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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Deciphering the genetic architecture of native resistance and tolerance to western corn rootworm larval feeding, David Alan Hessel

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Phenology of infection on apple fruit by sooty blotch and flyspeck species in Iowa apple orchards and phylogenetic analysis to assess the evolutionary origins of sooty blotch and flyspeck on apple, Siti Izera Ismail

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Studies on extraction and control of plant-parasitic nematodes on corn, Mychele Batista da Silva

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Fumonisin content in conventional versus Bt maize and implications of fumonisin contamination on fuel ethanol yield and DDGS quality, Erin Louise Bowers

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The Turnip mosaic virus and its effects on Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression, Brian Anthony Campbell

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Computational and experimental analysis of TAL effector-DNA binding, Erin Lynn Doyle

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Natural and engineered resistance triggered by TAL effectors of Xanthomonas oryzae, Aaron Hummel

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Sooty blotch and flyspeck disease of apple: expansion of the fungal complex in Turkey and evaluation of a warning system for the Upper Midwest, Derrick Anthony Mayfield

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Determination and quantification of surface lipid metabolites in maize silks: A pathway model for surface lipid biosynthesis based on simultaneous profiling of polar and non-polar metabolites, Layton Andrew Peddicord

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Identification and characterization of effectors secreted from sedentary endoparasitic phytonematodes, William Brock Rutter

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Bacterial wilt of cucurbits: Ecology, genetics, and management, Erika Saalau Rojas

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Characterization of a cell death suppressing effector broadly conserved across the fungal kingdom, Ehren Lee Whigham

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Characterization of multiple regulatory networks and responses to environmental signals in Pseudomonas syringae during its association with plants, Xilan Yu

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Effect of infection site and glyphosate application on the foliar symptoms expression of soybean sudden death syndrome, Marcio Leizer Zaccaron

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Fusarium species infecting soybean roots: Frequency, aggressiveness, yield impact and interaction with the soybean cyst nematode, Maria Mercedes Diaz Arias

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The effect of fungicides on soybean in Iowa applied alone or in combination with insecticides at two application growth stages on disease severity and yield, Nathan Bestor

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An epidemiological comparison of the US and Canadian Plum pox virus eradication programs, Andrew Gougherty

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A look into the molecular mechanisms of parasitism including the functional characterization of Heterodera schachtii secreted effector proteins and the response of plant small RNA to nematode infection, Peter Jacob Howe

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Characterization and management of genetic diversity in Phytophthora sojae populations, Silvina Maria Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Interactions between lesion nematodes and corn pathogens, Marcos Paulo Da Silva

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Epidemiological studies on the infection process and symptom expression of soybean sudden death syndrome, Carlos Cecilio Gongora-canul

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Improved seed health tests for Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. phaseoli in common bean, Yiqing He

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Functional characterization of Arabidopsis genes changing expression during cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii infection, Jing Jin

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Ophiostomatales isolated from two European bark beetles, Hylurgus ligniperda and Orthotomicus erosus, in California, Sujin Kim

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Quantifying the aggressiveness, temporal and spatial spread of Pantoea stewartii in sweet corn, Lu Liu

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Genetic characterization of the partial restorer of fertility gene, Rf8, in T cytoplasm maize, Julie Marie Meyer

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The regulation of host translation initiation in plant-pathogen interactions, Jackson Russell Moeller

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Deciphering the transcriptional regulation and response of barley to obligate fungal biotroph invasion, Matthew James Moscou

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Novel components of Pseudomonas putida biofilm exopolymeric matrix and a transcriptome analysis of the effects of osmotic and matric stress, Lindsey Nielsen

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Interactions among viruses, insect vectors and the Phomopsis complex in soybean, and effects of integrated management strategies, Jose Pablo Soto-arias

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The role of water stress in plant disease resistance and the impact of water stress on the global transcriptome and survival mechanisms of the phytopathogen Pseudomonas syringae, Brian Carl Freeman

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Evaluation of the expression of water stress-responsive Pseudomonas syringae genes during plant infection and in the presence of low osmotic versus low matric potential in culture, Kelly Crowley Peterson

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Assessing new methods of integrated pest management for apple orchards in the Midwest and phenology of sooty blotch and flyspeck fungi on apples in Iowa, Adam Sisson

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Sooty blotch and flyspeck: Evaluation of remotely estimated weather inputs to disease-warning systems and delineation of fungal taxa closely grouping with Mycosphaerella madeirae, Nenad -. Tatalovic

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Bean pod mottle virus: Spatial and temporal dynamics at different spatial scales and the impact of time of infection on soybean yield and quality, Emmanuel Byamukama

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Biotic and abiotic factors associated with Fusarium ear rot of maize caused by Fusarium verticillioides, Michael Wayne Parsons

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Overwinter survival of Sclerotium rolfsii and S. rolfsii var. delphinii, screening hosta for resistance to S. rolfsii var. delphinii, and phylogenetic relationships among Sclerotium species, Zhihan Xu