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Plant Pathology Graduate Program



Alexander Putman 


 

Alexander Putman
Office: 951-827-4212
Fax: 951-827-4294
Fawcett Lab 238
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Email: alexander.putman@ucr.edu

Alexander Putman

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Assistant Plant Pathologist

Postdoctoral Researcher Plant Pathology, 2014-2016, University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Plant Pathology (Biotechnology minor), 2014, North Carolina State University
M.S. Agronomy, 2008, University of Connecticut
B.S. Natural Resource Sciences (Turfgrass Management concentration), 2006, University of Maryland


Biography & Research Interests

Beginning on 1 April 2016, the Vegetable and Strawberry Pathology Program will set out to address disease challenges facing the production of these crops in California.  To understand these diseases the Program will integrate various research approaches that could include cropping systems, epidemiology, host resistance, pathogen biology, remote sensing, or soil ecology.  Specifically, a focus area of the Program will be diseases caused by soilborne fungi including Fusarium, Macrophomina, Sclerotinia, and Verticillium, which cause significant damage to crops such as strawberry and lettuce in Southern California.  Research projects will directly support extension efforts to provide improved disease management options to growers and to improve the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the California vegetable and strawberry industries.  

Awards

 

Publications

Putman, A.I., L.P. Tredway, and I. Carbone. 2015. Characterization and distribution of mating-type genes of the turfgrass pathogen Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on a global scale. Fungal Genetics and Biology 81:25-40.

Putman, A.I., and I. Carbone. 2014. Challenges in analysis and interpretation of microsatellite data for population genetic studies. Ecology and Evolution 4:4399-4428. (open access)

Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, A.I. Putman, I. Carbone, and L.P. Tredway et al. 2013. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 April–31 May 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources 13:966-968.

Putman, A.I., and J.E. Kaminski. 2011. Mowing frequency and plant growth regulator effects on dollar spot severity and on duration of dollar spot control by fungicides. Plant Disease 95:1433-1442. (open access)

Putman, A.I., G. Jung, and J.E. Kaminski. 2010. Geographic distribution of fungicide-insensitive Sclerotinia homoeocarpa isolates from golf courses in the northeastern United States. Plant Disease 94:186-195. (open access)

Kaminski, J.E., and A.I. Putman. 2009. Safety of bispyribac-sodium on colonial bentgrass and influence on brown patch severity. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 11(1):219-226.

Supplementary Data

Putman, A.I., L.P. Tredway, and I. Carbone. 2015. Data from: Characterization and distribution of mating-type genes of the turfgrass pathogen Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on a global scale. Dryad Digital Repository. (get data)

Putman, A.I. and I. Carbone. 2014. Data from: Challenges in analysis and interpretation of microsatellite data for population genetic studies. Dryad Digital Repository. (get data)


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