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2017

Peer Reviewed Publications


Andreason, S., M. Arif, J. Brown, F. Ochoa-Corona, J. Fletcher and A. Wayadande.  2017.  Single-target and multiplex discrimination of high-consequence Whiteflies (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae)  Bemesia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum with modified oligonucleotide primer thermodynamics.  J. of Econon. Entomol. 1-10.

Pace, R. J. Talley, T.Crippen, and A. Wayadande.  2017. Filth fly transmission of E.coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica to lettuce, Lactuca sativa. 2017. Annals Ent. Soc. Am. 110: 83-89.

Dubie, T., J. Talley, J. Payne, A. Wayadande, and J. Dillwith. 2017.  Filth fly activity associated with composted and noncomposted beef cadavers and laboratory studies on volatile organic compounds.   J. Med. Entomol.  54: 1299-1304.

Webb, S. and A. Wayadande. 2017.  Cucumber beetles.  in W. Keinanth, W. Wintermantel, and P. Zitter [eds.]  Compendium of Cucurbit Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. 908 pg.

Frederick, R.D., C.L. Stone, P.W. Tooley, D.G. Luster, B. Campos, R.A. Winegar, U. Melcher, J. Fletcher, and T. Blagden. 2017. Annotation and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Coniothyrium glycines, causal agent of red blotch of soybean, reveals a prevalence of homing endonucleases.  Submitted September 2017.

Hu, L., L. Ma, S. Zheng, H. Wang, E. W. Brown, T. S. Hammack, and G. Zhang. 2017. Evaluation of 3M Molecular Detection System and ANSR Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Detection of Salmonella from Egg Products.  Poultry Sci. 95: 1410-1418; DOI: 10.3382/ps/pew399

Hu, L., L. Ma, S. Zheng, H. Wang, E. W. Brown, T. S. Hammack, and G. Zhang. 2017. Development of a novel Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the detection of Salmonella ser Enteritidis from egg products.  Food Control (accepted).

Timmons, C.  K. Pai, J. Jacob, G. Zhang, and L. Ma.  2017.  Inactivation of Salmonella enterica, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes by a novel surface discharge cold plasma design.  Food Control. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2017.09.07

Fletcher, J., J.P. Stack and D.L. Luster. 2017. Intentional biothreats against plant resources: Vulnerabilities, hallmarks, Impacts, response, and prevention.  J.  Intel. Comm. Res. Devel.  Submitted March 2017.

Yeh, K.B., Monagin, C., and Fletcher, J. 2017 Promoting scientific transparency to facilitate open exchange of biological materials and electronic data. Trop. Med. Inf. Dis. 2:57. doi:10.3390/tropicalmed2040057

Shefali Dobhal, Jennifer D. Olson, Mohammad Arif, Johnny A. Garcia Suarez, Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona. 2016. A simplified strategy for sensitive detection of Rose rosette virus compatible with three RT-PCR chemistries. Journal of Virological Methods. Vol. 232: 47–56.

Binoy Babu, Ayyamperumal Jeyaprakash, Debra Jones, Timothy S. Schubert, Carlye Baker, Brian K. Washburn, Steven H. Miller, Kristina Poduch, Gary W. Knox, Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona, Mathews L. Paret. 2016. Development of a rapid, sensitive TaqMan real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of Rose rosette virus using multiple gene targets. Journal of Virological Methods. Vol. 235: 41–50.

Espindola, A.S., Schneider, W., Hoyt, P.R., Marek, S.M., Cardwell, K.F., Garzon, C.D. 2017 (submitted). Inferring the presence of aflatoxin producing Aspergillus flavus strains using RNA Sequencing. Phytopathology, 0:00

Espindola, A., W. Schneider, K.F. Cardwell, P. Hoyt, S. Marek and C. Garzon. 2017 (resubmitting) Rapid identification of Oomycete plant pathogens using EDNA as a metagenome screening tool. Phytopathology, 2017.

Babu B, Washburn BK, Ertek TS, Miller SH, Riddle CB, Knox GW, Ochoa-Corona FM, Olson J, Katırcıoğlu YZ, Paret ML. A field based detection method for Rose rosette virus using isothermal probebased Reverse transcription-recombinase polymerase amplification assay. J. of Virological Meth. 247 (2017) 81–90

Andreason SA, Arif M, Brown JK, Ochoa-Corona FM, Fletcher J, Wayadande A. Single-Target and Multiplex Discrimination of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum With Modified Priming Oligonucleotide Thermodynamics. J. of Econ. Ento., 2017, 1–10.

Sandoval-Pineda JF, Ochoa-Corona FM, Torres-Rojas E. Evaluation of different RNA extraction methods from the native fungus Xylaria sp. Rev. Colomb. Biotecnol. Vol. XIX No. 1 2017, 42-54

 

Book Chapters


Fletcher, J., A. Gamliel, J. Stack, H. Dehne, and I. Moncrief. 2017.  Applications and assessment of microbial forensics in a field outbreak of salmon blotch of onion in Israel.  Pp. 242-257 in: Gullino, M.L.,

J.P. Stack, J. Fletcher and J. Mumford, eds.  Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity - Results From a European Network of Excellence. Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland.

Fletcher, J., H. Alpas, C. Henry, L.M. Ma, P. Robb, Y. Soyer, and F. Yeni. 2017. Foodborne pathogens on plants: Vulnerabilities, risks, infrastructure and future priorities.  Pp. 61-76  in: Gullino, M.L., J.P. Stack, J. Fletcher and J. Mumford, eds.  Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity - Results From a European Network of Excellence. Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland.

Alpas, H., J. Fletcher, F. Yeni, and Y. Soyer. 2017. Recent outbreaks of HPOPs on fresh produce – Lessons learned from the practice.  Pp. 77-96 in: Gullino, M.L., J.P. Stack, J. Fletcher and J. Mumford, eds.  Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity - Results From a European Network of Excellence. Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland.

Mumford, J., M.L. Gullino, J. Stack, and J. Fletcher. 2017. The need for international perspectives to solve global biosecurity challenges.  Pp. 363-384 in: Gullino, M.L., J.P. Stack, J. Fletcher and J. Mumford, eds.  Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity - Results From a European Network of Excellence. Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland.

Ma, L.M., J. Fletcher, J. Mumford, J. Holt and A. Leach. 2017. Decision tool for assessing the likelihood that a foodborne illness outbreak may have been intentionally incited.  Pp. 179-208 in: Gullino, M.L.

Stack, J. Fletcher and J. Mumford, eds.  Practical Tools for Plant and Food Biosecurity - Results From a European Network of Excellence. Springer International Publishing AG, Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland.

Wayadande, A., J. Fletcher, and B. Bruton. 2017.  In J. Brown, Ed.  Cucurbit Yellow Vine Disease: A Model for True Bug-Pathogen Relationships.  In J. K. Brown. [ed]. Vector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens.  American Phytopathological Society Press.

Stone, C.L.,   Frederick, R.D.,  Tooley, P.W.,  Luster, D.G.,  Campos, B., Winegar, R.A.,  Melcher, U., Fletcher, J. and Blagden, T.  2017 (submission) Annotation and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Coniothyrium glycines, causal agent of red leaf blotch of soybean, reveals an abundance of home endonucleases.  In Press: PLOS ONE.

 

Abstracts and Posters


Lizbeth Peña Zuñiga, Andrés Espíndola, Hassan Melouk, Akhtar Ali, Cardwell Kitty and Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona. 2017. Detection of cucurbit viruses in Oklahoma combining EDNA with Multiplex RT-PCR coupled with High Resolution Melting.  (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107:S5.36.

Lizbeth Peña, Andrés Espíndola, Patricia Klein, Thomas Debener, Jasper Rees, David Byrne, Kitty Cardwell and Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona. 2017. EDNA-Rose a novel approach for detecting rose viruses combining next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107: S5.58

Patrick Rydzak, Francisco Ochoa-Corona, Anna Whitfield, Astri Wayadande. 2017. Detection and Differentiation of Arthropod-Transmitted Viruses of Cereal Crops Using Multiplex PCR and High Resolution Melting. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107: S5.58

Andrea Salazar, Francisco Ochoa – Corona, and Jennifer Olson. 2017. Assessment of two dyes for visual detection of Rose Rosette Virus by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP). (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107:

K.V. Salinas Villacís, H.F. Spitia-Navarro, J.A. Garcia-Suarez, F.M. OCHOA-CORONA. 2017. Introducing PrimerCHECKER, a PCR primer performance graphic display generator. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 107: S5.59

Rydzak, P., F. Ochoa-Corona, A. Whitfield, and A. Wayadande.  Detection and differentiation of arthropod-  transmitted viruses of cereal crops using multiplex PCR and high resolution melting.  Accepted:    Phytopathology 00:000 (abstract).

 

2016

Peer Reviewed Publications


Blagden, T. Schneider, W., Melcher, U., Daniels, J. and Fletcher, J. 2016. Adaptation and Validation of E-probe Diagnostic Nucleic Acid Analysis for Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Metagenomic Data of Complex Food Matrices. J. Food Protection 79(4):574-581. doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15-440

Moncrief, I., C. Garzon, S. Marek, J. Stack, A. Gamliel, P. Garrido, F. Proano, M. Gard, H. Dehne, and J. Fletcher. 2016. Development of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for discrimination among isolates of Fusarium proliferatum. J. Molec. Methods 126:12-17.

Hu, L., L. Ma, S. Zheng, H. Wang, E. W. Brown, T. S. Hammack, and G. Zhang. 2016. Evaluation of 3M Molecular Detection System and ANSR Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Detection of Salmonella from Egg Products.  Poultry Sci. (Accepted).

Timmons, C.  E. Trees, E. M. Ribot, P. Gerner-Smidt, P. Lafon, S. Lm, and L. Ma.  2016.  Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis for strain discrimination of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. J. Microbiol.  Methods.  125: 70-80.

Blagden, T., W. Schneider, U. Melcher, J. Daniels, and J. Fletcher. 2016. Adaptation and validation of E-probe diagnostic nucleic acid analysis for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in metagenomics data of complex food matrices.  J. Food Sci. pp.

Moncrief, I., C. Garzon, S. Marek, J. Stack, A. Gamliel, P. Garrido, F. Proano, M. Gard, H. Dehne, and J. Fletcher. 2016. Development of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers for discrimination among isolates of Fusarium proliferatum. J. Molec. Methods 126:12-17.

Hu, L., L. Ma, S. Zheng, H. Wang, E. W. Brown, T. S. Hammack, and G. Zhang. 2016. Evaluation of 3M Molecular Detection System and ANSR Pathogen Detection System for Rapid Detection of Salmonella from Egg Products.  Poultry Sci. DOI: 10.3382/ps/pew399.

Timmons, C.  E. Trees, E. M. Ribot, P. Gerner-Smidt, P. Lafon, S. Lm, and L. Ma.  2016.  Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis for strain discrimination of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. J. Microbiol.  Methods.  125: 70-80.

Shefali Dobhal, Jennifer D. Olson, Mohammad Arif, Johnny A. Garcia Suarez, Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona. 2016. A simplified strategy for sensitive detection of Rose rosette virus compatible with three RT-PCR chemistries. J. of Virological Methods. Vol. 232: 47–56.

Binoy Babu, Ayyamperumal Jeyaprakash, Debra Jones, Timothy S. Schubert, Carlye Baker, Brian K. Washburn, Steven H. Miller, Kristina Poduch, Gary W. Knox, Francisco M. Ochoa-Corona, Mathews L. Paret. 2016. Development of a rapid, sensitive TaqMan real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of Rose rosette virus using multiple gene targets. Journal of Virological Methods. Vol. 235: 41–50.

 

Abstracts and Posters


Larrea-Sarmiento, A.E., Arif, M., Olmedo-Velarde, A., Jen Olson , Ochoa-Corona, F.M. 2016. Sensitive detection and discrimination of HPWMoV, WSMV and TriMV using multiplex RT-PCR (PART II): Discrimination and detection of populations by high resolution melting. CIBB-FP-EO-012. Pag. 39.

García-Suarez, J. A., Dobhal, S., Ochoa-Corona. F.M. 2016.Virus detection of Tobamovirus with wide spectrum degenerate oligonucleotides by TD-RT-PCR high resolution melting. CIBB-FP-EO-013. Pag. 40.

Olmedo-Velarde, A. Larrea-Sarmiento, A.E., Flores, F.J., Elbeaino, T., Ochoa-Corona, F.M. 2016.Toward a broad detection of Emaravirus species: qRT-PCR-HRM and endpoint RT-PCR. CIBB-FP-EO-014. Pag.41.

Ochoa-Corona, F.M., Daniels, J. Gallucci-Mazziero B., Carrillo-Tarazona Y., Cardozo-Burgos C., Ochoa F.M. 2016.Toward broad detection of plant waterborne viruses. CIBB-FP-EO-015. Pag. 42.

Salazar, A., Molina, S., Ochoa-Corona, F.M., Olson, J. 2016. Detección de Rose rosette virus mediante el método de amplificación isotérmica de ácidos nucleicos LAMP (LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION). CIBB-FP-EO-016. Pag. 43.

Olmedo-Velarde, A., Larrea-Sarmiento, A. E., Ochoa-Corona, F. M.  2016. Discriminating Potexvirus species by qRT-PCR coupled to high resolution melting. CIBB-FP-CA-002. Pag. 63.

Larrea-Sarmiento, A.,  M. Arif, F. Ochoa-Corona, A. Olmedo-Velarde, J. Olson.   2016. Sensitive detection and discrimination of HPWMoV, WSMV and TriMV using multiplex RT-PCR and High Resolution Melting: Part II. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.116.

Turizo, W., O. Oliveros, F. Ochoa-Corona. 2016. Three genomic regions of Cilevirus allows detection and discrimination of two related species infecting citrus. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.116.

Salazar Aguirre, A.,  S. Molina Cárdenas, F. Ochoa-Corona, J. Olson. 2016. Rose rosette virus detection using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)  (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.117.

Babu, B.,  B. Washburn, S. Miller, F. Ochoa-Corona, G. Knox. 2016. Development of a field-based detection technique for Rose rosette virus using isothermal reverse transcription-recombinase polymerase amplification. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.117.

Ochoa-Corona, F., Y. Carrillo Tarazona.  2016. Validation of RT-PCR High Resolution Melting as a detection method of Tombusvirus. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.117.

Garcia Suarez J., S. Dobhal, F. Ochoa-Corona. 2016.  Virus detection of Tobamovirus with wide spectrum degenerate oligonucleotides by TD RT-PCR High Resolution Melting. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Olmedo-Velarde, A., F. Ochoa-Corona.  2016. Discriminating Potexvirus species by RT-PCR coupled to High Resolution Melting. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Daniel, J., B. Gallucci Mazziero, B. Dunn , F. Ochoa-Corona.  2016. A preemptive detection system to screen water for the presence of plant viruses. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Peña Zuniga, L., F. Ochoa-Corona, A. Ali.  Multiplex RT-PCR detection of eight viruses infecting cucurbits and discrimination using High Resolution Melting analysis 2016.  (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Peña-Zúñiga, L.,  A. Espíndola, H. Melouk, A. Ali and F. M. Ochoa-Corona. Broad detection of cucurbit viruses in Oklahoma combining EDNA with Multiplex RT-PCR coupled with High Resolution melting. APS San Antonio 2017. Speaker

Olmedo-Velarde, A.,  F. Ochoa-Corona, T. Elbeaino. 2016. Toward broad detection of Emaraviruses: Endpoint RT-PCR. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Gallucci Mazziero, B.. 2016. Waterborne plant virus sampling and detection in aqueous environment. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.118.

Molina Cárdenas, S., A. Salazar Aguirre, F. Ochoa-Corona, J. Olson.   2016. Fluorogenic Detection of Plant Viruses by Helicase Dependent Amplification with Self-Quenched Primers. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.9.

Ochoa-Corona, F., A. A.M. Salazar Aguirre, S. Molina Cárdenas, A. Olmedo-Velarde, S. Dobhal, J. Olson, B. Babu, M. Paret. 2016. Development of efficient diagnostic tools to enable rapid, easy-to-use, accurate and affordable detection of Rose rosette virus.  (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S4.178.

 

2015

Peer Reviewed Publications


Dobhal, S., Zhang, G., Gautam, D., Fletcher, J. and Ma L. 2015. Unieven distribution of microorganisms on the surface of field-grown cantaloupes.  Food Control 185-189.  DOI:10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.07.002

Erickson, M.C., Ma, L., and Doyle, M.P. 2015, Clostricium botulinum toxin production in relation to spoilage of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) packaged in films of varying oxygen permeability withy different atmospheres. J. Food Prot. 78(11):2006-2018.

Erickson, M.C., Ma, L., and Doyle, M.P. Development of models to relate micrbiological and headspace volatile parameters in stored Atlantic salmon to acceptance and willingness to prepare the product by senior consumers.  J. Food Prot. 78(12):2156-2169.

Ochoa-Coronoa, F.M., Lebas, B.S.M., Ward L.I. 2015. New Zealand stresses that it is High Plains virus free, and the virus struggles with an identity crisis.  J. Virol. 89:7439-7440.

Arif M., Opit G., Mendoza-Yerbafria A., Dobhal s>, Li Z., Cucerova Z et al. 2015. Array of synthetic oligonucleotides to generate unique multi-target artificial positive controls and molecular probe-based discrimination of Liposcelis spp.  PLoS One 10(6):e0129810. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129810

Yasaka, R., Hoba, K, Schwinghamer M.W., Fletcher, J, Ochoa-Corona F.M., Thomas, J.E., Ho S.Y.W. , Gibbs, A.J. and Ohshima, K. 2015. Phylodynamic evidence of the migration of turnip mosaic potyvirus from Europe to Australia and New Zealand. J. Gen Virol. 96:710-7613 doi:10.1099/jgv.0.000007

Espindola A.S., Schneider W., Hoyt P., Marek, S.M., Garzon C.D. 2015.  A new approach for detecting fungal and oomycete plant pathogens in next generation sequencing metagenome data utilizing electronic probes.  Int’ J. Data Mining Bioinformatics.

Weiland, J.E., Garido, P., Kamvar, Z.N., Espindola, A.S., Marek, S.M., Grunwald, N.J., Garzon, C.D. 2015. Population structure of Pythium irregular, P. ultimatum and P. sylvaticum in forest nursery solis of Oregon and Washington. Phytopathology. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25607720

Dobhal S., Arif, M., Olsen, J., Mendoza-Yerbafria, A, Aguilar-Moreno, S., Perez-Garcia M., and Ochoa-Corona, F.M. 2015. Sensitive detection and discrimination method for studying multiple infections of five major plant viruses infecting ornamental plants in nursery environments.  Ann Appl Biol. 166:286-296.

Ramm, C., Wayadande, A., Baird K., Nandakumar R., Madayiputhia, N., Amundsen, K., Donze, T., Baxendale, F., Heng-Moss, T., 2015. Morphology and proteome characterizatioj of the salivary glands of the Westerns chinch bug, Blissus occiduus (Hemiptera:Blissidae. J. Econ. Entomol.  108:2055-2064.

Hung, K.Y., Michailides T.J., Milar J.G., Wayadande, A., Gerry A.C. 2015. House fly (Musca domestica L.) attraction to insect honeydew.  PLosOne 10(5):e124746. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.o124746

Andreason, S., Gard, M., and Wayadande, A. 2015.  Detection of the red streaked leafhopper, Balclutha rubrostriata (Melichor) (Hemiptera:Cicadellidae) on an invasive grass species in Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist 40(3):479-485.

 

Book Chapters


Fletcher, J., and Hunger, R.M. 2015. Bioethics and agriculture. In:S.Morse and R. Murch, eds. Bioethics and the Life Sciences: Challenges in a Globalized World.  Wiley and Sons, Inc.  August 2015

Allen, C.C., Burge C., Daszak, Pl, Genovesi, P., Fletcher, J., Formenty, P., Harvell, D., Karesh, W.B., Kock, R., Loh E.H., Lubroth, J., Machalaba, C., Smith K.M., Stoett, P., Young, H.S. (and Coordinating authors: W.B. Karesh and P. Formenty) 2015. “Infections Diseases.” In: State of Knowledge Review: Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health.  Convention on Biological Diversity and World Health Organization. Montreal

 

 

2004-2014

 

Microbial Forensics


Budowle, B. S. Minot, N. Connell, A. Bielecka, R. Colwell, C. Corbett, M. Forsman, D. Kadavy, A. Markotic, S. Morse, R. Murch, S. Schmedes, K. Ternus, S. Turner, and J. Fletcher. 2014.  Validation of high throughput sequencing and microbial forensics applications.  Invest. Genet.  5: 9.  doi:10.1186/2041-2223-5-9

J. Fletcher, F. Ochoa-Corona, and M. Payton.  Ch 7.  Plant Disease Diagnostics for Forensic Applications - In:  Detection and Diagnostics of Plant Pathogens  Series: Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Vol. 5, 200 pp.   L. Gullino and P. Bonants, eds, 2014.

Kamenidou, S., R. Jain, K. Hari, J. Robinson, and J. Fletcher.  2013.  Microbial Rosetta Stone Central Agricultural Database: An information resource on high consequence plant pathogens.  Plant Dis. 97:1097-1102.

Caasi, D., M. Arif, M. Payton, U. Melcher, L. Winder, and F. Ochoa-Corona. 2013.  A multi-target, non-infectious and clonable artificial positive control for routine PCR-based asays.  J. Microbiol. Methods.  95: 229-234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2013.08.017

Arif, M. F. Ochoa-Corona, S. Marek, U. Melcher, and J. Fletcher.  2013.  Multi-gene based detection and identification of Phymatotichopsis omnivora for enhanced reliability and accuracy.  Appl. Env. Microbiol. 79: 2312-2320.  10.1128/AEM.03239-12 AEM.03239-12.

Arif, M., J. fletcher, S. Marek, U. Melcher, and F. Ochoa-Corona.  2013.  Development of a rapid, sensitive, and field-deployabe Razor Ex biodetection system and quantitative PCR assay for detection of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora using multiple  gene targets.  Appl. Env. Microbiol.  79:2312

Fletcher, J. 2008. Plant pathogen forensics. Pp. 265-269 in Yearbook of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill.

J. Fletcher, U. Melcher, D. G. Luster, and J. L. Sherwood. 2008. Microbial Forensics and Plant Pathogens: Attribution of Agricultural Crime. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Fletcher, J. 2008. The need for forensic tools in a balanced national agricultural security program. Pp. 93-101 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Budowle, B., S.E. Schutzer, J.P. Burans, D.J. Beecher, T.A. Cebula, R. Chakraborty, W.T. Cobb, J. Fletcher, M.L. Hale, R.B. Harris, M.A. Heitkamp, F.P. Keller, C. Kuske, J.E. LeClerc, B.L. Marrone, T.S. McKenna, S.A. Morse, L.L. Rodriguez, N.B. Valentine and J. Yadev. 2006. Quality sample collection, handling and preservation for an effective microbial forensics program. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 72:6431-6438.

 

General Agricultural Biosecurity


Arif, M. S. Aguilar-Moreno, A. Wayadande, J. Fletcher, and F. Ochoa-Corona.  2014.  Primer modification improves rapid and sensitive in vitro and field deployable assays for detection of High plains virus variants.  Applied and Env. Microbiol.  80: 320-327.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.02340-13.

Fletcher, J., D. Franz, and J.E. LeClerc. 2009. Healthy Plants: Necessary for a Balanced 'One Health' Concept. Veterinaria Italiana Volume 45 (1) / January - March 2009. http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2009/45_1/45_1.htm

Fletcher, J. 2008. The case for international cooperation as a strategy to achieve crop biosecurity. Pp. 111-120 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Fletcher, J., Gamliel, A., and Stack, J.P. 2008. Crop biosecurity: Definitions and role in food safety and food security. Pp. 1-10 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gamliel, A. and Fletcher, J. 2008. Crop biosecurity: Containment and eradication of invasive pathogens. Pp. 73-92 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Gamliel, A., Fletcher, J., and Stack, J.P. 2008. Crop and food biosecurity research: Luxury or need? Pp. 121-124 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Gamliel, A., Fletcher, J. 2008. Evaluation of critical issues and identification of research and investment needs in crop biosecurity in Europe. Pp. 125-134 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., J. Fletcher and J.P. Stack, eds. 2008. Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings, NATO Project. Springer Science & Business Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Fletcher, J. and J. Stack. 2007. Agricultural Biosecurity: Threats and Impacts for Plant Resources. In: Microbial Threats. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

Stack, J.P. and J. Fletcher. 2007. Plant Biosecurity Infrastructure for Disease Surveillance and Diagnostics. In: Microbial Threats. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

Fletcher, J. 2004. Actions and infrastructure for biosecurity in agriculture. Proceedings of the World Soybean Research Congress, Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

Fletcher, J. 2004. Plant health and security in the age of genomics. APS Presidential Address. Phytopathology 94: publication no. P-2003-1110-01O.

Sherwood, J.L., J. Fletcher and J. Swyers. 2003. Crop biosecurity: Are we prepared? APS White Paper, May 2003.

Fletcher, J. and R.J. Cook. 2003. Scientific openness and national security. Phytopathology News 37: 30-31.

 

DNA Analysis


Allen R.W., Pogemiller J., Joslin J., Gulick, M., and Pritchard, J.K. STR typing with DNA recovered from touch transfer evidence: Parameters affecting yield of recovered human DNA. International J. Forensic Identification (in press).

Allen, R.W. Identification through DNA analysis in criminal and family relatedness investigations. In: Handbook of Molecular Diagnositics (Eds. Grody W.W., Nakamura R.M., and Strom C.) Elsivier, San Diego, CA (in press).

Allen, R.W., Fu, J., Reid, T.M., and Baird M. (2007) Considerations for the interpretation of STR results in cases of questioned half sibship. Transfusion 47:515-519.

Allen, R.W. and Fuller, V.M. (2006) Quantitation of human genomic DNA through amplification of the amelogenin locus. J. For. Sci. 51:76-81.

Allen, R.W. (2005) Just how big is DNA based identification? (Editorial) Journal of the Assoc. of Genetic Technologists 31:14.

Allen, R.W. (2005) How much DNA is too much? (Editorial) Journal of the Assoc. of Genetic Technologists 31: 170.

Edwards, M. and Allen R.W. (2004) Characteristics of mutations at the D5S818 locus studied using a tightly linked marker. Transfusion 44:83-90.

Allen R.W., Roby R.K., Harrison C., Eisenberg A.J., and Polesky H.F. ( 2004) Proficiency testing programs for DNA typing laboratories offered by the College of American Pathologists. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:121-124.

Allen R.W., Harman K., and Sieker A. (2004) eDNA: Networking software tailored for identity testing laboratories. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:118-120.

Edwards M., and Allen R.W. (2004) Characteristics of D5S818 mutations revealed through study of a flanking marker. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:118-120.

Harrison, C., Allen R.W., Eisenberg A.J., Polesky H.F., Roby R., Young C. Te, Walker R., and Zeagler D. (2004) Phenotype versus genotype reporting for DNA polymorphisms. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:526-528.

Allen, R.W. and Pritchard, J.K. (2004) Resolution of a serum sample mixup through the use of STR DNA typing. Transfusion 44: 1750-1754.

Allen, R.W., Eisenberg A., Harrison C., Walker R.H., Young C.T., Zeagler D.L., Roby R., and Polesky H.F. (2003) Grading of qualitative and quantitative responses in the PI proficiency survey of the College of American Pathologists for mailings in 1997-2000. Progress in Forensic Genet. 1239: 825-829.

 

Food Safety


Gautam, D., S. Dobhal, M. Payton, J. Fletcher and L. Ma. 2014.  Surface survival and internalization of Salmonella enterica through natural cracks on developing cantaloupe fruits, alone or in the presence of the melon wilt pathogen, Erwinia tracheiphila.  PloS One e105248.

Wasala, L., J. Talley, U. Desilva, J. Fletcher, and A. Wayadande.  2013.  Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach by house flies (Musca domestica).  Phytopathology  103: 373-380.

Fletcher, J. and J. Leach.  2013.  Human pathogens on plants: Perspectives on a multidisciplinary research agenda for the future.  Phytopathology  103: 306-315.

Mitra, R., E. Cuesta-Alonso, A. Wayadande, J. Talley, S. Gilliland, and J. Fletcher. 2009. Colonization, internalization and movement of Escherichia coli 0157:H7, an enterobacterial human pathogen, in Spinacea oleracea. J. Food Prot. (accepted, in press, March 2009).

Talley, J. L., A. C. Wayadande, L. P. Lokuralilage, A. Gerry, J. Fletcher, U. Desilva and S. E. Gilliland. 2009. Association of E. coli O157:H7 with filth flies (Muscidae, Calliphoridae) captured in leafy greens fields and experimental transmission to spinach leaves by house flies (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Food Prot. (accepted, in press, March 2009).