Timothy W. McNellis

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Associate Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

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Studies the interaction of plants with bacterial pathogens at the molecular level. These studies involve a model system for ease of genetic analysis as well as a system of importance to agriculture. The overall goal is to improve our understanding of how

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Recent Publications

Flowering Locus T chimeric protein induces floral precocity in edible citrus

Sinn, J. P., Held, J. B., Vosburg, C., Klee, S. M., Orbovic, V., Taylor, E. L., Gottwald, T. R., Stover, E., Moore, G. A. & McNellis, T. W., Feb 2021, In: Plant Biotechnology Journal. 19, 2, p. 215-217 3 p.

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Virulence genetics of an erwinia amylovora putative polysaccharide transporter family member

Klee, S. M., Sinn, J. P., Christian, E., Holmes, A. C., Zhao, K., Lehman, B. L., Peter, K. A., Rosa, C. & McNellis, T. W., Nov 2020, In: Journal of bacteriology. 202, 22, e00390-20.

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Erwinia amylovora auxotrophic mutant exometabolomics and virulence on apples

Klee, S. M., Sinn, J. P., Finley, M., Allman, E. L., Smith, P. B., Aimufua, O., Sitther, V., Lehman, B. L., Krawczyk, T., Peter, K. A. & McNellis, T. W., 2019, In: Applied and environmental microbiology. 85, 15, e00935-19.

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Extragenic suppression of elongation factor P gene mutant phenotypes in erwinia amylovora

Klee, S. M., Sinn, J. P., Holmes, A. C., Lehman, B. L., Krawczyk, T., Peter, K. A. & McNellis, T. W., 2019, In: Journal of bacteriology. 201, 11, e0072218.

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An Erwinia amylovora yjeK mutant exhibits reduced virulence, increased chemical sensitivity and numerous environmentally dependent proteomic alterations

Klee, S. M., Mostafa, I., Chen, S., Dufresne, C., Lehman, B. L., Sinn, J. P., Peter, K. A. & McNellis, T. W., Jul 2018, In: Molecular plant pathology. 19, 7, p. 1667-1678 12 p.

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Identification of apple miRNAs and their potential role in fire blight resistance

Kaja, E., Szcześniak, M. W., Jensen, P. J., Axtell, M. J., McNellis, T. & Makałowska, I., Nov 23 2015, In: Tree Genetics and Genomes. 11, 1

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Erwinia amylovora pyrC mutant causes fire blight despite pyrimidine auxotrophy

Ramos, L. S., Sinn, J. P., Lehman, B. L., Pfeufer, E. E., Peter, K. A. & McNellis, T. W., Jun 1 2015, In: Letters in Applied Microbiology. 60, 6, p. 572-579 8 p.

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Mapping in an apple (Malus x domestica) F1 segregating population based on physical clustering of differentially expressed genes

Jensen, P. J., Fazio, G., Altman, N., Praul, C. & McNellis, T. W., Apr 4 2014, In: BMC genomics. 15, 1, 261.

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Mutation of the Erwinia amylovora argD gene causes arginine auxotrophy, nonpathogenicity in apples, and reduced virulence in pears

Ramos, L. S., Lehman, B. L., Peter, K. A. & McNellis, T. W., 2014, In: Applied and environmental microbiology. 80, 21, p. 6739-6749 11 p.

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