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Microbial Forensics

Budowle, B. S. Minot, N. Connell, A. Bielecka, R. Colwell, C. Corbett, M. Forsman, D. Kadavy, A. Markotic, S. Morse, R. Murch, S. Schmedes, K. Ternus, S. Turner, and J. Fletcher. 2014.  Validation of high throughput sequencing and microbial forensics applications.  Invest. Genet.  5: 9.  doi:10.1186/2041-2223-5-9

J. Fletcher, F. Ochoa-Corona, and M. Payton.  Ch 7.  Plant Disease Diagnostics for Forensic Applications - In:  Detection and Diagnostics of Plant Pathogens  Series: Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Vol. 5, 200 pp.   L. Gullino and P. Bonants, eds, 2014. 

Kamenidou, S., R. Jain, K. Hari, J. Robinson, and J. Fletcher.  2013.  Microbial Rosetta Stone Central Agricultural Database: An information resource on high consequence plant pathogens.  Plant Dis. 97:1097-1102.

Caasi, D., M. Arif, M. Payton, U. Melcher, L. Winder, and F. Ochoa-Corona. 2013.  A multi-target, non-infectious and clonable artificial positive control for routine PCR-based asays.  J. Microbiol. Methods.  95: 229-234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2013.08.017

Arif, M. F. Ochoa-Corona, S. Marek, U. Melcher, and J. Fletcher.  2013.  Multi-gene based detection and identification of Phymatotichopsis omnivora for enhanced reliability and accuracy.  Appl. Env. Microbiol. 79: 2312-2320.  10.1128/AEM.03239-12 AEM.03239-12.

Arif, M., J. fletcher, S. Marek, U. Melcher, and F. Ochoa-Corona.  2013.  Development of a rapid, sensitive, and field-deployabe Razor Ex biodetection system and quantitative PCR assay for detection of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora using multiple  gene targets.  Appl. Env. Microbiol.  79:2312

Fletcher, J. 2008. Plant pathogen forensics. Pp. 265-269 in Yearbook of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill.

J. Fletcher, U. Melcher, D. G. Luster, and J. L. Sherwood. 2008. Microbial Forensics and Plant Pathogens: Attribution of Agricultural Crime. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Fletcher, J. 2008. The need for forensic tools in a balanced national agricultural security program. Pp. 93-101 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Budowle, B., S.E. Schutzer, J.P. Burans, D.J. Beecher, T.A. Cebula, R. Chakraborty, W.T. Cobb, J. Fletcher, M.L. Hale, R.B. Harris, M.A. Heitkamp, F.P. Keller, C. Kuske, J.E. LeClerc, B.L. Marrone, T.S. McKenna, S.A. Morse, L.L. Rodriguez, N.B. Valentine and J. Yadev. 2006. Quality sample collection, handling and preservation for an effective microbial forensics program. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 72:6431-6438.

General Agricultural Biosecurity

Arif, M. S. Aguilar-Moreno, A. Wayadande, J. Fletcher, and F. Ochoa-Corona.  2014.  Primer modification improves rapid and sensitive in vitro and field deployable assays for detection of High plains virus variants.  Applied and Env. Microbiol.  80: 320-327.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.02340-13.

Fletcher, J., D. Franz, and J.E. LeClerc. 2009. Healthy Plants: Necessary for a Balanced 'One Health' Concept. Veterinaria Italiana Volume 45 (1) / January - March 2009. http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2009/45_1/45_1.htm

Fletcher, J. 2008. The case for international cooperation as a strategy to achieve crop biosecurity. Pp. 111-120 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Fletcher, J., Gamliel, A., and Stack, J.P. 2008. Crop biosecurity: Definitions and role in food safety and food security. Pp. 1-10 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gamliel, A. and Fletcher, J. 2008. Crop biosecurity: Containment and eradication of invasive pathogens. Pp. 73-92 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Gamliel, A., Fletcher, J., and Stack, J.P. 2008. Crop and food biosecurity research: Luxury or need? Pp. 121-124 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., Gamliel, A., Fletcher, J. 2008. Evaluation of critical issues and identification of research and investment needs in crop biosecurity in Europe. Pp. 125-134 in: Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings of a NATO Project. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.

Gullino, M.L., J. Fletcher and J.P. Stack, eds. 2008. Crop Biosecurity: Assuring Our Global Food Supply. Proceedings, NATO Project. Springer Science & Business Media, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Fletcher, J. and J. Stack. 2007. Agricultural Biosecurity: Threats and Impacts for Plant Resources. In: Microbial Threats. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

Stack, J.P. and J. Fletcher. 2007. Plant Biosecurity Infrastructure for Disease Surveillance and Diagnostics. In: Microbial Threats. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

Fletcher, J. 2004. Actions and infrastructure for biosecurity in agriculture. Proceedings of the World Soybean Research Congress, Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

Fletcher, J. 2004. Plant health and security in the age of genomics. APS Presidential Address. Phytopathology 94: publication no. P-2003-1110-01O.

Sherwood, J.L., J. Fletcher and J. Swyers. 2003. Crop biosecurity: Are we prepared? APS White Paper, May 2003.

Fletcher, J. and R.J. Cook. 2003. Scientific openness and national security. Phytopathology News 37: 30-31.

DNA Analysis (Last 5 years)

Allen R.W., Pogemiller J., Joslin J., Gulick, M., and Pritchard, J.K. STR typing with DNA recovered from touch transfer evidence: Parameters affecting yield of recovered human DNA. International J. Forensic Identification (in press).

Allen, R.W. Identification through DNA analysis in criminal and family relatedness investigations. In: Handbook of Molecular Diagnositics (Eds. Grody W.W., Nakamura R.M., and Strom C.) Elsivier, San Diego, CA (in press).

Allen, R.W., Fu, J., Reid, T.M., and Baird M. (2007) Considerations for the interpretation of STR results in cases of questioned half sibship. Transfusion 47:515-519.

Allen, R.W. and Fuller, V.M. (2006) Quantitation of human genomic DNA through amplification of the amelogenin locus. J. For. Sci. 51:76-81.

Allen, R.W. (2005) Just how big is DNA based identification? (Editorial) Journal of the Assoc. of Genetic Technologists 31:14.

Allen, R.W. (2005) How much DNA is too much? (Editorial) Journal of the Assoc. of Genetic Technologists 31: 170.

Edwards, M. and Allen R.W. (2004) Characteristics of mutations at the D5S818 locus studied using a tightly linked marker. Transfusion 44:83-90.

Allen R.W., Roby R.K., Harrison C., Eisenberg A.J., and Polesky H.F. ( 2004) Proficiency testing programs for DNA typing laboratories offered by the College of American Pathologists. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:121-124.

Allen R.W., Harman K., and Sieker A. (2004) eDNA: Networking software tailored for identity testing laboratories. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:118-120.

Edwards M., and Allen R.W. (2004) Characteristics of D5S818 mutations revealed through study of a flanking marker. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:118-120.

Harrison, C., Allen R.W., Eisenberg A.J., Polesky H.F., Roby R., Young C. Te, Walker R., and Zeagler D. (2004) Phenotype versus genotype reporting for DNA polymorphisms. Prog. In Forensic Genet. (International Congress Series, 1261) 10:526-528.

Allen, R.W. and Pritchard, J.K. (2004) Resolution of a serum sample mixup through the use of STR DNA typing. Transfusion 44: 1750-1754.

Allen, R.W., Eisenberg A., Harrison C., Walker R.H., Young C.T., Zeagler D.L., Roby R., and Polesky H.F. (2003) Grading of qualitative and quantitative responses in the PI proficiency survey of the College of American Pathologists for mailings in 1997-2000. Progress in Forensic Genet. 1239: 825-829.

Food Safety

Gautam, D., S. Dobhal, M. Payton, J. Fletcher and L. Ma. 2014.  Surface survival and internalization of Salmonella enterica through natural cracks on developing cantaloupe fruits, alone or in the presence of the melon wilt pathogen, Erwinia tracheiphila.  PloS One e105248.

Wasala, L., J. Talley, U. Desilva, J. Fletcher, and A. Wayadande.  2013.  Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach by house flies (Musca domestica).  Phytopathology  103: 373-380. 

Fletcher, J. and J. Leach.  2013.  Human pathogens on plants: Perspectives on a multidisciplinary research agenda for the future.  Phytopathology  103: 306-315.

Mitra, R., E. Cuesta-Alonso, A. Wayadande, J. Talley, S. Gilliland, and J. Fletcher. 2009. Colonization, internalization and movement of Escherichia coli 0157:H7, an enterobacterial human pathogen, in Spinacea oleracea. J. Food Prot. (accepted, in press, March 2009).

Talley, J. L., A. C. Wayadande, L. P. Lokuralilage, A. Gerry, J. Fletcher, U. Desilva and S. E. Gilliland. 2009. Association of E. coli O157:H7 with filth flies (Muscidae, Calliphoridae) captured in leafy greens fields and experimental transmission to spinach leaves by house flies (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Food Prot. (accepted, in press, March 2009).

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