David H. Gent

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The most economically important plant pathogens in the genus Pseudoperonospora (family Peronosporaceae) are Pseudoperonospora cubensis and P. humuli, causal agents of downy mildew on cucurbits and hop, respectively. Recently, P. humuli was reduced to a taxonomic synonym of P. cubensis based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence data and(More)
Hop powdery mildew [Podosphaera macularis (Wallr.) U. Braun & S. Takam.] is best controlled via the production of resistant varieties. Recent evidence supports selection against plant susceptibility genes to fungal pathogens as a more durable resistance mechanism than selection for resistance genes. The objective of this study was to identify(More)
The resurgence of cucurbit downy mildew has dramatically influenced production of cucurbits and disease management systems at multiple scales. Long-distance dispersal is a fundamental aspect of epidemic development that influences the timing and extent of outbreaks of cucurbit downy mildew. The dispersal potential of Pseudoperonospora cubensis appears to be(More)
Jillian M. Lang, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523-1177; David H. Gent, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, National Forage Seed Production Research Center, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331-8539; and Howard F.(More)
Disease predictive systems are intended to be management aids. With a few exceptions, these systems typically do not have direct sustained use by growers. Rather, their impact is mostly pedagogic and indirect, improving recommendations from farm advisers and shaping management concepts. The degree to which a system is consulted depends on the amount of(More)
ABSTRACT Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. allii is phenotypically and genetically diverse and its relationship to other X. axonopodis pathovars within DNA homology group 9.2 is unknown. In growth chamber experiments, disease symptoms were produced on onion only by inoculation with X. axonopodis pv. allii. Citrus bacterial spot symptoms were induced by X.(More)
Downy mildew (caused by Pseudoperonospora humuli) causes significant losses in hop (Humulus lupulus L.) cone yield and quality, and potential crown death. Breeding for resistance has proved difficult presumably because of the highly quantitative nature of genetic control over expression. The objective of this study was to utilize multiple environments to(More)
Hop downy mildew (DM) is an obligate parasite causing severe losses in hop if not controlled. Resistance to this pathogen is a primary goal for hop breeding programs. The objective of this study was to identify QTLs linked to DM resistance. Next-generation-sequencing was performed on a mapping population segregating for DM resistance levels. Cloned plants(More)
ABSTRACT Xanthomonas leaf blight has become an increasingly important disease of onion, but the diversity among Xanthomonas strains isolated from onion is unknown, as is their relationship to other species and pathovars of Xanthomonas. Forty-nine Xanthomonas strains isolated from onion over 27 years from 10 diverse geographic regions were characterized by(More)