Ruth Catherine Butler

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Ninety-nine potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars and 13 breeding lines were assessed in field trials for susceptibility to powdery scab (caused by Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea). The(More)
Starch phosphorylation is an important aspect of plant metabolism due to its role in starch degradation. Moreover, the degree of phosphorylation of starch determines its physicochemical properties(More)
In a search for chemical lures to manage the cosmopolitan crop pest western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis, a Y-tube olfactometer was used to screen 20 compounds, including 18(More)
A real-time quantitative PCR assay targeting a 16S-23S intergenic spacer region sequence was devised to measure the sizes of populations of Lactobacillus salivarius present in ileal digesta collected(More)
Topoisomerase III enzymes are present only in a limited set of bacteria and their physiological role remains unclear. Here, we show that PbTopo IIIβ, a homologue of topoisomerase III encoded on the(More)