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Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Plant Pathology and Microbiology / Dr. Alison Robertson

Dr. Alison Robertson

  Dr. Alison Robertson
Associate Professor

317 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-6708

 
Lab homepage
  http://www.plantpath.iastate.edu/robertsonlab
 
Educational Background
 

PhD: Clemson University, SC

MS: University of Zimbabwe

 
Research Areas
 

Epidemiology and disease management

 
Publications
 

Robertson A.E., Wechter W.P., Denny, T.P., Fortnum B.A., and Kluepfel, D.A. 2004. Relationship between avirulence gene (avrA) diversity in Ralstonia solanacearum and bacterial wilt incidence. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (in press).

Wechter, P., Williamson, J., Robertson, A. and Kluepfel, D. 2003. A rapid and cost-effective procedure for the extraction of microbial DNA from soil. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 19: 85-91.

Robertson, A. E., Fortnum B. A., Denny T. P., and. Kluepfel D. A. 2001. Diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum in the Southeastern United States. Beitr├Ąge zur Tabakforschung International/International Contributions to Tobacco Research 19:319-327.

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Department Highlights

Robertson Laboratory

Why does a good relationship go bad? Fusarium Verticilliodides

"One of the most commonly found fungi colonizing corn plants isFusarium verticillioides. Infection by this fungus can result in seedling blights, stalk rots, ear rots and mycotoxin contamination of corn."Read More