Research Papers


Bartoli C, Lamichhane JR, Berge O, Guilbaud C, Varvaro L, Balestra GM, Vinatzer BA, Morris CE (2014) A framework to gage the epidemic potential of plant pathogens in environmental reservoirs: the example of kiwifruit canker. Molecular Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/mpp. 12167


Clarke CR, Hayes BW, Runde BJ, Wicker E, Vinatzer BA (2014) Eggplant and related species are promising genetic resources to dissect the plant immune response to Pseudomonas syringae and Xanthomonas euvesicatoria and to identify new resistance determinants. Molecular Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12140


Marakeby H, Badr E, Torkey H, Song Y, Leman S, Monteil CL, Heath LS, Vinatzer BA (2014) A system to automatically classify and name any individual genome-sequenced organism independently of current biological classification and nomenclature. PloS ONE 9(2):e89142 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089142


Kumar A, Prameela TP, Suseelabhai R, Siljo A, Anandaraj M, Vinatzer BA (2014) Host specificity and genetic diversity of race 4 strains of Ralstonia solanacearum. Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12189


Balestra GM, Taratufolo MC, Vinatzer BA, Mazzaglia A (2013) A Multiplex PCR Assay for Detection of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae and Differentiation of Populations with Different Geographic Origin. Plant Disease 97(4):472-478


Clarke CR, Chinchilla D, Hind SR, Taguchi F, Miki R, Ichinose Y, Martin GB, Leman S, Felix G, Vinatzer BA (2013) Allelic variation in two distinct Pseudomonas syringae flagellin epitopes modulates the strength of plant immune responses but not bacterial motility. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph.12408


Monteil CL, Cai R, Liu H, Mechan Llontop ME, Leman S, Studholme DJ, Morris CE, Vinatzer BA (2013) Non-agricultural reservoirs contribute to emergence and evolution of Pseudomonas syringae crop pathogens. New Phytologist 199(3):800-11


Sarris PF, Trantas EA, Baltrus DA, Bull CT, Wechter WP, Yan S, Ververidis F, Almeida, NF, Jones CD, Dangl JL, Panopoulos NJ, Vinatzer BA, Goumas DE (2013) Comparative Genomics of Multiple Strains of Pseudomonas cannabina pv. alisalensis, a Potential Model Pathogen of Both Monocots and Dicots. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59366. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059366


Mazzaglia A, Studholme DJ, Taratufolo MC, Cai R, Almeida NF, Goodman, T, Guttman DS, Vinatzer BA, Balestra GM (2012) Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (PSA) isolates from recent bacterial canker of kiwifruit outbreaks belong to the same genetic lineage. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36518. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036518


Hao W, Ahonsi MO, Vinatzer BA, Hong C (2012) Inactivation of Phytophthora and bacterial species in water by a potential energy-saving heat treatment. Eur J Plant Pathol DOI: 10.1007/s10658-012-9994-4


Oliver CL, Cai R, Vinatzer BA, Bush EA, Hansen MA (2012) First Report of Bacterial Spot of Peony Caused by a Xanthomonas sp. in the United States. Plant Disease 96(4):581


Diallo MD, Monteil CL, Vinatzer BA, Clarke CR, Glaux C, Guilbaud C, Desbiez C, Morris CE. (2012) Pseudomonas syringae naturally lacking the canonical type III secretion system are ubiquitous in non agricultural habitats, are phylogenetically diverse and can be pathogenic. The ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.202


Sohn KH, Saucet SB, Clarke CR, Vinatzer BA, O'Brien HE, Guttman DS, Jones JD (2012) HopAS1 recognition significantly contributes to Arabidopsis nonhost resistance to Pseudomonas syringae pathogens. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03950.x.


Kumar A, Prameela TP, Suseela Bhai R, Siljon A, Biju CN, Anandaraj M, Vinatzer BA (2011) Small Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton.) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roxb) bacterial wilt is caused by same strain of Ralstonia solanacearum: A revelation by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Eur J Plant Pathol DOI 10.1007/s10658-011-9903-2


Cai R, Yan S, Haijie L, Leman S, Vinatzer BA (2011) Reconstructing Host Range Evolution of Bacterial Plant Pathogens using Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato and Its Close Relatives as a Model. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11(7):1738-51


Cai R, Lewis J, Yan S, Liu H, Clarke CR, Campanile F, Almeida NF, Studholme DJ, Lindeberg M, Schneider DJ, Zaccardelli M, Setubal JC, Morales-Lizcano NP, Bernal A, Coaker G, Baker C, Bender CL, Leman S, Vinatzer BA (2011) The plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato is genetically monomorphic and under strong selection to evade tomato immunity. PLoS Pathogens 7(8):e1002130


Potnis N, Krasileva K, Chow V, Almeida NF, Patil PB, Ryan RP, Sharlach M, Behlau F, Dow JM, Momol M, White FF, Preston JF, Vinatzer BA, Koebnik R, Setubal JC, Norman DJ, Staskawicz BJ, Jones JB (2011) Comparative genomics reveals diversity among xanthomonads infecting tomato and pepper. BMC Genomics 12:146


Bull CT, Clarke CR, Cai R, Vinatzer BA, Jardini TM, Koike ST (2011) Multilocus Sequence Typing of Pseudomonas syringae Sensu Lato Confirms Previously Described Genomospecies and Permits Rapid Identification of P. syringae pv. coriandricola and P. syringae pv. apii Causing Bacterial Leaf Spot on Parsley. Phytopathology 101(7):847-58


Moreira LM, Almeida NF Jr, Potnis N, Digiampietri LA, Adi SS, Bortolossi JC, da Silva AC, da Silva AM, de Moraes FE, de Oliveira JC, de Souza RF, Facincani AP, Ferraz AL, Ferro MI, Furlan LR, Gimenez DF, Jones JB, Kitajima EW, Laia ML, Leite RP Jr, Nishiyama MY, Rodrigues Neto J, Nociti LA, Norman DJ, Ostroski EH, Pereira HA Jr, Staskawicz BJ, Tezza RI, Ferro JA,Vinatzer BA, Setubal JC (2010) Novel insights into the genomic basis of citrus canker based on the genome sequences of two strains of Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. aurantifolii. BMC Genomics 11:238


Bull CT, Manceau C, Lydon J, Kong H, Vinatzer BA, Fischer-Le Saux M (2010) Pseudomonas cannabina pv. cannabina pv. nov., and Pseudomonas cannabina pv. alisalensis (Cintas Koike and Bull, 2000) comb. nov., are members of the emended species Pseudomonas cannabina (ex Sutic & Dowson 1959) Gardan, Shafik, Belouin, Brosch, Grimont & Grimont 1999. Syst Appl Micobiol 33(3)105-115


Almeida NF*, Yan S*, Cai R*, Clarke CR*, Morris CE, Schaad NW, Lacy GH, Jones JB, Castillo JA, Bull CT, Leman S, Guttman DS, Setubal JC, Vinatzer BA (2010) PAMDB, A Multilocus sequence typing & analysis database and website for plant-associated and plant-pathogenic microorganisms. Phytopathology 100(3):208-15


Clarke CR, Cai R, Studholme DJ, Guttman DS, Vinatzer BA. (2010) Pseudomonas syringae Isolates Naturally Lacking the Canonical P. syringae hrp/hrc Locus are Common Leaf Colonizers Equipped with an Alternate Type III Secretion System. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact 23(2):198-210


Ferrante P, Clarke CR, Cavanaugh KA, Michelmore RW, Buonaurio R, Vinatzer BA. (2009) Contributions of the effector gene hopQ1-1 to differences in host range between Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola and P. syringae pv. tabaci. Mol Plant Pathology 10(6):837-842


Wroblewski T, Caldwell KS, Piskurewicz U, Cavanaugh KA, Xu H, Kozik A, Ochoa O, McHale LK, Lahre K, Jelenska J, Castillo JA, Blumenthal D, Vinatzer BA, Greenberg JT, Michelmore RW. (2009) Comparative large-scale analysis of interactions between several crop species and the effector repertoires from multiple pathovars of Pseudomonas and Ralstonia. Plant Physiology 150(4):1733-1749


Almeida NF, Yan S, Lindeberg M, Studholme DJ, Schneider DJ, Condon B, Liu H, Viana CJ, Warren A, Evans C, Kemen E, MacLean D, Angot A, Martin GB, Jones JD, Collmer A, Setubal JC, Vinatzer BA. (2009) A draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain T1 reveals a repertoire of type III related genes significantly divergent from that of P. syringae pv tomato strain DC3000. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 22(1):52-62


Yan S, Liu H, Mohr TJ, Jenrette J, Chiodini R., Zaccardelli M, Setubal JC, Vinatzer BA. (2008) The Role of Recombination in the Evolution of The Model Plant Pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, a Very Atypical Tomato Strain. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(10):3171-81


Mohr TJ, Liu H, Yan S, Morris CE, Castillo JA, Jelenska J, Vinatzer BA. (2008) Naturally Occurring Non-pathogenic Isolates of the Plant Pathogen Species Pseudomonas syringae Lack a Type III Secretion System and Effector Gene Orthologues. Journal of Bacteriology 190(8):2858-70


Morris CE, Sands DC, Vinatzer BA, Glaux C, Guilbaud C, Buffière A, Yan S, Dominguez H, Thompson BM (2008) The life history of the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae is linked to the water cycle. The ISME Journal 2:321-334



Review Articles and Commentaries


Vinatzer BA, Monteil CL, Clarke CR (2014) Harnessing Population Genomics to Understand How Bacterial Pathogens Emerge, Adapt to Crop Hosts, and Disseminate. Annu Rev Phytopathol DOI: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-102313-045907


Vinatzer BA (2012) “Listening In” on How a Bacterium Takes Over the Plant Vascular System. mBio 6: 20-28


Jackson RW, Vinatzer BA, Arnold DL, Dorus S, Murillo J (2011) The influence of the accessory genome on bacterial pathogen evolution. Mobile Genetic Elements 1(1):55-65


Vinatzer BA, Yan S (2008) Mining the genomes of plant pathogenic bacteria: how not to drown in gigabases of sequence. Molecular Plant Pathology 9(1):105-118


Greenberg JT, Vinatzer BA (2003) Identifying type III effectors of plant pathogens and analysing their interaction with plant cells. Current Opinion in Microbiology 6: 20-28



Book Chapters


Vinatzer BA, Bull CT (2009) The impact of genomic approaches on our understanding of diversity and taxonomy of plant pathogenic bacteria. In Plant Pathogenic Bacteria: Genomics and Molecular Biology, R.W. Jackson (Norwich, UK: Horizon Press)


Vinatzer BA, Greenberg JT (2006) Whole-Genome Analysis to Identify Type III-Secreted Effectors. Methods in Molecular Biology