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Research Project: Characterizing and Detecting Pathogens to Ensure Safe Exchange of Plant Germplasm

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

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

A multi-year survey and identification of pepper- and tomato-infecting viruses in the Yunnan Province, China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Tan, G., Xiao, L., Zhou, W., Lan, P., Chen, X., Liu, Y., Li, R., Li, F. 2021. A multi-year survey and identification of pepper- and tomato-infecting viruses in the Yunnan Province, China. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.623875.

Characterization of a mild isolate of papaya ringspot virus type-P (PRSV-P) and assessment of its cross-protection potential Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Medina-Salguero, A., Comejo-Franco, J., Grinstead, S.C., Mowery, J.D., Mollov, D.S., Quito-Avila, D. 2021. Characterization of a mild isolate of papaya ringspot virus type-P (PRSV-P) and assessment of its cross-protection potential. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241652.

Rose virus R, a cytorhabdovirus infecting rose Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolus, S.J., Al Rwanhnih, M., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2021. Rose virus R, a cytorhabdovirus infecting rose. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04927-6.

First report of barley virus G infecting corn in Greece Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gavrili, V., Lotos, L., Mollov, D.S., Grinstead, S.C., Tsialtas, I., Katis, N., Maliogka, V. 2021. First report of barley virus G infecting corn in Greece. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04927-6.

New virus from the family Tombusviridae infecting sugarcane Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tahir, M.N., Bolus, S.J., Grinstead, S.C., Mcfarlane, S., Mollov, D.S. 2021. New virus from the family Tombusviridae infecting sugarcane. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04908-9.

Detection and characterization of a second carlavirus in Rosa sp. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz-Lara, A., Mollov, D.S., Golino, D., Al Rwahnih, M. 2020. Detection and characterization of a second carlavirus in Rosa sp.. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04864-4.

Identification and characterization of Miscanthus yellow fleck virus, a new polerovirus infecting Miscanthus sinensis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolus, S.J., Malapi-Wight, M., Grinstead, S.C., Fuentes-Bueno, I., Hendrickson, L., Hammond, R., Mollov, D.S. 2020. Identification and characterization of Miscanthus yellow fleck virus, a new polerovirus infecting Miscanthus sinensis. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239199.

Screening for sugarcane yellow leaf virus in sorghum in Florida revealed its occurrence in mixed infections with sugarcane mosaic virus and a new marafivirus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boukari, W., Mollov, D.S., Wei, C., Tang, L., Grinstead, S.C., Tahir, N., Mulandesa, E., Hincappie, M., Beiriger, R., Rott, P. 2020. Screening for sugarcane yellow leaf virus in sorghum in Florida revealed its occurrence in mixed infections with sugarcane mosaic virus and a new marafivirus. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105373.

National Plant Germplasm System - (Popular Publication)
Kinard, G.R., Williams, K.A. 2020. National Plant Germplasm System. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Plant_Germplasm_System&oldid=974978073.

Discovery and genome characterization of a new Nepovirus infecting grapevine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Al Rwahnih, M., Alabi, O., Hwang, M., Tian, T., Mollov, D.S., Golino, D. 2021. Discovery and genome characterization of a new Nepovirus infecting grapevine. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/pdis-08-20-1831-re.

Exploring the virome of Vasconcellea x heilbornii: the first step towards a sustainable production program for babaco in Ecuador Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornejo-Franco, J., Flores, F., Chica, E., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S., Quito-Avila, D. 2020. Exploring the virome of Vasconcellea x heilbornii: the first step towards a sustainable production program for babaco in Ecuador. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-020-02037-2.

The kaleidoscopic future of plant virology - (Abstract Only)

First report of pea enation mosaic virus 1 and pea enation mosaic virus 2 from Pea in China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, X., Li, K., Luo, H., Han, S., Tan, G., Li, R., Li, F. 2020. First report of pea enation mosaic virus 1 and pea enation mosaic virus 2 from Pea in China. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-20-1123-PDN.

First identification and molecular characterization of a new badnavirus infecting camellia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, R., Zheng, L., Cao, M., Wu, L., Normandy, P., Liu, H. 2020. First identification and molecular characterization of a new badnavirus infecting camellia. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04698-0.

First identification and molecular characterization of a novel cavemovirus infecting Epiphyllum spp. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, L., Cao, M., Wu, L., Liu, H., Chen, M., Li, R. 2020. First identification and molecular characterization of a novel cavemovirus infecting Epiphyllum spp.. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04688-2.

National Plant Diagnostic Network protocols and validation committee: facilitating technology transfer from researchers to diagnosticians - (Abstract Only)

High throughput sequencing, a routine tool for sugarcane virus detection - (Abstract Only)
Mollov, D.S., Grinstead, S.C., Fuentes-Bueno, I., Malapi-Wight, M. 2020. High throughput sequencing, a routine tool for sugarcane virus detection. American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. Vol 83:1, page 20.

Virome of Camellia japonica: discovery and molecular characterization of new viruses of different taxa in camellias Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, S., Yang, L., Ma, L., Tian, X., Li, R., Zhou, C., Cao, M. 2020. Virome of Camellia japonica: discovery and molecular characterization of new viruses of different taxa in camellias. Frontiers in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00945.

Camellia ringspot associated virus 4, a proposed new foveavirus from Camellia japonica Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhen, L., Chen, M., Li, R. 2020. Camellia ringspot associated virus 4, a proposed new foveavirus from Camellia japonica. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04655-x.

Detection of Sugarcane striate virus and Sugarcane white streak virus in the Miami World Collection of sugarcane and related grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boukari, W., Filloux, D., Fenouillet, C., Daugrois, J., Fernandez, E., Mollov, D.S., Kaye, C., Hincapie, M., Sanchez, A.W., Wang, L., Wang, J., Roumagnac, P., Rott, P. 2020. Detection of Sugarcane striate virus and Sugarcane white streak virus in the Miami World Collection of sugarcane and related grasses. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13192.

Biological properties and genomic sequence of an isolate of Cherry rasp leaf virus from tomato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bratsch, S., Grinstead, S.C., Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S. 2020. Biological properties and genomic sequence of an isolate of Cherry rasp leaf virus from tomato. Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-020-00522-5.

Discovery and molecular characterization of a novel trichovirus infecting sweet cherry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brewer, E., Cao, M., Gutierrez, B.L., Bateman, M., Li, R. 2020. Discovery and molecular characterization of a novel trichovirus infecting sweet cherry. Virus Genes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-020-01743-7.

Development of a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription-droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (RT-ddPCR) assay for the detection of Citrus tristeza virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Wang, Q., Yang, Z., Li, R., Liu, Y., Li, J., Li, Z., Zhou, Y. 2020. Development of a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription-droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (RT-ddPCR) assay for the detection of Citrus tristeza virus. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-019-01920-x.

Complete genome sequence of rose virus A, the first carlavirus identified in rose Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz-Lara, A., Mollov, D.S., Golino, D., Al Rwahnih, M. 2019. Complete genome sequence of rose virus A, the first carlavirus identified in rose. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04460-1.

Complete genomic sequence of tea-oil camellia associated deltapartitivirus, a novel virus from Camellia oleifera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, L., Du, T., Liu, H., Peng, L., Li, R. 2019. Complete genomic sequence of tea-oil camellia associated deltapartitivirus, a novel virus from Camellia oleifera. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04429-0.

Ramu stunt virus: genomic diversity across Papua New Guinea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Braithwaite, K., Ngo, C., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2019. Ramu stunt virus: genomic diversity across Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists. 30:948-952.

Discovery of four novel viruses associated with Flower Yellowing Disease of green Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum armatum) by virome analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cao, M., Zhang, S., Li, M., Liu, Y., Dong, P., Li, S., Kuang, M., Li, R., Zhou, Y. 2019. Discovery of Four Novel Viruses Associated with Flower Yellowing Disease of Green Sichuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum armatum) by Virome Analysis. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.3390/v11080696.

Loquat is a new natural host of apple stem grooving virus and apple chlorotic leaf spot virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Q., Xuan, Z., Wu, Y., Li, M., Zhang, S., Wu, D., Li, R., Cao, M. 2019. Loquat is a new natural host of apple stem grooving virus and apple chlorotic leaf spot virus. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-19-0721-PDN.

Characterization of three new viruses of the family Betaflexiviridae associated with camellia ringspot disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, H., Wu, L., Zheng, L., Cao, M., Li, R. 2019. Characterization of three new viruses of the family Betaflexiviridae associated with camellia ringspot disease. Virus Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197668.

Characterization of a new cytorhabdovirus discovered in papaya (Carica papaya) plantings of Ecuador and its relationship with a bean-infecting strain from Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Medina-Salguero, A., Cornejo-Franco, J., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S., Mowery, J.D., Flores, F., Quito-Avila, D. 2019. Characterization of a new cytorhabdovirus discovered in papaya (Carica papaya) plantings of Ecuador and its relationship with a bean-infecting strain from Brazil. PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215798.

First identification and molecular characterization of a novel cherry robigovirus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, L., Liu, H., Bateman, M., Komorowaka, B., Li, R. 2019. First identification and molecular characterization of apricot symptomless virus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04401-y.

Sugarcane mosaic and sorghum mosaic are caused by two different strains of sugarcane mosaic virus in the Everglades Agricultural Area - (Abstract Only)

New Emaravirus identified in spicebush (Lindera benzoin) - (Abstract Only)

Molecular characterization and detection of two novel carlaviruses infecting cactus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, L., Wu, L., Grinstead, S.C., Kinard, G.R., Li, R. 2019. Molecular characterization and detection of two novel carlaviruses infecting cactus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04279-w.

Senna bicapsularis: A new natural host of bean yellow mosaic virus in China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qui, Y., Zhou, Y., Zhang, S., Atta, S., Li, M., Wu, J., Li, R., Cao, M. 2019. Senna bicapsularis: A new natural host of bean yellow mosaic virus in China. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-19-0428-PDN.

A new tymovirus isolated from Solanum quitoense: characterization and prevalence in two solanaceous crops in Ecuador Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornejo-France, J., Alvarez-Quito, R., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S., Karasev, A., Ochoa, J., Quito-Avila, D. 2019. A new tymovirus isolated from Solanum quitoense: characterization and prevalence in two solanaceous crops in Ecuador. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-19-0113-RE.

Characterization and detection of a new badnavirus infecting Epiphyllum spp Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, P., Tian, T., Pu, L., Rao, W., Li, F., Li, R. 2019. Characterization and detection of a new badnavirus infecting Epiphyllum spp. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-019-04237-6.

Characterization of Tomato necrotic spot virus, a subgroup 1 ilarvirus causing necrotic foliar, stem, and fruit symptoms in tomatoes in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bratsch, S., Grinstead, S.C., Creswell, T., Ruhl, G., Mollov, D.S. 2019. Characterization of Tomato necrotic spot virus, a subgroup 1 ilarvirus causing necrotic foliar, stem, and fruit symptoms in tomatoes in the United States. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-18-2112-RE.

Development of a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription-droplet digital PCR assay for the detection of Citrus yellow vein clearing virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Q., Zhang, Y., Shen, W., Chen, L., Li, X., Li, R., Zhou, C., Zhou, Y. 2018. Development of a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription-droplet digital PCR assay for the detection of Citrus yellow vein clearing virus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-04123-7.

First report of Alternanthera mosaic virus infecting Epiphyllum spp Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, L., Zheng, L., Li, R. 2019. First report of Alternanthera mosaic virus infecting Epiphyllum spp. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-18-1529-PDN.

First report of Rose rosette virus associated with rose rosette disease infecting roses in Kern County, California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Al Rwahnih, M., Karlik, J., Diaz-Lara, A., Ong, K., Mollov, D.S., Haviland, D., Golino, D. 2018. First report of Rose rosette virus associated with rose rosette disease infecting roses in Kern County, California. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-18-1203-PDN.

Molecular characterization of a novel closterovirus identified from blackcurrant by high-throughput sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, L., Wu, L., Postman, J.D., Liu, H., Li, R. 2018. Molecular characterization of a novel closterovirus identified from blackcurrant by high-throughput sequencing. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-018-1598-4.

Molecular characterization of a novel citrivirus infecting citrus using next-generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cao, M., Li, P., Zhang, S., Yang, F., Zhou, Y., Wang, X., Li, R. 2018. Molecular characterization of a novel citrivirus infecting citrus using next-generation sequencing. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-4039-8.

Using high throughput sequencing in plant virus diagnostics - (Abstract Only)

Detection of tobamoviruses by RT-PCR using a novel pair of degenerate primers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yueyue, L., Tan, G., Lan, P., Zhang, A., Liu, Y., Li, R., Li, F. 2018. Detection of tobamoviruses by RT-PCR using a novel pair of degenerate primers. Journal of Virological Methods. 259:122-128.

Genomic characterization of sugarcane mild mosaic virus - (Abstract Only)

Viral metagenomic-based screening of sugarcane from Florida reveals occurrence of six sugarcane-infecting viruses and high prevalence of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Filloux, D., Fernandez, E., Comstock, J.C., Mollov, D.S., Roumagnac, P., Rott, P. 2018. Viral metagenomic-based screening of sugarcane from Florida reveals occurrence of six sugarcane-infecting viruses and high prevalence of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-18-0581-RE.

Structure and genome organization of a novel Fiji Strain of sweet potato vein clearing virus identified by high-throughput sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, L., Liu, H., Abad, J., French, R., Li, R. 2018. Structure and genome organization of a novel Fiji Strain of sweet potato vein clearing virus identified by high-throughput sequencing. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00462-18.

Discovery and molecular characterization of a new luteovirus identified by high-throughput sequencing from apple Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, H., Wu, L., Nikolaevera, E., Peter, K., Liu, Z., Mollov, D.S., Cao, M., Li, R. 2018. Discovery and molecular characterization of a new luteovirus identified by high-throughput sequencing from apple. Virology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-018-0998-3.

Sugarcane mosaic virus infects at least five different hosts in South Florida - (Abstract Only)
Hincapie, M., Wei, C., Sood, S.G., Mollov, D.S., Rott, P. 2018. Sugarcane mosaic virus infects at least five different hosts in South Florida. Sugar Journal. 81:34-35.

Advances in virus diagnostics - (Abstract Only)

Complete genome sequence of yam chlorotic necrosis virus, a novel macluravirus infecting yam Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, P., Meng, Y., Cao, M., Li, R., Ma, Y., Tan, S., Chen, H., Li, F. 2018. Complete genome sequence of yam chlorotic necrosis virus, a novel macluravirus infecting yam. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-3851-5.

Sugarcane streak mosaic virus detected in Louisiana - (Abstract Only)
Mollov, D.S., Grinstead, S.C., Hale, A.L., Malapi-Wight, M., Grisham, M.P. 2018. Sugarcane streak mosaic virus detected in Louisiana. Sugar Journal. 81:19.

Molecular characterization of a novel Nucleorhabdovirus from black currant identified by high-throughput sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, L., Liu, H., Postman, J.D., Li, R. 2018. Molecular characterization of a novel Nucleorhabdovirus from black currant identified by high-throughput sequencing. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-3709-x.

Characterization of a new tymovirus causing stunting and chlorotic mosaic in naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, K., Mollov, D.S., Tran, L., Alvarez-Quinto, R., Ochoa, J., Quito-Avila, D., Karasev, A. 2018. Characterization of a new tymovirus causing stunting and chlorotic mosaic in naranjilla (Solanum quitoense). Plant Disease. 102:911-918.

Partial characterization of two new viruses in ash belonging to the families Partitiviridae and Caulimoviridae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bratsch, S., Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S., Tisserat, N. 2018. Partial characterization of two new viruses in ash belonging to the families Partitiviridae and Caulimoviridae. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 1191:89-96.

First report of Beet western yellows virus infecting Epiphyllum spp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eicholtz, M.I., Grinstead, S.C., Wu, L., Kinard, G.R., Li, R. 2017. First report of Beet western yellows virus infecting Epiphyllum spp. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1238-PDN.

Complete genome sequence of Paris mosaic necrosis virus, a distinct member of the genus Potyvirus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, P., Zhao, J., Zhou, Y., Li, Y., Shen, D., Liao, Q., Li, R., Li, F. 2017. Complete genome sequence of Paris mosaic necrosis virus, a distinct member of the genus Potyvirus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-017-3649-x.

First report of citrus leaf blotch virus in lemon in China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cao, M., Yu, Y., Tian, X., Yang, F., Li, R., Zhou, C. 2017. First report of citrus leaf blotch virus in lemon in China. Plant Disease. doi: org/10.1094/PDIS-10-16-1500-PDN.