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Dilip Lakshman (PhD)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory
Plant Pathologist

Phone: (301) 504-6413
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Room 226

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 001 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052350
Projects
Biologically Based Technologies for Control of Soil-Borne Pathogens of Vegetables and Ornamentals
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432634
Identification of In vitro Antimicrobial Activity Determination of Plant Derived Products from Cambodia
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 437787
Utilization of Genome Sequences to Address Interactions of Biocontrol Agents, Pathogens and Plants for Developing Effective Disease Management
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438686
Improved Pathogen Detection and Management of Bulb and Nursery Diseases
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440959
Improved Pathogen Detection and Management of Bulb Diseases
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431351
Evaluation of Legume Root Nodule Associated Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents Against Soil Borne Plant Diseases
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433522
Assessment of Genetic Variations of Rhizoctonia Solani Subgroup AG2 Isolates with Genome Fingerprinting Methods
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435097
Genome Analyses of the Two Plant Pathogenic Isolates (K-1 and K-4) of Ceratobasidium sp. Belonging to Anastomosis Groups AG-K and AG-I, Respectively
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435154

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib) deBary causes root rot and necrosis in Sugar beet in Moorhead, MN - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morphopathological and molecular morphometric characterization of Waitea circinata var. prodigus causing a novel sheath spot disease of maize in India Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, V., Lakshman, D.K., Roberts, D.P., Hooda, K.S., Gogoi, R. 2021. Morphopathological and molecular morphometric characterization of Waitea circinata var. prodigus causing a novel sheath spot disease of maize in India. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-21-0951-RE.
First report of leaf blight of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Minnesota, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, M.F., Bhuiyan, M.Z., Liu, Y., Lakshman, D.K., Bloomquist, M. 2021. First report of leaf blight of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Minnesota, USA. Plant Health Progress. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-02-21-0048-BR.
First report of Fusarium equiseti causing seedling death on sugar beet in Minnesota, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, M.F., Bhuiyan, M.Z., Liu, Y., Lakshman, D.K., Liu, Z., Zhong, S. 2021. First report of Fusarium equiseti causing seedling death on sugar beet in Minnesota, USA. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-20-2102-PDN.
Penicillium pinophilum has the potential to reduce damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani in sugar beet Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haque, M.E., Lakshman, D.K., Aiming, Q., Khan, M.F. 2021. Penicillium pinophilum has the potential to reduce damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani in sugar beet. Sugar Tech. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12355-021-00958-8.
Precision agriculture and geospatial techniques for sustainable disease control Reprint Icon ()
Roberts, D.P., Short, N.M., Jr., Sill, J., Lakshman, D.K., Hu, X., Buser, M.D. 2021. Precision agriculture and geospatial techniques for sustainable disease control. Indian Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42360-021-00334-2.
Plant defense against necrotrophic pathogens Reprint Icon ()
Ghozlan, M.H., El-Argawy, E., Tokgoz, S., Lakshman, D.K., Mitra, A. 2020. Plant defense against necrotrophic pathogens. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 11(12):2122-2138. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2020.1112149.
The pangenome analysis of the soil-borne fungal phytopathogen, Rhizoctonia solani and development of a comprehensive web resource: RsolaniDB Reprint Icon ()
Kaushik, A., Roberts, D.P., Ramprasad, A., Mfarrej, S., Nair, M., Lakshman, D.K., Pain, A. 2020. The pangenome analysis of the soil-borne fungal phytopathogen, Rhizoctonia solani and development of a comprehensive web resource: RsolaniDB. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.18.423518.
Seed treatment with prodigiosin controls damping-off of cucumber caused by Pythium ultimum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, D.P., Selmer, K.J., Lupitskyy, R., Rice, C., Buyer, J.S., Maul, J.E., Lakshman, D.K., De Souza, J. 2021. Seed treatment with prodigiosin controls damping-off of cucumber caused by Pythium ultimum. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Express (AMB Express). 11:10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13568-020-01169-2.
Soybean nodule-associated non-rhizobial bacteria inhabit plant pathogens and induce growth promotion in tomato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tokgoz, S., Lakshman, D.K., Gozlan, M., Pinar, H., Roberts, D.P., Mitra, A. 2020. Soybean nodule-associated non-rhizobial bacteria inhabit plant pathogens and induce growth promotion in tomato. Plants. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9111494.
First report of a Ceratobasidium sp. AG-K isolate causing lily root rot in Oregon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Kamo, K.K., Dasgupta, M.K. 2019. First report of a Ceratobasidium sp. AG-K isolate causing lily root rot in Oregon. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-19-1014-PDN.
Integrated management of diseases and pests on ornamental geophytes: Challenges and progress ()
Lakshman, D.K., Cloyd, R.A., Chastagner, G.A. 2019. Integrated management of diseases and pests on ornamental geophytes: Challenges and progress. Acta Horticulturae. 1237:13-31.
Assessing synergism of combined applications of Trichoderma harzianum and Pseudomonas fluorescens to control blast and bacterial leaf blight of rice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jambhulkar, P., Sharma, P., Manokaran, R., Lakshman, D.K., Rokadia, P., Jambhulkar, N. 2018. Assessing synergism of combined applications of Trichoderma harzianum and Pseudomonas fluorescens to control blast and bacterial leaf blight of rice. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1519-3.
Long-term cryopreservation of non-spore-forming fungi in Microbank(TM) beads for plant pathological investigations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Singh, V., Camacho, M.E. 2018. Long-term cryopreservation of non-spore-forming fungi in Microbank(TM) beads for plant pathological investigations. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 148:120-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2018.04.007.
Phytotoxic and cross-protective effects of culture filtrates of Rhizoctonia solani isolates on Zea mays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, V., Karjagi, C.G., Lakshman, D.K., Kumar, A., Mehra, R., Shekher, M. 2018. Phytotoxic and cross-protective effects of culture filtrates of Rhizoctonia solani isolates on Zea mays. Annals of Plant Protection Sciences. 26:153-159. https://doi.org/10.5958/0974-0163.2018.00033.2.
Morphological and molecular variability among Indian isolates of Rhizoctonia solani causing banded leaf and sheath blight in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, V., Amaradasa, B.S., Karjagi, C.G., Lakshman, D.K., Hooda, K.S., Kumar, A. 2018. Morphological and molecular variability among Indian isolates of Rhizoctonia solani causing banded leaf and sheath blight in maize. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 152:45-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-018-1447-2.
First report of lily root rot caused by Thantephorus cucumeris AG 2-1 in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Kamo, K.K. 2018. First report of lily root rot caused by Thantephorus cucumeris AG 2-1 in the United States. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1497-PDN.
Phyto-fungicides: Structure activity relationships of the thymol derivatives against Rhizoctonia solani - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chauhan, K.R., Le, T.C., Chintakunta, P., Lakshman, D.K. 2017. Phyto-fungicides: Structure activity relationships of the thymol derivatives against Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment. 6:175-185.
Characterization of mechamisms underlying degradation of sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum by Aspergillus aculeatus Asp-4 using a combined qRT-PCR and proteomic approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, X., Qin, L., Roberts, D.P., Lakshman, D.K., Gong, Y., Maul, J.E., Xie L., Yu, C., Li, Y., Hu, L., Liao, X., Liao, X. 2017. Characterization of mechamisms underlying degradation of sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum by Aspergillus aculeatus Asp-4 using a combined qRT-PCR and proteomic approach. BMC Genomics. 18:674. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4016-8.
Evaluation of plant-based antifungal chemicals and control of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Chauhan, K.R., Pandey, R., Choudhury, B. 2017. Evaluation of plant-based antifungal chemicals and control of damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani. Biopesticides International. 13(1):21-34.
The biology, identification and management of Rhizoctonia pathogens ()
Jambhulkar, P.P., Lakshman, D.K., Roberts, D.P., Sharma, P. 2017. The biology, identification and management of Rhizoctonia pathogens. Indian Phytopathology. 69(4s):93-106.
Symptom development in response to combined infection of in vitro grown Lilium longiflorum with the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans and soilborne fungi collected from diseased roots of field-grown lilies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vieira, P., Lakshman, D.K., Pandey, R., Slovin, J.P., Kamo, K.K. 2017. Symptom development in response to combined infection of in vitro grown Lilium longiflorum with the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans and soilborne fungi collected from diseased roots of field-grown lilies. Plant Disease. 101:1-8.
Biologically based technologies for control of soil-borne plant pathogens of cucumber and oilseed rape ()
Roberts, D.P., Hu, X., Lakshman, D.K., Xie, L., Liao, X. 2016. Biologically based technologies for control of soil-borne plant pathogens of cucumber and oilseed rape. In: Controle Biologico de Doencas de Plantas: Integrando Tecnicas Para Entregar Resultados. p. 47-62.
Proteomic investigation of Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 identifies secretome and mycelial proteins with roles in plant cell wall degradation and virulence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Roberts, D.P., Natarajan, S.S., Garrett, W.M., Alkharouf, N., Darwish, O., Khan, F.H., Paine, A., Mitra, A. 2016. Proteomic investigation of Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 identifies secretome and mycelial proteins with roles in plant cell wall degradation and virulence. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64:3101-3110.
Molecular identification, genetic diversity, population genetics and genomics of Rhizoctonia solani. In:perspective of plant pathology in genomic era ()
Lakshman, D.K., Jambhulkar, P.P., Singh, V., Sharma, P., Mitra, A. 2016. Molecular identification, genetic diversity, population genetics and genomics of Rhizoctonia solani. In:perspective of plant pathology in genomic era. Indian Phytopathology. 110002.pp55.
Seed treatment with ethanol extract of Serratia marcescens is compatible with Trichoderma isolates for control of damping-off of cucumber caused by Pythium ultimum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, D.P., Lakshman, D.K., Mckenna, L.F., Emche, S.E., Maul, J.E., Bauchan, G.R. 2016. Seed treatment with ethanol extract of Serratia marcescens is compatible with Trichoderma isolates for control of damping-off of cucumber caused by Pythium ultimum. Plant Disease. 100:1278-1287.
Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. gladioli in transgenic Gladiolus plants expressing either a bacterial chloroperoxidase or fungal chitinase genes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kamo, K.K., Lakshman, D.K., Pandey, R., Guaragna, M.A., Okubara, P.A., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jordan, R.L. 2015. Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. gladioli in transgenic Gladiolus plants expressing either a bacterial chloroperoxidase or fungal chitinase genes. Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture. 124:541.
Potential of predatory bacteria as biocontrol agents for foodborne and plant pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olanya, O.M., Lakshman, D.K. 2015. Potential of predatory bacteria as biocontrol agents for foodborne and plant pathogens. Journal of Plant Pathology. 97:405-417.
Natural Mechanism of Soil Suppressiveness Against Diseases caused by Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Phytophthora ()
Jambhulkar, P., Sharma, M., Lakshman, D.K., Sharma, P. 2015. Natural Mechanism of Soil Suppressiveness Against Diseases caused by Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Phytophthora. SpringerPlus. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-23075-7_5.
AFLP fingerprinting for identification of infra-species groups of Rhizoctonia solani and Waitea circinata - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amaradasa, B.S., Lakshman, D.K., Amundsen, K. 2015. AFLP fingerprinting for identification of infra-species groups of Rhizoctonia solani and Waitea circinata. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology. 6:262.
Expression of a synthetic antimicrobial peptide, D4E1, in Gladiolus plants for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. gladioli - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kamo, K.K., Lakshman, D.K., Bauchan, G.R., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Jaynes, J. 2015. Expression of a synthetic antimicrobial peptide, D4E1, in Gladiolus plants for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. gladioli. Plant Cell Tissue And Organ Culture. 121:459-467.
The pathogen biology, identification and management of Rhizoctonia species with emphasis on isolates infecting turfgrasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Amaradasa, B.S. 2014. The pathogen biology, identification and management of Rhizoctonia species with emphasis on isolates infecting turfgrasses. Indian Phytopathology. 67(4):327-345.
Disease resistance: Molecular mechanisms and biotechnological applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kamo, K.K., Lakshman, D.K., Rathore, K. 2014. Disease resistance: Molecular mechanisms and biotechnological applications. Plant Science. 228:1-2.
In vitro fungicide sensitivity of Rhizoctonia isolates collected from turfgrasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amaradasa, B.S., Lakshman, D.K., Mccall, D.S., Horvath, B.J. 2015. In vitro fungicide sensitivity of Rhizoctonia isolates collected from turfgrasses. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 32:126-132.
Control of damping-off of organic and conventional cucumber with extracts from a plant-associated bacterium rivals a seed treatment pesticide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, D.P., Lakshman, D.K., Maul, J.E., McKenna, L.F., Buyer, J.S., Fan, B. 2014. Control of damping-off of organic and conventional cucumber with extracts from a plant-associated bacterium rivals a seed treatment pesticide. Crop Protection. 65:86-94.
Selective interaction between Chloroplast B ATPase and TGB1 retards severe symptoms caused by Alternanthera mosaic virus infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seo, E., Nam, J., Kim, H., Lakshman, D.K., Bae, H., Hammond, J., Lim, H. 2014. Selective interaction between Chloroplast B ATPase and TGB1 retards severe symptoms caused by Alternanthera mosaic virus infection. Plant Pathology Journal. 11736-11743.
Biology, genome organization and evolution of parvoviruses in marine shrimp ()
Dhar, A.K., Robles-Sikisaka, R., Saksmerprome, V., Lakshman, D.K., Flegel, T.W. 2014. Biology, genome organization and evolution of parvoviruses in marine shrimp. Advances in Virus Research. 89:85-139.
DNA fingerprinting and anastomosis grouping reveal similar genetic diversity in Rhizoctonia species infecting turfgrasses in the transition zone of USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amaradasa, B., Horvath, B., Lakshman, D.K., Warnke, S.E. 2013. DNA fingerprinting and anastomosis grouping reveal similar genetic diversity in Rhizoctonia species infecting turfgrasses in the transition zone of USA. Mycologia. 105(5):1190-1201.
Lactoferrin derived resistance against plant pathogen in transgenic plants - (Proceedings)
Lakshman, D.K., Natarajan, S.S., Mitra, A. 2013. Lactoferrin derived resistance against plant pathogen in transgenic plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:11730-11735.
Analysis of soybean embryonic axis proteins by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Natarajan, S.S., Krishnan, H.B., Khan, F.H., Chen, X., Garrett, W.M., Lakshman, D.K. 2013. Analysis of soybean embryonic axis proteins by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 9:309-332.
Development of SCAR markers and UP-PCR cross-hybridization method for specific detection of four major subgroups of Rhizoctonia from infected turfgrasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amaradasa, B.S., Horvath, B.J., Lakshman, D.K. 2013. Development of SCAR markers and UP-PCR cross-hybridization method for specific detection of brow patch pathogens from infected turfgrass. Lecture. 106(1):163-172.
Genetic transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. gladioli with Agrobacterium to study pathogenesis in Gladiolus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Pandey, R., Kamo, K.K., Bauchan, G.R., Amitava, M. 2012. Genetic transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. gladioli with Agrobacterium to study pathogenesis in Gladiolus. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 133:729-738.
Gene expression profiling of the plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 reveals putative virulence factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Roberts, D.P., Alkharouf, N., Mitra, A., Natarajan, S.S. 2012. Gene expression profiling of the plant pathogenic basidiomycetous fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG 4 reveals putative virulence factors. Phytopathology. 104(5):1020-1035.
Effect of overexpressing rsmA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa on virulence of select phytotoxin-producing strains of P. syringae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kong, H., Roberts, D.P., Patterson, C.D., Kuehn, S., Heeb, S., Lakshman, D.K., Lydon, J. 2012. Effect of overexpressing rsmA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa on virulence of select phytotoxin-producing strains of P. syringae. Phytopathology. 102:575-587.
Transgenic expression of Lactoferrin imparts resistance to a soilborne fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, T., Lakshman, D.K., Han, J., Mitra, A. 2011. Transgenic expression of Lactoferrin imparts resistance to a soilborne fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Plant Pathology. 2(1):1-8.
Assessment of the natural variation of low abundant metabolic proteins in soybean seeds using proteomics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Natarajan, S.S., Xu, C., Garrett, W.M., Lakshman, D.K., Bae, H. 2011. Assessment of the natural variation of low abundant metabolic proteins in soybean seeds using proteomics. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 21:30-37.
Identification of the core sequence elements in Penaeus stylirostris densovirus promoters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhar, A., Kaizer, K., Betz, Y., Harvey, T., Lakshman, D.K. 2011. Identification of the core sequence elements in Penaeus stylirostris densovirus promoters. Virus Genes. 43:367-375.
Effect of clove oil on plant pathogenic bacteria and bacterial wilt of tomato and geranium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Q., Lakshman, D.K. 2011. Effect of clove oil on plant pathogenic bacteria and bacterial wilt of tomato and geranium. Journal of Plant Pathology. 92(3):701-707.
Mutation of a degS homologue in Enterobacter cloacae decreases colonization and biological control of damping-off caused by Pythium ultimum on cucumber - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, D.P., Lohrke, S.M., Mckenna, L.F., Lakshman, D.K., Kong, H.N., Lydon, J. 2011. Mutation of a degS homologue in Enterobacter cloacae decreases colonization and biological control of damping-off caused by Pythium ultimum on cucumber. Microbiology. 101:271-280.
MICROARRAY DATA ANALYSIS USING MACHINE LEARNING METHODS ()
Ressom, H., Lakshman, D.K., Yun, S., Pramanik, S.K., Reyes, B. 2010. Microarray data analysis using machine learning methods. In: Nag, A., editor. Biosystems Engineering. India: Prentice Hall of India Learning Private Limited. p. 1-32.
Transcriptional analysis of Penaeus stylirostris densovirus genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhar, A.K., Kaizer, K.N., Lakshman, D.K. 2010. Transcriptional analysis of Penaeus stylirostris densovirus genes. Virology. 402:112-120.
Characterization of the Taura syndrome virus isolate originating from the 2004 Texas Epizootic in cultured shrimp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhar, A.K., Lakshman, D.K., Amundsen, K., Robles-Sikisaka, R., Kaiser, K., Roy, S., Hasson, K.W., Allnutt, F.C.T. 2010. Characterization of the Taura Syndrome virus isolate originating from the 2004 Texas epizoonatic in cultured shrimps. Archives of Virology. 155:315-327.
AGRICULTURAL GENOMICS ()
de los Reyes, B.G., Lakshman, D.K., Yun, S.J., Ressom, H. 2009. Agricultural Genomics. In: Nag, A., editor. Textbook of Agricultural Biotechnology. India: Prentice Hall of India Learning Private Limited. p. 55-88.
Optimized protein extraction methods for proteomic analysis of Rhizoctonia solani - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Natarajan, S.S., Garrett, W.M., Lakshman, S., Dhar, A.K. 2008. Optimized protein extraction methods for proteomic analysis of Rhizoctonia solani. Mycologia. 100:867-875.
Phytotoxicity of Clove Oil to Vegetable Crop Seedlings and Nematotoxicity to Root-knot Nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meyer, S.L.F., Lakshman, D.K., Zasada, I.A., Vinyard, B.T., Chitwood, D.J. 2008. Phytotoxicity of clove oil to vegetable crop seedlings and nematotoxicity to Root-knot Nematodes. HortTechnology. 18:631-638.
Evidence that a DEGS homologue in Enterobacter clocae is important for colonization and disease suppression on cucumber - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, D.P., Lohrke, S.M., Mckenna, L.F., Lakshman, D.K. 2008. Evidence that a DEGS homologue in Enterobacter clocae is important for colonization and disease suppression on cucumber [abstract]. Microbial Ecology International Symposium.
ISOLATION AND PARTIAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BACILLUS SUBTILIS ME488 FOR SUPPRESSION OF SOILBORNE PATHOGENS OF CUCUMBER AND PEPPER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, S., Kong, H., Buyer, J.S., Lakshman, D.K., Lydon, J., Kim, S., Roberts, D.P. 2008. Isolation and partial characterization of bacillus subtilis me488 for suppression of soilborne pathogens of cucumber and pepper. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 80(1):115-23.
Clove oil and fungus compounds: Can nematode suppression be achieved without phytotoxicity? - (Abstract Only)
Meyer, S.L., Lakshman, D.K., Zasada, I.A., Vinyard, B.T., Chitwood, D.J., Shemshura, O.N., Bekmakhanova, N.E., Mazunina, M.N., Yeskalieva, B.K., Masler, E.P. 2007. Clove oil and fungus compounds: Can nematode suppression be achieved without phytotoxicity [abstract]? Journal of Nematology. 39:92.
Dose-response effects of clove oil from Syzygium aromaticum on the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meyer, S.L., Lakshman, D.K., Zasada, I.A., Vinyard, B.T., Chitwood, D.J. 2008. Dose-response effects of clove oil from Syzygium aromaticum on the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Pest Management Science. 64:223-229.
MUTATION IN A DEGS HOMOLOGUE IN ENTEROBACTER CLOACAE RESULTS IN DECREASED SEEDLING AND ROOT COLONIZATION BY THIS BACTERIUM - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, D.P., Lohrke, S.M., Lakshman, D.K., Mckenna, L.F. 2007. Mutation in a degs homologue in enterobacter cloacae results in decreased seedling and root colonization by this bacterium [abstract]. International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.
SUPPRESSION OF DAMPING-OFF OF CUCUMBER CAUSED BY PYTHIUM ULTIMUM WITH LIVE CELLS AND EXTRACTS OF SERRATIA MARCESCENS N4-5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roberts, D.P., Mckenna, L.F., Lakshman, D.K., Meyer, S.L., Kong, H.N., De Souza, J.T., Lydon, J., Baker, C.J., Buyer, J.S., Chung, S. 2007. Suppression of damping-off of cucumber caused by pythium ultimum with live cells and extracts of serratia marcescens n4-5. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39:2275-2288.
Putative Promoters Isolated From Infectious Hypodermal and Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus of Shrimp Drive Expression of a Reporter Gene in Bacteria, Insect Cells, Fish Cells, and Shrimp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhar, A.K., Lakshman, D.K., Natarajan, Allnutt, F.C.T. and van Beek, N.A.M. 2007. Functional characterization of putative promotor elements from infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) in shrimp and in insect and fish cell lines. Virus Research. 127(1):1-8.
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA AND PLANTAGO RUGELII EXTRACTS ARE TOXIC TO MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA BUT NOT TO CERTAIN MICROBES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meyer, S.L., Zasada, I.A., Roberts, D.P., Vinyard, B.T., Lakshman, D.K., Lee, J., Chitwood, D.J., Carta, L.K. 2006. Plantago lanceolata and plantago rugelii extracts are toxic to meloidogyne incognita but not to certain microbes. Journal of Nematology 38(3):333-338.
PLANT-DERIVED COMPOUNDS ACTIVE AGAINST MELOIDOGYNE INCOGNITA - (Abstract Only)
Meyer, S.L., Zasada, I.A., Roberts, D.P., Vinyard, B.T., Lakshman, D.K., Lee, J.K., Chitwood, D.J., Carta, L.K. 2006. Plant-derived compounds active against meloidogyne incognita [abstract]. Journal of Nematology. 38:283.
DOUBLE-STRANDED RNA-MEDIATED HYPOVIRULENCE OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI ()
Lakshman, D. 2006. Double-stranded RNA-mediated hypovirulence of Rhizoctonia solani. Association for Advancement in plant protection Newsletter (India). 1:1-3.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE AROM GENE IN RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI, AND TRANSCRIPTION PATTERNS UNDER STABLE AND INDUCED HYPOVIRULENCE CONDITIONS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lakshman, D.K., Liu, C., Mishra, P.K., and Tavantzis, S.M. 2006. Characterization of the arom gene in Rhizoctonia solani, and transcription patterns under stable and induced hypovirulence conditions. Current Genetics. 49:166-177.
SCREENING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STREPTOMYCES ISOLATES FOR BIOCONTROL OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI AND OTHER PLANT PATHOGENS - (Abstract Only)
Lakshman, D.K., and Wanner, L.A. 2006. Screening and characterization of streptomyces isolates for biocontrol of Rhizoctonia solani and other plant pathogens. Phytopathology. 96:S63.
CHARACTERIZATION AND SUBSTRATE INDUCED TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF THE PENTAFUNCTIONAL AROM GENE OF RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI - (Abstract Only)
Lakshman, D.K., Liu, C., Mishra, P.K., Tavantzis, S.M. 2005. Characterization and substrate induced transcriptional regulation of the pentafunctional arom gene of Rhizoctonia solani. Phytopathology. 95:56.