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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Bonnie Ownley, Professor

Recent Publications

Fajolu, O. L., A. L. Vu, M. M. Dee, J. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley. 2012. First report of leaf spot and necrotic roots on switchgrass caused by Curvularia lunata var. aeria in the United States. Plant Disease 96:1372

Vu, A. L., M. M. Dee, T. Russell, J. Zale, K. D. Gwinn, and B.H. Ownley. 2012. First report of leaf spot caused by Alternaria alternata on switchgrass in Tennessee. Plant Disease 96:763.

Hadžiabdic, D., X. Wang, P.A. Wadl, T.A. Rinehart, B.H. Ownley, and R.N. Trigiano. 2012. Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tree Genetics and Genomes 8:855-871.

Dean, D., P.A. Wadl, X. Wang, W.E. Klingeman, B.H. Ownley, T.A. Rinehart, B.E. Scheffler, and R.N. Trigiano. 2011. Screening and characterization of 11 novel microsatellite markers from Viburnum dilatatum. HortScience 46:1456-1459.

Vu, A.L., K.D. Gwinn, and B.H. Ownley. 2011. First report of dollar spot caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on switchgrass in the United States. Plant Dis. 95:1585.

Vu, A.L., M.M. Dee, K.D. Gwinn, and B.H. Ownley. 2011. First report of spot blotch and common root rot caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana on switchgrass in Tennessee. Plant Dis. 95:1195.

Vu, A.L., M.M. Dee, R.J. Gualandi, Jr., S. Huff, J. Zale, K.D. Gwinn, and B.H. Ownley. 2011. First report of leaf spot caused by Bipolaris spicifera on switchgrass in the United States. Plant Dis. 95:1191.

Gwinn, K.D., B.H. Ownley, S.E. Greene, M.M. Clark, C.L. Taylor, T.N. Springfield, D.J. Trently, J.F. Green, A. Reed, and S.L. Hamilton. 2010. Role of essential oils in control of Rhizoctonia damping-off in tomato with bioactive Monarda herbage. Phytopathology 100:493-501.

Hadziabdic, D., B.M. Fitzpatrick, X. Wang, P.A. Wadl, T.A. Rinehart, B.H. Ownley, M.T. Windham, and R.N. Trigiano. 2010. Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood maintained despite massive mortality caused by dogwood anthracnose. Genetica 138:1047-1057.

Ownley, B.H., K.D. Gwinn, F.E. Vega. 2010. Endophytic fungal entomopathogens with activity against plant pathogens: ecology and evolution. BioControl 55:113-128.

Malapi-Nelson, M., R.-H. Wen, B.H. Ownley, M.R. Hajimorad. 2009. Co-infection of soybean with Soybean mosaic virus and Alfalfa mosaic virus results in disease synergism and alteration in accumulation level of both viruses. Plant Dis. 93:1259-1264.

Powell, W.A., W.E. Klingeman, B.H. Ownley, and K.D. Gwinn. 2009. Evidence of endophytic Beauveria bassiana in seed-treated tomato plants acting as a systemic entomopathogen to larval Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Ent. Sci. 44:391-396.

Vega, F.E., M.S. Goettel, M. Blackwell, D. Chandler, M.A. Jackson, S. Keller, M. Koike, N.K. Maniania, A. Monzón, B.H. Ownley, J.K. Pell, D.E.N. Rangel, and H.E. Roy. 2009. Fungal entomopathogens: new insights on their ecology. Fungal Ecology 2: 149-159.

Zale, J. L. Freshour, J. Sorochan, B. Ownley, K. Gwinn, and L. Castlebury. 2008. First report of rust on switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum L.) caused by Puccinia emaculata in Tennessee. Plant Disease 92: 1710.

Bishop, P., J. Sorochan, B.H. Ownley, T.J. Samples, A.S. Windham, M.T. Windham, and R.N. Trigiano. 2008. Resistance of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa to iprodione, propiconazole, and thiophanate-methyl in Tennessee and northern Mississippi. Crop Sci . 48: 1615-1620.

Canaday, C.H., B.H. Ownley , K.D. Gwinn, C.S. Rothrock, A.P. Keinath, and K.W. Seebold. 2008. Effects of biocontrol agents versus a fungicide on growth, yield, and diseases of broccoli in Tennessee, 2007-2008. Plant Disease Management Reports 2: V145.

Leckie, B.M., B.H. Ownley, R.M. Pereira, W.E. Klingeman, C.J. Jones, and K.D. Gwinn. 2008. Mycelia and spent fermentation broth of Beauveria bassiana incorporated into synthetic diets affect mortality, growth and development of larval Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Biocontrol Sci Technol 18: 697-710.

Ownley, B.H., M.R. Griffin, W.E. Klingeman, K.D. Gwinn, J.K. Moulton, and R.M. Pereira. 2008. Beauveria bassiana : endophytic colonization and plant disease control. J. Invertebra. Pathol. 98: 267-270.

Ownley, B.H. , K.D. Gwinn, M.M. Dee, C.H. Canaday, A.P. Keinath, C.S. Rothrock, and K.W. Seebold. 2008. Effects of biocontrol agents on growth, yield, and root disease of broccoli in East Tennessee, 2007-08. Plant Disease Management Reports 2: V155.

Keinath, A.P., V.B. DuBose, C.H. Canaday, C.S. Rothrock, B.H. Ownley , and K.D. Gwinn. 2008. Evaluation of biological controls against wirestem of broccoli in South Carolina, 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports 2: V152.

Trigiano, R.N., B.H. Ownley, A.N. Trigiano, J. Coley, K.D. Gwinn, and J.K. Moulton. 2008. Two simple and inexpensive laboratory exercises for teaching agarose gel electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting. HortTechnology: 18: 177-188 .

Zale, J. L. Freshour, J. Sorochan, B. Ownley, K. Gwinn, and L. Castlebury. 2008. First report of rust on switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum L.) caused by Puccinia emaculata in Tennessee. Plant Disease 92: ( in press).

Benson, D.M., and B.H. Ownley . 2007. Laboratory exercises with soilborne plant pathogens. Pages 235-252 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises . 2nd Edition. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL.

Gwinn, K.D., Ownley, B.H. , and S.E. Greene. 2007. Impact of Monarda herbage on growth of rooted cuttings. Proc. S. Nurs. Assoc. Res. Conf. 52:293-296 .

Hadziabdic, D., X. Wang, R.N. Trigiano, B.M. Fitzpatrick, B.H. Ownley , M.T. Windham, T.A. Rinehart, and Q. Xiang. 2007. Genetic diversity of flowering dogwood ( Cornus florida L.) in the southeastern United States. Proc. S. Nurs. Assoc. Res. Conf. 52: 334-338 .

Ownley, B.H., and D.M. Benson. 2007. Soilborne plant pathogens. Pages 217-234 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises . 2nd Edition. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL.

Ownley, B.H., and M. Windham. 2007. Biological control of plant pathogens (Revised). Pages 423-436 in: Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises . 2nd Edition. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham, eds., Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Rotan, FL.

 

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