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Elizabeth Evans Rogers
Foreign Disease-weed Science Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (301) 619-7307
Fax: (301) 619-2880
Room 140

1301 DITTO AVE
FORT DETRICK , MD 217025023
Projects
Molecular Identification, Characterization, and Biology of Foreign and Emerging Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 431767
Characterization of Domestic Rathayibacter and Anguina Species
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431389

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Partial proteome of the corynetoxin-producing Gram-positive bacterium, Rathayibacter toxicus -
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.
Complete genome sequence of the Rathayibacter toxicus phage NCPPB3778 -
Schneider, W.L., Sechler, A.J., Rogers, E.E. 2017. Complete genome sequence of the Rathayibacter toxicus phage NCPPB3778. Genome Announcements. 5(42):e00671-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00671-17.
Rathayibacter toxicus: how a bacterium hitches a ride on a nematode to invade grass seeds and produce a toxin harmful to livestock -
Rogers, E.E. 2017. Rathayibacter toxicus: how a bacterium hitches a ride on a nematode to invade grass seeds and produce a toxin harmful to livestock. Mid Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Conference . https://wp.towson.edu/mapms/files/2017/08.
Whole genome sequence of two Rathayibacter toxicus strains reveals a tunicamycin biosynthetic cluster similar to Streptomyces chartreusis -
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. Volume 12, Issue 8, e0183005.
Rathayibacter toxicus and bacterial head blight diseases of grasses -
Murray, T.D., Schroeder, B.K., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Sechler, A.J., Rogers, E.E., Subbotin, S.A. 2017. Rathayibacter toxicus and bacterial head blight diseases of grasses. Phytopathology. 107:804-815.
Deep 16sRNA sequencing of anterior foregut microbiota from the blue-green sharpshooter (Graphocephala atropunctata) -
Rogers, E.E. 2016. Deep 16sRNA sequencing of anterior foregut microbiota from the blue-green sharpshooter (Graphocephala atropunctata). Journal of Applied Entomology. 140:801-805.
Sharpshooters may be “flying syringes:” First direct evidence of mixed egestion and salivation in inoculation of Xylella fastidiosa -
Backus, E.A., Shugart, H.J., Rogers, E.E., Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G. 2015. Sharpshooters may be “flying syringes:” First direct evidence of mixed egestion and salivation in inoculation of Xylella fastidiosa. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 105:S4.10.
Identification of novel secreted virulence factors from Xylella fastidiosa using a TRV expression system -
Lee, S.A., Rogers, E.E. 2015. Identification of novel secreted virulence factors from Xylella fastidiosa using a TRV expression system. Phytopathology. 105:S4.80.
Susceptibility to Xylella fastidiosa in a first generation hybrid from a non-traditional peach-almond cross -
Rogers, E.E., Ledbetter, C.A. 2015. Susceptibility to Xylella fastidiosa in a first generation hybrid from a non-traditional peach-almond cross. HortScience. 50:337-340.
Exploring glassy-winged sharpshooter microbiota using deep 16S rRNA sequencing from individual insects -
Rogers, E.E., Backus, E.A. 2014. Exploring glassy-winged sharpshooter microbiota using deep 16S rRNA sequencing from individual insects. CDFA Pierce's Disease Research Progress Reports. p. 8.
Direct evidence of egestion and salivation of Xylella fastidiosa suggests sharpshooters can be “flying syringes” -
Backus, E.A., Shugart, H.J., Rogers, E.E., Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G. 2015. Direct evidence of egestion and salivation of Xylella fastidiosa suggests sharpshooters can be “flying syringes”. Phytopathology. 105:608-620.
Multiple, stochastic factors can determine acquisition success of the foregut-borne bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, by a sharpshooter vector -
Backus, E.A., Rogers, E.E. 2014. Multiple, stochastic factors can determine acquisition success of the foregut-borne bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, by a sharpshooter vector. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Pierce's Disease Symposium. p. 6.
A new paradigm for vector inoculation of Xylella fastidiosa: Direct evidence of egestion and salivation supports that sharpshooters can be “flying syringes” -
Backus, E.A., Shugart, H.J., Rogers, E.E., Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G. 2014. A new paradigm for vector inoculation of Xylella fastidiosa: Direct evidence of egestion and salivation supports that sharpshooters can be “flying syringes”. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Pierce's Disease Symposium. p. 7.
Anterior foregut microbiota of the glassy-winged sharpshooter explored using deep 16S rRNA gene sequencing from individual insects -
Rogers, E.E., Backus, E.A. 2014. Anterior foregut microbiota of the glassy-winged sharpshooter explored using deep 16S rRNA gene sequencing from individual insects. PLoS One. 9(9):e106215.
Toxin-antitoxin systems mqsR/ygiT and dinJ/RelE of Xylella fastidiosa -
Lee, M., Tan, C.C., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2014. Toxin-antitoxin systems mqsR/ygiT and dinJ/RelE of Xylella fastidiosa. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 87:59-68.
Glassy-winged sharpshooter Microbiota explored using deep 16S rRNA sequencing from individual insects -
Rogers, E.E., Backus, E.A. 2014. Glassy-winged sharpshooter Microbiota explored using deep 16S rRNA sequencing from individual insects. In:Proceedings of the Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium Abstract Book, p.76.
Glassy-winged sharpshooter can use a mechanical mechanism to inoculate Xylella fastidiosa into grapevines -
Backus, E.A., Shugart, H.J., Rogers, E.E., Morgan, J.K., Shatters, R.G. 2014. Glassy-winged sharpshooter can use a mechanical mechanism to inoculate Xylella fastidiosa into grapevines. In: Proceedings of the Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium. p.89.
Optimizing EPG settings to record blue-green sharpshooter X waves for future studies of grape host plant resistance to Xf inoculation -
Backus, E.A., Rogers, E.E. 2013. Optimizing EPG settings to record blue-green sharpshooter X waves for future studies of grape host plant resistance to Xf inoculation. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 3-10.
Can Pierce’s disease resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion? -
Stenger, D.C., Ramming, D.W., Rogers, E.E. 2013. Can Pierce’s disease resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion?. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. pp. 169-172.
Identification of novel secreted virulence factors from Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E., Lee, S.A. 2013. Identification of novel secreted virulence factors from Xylella fastidiosa. In: Proceedings of the Pierce's Disease Research Symposium, December 16-18, 2013, Sacramento, California. pp.174.
Functional characterization of two toxin-antitoxin systems of Xylella fastidiosa -
Lee, M., Tan, C.C., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2013. Functional characterization of two toxin-antitoxin systems of Xylella fastidiosa. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 103:S2.78.
A conjugative 38kB plasmid is present in multiple subspecies of Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2012. A conjugative 38kB plasmid is present in multiple subspecies of Xylella fastidiosa. PLoS One. 7:e52131.
Can Pierce’s disease PdR1 resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion? -
Stenger, D.C., Ramming, D.W., Rogers, E.E. 2012. Can Pierce’s disease PdR1 resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion?. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 193-196.
A toxin-antitoxin system encoded by the Xylella fastidiosa chromosome regulates growth -
Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2012. A toxin-antitoxin system encoded by the Xylella fastidiosa chromosome regulates growth. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 102(S4):67.
Characterization of novel secreted proteins from Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2012. Characterization of novel secreted proteins from Xylella fastidiosa. Phytopathology. 102:S4.102.
Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2012. Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 25(6):747-754.
Can Pierce’s disease resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion? -
Stenger, D.C., Ramming, D.W., Rogers, E.E. 2011. Can Pierce’s disease resistance introgressed into Vitis vinifera be translocated from a resistant rootstock to a susceptible scion?. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 173-174.
Testing Xylella fastidiosa pathogenesis mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana -
Rogers, E.E. 2011. Testing Xylella fastidiosa pathogenesis mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 13-15, 2011, in Sacramento, California. p. 211.
Xylella fastidiosa plasmid-encoded PemK toxin is an endoribonuclease. -
Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2012. Xylella fastidiosa plasmid-encoded PemK toxin is an endoribonuclease.. Phytopathology. 102:32-40.
Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2011. Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa. Phytopathology. 101(6):s155.
PemK toxin encoded by the Xylella fastidiosa IncP-1 plasmid pXF-RIV11 is a ribonuclease -
Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2011. PemK toxin encoded by the Xylella fastidiosa IncP-1 plasmid pXF-RIV11 is a ribonuclease. Phytopathology. 101:S99.
Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as an experimental host for Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2011. Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as an experimental host for Xylella fastidiosa. North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee. 22nd International Conference on Arabidopsis, June 22-25, 2011, in Madison, WI. p. 268.
A stable shuttle vector for Xylella fastidiosa based on an endogenous incP-1 plasmid -
Stenger, D.C., Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E. 2010. A stable shuttle vector for Xylella fastidiosa based on an endogenous incP-1 plasmid. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. p. 148.
Development of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2010. Development of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, San Diego, CA, Dec 15-17, 2010. p.272.
Functional characterization of replication and stability factors of an incP-1 plasmid from Xylella fastidiosa Reprint Icon -
Lee, M.W., Stenger, D.C., Rogers, E.E. 2010. Functional characterization of replication and stability factors of an incP-1 plasmid from Xylella fastidiosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76: 7734-7740.
Arabidopsis Thaliana Ecotypes With Differential Susceptibility To The Bacterial Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2010. Arabidopsis Thaliana Ecotypes With Differential Susceptibility To The Bacterial Pathogen Xylella fastidiosa. Phytopathology. 100(6):S110.
Functional identification of Xylella fastidiosa plasmid replication and stability factors -
Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E., Stenger, D.C. 2010. Functional Identification Of Xylella fastidiosa Plasmid Replication and Stability Factors. Phytopathology. 100:S68.
Plasmids of Xylella fastidiosa Mulberry-Infecting Strains Share Extensive Sequence Identity and Gene Complement with pVEIS01 From the Earthworm Symbiont Verminephrobacter Eiseniae Reprint Icon -
Stenger, D.C., Lee, M.W., Rogers, E.E., Chen, J. 2010. Plasmids of Xylella fastidiosa Mulberry-Infecting Strains Share Extensive Sequence Identity and Gene Complement with pVEIS01 From the Earthworm Symbiont Verminephrobacter Eiseniae. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 74:238-245.
Regulation of Growth Response to Water Stress in the Soybean Primary Root. I. Proteomic Analysis Reveals Region-Specific Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Metabolism and Control of Free Iron in the Elongation Zone. Reprint Icon -
Yamaguchi, M., Valliyodan, B., Zhang, J., Lenoble, M.E., Yu, O., Rogers, E.E., Nguyen, H.T., Sharp, R.E. 2010. Regulation of Growth Response to Water Stress in the Soybean Primary Root. I. Proteomic Analysis Reveals Region-Specific Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Metabolism and Control of Free Iron in the Elongation Zone. Plant Cell and Environment. 33:223-243.
Differential Susceptibility of Prunus Germplasm (Subgenus Amygdalus) to a California Strain of Xylella fastidiosa -
Ledbetter, C.A., Rogers, E.E. 2009. Differential Susceptibility of Prunus Germplasm (Subgenus Amygdalus) to a California Strain of Xylella fastidiosa. HortScience. 44(7):1928-1931.
Development of a Model System to Elucidate Xylella Fastidiosa Pathogenesis -
Rogers, E.E. 2009. Development of a Model System to Elucidate Xylella fastidiosa Pathogenesis. Molecular Plant Microbe International Symposium.
Two MATE Proteins Play a Role in Iron Efficiency in Soybean Reprint Icon -
Rogers, E.E., Wu, X., Stacey, G., Nguyen, H.T. 2009. Two MATE Proteins Play a Role in Iron Efficiency in Soybean. Journal of Plant Physiology. 166:1453-1459.
Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa -
Rogers, E.E. 2008. Evaluation of Arabidopsis thaliana as a model host for Xylella fastidiosa [abstract]. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 15-17,2008, San Diego, California.