruiz-Herrera, J. 2012. Isolation of UmRrm75, a gene involved in dimorphism and virulence of Ustilago maydis. Microbiological Research. 167:270-282.
Rapid deletion plasmid construction methods for protoplast and Agrobacterium based fungal transformation systems ()
Garcia-Pedrajas, M.D., Paz, Z., Andrews, D.L., Baeza-Montanez, L., Gold, S.E. 2012. Rapid deletion plasmid construction methods for protoplast and Agrobacterium based fungal transformation systems. In: Gupta, V., Tuohy, M., Ayyachamy, M., Turner, K., O'Donovan, A., editors. Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. p. 375-394.
Assessment of autophagosome formation by transmission electron microscopy ()
Nadal, M., Gold, S.E. 2011. Assessment of autophagosome formation by transmission electron microscopy. In: Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B., editors. Methods in Molecular Biology--Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 481-489.
Transgenic maize plants expressing the Totivirus antifungal protein, KP4, are highly resistant to corn smut Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, A., Islamovic, E., Kaur, J., Gold, S.E., Shah, D., Smith, T.J. 2011. Transgenic maize plants expressing the Totivirus antifungal protein, KP4, are highly resistant to corn smut. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 9:857-864. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00590.x/abstract