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Research Project: Enhancing Plant Protection through Fungal Systematics

Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Mitochondrial loci enable specific qPCR detection of the pathogen causing contemporary impatiens downy mildew epidemics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, N.R., Martin, F.N., Castroagudin, V.L., Crouch, J.A. 2021. Mitochondrial loci enable specific qPCR detection of the pathogen causing contemporary impatiens downy mildew epidemics. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-21-0933-RE.

The diversification of downy mildew species was not driven by the loss of mycorrhizal associations or the evolution of C4 photosynthesis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, W., Crouch, J. 2021. The diversification of downy mildew species was not driven by the loss of mycorrhizal associations or the evolution of C4 photosynthesis. Phytofrontiers. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-04-21-0027-R.

Evidence for the role of CYP51A and xenobiotic detoxification in differential sensitivity to azole fungicides in boxwood blight pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stravoravdis, S., Leblanc, N.R., Marra, R.E., Crouch, J.A., Hulvey, J.P. 2021. Evidence for the role of CYP51A and xenobiotic detoxification in differential sensitivity to azole fungicides in boxwood blight pathogens. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22:9255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22179255

Plant age influences microbiome communities more than plant compartment in greenhouse grown creeping bentgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doherty, J., Crouch, J.A., Roberts, J. 2021. Plant age influences microbiome communities more than plant compartment in greenhouse grown creeping bentgrass. Phytobiomes Journal. https://doi.org/10.1094/PBIOMES-03-21-0021-R.

Molecular reassessment of diaporthalean fungi associated with strawberry, including the leaf blight fungus, Paraphomopsis obscurans gen. et comb. nov. (Melanconiellaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Udayanga, D., Miriyagalla, S.D., Manamgoda, D.S., Lewers, K.S., Gardiennet, A., Castlebury, L.A. 2021. Molecular reassessment of diaporthalean fungi associated with strawberry, including the leaf blight fungus, Paraphomopsis obscurans gen. et comb. nov. (Melanconiellaceae). IMA Fungus. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43008-021-00069-9.

Fusarium: more than a node or a foot-shaped basal cell Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crous, P.W., Lombard, L., Sandoval-Denis, M., Seifert, K.A., Schroers, H., Chaverri, P., Gene, J., Salgado-Salazar, C. 2021. Fusarium: more than a node or a foot-shaped basal cell. Studies in Mycology. 98:100116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simyco.2021.100116.

In vitro screening of turfgrass species and cultivars for resistance to dollar spot Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espevig, T., Sundsdal, K., Aamlid, T.S., Crouch, J.A., Brurberg, M.B., Torp, T., Normann, K., Usoltseva, M., Entwistle, K. 2021. In vitro screening of turfgrass species and cultivars for resistance to dollar spot. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/its2.78.

Will the application of biocontrol fungi disrupt predation of Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae by coccinellids? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Evaluation of boxwood cultivars for resistance to boxwood blight, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Becker, L.E., Adhikari, U., May, T., Shishkoff, N., Crouch, J., Cubeta, M.A. 2021. Evaluation of boxwood cultivars for resistance to boxwood blight, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15:OT008. Available: https://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/trial/pdmr/volume15/abstracts/ot008.asp

Comparative genome analyses suggests a hemibiotrophic lifestyle and virulence dfferences for the beech bark disease fungal pathogens Neonectria faginata and Neonectria coccinea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Skaltsas, D.N., Phipps, T., Castlebury, L.A. 2021. Comparative genome analyses suggests a hemibiotrophic lifestyle and virulence dfferences for the beech bark disease fungal pathogens Neonectria faginata and Neonectria coccinea. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 11(4):jkab071. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab071.

Reemergence of Septoria leaf spot caused by Septoria cannabis on hemp in the US and Kentucky, confirmed by sequence data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Molecular phylogeny and morphology reveal three novel species of Curvularia (Pleosporales, Pleosporaceae) associated with cereal crops and weedy grass hosts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferdinandez, H.S., Manamgoda, D.S., Udayanga, D., Deshappriya, N., Munasinghe, M.S., Castlebury, L.A. 2021. Molecular phylogeny and morphology reveal three novel species of Curvularia (Pleosporales, Pleosporaceae) associated with cereal crops and weedy grass hosts. Mycological Progress. 20:431–451. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-021-01681-0.

Peronospora kuewa sp. nov., a new downy mildew species infecting the endangered Hawaiian plant Plantago princeps var. princeps Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, W.J., Ko, M., Ocenar, J.R., Romberg, M., Thines, M., Crouch, J.A. 2021. Peronospora kuewa sp. nov., a new downy mildew species infecting the endangered Hawaiian plant Plantago princeps var. princeps. Mycologia. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2021.1872869.

Local isolates of Beauveria bassiana for control of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei in Puerto Rico: virulence, efficacy and persistence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bayman, P., Mariño, Y.A., García-Rodríguez, N.M., Oduardo, O.F., Rehner, S.A. 2021. Local isolates of Beauveria bassiana for control of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei in Puerto Rico: virulence, efficacy and persistence. Biological Control. 155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104533.

First report: Co-infection of Sarcococca hookeriana (sweetbox) by Coccinonectria pachysandricola and Calonectria pseudonaviculata causes a foliar disease of sweetbox in Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castroagudin, V.L., Shishkoff, N., Stanley, O., Whitesell, R., Olson, T., Crouch, J.A. 2020. First report: Co-infection of Sarcococca hookeriana (sweetbox) by Coccinonectria pachysandricola and Calonectria pseudonaviculata causes a foliar disease of sweetbox in Pennsylvania. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1198-PDN.

Phomopsis seed decay of soybean (Glycine max L.) is endemic in the United States, but new fungi are involved Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petrovic, K., Skaltsas, D.N., Castlebury, L.A., Kontz, B., Allen, T.W., Chilvers, M.I., Gregory, N., Kelly, H., Koehler, A.M., Kleczewski, N., Mueller, D.S., Price, P.P., Smith, D.L., Mathew, F.M. 2021. Phomopsis seed decay of soybean (Glycine max L.) is endemic in the United States, but new fungi are involved. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-20-0604-RE.

Genetic structure of Metarhizium species in western USA: finite populations composed of divergent clonal lineages with limited evidence for recombination Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rehner, S.A. 2020. Genetic structure of Metarhizium species in western USA: finite populations composed of divergent clonal lineages with limited evidence for recombination. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 177(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107491.

Population genomics trace clonal diversification and intercontinental migration of an emerging fungal pathogen of boxwood Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LeBlanc, N.R., Cubeta, M., Crouch, J.A. 2020. Population genomics trace clonal diversification and intercontinental migration of an emerging fungal pathogen of boxwood. Phytopathology. 111:184-193. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-20-0219-FI.

Foliar pathogenic fungi: growing threats to global food security and ecosystem health Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Udayanga, D., Miriyagalla, S.D., Herath, I.S., Castlebury, L.A., Ferdinandez, H., Manamgoda, D.S. 2020. Foliar pathogenic fungi: growing threats to global food security and ecosystem health. Ceylon Journal of Science. 49(5):337–353. https://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v49i5.7801.

Data from: Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause turfgrass dollar spot diseases, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana Reprint Icon - (Other)
Crouch, J.A., Beirn, L.A., Carbone, I., Clarke, B.B., Kerns, J.P., Malapi-Wight, M., Tredway, L.P. 2020. Data from: Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause turfgrass dollar spot diseases, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1519041.

Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause dollar spot disease in turfgrass, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crouch, J.A., Beirn, L.A., Boehm, M., Carbone, I., Clarke, B.B., Kerns, J.P., Malapi-Wight, M., Mitchell, T., Reddyvari, C.V., Tredway, L.P. 2020. Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause dollar spot disease in turfgrass, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1296-A.

Characterization of mating type genes in heterothallic Neonectria species with emphasis on N. coccinea, N. ditissima and N. faginata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stauder, C.M., Garnas, J.R., Morrison, E.W., Salgado-Salazar, C., Kasson, M.T. 2020. Characterization of mating type genes in heterothallic Neonectria species with emphasis on N. coccinea, N. ditissima and N. faginata. Mycologia. 112(5):880-894.

Boxwood blight disease: a diagnostic guide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castroagudin, V.L., Yang, X., Daughtrey, M.L., Luster, D.G., Pscheidt, J.W., Weiland, G.E., Crouch, J.A. 2020. Boxwood blight disease: A diagnostic guide. Plant Health Progress. 21:291-300. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-06-20-0053-DG.

Corroboration that highly resistant impatiens cultivars are not immune to downy mildew disease: a report of crop losses from two California producers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daughtrey, M.L., Beckerman, J., Davis, W.J., Rane, K., Crouch, J.A. 2020. Corroboration that highly resistant impatiens cultivars are not immune to downy mildew disease: a report of crop losses from two California producers. Plant Health Progress. 21(1):214-216. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-05-20-0040-SC.

First report of Plasmopara sphagneticolae on the native Hawaiian plant Lipochaeta integrifolia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, W.J., Ko, M., Ocenar, J.R., Romberg, M., Crouch, J. 2020. First report of Plasmopara sphagneticolae on the native Hawaiian plant Lipochaeta integrifolia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes. 15(1):29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13314-020-00398-5.

One clonal lineage of Calonectria pseudonaviculata is primarily responsible for the boxwood blight epidemic in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castroagudín, V., Weiland, J.E., Baysal-Gurel, F., Cubeta, M., Daughtrey, M., Gauthier, N., Lamondia, J., Luster, D.G., Hand, F., Shishkoff, N., Williams-Woodward, J., LeBlanc, N., Yang, X., Crouch, J.A. 2020. One clonal lineage of Calonectria pseudonaviculata is primarily responsible for the boxwood blight epidemic in the United States. Phytopathology. 110(11):1845-1853. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-20-0130-R.

Quantitative real-time PCR detection of Clarireedia spp., the causal agents of dollar spot in turfgrasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Groben, G., Clarke, B., Murphy, J., Koch, P., Crouch, J., Lee, S., Zhang, N. 2020. Quantitative real-time PCR detection of Clarireedia spp., the causal agents of dollar spot in turfgrasses. Plant Disease. 104:3118-3123. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-20-0726-RE.

Several Metarhizium species produce ergot alkaloids in a conditionally specific manner Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leadmon, C.E., Sampson, J.K., Maust, M.D., Macias, A.M., Rehner, S.A., Kasson, M.T., Panaccione, D.G. 2020. Several Metarhizium species produce ergot alkaloids in a conditionally specific manner. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 86(14):1-13. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00373-20.

Peronospora bergamotii, Hyaloperonospora daughtreyae and H. iberidis: new species associated with downy mildew diseases affecting ornamental plants in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Leblanc, N., Wallace, E., Daughtery, M., Crouch, J. 2020. Peronospora bergamotii, Hyaloperonospora daughtreyae and H. iberidis: new species associated with downy mildew diseases affecting ornamental plants in the United States. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 157(1):311-326. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-020-01989-9.

Data from: Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: A fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Crouch, J., Dawe, A., Aerts, A., Churchill, A.C., Grimwood, J., Hillman, B.I., Milgroom, M.G., Smith, M., Salamov, A., Schmutz, J., Yadav, J., Gregoriev, I., Nuss, D. 2020. Data from: Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: A fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1518485.

Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: a fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crouch, J.A., Dawe, A., Aerts, A., Churchill, A.C., Grimwood, J., Hillman, B.I., Milgroom, M.G., Smith, M., Salamov, A., Schmutz, J., Yadav, J., Gregoriev, I., Nuss, D. 2020. Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: a fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen. Phytopathology. 110(6):1180-1188. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-12-19-0478-A.

Elucidating the influence of resident seed and soil microbiota on the developing creeping bentgrass microbiome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doherty, J.R., Crouch, J., Roberts, J.A. 2020. Elucidating the influence of resident seed and soil microbiota on the developing creeping bentgrass microbiome. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3(1):3:e20038. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20038.

Genome resources for Thelonectria rubi, the causal agent of Nectria canker of caneberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skaltsas, D.N., Salgado-Salazar, C. 2020. Genome resources for Thelonectria rubi, the causal agent of Nectria canker of caneberry. Phytopathology. 110(4):723-725. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-12-19-0466-A.

Urocystis cumminsii sp. nov., a smut fungus on Themidaceae from Arizona Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Savchenko, K.G., Harper, S.R., Carris, L.M., Castlebury, L.A. 2020. Urocystis cumminsii sp. nov., a smut fungus on Themidaceae from Arizona. Mycotaxon. 134:591-599.

Widespread occurrence of a CYP51A pseudogene in Calonectria pseudonaviculata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stravoradis, S., Leblanc, N., Marra, R.E., Crouch, J., Hulvey, J.P. 2019. Widespread occurrence of a CYP51A pseudogene in Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Mycobiology. 48(1):44-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/12298093.2019.1689600.

Prokaryotic taxa play keystone roles in the soil microbiome associated with ornamental boxwood accessions at the U.S. National Arboretum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, N., Crouch, J. 2019. Prokaryotic taxa play keystone roles in the soil microbiome associated with ornamental boxwood accessions at the U.S. National Arboretum. Ecology and Evolution. 9(19):11102-11111. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5614.

Exploration of stem endophytic communities revealed developmental stage as one of the drivers of fungal endophytic community assemblages in two Amazonian hardwood genera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skaltsas, D.N., Badotti, F., Martins, A.B., Da Silva, F.F., Gazis, R., Wurdack, K., Castlebury, L.A., Góes-Neto, A., Chaverri, P. 2019. Exploration of stem endophytic communities revealed developmental stage as one of the drivers of fungal endophytic community assemblages in two Amazonian hardwood genera. Scientific Reports. 9(1):12685. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48943-2.

A species-specific multiplexed PCR amplicon assay for distinguishing between Metarhizium anisopliae, M. brunneum, M. pingshaense and M. robertsii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mayerhofer, J., Lutz, A., Dennert, F., Rehner, S.A., Kepler, R.M., Widmer, F., Enkerli, J. 2019. A species-specific multiplexed PCR amplicon assay for distinguishing between Metarhizium anisopliae, M. brunneum, M. pingshaense and M. robertsii. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 161(1):23-28.

Occurrence of boxwood blight caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Ohio landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Emanuel, I.B., Farinas, C., Lin, S., Pierzynski, J., Crouch, J., Hand, F.P. 2019. Occurrence of boxwood blight caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata in Ohio landscapes. Plant Disease. 103(10):2670. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-19-0520-PDN.

Proposal to conserve the name Apioporthe corni (Aurantioporthe corni, Cryptodiaporthe corni) against Sphaeronaema aurantiacum and Myxosporium nitidum (Ascomycetes, Diaporthales) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rossman, A.Y., Castlebury, L.A. 2019. Proposal to conserve the name Apioporthe corni (Aurantioporthe corni, Cryptodiaporthe corni) against Sphaeronaema aurantiacum and Myxosporium nitidum (Ascomycetes, Diaporthales). Taxon. 68(1):163-164. https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12004.

Diaporthe gulyae: the new pathogen on common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duellman, K.M., Mathew, F., Markell, S.G., Castlebury, L.A. 2019. Diaporthe gulyae: the new pathogen on common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum). Plant Health Progress. 1(1):70-72. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-12-18-0078-RS.

SSRs identify limited genetic diversity across pathogen populations responsible for the global emergence of boxwood blight Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, N., Gehesquière, B., Salgado-Salazar, C., Heungens, K., Crouch, J.A. 2019. SSRs identify limited genetic diversity across pathogen populations responsible for the global emergence of boxwood blight. Plant Pathology. 68(5):861-868. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13003.

First report of Plasmopara halstedii on Coreopsis grandiflora in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Creswell, T., Ruhl, G.E., Crouch, J. 2018. First report of Plasmopara halstedii on Coreopsis grandiflora in the United States. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-18-1501-PDN.

Orthologous peramine and pyrrolopyrazine-producing biosynthetic gene clusters in Metarhizium rileyi, Metarhizium majus and Cladonia grayi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berry, D., Mace, W., Rehner, S.A., Grage, K., Dijkwel, P.P., Young, C.A., Scott, B. 2018. Orthologous peramine and pyrrolopyrazine-producing biosynthetic gene clusters in Metarhizium rileyi, Metarhizium majus and Cladonia grayi. Environmental Microbiology. 21(3):928-939. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14483.

Detection and visualization of the impatiens downy mildew pathogen using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Bauchan, G.R., Wallace, E.C., Crouch, J.A. 2018. Detection and visualization of the impatiens downy mildew pathogen using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Plant Methods. 14:92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-018-0362-z.

Basidiophora delawarensis, a new downy mildew species that infects cultivated goldenrod (Solidago sphacelata) in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallace, E., Salgado-Salazar, C., Gregory, N., Crouch, J. 2018. Basidiophora delawarensis, a new downy mildew species that infects cultivated goldenrod (Solidago sphacelata) in the United States. Mycological Progress. 17(12):1283-1291. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-018-1444-z.

Genome resources for the stem and bark canker pathogens Corinectria fuckeliana, Neonectria hederae and N. punicea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Crouch, J. 2018. Genome resources for the stem and bark canker pathogens Corinectria fuckeliana, Neonectria hederae and N. punicea. Plant Disease. 103(1):389-391. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-18-0904-A.

Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rivera, Y., Salgado-Salazar, C., Veltri, D., Malapi-Wight, M., Crouch, J. 2018. Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola. PeerJ. 6:e5401. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5401.

A new genus: Identifying and naming the fungi that cause dollar spot disease on turf - (Trade Journal)
Beirn, L.A., Salgado-Salazar, C., Tredway, L.P., Clarke, B.B., Crouch, J.A. 2018. A new genus: Identifying and naming the fungi that cause dollar spot disease on turf. Golf Course Management. 86(7):69-72

Downy mildew disease of New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) caused by Basidiophora simplex in New York Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallace, E.C., Crouch, J.A. 2018. Downy mildew disease of New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) caused by Basidiophora simplex in New York. Plant Disease. 102(11):2382. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-18-0555-PDN.

Genetic variation of the pathogen causing impatiens downy mildew pre-dating and including 21st century epidemics on Impatiens walleriana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., LeBlanc, N., Ismaiel, A.A., Rivera, Y., Warfield, C., Crouch, J.A. 2018. Genetic variation of the pathogen causing impatiens downy mildew pre-dating and including 21st century epidemics on Impatiens walleriana. Plant Disease. 102(12):2411-2420. http://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-18-0077-RE.

Data from: Clarireedia: A new fungal genus comprising four pathogenic species responsible for dollar spot disease of turfgrass - (Other)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Beirn, L.A., Clarke, B.B., Crouch, J. 2018. Data from: Clarireedia: A new fungal genus comprising four pathogenic species responsible for dollar spot disease of turfgrass. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1429061.

Boxwood blight: an ongoing threat to ornamental and native boxwood Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Leblanc, N., Salgado-Salazar, C., Crouch, J.A. 2018. Boxwood blight: an ongoing threat to ornamental and native boxwood. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 102(10):4371-4380. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-018-8936-2.

Downy mildew of Double Knock Out® rose caused by Peronospora sparsa in Maryland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado-Salazar, C., Ismaiel, A., Crouch, J. 2018. Downy mildew of Double Knock Out® rose caused by Peronospora sparsa in Maryland. Plant Disease. 102(7):1464. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-17-1802-PDN.

First report of Peronospora sp. causing downy mildew disease on Geum sp. in the northeastern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallace, E., Daughtery, M., Rane, K., Salgado-Salazar, C., Crouch, J. 2018. First report of Peronospora sp. causing downy mildew disease on Geum sp. in the northeastern United States. Plant Disease. 102(7):1463. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1503-PDN.

Evolutionarily informative strain-typing for Beauveria bassiana: multilocus haplotype stability and a genetic context for the mycoinsecticide GHA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

First Report of Peronospora digitalidis causing downy mildew disease on foxglove in Oregon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallace, E., Crouch, J. 2017. First Report of Peronospora digitalidis causing downy mildew disease on foxglove in Oregon. Plant Disease. 102:827. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1504-PDN.

Genome datasets for Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata causing boxwood blight disease and related species - (Database / Dataset)
Crouch, J., Malapi-Wight, M., Rivera, Y., Salgado-Salazar, C., Veltri, D. 2017. Genome datasets for Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata causing boxwood blight disease and related species. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1410184.

Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola: A small fungal genome with an increased cohort of genes associated with loss of virulence - (Database / Dataset)
Rivera, Y., Salgado-Salazar, C., Veltri, D., Malapi-Wight, M., Crouch, J. 2017. Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola: A small fungal genome with an increased cohort of genes associated with loss of virulence. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1408094.

Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mueller, U.G., Ishak, H.D., Bruschi, S.M., Smith, C.C., Herman, J.J., Mikheyev, A.S., Rabeling, C., Scott, J.J., Cooper, M., Rodrigues, A., Brandao, C.R., Lattke, J.E., Pagnocca, F.C., Rehner, S.A., Schultz, T.R., Vasconcelos, H.L., Adams, R.M., Bollazi, M., Clark, R.M., Himler, A.G., Lapolla, J.S., Leal, I.R., Johnson, R.A., Roces, F., Sosa-Calvo, J., Wirth, R., Bacci, M., Solomon, Scott E., Ortiz, A. 2017. Biogeography of mutualistic fungi cultivated by leafcutter ants. Molecular Ecology. 26:6921-6937. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14431

Hijacked: Co-option of host behavior by entomophthoralean fungi - (Review Article)
Gryganskyi, A.P., Mullens, B.A., Gajdeczka, M.T., Rehner, S.A., Vilgalys, R., Hajek, A.E. 2017. Hijacked: Co-option of host behavior by entomophthoralean fungi. PLoS Pathogens. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006274.