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Ali ME*, Gunn M, Stackhouse T, Waliullah S, Guo B, Culbreath A, Brenneman T (2021). Sensitivity of Aspergillus flavus Isolates from Peanut Seeds in Georgia to Azoxystrobin, a Quinone outside Inhibitor (QoI) Fungicide. Journal of Fungi. 7(4):284.

Owen Hudson, Sumyya Waliullah, James Fulton, Pingsheng Ji, Nicholas Dufault, Anthony Keinath, and Md Emran Ali* (2021). Marker Development for Differentiation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Niveum Race 3 from Races 1 and 2. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22(2), 822;

Fulton JC, Amaradasa BS, Ertek TS, Iriarte FB, Sanchez T, Ji P, Ali ME, et al. (2021) Phylogenetic and phenotypic characterization of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum isolates from Florida-grown watermelon. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248364.

Ali., ME*, Bennet., A, Stackhouse., T, Waliullah., S, Oliver (2021). First Report of Citrus tristeza virus Infecting Citrus Trees in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease (https://

Rahman MDM, Roy KK, Mustarin K, Ali MDS, Reza MA, Ji P, Ali ME* (2021) A Comparative Study of Wheat Leaf Infection by Bipolaris Sorokiniana on Resistant and Susceptible Wheat Varieties using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Plant Pathol Vol.4 No.3:01


Hudson, O., Waliullah, S., Hand, J., Gazis-Seregina, R., Baysal-Gurel, F., Ali, ME* (2020). Detection of Phytophthora capsici in Irrigation Water using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification. Journal of visualized experiments (160), e61478, doi:10.3791/61478.

Waliullah, S., Ling, K-S., Cieniewicz, EJ., Oliver, JE., Ji, P., Ali, ME* (2020) Development of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Rapid Detection of Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21:1756.

Hudson., O, Ji., P, Ali., EM*. 2020. Draft Whole Genome Sequences of Three Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Isolates Used in Designing Markers for Race Differentiation. Microbiology Resource Announcements: 9 (42) e01004-20; DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01004-20).

Tammy Stackhouse, Alfredo D. Martinez-Espinoza, and Emran Ali* (2020). Turfgrass Disease Diagnosis: Past, Present, and Future. Plants 9(11):1544. DOI: 10.3390/plants9111544

Waliullah, S., Bell, J., Jagdale, G., Stackhouse, T., Hajihassani, A., Brenneman, T., Ali, ME* (2020). Rapid detection of pecan root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne partityla, in laboratory and field conditions using loop-mediated isothermal amplification. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0228123.

Sapkota, S., Martinez-Espinoza, A., Ali, ME., Vermeer, C., Bahri, B (2020).Taxonomical identification of Clarireedia species causing dollar spot disease of turfgrass in Georgia. Plant Disease (

Jagdale, G., Ali, ME., Waliullah, S., Hajihassani, A., Martin, K., Martinez-Espinoza, A (2020). First Report of the Spiral Nematode Helicotylenchus microlobus Infecting Paspalum vaginatum, seashore paspalum turfgrass in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease (

Ali, ME*., Hudson, O., Waliullah, S., Cook, J., Brannen, P (2020). Sensitivity of Colletotrichum Isolates Collected from Strawberries in Georgia to Pyraclostrobin, a Quinone Outside Inhibitor (QoI) Fungicide. Plant Health Progress 21:1, 69-70.

Stackhouse., T, Waliullah., S, Oliver., J, Williams-Woodward., J and Ali., ME* (2020). First Report of Hop stunt viroid Infecting Citrus Trees in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease (

Ali, ME*., Hudson, O., Waliullah, S., Ji, P., Williams-Woodward, J., Oliver, J (2020). First Report of Bacterial Leaf Scorch Disease of American Elm Caused by Xylella fastidiosa in Georgia, U.S.A. Plant Disease (

 Oliver, J., Ali, ME., Waliullah, S., Price, J., Warren, J., Jacobs, J., Hoppers, A., Evans, R., Dowdy, M., Curry, S., (2020). Huanglongbing, caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, detected in new locations across southern and coastal Georgia. Plant Health Progress (


Waliullah, S., Hudson, O., Oliver, J., Brannen, P., Ji, P., Ali, ME*(2019). Comparative analysis of different molecular and serological detection methods of Xylella fastidiosa in blueberry. PLOS ONE 14(9): e0221903

Ali, ME*, Hudson, O., Hemphill, WH., Brenneman, TB., Oliver, JE (2019). First Report of Resistance to Pyraclostrobin, Boscalid, and Thiophanate-methyl in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides from Blueberry in Georgia. Plant Health Progress; 10:261-262 (

S. Waliullah., Fonsah, EG., Ji, P., Ali, ME* (2019). First Report of Banana Streak Virus Infecting Bananas (Musa spp.) in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease:

Hajihassani, A., Rutter, W., Schwarz, T., Woldemeskel, M., Ali, ME., Hamidi, N (2019). Characterization of Resistance to Major Tropical Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in Solanum sisymbriifolium. Phytopathology 110(3). (

Ali ME*, Hudson, O., Waliullah, S., Brock, J., Hayes, B., Williams-Woodward, J., Oliver, JE (2019). First Report of Downy Mildew on Blackberry Caused by Peronospora sparsa in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease (

Hua, GK., Ali, ME., Ji, P (2019). Characterization of bacterial pathogens causing fruit soft rot and stem blight of bell pepper in Georgia, USA. Journal of Plant Pathology 102: 311–318.

Ali, ME*., Hajihassani, A., Waliullah, S., Cipollini, M., Ji, P., Brenneman, T (2019). First Report of Meloidogyne javanica Infecting American Chestnut Trees (Castanea dentata) in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease (

Hudson, O., Buchholz, B., Doyle, V., Sundue, MA(2019) Multilocus phylogeny of Acrospermaceae: New epibiotic species and placement of Gonatophragmium, Pseudovirgaria, and Phaeodactylium anamorphs, Mycologia, 111:6, 1041-1055, DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2019.1668905

Kang, H., Csinos, A., Wang, L., Hudson, O., Ali, ME., Ji, P (2019). Development of Integrated Approaches for Managing Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon. HORTSCIENCE 54 (9), S338-S338.

Li, Y., Jiang, W., Zhang, Q., Ali, E., Ji, P., Pan, H., Sun, L (2019). Population structure and genetic diversity of Setosphaeria turcica from corn in Heilongjiang province, China. J Appl Microbiol, 127: 1814-1823. doi:10.1111/jam.14449M.

Nishiguchi, M., Ali, ME., Hui, C., Masayuki, I., Kobayashi, K (2019). Resistance Breeding through RNA silencing of Host Factor Involved in Virus Replication ”.Antiviral Resistance in Plants: Methods and Protocols; Book chapter: Method of Molecular Biology; DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9635-3_14

Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, R., Liu, J., Ali, ME., Ji, P., Pan, P (2019). Occurrence of seedling blight caused by Fusarium tricinctum on rice in China. Plant Disease (


Ali, EM. and Amiri, A (2018). Selection Pressure Pathways and Mechanisms of Resistance to the Demethylation Inhibitor-Difenoconazole in Penicillium expansum of pome fruit. Front. Microbiol. 9:2472. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02472.

Ali, ME., Ishii, Y., Taniguchi, J., Waliullah, S., Kobayashi, K., Yaeno, T., Nishiguchi, M. (2018). Conferring virus resistance in tomato by independent RNA silencing of three tomato homologs of Arabidopsis TOM1. Archives of Virology 163(5), 1357-1362.

Ali, ME., Gedling, CR., Gunadi, A., Finer, JJ., Liu, Y., Yoshikawa, N., Qu, F., Dorrance, A (2018). Identification of Soybean Genotypes Amenable to Apple Latent Spherical Virus-Induced Gene Silencing. Plant Methods, 14(1), p.19.

Ali, EM., Pandit, LK., Mulvaney, KA., Amiri, A. (2018). Sensitivity of Phacidiopycnis spp. Isolates from Pome Fruit to Six Pre- and Postharvest Fungicides. Plant Disease 102(3), 533-539.

Amiri, A., Ali, ME., De Angelis, D., Mulvaney, KA, Pandit, LK (2018) Prevalence and distribution of Penicillium expansum and Botrytis cinerea in apple packinghouses across Washington State and their sensitivity to the postharvest fungicide-pyrimethanil. Acta Horticulturae.