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Research Project: Management, Characterization, and Evaluation of Pacific Tropical and Subtropical Fruit and Nut Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: Tropical Plant Genetic Resources and Disease Research

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

Survey of viruses infecting Basella alba in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Aerial branch sampling to detect forest pathogens Reprint Icon - (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):275. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones6100275.

Exploring the role of Ceratocystis lukuohia-infested ambrosia beetle frass as inoculum to Metrosideros polymorpha trees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Evaluation of kiln-heating as a phytosanitary treatment for Ceratocystis-infested ‘Ohi‘a (Metrosideros polymorpha) wood Reprint Icon - (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.

Assessing susceptibility of Metrosideros excelsa (pohutukawa) to the vascular wilt pathogen, Ceratocystis lukuohia, causing rapid ‘Ohi‘a death Reprint Icon - (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.

Signatures of selection in recently domesticated macadamia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, X., Ma, X., Zhang, S., Chen, S., Wang, Y., Jia, H., Liao, Z., Lin, J., Zhu, M., Xu, X., Cai, M., Zeng, H., Wan, J., Yang, W., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Hardner, C., Nock, C.J., Ming, R. 2022. Signatures of selection in recently domesticated macadamia. Nature Communications. 13. Article 242. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27937-7.

A framework for establishing a rapid ‘Ohi‘a death resistance program Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

Rambutan genome revealed gene networks for spine formation and aril development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, W., Lin, J., Li, J., Zhen, S., Zhang, X., Chen, S., Ma, X., Dong, F., Jia, H., Xu, X., Yang, Z., Ma, P., Deng, F., Deng, B., Huang, Y., Li, Z., Lv, X., Ma, Y., Liao, Z., Lin, Z., Lin, J., Zhang, S., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Xia, R., Zhang, J., Ray, M. 2021. Rambutan genome revealed gene networks for spine formation and aril development. The Plant Journal. 108:1037-1052. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15491.

Spatial patterns of 'ohi'a mortality associated with rapid 'ohi'a death and ungulate presence Reprint Icon - (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. 12:1035. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12081035.

Screening of Metrosideros polymorpha ('ohi'a) varieties for resistance to Ceratocystis lukuohia Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

Examining the utility of visible near-infrared and optical remote sensing for the early detection of rapid 'ohi'a death Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

Further genomic characterization of pineapple mealybug wilt-associated viruses using high-throughput sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, J.C., Al Rwahnih, M., Olmedo, V.A., Melzer, M.J., Hamin, I., Borth, W.B., Matsumoto Brower, T.K., Wall, M.M., Hu, J.S. 2020. Further genomic characterization of pineapple mealybug wilt-associated viruses using high-throughput sequencing. Tropical Plant Pathology. 45:64-72. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40858-019-00330-y.

Screening underutilized banana for carotenoid content and potential health benefits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kargar, M., Woods, F.M., Kessler, J., Vinson, E., Wall, M.M., Fonsah, E.G., Shetty, K., Jeganathan, R.B., Larsen, N. 2019. Screening underutilized banana for carotenoid content and potential health benefits. Journal of American Pomological Society. 73(4):198-205.

The bracteatus pineapple genome and domestication of clonally propagated crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

First report of ceratocystis lukuohia on Metrosideros polymorpha on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.

The evolving threat of rapid 'ohi'a death (rod) to Hawai'i's native ecosystems and rare plant species Reprint Icon - (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.

Global macadamia science: Overview of the special section from the 2017 International Macadamia Research Symposium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardner, C.M., Wall, M.M., Cho, A. 2019. Global macadamia science: Overview of the special section from the 2017 International Macadamia Research Symposium. HortScience. 54(4):592-595. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13543-18.

Presence and viability of Ceratocystis lukuohia in ambrosia beetle frass from rapid 'ohi'a death-affected Metrosideros polymorpha trees on Hawai'i island Reprint Icon - (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.