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Scientific papers relating to Rhodococcus and Agrobacterium



Procedure for isolating Rhodococcus fascians (pdf)

Protocol for isolation of Agrobacterium


The use of Pseudomonas fluorescens A506 and
Agrobacterium radiobacter K1026 for management of crown gall in herbaceous perennials

PCR detection of pathogenic Rhodococcus fascians and Agrobacterium tumefaciens on herbaceous perennials

Pathogenicity testing of Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Rhodococcus fascians isolates on micropropagated plants

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection of Rhodococcus fascians on ornamentals

Use of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a diagnostic tool in a university plant diagnostic laboratory


Putnam M.L. and M. Miller. 2006. Pathogenic isolates of Rhodococcus fascians from new hosts in the United States. Plant Disease 90:526

Putnam M.L. and M.L. Miller. 2007. Rhodococcus fascians in Herbaceous Perennials Plant Disease 91:1064-1076

Serdani, M., M. Curtis, M.L. Miller, J. Kraus and M.L.Putnam. 2013. Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Polymerase Chain Reaction Methods for Specific and Rapid Detection of Rhodococcus fascians. Plant Disease 97:517-529

Creason A.L., Davis E.W. II, Putnam M.L., Vandeputte O.M. and Chang J.H. 2014 Use of whole genome sequences to develop a molecular phylogenetic framework for Rhodococcus fascians and the Rhodococcus genus. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:406. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00406 

Creason A.L., Vandeputte O.M., Savory E.A., Davis E.W. II, Putnam M.L., et al. 2014 Analysis of genome sequences from plant pathogenic Rhodococcus reveals genetic novelties in virulence loci. PLoS ONE 9(7): e101996. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101996