Dr. Ron Brlansky
Citrus tree decline diseases including blight and tristeza; identification of the cause of blight; development of detection methods for citrus viruses and bacteria; insect vectors of systemic pathogens; identification and detection of citrus viruses and systemic pathogens not present in Florida.
Roy, A., A. Fayad, G. Barthe, and R. H. Brlansky. 2005. A multiplex polymerase chain reaction method for reliable, sensitive and simultaneous detection of multiple viruses in citrus trees. J. Virol. Meth. 129(1):47-55.
Roy, A., K. L. Manjunath, and R. H. Brlansky. 2005. Assessment of sequence diversity in the 5'- terminal region of Indian Citrus tristeza virus isolates. Virus Research 113:132-142.
Brlansky, R. H., A. Roy, D. S. Howd, A. Fayad, and A. Kahlon. 2005. Aphid transmission from Citrus tristeza virus complexes. Phytopathology (in press).
Damsteegt, V. D., R. H. Brlansky, P. A. Phillips, and A. Roy.2005. Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa Wells, causal agent of citrus variegated chlorosis by the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata Say. Plant Disease (in press).
Li, W., R. H. Brlansky, and J. S. Hartung. 2005. Amplification of DNA of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri from historical herbarium specimens. J. Microbiol. Meth. (in press).
Roy, A. and R. H. Brlansky. 2004. Genotype classification and molecular evidence for the presence of mixed infections in Indian Citrus tristeza virus isolates. Archives of Virology 149:1911-1929.
Futch, S. H. and R. H. Brlansky. 2004. Field diagnosis of citrus tristeza virus. Citrus Industry 85:22-23.
Roy, A., K. L. Manjunath, and R. H. Brlansky. 2004. Changes in the population dynamics of a Florida Citrus tristeza virus isolates upon aphid transmission. Phytopathology 94(6):S90.
Brlansky, R. H, A. Roy, and V. D. Damsteegt. 2004. Aphid transmission of stem pitting Citrus tristeza virus from mixed virus infections. Phytopathology 94(6):S10.
Mondal, S. N., D. S. Howd, R. H. Brlansky, and L. W. Timmer. 2004. Mating and pseudothecial development in Mycosphaerella citri, the cause of citrus greasy spot. Phytopathology 94:978-982.