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Ornamental Pathology
 
Office Location: 138 Plant Biotechnology Building
 
Office Phone: 865-974-0206
 
 
 
 
 
Education:
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Major: Plant Pathology
 
M.S., Mississippi State University, Major: Plant Pathology
 
B.S., Mississippi State University, Major: Plant Pathology and Weed Science
 
Specialties:
Epidemiology and Disease Control of Foliar Pathogens
 
Host Plant Resistance in Ornamentals
 
Diseases of Ornamental Plants
 
Rust in Ornamental and Agronomic Switchgrass
 
Thousand Cankers Disease of Black Walnut
 
 
 
Research Description:
Our laboratory investigates how plants resist diseases and how fungi attempt to overcome resistance mechanisms. We are interested also in how disease epidemics develop over time and how we can exploit (alter) disease cycles to manage diseases.
 
Representative Publications:
Hadziabdic, D.P., A. Wadl, M. Vito, S.L. Boggess, B.E. Scheffler, M.T. Windham and R.N. Trigiano. 2012. Development and characterization of sixteen microsatellite loci for Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease in black walnut (Juglans nigra). Conservation Genetics Resources 4:287-289.
 
Cheng, Qunkang, A.S. Windham, W.E. Klingeman, Sakhanokho Hamidou, A.M. Saxton, Y. Li and M.T. Windham. 2011. Histological investigation of the infection processes of Discula destructiva on leaves of Cornus florida. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 33(4):525-531.
 
Clark, J.S., E.K. Blythe, W.E. Copes, A.S. Windham, S.C. Bost and M.T. Windham. 2011. Growth sensitivity of Corynespora cassiicola to thiophanate methyl, ipodione and fludioxinil. Plant Health Progress. DOI:10:1094/PHP-2011-0926-03-RS.
 
Grant, J.F., M.T. Windham, W.G. Haun, G.J. Wiggins and P.L. Lambdin. 2011. Initial assessment of thousand cankers disease on black walnut, Juglans nigra, in Eastern Tennessee. Forests 2:741-748.
 
Hadziabdic, D.P., P.A. Wadl, L.M. Vito, S. Boggess, B.E. Scheffler, M.T. Windham and R.N. Trigiano. 2011. Development and characterization of sixteen microsatellite loci for Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease in black walnut (Juglans nigra). Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI:10.1007/s12686-011-9526-0.
 
Windham, M.T., S.M. Reed, M. Mmbaga, A.S. Windham, Y. Li and T. Rhinehart. 2011. Evaluation of powdery mildew resistance in Hydrangea macrophylla. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 29(2):60-64.

 

 
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