Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications, Books and Chapters 2010-2020. A complete list is available here.

PLANT DISEASE ETIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

Nahar, M. S., Naher, N., Alam, M. J., Hussain, M. J., Yasmin, L., Mian, M. Y., Miller, S. A. and Rosa, C. 2020.  Survey, morphology, and white mold disease of country bean (Lablab purpureus L.) caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary in relation with soil physico-chemical properties and weather conditions in Bangladesh. Crop Prot. 135:104825.

Batuman, O., Ciftci, O. C., Osei, M. K., Miller, S. A., Rojas, M. J. and Gilbertson, R. 2019. Rasta disease of tomato in Ghana is caused by pospiviroids Potato spindle tuber viroid and Tomato apical stunt viroid.  Plant Dis. 103:1525-35.

Nahar, M. S., Naher, N., Alam, M. J., Hossain, M. Y., Mian, M. Y., and Miller, S. A. 2019. Variation in isolates of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary causing white mold disease in Bangladesh crops. Crop Prot. 124:104849.

Neufeld, K. N., Keinath, A. P., Gugino, B. K., McGrath, M. T., Sikora, E. J., Miller, S. A., Ivey, M.L., Langston, D. B., Dutta, B., Keever, T., Sims, A. and Ojiambo, P.S. 2018.  Predicting the risk of cucurbit downy mildew in the eastern United States using an integrated aerobiological model.  Int. J. Biometeorol. 62:655-668.

Arinaitwe, W., Ochwo-Ssemakula, M., Mbewe, W. K., Sseruwagi, P., Kyamanywa, S., Erbaugh, Miller, S. and Qu, F. 2018.  Molecular characteristics of Tomato mosaic virus infecting tomato in Uganda. African Crop Sci. J. 26:443-445.

Timilsina, S., Adkison, H., Testen, A. L., Newberry, E. A., Miller, S. A., Paret, M. L., Minsavage, G. V., Goss, E. M., Jones, J. B. and Vallad, G. E. 2017. A novel phylogroup of Pseudomonas cichorii identified following an unusual disease outbreak on tomato.  Phytopathology 107:1298-1304.

Sikirou, R., Beed, F., Ezin, V., Hoteigni J. and Miller, S. A. 2017. Distribution, pathological and biochemical characterization of Ralstonia solanacearum in Benin. Ann. Agric. Sci. 62:83-88.

Arismendi, N. L., Reyes, M., Miller, S. A., Wijeratne, A. J., and Carrillo, R.  2015. Infection of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi’ reduces the protein content and alters the activity of detoxifying enzymes in Amplicephalus curtulus. Entomol. Exper. et Applicata 157:334-345.

Schwartz, A. R., Potnis, N., Timilsina, S., Wilson, M., Patane, J., Martins, J., Minsavage, G. V., Dahlbeck, D., Akhunova, A., Almeida, N., Vallad, G. E., Barak, J. D., White, F. D., Miller, S. A., Ritchie, D., Goss, E., Bart, R. S., Setubal, J. C., Jones, J. B., and Staskawicz, B. J. 2015. Phylogenomics of Xanthomonas field strains infecting pepper and tomato reveals diversity in effector repertoires and identifies determinants of host specificity. Front. Microbiol. 6:535. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00535.

Lamini, S., Cornelius, E. W., Nutsugah, N. S., Aseidu-Coffie, S., Miller, S. and Gilbertson, R. L. 2015.  Molecular identification of bacterial spot of tomato incited by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria, from fields in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and the Upper East regions of Ghana.  Int. J. Res. Agric. Sci. 2: 103-107.

Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Miller, S. A. 2014.  Use of the vital stain FUN-1 indicates viability of Phytophthora capsici propagules and can be used to predict maximum zoospore production. Mycologia 106:362-367.

Adikini, S., Beed, F., Tusiime, G., Tripathi, L., Kyamanywa, S., Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Miller, S. A. 2013.  Spread of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum in banana plants: implications for management of banana Xanthomonas wilt disease. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 35:458-468.

PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS

Yasuhara-Bell, J., Baysal-Gurel, F., Miller, S. A. and Alvarez, A.  2015.  Utility of a loop-mediated amplification assay for detection of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in seeds and plant tissues.  Can. J. Plant Pathol. 37:260-266.

Luster, D., McMahon, M., Edwards, H., Boerma, B., Lewis Ivey, M., Miller, S. A. and Dorrance, A. 2012.  Novel Phakopsora pachyrhizi extracellular proteins are ideal targets for immunological diagnostic assays.  Appl. Env. Microbiol. Vol. 78: 3890-3895.

Lewis Ivey, M. L., Tusiime, G. and Miller, S. A. 2010. A PCR assay for the detection of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum in bananas.  Plant Dis. 94:109-114.

Book chapter

Miller, S. A., Jones, J. B. and Kurowski, C.  2017. Detection of Xanthomonas spp. in tomato and pepper seeds. Chapter 19 IN: Fatmi, M., Walcott, R. and Schaad, N. (eds), Detection of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria in Seed and Other Planting Material, Second Edition.  St. Paul, MN: APS Press. 372 pp.

Miller, S. A., Kinyua, Z. M., Beed, F., Harmon, C. L., Xin, J., Vergot, P., Momol, T., Gilbertson, R. and Garcia, L. 2010. The International Plant Diagnostic Network (IPDN) in Africa: Improving capacity for diagnosing diseases of banana (Musa spp.) and other African crops.  Acta Hort. 879:341-347.

Miller, S. A., Beed, F. and Harmon, C. L. 2009.  Plant disease diagnostic capabilities and networks.  Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 47:15-38.

BIOLUMINESCENT IMAGING OF PHYTOBACTERIA-PLANT INTERACTIONS

Du, H., Zhang, X., Zhang, F., Miller, S. A., Rajashekara, G., Xu, X. and Geng, S. 2017. Evaluation of Ralstonia solanacearum infection dynamics in resistant and susceptible pepper lines using bioluminescence imaging.  Plant Dis. 101:272-278.

Vrisman, C. M., Deblais, L., Rajashekara, G. and Miller, S. A. 2016.  Differential colonization dynamics of cucurbit hosts by Erwinia tracheiphila. Phytopathology 106: 684-692.

Xu, X., Rajashekara, G., Paul, P. and Miller, S. A. 2012.  Colonization of tomato seedlings by bioluminescent Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis under different humidity regimes.  Phytopathology 102:177-84.

Xu, X., Miller, S. A., Baysal-Gurel, F., Gartemann, K.-H., Eichenlaub, R. and Rajashekara, G. 2010.  Bioluminescent imaging of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis infection of tomato seeds and plants.  Appl. Env. Microbiol. 76:3978-3988.

Book chapter

Kassem, I., Splitter, G., Miller, S., Rajashekara, G. 2014. Let there be light! Bioluminescent imaging to study bacterial pathogenesis in live animals and plants. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology. Springer eBook: DOI 10.1007/10_2014_280.

INHIBITORY SMALL MOLECULE DISCOVERY FOR BACTERIAL DISEASE SUPPRESSION

Vrisman, C. M., DeBlais, L., Helmy, Y., Johnson, R., Rajashekara, G. and Miller, S. A. 2020. Discovery and characterization of low molecular weight inhibitors of Erwinia tracheiphila. Phytopathology 110:989-998.

Lu, Y., Deblais, L., Rajashekara, G., Miller, S. A., Helmy, Y. A., Zhang, H., Wu, P., and Xu, X. 2020. High-throughput screening reveals small molecule modulators inhibitory to Acidovorax citrulli. Plant Pathology 69:818-826.

Deblais, L., Vrisman, C., Kathayat, D., Helmy, Y. A., Miller, S. A. and Rajashekara, G. 2019. Imidazole and methoxybenzylamine growth inhibitors reduce Salmonella persistence in tomato plant tissues. J. Food Protect. 82:997-1006.

Deblais, L., Helmy, Y. A., Kathayat, D., Huang, H.-C., Miller, S. A. and Rajashekara, G. 2018.  Novel imidazole and mehoxybenzylamine growth inhibitors affecting Salmonella cell envelope integrity and its persistence in chickens. Scientific Reports 8:13381.

Xu, X., Kumar, A., Deblais, L., Pina-Mimbela, R., Nislow, C., Fuchs, J. R., Miller, S. M., Rajashekara, G. 2015. Discovery of novel small molecule modulators of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis. Front. Microbiol. 6:1127.

ANAEROBIC SOIL DISINFESTATION (ASD)

Khadka, R. B., Marasini, M., Rawal, R., Testen, A. L. and Miller, S. A. 2020. Effects of anaerobic soil disinfestation carbon sources on soilborne diseases and weeds of okra and eggplant in Nepal. Crop Prot. 135:104846.

Sanabria, A., Testen, A. L., Khadka, R. B., Liu, Z., Xu, F. and Miller, S. A. 2020. Anaerobic soil disinfestation reduces viability of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor sclerotia and root-knot nematodes in muck soils. Phytopathology 110:795-804.

Sanabria-Velazquez, A. D., Testen, A. L., Enciso, G. A., Soilan, L. C. and Miller, S. A. 2019. Effects of anaerobic soil disinfestation on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Paraguay. Plant Health Progress 20:50-60.

Testen, A. L. and Miller, S. A. 2019. Anaerobic soil disinfestation to manage soilborne diseases in muck soil vegetable production systems. Plant Dis. 103:1757-1762.

Testen, A. L. and Miller, S. A. 2018.  Carbon source and soil origin shape soil microbiomes and tomato soilborne pathogen populations during anaerobic soil disinfestation. Phytobiomes 2:138-150.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Gillespie, D., Kubota, C. and Miller, S. A. 2020. Growing hydroponic basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) plants at low pH suppresses root rot caused by Pythium aphanidermatum. HortSci https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14986-20.

Subedi, N., Taylor, C. G., Paul, P. A. and Miller, S. A. 2020. Combining partial host resistance with bacterial biocontrol agents improves outcomes for tomatoes infected with Ralstonia solanacearum. Crop Prot. 135:104776.

Keinath, A. P., Miller, S. A. and Smart, C. D. 2019. Variation by state and year in fungicide efficacy against cucurbit downy mildew.  Plant Health Progress 20:142-146.

Testen, A. L., Mamiro, D., Nahson, J., Mtui, H. D., Paul, P. A. and Miller, S. A. 2018. Integrating ethnophytopathological knowledge and field surveys to improve tomato disease management in Tanzania. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 40:22-33.

Testen, A. L., Mamiro, D., Nahson, J., Nyambilila, A. A., Culman, S. W. and Miller, S. A. 2018. Farmer-focused tools to improve soil health monitoring on smallholder farms in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania.  Plant Health Progress 19:56-63.

Testen, A. L., Mamiro, D. P., Nahson, J., Mtui, H. D. and Miller, S. A. 2016. Evaluation of plant health programs using Outcome Mapping. Plant Health Progress 17:254-260.

Testen, A. L., Mamiro, D. P., Mtui, H. D., Nahson, J., Mbega, E. R., Francis, D. M. and Miller, S. A. 2016. Introduction and evaluation of tomato germplasm by participatory mother and baby trials in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. HortSci. 51:1458-1462.

Li, R., Baysal-Gurel, F., Abdo, Z., Miller, S. A and Ling, K.-S. 2015. Evaluation of disinfectants to prevent mechanical transmission of viruses and a viroid in greenhouse tomato production. Virology J. 12:5. DOI 10.1186/s12985-014-0237-5.

Chewachong, G. M., Miller, S. A., Blakeslee, J. J., Francis, D. M., Morris, T. J. and Qu, F. 2015.  Generation of an attenuated, cross-protective Pepino mosaic virus variant through alignment-guided mutagenesis of the viral capsid protein. Phytopathology 105:126-134.

Dinakaran, D., Gajendran, G., Mohankumar, S., Karthikeyan, G., Thiruvudainambi, S., Jonathan, E. I., Samiyappan, R., Pfeiffer, D. G., Rajotte, E. G., Norton, G. W., Miller, S.  and Muniappan, R.  2013. Evaluation of integrated pest and disease management module for shallots in Tamil Nadu, India – A farmer’s participatory approach.  J. Integr. Pest Manag. 4: B1-B9.

Briar, S. S., Miller, S. A., Stinner, D., Kleinhenz, M. D. and Grewal, P. S. 2011.  Effect of organic transition strategies for peri-urban vegetable production on soil properties, nematode community, and tomato yield.  Appl. Soil Ecol. 47:84-91.

Ojiambo, P. S., Holmes, G. J., Britton, W., Keever, T., Adams, M. L., Babadoost, M., Bost, S. C., Boyles, R., Brooks, M., Draper, M. A., Egel, D. S., Everts, K. L., Ferrin, D. M., Gevens, A. J., Gugino, B. K., Hausbeck, M. K., Ingram, D. M., Isakeit, T., Keinath, A. P., Koike, S. T., Langston, D., McGrath, M. T., Miller, S. A., Mulrooney, R. P., Rideout, S., Roddy, E., Seebold, K. W., Sikora, E. J., Thornton, A., Wick, R. L., Wyenandt, C. A. and Zhang, S. 2011. Cucurbit downy mildew ipmPIPE: A Next Generation web-based interactive tool for disease management and extension outreach. Plant Health Progress 12:26-39.

Briar, S. S., Miller, S. A., Stinner, D., Kleinhenz, M. D. and Grewal, P. S. 2011.  Effect of organic transition strategies for peri-urban vegetable production on soil properties, nematode community, and tomato yield.  Appl. Soil Ecol. 47:84-91.

Mtui, H. D., Bennett, M, A., Marere, A. P., Miller, S. A., Kleinhenz, M. D. and Sibuga, K. P. 2010.  Effect of seed treatments and mulch on seedborne bacterial pathogens and yield of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.) in Tanzania. J. Animal & Plant Sci. 8:1006-1015.

Book chapters

Miller, S. A., Lewis Ivey, M. L., Baysal-Gurel, F. and Xu, X. 2015.  A systems approach to tomato disease management.  Acta Hort. 1069:167-172.

Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Miller, S. A. 2015. Development of innovative multi-level knowledge based tomato disease factsheets. Acta Hort. 1069:211-219.

Baysal-Gurel, F., Kurowski, C. J., Li, R., Ling, K.-.S. and Miller, S. A. 2015. Developing hygiene protocols against mechanically transmitted pathogens in greenhouse tomato production systems. Acta Hort. 1069:275-280.

Miller, S. A. and Broome, J. 2012. Organic tomato health management. pp. 145-158 IN: Davis, M., Pernezny, K. and Broome, J. (eds.), Tomato Health Management.  St. Paul, MN: APS Press.

Book

Jones, J. B., Zitter, T. A., Momol, M. T. and Miller, S. A. (eds.). 2013. Compendium of Tomato Diseases, 2nd Edition. St. Paul, MN: APS Press.

FIRST REPORTS OF PLANT DISEASES

Rotondo, F., Vrisman, C. M., Rani, R., Testen, A. L., DeBlais, L. and Miller, S. A. 2020. First report of Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata causing bacterial leaf spot of common beet (Beta vulgaris) in Ohio. Plant Dis. 104:561.

Testen, A. L., Chala, A., Azerefegne, F. and Miller, S. A. 2019.  First report of corky root rot of tomato caused by Pyrenochaeta lycopersici in Africa. Plant Dis. 103:1032.

Klass, T. L., Hayes, M. M., Seng, K. H., An, C., Rotondo, F., Shoaf, W. W., Ong, S., Tho, K. E., Allen, C., Miller, S. A. and Jacobs, J. M. 2020. First report of bacterial wilt of tomato caused by Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype 1) in Cambodia.  Plant Dis. 104:969.

Vrisman, C. M., Testen, A. L., Elahi, F. and Miller, S. A. 2017. First report of tomato brown root rot complex caused by Colletotrichum coccodes and Pyrenochaeta lycopersici in Ohio. Plant Dis. 101:247.

Testen, A.L., Baysal-Gurel, F., Mamiro, D.P., Miller, S.A. 2015. First report of tomato big bud caused by a 16SrII-C phytoplasma in Tanzania. Plant Dis. 99:1854.

Testen, A. L., Jackson, N., Mamiro, D. and Miller, S. A. 2015.  First report of tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas cichorii in Tanzania. Plant Dis. 99:1035.

Subedi, N., Testen, A. L., Baysal-Gurel, F. and Miller, S. A. 2015.  First report of black leaf mold of tomato caused by Pseudocercospora fuligena in Ohio. Plant Dis. 99:285.

Subedi, N., Gilbertson, R. L., Osei, M. K., Cornelius, E. and Miller, S. A. 2014.  First report of Ralstonia solanacearum in Ghana, West Africa.  Plant Dis. 98:840.

Testen, A., Walsh, E. K., Taylor, C. G., Miller, S. A. and Lopez-Nicora, H. D. 2014.  First report of bloat nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) infecting garlic in Ohio.  Plant Dis. 98:859.

Testen, A., Mamiro, D. P., Meulia, T., Subedi, N., Islam, M., Baysal-Gurel, F. and Miller, S. A. 2014. First report of Leek yellow stripe virus in garlic in Ohio.  Plant Dis. 98:574.

Xu, X., Baysal-Gurel, F. and Miller, S. A. 2013. First report of tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas mediterranea in the US and P. corrugata in Ohio. Plant Dis. 97:988.

Xu, X. and Miller, S. A. 2013. First report of bacterial leaf spot of parsley caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. coriandricola in Ohio. Plant Dis. 97:988.

Nahar, M. S., Rahman, M. A., Kibria, M. G., Rezaul Karim, A. N. M. and Miller, S. A. 2012.  Use of tricho-compost and tricho-leachate for management of soil-borne pathogens and production of healthy cabbage seedlings.  Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 37:653-664.

Baysal-Gurel, F., Taylor, N. J., Chatfield, J. and Miller, S. A. 2012.  First report of impatiens downy mildew caused by Plasmopara obducens in Ohio.  Plant Dis. 96:1699.

Sikirou, R., Beed, F., Hotègni, J., Winter, S., Assogba-Komlan, F., Reeder, R. and Miller, S. A. 2011. First report of anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on onion (Allium cepa) in Bénin. New Disease Reports 23:7.

Ma, X., Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Miller, S. A. 2011. First report of Xanthomonas gardneri causing bacterial spot of tomato in Ohio and Michigan. Plant Dis. 95:1584.

Ling, K.-S., Lin, H., Lewis Ivey, M. L., Zhang, W. and Miller, S. A. 2011. First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ naturally infecting tomatoes in the state of Mexico, Mexico.  Plant Dis. 95:1026.

FOOD SAFETY

Deblais, L., Helmy, Y. A., Testen, A., Vrisman, C., Jimenez Madrid, A. M., Kathayat, D., Miller, S. A. and Rajashekara, G. 2019. Specific environmental temperature and relative humidity conditions and grafting affect the persistence and dissemination of Salmonella in tomato plant tissues. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 85(11) e00403-19.

Ilic, S., LeJeune, Lewis Ivey, M. and Miller, S. 2017.  Delphi expert elicitation to prioritize food safety management practices in greenhouse production of tomatoes in the United States.  Food Control 78:108-115.

Esseili, M. A., Chin, A., Saif, L., Miller, S. A., Qu, F., Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Wang, Q. 2015. Postharvest survival of porcine sapovirus, a human norovirus surrogate, on phytopathogen-infected leafy greens.  J. Food Protect. 78:1472-1480.

Shenge, K.C., Whong, C.M.Z., Yakubu, L.L., Omolehin, R.A., Erbaugh, M.J., Miller, S.A. and LeJeune, J.T. 2015.  Microbial contamination of tomatoes on-farm and in markets of northwest Nigeria. J. Food Protect. 78:57-64.

Lewis Ivey, M. L., Xu, X. and Miller, S. A. 2014.  Leveraging management strategies for seedborne plant diseases to reduce Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium incidence on tomato seed and seedlings.  J. Food Protection 77:359-364.

Lewis Ivey, M. L. and Miller, S. A. 2013.  Assessing the efficacy of pre-harvest, chlorine-based sanitizers against human pathogen indicator microorganisms and Phytophthora capsici in non-recycled surface irrigation water.  Water Res. 47:4639-4651.

Lewis Ivey, M. L., LeJeune, J. T. and Miller, S. A. 2012. Vegetable producers’ perceptions of food safety hazards in the Midwestern USA.  Food Control 26:453-465.