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Ing Ming Lee
Research Plant Pathologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Catharanthus roseus naturally infected with diverse phytoplasmas in Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villalobos, W., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Lee, I., Albertazzi-Castro, F., Montero-Astua, M., Coto, T., Sandoval, I., Garita, L., Moreira, L. 2019. Catharanthus roseus naturally infected with diverse phytoplasmas in Costa Rica. Journal of Tropical Biology. 67:(1) pp. 321-336.
Draft genome sequence of the New Jersey aster yellows strain of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Gundersen, D.E., Lee, I. 2018. Draft genome sequence of the New Jersey aster yellows strain of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’. PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192379.
Multilocus genotyping identifies a highly homogeneous phytoplasma lineage associated with sweet cherry virescence disease in China and its carriage by an erythroneurine leafhopper - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Liu, Q., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Tan, Y., Lee, I., Zhu, D., Wei, H., Zhao, Y. 2018. Multilocus genotyping identifies a highly homogeneous phytoplasma lineage associated with sweet cherry virescence disease in China and its carriage by an erythroneurine leafhopper. Crop Protection. 106:13-22.
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma luffae’, a novel taxon associated with a witches’-broom disease of loofah, Luffa aegyptica Mill - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Dally, E.L., Lee, I. 2017. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma luffae’, a novel taxon associated with a witches’-broom disease of loofah, Luffa aegyptica Mill. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 67:3127-3133. 10.1099/ijsem.0.001980.
Diverse phytoplasmas associated with leguminus crops in Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Girsova, N.V., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Bogoutdinor, D.Z., Kastalyeva, T.B., Meshkov, Y.I., Mozhaeva, K.A., Lee, I. 2017. Diverse phytoplasmas associated with leguminus crops in Russia. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 149:599.
On the issue of preservation and transmission of phytoplasma infection by potato tubers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Girsova, N.V., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Kastalyeva, T.B., Mozhaeva, K.A., Bogoutdinov, D.Z., Lee, I. 2017. On the issue of preservation and transmission of phytoplasma infection by potato tubers. Izvestiya of Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. 2:60-78.
Diverse phytoplasmas associated with diseases in various crops in Russia - pathogens and vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kastalyeva, T.B., Bogoutdinov, D.Z., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Girsova, N.V., Lee, I. 2016. Diverse phytoplasmas associated with diseases in various crops in Russia - pathogens and vectors. Sel’skokhozyaistvennaya biologiya (Agricultural Biology). 51:367-375.
Draft genome sequence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’ strain CX, a plant pathogenic bacterium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Shao, J.Y., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Gundersen, D.E., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E. 2015. Draft genome sequence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’ strain CX, a plant pathogenic bacterium. Genome Announcements. 3(5):e01117-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01117-15.
Development of biomarkers and a diagnostic tool for investigation of coinfections by and interactions between potato purple top and potato witches’-broom phytoplasmas in tomato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, W., Wu, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Zhao, Y. 2016. Development of biomarkers and a diagnostic tool for investigation of coinfections by and interactions between potato purple top and potato witches’-broom phytoplasmas in tomato. Annals of Applied Biology. 168:133-141. doi: 10.1111/aab.12248.
16SrXII group phytoplasma strains, including 16SrXII-E (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fragariae’) and a new 16SrXII subgroup, 16SrXII-H, are associated with diseased potatoes … in the Yunan and Inner Mongolia regions of China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, M., Dong, J., Lee, I., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Laski, P.J., Zhang, Z., Mcbeath, J.H. 2015. 16SrXII group phytoplasma strains, including 16SrXII-E (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fragariae’) and a new 16SrXII subgroup, 16SrXII-H, are associated with diseased potatoes … in the Yunan and Inner Mongolia regions of China. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 142:305-318.
Unraveling the etiology of North American grapevine yellows (NAGY): multilocus genotyping and structural analysis of secY proteins distinguish NAGYIII phytoplasma strains from strains causing X-disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, R.E., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Wei, W., Wolf, T.K., Beanland, L., Ledoux, D.G., Johnson, D.A., Fiola, J.A., Walter-Peterson, H., Dami, I., Chien, M. 2015. Unraveling the etiology of North American grapevine yellows (NAGY): multilocus genotyping and structural analysis of secY proteins distinguish NAGYIII phytoplasma strains from strains causing X-disease. Phytopathology. 99:1087-1097. doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-14-1185-RE.
Should ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ be retained within the order Acholeplasmatales? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Wei, W., Lee, I. 2015. Should ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ be retained within the order Acholeplasmatales?. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 65:1075-1082.
3-Dimensional modeling of protein structures distinguishes closely related phytoplasmas - (Abstract Only)
Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Wei, W. 2015. 3-Dimensional modeling of protein structures distinguishes closely related phytoplasmas. Phytopathology. 105:S12.
New subgroup 16SrIII-V phytoplasmas associated with false-blossom diseased cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) plants and with known and potential insect vectors in New Jersey Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Polashock, J.J., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Bagadia, P.G., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E. 2014. New subgroup 16SrIII-V phytoplasmas associated with false-blossom diseased cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) plants and with known and potential insect vectors in New Jersey. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 139:393-400.
Aster yellows group (16SrI), subgroups 16SrI-A and 16SrI-B, phytoplasmas associated with lettuce yellows in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Black, M.C. 2014. Aster yellows group (16SrI), subgroups 16SrI-A and 16SrI-B, phytoplasmas associated with lettuce yellows in Texas. New Disease Reports. 29:5.
Phytoplasma-host interactions: tomato gibberellin homeostasis and its role in defense against potato purple top phytoplasma infection - ()
Ding, Y., Wei, W., Wu, W., Davis, R.E., Jiang, Y., Lee, I., Hammond, R., Sheng, J., Shen, L., Zhao, Y. 2013. Phytoplasma-host interactions: tomato gibberellin homeostasis and its role in defense against potato purple top phytoplasma infection. World Biomedical Frontiers. http://biomedfrontiers.org/infection-2013-11-39.
Family acholeplasmataceae (including phytoplasmas) - ()
Martini, M., Marcone, C., Lee, I.-M., Firrao, G. 2014. The family Acholeplasmataceae (including phytoplasmas). In: E. Rosenberg, E. F. DeLong, S. Lory, E. Stackebrandt, F. Thompson, editors. The prokaryotes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 469-504.
Role of gibberellic acid in tomato defense response to potato purple top phytoplasma infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ding, Y., Wei, W., Wu, W., Davis, R.E., Jiang, Y., Lee, I., Hammond, R., Sheng, J., Shen, L., Zhao, Y. 2013. Role of gibberellic acid in tomato defense response to potato purple top phytoplasma infection. Annals of Applied Biology. 162(2)191-199.
Characterization and molecular differentiation of 16SrI-E and 16SrIX-E phytoplasmas associated with blueberry stunt disease in New Jersey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bagadia, P.G., Polashock, J.J., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2013. Characterization and molecular differentiation of 16SrI-E and 16SrIX-E phytoplasmas associated with blueberry stunt disease in New Jersey. Molecular and Cellular Probes. 27:90-97.
Potato purple top phytoplasma-induced disruption of gibberellin homeostasis in tomato plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ding, Y., Wu, W., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Hammond, R., Sheng, J., Shen, L., Jiang, Y., Zhao, Y. 2013. Potato purple top phytoplasma-induced disruption of gibberellin homeostasis in tomato plants. Annals of Applied Biology. 162:131-139.
'Candidatus Phytoplasmas pruni', a novel taxon associated with X-disease of stone fruits, Prunus spp.: multilocus characterization based on 16S rRNA, secY, and ribosomal protein genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Dally, E.L., Lee, I., Jomantiene, R., Douglas, S.M. 2013. 'Candidatus Phytoplasmas pruni', a novel taxon associated with X-disease of stone fruits, Prunus spp.: multilocus characterization based on 16S rRNA, secY, and ribosomal protein genes. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63:766-776.
Salicylic acid-mediated elicitation of tomato defense against infection by potato purple top phytoplasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, W., Ding, Y., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Hammond, R., Zhao, Y. 2012. Salicylic acid-mediated elicitation of tomato defense against infection by potato purple top phytoplasma. Annals of Applied Biology. 161:36-45.
Differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas in the pigeon pea witches'-broom group (16SrIX): an update based on multiple gene sequence analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Bertaccini, A., Davis, R.E. 2012. Differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas in the pigeon pea witches'-broom group (16SrIX): an update based on multiple gene sequence analysis. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 62:2279-2285.
Identification of two new phylogenetically distant phytoplasmas from Senna surattensis plants exhibiting stem fasciation and shoot proliferation symptoms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, W., Cai, H., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Chen, H., Zhao, Y. 2012. Identification of two new phylogenetically distant phytoplasmas from Senna surattensis plants exhibiting stem fasciation and shoot proliferation symptoms. Annals of Applied Biology. 160:25-34.
The iPhyClassifier, an interactive online tool for phytoplasma classification and taxonomic assignment - ()
Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Lee, I., Shao, J.Y., Suo, X., Davis, R.E. 2012. The iPhyClassifier, an interactive online tool for phytoplasma classification and taxonomic assignment. Methods in Molecular Biology. 938:329-338.
Nested PCR and RFLP analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene - ()
Duduk, B., Paltrinieri, S., Lee, I., Bertaccini, A. 2012. Nested PCR and RFLP analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene. In: Dickinson, M., Hodgetts, J., editors. Springer Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 159-172.
PCR and RFLP analyses based on the ribosomal protein operon - ()
Martini, M., Lee, I. 2012. PCR and RFLP analyses based on the ribosomal protein operon. In: Dickinson, M., Hodgetts, J., editors. Springer Protocols: Methods in Molecular Biology. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 173-188.
'Candidatus Phytoplasma sudamericanum' a novel taxon from diseased passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, R.E., Zhao, Y., Dally, E.L., Jomantiene, R., Lee, I., Wei, W., Kitajima, E. 2012. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma sudamericanum' a novel taxon from diseased passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 62:984-989.
A new phytoplasma associated with little leaf disease in azalea: multilocus sequence characterization reveals a distinct lineage within the aster yellows phytoplasma group - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, W., Cai, H., Jiang, Y., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Ding, Y., Yuan, E., Chen, H., Zhao, Y. 2011. A new phytoplasma associated with little leaf disease in azalea: multilocus sequence characterization reveals a distinct lineage within the aster yellows phytoplasma group. Annals of Applied Biology. 158:318-330.
"Candidatus phytoplasma costaricanum" a new phytoplasma associated with a newly emerging disease in soybean in Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Villalobos, W., Loreira, L. 2011. "Candidatus phytoplasma costaricanum" a new phytoplasma associated with a newly emerging disease in soybean in Costa Rica. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 61:2822-2826.
Phytoplasma infecting cherry and lilac represent two distinct lineages having close evolutionary affinities with clover phyllody phytoplasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jomantiene, R., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Davis, R.E. 2011. Phytoplasma infecting cherry and lilac represent two distinct lineages having close evolutionary affinities with clover phyllody phytoplasma. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 130:97-107.
Onion is a host for two phytoplasma lineages, subgroups 16SrI-A and 16SrI-L, in Lithuania: a HinfI site revealed a SNP marking divergent branches of evolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jomantiene, R., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Valiunas, D., Petkauskaite, R. 2010. Onion is a host for two phytoplasma lineages, subgroups 16SrI-A and 16SrI-L, in Lithuania: a HinfI site revealed a SNP marking divergent branches of evolution. Journal of Plant Pathology. 92:461-470.
Phylogenetic analysis and delineation of phytoplasmas based on the secY gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner-Parker, K.D., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Harrison, N. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis and delineation of phytoplasmas based on the secY gene. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 60:2887-2897.
First report of a new subgroup 16SrIX-E, 'Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium'-related, phytoplasma associated with juniper witches' broom disease in Oregon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, R.E., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Jomantiene, R., Detweiler, A.J., Putnam, M.L. 2010. First report of a new subgroup 16SrIX-E, 'Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium'-related, phytoplasma associated with juniper witches' broom disease in Oregon. Plant Pathology. 20:35.
Recent advances in 16S rRNA gene-based phytoplasma differentiation, classification and taxonomy - ()
Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2010. Recent advances in 16S rRNA gene-based phytoplasma differentiation, classification and taxonomy. In: Weintraub, P., Jones, P., editors. Phytoplasmas: Genomes, Plant Hosts and Vector. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 64-92.
Prospect of multiple gene-based systems for differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas - ()
Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E. 2010. Prospect of multiple gene-based systems for differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas. In: Weintraub, P., Jones, P., editors. Phytoplasmas: Genomes, Plant Hosts and Vectors. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 51-63.
Multiplex real-time PCR for detection, identification and quantification of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" in potato plants with zebra chip - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, W.N., Abad, J.A., French-Monar, R.D., Rascoe, J., Wen, A., Gudmestad, G., Secor, G.A., Lee, I., Levy, L. 2009. Multiplex real-time PCR for detection, identification and quantification of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" in potato plants with zebra chip. Phytopathology. 78:59-65.
Multiplex real-time PCR for detection, identification and quantification of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in potato plants with zebra chip - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, W., Abad, J.A., French-Monar, R.D., Rascoe, J., Wen, A., Gudmestad, N.C., Secor, G.A., Lee, I., Duan, Y., Levy, L. 2009. Multiplex real-time PCR for detection, identification and quantification of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in potato plants with zebra chip. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 78:59-65.
Association of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" with zebra chip disease of potato established by graft and psyllid transmission, electron microscopy and PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Secor, G.A., Rivera, V.V., Abad, J.A., Lee, I., Clover, G.R., Liefting, L.W., Li, X., De Boer, S.H. 2009. Association of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" with zebra chip disease of potato established by graft and psyllid transmission, electron microscopy and PCR. Plant Disease. 93:574-583.
An emerging potato purple top disease caused by a new 16SrIII group phytoplasma in Montana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Sun, M. 2009. An emerging potato purple top disease caused by a new 16SrIII group phytoplasma in Montana. Plant Disease. 93:574-583.
Russian isolates of Potato spindle tuber viroid exhibit low population diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Owens, R.A., Girsova, N.V., Kromina, K.A., Lee, I., Mozhaeva, K.A., Kastalyeva, T.B. 2009. Russian isolates of Potato spindle tuber viroid exhibit low population diversity. Plant Disease. 93:752-759.
Construction of an interactive online phytoplasma classification tool, iPhyClassifier, and its application in analysis of the peach X-disease phytoplasma group (16SrIII) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Lee, I., Shao, J.Y., Suo, X., Davis, R.E. 2009. Construction of an interactive online phytoplasma classification tool, iPhyClassifier, and its application in analysis of the peach X-disease phytoplasma group (16SrIII). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59(10):2582-2593.
First report of new phytoplasma diseases associated with soybean, sweet pepper, and passion fruit in Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villalobos, W., Moreira, L., Rivera, C., Lee, I. 2009. First report of new phytoplasma diseases associated with soybean, sweet pepper, and passion fruit in Costa Rica. Plant Disease. 93:201.
Identification of Phytoplasma Species Associated With Potato Diseases in Russia - (Proceedings)
Girsova, N., Bottner, K.D., Mozhaeva, K.A., Kastalyeva, T.B., Owens, R.A., Lee, I. 2008. Identification of Phytoplasma Species Associated With Potato Diseases in Russia. International Symposium on Crop Protection. vol. 73(2). pp. 331-333.
Automated RFLP pattern comparison and similarity coefficient calculation for rapid delineation of new and distinct phytoplasma 16S rDNA subgroup lineages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, W., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Suo, X., Zhao, Y. 2008. Automated RFLP pattern comparison and similarity coefficient calculation for rapid delineation of new and distinct phytoplasma 16S rDNA subgroup lineages. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 58:2368-2377.
Molecular detection and identification of group 16SrI and 16SrXII phytoplasmas associated with diseased potatoes in Russia - ()
Girsova, N., Bottner, K.D., Mozhaeva, K.A., Kastalyeva, T.B., Owens, R.A., Lee, I. 2008. Molecular detection and identification of group 16SrI and 16SrXII phytoplasmas associated with diseased potatoes in Russia. Plant Disease. 92:654.
First report of purple coneflower phyllody associated with a 16SrI-B phytoplasma in Maryland - ()
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Dally, E.L., Davis, R.E. 2008. First report of purple coneflower phyllody associated with a 16SrI-B phytoplasma in Maryland. Plant Disease. 92:654.
Phytoplasmas Diseases and Insect Vectors in Potatoes of the Pacific Northwest of the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munyaneza, J.E., Crosslin, J., Lee, I. 2007. Phytoplasmas Diseases and Insect Vectors in Potatoes of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Bulletin of Insectology 60:181-182
Virtual RFLP analysis of 16S rDNA sequences identifies new subgroups in the clover proliferation phytoplasma group - (Abstract Only)
Wei, W., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Suo, X., Zhao, Y. 2007. Virtual RFLP analysis of 16S rDNA sequences identifies new subgroups in the clover proliferation phytoplasma group. Bulletin of Insectology. 60:349:350.
Prospects of DNA-based Systems for Differentiation and Classification of Phytoplasmas - ()
Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Wei, W., Martini, M. 2007. Prospects of DNA-based Systems for Differentiation and Classification of Phytoplasmas. Bulletin of Insectology. 60:239-244.
First report of Yucca phyllody associated with 16SrI-A phytoplasmas in the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Black, M.C. 2007. First report of Yucca phyllody associated with 16SrI-A phytoplasmas in the U.S. Plant Disease. 91:467.
PHYLOGENY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYTOPLASMAL NUSA and USE OF THE NUSA GENE IN DETECTION OF GROUP 16Srl STRAINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shao, J.Y., Jomantiene, R., Dally, E.L., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Nuss, D.L., Davis, R.E. 2006. Phyogeny and characterization of phytoplasma NusA and use of the nusA gene in detection of group 16SrI strains. Journal of Plant Pathology. 88:193-201.
First report of witches’-broom disease in a Cannabis species and its association with a phytoplasma of elm yellows group (16SrV) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Sun, Q., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Liu, Q. 2007. First report of witches’-broom disease in a Cannabis species and its association with a phytoplasma of elm yellows group (16SrV). Plant Disease. 91:227.
COMPARATIVE GENOMICS OF 'CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA ASTERIS' AND ACHOLEPLASMA PALMAE: COMMON ANCESTRAL GENES LOST DURING PHYTOPLASMA EVOLUTION - (Abstract Only)
Davis, R.E., Jomantiene, R., Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Hammond, R., Shao, J.Y., Dally, E.L., Dawe, A., Davis, K., Nuss, D. 2006. Comparative genomics of 'candidatus phytoplasma asteris' and acholeplasma palmae: common ancestral genes lost during phytoplasma evolution. International Organization for Mycoplasmology.
CLASSIFICATION OF PHYTOPLASMAS BASED ON COMPUTER-SIMULATED RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM ANALYSIS OF 16S RRNA GENE SEQUENCES - (Abstract Only)
Wei, W., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Sun, Q. 2006. Classification of phytoplasmas based on computer-simulated restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. P. 105.
CHANGES IN THE GENE EXPRESSION PROFILE OF POTATO IN RESPONSE TO INFECTION BY POTATO WITCHES'-BROOM PHYTOPLASMA - (Abstract Only)
Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Sun, Q., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Shi, X. 2006. Changes in the gene expression profile of potato in response to infection by potato witches'-broom phytoplasma. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. p. 34.
Computer-simulated RFLP analysis of 16S rRNA genes: Identification of 11 new phytoplasma groups - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wei, W., Davis, R.E., Lee, I., Zhao, Y. 2007. Computer-simulated RFLP analysis of 16S rRNA genes: Identification of 11 new phytoplasma groups. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57:1855-1867.
DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER-SIMULATED 16SRDNA RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFICATION OF PHYTOPLASMAS - (Abstract Only)
Wei, W., Zhao, Y., Lee, I., Davis, R.E., Sun, Q. 2006. Development of a computer-simulated 16S rDNA restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis system for classification of phytoplasmas. American Phytopathological Society Potomac Division Meeting. 96:S192.
DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERACTIVE WEB-BASED RESOURCE CENTER FOR PHYTOPLASMA RESEARCH - (Abstract Only)
Shao, J.Y., Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Wei, W., Jomantiene, R., Davis, R.E. 2006.Development of an interactive web-based resource center for phytoplasma research. American Phytopathological Society Potomac Division Meeting.
AN ACHOLEPLASMA GENOME ENCODES ENZYMES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO DEGRADE AND UTILIZE PLANT CELL WALL COMPONENTS - (Abstract Only)
Davis, R.E., Jomantiene, R., Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Hammond, R., Shao, J.Y., Dally, E.L., Dawe, A., Davis, K., Nuss, D. 2006. An acholeplasma genome encodes enzymes with the potential to degrade and utilize plant cell wall components. Phytopathology.
"CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA AMERICANUM", A PHYTOPLASMA ASSOCIATED WITH A POTATO PURPLE TOP WILT DISEASE COMPLEX - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Secor, G., Rivera-Varas, V. 2006. "Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum", a phytoplasma associated with a potato purple top wilt disease complex. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56:1593-1597.
CARROT PURPLE LEAF: A NEW CARROT DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH SPIROPLASMA CITRI AND PHYTOPLASMAS IN WASHINGTON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Davis, R.E., Crosslin, J., Du Toit, L., Crosby, T. 2006. Carrot purple leaf: a new carrot disease associated with spiroplasma citri and phytoplasmas in Washington State. Plant Disease.90-989-993.
FIRST REPORT OF A DEFECT OF PROCESSING POTATOES IN TEXAS AND NEBRASKA ASSOCIATED WITH A NEW PHYTOPLASMA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Secor, G.A., Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Gudmestad, N.C. 2006. First report of a defect of processing potatoes in texas and nebraska associated with a new phytoplasma. Plant Disease. 90:377.
PHYLOGENETIC POSITIONS OF PHYTOPATHOGENIC MOLLICUTES AS INFERRED FROM MULTIPLE SETS OF CONCATENATED CORE HOUSE-KEEPING PROTEINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2005. Phylogenetic positions of phytopathogenic mollicutes as inferred from multiple sets of concatenated core house-keeping proteins. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55:2131-2141.
CARROT PURPLE LEAF: A NEW CARROT DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH SPIROPLASMA CITRI AND PHYTOPLASMAS IN WASHINGTON - (Abstract Only)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Davis, R.E., Crosslin, J., Du Toit, L., Crosby, T. 2005. Carrot purple leaf: a new carrot disease associated with Spiroplasma citri and phytoplasmas in Washington. Phytopathology. 95:S57.
CLASSIFICATION OF ELM YELLOWS GROUP (16SRV) PHYTOPLASMAS AND PROPOSITION OF 'CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA ULMI' FOR THE ELM YELLOWS PHYTOPLASMA AND 'CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA CHINENSE' FOR THE CHERRY LETHAL YELLOWING PHYTOPLASMA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Martini, M., Marcone, C., Zhu, S.F. 2004. Classification of elm yellows group (16SrV) phytoplasmas and proposition of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi' for the elm yellows phytoplasma and 'Candidatus Phytoplasma chinense' for the cherry lethal yellowing phytoplasma. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:337-347
CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA, A TAXON FOR THE WALL-LESS, NON-HELICAL PROKARYOTES THAT COLONIZE PLANT PHLOEM AND INSECTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Firrao, G., Davis, R.E., Gundersen, D.E., Lee, I. and others. 2004. Candidatus Phytoplasma, a taxon for the wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:1243-1255.
IDENTIFICATION OF INSERTION SEQUENCE (IS)-LIKE ELEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ASTER YELLOWS GROUP PHYTOPLASMA STRAINS - (Abstract Only)
Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Bottner, K.D. 2004. Identification of insertion sequence (is)-like elements associated with aster yellows group phytoplasma strains. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. p. 65.
RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN GENE-BASED PHYLOGENY: A BASIS FOR PHYTOPLASMA CLASSIFICATION - (Abstract Only)
Martini, M., Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Botti, S., Bertaccini, A., Carraro, L., Marcone, C., Osler, R. 2004. Ribosomal protein gene-based phylogeny: a basis for phytoplasma classification. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. p. 156.
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF ASTER YELLOWS GROUP (16 SR I) PHYTOPLASMAS BASED ON SECY GENE SEQUENCES - (Abstract Only)
Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Bottner, K.D. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis and classification of aster yellows group(16 sr i) phytoplasmas based on secy gene sequences. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. p. 126-127
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS BASED ON MULTIPLE SETS OF CONCATENATED PROTEINS SUGGESTS EARLIER ANCESTORS FOR PHYTOPLASMAS - (Abstract Only)
Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis based on multiple sets of concatenated proteins suggests earlier ancestors for phytoplasmas. American Phytopathological Society. 94(s):116.
PHYLOGENETIC POSITION OF PHYTOPLASMAS AS INFERRED FROM MULTIPLE SETS OF CONCATENATED INDISPENSABLE PROTEINS - (Abstract Only)
Zhao, Y., Davis, R.E., Lee, I. 2004. Phylogenetic position of phytoplasmas as inferred from multiple sets of concatenated indispensable proteins. International Organization for Mycoplasmology. p. 127-128.
CLOSELY RELATED BUT DISTINCT PHYTOPLASMAS ASSOCIATED WITH POTATO PURPLE TOP AND POTATO WITCHES'-BROOM DISEASES IN THE U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Campbell, W.L., Secor, G.A., Gudmestad, N.C. 2004. Closely related but distinct phytoplasmas associated with potato purple top and potato witches'-broom diseases in the U.S.. American Phytopathological Society. 94 (6) (Supplement):S58.
CLOVER PROLIFERATION GROUP (16SRVI), SUBGROUP A (16SRVI-A) PHYTOPLASMA IS PROBABLE CAUSAL AGENT OF POTATO PURPLE TOP DISEASE IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Munyaneza, J.E., Secor, G.A., Gudmestad, N.C. 2004. Clover proliferation group (16srvi), subgroup a (16srvi-a) phytoplasma is probable causal agent of potato purple top disease in washington and oregon. Plant Disease. 88:429.
CLOVER PROLIFERATION GROUP (16SRVI), SUBGROUP A (16SRVI-A) PHYTOPLASMA IS PROBABLE CAUSAL AGENT OF DRY BEAN PHYLLODY DISEASE IN WASHINGTON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Bottner, K.D., Miklas, P.N., Pastor Corrales, M.A. 2004. Clover proliferation group (16srvi), subgroup a (16srvi-a) phytoplasma is probable causal agent of dry bean phyllody disease in washington. Plant Disease. 88:429.
'CANDIDATUS PHYTOPLASMA ASTERIS', A NEW PHYTOPLASMA TAXON ASSOCIATED WITH ASTER YELLOWS AND RELATED DISEASES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Gundersen, D.E., Davis, R.E., Bottner, K.D., Marcone, C., Seemuller, E. 2004. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris', a new phytoplasma taxon associated with aster yellows and related diseases. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54:1037-1048.
BENEFICIAL PHYTOPLASMA INFECTION OF POINSETTIA CAUSING FREE-BRANCHING - ()
Lee, I., Klopmeyer, M., Gundersen, D.E. 2004. Beneficial phytoplasma infection of poinsettia causing free-branching. Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science. Available:http//www.dekker.com/servlet/product/productid/E.
CELL DIVISION GENE CLUSTER IN SPIROPLASMA KUNKELII: FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF FTSZ AND THE FIRST REPORT OF FTSA IN MOLLICUTES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Y., Hammond, R., Lee, I., Roe, B., Lin, S., Davis, R.E. Cell division gene cluster in spiroplasma kunkelii: functional characterization of ftsz and the first report of ftsa in mollicutes. DNA and Cell Biology. 23(2):127-134.
IDENTIFICATION OF INSERTION SEQUENCE (IS)-LIKE ELEMENTS IN ASTER YELLOW GROUP PHYTOPLASMAS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Zhao, Y., Bottner, K.D. 2005. Identification of insertion sequence (IS)-like elements in aster yellow group phytoplasmas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol: 54:337-347.
ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PHYTOPLASMAS INVOLVED IN AN ASTER YELLOWS EPIDEMIC IN VARIOUS CROPS IN TEXAS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, I., Martini, M., Bottner, K.D., Dane, R.A., Black, M.C., Troxclair, N. 2003. Ecological aspects of phytoplasmas involved in an aster yellows epidemic in various crops in texas. Phytopathology. 99(11):1368-1377.
A NEW MEMBER OF THE CLOVER PROLIFERATION PHYTOPLASMA GROUP (16SRVI) ASSOCIATED WITH AN ELM YELLOWS IN ILLINOIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BENEFICIAL PHYTOPLASMA INFECTION OF POINSETTIA CAUSING FREE-BRANCHING - ()
Lee, I., Klopmeyer, M., Gundersen, D.E. 2004. Beneficial phytoplasma infection of poinsettia causing free-branching. Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science.
GENE CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION OF AN 85-KBP DNA SEGMENT FROM THE GENOME OF SPIROPLASMA KUNKELII - (Abstract Only)
A NEW MEMBER OF THE CLOVER PROLIFERATION PHYTOPLASMA GROUP ASSOCIATED WITH ELM YELLOWS IN ILLINOIS - (Abstract Only)
MOLECULAR BASED METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM (RACE3/BIOVAR2) AND FOR BIOVAR DIFFERENTIATION - (Abstract Only)
AN ANALYSIS OF A SPIROPLASMA KUNKELII GENOME SEGMENT THAT INCLUDES A CLUSTER OF RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN GENES - (Abstract Only)
IDENTITIES AND ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PHYTOPLASMAS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ASTER YELLOWS EPIDEMIC IN VARIABLE VEGETABLE CROPS IN TEXAS - (Abstract Only)
PCR/RFLP BASED METHOD FOR DETECTION OF RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM RACE 3/BIOVAR2 CAUSING BROWN ROT OF POTATO - (Abstract Only)
FIRST REPORT OF A SUBGROUP 16SRI-B PHYTOPLASMA INFECTING CHAYOTE [SECHIUM EDULE (JACQ.) SWARTZ] AND TWO OTHER CUCURBITS IN COSTA RICA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
AN EPIDEMIC OF ALMOND WITCHES'-BROOM IN LEBANON - CLASSIFICATION AND PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF THE ASSOCIATED PHYTOPLAMA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
PHYTOPLASMA - ()
RRNA AS A TAXONOMIC TOOL FOR SPECIES DETERMINATION OF UNCULTURED BACTERIA - (Abstract Only)
COMPARATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF ASTER YELLOWS-GROUP PHYTOPLASMAS BASED ON RFLP ANALYSIS OF RIBOSOMAL RNA AND TUF GENE SEQUENCES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF PROTEIN KINASE GENE EXPRESSION IN THE INDUCTION OF PHYLLODY SYMPTOMS ON PLANTS INFECTED WITH PHYTOPLASMAS - (Abstract Only)
PHYTOPLASMA: ECOLOGY AND GENOMIC DIVERSITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SURVEY AND FIELD INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOPLASMAS ASSOCIATED WITH SOYBEAN IN WISCONSIN - (Abstract Only)
R16SRVI (CLOVER PROLIFERATION GROUP) AND R16SRI (ASTER YELLOWS GROUP) PHYTOPLASMAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SOYBEAN IN WISCONSIN - (Abstract Only)
AN IMPROVED PROCEDURE FOR RAPID AND SENSITIVE DETECTION OF THE POTATO RING ROT BACTERIUM, CLAVIBACTER MICHIGANENSIS SEPEDONICUS IN COMMERCIAL POTATO TUBERS - (Abstract Only)
LACK OF EVIDENCE THAT PHYTOPLASMAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUICK DECLINE OF MACADAMIA TREES IN HAWAII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REVISED CLASSIFICATION SCHEME OF PHYTOPLASMAS BASED ON RFLP ANALYSES OF 16S RRNA AND RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN GENE SEQUENCES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
PURPLE CONEFLOWER IS A HOST OF ASTER YELLOWS PHYTOPLASMA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO PHYTOPLASMA(S) INFECTION OF THREE PEAR VARIETIES GRAFTED ON DIFFERENT ROOTSTOCKS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LACK OF EVIDENCE THAT PHYTOPLASMAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH QUICK DECLINE OF MACADAMIA TREES IN HAWAII - (Abstract Only)
PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION OF GENERA CLAVIBACTER AND RATHAYIBACTER ON THEBASIS OF 16S RDNA SEQUENCE - (Abstract Only)
PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION OF BACTERIA IN THE GENERA CLAVIBACTER AND RATHAYIBACTER ON THE BASIS OF 16S RDNA SEQUENCE ANALYSIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
X-DISEASE CONFIRMATION AND DISTRIBUTION IN CHOKECHERRY IN NORTH DAKOTA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
PHYTOPLASMAS INFECTION: AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR FOR PROPAGATING DESIRABLE MULTI-FLOWERED POINSETTIAS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYTOPLASMAS ASSOCIATED WITH CHERRY LETHAL YELLOWS AND SOME IMPORTANT TREE AND SHRUB DISEASES IN CHINA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A PHYTOPLASMA ASSOCIATED WITH ANNUAL BLUE GRASS (POA ANNUA) WHITE LEAF DISEASE IN SOUTHERN ITALY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ULTRASENSITIVE DETECTION OF POTATO RING ROT BACTERIUM, CLAVIBACTER MICHIGANENSIS SUBSP SEPEDONICUS AND ANALYSIS OF 16S RDNA FOR CLASSIFICATIONOF GENERA CLASSIFICATION OF GENERA CLAVIBACTER AND RATHAYIBACTER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)