Recent Research

Friday, October 27, 2017
Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage in Soybeans

Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist | Justin McMechan - Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist | Kyle Broderick - Coordinator of the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles.

Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans. Most commonly it has been found damaging soybeans in south central Nebraska, but it has been expanding to the east, west, and north.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
White Mold Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Nikita Gambhir, a graduate student from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Plant Pathology Department, describes her research with the fungus "White Mold", how she came to Nebraska, and SCimPLE. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Biological Control Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Jessica Soroksky is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She studies in the Plant Pathology Department where her research focuses on biological control. In this video, Jessica talks about how she strives to make a difference in Nebraska agriculture and her passion for science.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017
Bacterial Leaf Streak Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

In the Plant Pathology department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduate student Terra Hartman researches bacterial leaf streak. Terra's goal is to simply learn more about this new type of bacteria that was discovered in Nebraska corn. She is searching for other plants that could also be potentially affected. Terra shares her passion for science and encourages others to pursue scientific questions and careers to make a positive impact in the world.

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Publication: Bangjun Zhou and Lirong Zeng were published in the Plant Methods 2017

Elucidating the role of highly homologous Nicotiana benthamiana ubiquitin E2 gene family members in plant immunity through an improved virus-induced gene silencing approach

Bangjun Zhou, Lirong Zeng

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Publication: Bangjun Zhou was published in the Molecular Plant Pathology

Conventional and unconventional ubiquitination in plant immunity

Bangjun Zhou, Lirong Zeng

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Publication: Bangjun Zhou was published in the Plant Physiology Vol.173

A Subset of Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzymes is Essential for Plant Immunity.

Zhou, B., Mural, R.V., Chen, X., Oates, M.E., Connor, R.A., Martin, G.B., Gough, J. and Zeng, L.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Publication: Van Etten, J.L., Agarkova I., Dunigan D.D. were published in the Viruses 9 (4) 88.

Chloroviruses Have a Sweet Tooth

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Publication: Irina Agarkova, James L. Van Etten were published in the Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Vol.110

Structure of the N-glycans from the chlorovirus NE-JV-1

Immacolata Speciale, Irina Agarkova, Garry A. Duncan, James L. Van Etten, Cristina De Castro

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Publicaion: Van Etten, J.L. was published in the Virology Vol.500

Characterization of a new Chlorovirus type with permissive and non-permissive features on phylogenetically related strains.

Quispe, C.F., Esmael, A., Sonderman, O., McQuinn, M., Agarkova, I., Battah, M., Duncan, G.A., Dunigan, D.D., Smith, T.P.L., De Castro, C., Speciale, I., Ma, F., Van Etten, J.L.

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