Phytophthora Research

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Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.


Recent Publications

Challenges and strategies for breeding resistance in Capsicum annuum to the multifarious pathogen, Phytophthora capsici Barchenger, D., K. H. Lamour, and P. Bosland.  2018.  Frontiers Plant Science.

Genome sequence resource for the oomycete taro pathogen Phytophthora colocasiae Vetukuri, R., S. Kushwaha, D. Sen, S. Whisson, K. H. Lamour, and L. Grenville-Briggs.  2018.  Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions.

Intra- and intergenomic variation of ploidy and clonality characterize Phytophthora capsici on Capsicum sp. in Taiwan​​ D. Barchenger, K. H. Lamour, Z. M., Sheu,, and S. Shrestha et al..  2017.  Mycological Progress. [Abstract]

Genetic diversity of Phytophthora capsici recovered from Massachusetts between 1997 and 2014 Rocha, A., J. Hulvey, R. Wick, and S. Shrestha et al..  2017.  Mycological Progress. [Abstract]

Phytophthora colocasiae from Vietnam, China, Hawaii and Nepal: intra- and inter-genomic variations in ploidy and a long-lived, diploid Hawaiian lineage Shrestha, S, H. M. Kelly, K. H. Lamour, et al.  2017.  Mycological Progress. [Abstract]

Genetic analysis of field populations of the plant pathogens Cercospora sojina, Corynespora cassiicola and Phytophthora colocasiae.  Shrestha, S. K.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

An initial assessment of genetic diversity for Phytophthora capsici in Northern and Central Mexico Castro-Rocha, A., S. Shrestha, R. Lyon, G. L. Grimaldo-Pantoja, J. P. Flores-Marges, J. Valero-Galván, M. Aguirre-Ramírez, P. Osuna-Ávila, N. Gómez-Dorantes, G. Ávila-Quezada, S. Fernández-Pavía, and K. H. Lamour.  2016.  Mycological Progress.

Population Structure of Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) in Colombia and Ecuador and Downy Mildew (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae) on Spinach in Arizona and California.  Lyon, R.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

First report of Phytophthora capsici causing damping-off on Capsicum chinense Jacq. in the Yucatan Peninsula Sánchez-Borges, C. A., R. A. Souza-Perera, J. J. Zúńiga-Aguilar, S. Shrestha, and K. H. Lamour.  2015.  Plant Disease.

Phytophthora capsici in China.  Hu, J.  2014.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Loss of heterozygosity drives clonal diversity of Phytophthora capsici in China Hu, J., Y. Diao, Y. Zhou, D. Lin, Y. Bi, R. T. Trout Fryxell, X. Liu, and K. H. Lamour.  2014.  PLoS One, 8(12): e82691. [Abstract]

Illuminating the Phytophthora capsici genome.  Lamour, K. H., J. Hu, V. Lefevbre, J. Mudge, A. Howden, and E. Huitema.  2014.  Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes: Dicot Pathogens, Ralph A. Dean, Ann Lichens-Park and Chittaranjan Kole, Editors.