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Scruggs A. C., Basaiah T., Adams M. L., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2017) Genetic diversity, fungicide sensitivity, and host resistance to Ceratocystis fimbriata infecting sweetpotato in North Carolina. Plant Disease 101: 994-1001.

Wallace E. and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2017) Analysis of microsatellites from the transcriptome of downy mildew pathogens and their application for characterization of Pseudoperonospora populations. PeerJ 5: e3266.

Kousik C. S., Ji P., Egel D., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2017) Fungicide rotation schemes for managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon across Southeastern United States. Plant Health Progress 18: 28-34.


Withers S., Gongora-Castillo E., Gent D., Thomas A., Ojiambo P., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2016) Using next-generation sequencing to develop molecular diagnostics for Pseudoperonospora cubensis, the cucurbit downy mildew pathogen. Phytopathology 106: 1105-1116.

Scruggs A. C. and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2016) Cultural, chemical, and alternative control strategies for Rhizopus soft rot of sweetpotato. Plant Disease 100: 1532-1540.

Scruggs A. C. and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2016) Etiology and epidemiological conditions promoting Fusarium root rot in sweetpotato. Phytopathology 106: 909-919.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Al-Haddad J., Scruggs A. C., Buell C. R., and Trail F. (2016) Susceptibility of maize to stalk rot caused by Fusarium graminearum deoxynivalenol and zearalenone mutants. Phytopathology 106: 920-927.

Wolfenbarger S. N., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., and Gent D. H. (2016) Powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera macularis on hop (Humulus lupulus L.) in North Carolina. Plant Disease 100: 1245.

Naegele R. P., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Kurjan J. D., Saude C., and Hausbeck M. (2016) Regional and temporal population structure of Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Michigan and Ontario. Phytopathology 106: 372-379.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Vargas A. M., Naegele R. P., Francis D. M., and Hausbeck M. (2016) Resistance to crown and root rot caused by Phytophthora capsici in a tomato advanced backcross of Solanum habrochaites and Solanum lycopersicon. Plant Disease 100: 829-835.

Wallace E., Choi Y. J., Thines M., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2016) First report of Plasmopara aff. australis on Luffa cylindrica in the United States. Plant Disease 100: 537.


Wallace E., Adams M., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2015) First report of downy mildew on buffalo gourd (Cucurbita foetidissima) caused by Pseudoperonospora cubensis in North Carolina. Plant Disease 99: 1861.

Rodriguez-Salamanca L. M., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Naegele R. P., and Hausbeck M. (2015) Characterization, epidemiology, and management of anthracnose in celery. Plant Disease 99: 1832-1840.

Ojiambo P. S., Gent D. H., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Hausbeck M. K., and Holmes G. J. (2015) Epidemiology and population biology of Pseudoperonospora cubensis: A model system for management of downy mildews. Annual Review of Phytopathology 53: 223-246.

Cohen Y., Van den Langenberg K. M., Wehner T. C., Ojiambo P. S., Hausbeck M., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Lebeda A., Sierotzki H., and Gisi U. (2015) Resurgence of Pseudoperonospora cubensis – the agent of cucurbit downy mildew. Phytopathology 105: 998-1012.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Withers S., Butler S., Birdsell T., and Schultheis J. (2015) First report of Plectosporium blight on pumpkin and squash caused by Plectosporium tabacinum in North Carolina. Plant Disease 99: 724.

Kousik C., Parada C., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2015) First report of Phytophthora fruit rot on bitter gourd (Mormodica charantia) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) caused by Phytophthora capsici. Plant Health Progress 16: 93-94.

Holmes G., Ojiambo P., Hausbeck M., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., and Keinath A. P. (2015) Resurgence of cucurbit downy mildew in the United States: A watershed event for research and extension. Plant Disease 99: 428-441.


Scruggs A. C., Butler S., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2014) First report of Cladosporium leaf spot of spinach caused by Cladosporium variabile in North CarolinaPlant Disease 98: 1741.

Wallace E., Adams M., Ivors K., Ojiambo P., and Quesada-Ocampo L. M. (2014) First report of Pseudoperonospora cubensis causing cucurbit downy mildew on Momordica balsamina and M. charantia in North CarolinaPlant Disease 98: 1279.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Butler S., Withers S., and Ivors K. (2014) First report of Fusarium rot of garlic bulbs caused by Fusarium proliferatum in North CarolinaPlant Disease 98: 1009.

Naegele R. P., Boyle S., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., and Hausbeck M. K. (2014) Genetic diversity, population structure, and resistance to Phytophthora capsici of a worldwide collection of eggplant germplasmPLoS ONE 9(5): e95930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095930.


Kawahara L. Y., de la Bastide M., Hamilton J. P., Kanamori H., McCombie R., Ouyang S., Schwartz D., Tanaka T., Wu J., Zhou S., Childs K. L., Davidson R. M., Lin H., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Vaillancourt B., Sakai H., Lee S. S., Kim J., Numa H., Itoh T., Buell R. and Matsumoto T. (2013) Improvement of the Oryza sativa Nipponbare reference genome using next generation sequence and optical map data. Rice 6: 4.


Granke L. L.*, Quesada-Ocampo L. M.*, Lamour K. H., and Hausbeck M. K. (2012) Advances in research on Phytophthora capsici on vegetable crops in the United States. Plant Disease 96: 1588-1600. *First co-authors. 7th most downloaded paper in the journal during 2012.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Granke L. L., Gutting H. C., Olsen J., Lebeda A., Runge F., Thines M., and Hausbeck M. K. (2012) The genetic structure of Pseudoperonospora cubensis global populations. Plant Disease 96: 1459-1470.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Lebeis A. C., Werner N. A., Fulbright D. W. and Hausbeck M. K. (2012) Genetic diversity of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Michigan commercial tomato fields. Plant Disease 96: 788-796.

Granke L. L.*, Quesada-Ocampo L. M. *, and Hausbeck M. K. (2012) Differences in virulence of Phytophthora capsici isolates from a worldwide collection on host fruits. European Journal of Plant Pathology 132: 281-296. *First co-authors.


Quesada-Ocampo L. M.*, Granke L. L.* and Hausbeck M. K. (2011) Temporal genetic structure of Phytophthora capsici populations from a creek used for irrigation in Michigan. Plant Disease 95: 1358-1369. *First co-authors.

Granke L. L., Quesada-Ocampo L. M. and Hausbeck M. K. (2011) Variation in Phenotypic Characteristics of Phytophthora capsici Isolates From a Worldwide Collection. Plant Disease 95: 1080-1088.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Granke L. L., Mercier M. R., Olsen J., and Hausbeck M. K. (2011) Investigating the global population structure of Phytophthora capsici. Phytopathology 101: 1061-1073. *Editor’s pick for August issue and on popular papers for September issue.

Savory E. A., Granke L. L., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Varbanova M., Hausbeck M. K., and Day B. (2011) The cucurbit downy mildew pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis. Molecular Plant Pathology 12: 217-226. *Cover for April issue.


Quesada-Ocampo L. M. and Hausbeck M. K. (2010) Resistance in tomato and wild relatives to crown and root rot caused by Phytophthora capsici. Phytopathology 100: 619-627. *Cover for June issue.


Bos J., Chaparro-Garcia A., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., McSpadden Gardener B. and Kamoun S. (2009) Distinct amino acids of the Phytophthora infestans effector AVR3a condition activation of R3a hypersensitivity and suppression of cell death. MPMI 22: 269-281.

Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Fulbright D. W. and Hausbeck M. K. (2009) Susceptibility of Fraser Fir to Phytophthora capsici. Plant Disease 93: 135-141.

Vargas A. M., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Céspedes M. C., Carreño N., González A., Rojas A., Zuluaga A. P., Myers K., Fry W. E., Jiménez P., Bernal A. J. and Restrepo S. (2009) Characterization of Phytophthora infestans populations in Colombia: first report of the A2 mating type. Phytopathology 99: 82-88.


Matute D. R., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Rauscher J. T. and McEwen J. G. (2008) Evidence for positive selection in putative virulence factors within the Paracoccidioides brasiliensis species complex. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2 (9): e296. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000296.


Lopez C.*, Quesada-Ocampo L. M.*, Bohorquez A., Duque M. C., Vargas J., Tohme J. and Verdier V. (2007) Mapping EST-derived SSRs and ESTs involved in resistance to bacterial blight in Manihot esculenta Crantz. Genome 50 (12): 1078-1088. *First co-authors.


Matute D. R., Sepúlveda V. E., Quesada L. M., Goldman G., Taylor J. W., Restrepo A. and McEwen J. G. (2006) Microsatellite analysis of three phylogenetic species of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 44: 2153-2157.

Garnica D. P., Pinzon A. M., Quesada-Ocampo L. M., Bernal A. J., Barreto E., Grunwald N. J. and Restrepo S. (2006) Survey and analysis of microsatellites from transcript sequences in Phytophthora species: frequency, distribution and potential as markers for the genus.  BMC Genomics 7: 245-256.