Publications

  1. Mendis H. C., Thomas, V. P., Schwientek, P.,Salamzade, R., Waidyarathne, P., Kloepper, J & De La Fuente, L. (2018). Strain-Specific Quantification of Root Colonization by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Bacillus firmus I-1582 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens QST713 in non-sterile soil and field conditions. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0193119
  2. H. Chen, P. P. Kandel, L. F. Cruz, P.A. Cobine, and L. De La Fuente. 2017. The major outer membrane protein MopB is required for twitching movement and affects biofilm formation and virulence in two Xylella fastidiosa strains. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 30(11): 896-905.
  3. Kandel, P. P., Almeida, R. P., Cobine, P. A., & De La Fuente, L. (2017). Natural competence rates are variable among Xylella fastidiosa strains and homologous recombination occurs in vitro between subspecies fastidiosa and multiplex. Molecular plant-microbe interactions, 30(7), 589-600.
  4. Kandel, P. P., Lopez, S. M., Almeida, R. P., & De La Fuente, L. (2016). Natural competence of Xylella fastidiosa occurs at a high frequency inside microfluidic chambers mimicking the bacterium’s natural habitats. Applied and environmental microbiology, 82(17), 5269-5277.
  5. Parker, J.K., H. Chen, S.E. McCarty, L. Liu, and L. De La Fuente. 2016. Calcium transcriptionally regulates the biofilm machinery of Xylella fastidiosa to promote continued biofilm development in batch cultures. Environmental Microbiology, 18(5), 1620–1634.
  6. Candresse, T., Winters, S., L. De La Fuente, M.A. Jacques, C. Bragard and others. 2016. EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health). Susceptibility of Citrus , Quercus ilex and Vitis spp. to Xylella fastidiosa strain CoDiRO. EFSA Journal 2016; 14(10):4601 [19 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4601
  7. Winters, S., L. De La Fuente, M.A. Jacques, C. Bragard and others. 2016. EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health). Statement on diversity of Xylella fastidiosa pauca in Apulia. EFSA Journal 2016; 14(8):4542, 19 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2016.454
  8. Winters, S., C. Bragard, L. De La Fuente, S. Parnell and others. 2016. EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health). Treatment solutions to cure Xylella fastidiosa diseased plants. EFSA Journal 2016; 14(4):4456 [12 pp.]. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4456
  9. Winters, S., C. Bragard, L. De La Fuente, S. Parnell and others. 2016. EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health). Scientific opinion on four statements questioning the EU control strategy against Xylella fastidiosa. EFSA Journal 2016; 14(3):4450 [24 pp.]. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4450.
  10. Navarrete, F., and L. De La Fuente. Zinc detoxification is required for full virulence and modification of the host leaf ionome by Xylella fastidiosa. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 28(4):497-507.
  11. Parker, J.K., L.F. Cruz, M.R. Evans, and L. De La Fuente. 2015. Presence of calcium-binding motifs in PilY1 homologs correlates with Ca-mediated twitching motility and evolutionary history across diverse bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 362(4):1-9.
  12. Oliver, J.E., P. A. Cobine, and L. De La Fuente. Xylella fastidiosa isolates from both subsp. multiplex and fastidiosa cause disease on southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) under greenhouse conditions. Phytopathology, 105(7):855-862.
  13. Winters, S., C. Bragard, L. De La Fuente, E. Rogers and others. 2015. EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health). Scientific opinion on Vitis response to Xylella fastidiosa strain CoDiRO. EFSA Journal 2015; 13(11):4314. 20 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4314.
  14. Whidden, M., N.G. Cogan, M.R. Donahue, F. Navarrete, and L. De La Fuente. A two-dimensional multiphase model of biofilm formation in microfluidic chambers. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 1-19. DOI 10.1007/s11538-015-0115-3.
  15. Sibaja B., E. Culbertson, P. Marshall, R. Boy, R.M. Broughton, A. Aguilar Solano, M. Esquivel, J.K. Parker, L. De La Fuente, and M.L. Auad. Preparation of alginate–chitosan fibers with potential biomedical applications. Carbohydrate Polymers, 134:598-608.
  16. Leite, B., R. Dziedzic, Cruz, L.F., A.L. Gillian-Daniel, C. Nielsen, and L. De La Fuente. The use of microcontact printing of thiols to evaluate attachment of Xylella fastidiosa under distinct conditions of calcium availability. Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (Suppl 3), doi:10.1017/S143192761500433X.
  17. De La Fuente, L., F. Navarrete, J.E. Oliver, L.F. Cruz and P.A. Cobine. The influence of metal elements on virulence in plant pathogenic bacteria. In Virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria, American Phytopathological Society (APS) Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. N. Wang, L. De La Fuente, J. Jones, J. Ham, F. White, G. Sundin, S. Hogenhaut, C. Roper (Eds.).
  18. Zaini, P.; S. Burdman, M. Igo, J.K. Parker and L. De La Fuente. Fimbrial and afimbrial adhesins involved in bacterial attachment to surfaces. In Virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria, American Phytopathological Society (APS) Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. N. Wang, L. De La Fuente, J. Jones, J. Ham, F. White, G. Sundin, S. Hogenhaut, C. Roper (Eds.).
  19. Cursino, L., D. Athinuwat, K.R. Patel, C.D. Galvani, P.A. Zaini, Y. Li, L. De La Fuente, H.C. Hoch, T.J. Burr, and P. Mowery. Characterization of the Xylella fastidiosa PD1671 Gene encoding degenerate c-di-GMP GGDEF/EAL domains, and its role in the development of Pierce’s disease. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121851. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121851.
  20. Cruz, L.F., J.K. Parker, P.A. Cobine, and L. De La Fuente. Calcium-enhanced twitching motility in Xylella fastidiosa is linked to a single PilY1 homolog. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80 (23):7176-7185.
  21. Oliver, J.E., S. A. Sefick, J. K. Parker, T. Arnold, P. A. Cobine, and L. De La Fuente. Ionome changes in Xylella fastidiosa-infected Nicotiana tabacum correlate with virulence and discriminate between subspecies of bacterial isolates. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 27(10):1048-1058.
  22. Navarrete, F., and L. De La Fuente. 2014. Xylella fastidiosa response to zinc: decreased culturability, increased exopolysaccharide production, and resilient biofilms under flow conditions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80 (3):1097-1107.
  23. Parker, J.K., S. R. Wisotsky, E. G. Johnson, F. M. Hijaz, N. Killiny, M. E. Hilf, and L. De La Fuente. Viability of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ prolonged by addition of citrus juice to culture medium. Phytopathology, 104 (1):15-26.
  24. Cai, W., L. De La Fuente, C. R. Arias. Biofilm formation by the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare: development and parameters affecting surface attachment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(18): 5633-5642.
  25. De La Fuente, L., J.K. Parker, J.E. Oliver, S. Granger, P.M. Brannen, E. van Santen, and P.A. Cobine. 2013. The bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa affects the leaf ionome of plant hosts during infection. PLoS ONE, 8(5): e62945. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062945.
  26. Cogan, N.G., M.R. Donahue, M. Whidden, and L. De La Fuente. Pattern formation exhibited by biofilm formation within microfluidic chambers. The Biophysical Journal, 104(9):1867-1874.
  27. Cobine, P., L. Cruz, F. Navarrete, D. Duncan, M. Tygart, and L. De La Fuente. Xylella fastidiosa differentially accumulates mineral elements in biofilm and planktonic cells. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e54936. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054936.
  28. Mavrodi, D. M., O.V. Mavrodi, L. De La Fuente, B.B. Landa, D.M. Weller, and L.S. Thomashow. Management of plant pathogens and pests using microbial biological control agents. In Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, 3rd ed. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), USA, 2014. ISBN 9781466500815. R. N. Trigiano and B. H. Owley (Eds).
  29. Yanes, M.L., L. De La Fuente, N. Altier and A. Arias. Characterization of native fluorescent Pseudomonas isolates associated with alfalfa roots in Uruguayan agroecosystems. Biological Control, 63(3): 287-295.
  30. Sang-Dal, K., L. De La Fuente, D.M. Weller, and L.S. Thomashow. 2012. Colonizing ability of Pseudomonas fluorescens 2112, among collections of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing Pseudomonas fluorescens in pea rhizosphere. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22(6): 763-770.
  31. Cruz, L.F., P.A. Cobine, and L. De La Fuente. Calcium increases surface attachment, biofilm formation, and twitching motility in Xylella fastidiosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(5):1321-1331.
  32. Parker, J.K., J. Harvird, and L. De La Fuente. 2012. Differentiation of Xylella fastidiosa strains via multi-locus sequence analysis of environmentally-mediated genes (MLSA-E). Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(5):1385-1396.
  33. Burdman, S., O. Bahar, J.K. Parker, and L. De La Fuente. Involvement of type IV pili in pathogenicity of plant pathogenic bacteria. Genes, 2:706-735.
  34. Cursino, L., C.D. Galvani, D. Athinuwat, P.A. Zaini, Y. Li, L. De La Fuente, H.C. Hoch, T.J. Burr, and P. Mowery. 2011. Identification of pilL as a component of a chemosensory operon that controls twitching motility and virulence in Xylella fastidiosa. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 24:1198-1206.
  35. De La Fuente, L., and S. Burdman. Pathogenic and beneficial plant-associated bacteria. In Agricultural Sciences, [Ed.Rattan Lal], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]
  36. De La Fuente, and H. Hoch. Promises and realities of nanotechnology for plant pathology. Tropical plant pathology, 36:13-15.
  37. Bahar, O., L. De La Fuente and S. Burdman. Assessing adhesion, biofilm formation and motility of Acidovorax citrulli using microfuidic flow chambers. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 312:33-39.
  38. Cursino, L., Y. Li, P. Zaini, L. De La Fuente, H.C. Hoch and T.J. Burr. Twitching motility and biofilm formation are associated with tonB1 in Xylella fastidiosa. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 299:193-199
  39. Zaini, P., L. De La Fuente, H.C. Hoch and T.J. Burr. Grapevine xylem sap enhances biofilm development by Xylella fastidiosa. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 295:129-134.
  40. De La Fuente, L., T.J. Burr, and H.C. Hoch. 2008. Autoaggregation of Xylella fastidiosa cells is influenced by type I and type IV pili. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74: 5579-5582.
  41. De La Fuente, L., O.V. Mavrodi, N. Bajsa, and D.V. Mavrodi. Antibiotics produced by fluorescent Pseudomonas. In Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes. A Laboratory Manual, Part A: Bacteria, pp. 249-255. S. Sorvari and A. M. Pirttilä (Eds.). BioBien Innovations, Piikkiö, Finland.
  42. De La Fuente, L., O.V. Mavrodi, N. Bajsa and D.V. Mavrodi. Detection of antibiotic biosynthetic genes of biocontrol fluorescent Pseudomonas by PCR (Experimental procedures). In Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes. A Laboratory Manual, pp. 81-84. Sorvari and A. M. Pirttilä (Eds.), BioBien Innovations, Piikkiö, Finland.
  43. De La Fuente, L., J. Burr, and H.C. Hoch. 2007. Mutations in type I and type IV pilus biosynthetic genes affect twitching motility rates in Xylella fastidiosa. Journal of Bacteriology, 189:7507-7510.
  44. De La Fuente, L., E. Montanes, Meng, Y. Li, T.J. Burr, H.C. Hoch, and M. Wu. 2007. Assessing adhesion forces of type I and type IV pili of Xylella fastidiosa using a microfluidic flow chamber. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73:2690-2696.
  45. Li, Y., G. Hao, C.D. Galvani, Y. Meng, L. De La Fuente, H.C. Hoch, and T.J. Burr. Type I and type IV pili of Xylella fastidiosa affect twitching motility, biofilm formation, and cell-cell aggregation. Microbiology, 153:719-726.
  46. De La Fuente, L., D.V. Mavrodi, L.S. Thomashow, and D.M. Weller. 2007. Utilization of trehalose, benzoate, valerate, and seed and root exudates by genotypes of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol producing Pseudomonas fluorescens. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 39:2712–2722.
  47. Weller, D.M., B.B. Landa, O.V. Mavrodi, K. Schroeder, L. De La Fuente, S. Blouin-Bankhead, R. Allende-Molar, R.F. Bonsall, D.V. Mavrodi, and L.S. Thomashow. Role of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. in the defense of plant roots. Plant Biology, 9:4-20.
  48. De La Fuente, L., B.B. Landa, and D.M. Weller. Host crop affects rhizosphere colonization and competitiveness of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing Pseudomonas fluorescens. Phytopathology, 96:751-762.
  49. De La Fuente, L., D.V. Mavrodi, B.B. Landa, L.S. Thomashow, and D.M. Weller. 2006. phlD-based genetic diversity and detection of genotypes of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing Pseudomonas fluorescens. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 56:64-78.
  50. Validov, S., O. Mavrodi, L. De La Fuente, A. Boronin, D. Weller, L. Thomashow, and D. Mavrodi. Antagonistic activity among 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 242:249-256.
  51. Bajsa N., L. Quagliotto, M.L. Yanes, P. Vaz, G. Azziz, L. De La Fuente, P. Bagnasco, D. Davyt, C. Pérez, F. Ducamp, N. Altier & A. Arias. Selección de Pseudomonas fluorescentes nativas para controlar enfermedades de implantación en praderas. Agrociencia, 9: 321-325.
  52. De La Fuente, L., L.S. Thomashow, D.M. Weller, N. Bajsa, L. Quagliotto, L. Chernin, and A. Arias. 2004. Pseudomonas fluorescens UP61 isolated from birdsfoot trefoil rhizosphere produces multiple antibiotics and exerts a broad spectrum of biocontrol activity. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 110:671-681.
  53. De La Fuente, L., L. Quagliotto, N. Bajsa, E. Fabiano, N. Altier, and A. Arias. Inoculation with Pseudomonas fluorescens biocontrol strains does not affect the symbiosis between rhizobia and forage legumes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 34:545-548.
  54. Pérez, C., L. De La Fuente, Arias, and N. Altier. 2001. Uso de Pseudomonas fluorescentes nativas para el control de enfermedades de implantación en Lotus corniculatus. Agrociencia, 5:41-47.
  55. Bagnasco, P., L. De La Fuente, F. Noya, G. Gualtieri, and A. Arias. Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. as biocontrol agents against forage legume root pathogenic fungi. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 30:1317-1322.
  56. Chernin, L., L. De La Fuente, V. Sobolev, S. Haran, C. E. Vorgias, A. Oppenheim, and I. Chet. 1997. Molecular cloning, structural analysis and expression in Escherichia coli of a chitinase from Enterobacter agglomerans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 63:834-839.
  57. Fabiano, E., P. R. Gill, F. Noya, P. Bagnasco, L. De La Fuente, and A. Arias. Siderophore-mediated iron acquisition mutants in Rhizobium meliloti 242 and its effect on the nodulation kinetic on alfalfa nodules. Symbiosis, 19:197-211.