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Lisa Keith
Research Plant Pathologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
First report of bacterial leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas cichorii on Monstera adansonii in Hawai‘i, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B.C., Villalun, M.V., Eyre, M.J., Bushe, B.C., Brill, E., Keith, L.M. 2024. First report of bacterial leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas cichorii on Monstera adansonii in Hawai‘i, USA. Plant Disease. 108:201. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-23-1224-PDN.
First report of the physiological race of hemileia vastatrix (Coffee leaf rust) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Sugiyama, L.S., Fukada, M., Nagai, C., Pereira, A., Silva, M., Varzea, V. 2023. First report of the physiological race of hemileia vastatrix (Coffee leaf rust) in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 107:2528. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-23-0460-PDN.
Epidemiology of cacao mild mosaic virus (CaMMV) - (Abstract Only)
Aerial branch sampling to detect forest pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perroy, R.L., Meier, P., Collier, E., Hughes, M., Brill, E., Sullivan, T., Baur, T., Buchmann, N., Keith, L.M. 2022. Aerial branch sampling to detect forest pathogens. Drones. 6(10). Article 275. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones6100275.
Ceratocystis lukuohia-infested ambrosia beetle frass as inoculum for Ceratocystis wilt of 'ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, M.A., Roy, K., Harrington, T.C., Brill, E., Keith, L.M. 2022. Ceratocystis lukuohia-infested ambrosia beetle frass as inoculum for Ceratocystis wilt of 'ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha). Plant Pathology. 72(2):232-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13653.
Laboratory studies assessing the microbial biocontrol potential of diverse strains of Beauveria bassiana isolated from coffee berry borer, with emphasis on strains from Hawai'i Island and comparisons to commercial strain GHA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wraight, S.P., Howes, R.L., Castrillo, L.A., Griggs, M.H., Galaini-Wraight, S., Carruthers, R.I., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2022. Laboratory studies assessing the microbial biocontrol potential of diverse strains of Beauveria bassiana isolated from coffee berry borer, with emphasis on strains from Hawai'i Island and comparisons to commercial strain GHA. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 194. Article 107819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2022.107819.
Evaluation of kiln-heating as a phytosanitary treatment for Ceratocystis-infested 'ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) wood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, M.A., Juzwik, J., Chen, Z., Luiz, B.C., Keith, L.M. 2022. Evaluation of kiln-heating as a phytosanitary treatment for Ceratocystis-infested 'ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) wood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 72(3):207-215. https://doi.org/10.13073/FPJ-D-22-00024.
Rapid ‘ohi‘a death in Hawai‘i - ()
Cannon, P., Friday, J.B., Harrington, T.C., Keith, L.M., Hughes, M.A., Hauff, R., Hughes, F., Perroy, R., Roy, K., Peck, R., Smith, S., Cordell, S., Luiz, B., Juzwik, J., Yelenik, S. 2022. Rapid ‘ohi‘a death in Hawai‘i. Forest Pathology. 2:267-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85042-1.00013-6.
Assessing susceptibility of Metrosideros excelsa (pohutukawa) to the vascular wilt pathogen, Ceratocystis lukuohia, causing rapid ‘Ohi‘a death - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B., McNeill, M., Bodley, E., Keith, L.M. 2022. Assessing susceptibility of Metrosideros excelsa (pohutukawa) to the vascular wilt pathogen, Ceratocystis lukuohia, causing rapid ‘Ohi‘a death. Australasian Plant Pathology. 51:327-331. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13313-022-00858-9.
Coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) from the recent invasion into Hawaii shares a genotypic relationship with Latin American populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramirez-Camejo, L.A., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Sugiyama, L.S., Fukada, M., Brann, M., Moffitt, A., Liu, J., Aime, M.C. 2022. Coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix) from the recent invasion into Hawaii shares a genotypic relationship with Latin American populations. The Journal of Fungi. 8(2). Article 189. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof8020189.
Toward a zero-waste model: Potential for microorganism growth on agricultural waste products in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heureux, A.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2022. Toward a zero-waste model: Potential for microorganism growth on agricultural waste products in Hawaii. Algal Research. 62. Article 102640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2022.102640.
A framework for establishing a rapid ‘Ohi‘a death resistance program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B., Giardina, C.P., Keith, L.M., Jacobs, D.F., Sniezko, R.A., Hughes, M.A., Friday, J.B., Cannon, P., Hauff, R., Francisco, K., Chau, M.M., Dudley, N., Yeh, A., Asner, G., Martin, R.E., et al. 2022. A framework for establishing a rapid ‘Ohi‘a death resistance program. New Forests. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-021-09896-5.
Vacuum steam treatment of Metrosideros polymorpha logs for eradication of Ceratocystis huliohia and C. lukuohia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Juzwik, J., Hughes, M.A., Chen, Z., Yang, A., Keith, L.M., White, M.S. 2022. Vacuum steam treatment of Metrosideros polymorpha logs for eradication of Ceratocystis huliohia and C. lukuohia. Plant Disease. 106(4):1114-1121. https://doi.org/10.1094/pdis-07-21-1424-re.
First report of coffee leaf rust caused by Hemileia vastatrix on coffee (Coffea arabica) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Brill, E., Adams, B.L., Fukada, M., Hoffman, K.M., Ocenar, J., Kawabata, A., Kong, A.T., McKemy, J.M., Olmedo-Velarde, A., Melzer, M.J. 2022. First report of coffee leaf rust caused by Hemileia vastatrix on coffee (Coffea arabica) in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 106(2):761. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-21-1072-PDN.
Spatial patterns of 'ohi'a mortality associated with rapid 'ohi'a death and ungulate presence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perroy, R., Sullivan, T., Benitez, D., Hughes, F., Keith, L.M., Brill, E., Kissinger, K.R., Duda, D. 2021. Spatial patterns of 'ohi'a mortality associated with rapid 'ohi'a death and ungulate presence. Forests. 12(8). Article 1035. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12081035.
Phytophthora palmivora causing disease on theobroma cacao in hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puig, A.S., Quintanilla, W.E., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Gutierrez, O.A., Marelli, J. 2021. Phytophthora palmivora causing disease on theobroma cacao in hawaii. Phytopathology. 11(5). Article 396. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11050396.
Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana strain GHA spray applications against coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on Hawaii Island - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Virulence tests of Neofusicoccum parvum, Lasiodiplodia theobromae, and Phytophthora palmivora on Theobroma cacao - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puig, A. S., Keith, L. M., Matsumoto, T. K., Gutierrez, O. A., & Marelli, J. P. (2021). Virulence tests of Neofusicoccum parvum, Lasiodiplodia theobromae, and Phytophthora palmivora on Theobroma cacao. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 159:851–862. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02210-1.
Borate and quaternary ammonia dip diffusion to treat fungal pathogens of Metrosideros polymorpha wood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, M.A., Morrell, J.J., Cappellazzi, J., Mackey, B., Juzwik, J., Keith, L.M. 2021. Borate and quaternary ammonia dip diffusion to treat fungal pathogens of Metrosideros polymorpha wood. Forest Products Society. 71(1):20-26. https://doi.org/10.13073/FPJ-D-20-00068.
Screening of Metrosideros polymorpha ('ohi'a) varieties for resistance to Ceratocystis lukuohia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B., Stacy, E.A., Keith, L.M. 2020. Screening of Metrosideros polymorpha ('ohi'a) varieties for resistance to Ceratocystis lukuohia. Forest Pathology. 51(1). Article e12656. https://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12656.
Influence of culture media and temperature on growth and sporulation of Ceratocystis lukuohia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B., Keith, L.M. 2021. Influence of culture media and temperature on growth and sporulation of Ceratocystis lukuohia. Pacific Science. 74(4):389-394. https://doi.org/10.2984/74.4.6.
Decontamination of ceratocystis pathogens responsible for rapid 'ohi'a death - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roy, K., Bjontegard, N., Jaenecke, K., Mikros, D., Dunkle, E., Yanger, C., Sugiyama, L.S., Keith, L.M., Peck, R.W. 2020. Decontamination of ceratocystis pathogens responsible for rapid 'ohi'a death. Plant Health Progress. 21(4):301-305. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-06-20-0051-RS.
Genetic diversity among naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana associated with the introduced coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Hawai'i Island - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castrillo, L.A., Wraight, S.P., Galaini-Wraight, S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Howes, R.L., Keith, L.M. 2020. Genetic diversity among naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana associated with the introduced coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Hawai'i Island. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107456.
Examining the utility of visible near-infrared and optical remote sensing for the early detection of rapid 'ohi'a death - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perroy, R., Hughes, M., Keith, L.M., Collier, E., Sullivan, T., Low, G. 2020. Examining the utility of visible near-infrared and optical remote sensing for the early detection of rapid 'ohi'a death. Remote Sensing. 12(11):1846. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111846.
First Report of Phytophthora heveae causing quick decline of macadamia in Hawai'i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sugiyama, L.S., Heller, W., Brill, E., Keith, L.M. 2020. First Report of Phytophthora heveae causing quick decline of macadamia in Hawai'i. Plant Disease. 104(6):1875. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-19-2451-PDN.
Pathogenicity, symptom development and colonization of Metrosideros polymorpha by Ceratocystis lukuohia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, M.A., Juzwik, J., Harrington, T.C., Keith, L.M. 2020. Pathogenicity, symptom development and colonization of Metrosideros polymorpha by Ceratocystis lukuohia. Plant Disease. 104(6):2233-2241. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-19-1905-RE.
First report of ceratocystis lukuohia on Metrosideros polymorpha on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brill, E., Hughes, M.A., Heller, W.P., Keith, L.M. 2019. First report of ceratocystis lukuohia on Metrosideros polymorpha on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Plant Disease. 49(5). https://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12546.
First report of ceratocystis huliohia causing mortality of metrosideros polymorpha trees on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heller, W.P., Hughes, M.A., Luiz, B.C., Brill, E., Friday, J.B., Williams, A.M., Keith, L.M. 2019. First report of ceratocystis huliohia causing mortality of metrosideros polymorpha trees on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i, USA. Forest Pathology. 49(5). https://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12546.
Using spatially-explicit, time-dependent analysis to understand how social factors influence biological invasion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niemiec, R., Asner, G., Gaertner, J., Brodrick, P., Vaughn, N., Heckler, J., Hughes, F., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2019. Using spatially-explicit, time-dependent analysis to understand how social factors influence biological invasion. Conservation Biology. 34(2):505-514. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13409.
The evolving threat of rapid 'ohi'a death (rod) to Hawai'i's native ecosystems and rare plant species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fortini, L., Kaiser, L., Keith, L.M., Price, J., Hughes, F., Jacobi, J. 2019. The evolving threat of rapid 'ohi'a death (rod) to Hawai'i's native ecosystems and rare plant species. Forest Ecology and Management. 448:376-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.06.025.
First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing pod rot on cacao in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puig, A.S., Jean-Philippe, M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Gutierrez, O.A. 2019. First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing pod rot on cacao in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 103(6). https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-18-1719-PDN.
Presence and viability of Ceratocystis lukuohia in ambrosia beetle frass from rapid 'ohi'a death-affected Metrosideros polymorpha trees on Hawai'i island - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kylle, R., Ewing, C., Hughes, M., Keith, L.M., Bennett, G. 2019. Presence and viability of Ceratocystis lukuohia in ambrosia beetle frass from rapid 'ohi'a death-affected Metrosideros polymorpha trees on Hawai'i island. Forest Pathology. 49(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12476.
Collection, isolation, in vitro culture, and laboratory transmission of Hirsutella eleutheratorum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) from coffee berry borer on Hawaii Island - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wraight, S.P., Wraight-Galaini, S., Castrillo, L.A., Griggs, M., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K. 2018. Collection, isolation, in vitro culture, and laboratory transmission of Hirsutella eleutheratorum (Hypocreales: Ophiocordycipitaceae) from coffee berry borer on Hawaii Island. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 157:53-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2018.08.002.
First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing stem necrosis of 'ohi'a trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) on O'ahu, Hawai'i, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hughes, M., Heller, W., Friday, J., Weaver, W., Keith, L.M. 2018. First report of Neofusicoccum parvum causing stem necrosis of 'ohi'a trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) on O'ahu, Hawai'i, USA. Plant Disease. 102(12):2660. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-18-1002-PDN.
First report of bacterial leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas cichorii on Thai Basil in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luiz, B., Heller, W., Brill, E., Bushe, B., Keith, L.M. 2018. First report of bacterial leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas cichorii on Thai Basil in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 102(12):2637. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-18-0995-PDN.
Prevalence of naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana in populations of coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on Hawaii Island, with observations on coffee plant-H. hampei-B. bassiana interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wraight, S.P., Galaini-Wraight, S., Howes, R.L., Castrillo, L.A., Carruthers, R.I., Smith, R.H., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2018. Prevalence of naturally-occurring strains of Beauveria bassiana in populations of coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei on Hawaii Island, with observations on coffee plant-H. hampei-B. bassiana interactions. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2018.07.008.
Real-time PCR assays to detect and distinguish the rapid 'Ohi'a death pathogens Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heller, W., Keith, L.M. 2018. Real-time PCR assays to detect and distinguish the rapid 'Ohi'a death pathogens Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia. Phytopathology. 108(12):1395-1401. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-09-17-0311-R.
Entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents of macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Heller, W., Wright, M., Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Mollinedo, J., Chun, S. 2018. Entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents of macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) in Hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 50:9-16.
Entomopathogenic fungi as mortality factors of macadamia felted coccid, eriococcus ironsidei (hemiptera:eriococcidae) in Hawai'i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Heller, W., Wright, M., Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Mollinedo, J., Chun, S. 2018. Entomopathogenic fungi as mortality factors of macadamia felted coccid, eriococcus ironsidei (hemiptera:eriococcidae) in Hawai'i. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 50:9-16.
A spectral mapping signature for the Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) pathogen in Hawaiian forests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Asner, G., Martin, R., Keith, L.M., Heller, W., Hughes, M., Vaughn, N., Hughes, F., Balzotti, C. 2018. A spectral mapping signature for the Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) pathogen in Hawaiian forests. Remote Sensing. 10(3):404-417. doi:10.3390/rs10030404.
New Ceratocystis species associated with rapid death of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai'i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnes, I., Fourie, A., Wingfield, M., Harrington, T., Mcnew, D., Sugiyama, L.S., Luiz, B., Heller, W., Keith, L.M. 2018. New Ceratocystis species associated with rapid death of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai'i. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 40:154-181. https://doi.org/10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.07.
New Ceratocystis species associated with rapid death of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai`i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnes, I., Fourie, A., Wingfield, M., Harrington, T., Nc New, D., Sugiyama, L.S., Luiz, B., Heller, W., Keith, L.M. 2018. New Ceratocystis species associated with rapid death of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai`i. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi. 40:154-181.
First report of pseudomonas cichorii causing bacterial leaf blight of plumeria pudica in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sugiyama, L.S., Bushe, B., Heller, W., Keith, L.M. 2018. First report of pseudomonas cichorii causing bacterial leaf blight of plumeria pudica in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 102(5):1025. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-17-1771-PDN.
Evaluation of edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for root-knot nematode resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Myers, R.Y., Mello, C.L., Keith, L.M. 2017. Evaluation of edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for root-knot nematode resistance. Nematropica. 47:99-105.
Organ-specific transcriptome profiling of metabolic and pigment biosynthesis pathways in the floral ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suzuki, J.Y., Amore, T.D., Calla Zalles, B., Palmer, N.A., Scully, E.D., Sattler, S.E., Sarath, G., Lichty, J.S., Myers, R.Y., Keith, L.M., Matsumoto, T.K., Geib, S.M. 2017. Organ-specific transcriptome profiling of metabolic and pigment biosynthesis pathways in the floral ornamental progenitor species Anthurium amnicola Dressler. Scientific Reports. 7:1596.
First Report of Paraburkholderia andropogonis Causing Bacterial Leaf Streak of Strelitzia reginae in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sugiyama, L.S., Bushe, B.C., Heller, W.P., Keith, L.M. 2017. First Report of Paraburkholderia andropogonis Causing Bacterial Leaf Streak of Strelitzia reginae in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 101(6):1030.
Development of chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as a tool towards interspecies typing of Anthurium germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suzuki, J.Y., Geib, S.M., Carlsen, M.M., Henriquez, C.L., Amore, T.D., Sim, S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Myers, R.Y. 2017. Development of chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as a tool towards interspecies typing of Anthurium germplasm. Acta Horticulturae. 1167:257-270.
Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai'i Island, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mortenson, L., Hughes, F., Friday, J., Keith, L.M., Barbosa, J., Friday, N., Liu, Z., Sowards, T. 2016. Assessing spatial distribution, stand impacts and rate of Ceratocystis fimbriata induced 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) mortality in a tropical wet forest, Hawai'i Island, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 377:83-92.
Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Sugiyama, L.S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nagao, M.A. 2016. Disease management strategy for macadamia quick decline. Acta Horticulturae. 1109:237-242.
Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heller, W.P., Kissinger, K.R., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M. 2015. Utilization of papaya waste and oil production by Chlorella protothecoides. Algal Research. 12:156-160.
Ceratocystis Wilt of ‘Ohi‘a - ()
Friday, J., Keith, L.M., Hughes, F. 2015. Ceratocystis Wilt of ‘Ohi‘a. Extension Publications. PD-107.
Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Hollingsworth, R.G., Keith, L.M., Tripathi, S. 2016. Protection and coexistence of conventional papaya productions with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Acta Horticulturae. 1111:49-54.
Screening edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for resistance to root-knot nematodes - (Abstract Only)
Myers, R.Y., Mello, C.L., Keith, L.M. 2015. Screening edible ginger and turmeric cultivars for resistance to root-knot nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 47:258.
Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Suzuki, J.Y., Follett, P.A., Zee, F.T. 2015. Screening for powdery mildew resistance in ohelo berry germplasm in Hawaii. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources. 1:1-9.
First report of Ceratocystis wilt on `Ohi`a - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Hughes, R.F., Sugiyama, L.S., Heller, W.P., Bushe, B.C., Friday, J.B. 2015. First report of Ceratocystis wilt on `Ohi`a. Plant Disease. 99(9):1276.
Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ge, X., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Li, Y. 2015. Fungal pretreatment of albizia chips for enhanced biogas production by solid-state anaerobic digestion. Energy and Fuels. 29:200-204.
The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suzuki, J.Y., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Myers, R.Y. 2014. The chloroplast psbK-psbI intergenic region, a potential genetic marker for broad sectional relationships in Anthurium. HortScience. 49(10):1244-1252.
Postharvest ripening of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) and the microbial and chemical properties of its fermented juice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Sarnoski, P.J., Keith, L.M., Chang, L., Wei, Y. 2015. Postharvest ripening of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) and the microbial and chemical properties of its fermented juice. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants. 21:294-307.
Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ge, X., T. Matsumoto Brower, L. Keith, Y. Li. 2014. Biogas energy production from tropical biomass wastes by anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology. 169:38-44.
Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heller, W.P., Z. Ying, T.L. Davenport, L.M. Keith, T.K. Matsumoto. 2014. Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering. Tropical Plant Biology. 7(1):19-29.
Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Cabos, R.Y.M., Suzuki, J.Y., Gonsalves, D., Thilmony, R.L. 2013. Screening promoters for Anthurium transformation using transient expression. Plant Cell Reports. 32:443-451.
First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melzer, M.J., J.S. Sugano, D. Cabanas, K.K. Dey, B. Kandouh, D. Mauro, I. Rushanaedy, S. Srivastava, S. Watanabe, W.B. Borth, S. Tripathi, T. Matsumoto, L. Keith, D. Gonsalves, J.S. Hu. 2012. First report of Pepper mottle virus infecting tomato in Hawaii. Plant Dis. 96(6):917.
The pebbles that started the tea and ohelo berry projects in Hawaii - (Abstract Only)
Zee, F.T., Keith, L.M., Hummer, K.E., Reed, B.M., Bassil, N.V., Strauss, A.J., Arakawa, C.N., Foote, T.G., Nakamoto, S., Hamasaki, R., Yamasaki, M., Kawabata, A., Ikawa, A.K., Silva, J., Love, K., Durst, B., Chang, Y. 2011. The pebbles that started the tea and ohelo berry projects in Hawaii [abstract]. HortScience. 46(9):S88.
Influence of packaging on quality retention of Longans (Dimocarpus longan) under constant and fluctuating postharvest temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M. 2011. Influence of packaging on quality retention of Longans (Dimocarpus longan) under constant and fluctuating postharvest temperatures. HortScience. 46: 917-923.
Microorganisms and antifungal properties associated with noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit and fermented juice in Hawaii - (Abstract Only)
Nishijima, K.A., Wall, M.M., Keith, L.M. 2011. Microorganisms and antifungal properties associated with noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit and fermented juice in Hawaii. Phytopathology. 101:S129.
Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Nishijima, K.A., Wall, M.M., Nagao, M. 2011. Field survey and fungicide screening of fungal pathogens of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruit rot in Hawaii. HortScience. 46:730 - 735.
Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. - (Abstract Only)
Matsumoto, T.K., M.A. Nagao, Francis T.P. Zee, K. A. Nishijima, L. Keith and M. Wall. 2010. Foliar fertilization as an alternative to hand thinning fruit in chlorate treated Dimocarpus longan Lour. trees in Hawaii. HortScience 45(8):S135.
Postharvest practices for managing the quality of longans and rambutans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wall, M.M., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M.A. 2010. Postharvest practices for managing the quality of longans and rambutans. Acta Horticulturae. 880: 473-480.
Producing potted ornamental ohelo, Vaccinium reticulatum (Smith) - ()
Zee, F.T., Hamasaki, R.T., Nakamoto, S.T., Keith, L.M., Hummer, K.E., Reed, B.M., Kawabata, A. 2010. Producing potted ornamental ohelo, Vaccinium reticulatum (Smith). University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Bulletin.
Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossman, A.Y., Farr, D.F., Schoch, C., Nishijima, K.A., Keith, L.M., Goenaga Portela, R.J. 2010. Phylogeny and redescription of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi. Mycoscience. 51:300-309.
Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya - (Abstract Only)
Matsumoto, T.K., F.T.P. Zee, J.Y. Suzuki, S. Tripathi, B. Mackey, R. Hollingsworth, M. Shintaku and L. Keith. 2009. Protection and conservation of Caricaceae germplasm with PRSV resistant transgenic papaya. Plant Biology 2009. Honolulu, HI. P09021 pg. 166.
Guava diseases in Hawaii and the characterization of Pestalotiopsis spp. affecting guava - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Zee, F.T. 2010. Guava diseases in Hawaii and the characterization of Pestalotiopsis spp. affecting guava. Acta Horticulturae. 849:269-275.
Canker and twig dieback of blueberry caused by Pestalotiopsis spp. and a Truncatella sp. in Chile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espinoza, J.G., Briceno, E.X., Keith, L.M., Latorre, B.A. 2008. Canker and twig dieback of blueberry caused by Pestalotiopsis spp. and a Truncatella sp. in Chile. Plant Dis. 92:1407-1414.
First report of Pestalotiopsis virgatula on rambutan in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M. 2008. First report of Pestalotiopsis virgatula on rambutan in Hawaii. Plant Disease 92(5):835.
Atypical internal yellowing of papaya fruit in Hawaii caused by Enterobacter sakazakii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, R.C., K.A. Nishijima, L.M. Keith, M.M. Fitch, W.T. Nishijima, M.M. Wall. 2008. Atypical internal yellowing of papaya fruit in Hawaii caused by Enterobacter sakazakii. Plant Disease. 92:487.
Evergreen Production of Southern Highbush Blueberries in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hummer, K.E., Zee, F.T., Strauss, A.J., Keith, L.M., Nishijima, W. 2007. Evergreen Production of Southern Highbush Blueberries in Hawaii. Journal of American Pomological Society. 61(4):188-195.
First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossman, A.Y., Goenaga, R.J., Keith, L.M. 2007. First report of Dolabra nepheliae on rambutan and litchi in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. 91:1685.
From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management - (Proceedings)
Zee, F.T., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Keith, L.M., Nagao, M., Nishina, M. 2007. From Germplasm Collection to Kaimana Lychee Production Management. Keith,L. 2007. Tropical Fruit Diseases. 16th Annual International Tropical Fruit Conference. [CD-ROM]. Hilo, HI. Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. www.hawaiitropicalfruitgrowers.org
Tropical Fruit Diseases - (Proceedings)
Keith,L. 2007. Tropical Fruit Diseases. 16th Annual International Tropical Fruit Conference. [CD-ROM]. Hilo, HI. Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. www.hawaiitropicalfruitgrowers.org
Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis) - ()
Keith, L.M., Ko, W., Sato, D.M. 2006. Identification Guide for Diseases of Tea (Camellia sinensis). Extension Publications. PD-33. Available: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/SCM-14.pdf
The algT gene of Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea and new insights into the transcriptional organization of the algT-muc gene cluster. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schenk, A., Berger, M., Keith, L.M., Bender, C.L., Muskhelishvili, G., Ullrich, M.S. 2006. The algT gene of Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea and new insights into the transcriptional organization of the algT-muc gene cluster. Journal of Bacteriology. 188(23):8013-8021
IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PESTALOTIOPSIS SPP. CAUSING SCAB DISEASE OF GUAVA, PSIDIUM GUAJAVA L. IN HAWAII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Velasquez, M., Zee, F.T. 2006. Identification and characterization of pestalotiopsis spp. causing scab disease of guava, psidium guajava l. in Hawaii. Plant Disease, 90:1, pp. 16 - 23.
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BURKHOLDERIA GLADIOLI FROM ORCHIDS IN HAWAII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keith, L.M., Sewake, K., Zee, F.T. 2005. Isolation and characterization of burkholderia gladioli from orchids in Hawaii. Plant Disease. 89:1273-1278.
ASSOCIATION OF ENTEROBACTER CLOACAE WITH RHIZOME ROT OF 'EDIBLE' GINGER IN HAWAII - ()
Nishijima, K.A., Alvarez, A.M., Hepperly, P.R., Shintaku, M.H., Keith, L.M., Sato, D.M., Bushe, B.C., Armstrong, J.W., Zee, F.T. 2004. Association of enterobacter cloacae with rhizome rot of 'edible' ginger in hawaii. Plant Disease. Vol. 88 No. 12, pgs. 1318 - 1327.
HAWAIIAN GROWN GUAVA AS A MODEL FOR STUDYING PLANT DISEASE - (Proceedings)
Keith, L.M., Zee, F.T. 2004. Hawaiian grown guava as a model for studying plant disease. Meeting Abstract. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting 94:S50.
SMALL-SCALE TEA GROWING AND PROCESSING IN HAWAII - ()
Cooperative Extension Service New Plants for Hawaii NPH-9, 14 pg.
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PERSISTENT PHYTOPATHOGENIC BACTERIA FROM ORCHIDS - ()
Phytopathology. 2003. 93 pg s43
ALGINATE GENE EXPRESSION BY PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE PV. TOMATO DC3000 IN HOST AND NONHOST PLANTS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Microbiology (2003) 149 pgs 1127 - 1138
RPON IS REQUIRED FOR PLASMID-ENCODED CORONATINE BIOSYNTHESIS IN PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Plasmid 49, 2003, pgs. 106 - 117.