WERA20: Management of Diseases Caused by Systemic Pathogens in Fruit Crops and Woody Ornamentals

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  1. Dahan, J., Orellana, G.E., Lee, J., and Karasev, A.V. Genome sequences of two grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus variants from Vitis vinifera cv. Riesling in Idaho, U.S.A. Microbiology Resource Announcements 12 (4): e01366-22 (https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01366-22).

  2. Dahan, J., Orellana, G.E., Lee, J., and Karasev, A.V. Occurrence of grapevine-associated tymo-like virus in wine grapes in the United States. Plant Disease 107: 592 (https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-22-1140-PDN).

  3. Dahan, J., Thompson, B.D., Lee, J., and Karasev, A.V. 2021. First report of grapevine rupestris vein feathering virus in wine grapes in Idaho. Plant Disease 105: 3309 (https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-21-0728-PDN).

  4. Donda, B.P., Kesoju, S.R., Arnold, K., McRoberts, N. and Naidu, R.A. 2022. Spatio-Temporal Spread of Grapevine Leafroll Disease in Washington State Vineyards. Plant Disease 107:1471-1480. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-22-0939-RE

  5. Druciarek, T., Lewandowski, M. and Tzanetakis, I.E., 2023. Identification of a second vector for rose rosette virus. Plant Disease, https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-22-2686-SC

  6. Medberry, A.M. Srivastava, A., Diaz-Lara, A., Al Rwahnih, M., Villamor E.V. and Tzanetakis, I.E. 2023. A novel, divergent member of the Rhabdoviridae infects strawberry. Plant Disease 107: 620-623

  7. Villamor, D.V.V., Sierra Mejia, A., Martin, R.R. and Tzanetakis, I.E., 2023. Genomic analysis and development of infectious clone of a novel carlavirus infecting blueberry. Phytopathology 113: 98-103

  8. Medberry, A.M. and Tzanetakis, I.E. 2022. Identification, characterization, and detection of a novel strawberry cytorhabdovirus. Plant Disease 106: 2784-2787

  9. Vakić, M., Stainton, D., Delic, D., and Tzanetakis, I.E. 2022. Characterization of the first Rubus yellow net virus genome from blackberry. Virus Genes 58: 594-597

  10. Osman, F., Dang, T., Bodaghi, S., Haq, R., Lavagi-Craddock, I., Rawstern, A., Rodriguez, E., Polek, M., Wulff, N. A., Roberts, R., Pietersen, G., Englezou, A., Donovan, N., Folimonova, S. Y., & Vidalakis, G. (2022). Update and validation of the 16S rDNA qPCR assay for the detection of three ‘Candidatus’ Liberibacter species following current MIQE guidelines and workflow. PhytoFrontiers™. https://doi.org/10.1094/phytofr-04-22-0046-fi

  11. Chambers, G. A., Geering, A. D. W., Holford, P., Vidalakis, G., & Donovan, N. J. (2022). Development of a one-step RT-qPCR detection assay for the newly described citrus viroid VII. Journal of Virological Methods, 299, 114330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2021.114330

  12. Lavagi-Craddock, I., Dang, T., Comstock, S., Osman, F., Bodaghi, S., & Vidalakis, G. (2022). Transcriptome Analysis of Citrus Dwarfing Viroid Induced Dwarfing Phenotype of Sweet Orange on Trifoliate Orange Rootstock. Microorganisms, 10(6), 1144. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10061144

  13. Dang, T., Bodaghi, S., Osman, F., Wang, J., Rucker, T., Tan, S.-H., Huang, A., Pagliaccia, D., Comstock, S., Lavagi-Craddock, I., Gadhave, K. R., Quijia-Lamina, P., Mitra, A., Ramirez, B., Uribe, G., Syed, A., Hammado, S., Mimou, I., Campos, R., … Vidalakis, G. (2022). A comparative analysis of RNA isolation methods optimized for high-throughput detection of viral pathogens in California’s regulatory and disease management program for citrus propagative materials. Frontiers in Agronomy, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2022.911627

  14. Dang, T., Wang, H., Espíndola, A. S., Habiger, J., Vidalakis, G., & Cardwell, K. (2022). Development and statistical validation of e-probe diagnostic nucleic acid analysis (EDNA) detection assays for the detection of citrus pathogens from raw high throughput sequencing data. PhytoFrontiers™. https://doi.org/10.1094/phytofr-05-22-0047-fi

  15. Xi, M., Deyett, E., Ginnan, N., Ashworth, V. E. T. M., Dang, T., Bodaghi, S., Vidalakis, G., Roper, M. C., Glassman, S. I., & Rolshausen, P. E. (2022). Geographic Location, Management Strategy, and Huanglongbing Disease Affect Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities Across U.S. Citrus Orchards. Phytobiomes Journal, 6(4), 342–353. https://doi.org/10.1094/pbiomes-03-22-0014-r

  16. Pagliaccia, D., Hill, D., Dang, E., Uribe, G., De Francesco, A., Milton, R., De La Torre, A., Mounkam, A., Dang, T., Botaghi, S., Lavagi-Craddock, I., Syed, A., Grover, W., Okamba, A., & Vidalakis, G. (2023). Automating Citrus Budwood Processing for Downstream Pathogen Detection Through Instrument Engineering. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 194. https://doi.org/10.3791/65159

  17. Rao A., Lavagi-Craddock I., and Vidalakis G. (eds.) 2022. Viroids: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology. Springer, Vol. 2316. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1464-8_4

  18. Hoffmann, M., Volk, E., Talton, W., Al Rwahnih, M., Almeyda, C., Burrack, H., Blaauw, B., Bertone, M. 2021. Grapevine Virus Distribution, Identification, and Management in North Carolina. NC State Extension Publications. AG-911.

  19. Fuchs, M., Almeyda, C.V., Al Rwahnih, M., Atallah, S.S., Cieniewicz, E.J., Farrar, K., Foote, W.R., Golino, D.A., Gómez, M.I., Harper, S.J., Kelly, M.K., Martin, R.R., Martinson, T., Osman, F.M., Park, K., Scharlau, V., Smith, R., Tzanetakis, I.E., Vidalakis, G., and Welliver, R. 2021. Economic studies reinforce efforts to safeguard specialty crops in the United States. https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-05-20-1061-FE.

  20. Hoffmann M, Talton W, Nita M, Jones T, Al Rwahnih M, Sudarshana MR and Almeyda CV. 2020. First Report of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) in Vitis vinifera in North Carolina. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-020-00710-3

  21. Hoffmann M, Talton W, Nita M, Jones T, Al Rwahnih M, Sudarshana MR and Almeyda CV. 2020. First Report of Grapevine red blotch virus, the Causal Agent of Grapevine Red Blotch Disease, in Vitis vinifera in North Carolina. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-19-1539-PDN

  22. Hamim I, Suzuki JY, Borth WB, Melzer MJ, Wall MM,Hu JS. 2022. Preserving plant samples from remote locations for detection of RNA and DNA viruses. Front Microbiol. 2022 Aug 25;13:930329. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.930329.

  23. Larrea-Sarmiento A, Olmedo-Velarde A, Wang X,Borth W, Domingo R, Matsumoto TK, Suzuki JY, Wall MM, Melzer M, Hu JS 2022. Genetic Diversity of viral populations associated with ananas germplasm and improvement of virus diagnostic protocols. Pathogens 2022, 11, 1470. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11121470

  24. Larrea-Sarmiento A, Geering ADW, Olmedo-Velarde A, Wang X,Borth W, Matsumoto TK, Suzuki JY, Wall MM, Melzer M, Moyle R, Sharman M, Hu JS, Thomas JE. 2022. Genome sequence of pineapple secovirus B, a second sadwavirus reported infecting Ananas comosus. Arch Virol. 2022 Oct 21. doi: 10.1007/s00705-022-05590-9.

  25. Lee, J., Rennaker, C.D., Thompson, B.D., Dahan, J., and Karasev, A.V. 2023. Idaho ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ grape composition altered by grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3. NFS Journal 30: 1-6 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nfs.2023.02.002).

  26. Lee, J., Rennaker, C.D., Thompson, B.D., and Karasev, A.V. 2021. Influence of Grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV) on Idaho ‘Syrah’ grape composition. Scientia Horticulturae 282: 110055 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110055).

  27. Diaz-Lara A, Aguilar-Molina VH, Monjarás-Barrera JI, Vončina D, Erickson TM, Al Rwahnih M. Potential Implications and Management of Grapevine Viruses in Mexico: A Review. International Journal of Plant Biology. 2023; 14(1):177-189. DOI: 3390/ijpb14010015

  28. Choi J, Osatuke AC, Erich G, Stevens K, Hwang MS, Al Rwahnih M, Fuchs M. High-Throughput Sequencing Reveals Tobacco and Tomato Ringspot Viruses in Pawpaw. Plants. 2022; 11(24):3565. DOI: 10.3390/plants11243565

  29. Wwang, X., Larrea-Sarmiento, A., Olmedo Velarde, A., Al Rwahnih, M., Borth, W.B., Suzuki, J., Wall, M. M., Melzer, M., and Hu, J. 2022. Survey of viruses infecting Basella alba in Hawaii. Plant Disease. DOI: 1094/PDIS-02-22-0449-SR

  30. Hoyle, V, Flasco, MT, Choi, J, Cieniewicz, EJ, McLane, H, Perry, K, Dangl, G, Al Rwahnih, M, Heck, M, Loeb, G, Fuchs, MF., 2022. Transmission of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus by Spissistilus festinus [Say, 1830] (Hemiptera: Membracidae) between Free-Living Vines and Vitis vinifera 'Cabernet Franc'. VIRUSES-BASEL, 14(6). DOI: 10.3390/v14061156

  31. Voncina, D, Diaz-Lara, A, Preiner, D, Al Rwahnih, M, Stevens, K, Juri, S, Malenica, N, Simon, S, Meng, BZ, Maletic, E, Fulgosi, H, Cvjetkovic, B., 2022. Virus and Virus-like Pathogens in the Grapevine Virus Collection of Croatian Autochthonous Grapevine Cultivars. PLANTS-BASEL, 11(11). DOI: 10.3390/plants11111485

  32. Medberry AN, Srivastava A, Diaz-Lara A, Al Rwahnih M, Villamor DEV, Tzanetakis IE., 2023. A novel, divergent member of the Rhabdoviridae infects strawberry. Plant disease. DOI: 10.1094/pdis-05-22-1078-sc

  33. Kuo YW, Bednarska A, Al Rwahnih M, Falk BW., 2022. Development of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Infiltration of Infectious Clones of Grapevine Geminivirus A Directly into Greenhouse-Grown Grapevine and Nicotiana benthamiana Plants. Phytopathology, PHYTO01220015R. DOI: 10.1094/phyto-01-22-0015-r

  34. Lebas, B., Adams, I., Al Rwahnih, M., Baeyen, S., Bilodeau, G.J., Blouin, A.G., Boonham, N., Candresse, T., Chandelier, A., De Jonghe, K. and Fox, A., 2022. Facilitating the adoption of high-throughput sequencing technologies as a plant pest diagnostic test in laboratories: A step-by-step description. EPPO Bulletin. 52(2): 394-418.DOI: 10.1111/epp.12863

  35. Bennypaul, H.S., Sanderson, D.S., Donaghy, P., Abdullahi, I., Green, M., Klaassen, V. and Al Rwahnih, M., 2022. Development of a one-step RT-qPCR assay for the detection of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 7. Journal of Virological Methods, 308: 114578.DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2022.114578

  36. Jagunić, M., Diaz-Lara, A., Szőke, L., Rwahnih, M.A., Stevens, K., Zdunić, G. and Vončina, D., 2022. Incidence and Genetic Diversity of Grapevine Virus G in Croatian Vineyards. Plants. DOI: 10.3390/plants11182341

  37. ter Horst, A.M., Fudyma, J.D., Bak, A., Hwang, M.S., Santos-Medellin, C., Stevens, K., Rizzo, D., Al Rwahnih, M. and Emerson, J.B, 2022. RNA viral communities are structured by host plant phylogeny in oak and conifer leaves. Phytobiomes Journal. DOI: 10.1094/PBIOMES-12-21-0080-R

  38. Jagunić, M., Diaz-Lara, A., Rwahnih, M.A., Preiner, D., Stevens, K., Zdunić, G., Hwang, M. and Vončina, D., 2022. Grapevine Badnavirus 1: Detection, Genetic Diversity, and Distribution in Croatia. Plants. DOI: 10.3390/plants11162135

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