S1083: Ecological and genetic diversity of soilborne pathogens and indigenous microflora

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports


Peer-reviewed manuscripts:

Crandall, S.G. (Primary Author), Miles, A., Chung, T. Cloutier, M., Garcia-Rodriguez, R., Schweigkofler, W., & Couradeau, E. (2023). Temporal and spatial dynamics of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in nursery soils post-steam sterilization. PhytoFrontiers. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-07-22-0071-R. 

Frey T, Huo D, Medina Lopez M, Ritter BC, Lindsey L, Benitez Ponce MS. Fungal communities associated with corn in a diverse long-term crop rotation in Ohio. PhytoFrontiersTM 2023.

Hamilton R, Jacobs JL, McCoy AG, Kelly HM, Bradley C, Malvick D, Rojas JA, Chilvers MI. Multistate sensitivity monitoring of Fusarium virguliforme to the SDHI fungicides fluopyram and pydiflumetofen in the United States. Plant Disease. 2023 Dec 21(ja).

Helms KM, Dickson RW, Bertucci MB, Rojas AA, Gibson KE. Metal Micronutrient and Silicon Concentration Effects on Growth and Susceptibility to Pythium Root Rot for Hydroponic Lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Horticulturae. 2023; 9(6):670. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae9060670

Larson, E. (Post-doctoral Scholar) & Crandall, S.G. (Corresponding Author). (2023). Recovery of the soil fungal microbiome after steam disinfection to manage the plant pathogen Fusarium solani. Frontiers in Plant Science. Sec. Plant Pathogen Interactions. 14: 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1128518.

Shrestha, B., Ward, B., Allen, T., Da Silva, E., Zulli, H., Dunford, W., Doyle, V., Bradley, C., Buckley, B., Chen, P., Clubb, M., Kelly, H., Koebernick, J., Padgett, G., Rupe, J., Sikora, E., Spurlock, T. N., Thomas-Sharma, S., Tolbert, A., Gen Zhou, X., Price, P. (2023). Characterization of QoI-fungicide resistance in Cercospora isolates associated with Cercospora leaf blight of soybean from the southern United States. Plant Disease.


Mohan, K., Kontz, B., Allen, T., Bergstrom, G., Bissonette, K., Bonkowski, J., Bradley, C., Buck, J., Chilvers, M., Dorrance, A., Giesler, L., Kelly, H., Koehler, A., Lopez-Nicora, H., Mangel, D., Markell, S., Mueller, D., Price, P., Rojas, A., Shires, M., Smith, D., Spurlock, T. N., Webster, R., Wise, K., Yabwalo, D., Mathew, F. (2023). Variation in Isolate Virulence and Accession Resistance Associated with Diaporthe aspalathi, D. caulivora, and D. longicolla in Soybean. Plant Health Progress.


Swenie RA, Looney BP, Ke YH, Alejandro Rojas J, Cubeta MA, Langer GJ, Vilgalys R, Brandon Matheny P. PacBio high‐throughput multi‐locus sequencing reveals high genetic diversity in mushroom‐forming fungi. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2024 Jan;24(1):e13885.


Conference presentations:

Melanie Medina López, Timothy I. Ralston, Horacio D. Lopez-Nicora, and Soledad Benitez Ponce. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is associated with changes in fungal community composition in the agricultural soils of Ohio. ASM Microbe 2023. Houston, TX. June 2023.

Melanie Medina López. Soil dwelling nematodes as plant allies and adversaries. PPGSA Spring Symposium. Wooster, OH. May 2023.

Frey, T.S., D. Shah, L. Taylor, L. Lindsey, C. Sprunger, M.S. Benitez Ponce. Soybean yield, soil health and their relationships to microbial communities in rotations and a rye cover crop. American Phytopathological Society. August 2023, Denver, CO.


Oral presentations:

Benitez Ponce MS, Medina Lopez M, Huo D, Lindsey L, Guevara F, Frey T. Interacciones microbianas en ecosistemas agrícolas. Latinamerican Congress of Microbiology. August 2023.

Melanie Medina López, Timothy Ralston, Horacio D. López-Nicora and Soledad Benitez Ponce. Heterodera glycines is associated with shifts in fungal community composition in Ohio agricultural soils. Society of Nematologists annual meeting. Columbus, OH. July 2023.

Melanie Medina López, Timothy Ralston, Horacio D. López-Nicora and Soledad Benitez Ponce. Soybean cyst nematode infestation is associated with changes in fungal community composition in agricultural soils of Ohio. Midwest Microbiome Symposium. Columbus, OH. May 2023.


Extension and outreach presentations:

Melanie Medina López, Edwin D. Navarro. La microbiología en la producción agrícola. UPRM Microbiology Student Association webinar series. Online. February 2023.


Related grants:

Medina-Lopez, M. OSU, CFAES Internal Grant Graduate Program | $5,000 April 2023- October 2024 Title: Examining the Taxonomic Resolution of Long-Read Amplicon Sequencing of Fungal Barcoding Genes

Benitez Ponce, MS. Ohio Soybean Council. $26,000. August 2023 – July 2024. Title: Undergraduate Training through Characterization of Fungal Isolates from Soybean Fields in Ohio and their Interactions with the Soybean Cyst Nematodes.

Frey T, Benitez Ponce MS, Lopez Nicora H, Roth M. Ohio Soybean Council. $90,000. Soybean Root Sugars in Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)-Fungal Interactions.

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