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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

Dr. Alison Robertson

Assistant Professor

"Why did you choose a career in plant pathology? It happened by accident. We had a couple of introductory lectures to Plant Pathology in one of my freshman classes and I was fascinated. It doesn’t occur to many people that plants get sick and they need doctors too." Read More