Katherine L. Stevenson

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ABSTRACT Amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) were used to estimate phylogenetic relationships within Magnaporthe grisea and determine the genetic structure of M. grisea populations associated with tall fescue and St. Augustinegrass in Georgia. Sixteen clonal lineages were identified in a sample population of 948 isolates. Five lineages were(More)
ABSTRACT The effects of partial host resistance, temperature, leaf wetness duration, and leaf age on infection and lesion development of pecan scab were evaluated. Trees of cultivars Wichita (susceptible) and Sumner (resistant) were inoculated with conidia of Cladosporium caryigenum and placed in mist chambers set at 15, 25, or 35 degrees C. The trees were(More)
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV; family: Bunyaviridae) remains a serious problem in flue-cured tobacco production in Georgia and other parts of the United States. Stand losses in recent years have averaged 30% across the state, with total losses in some fields. There are no commercially available TSWV-resistant cultivars and resistant transgenic tobacco(More)
Pecan scab, caused by the fungus Fusicladium effusum, is the most devastating disease of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) trees and is responsible for the majority of disease management efforts applied to that crop. The taxonomy of the fungus changed several times in the last decade and most recently, using ITS nrDNA data and conventional taxonomic methods, the(More)
BACKGROUND Didymella bryoniae has a history of developing resistance to single-site fungicides. A recent example is with the succinate-dehydrogenase-inhibiting fungicide (SDHI) boscalid. In laboratory assays, out of 103 isolates of this fungus, 82 and seven were found to be very highly resistant (B(VHR) ) and highly resistant (B(HR) ) to boscalid(More)
Pecan scab, caused by the fungus Fusicladium effusum (syn. Cladosporium caryigenum and Fusicladosporium effusum), is the most devastating disease of the commercial pecan (Carya illinoinensis) production in Southeastern United States. Disease control depends primarily on multiple applications of fungicides per season. Fungicides available for scab control(More)
ABSTRACT Epidemics of early leaf spot of peanut (Arachis hypogaea), caused by Cercospora arachidicola, are less severe in strip-tilled than conventionally tilled fields. Experiments were carried out to characterize the effect of strip tillage on early leaf spot epidemics and identify the primary target of suppression using a comparative epidemiology(More)
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) can be elicited by virulent and avirulent pathogenic strains and SAR against plant-parasitic nematodes has been documented. Our objective was to determine whether co-infection of cotton by Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis affects the population level of either nematode compared to infection by each(More)
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR), which results in enhanced defense mechanisms in plants, can be elicited by virulent and avirulent strains of pathogens including nematodes. Recent studies of nematode reproduction strongly suggest that Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis induce SAR in cotton, but biochemical evidence of SAR was lacking. Our(More)
As part of the strategy for screening for natural killer (NK) cell-specific monoclonal antibodies (MoAb) we have raised a number of murine NK-like cell lines in media containing interleukin-2 (IL-2). The detection of specific NK cell alloantigens on a C57BL/6 cell line in long-term culture in IL-2 is the subject of this paper. The C57BL/6 cell line has the(More)