Enrique Medrano

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Burkholderia cenocepacia strain K56-2, a representative of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, is part of the epidemic and clinically problematic ET12 lineage. The strain produced plant tissue watersoaking (ptw) on onion tissue, which is a plant disease-associated trait. Using plasposon mutagenesis, mutants in the ptw phenotype were generated. The translated(More)
The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), is a significant pest of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., and is becoming an increasing challenge due to the decrease in use of broad-spectrum insecticides on the crop. The southern green stink bug can vector an opportunistic Pantoea agglomerans strain (designated Sc 1-R) into cotton bolls, resulting in(More)
Recently, we showed that the southern green stink bug (SGSB), Nezara viridula (L.), can transmit Pantoea agglomerans (Ewing and Fife), an opportunistic bacterium, into green cotton bolls resulting in plant disease. Here, we hypothesized that our established model could be used to determine if the SGSB was a general, non-discriminate vector by using two(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae (associated with bacterial pneumonia) was previously isolated from Nezara viridula, a significant vector of cotton boll-rot pathogens. We provide the first annotated genome sequence of the cotton opportunistic strain K. pneumoniae 5-1. This data provides guidance to study the bases of cotton pathogenesis by bacteria associated with(More)
In 1999, crop consultants scouting for stink bugs (Hemiptera spp.) in South Carolina discovered a formerly unobserved seed rot of cotton that caused yield losses ranging from 10 to 15% in certain fields. The disease has subsequently been reported in fields throughout the southeastern Cotton Belt. Externally, diseased bolls appeared undamaged; internally,(More)
Pantoea ananatis is a bacterium with versatile niches that vary from pathogenic to beneficial. We present the genome of strain CFH 7-1, which was recovered from a diseased greenhouse cotton boll previously caged with a field-collected cotton fleahopper (Pseudatomoscelis seriatus). These data will assist in deciphering the infection process.
In this work a new alternative is proposed to improve the quality of the roadmap obtained by Probabilistic Roadmap Methods. This alternative is based on the use of some geometric features of the robot and the obstacles to move and rotate the robot in some way. We believe that narrow corridor problems can be solved taking advantage of the robot form and its(More)
M.J. Brewer *, Texas AgriLife Research and Department of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78406; J.S. Armstrong, USDA ARS Beneficial Insect Research Unit, Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center, Weslaco, TX 78596; E.G. Medrano, USDA ARS Cotton Pathology Research Unit, Southern(More)