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Andrew L Stone (Andy)
Foreign Disease-weed Science Research
Biologist

Phone: (301) 619-7308
Fax: (301) 619-2880
Room 240

1301 DITTO AVENUE
BLDG 1301
FORT DETRICK , MD 217025023

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Complete nucleotide sequence of Hibiscus infecting Cilevirus Florida isolate and its relationship with closely associated Cileviruses -
Roy, A., Stone, A.L., Melzer, M.J., Hartung, J.S., Shao, J.Y., Mavrodieva, V., Nakhla, M.K., Brlansky, R.H., Schneider, W.L. 2018. Complete nucleotide sequence of Hibiscus infecting Cilevirus Florida isolate and its relationship with closely associated Cileviruses. Genome Announcements. Genome Announcements. 6(4):e01521-17.
Host adaptation of soybean dwarf virus following serial passages on pea (Pisum sativum) and soybean (Glycine max) -
Tian, B., Gildow, F.E., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Damsteegt, V.D., Schneider, W.L. 2017. Host adaptation of soybean dwarf virus following serial passages on pea (Pisum sativum) and soybean (Glycine max). Viruses. 9:155. doi: 10.3390/v9060155..
Transcriptome amplification coupled with nanopore sequencing as a surveillance tool for plant pathogens in plant and insect tissues -
Insect E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): the application of a novel bioinformatic tool to detection of vectors and pathogens in individual insect and simulated insect trap metagenomes -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Wight-Malapi, M., Andreason, S.A., Daniels, J., Ochoa Corona, F., Crouch, J., Wayadande, A. 2015. Insect E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic acid Analysis (EDNA): the application of a novel bioinformatic tool to detection of vectors and pathogens in individual insect and simulated insect trap metagenomes. Phytopathology. 105: S4:124.
Identification and molecular characterization of nuclear Citrus leprosis virus, an unassigned Dichorhavirus genus member associated with citrus leprosis disease in Mexico -
Roy, A., Stone, A.L., Shao, J.Y., Colina, G., Wei, G., Choudary, N., Achor, D., Nakhla, M., Levy, L., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R. 2015. Identification and molecular characterization of nuclear Citrus leprosis virus, an unassigned Dichorhavirus genus member associated with citrus leprosis disease in Mexico. Virus Research. 105:564-575.
First report of citrus leprosis virus nuclear type in Colombia -
Roy, A., Leon, M., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Hartung, J.S., Brlansky, R. 2014. First report of citrus leprosis virus nuclear type in Colombia. Plant Disease. 98:1162.
Genome assembly of citurs leprosis virus nuclear type reveals a close association with orchid fleck virus Reprint Icon -
Roy, A., Choudary, N., Colina, G., Stone, A.L., Shao, J.Y., Levy, L., Nakhla, M., Hollingsworth, C., Hartung, J.S., Schneider, W.L., Brlansky, R. 2013. Genome assembly of citurs leprosis virus nuclear type reveals a close association with orchid fleck virus. Genome Announcements. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00519-13.
Development of primers and probes for genus and species specific detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter species' by real-time PCR Reprint Icon -
Ananthakrishnan, G., Choudhary, N., Roy, A., Sengoda, V.G., Postnikova, E.N., Hartung, J.S., Stone, A.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Schneider, W.L., Munyaneza, J.E., Brlansky, R.H. 2013. Development of primers and probes for genus and species specific detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter species' by real-time PCR. Plant Disease. 97:1235-1243.
A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia Reprint Icon -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Smith, O.P., Mcdaniel, L., Sherman, D.J., Dardick, C.D., Hammond, J., Jordan, R.L., Schneider, W.L. 2013. A previously undescribed potyvirus isolated and characterized from arborescent Brugmansia. Archives of Virology. 158:1235-1244.
Molecular analysis of Soybean dwarf virus isolates in the eastern United States confirms the presence of both D and Y strains and provides evidence of mixed infections and recombination -
Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Kuhlman, M., Bunyard, B., Sherman, D.J., Graves, M., Smythers, G., Smith, O., Hatziloukas, E. 2011. Molecular analysis of Soybean dwarf virus isolates in the eastern United States confirms the presence of both D and Y strains and provides evidence of mixed infections and recombination. Virology. 412: 46-54.
Molecular, ultrastructural and biological characterization of Pennsylvania isolates of plum pox potyvirus (PPV) -
Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F.E., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Levy, L.E., Mavrodieva, V., Richwine, N., Welliver, R., Luster, D.G. 2011. Molecular, ultrastructural and biological characterization of Pennsylvania isolates of plum pox potyvirus (PPV). Phytopathology. 94:528-533.
Acquistion and transmissibility of United States Soybean dwarf virus isolates by the soybean aphid Aphis glycines -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Kuhlmann, M., Gildow, F.E., Domier, L.L., Sherman, D.J., Tian, B., Schneider, W.L. 2011. Acquistion and transmissibility of United States Soybean dwarf virus isolates by the soybean aphid Aphis glycines. Plant Disease. 95: 945-950.
Analysis of visual symptomatology in peach and plum inoculated with U.S. PPV isolates -
Younkins, A.A., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Schneider, W.L., Scorza, R., Damsteegt, V.D. 2010. Analysis of visual symptomatology in peach and plum inoculated with U.S. PPV isolates. Phytopathology. 100:S209.
The relevance of Murraya paniculata and related species as potential hosts and inoculum reservoirs of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB) -
Damsteegt, V.D., Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Kuhlmann, M., Wilson, C., Sechler, A.J., Schaad, N.W., Brlansky, R.H., Schneider, W.L. 2010. The relevance of Murraya paniculata and related species as potential hosts and inoculum reservoirs of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing (HLB). Plant Disease. 94:528-533.
An improved method of DNA extraction from Diaphorina citri for HLB detection -
Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Wilson, C.M., Sherman, D.J., Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Schaad, N.W., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D. 2009. An improved method of DNA extraction from Diaphorina citri for HLB detection. Phytopathology. 99:S104.
Preliminary evidence for mixed populations of Ca. Liberibacter species in Huanglongbing infections -
Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Wilson, C.M., Sherman, D.J., Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Schaad, N.W., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D. 2009. Preliminary evidence for mixed populations of Ca. Liberibacter species in Huanglongbing infections. Phytopathology. 99:S205.
Cultivation of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Ca. L. americanus associated with Huanglongbing -
Sechler, A.J., Schuenzel, E., Cooke, P.H., Donnua, S., Thaveechai, N., Postnikova, E.N., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Schaad, N.W. 2009. Cultivation of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus and Ca. L. americanus associated with Huanglongbing. Phytopathology. 99:480-486.
IDENTIFICATION OF A MUTATION IN THE PLUM POX POTYVIRUS NIB GENE ASSOCIATED WITH ADAPTATION TO PEA (PISUM SATIVUM) -
Wallis, C.M., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F.E. 2007. Identification of a mutation in the plum pox potyvirus nib gene associated with adaptation to pea (pisum sativum). Journal of General Virology. 88:2839-2845.
Murraya paniculata (orange jasmine), a host and possible inoculum reservoir for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing -
Damsteegt, V.D., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L. 2007. Murraya paniculata (orange jasmine), a host and possible inoculum reservoir for Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, causal agent of Huanglongbing. Phytopathology. 97:S26 . Phytopathology.
PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PLUM POX VIRUS (PPV) IN THE UNITED STATES BY APHID AND GRAFT INOCULATION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Scorza, R., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Webb, K.K., Demuth, M.A., Gildow, F.E. 2007. Prunus host range of plum pox virus (ppv) in the United States by aphid and graft inoculation. Plant Disease. 91:18-23
QUANTIFICATION OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE STRAND RATIOS FOR PLUM POX VIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
IN PLANTA INTERACTIONS OF THREE PLUM POX POTYVIRUS STRAINS WITHIN CULTIVAR LOVELL PEACH SEEDLINGS -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Schneider, W.L., Gildow, F., Luster, D.G. 2005. In planta interactions of three plum pox potyvirus strains within cultivar Lovell peach seedlings[abstract]. Phytopathology. 95:S22.
PLUM POX POTYVIRUS POPULATION DIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA, IN SINGLE ORCHARDS, AND IN INDIVIDUAL REPLICATING POPULATIONS -
Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Stone, A.L., Buckley, K., Damsteegt, V.D. 2005. Plum pox potyvirus population diversity in Pennsylvania, in single orchards, and in individual replicating populations [abstract]. Phytopathology. 95:S94.
THE SOYBEAN APHID, APHIS GLYCINES, A NEW VECTOR OF ENDEMIC DWARFING AND YELLOWING ISOLATES OF SOYBEAN DWARF LUTEOVIRUS -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Gildow, F.E., Luster, D.G. 2005. The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, a new vector of endemic dwarfing and yellowing isolates of soybean dwarf luteovirus [abstracr]. Phytopathology. 95:S22.
TRANSMISSION OF THREE NORTH AMERICAN ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND SPECIES-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FROM INFECTED STONE FRUITS -
Gildow, F., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Transmission of three north american isolates of plum pox virus: identification of aphid vectors and species-specific transmission from infected stone fruits. Acta Horticulture 657:207-212
TRANSMISSION OF TWO NORTH AMERICAN ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND SPECIES-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION FROM INFECTED STONE FRUITS -
Gildow, F.E., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Transmission of two north american isolates of plum pox virus: identification of aphid vectors and species-specific transmission from infected stone fruits. Acta Horticulture 657:207-212
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Potential prunus host range of ppv-penn isolates by aphid transmission. Acta Horticulture 657:201-206
DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS IN APHID VECTORS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
Acta Horticulture 657:135-140
PLUM POX IN NORTH AMERICA: IDENTIFICATION OF APHID VECTORS AND A ROLE FOR FRUIT IN VIRUS SPREAD -
Gildow, F., Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G., Levy, L. 2004. Plum pox in north america: identification of aphid vectors and a role for fruit in virus spread. Phytopathology. 94:868-874.
SPECIFIC DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR -
Schneider, W.L., Sherman, D.J., Stone, A.L., Damsteegt, V.D., Frederick, R.D. 2004. Specific detection and quantification of plum pox potyvirus by real-time fluorescent reverse transcription-PCR. Journal of Virological Methods.120:97-105.
COMPARATIVE HOST RANGE OF U.S. ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS AMONG PRUNUS AND OTHER WOODY PLANT SPECIES FOLLOWING GRAFT INOCULATION OR APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Scorza, R., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Comparative host range of U.S. isolates of plum pox virus among Prunus and other woody plant species following graft inoculation or aphid transmission. Phytopathology. 94:S24.
DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA WITH REAL-TIME PCR -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Sherman, D.J., Damsteegt, V.D. 2004. Detection and quantification of plum pox potyvirus double-stranded RNA with real-time PCR. Phytopathology. 94:S93.
HOST ADAPTATION AND MEMORY IN PLUM POX POTYVIRUS POPULATIONS -
Schneider, W.L., Stone, A.L., Wallis, C., Sherman, D.J., Shank, K., Damsteegt, V.D., Gildow, F. 2003. Host adaptation and memory in plum pox potyvirus populations. Phytopathology 93:S100.
POTENTIAL PRUNUS HOST RANGE OF PPV-PENN ISOLATES BY APHID TRANSMISSION -
Damsteegt, V.D., Stone, A.L., Gildow, F.E., Schneider, W.L., Luster, D.G. 2004. Potential prunus host range of ppv-penn isolates by aphid transmission. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. p. 46.
SPECIFIC DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PLUM POX POTYVIRUS BY REAL-TIME FLUORESCENT RT-PCR -
APHID VECTOR COMPETENCE AND TRANSMISSION OF PENNSYLVANIA ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS FROM INFECTED PEACH FRUIT -
GILDOW, F.E., DAMSTEEGT, V.D., STONE, A.L., LUSTER, D.G. APHID VECTOR COMPETENCE AND TRANSMISSION OF PENNSYLVANIA ISOLATES OF PLUM POX VIRUS FROM INFECTED PEACH FRUIT. AMERICAN PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ABSTRACTS. 2002.
THE VERSATILITY OF PRUNUS TOMENTOSA AS A BIOINDICATOR OF VIRUSES -
THE VERSATILITY OF PRUNUS TOMENTOSA AS A BIOINDICATOR OF VIRUSES -
SOYBEAN DWARF BEAN LEAF ROLL AND BEET WESTERN YELLOWS LUTEOVIRUSES IN SOUTHEASTERN U.S. WHITE CLOVER -