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

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

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

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

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

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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