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Cheryl M Armstrong (PhD)
Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (215) 233-6630
Fax: (215) 233-6581
Room 1112

USDA,REE,ARS,NAA,ERRC
600 E MERMAID LANE
ERRC
WYNDMOOR, PA 190388598
Projects
Development of Portable Detection and Quantification Technologies for Foodborne Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 431165
Handheld Device for Assessing Plant Health
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 438930

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Detection of pathogenic bacteria in large volume food samples using an enzyme-linked immunoelectrochemical biosensor Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Capobianco Jr, J.A., Armstrong, C.M., Lee, J., Gehring, A.G. 2020. Detection of pathogenic bacteria in large volume food samples using an enzyme-linked immunoelectrochemical biosensor. Food Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107456.
Impacts of clarification techniques on sample constituents and pathogen retention Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, C.M., Gehring, A.G., Paoli, G., Chen, C., He, Y., Capobianco Jr, J.A. 2019. Impacts of clarification techniques on sample constituents and pathogen retention. Foods. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods8120636.
Detection of shiga toxin 2 produced by Escherichia coli in foods using AlphaLISA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, C.M., Ruth, L., Capobianco Jr, J.A., Strobaugh Jr, T.P., Fernando, R., Gehring, A.G. 2018. Detection of shiga toxin 2 produced by Escherichia coli in foods using AlphaLISA. Toxins. 10(11):422. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10110422.
Solar thermotherapy reduces the titer of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and enhancing canopy growth by altering gene expression profiles in HLB-affected citrus plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doud, M.S., Latza, C.L., Hoffman, M., Luo, W., Gottwald, T.R., Duan, Y., Armstrong, C.M. 2017. Solar thermotherapy reduces the titer of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and enhancing canopy growth by altering gene expression profiles in HLB-affected citrus plants. Horticulture Research. 4:17054. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.54.
Rapid and potentially portable detection and quantification technologies for foodborne pathogens - (Proceedings)
Gehring, A.G., Armstrong, C.M., Capobianco Jr, J.A., He, Y., Paoli, G., Fratamico, P.M. 2017. Rapid and potentially portable detection and quantification technologies for foodborne pathogens . United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UJNR). p.12.
Molecular mechanisms behind the accumulation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and H2O2 in citrus plants in response to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitino, M., Armstrong, C.M., Duan, Y. 2017. Molecular mechanisms behind the accumulation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and H2O2 in citrus plants in response to ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ infection. Horticulture Research. 4(Article number 17040). https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.40.
Host ranges of Penicillium species causing blue mold of bulb crops in Washington State and Idaho - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dugan, F.M., Lupien, S.L., Armstrong, C.M., Chastagner, G., Schroeder, B.K. 2017. Host ranges of Penicillium species causing blue mold of bulb crops in Washington State and Idaho. Crop Protection Journal. 96:265-272.
Transient expression of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus effector induces cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitino, M., Armstrong, C.M., Cano, L.M., Duan, Y. 2016. Transient expression of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus effector induces cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:982. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00982.
Bismerthiazol inhibits Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri growth and induces differential expression of citrus defense-related genes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, X., Armstrong, C.M., Zhou, M., Duan, Y. 2016. Bismerthiazol inhibits Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri growth and induces differential expression of citrus defense-related genes. Phytopathology. 106(7):693-701. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-12-15-0328-R.
Rapid Screening for Citrus Canker Resistance Employing Pathogen-Associated Molecular Pattern-Triggered Immunity Responses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pitino, M., Armstrong, C.M., Duan, Y. 2015. Rapid Screening for Citrus Canker Resistance Employing Pathogen-Associated Molecular Pattern-Triggered Immunity Responses. Horticulture Research. 2:15042. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2015.42.
Effects of postharvest onion curing parameters on bulb rot caused by Pantoea agglomerans, Pantoea ananatis, and Pantoea allii in storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, C.M., Dung, J.K., Humann, J.L., Schroeder, B.K. 2016. Effects of postharvest onion curing parameters on bulb rot caused by Pantoea agglomerans, Pantoea ananatis, and Pantoea allii in storage. Plant Pathology. 65:536-544. doi: 10.1111/ppa.12438.
Genetic diversity of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus based on two hypervariable effector genes in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puttamuk, T., Zhou, L., Thaveechai, N., Zhang, S., Armstrong, C.M., Duan, Y. 2014. Genetic diversity of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus based on two hypervariable effector genes in Thailand. PLoS One. 9(12):e112968. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112968.
Host ranges of North American isolates of Penicillium causing blue mold of bulb crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dugan, F.M., Lupien, S.L., Armstrong, C.M., Chastagner, G.A., Schroeder, B.K. 2014. Host ranges of North American isolates of Penicillium causing blue mold of bulb crops. Crop Protection Journal. 64:129-136.
Progress on dissecting and controlling the citrus huanglongbing complex - (Abstract Only)
Duan, Y., Zhou, L., Zhang, M., Benyon, L.S., Armstrong, C.M., Hoffman, M., Hao, G., Zou, H., Doud, M.S., Fang, D., Morgan, J.K. 2013. Progress on dissecting and controlling the citrus huanglongbing complex. 2013 International Research Conference on Huanglongbing, February 4 - 7, 2013, Orlando, Florida.
Synthetic peptides target ATP translocase of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ to block ATP uptake - (Abstract Only)
Benyon, L.S., Armstrong, C.M., Stover, E.W., Duan, Y. 2013. Synthetic peptides target ATP translocase of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ to block ATP uptake. 2013 International Research Conference on Huanglongbing, February 4 -7, 2013, Orlando, Florida.
Two plant bacteria, S. meliloti and Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus, share functional znuABC homologues that encode for a high affinity Zinc uptake system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vahling, C.M., Zhou, H., Benyon, L.S., Morgan, J.K., Duan, Y. 2012. Two plant bacteria, S. meliloti and Ca. Liberibacter asiaticus, share functional znuABC homologues that encode for a high affinity Zince uptake system. PLoS One. 7(5)e37340:1-12.
The complete genome sequence of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’, the bacterium associated with potato Zebra Chip disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, H., Lou, B., Glynn, J.M., Doddapaneni, H., Civerolo, E.L., Chen, C., Duan, Y., Zhou, L., Vahling, C.M. 2011. The complete genome sequence of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’, the bacterium associated with potato Zebra Chip disease. PLoS One. 6(4):e19135. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019135).