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Research Project: Characterization of Molecular Networks in Diseases Caused by Emerging and Persistent Bacterial Plant Pathogens

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

2019 Annual Report

1. Completion of a community resource to aid research progress on finding a solution to the American potato disease outbreak. In 2014 an especially destructive form of blackleg disease became a wide-spread and costly problem in U.S. potato production. ARS researchers in Ithaca, New York, determined and published the genome sequence of the bacterium believed to be responsible for this outbreak. This sequence is publicly available and is being used to facilitate progress on understanding the cause, spread and control of this disease.

Review Publications
Fishman, M., Filiatrault, M.J. 2019. Prevention of surface-associated calcium phosphate by the Pseudomonas syringae two-component system CvsSR. Journal of Bacteriology. 201(7).
Swingle, B.M., Perna, N.T., Glasner, J.D., Hao, J., Johnson, S., Charkowski, A., Perry, K.L., Stodghill, P. 2019. Complete genome sequence of the potato blackleg pathogen Dickeya dianthicola ME23. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(7).
Swingle, B.M., Cui, W.G., Zheng, H.L., Zhang, F.B., Zhu, H.T., Gao, M. 2019. First report of Rhizopus oryzae causing Potato Soft Rot in the Hebei Province of China. Plant Disease. 104.
Ma, X., Perry, K., Swingle, B.M., Perry, K. 2018. Pectobacterium and Dickeya responsible for potato blackleg disease in New York state in 2016. Plant Disease. 102(9):1834-1840.