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  • Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Indices to Detect Water Stress for an Urban Turfgrass System 

    Badzmierowski, Mike J.; McCall, David S.; Evanylo, Gregory (MDPI, 2019-08-08)
    Spectral reflectance measurements collected from hyperspectral and multispectral radiometers have the potential to be a management tool for detecting water and nutrient stress in turfgrass. Hyperspectral radiometers collect ...
  • Roland Jay Stipes 

    Roane, Curtis W. (Virginia Tech, 2003)
    An overview of the career of Roland Stipes, Professor of Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech, including graduate student advisees and an extensive publications list.
  • Comparative Metabolomics of Early Development of the Parasitic Plants Phelipanche aegyptiaca and Triphysaria versicolor 

    Clermont, Kristen; Wang, Yaxin; Liu, Siming; Yang, Zhenzhen; dePamphilis, Claude W.; Yoder, John I.; Collakova, Eva; Westwood, James H. (MDPI, 2019-06-13)
    Parasitic weeds of the family Orobanchaceae attach to the roots of host plants via haustoria capable of drawing nutrients from host vascular tissue. The connection of the haustorium to the host marks a shift in parasite ...
  • Perspectives on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and the Cyberbiosecurity of Freshwater Systems 

    Schmale, David G., III; Ault, Andrew P.; Saad, Walid; Scott, Durelle T.; Westrick, Judy A. (Frontiers, 2019-06-04)
    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been observed in all 50 states in the U.S., ranging from large freshwater lakes, such as the Great Lakes, to smaller inland lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, as well as marine coastal areas ...
  • Birch leaves and branches as a source of ice-nucleating macromolecules 

    Felgitsch, Laura; Baloh, Philipp; Burkart, Julia; Mayr, Maximilian; Momken, Mohammad E.; Seifried, Teresa M.; Winkler, Philipp L.; Schmale, David G. III; Grothe, Hinrich (European Geosciences Union, 2018-11-08)
    Birch pollen are known to release ice-nucleating macromolecules (INM), but little is known about the production and release of INM from other parts of the tree. We examined the ice nucleation activity of samples from 10 ...
  • Remote collection of microorganisms at two depths in a freshwater lake using an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) 

    Powers, Craig; Hanlon, Regina; Schmale, David G. III (PeerJ, 2018-01-26)
    Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned ...
  • Local finite-time Lyapunov exponent, local sampling and probabilistic source and destination regions 

    BozorgMagham, A.E.; Ross, S.D.; Schmale, D.G. III (European Geosciences Union, 2015)
    The finite-time Lyapunov exponent (FTLE) is a powerful Lagrangian concept widely used for describing large-scale flow patterns and transport phenomena. However, field experiments usually have modest scales. Therefore, it ...
  • Application of alignment-free bioinformatics methods to identify an oomycete protein with structural and functional similarity to the bacterial AvrE effector protein 

    Deb, Devdutta; Mackey, David; Opiyo, Stephen O.; McDowell, John M. (PLOS, 2018-04-11)
    Diverse plant pathogens export effector proteins to reprogram host cells. One of the most challenging goals in the molecular plant-microbe field is to functionally characterize the complex repertoires of effectors secreted ...
  • Comparing time series transcriptome data between plants using a network module finding algorithm 

    Lee, Jiyoung; Heath, Lenwood S.; Grene, Ruth; Li, Song (2019-06-01)
    Abstract Background Comparative transcriptome analysis is the comparison of expression patterns between homologous genes in different species. Since most molecular mechanistic ...
  • Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov., a new phytobacterial species diverse from Pseudomonas syringae 

    Dutta, Bhabesh; Gitaitis, Ronald; Agarwal, Gaurav; Coutinho, Teresa; Langston, David (PLOS, 2018-12-06)
    We propose Pseudomonas coronafaciens sp. nov. as a new species in genus Pseudomonas, which is diverse from P. syringae. We also classified strains from onions which are responsible for yellow bud (YB) disease as P. ...
  • Cowpea chlorotic mottle bromovirus replication proteins support template-selective RNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 

    Sibert, Bryan S.; Navine, Amanda K.; Pennington, Janice; Wang, Xiaofeng; Ahlquist, Paul (PLOS, 2018-12-26)
    Positive-strand RNA viruses generally assemble RNA replication complexes on rearranged host membranes. Alphaviruses, other members of the alpha-like virus superfamily, and many other positive-strand RNA viruses invaginate ...
  • Legume ipmPIPE: A New Option for Generating, Summarizing, and Disseminating Real-Time Pest Data to Stakeholders 

    Langham, M. A. C.; Schwartz, H. F.; Tolin, S. A.; Golod, J.; Laforest, J.; Cardwell, K. F. (Entomological Society of America, 2011-10-01)
    The Legume Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (ipmPIPE) leverages a variety of programs and resources based on data collected from legume sentinel or mobile plots in as many ...
  • Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign 

    Barbieri, Lindsay; Kral, Stephan T.; Bailey, Sean C. C.; Frazier, Amy E.; Jacob, Jamey D.; Reuder, Joachim; Brus, David; Chilson, Phillip B.; Crick, Christopher; Detweiler, Carrick; Doddi, Abhiram; Elston, Jack; Foroutan, Hosein; González-Rocha, Javier; Greene, Brian R.; Guzman, Marcelo I.; Houston, Adam L.; Islam, Ashraful; Kemppinen, Osku; Lawrence, Dale; Pillar-Little, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Shane D.; Sama, Michael P.; Schmale, David G.; Schuyler, Travis J.; Shankar, Ajay; Smith, Suzanne W.; Waugh, Sean; Dixon, Cory; Borenstein, Steve; de Boer, Gijs (MDPI, 2019-05-10)
    Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are rapidly transforming atmospheric research. With the advancement of the development and application of these systems, improving knowledge of best practices for accurate measurement ...
  • “Listening In" on How a Bacterium Takes Over the Plant Vascular System 

    Vinatzer, Boris A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2012-09)
    Bacteria that infect the plant vascular system are among the most destructive kind of plant pathogens because pathogen proliferation in the vascular system will sooner or later shut down the plant’s water and nutrient ...
  • System-level changes following invasion caused by disruption of functional relationships among plant and soil properties 

    Tekiela, Daniel R.; Barney, Jacob (Ecological Society of America, 2015-12)
    The ecological impacts of invasive plants have served to justify the cost of their management, which is estimated to exceed $1 billion annually in the US alone. However, our understanding of the ecological impacts of most ...
  • The iPlant collaborative: cyberinfrastructure for plant biology 

    Goff, Stephen A.; Vaughn, Matthew; McKay, Sheldon; Lyons, Eric; Stapleton, Ann E.; Gessler, Damian; Matasci, Naim; Wang, Liya; Hanlon, Matthew; Lenards, Andrew; Muir, Andy; Merchant, Nirav; Lowry, Sonya; Mock, Stephen; Helmke, Matthew; Kubach, Adam; Narro, Martha; Hopkins, Nicole; Micklos, David; Hilgert, Uwe; Gonzales, Michael; Jordan, Chris; Skidmore, Edwin; Dooley, Rion; Cazes, John; McLay, Robert; Lu, Zhenyuan; Pasternak, Shiran; Koesterke, Lars; Piel, William H.; Grene, Ruth; Noutsos, Christos; Gendler, Karla; Feng, Xin; Tang, Chunlao; Lent, Monica; Kim, Seung-Jin; Kvilekval, Kristian; Manjunath, B. S.; Tannen, Val; Stamatakis, Alexandros; Sanderson, Michael; Welch, Stephen M.; Cranston, Karen A.; Soltis, Pamela; Soltis, Doug; O'Meara, Brian; Ane, Cecile; Brutnell, Tom; Kleibenstein, Daniel J.; White, Jeffery W.; Leebens-Mack, James; Donoghue, Michael J.; Spalding, Edgar P.; Vision, Todd J.; Myers, Christopher R.; Lowenthal, David; Enquist, Brian J.; Boyle, Brad; Akoglu, Ali; Andrews, Greg; Ram, Sudha; Ware, Doreen; Stein, Lincoln; Stanzione, Dan (Frontiers, 2011)
    The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology ...
  • Glutamate receptor homologs in plants: functions and evolutionary origins 

    Price, Michelle Beth; Jelesko, John; Okumoto, Sakiko (Frontiers, 2012)
    The plant glutamate-like receptor homologs (GLRs) are homologs of mammalian ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) which were discovered more than 10 years ago, and are hypothesized to be potential amino acid sensors in ...
  • RNA trafficking in parasitic plant systems 

    LeBlanc, Megan; Kim, Gunjune; Westwood, James H. (Frontiers, 2012)
    RNA trafficking in plants contributes to local and long-distance coordination of plant development and response to the environment. However, investigations of mobile RNA identity and function are hindered by the inherent ...
  • An expanding role for purine uptake permease-like transporters in plant secondary metabolism 

    Jelesko, John G. (Frontiers, 2012)
    For the past decade, our understanding of the plant purine uptake permease (PUP) transporter family was primarily oriented on purine nucleobase substrates and their tissue-specific expression patterns in Arabidopsis. ...
  • Testing the efficiency of plant artificial microRNAs by transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana reveals additional action at the translational level 

    Yu, Shi; Pilot, Guillaume (Frontiers, 2014-11-19)
    Artificial microRNAs (amiRNAs) have become an important tool to assess gene functions due to their high efficiency and specificity to decrease target gene expression. Based on the observed degree of complementarity between ...

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