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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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MELVIN BOLTON
Sugarbeet and Potato Research
Research Plant Pathologist

Phone: (701) 239-1373
Fax: (701) 239-1349
USDA,ARS,NCSL
1307 18TH ST N
FARGO, ND, 58102-2765

Projects
Molecular Approaches for Improved Cercospora Leaf Spot Control in Sugarbeet
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422872
Characterization of Factors Influencing Sugarbeet Resistance to Rhizomania
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424751

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Characterization of Fusarium secorum, a new species causing Fusarium yellowing decline of sugar beet in North Central USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Jun-14)
Generation and characterization of a reference transcriptome and SSR markers for sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Jan-14)
First report of QoI-insensitive powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) on sugarbeet in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Neher, O.T. 2014. First report of QoI-insensitive powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) on sugarbeet in the United States. Plant Disease. 98(7)1004.
The heterothallic sugarbeet pathogen Cercospora beticola contains exon fragments of both MAT genes that are homogenized by concerted evolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Dejonge, R., Inderbitzin, P., Liu, Z., Birla, K., Vandepeer, Y., Subbarao, K.V., Thomma, B.P., Secor, G.A. 2014. The heterothallic sugarbeet pathogen Cercospora beticola contains exon fragments of both MAT genes that are homogenized by concerted evolution. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 62:43-54.
Molecular characterization and detection of mutations associated with resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI) fungicides in Alternaria solani - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mallik, I., Arabiat, S., Pasche, J.S., Bolton, M.D., Patel, J.S., Gudmestad, N.C. 2014. Molecular characterization and detection of mutations associated with resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI) fungicides in Alternaria solani. Phytopathology. 104(1):40-49.
Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces storage rots in water-stressed but no unstressed sugarbeet roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G., Finger, F.L. 2013. Postharvest salicylic acid treatment reduces storage rots in water-stressed but not unstressed sugarbeet roots. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 85:162-166.
Identification of the G143A mutation in cytochrome b associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola isolates from the Red River Valley - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G.A., Cattanach, A.W., Metzger, M.S. 2013. Identification of the G143A mutation in cytochrome b associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola isolates from the Red River Valley. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-0812-02-RS.
First evidence of a binucleate Rhizoctonia as the causal agent of dry rot canker of sugar beet in Nebraska, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harveson, R.M., Bolton, M.D. 2013. First evidence of a binucleate Rhizoctonia as the causal agent of dry rot canker of sugar beet in Nebraska. Plant Disease. 97:1508.
Extensive chromosomal reshuffling drives evolution of virulence in an asexual pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Jong, R., Bolton, M.D., Kombrink, A., Yadeta, K.A., Van Den Berg, G.C., Thomma, B.P. 2013. Extensive chromosomal reshuffling drives evolution of virulence in an asexual pathogen. Genome Research. 23:1271-1282.
Jasmonic acid does not increase oxidative defense mechanisms or common defense-related enzymes in postharvest sugarbeet roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferrareze, J.P., Fugate, K.K., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G., Finger, F. 2013. Jasmonic acid does not increase oxidative defense mechanisms or common defense-related enzymes in postharvest sugarbeet roots. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 77:11-18.
Molecular and Cytological aspects of native periderm maturation in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D., Campbell, L.G. 2013. Molecular and Cytological aspects of native periderm maturation in potato tubers. Journal of Plant Physiology. 170:413-423.
Molecular basis of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola - (Abstract Only)
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera-Varas, V., Khan, M.F. 2013. Molecular basis of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 50:62-63.
Use of jasmonic acid and salicylic acid to inhibit growth of sugarbeet storage rot pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2013. Use of jasmonic acid and salicylic acid to inhibit growth of sugarbeet storage rot pathogens [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 50:51.
Characterization of cytochrome b from European field isolates of Cercospora beticola with quinone outside inhibitor resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Birla, K., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G.A., Khan, M.F.R., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Characterization of cytochrome b from European field isolates of Cercospora beticola with quinone outside inhibitor resistance. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 134(3):475-488.
Efficacy of variable tetraconazole rates against Cercospora beticola isolates with differing in vitro sensitivities to DMI fungicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., del Rio Mendoza, L.E., Khan, M., Secor, G.A. 2012. Efficacy of variable tetraconazole rates against Cercospora beticola isolates with differing in vitro sensitivities to DMI fungicides. Plant Disease. 96(12):1749-1756.
Identification of the G143A mutation associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola field isolates from Michigan, United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Rivera-Varas, V., Secor, G. 2013. Identification of the G143A mutation associated with QoI resistance in Cercospora beticola field isolates from Michigan, United States. Pest Management Science. 69:35-39.
Wounding induces expression of genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound-periderm development - (Abstract Only)
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D. 2013. Wounding induces expression of genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound-periderm development. American Journal of Potato Research. 90:142.
First report of sugar beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii, in North Dakota - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, B.D., Bolton, M.D., Lopez-Nicora, H.D., Niblack, T.L., Del Rio Mendoza, L. 2012. First confirmed report of sugar beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii, in North Dakota. Plant Disease. 96(5):772.
Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes effector of multiple fungal pathogens uncovered by genome and RNA sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dejonge, R., vanEsse, P., Maruthachalam, K., Bolton, M.D., Santhanam, P., Saber, M.K., Zhang, Z., Usami, T., Lievens, B., Subbarao, K.V., Thomma, B.P. 2012. Tomato immune receptor Ve1 recognizes effector of multiple fungal pathogens uncovered by genome and RNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(13):5110-5115.
Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet - (Proceedings)
Rudolph, K., Nelson, B., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet. 2011 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 42:199-201.
Evaluation of the potential for sexual reproduction in field populations of Cercospora beticola from USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera, V., Weiland, J.J., Rudolph, K., Birla, K., Rengifo, J., Campbell, L.G. 2012. Evaluation of the potential for sexual reproduction in field populations of Cercospora beticola from USA. Fungal Biology. 116:511-521.
Control of storage rot by induction of plant defense mechanisms using jasmonic acid and salicylic acid - (Proceedings)
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Control of storage rot by induction of plant defense mechanisms using jasmonic acid and salicylic acid. 2011 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 42:146-148.
First report of root rot of Chicory caused by Phytophthora cryptogea in Chile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, M., Loyola, C., Zapata, N., Rivera, V., Secor, G., Bolton, M.D., France, A. 2012. First report of root rot of Chicory caused by Phytophthora cryptogea in Chile. Plant Disease. 96(4):591.
Wounding coordinately induces cell wall protein, cell cycle and pectin methyl esterase genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound periderm development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Neubauer, J., Lulai, E.C., Thompson, A.L., Suttle, J.C., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Wounding coordinately induces cell wall protein, cell cycle and pectin methyl esterase genes involved in tuber closing layer and wound periderm development. Journal of Plant Physiology. 169:584-595.
Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols - (Book / Chapter)
Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P. 2012. Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Humana Press. p 648.
Characterization of CbCyp51 from field isolates of Cercospora beticola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Birla, K., Rivera-Varas, V., Rudolph, K.D., Secor, G.A. 2012. Characterization of CbCyp51 from field isolates of Cercospora beticola. Phytopathology. 102(3):298-305.
Postharvest jasmonic acid treatment of sugarbeet roots reduces rot due to Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium claviforme, and Phoma betae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D., Deckard, E.L., Campbell, L.G. 2012. Postharvest jasmonic acid treatment of sugarbeet roots reduces rot due to Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium claviforme, and Phoma betae. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 65:1-4.
How filamentous pathogens co-opt plants; the ins and outs of eukaryotic effectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dejonge, R., Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2011. How filamentous pathogens co-opt plants; the ins and outs of fungal effectors. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 14:400-406.
PCR-based detection of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola - (Proceedings)
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G., Khan, M.F. 2011. PCR-based detection of fungicide resistance in Cercospora beticola. 2010 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 41:229-230. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant10/BoltenPCRBasedCB2010.pdf.
Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet - (Proceedings)
Rudolph, K., Nelson, B., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Impact of the soybean cyst nematode on seedling diseases of sugarbeet. 2010 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 41:236-238. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant10/RudolphSCNOnSeedlingDisease2010.pdf.
Enhancing crop protection in sugarbeet using molecular technology - (Trade Journal)
Bolton, M.D. 2011. Enhancing crop protection in sugarbeet using molecular technology. Sugar Journal. 73(9):6-8.
Jasmonic acid and salicylic acid inhibit growth of three sugarbeet storage rot pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Fugate, K.K., Ferrareze, J.P., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Jasmonic acid and salicylic acid inhibit growth of three sugarbeet storage rot pathogens [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:69.
Mechanism of DMI resistance in field isolates of Cercospora beticola - (Abstract Only)
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G.A., Rivera, V.V., Birla, K. 2011. Mechanism of DMI resistance in field isolates of Cercospora beticola [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:94.
Correlating reduction in fungicide sensitivity in C. beticola with loss of disease control - (Abstract Only)
Secor, G.A., Bolton, M.D., Rivera, V.V., Khan, F.R. 2011. Correlating reduction in fungicide sensitivity in C. beticola with loss of disease control [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:89-90.
Effect of fungicides on disease control, yield and quality of sugarbeet inoculated with different sources of Cercospora beticola inocula - (Abstract Only)
Khan, M.F., Carlson, A.L., Secor, G., Rivera, V.V., Bolton, M.D. 2011. Effect of fungicides on disease control, yield and quality of sugarbeet inoculated with different sources of Cercospora beticola inocula [abstract.] Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 48:85.
Construction of hairpin RNA expressing vectors for RNA-mediated gene silencing in fungi - (Book / Chapter)
Zhong, S., Leng, Y., Bolton, M.D. 2012. Construction of hairpin RNA expressing vectors for RNA-mediated gene silencing in fungi. In: Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. editors. Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Humana Press. p. 623-633.
Management of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of subarbeet - (Research Notes)
Khan, M.F., Bolton, M.D. 2010. Management of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot of sugarbeet. North Dakota State University Extension Service Education Materials. PP-1495. Available: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/pests/pp1495.pdf
Timing and Methodology of Application of Azoxystrobin to Control Rhizoctonia Solani in Sugarbeet - (Abstract Only)
Pooran-Desouza, S., Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2010. Timing and methodology of application of Azoxystrobin to control Rhizoctonia solani in sugarbeet [abstract.] 2010 American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 100:S102. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2010_Meeting_Abstracts/a10ma601.htm.
Depth at which Rhizoctonia solani causes infection fo sugar beet - (Abstract Only)
Desouza, S., Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2010. Depth at which Rhizoctonia solani causes infection of sugar beet [abstract.] American Physical Society North Central Division. p. 20.
Soybean Cyst Nematode Infects Roots of Sugar Beet - (Abstract Only)
Rudolph, K.D., Bolton, M.D., Nelson, B.D. 2010. Soybean cyst nematode infects roots of sugar beet [abstract.] 2010 American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 100:S111. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2010_Meeting_Abstracts/a10ma657.htm.
Temperature, Moisture, and Fungicide Effects in Managing Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Panella, L.W., Campbell, L.G., Khan, M.F. 2010. Temperature, Moisture, and Fungicide Effects in Managing Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot of Sugar Beet. Phytopathology. 100(7):689-697.
Impact of the Soybean Cyst Nematode on Seedling Diseases of Sugarbeet Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Rudoplh, K.D., Nelson, B.D., Bolton, M.D. 2010. Impact of the Soybean Cyst Nematode on Seedling Diseases of Sugarbeet. 2009 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports, Plant Pathology. Available: http://www.sbreb.org/research/plant/plant09/plant09.htm
Analysis of Cercospora Beticola Mating Type Gene Structure in North Central USA Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Bolton, M.D., Secor, G., Campbell, L.G., Rivera, V., Rengifo, J., Weiland, J.J. 2009. Analysis of Cercospora Beticola Mating Type Gene Structure in North Central USA [abstract.] Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions XIV Abstracts. Available: http://www.ismpminet.org/meetings/abstracts/2009/p09ma64.asp.
Management of Rhizoctonia Root Rot of Sugarbeet - Fungicide Efficacy and Identification of Environmental Parameters for Disease Development - (Abstract Only)
Bolton, M.D., Khan, M.F. 2009. Management of Rhizoctonia Root Rot of Sugarbeet - Fungicide Efficacy and Identification of Environmental Parameters for Disease Development [abstract]. Phytopathology. 99(6)(Supplement):S14.
Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem Sugar Beet Variety Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeTemmerman, N., Anfinrud, M., Meulemans, M., Rick, K., Burkholz, A., DeBruyne, E., Weyens, G., Barnes, S., Horemans, S., Lefebvre, M., Bolton, M.D. 2009. Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem Sugar Beet Variety. International Sugar Journal. 111(1325):313-317.
Secreted effectors of the tomato leaf mould fungus Cladosporium fulvum are virulence factors that target host defense Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Van Esse, P., De Jonge, R., Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B. 2009. Secreted Effectors of the Tomato Leaf Mould Fungus Cladosporium Fulvum are Virulence Factors that Target Host Defense [abstract.] 25th Fungal Genetics Conference, March 17-22, 2009, Asilomar, CA. p. 527.
The effect of temperature on Rhizoctonia disease development and fungicide efficacy in controlling Rhizoctonia root rot on sugarbeet - (Abstract Only)
Khan, M.F., Qandah, I., Bolton, M.D. 2009. The Effect of Temperature on Rhizoctonia Disease Development and Fungicide Efficacy in Controlling Rhizoctonia Root Rot on Sugarbeet [abstract]. Journal of Sugarbeet Research. 46(1&2):101-102.
Rhizomania resistance in the Tandem® sugar beet variety. - (Abstract Only)
Detemmerman, N., Anfinrud, M., Meulemans, M., Burkholz, A., Debruyne, E., Weyens, G., Barnes, S., Horemans, S., Lefebvre, M., Bolton, M.D. 2009. Rhizomania Resistance in the Tandem® Sugar Beet Variety [abstract]. Journal of Sugarbeet Research. 46(1&2):99.
The effect of temperature on Rhizoctonia disease development and fungicide efficacy in controlling Rhizoctonia root rot on sugarbeet Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Khan, M.F., Quandah, I., Bolton, M.D. 2009. The Effect of Temperature on Rhizoctonia Disease Development and Fungicide Efficacy in Controlling Rhizoctonia Root Rot on Sugarbeet. 2008 Sugarbeet Research and Extension Reports. 39:252-254.
Primary Metabolism and Plant Defense - Fuel for the Fire Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D. 2009. Primary Metabolism and Plant Defense - Fuel for the Fire. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 22(5):487-497.
Transformation of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum with the Green Fluorescent Protein Gene and Fluorescence of Hyphae in Four Inoculated Hosts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
deSilva, A.P., Bolton, M.D., Nelson, B.D. 2009. Transformation of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum with the Green Fluorescent Protein Gene and Fluorescence of Hyphae in Four Inoculated Hosts. Plant Pathology. 48:487-496.
Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat: transcript profiling reveals a high energetic demand supported by transient recruitment of multiple metabolic pathways Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Xu, W., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Lr34-Mediated Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat: Transcript Profiling Reveals a High Energetic Demand Supported by Transient Recruitment of Multiple Metabolic Pathways. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 21(12):1515-1527.
The Cladosporium fulvum virulence protein Avr2 inhibits host proteases require for basal defense Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
van Esse, H.P., van't Klooster, J.W., Bolton, M.D., Yadeta, K.A., Van Baarlen, P., Boeren, S., Vervoort, J., de Wit, P.J.G.M., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2008. The Cladosporium fulvum Virulence Protein Avr2 Inhibits Host Proteases Required for Basal Defense. The Plant Cell. 20:1948-1963.
The complexity of nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen-regulated gene expression in plant pathogenic fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Thomma, B.P.H.J. 2008. The complexity of nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen-regulated gene expression in plant pathogenic fungi. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 72:104-110.
Wheat Leaf Rust Caused by Puccinia triticina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Wheat Leaf Rust Caused by Puccinia triticina. Molecular Plant Pathology. 9(5):563-575.
Comparative transcript profiling of Lr1- and Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat - (Abstract Only)
Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A., Xu, W.W., Garvin, D.F. 2008. Comparative transcript profiling of Lr1- and Lr34-mediated leaf rust resistance in wheat [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, July 26-30, 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. S24.
Comparative transcript profiling of race-specific and non-race specific leaf rust resistance in wheat - (Abstract Only)
Garvin, D.F., Bolton, M.D., Kolmer, J.A. 2008. Comparative transcript profiling of race-specific and non-race specific leaf rust resistance in wheat [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XVI, January 12-16, 2008, San Diego, California. p. 321.
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