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Amy Charkowski
Professor & Head, Dept of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management
Agricultural Biology
College of Agricultural Sciences

Nutrien Building Building, Room
  • Ph D, Cornell University; Plant Pathology
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Biochemistry and Plant Pathology

Amy Charkowski's research combines fundamental discoveries in plant disease with development of directly applicable tools to detect pathogens and prevent crop losses. She has also led development of academic programs designed to improve agricultural literacy.

Joshi, Janak Raj, Khazanov, Netaly, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Faigenboim, Adi, Senderowitz, Hanoch, Yedidia, Iris, (2021) "Interkingdom Signaling Interference: The Effect of Plant-Derived Small Molecules on Quorum Sensing in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria" ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, VOL 59, 2021 59 153-190

Ge, Tongling, Jiang, He, Tan, Ek Han, Johnson, Steven B, Larkin, Robert P, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Secor, Gary, Hao, Jianjun, (2021) Pangenomic Analysis of Dickeya dianthicola Strains Related to the Outbreak of Blackleg and Soft Rot of Potato in the United States Plant Disease

Secor, Gary, Rivera-Varas, Viviana, Johnson, Steve, Greiner, Blake, Larson, Kal, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Karim, Shaista, (2021) Potato Seed Decay and Stand Loss is Not Caused by Dickeya Spread during Cutting and Handling of Seed Potatoes AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POTATO RESEARCH 98 1 64-71

Ge, Tongling, Jiang, He, Johnson, Steven B., Larkin, Robert P., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Secor, Gary, Hao, Jianjun, (2021) Genotyping Dickeya dianthicola Causing Potato Blackleg and Soft Rot Outbreak Associated With Inoculum Geography in the United States PLANT DISEASE 105 7 1976-1983

Zeng, Yuan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2021) "The Role of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters in Bacterial Phytopathogenesis" PHYTOPATHOLOGY 111 4 600-610

Curland, Rebecca D., Mainello, Amanda, Perry, Keith L., Hao, Jianjun, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Bull, Carolee T., McNally, Ryan R, Johnson, Steven B., Rosenzweig, Noah, Secor, Gary A., Larkin, Robert P., Gugino, Beth K., Ishimaru, Carol A., (2021) Species of Dickeya and Pectobacterium Isolated during an Outbreak of Blackleg and Soft Rot of Potato in Northeastern and North Central United States MICROORGANISMS 9 8 1733

Taylor, Damar, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Zeng, Yuan, (2021) Laboratory Assays Used to Rank Potato Cultivar Tolerance to Blackleg Showed That Tuber Vacuum Infiltration Results Correlate With Field Observations PLANT DISEASE 105 3 585-591

Joshi, Janak Raj, Yao, Linxing, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Heuberger, Adam L, (2021) Metabolites from Wild Potato Inhibit Virulence Factors of the Soft Rot and Blackleg Pathogen Pectobacterium brasiliense MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS 34 1 100-109

Zeng, Yuan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "A comparative analysis of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters provides insight into the evolution of pathogenicity in soft-rot Pectobacteriaceae" Phytopathology 110 12 151S

Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Sharma, Kalpana, Parker, Monica L, Secor, Gary , John, Elphinstone, (2020) "Bacterial Diseases of Potato" Springer International Publishing 351-388

Reynoso, Matias, Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina , Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Designing primers to improve detection of Pectobacterium species" Phytopathology 110 12 174S

Fulladolsa Palma, Ana Cristina, Zeng, Yuan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Detection of Spongospora subterranea in commercial peat-based potting mix and potting mix sanitation" Phytopathology 110 12 173S

Joshi, Janak Raj, Khazanov, Netaly, Khadka, Nirmal, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Burdman, Saul, Carmi, Nir, Yedidia, Iris, Senderowitz, Hanoch, (2020) Direct Binding of Salicylic Acid to Pectobacterium N-Acyl-Homoserine Lactone Synthase ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 15 7 1883-1891

Nasaruddin, Afnan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Elucidation of FliA regulation of methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein genes in Dickeya dadantii 3937" Phytopathology 110 12 151S

Alaryan, Maryam, Zeng, Yuan, Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Evaluation of cover crops and diploid potatoes to reduce S. subterranea soil inoculum" Phytopathology 110 12 71S

Karim, Shaista, Joshi, Janak R, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "From Metabolomics to Functional Phenotypes: Revealing Metabolic Features of Diploid Potato Species (Solanum chacoense) in Response to Blackleg Disease" Phytopathology 110 12 96S

Taylor, Damar, Zeng, Yuan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Laboratory examination of Colorado potato cultivar field tolerance to blackleg disease" Phytopathology 110 12 157S

Joshi, Janak R, Heuberger, Adam, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) "Lessons from the wild: a unique chemistry of wild potato that enables resistance to bacterial disease" Phytopathology 110 12 152S

Tongling, Ge, Johnson, Steven , Larkin, Robert P., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Hao, Jianjun, (2020) "Pathogen synergism of blackleg disease on potato" Phytopathology 110 12 211S

Forbes, Gregory A. , Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Andrade-Piedra, Jorge, Parker, Monica L., Schulte-Geldermann, Elmar, (2020) "Potato Seed Systems" Springer 431-447

Zeng, Yuan, Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Cordova, Andrew M., O'Neill, Patrick Patrick Joseph, Gray, Stewart M., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2020) Evaluation of Effects of Chemical Soil Treatments and Potato Cultivars on Spongospora subterranea Soil Inoculum and Incidence of Powdery Scab and Potato Mop-Top Virus in Potato PLANT DISEASE 104 11 2807-2816

Zeng, Yuan, Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Houser, Andrew, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2019) Colorado Seed Potato Certification Data Analysis Shows Mosaic and Blackleg are Major Diseases of Seed Potato and Identifies Tolerant Potato Varieties Plant Disease 103 2 192-199

Ma, Xing, Perna, Nicole T., Glasner, Jeremy D., Hao, Jianjun, Johnson, Steven, Nasaruddin, Afnan Shazwan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Wu, Shan, Fei, Zhangjun, Perry, Keith L., Stodghill, Paul, Swingle, Bryan, (2019) Complete Genome Sequence of Dickeya dianthicola ME23, a Pathogen Causing Blackleg and Soft Rot Diseases of Potato Microbiology Resource Announcements 8 7 e01526

Mallik, Ipsita, Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Yellareddygari, S.K.R, Bittara, Francisco G., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Gudmestad, Neil C., Detection and Quantification of Spongospora subterranea Sporosori in Soil by Quantitative Real-Time PCR Plant Disease 103 12 3189-3198

Karim, Shaista, NcNally, Richard Ryan, Nasaruddin, Afnan S., DeReeper, Alexis, Mauleon, Ramil P., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Leach, Jan E, Ben-Hur, Asa, Triplett, Lindsey R, (2019) Development of the Automated Primer Design Workflow Uniqprimer and Diagnostic Primers for the Broad-Host-Range Plant Pathogen Dickeya dianthicola Plant Disease 103 11 2893-2902

Nasaruddin, Afnan S, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Babler, Brooke N, Perna, Nicole T, Glasner, Jeremy D, (2019) First Report of Dickeya dianthicola Causing Blackleg on Potato in Texas Plant Disease 103 8 2121-2121

Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Cai, Xingkui, Whitworth, Jonathan, Gray, Stewart, Jansky, Shelley, (2019) Germplasm with Resistance to Potato virus Y Derived from Solanum chacoense: Clones M19 (39-7) and M20 (XD3) American Journal of Potato Research 96 4 390-395

Fulladolsa Palma, Ana Cristina , Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2019) "Monitoring potato pathogens in the Plant Diagnostic Clinic at Colorado State University" Phytopathology 109 11 S

Babujee, Lavanya, Witherell, Robert A., Mikami, Kakeru, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Aiuchi, Daigo, Rakotondrafara, Aurelie M., (2019) Optimization of an isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification method for real-time detection of Potato virus Y O and N types in potato Journal of Virological Methods 267 16-21

Zeng, Yuan, Abdo, Zaid, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Stewart, Jane E, Frost, Kenneth, (2019) Responses of bacterial and fungal community structure to different rates of 1, 3-Dichloropropene fumigation Phytobiomes Journal 3 3 212--223

Cordova, Andrew, Zeng, Yuan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Fulladolsa Palma, Ana Cristina, (2019) "Spongospora subterranea detection in commercial peat-based potting mix" Phytopathology 109 11 S

Zeng, Yuan, Abdo, Zaid , Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Stewart, Jane E., Frost, Kenneth, (2019) Responses of Bacterial and Fungal Community Structure to Different Rates of 1,3-Dichloropropene Fumigation Phytobiomes Journal 3 212–223

Couture, John J., Singh, A, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Groves, Russell L., Gray, Stewart M. , Bethke, Paul C., Townsend, Phil A., (2018) Integrating Spectroscopy with Potato Disease Management Plant Disease 102 11 2233-2240

Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2018) The Changing Face of Bacterial Soft-Rot Diseases Annual Review of Phytopathology 56 269-288

Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, LaPlant, Kyle E., Groves, Russell L. , Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2018) Potato Plants Grown from Minitubers are Delayed in Maturity and Lower in Yield, but are not at a Higher Risk of Potato virus Y Infection than Plants Grown from Conventional Seed American Journal of Potato Research 95 1 45-53

Braun, Sarah, Gevens, Amanda, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Allen, Christina , Jansky, Shelley H., (2017) Potato Common Scab: a Review of the Causal Pathogens, Management Practices, Varietal Resistance Screening Methods, and Host Resistance American Journal of Potato Research 94 4 283-296

Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2016) Opportunistic Pathogens of Terrestrial Plants Rasputin Effect: When Commensals and Symbionts Become Parasitic 3 147-168

Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2016) "Rasputin effect: When commensals and symbionts become parasitic" Advances in Environmental Microbiology, Springer 3 147-168

Sundin, George W, Wang, Nian, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Castiblanco, Luisa F, Jia, Hongge, Zhao, Youfu, (2016) Perspectives on the transition from bacterial phytopathogen genomics studies to applications enhancing disease management: from promise to practice Phytopathology 106 1071-1082

Jansky, Shelley H, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Douches, David S, Gusmini, Gabe, Richael, Craig, Bethke, Paul C, Spooner, David M, Novy, Richard G, De Jong, Hielke , De Jong, Walter S. S, Bamburg, John B, Thompson, Asunta L., Bizimungu, Benoit , Holm, David G, Brown, Chuck R., Haynes, Kathleen G., Sathuvalli, Vidyasagar R., Veilleux, Richard E, Miller, J. Creighton, Bradeen, Jim M, Jiang, Jiming, (2016) Reinventing potato as a diploid inbred line-based crop Crop Science 56 1412-1422

Wang, Yan, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Zeng, Cuiyun, Zhu, Tiantian , Wang, Huizhen , Chen, Honggang , (2016) Phylogenetic and morphological identification of the novel pathogen of Rheum palmatum leaf spot in Gansu, China Mycobiology. 2016 Jun;44(2):93-98. 44 2 93-98

Thomas-Sharma, Sarah, Abdurahman, Abdulwahab, Ali, Shahid, Andrade-Piedra, Jorge L., Bao, S., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Crook, D., Kadian, Mohinder, Kromann, Peter, Struik, Paul C, Torrence, Leslie, Garrett, Karen A, Forbes, Greg A, (2016) Seed degeneration in potato: the need for an integrated seed health strategy to mitigate the problem in developing countries Plant Pathology 65 1 3-16

Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2015) Biology and Control of Pectobacterium in Potato American Journal of Potato Research 92 223-229

Fulladolsa, Ana Cristina, Navarro, Felix M, Kota, Rajitha, Severson, Kristi, Palta, Jiwan P, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2015) Application of marker assisted selection for Potato Virus Y resistance in the University of Wisconsin potato breeding program American Journal of Potato Research 92 3 444-450

Mattupalli, Chakradhar, Glasner, Jeremy D., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2014) A draft genome sequence reveals the Helminthosporium solani arsenal for cell wall degradation American Journal of Potato Research 91 5 517-524

Mattupalli, Chakradhar, Spraker, Joesph E., Berthier, Erwin, Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, Keller, Nancy P., Shepherd, Ryan W., (2014) "A microfluidic assay for identifying differential responses of plant and human fungal pathogens to tobacco phylloplanins" Plant Health Progress 15 130-134

Mattupalli, Chakradhar, Genger, Ruth K., Charkowski, Amy Olymbia, (2013) Evaluating incidence of Helminthosporium solani and Colletotrichum coccodes on asymptomatic organic potatoes and screening potato lines for resistance to silver scurf American Journal of Potato Research 90 4 369-377

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