Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Dr. John Hill

Dr. John Hill

  Dr. John Hill

401 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-3561

Educational Background

 Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1971

M.S. University of Minnesota, 1966
Courses Taught

 Plant Virology (PlPa 509)

 Biology of Plant Pathogens (virology section) (PlPa 503)

Research Areas

Soybean functional genomics, epidemiology, and disease management


Rohozinski, J., A. H. Epstein, and J. H. Hill. 2001. Probable mechanical transmission of a virus-like agent from rose rosette disease-infected multiflora rose to Nicotiana species. Ann. Appl. Biol. 138:181-186.

Wang, X., Eggenberger, A. L., Nutter, Jr., F. W., and Hill, J. H. 2001. Pathogen-derived transgenic resistance to Soybean mosaic virus in soybean. Mol. Breeding 8:119-127.

Hajimorad, M. R., and J. H. Hill. 2001. Rsv1-mediated resistance against Soybean mosaic virus -N is hypersensitive response-independent at inoculation site, but has the potential to initiate a hypersensitive response-like mechanism. Mol. Plant Micro. Interact. 14:587-598.

Steinlage. T. A., Hill, J. H., and Nutter, Jr., F. W. 2002. Temporal and spatial spread of soybean mosaic virus (SMV) in soybeans transformed with the coat protein gene of SMV. Phytopathology 92:478-486

Giesler, L. J., Ghabrial, S. A., Hunt, T. E., and Hill, J. H. 2002. Bean pod mottle virus. A threat to U. S. soybean production. Plant Disease 86:1280-1289.

Hajimorad, M. R., Eggenberger, A. L., and Hill, J. H. 2003. Evolution of Soybean mosaic virus-G7 molecularly cloned genome in Rsv1-genotype soybean results in emergence of a mutant capable of evading Rsv1-mediated recognition. Virology 314:497-509.

Krell, R. K., Pedigo, L. P., Hill, J. H., and Rice, M. E. 2003. Potential primary inoculum sources of Bean pod mottle virus in Iowa. Plant Disease 87:1416-1422.

Krell, R. K., Pedigo, L. P., Hill, J. H., and Rice, M. E. 2004. Bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) management for reduction of bean pod mottle virus. J. Econ. Entomol. 97:192-202.

Hajimorad, M. R., Eggenberger, A. L., and Hill, J. H. 2005. Loss and gain of elicitor function of soybean mosaic virus G7 provoking Rsv1-mediated lethal systemic hypersensitive response maps to P3. J. Virol. 79:1215-1222.

Hajimorad, M. R., Eggenberger, A. L, and Hill, J. H. 2006. Strain-specific P3 of soybean mosaic virus elicits Rsv1-mediated extreme resistance, but absence of P3 elicitor function alone is insufficient for virulence on Rsv1-genotype soybean. Virology 345:156-166.

Wang, L., Eggenberger, A. L., Hill, J. H., and Bogdanove. A. J. 2006. Pseudomonas syringae effector avrB confers soybean cultivar-specific avirulence on soybean mosaic virus adapted for transgene expression but effector avrPto does not. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 19:304-312.

Hill, J. H., Koval, N. C., Gaska, J. M., and Grau, C. R. 2007. Identification of field tolerance to Bean pod mottle and Soybean mosaic viruses in soybean. Crop Science 47:212-218.

Pedersen, P., Grau, C., Cullen, E., Koval, N., and Hill, J. H. 2007 Potential for integrated management of soybean virus disease. Plant Disease 91:1255-1259.

Bradshaw, J. D., Rice, M. E., and Hill, J. H. 2008. Evaluation of management strategies for bean leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and bean pod mottle virus (Comoviridae) in soybean. J. Econ. Entomol. 101:1211-1227.

Eggenberger, A. L., Hajimorad, M. R., and Hill, J. H. 2008. Gain of virulence on Rsv1-genotype soybeans by an avirulent strain of Soybean Mosaic Virus requires concurrent mutations in both P3 and HC-Pro. MPMI 21:931-936.

Hajimorad, M. R., Eggenberger, A. L., and Hill, J. H. 2008. Adaptation of Soybean mosaic virus avirulent chimeras containing P3 sequences from virulent strains to Rsv1-genotype soybeans is mediated by mutations in HC-Pro. MPMI: 21:937-946.

Zhang, C., Yang, C., Whitham, S. A., and Hill, J. H. 2009. Development and use of an efficient DNA-based viral gene silencing vector for soybean. MPMI 22: 123-131

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Department Highlights

Wise Lab

Transcript Profiling in Host - Pathogen Interactions

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