University of Kentucky

Online Publications

Filter by Author

Bernadette Amsden

2010 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1/28/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Bernadette Amsden, Paul Bachi,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)

The UK Nursery and Landscape Program coordinates the efforts of faculty, staff, and students in several departments within the College of Agriculture tor the benefit of the Kentucky nursery and landscape industry.

web only | 29 pages | 15,271 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 629 kb

Real-time PCR Detection of Xylella fastidiosa is Independent of Sample Storage Time and Temperature
11/1/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Bernadette Amsden, John Hartman,
 Departments: Plant Pathology
 Series: Miscellaneous Plant Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-MISC series)
 Tags: plant diseases

The xylem-limited bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, first associated with Pierce's disease of grapevines and alfalfa dwarf disease in 1973 (4) continues to be an economically important pathogen of several commercial crops. It also causes bacterial leaf scorch in urban shade trees such as sycamore, oaks, maples, mulberry, and elm (5). The usual course of action, in an effort to control the spread of this pathogen by insect vectors (9), is to prune out infected branches and vines or to rogue infected plants. Therefore, timely testing of suspect hosts is important.

web only | 7 pages | 3,014 words | 1 download | PDF: 236 kb