Dilantha Fernando

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Refereed Publications:

    2017

  1. Becker, M.G., Zhang, X., Walker, P.L., Wan, J.C., Millar, J.L., Khan, D., Granger, M.J., Cavers, J.D., Chan, A.C., Fernando, W.G.D., and Belmonte, M.F. 2017. Transcriptome analysis of the Brassica napusLeptosphaeria maculans pathosystem identifies receptor, signaling and structural genes underlying plant resistance. The Plant Journal. 90(3): 573-586. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13514.

  2. AlTaweel, K., Amarasinghe, C.C., Brule-Babel, A. L., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2017. Gene expression analysis of host–pathogen interaction between wheat and Fusarium graminearum. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 148(3): 617-629. doi: 10.1007/s10658-016-1118-0.

  3. Nandi, M., Selin, C., Brawerman, G., Fernando, W.G.D., and de Kievit, T. 2017. Hydrogen cyanide, which contributes to Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain PA23 biocontrol, is upregulated in the presence of glycine. Biological Control. 108: 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.02.008.

  4. Li, R., Tun, H.M., Jahan, M., Zhang, Z., Kumar, A., Fernando, W.G.D., Farehorst, A., Khafipour, E.D. 2017. Comparison of DNA-, PMA-, and RNAbased 16S rRNA Illumina sequencing for detection of live bacteria in water. PDF file. submitted.

    2016

  5. Sonah, H., Zhang, X., Deshmukh, R.K., Borhan, M.H., Fernando, W.G.D., amd Belanger, R.R. 2016. Comparative transcriptomic analysis of virulence factors in Leptosphaeria maculans during compatible and incompatible interactions with canola. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:1784. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01784.

  6. Shah, N., Klaponski, N., Selin, C., Rudney, R., Fernando, W.G.D., Belmonte, M.F., and de Kievit, T.R. 2016. PtrA is functionally intertwined with GacS in regulating the biocontrol activity of Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1512. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01512.

  7. Amarasinghe, C.C., Simsek, S., Brule-Babel, A., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2016. Analysis of deoxynivalenol and deoxynivalenol-3-glucosides content in Canadian spring wheat cultivars inoculated with Fusarium graminearum. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A. 33:1254-1264.

  8. Duncan, R.W., Mcvetty, P.B.E., Duguid, J.L., Fox, S.L., Paulmann, W., Sass, O., Fernando, W.G.D., and Li, G. 2016. HYHEAR 2 Roundup Ready® high erudic acid, low glucosinolate hybrid summer rape. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 96:1-3.

  9. Fernando, D.M., Tun, H.M., Poole, J., Patidar, R., Li, R., Mi, R., Amarawansha, G.E.A., Fernando, W.G.D., Khafipour, E., Farenhorst, A., and Kumar, A. 2016. Detection of antibiotic resistance genes in source and drinking water samples from a first nations community in Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82:4767-4775.

  10. Liban, S.H., Cross, D.J., Kutcher, H.R., Peng, G., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2016. Race structure and frecuency of avirulence genes in the western Canadian Leptosphaeria maculans pathogen population, the casual agent of blackleg in brassica species. Plant Pathology. 65:1161-1169.

  11. Amarasinghe, C.C., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2016. Comparative analysis of deoxynivalenol biosynthesis related gene expression among different chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum in spring wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1229.

  12. Hou, X., Yu, X., Du, B., Liu, K., Yao, L., Zhang, S., Selin, C., Fernando, W.G.D., Wang, C., Ding, Y. 2016. A single amino acid mutation in Spo0A results in sporulation deficiency of Paenibacillus polymyxa SC2. Research in Microbiology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2016.05.002.

  13. Girard, i.J., Mcloughlin, A.G., de Kievit, T.R., Fernando, W.G.D., and Belmonte, M.F. 2016. Integrating Large-Scale Data and RNA Technology to Protect Crops from Fungal Pathogens. Frotiers in Plant Science. 7(631):1-7.

  14. Zhang, X., Peng, G., Kutcher, H.R., Balesdent, M.H., Delourme, R., Fernando, W.G.D. 2016. Breakdown of Rlm3 resistance in the Brassica napusLeptosphaeria maculans pathosystem in western Canada. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 145:659–674.

  15. Sarma, B.K., Singh,H.B., Fernando, D., Silva, R.N., and Gupta, V.K. 2016. Enhancing plant disease resistance without R genes. Trends in Biotechnology. 1374:1-2.

  16. Fernando, W.G.D., Zhang, X., and Amarasinghe, Ch.C. 2016. Detection of Leptosphaeria maculans and Leptosphaeria biglobosa causing blackleg disease in canola from Canadian canola seed kots and dockage. Plants. 5:1-12.

  17. Selin, C., de Kievit, T.R., Belmonte, M.F. and Fernando, W.G.D. 2016. Elucidating the Role of Effectors in Plant-Fungal Interactions: Progress and Challenges. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7(600):1-21.

    2015

  18. Zhang, X., Peng, G., Kutcher, H.R., Balesdent, M.H., Delourme, R., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2015 Breakdown of Rlm3 resistance in the Brassica napusLeptosphaeria maculans pathosystem in western Canada. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 1-16

  19. Zhang, X., Peng, G., Kutcher, H. R., Balesdent, M. H., Delourme, R., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2015 Breakdown of Rlm3 resistance in the Brassica napusLeptosphaeria maculans pathosystem in western Canada. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 1-16

  20. Nandi, M., Selin, C., Brassinga, A. K. C., Belmonte, M. F., Fernando, W.G.D., Loewen, P. C., and de Kievit, T. R. 2015 Pyrrolnitrin and hydrogen cyanide production by Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain PA23 exhibits nematicidal and repellent activity against Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS ONE 10: e0123184. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123184

  21. Ghanbarnia, K., Fudal, I., Larkan, N. J., Links, M. G., Balesdent, M. H., Profotova, B., Fernando, W.G.D., Rouxel, T. and Borhan, M. H. 2015. Rapid identification of the Leptosphaeria maculans avirulence gene AvrLm2, using an intraspecific comparative genomics approach. Molecular plant pathology DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12228

    2014

  22. Amarasinghe, C. C., Tittlemier, S. A., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2014. Nivalenol-producing Fusarium cerealis associated with Fusarium head blight in winter wheat in Manitoba, Canada. Plant Pathology 64: 988–995
  23. Loewen, P. C., Villenueva, J., Fernando, W.G.D., and de Kievit, T. 2014. Genome sequence of Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain PA23. Genome announcements 2: e00689-14

  24. Klaponski, N., Selin, C., Duke, K., Spicer, V., Fernando, W.G.D., Belmonte, M. F., and de Kievit, T.R. 2014. The requirement for the LysR-type regulator PtrA for Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 biocontrol revealed through proteomic and phenotypic analysis. BMC microbiology 14: 94

  25. Loewen, P. C., Switala, J., Fernando, W. D., and de Kievit, T. 2014. Genome sequence of Pseudomonas brassicacearum DF41. Genome Announcements 2: e00390-14.

  26. Al-Taweel, K., Fernando, W. D., and Brűlé-Babel, A. L. 2014. Transcriptome profiling of wheat differentially expressed genes exposed to different chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum. Theoretical and Applied Genetics DOI 10.1007/s00122-014-2333-8

  27. Fernando, W. G. D., Loewen, P. C. and de Kievit, T. 2014. Characterization of the Pseudomonas sp. DF41 quorum sensing locus and its role in fungal antagonism Biological Control 69: 82-89

  28. Carrie, S., Jerrylynn, M., Fernando, W. G. D. and Kievit, T.R. 2014. Expression of the Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain PA23 Rsm system is under control of GacA, RpoS, PsrA, quorum sensing and the stringent response. Biological Control 69: 24–33

    2013

  29. Peluola, C., Fernando, W. G. D., Huvenaars, C., Kutcher, H. R., Lahlali, R. L. and Peng, G. 2013. Effect of flooding on the survival of Leptosphaeria spp. in canola stubble. Plant Pathology 62: 1350–1356

  30. Amarasinghe, C. C., Tamburic-Ilincic, L., Gilbert, J., Brule-Babel, A. L. and Fernando W. G. D. 2013. Evaluation of different fungicides for control of fusarium head blight in wheat inoculated with 3ADON and 15ADON chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum in Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 35: 200-208

    2012

  31. Fernando, W. G. D. and Kazuk, R. 2012. Molecular and traditional tools in tracking spores, genes, and toxins that cause economic loss in crops. Alergologia Immunologia 9: 2-3

  32. Fernando, W. G. D. and Li, R. 2012. Opening the black box: Understanding the influence of cropping systems and plant communities on bacterial and fungal population dynamics. Ceylon Journal of Science 41: 89-110

  33. Li, R., Khafipour, E., Krause, D.O., Entz, M.H., de Kievit, T.R. and Fernando, W. G. D. 2012. Pyrosequencing reveals the influence of organic and conventional farming systems on bacterial communities. PLoS ONE 7: e51897. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051897

  34. McVetty, P. B. E., Duncan, R. W., Fernando, W. G. D., Li, G. and Zelmer, C. D. 2012. Red River 1861 Roundup ReadyTM high erucic acid, low glucosinolate summer rape. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92: 1407-1409

  35. Liu, Z.-W., Li, H.-P., Cheng, W., Yang, P., Zhang, J.-B., Gong, A.-D., Feng, Y.-N., Fernando, D.W.G., Liao, Y.-C. 2012. Enhanced overall resistance to Fusarium seedling blight and Fusarium head blight in transgenic wheat by co-expression of anti-fungal peptides. Europan Journal of Plant Pathology DOI 10.1007/s10658-012-0048-8

  36. Berry, C. L., Brassinga, A. K. C., Donald, L. J., Fernando, D.W.G., Loewen, P. C. and de Kievit T. R. 2012. Chemical and biological characterization of sclerosin, an antifungal lipopeptide. Canadian Journal Microbiology 58: 1027–1034

  37. Fernando, D.W.G. 2012. Plants: An international scientific open access journal to publish all facets of plants, their functions and interactions with the environment and other living organisms. Plants 1: 1-5 DOI:10.3390/plants1010001

  38. Ghanbarnia, K., Lydiate, D.J., Rimmer, S.R., Li, G., Kutcher, H.R., Larkan, N.J., McVetty, P.B., Fernando, D.W.G. 2012. Genetic mapping of the Leptosphaeria maculans avirulence gene corresponding to the LepR1 resistance gene of Brassica napus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 124: 505-513

  39. Selin, C., Fernando, W.G.D. and de Kievit, T.R. 2012. The PhzI/PhzR quorum-sensing system is required for pyrrolnitrin and phenazine production, and exhibits cross-regulation with RpoS in Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23. Microbiology 158: 896-907

  40. Manuel, J., Selin, C., Fernando, W.G.D. and de Kievit, T.R. 2012. Stringent response mutants of Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 exihibit enhanced antifungal activity against sclerotinia sclerotiorum in vitro. Microbiology 158: 207-216

    2011

  41. Inch, S., Walker, D. J., Gilbert, J., Daayf, F., Fernando, D.W.G. and Piercey-Normore, M. 2011. The development of a model to predict the potential efficacy of Trichoderma harzianum isolates on perithecial production of Gibberella zeae based on secondary metabolite production. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 33: 337-346

  42. Amarasinghe, C. Wang, J.-H., Liao, Y.-c. and Fernando, D.W.G. 2011. Difference in TRI13 Gene Sequences between the 3-Acetyldeoxynivalenol Producing Fusarium graminearum Chemotypes from Canada and China. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12: 6164-6175

  43. Manuel, J., Berry, C., Selin, C., Fernando, W.G.D. and de Kievit, T.R. 2011. Repression of the antifungal activity of Pseudomonas sp. strain DF41 by the stringent response. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 5635-5642

  44. Al-Taweel, K., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2011. Differential Gene Expression is a Promising Tool for Understanding of Host–Pathogen Interactions. Invited refereed mini review. The Americas Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5: 1-10

  45. Ghanmarnia, H., Fernando, W.G.D. and Crow, G. 2011. Comparison of disease severity and incidence at different growth stages of naturally infected canola plants under field conditions by pycnidiospores of Phoma lingam as a main source of inoculum. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 33: 355–363

  46. Ramarathnam, R., Fernando, W.G.D. and de Kievit, T. 2011. The role of antibiosis and induced systemic resistance, mediated by strains of Pseudomonas chlororaphis, Bacillus cereus and B. amyloliquefaciens, in controlling blackleg disease of canola. BioControl 56: 225–235

  47. Jin, F., Ding, Y., Ding, W., Reddy, M.S., Fernando, W.G.D. and Du, B. 2011. Genetic diversity and phylogeny of antagonistic bacteria against Phytophthora nicotianae isolated from tobacco rhizosphere. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12: 3055-3071

  48. Al-Taweel, K., Fernando, W.G.D., Brule-Babel, A. 2011. Construction and characterization of a cDNA library from wheat infected with Fusarium graminearum Fg 2. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12: 613-626; doi:10.3390/ijms12010613.

  49. Long., Y., Wang, Z., Fernando, W.G.D., McVetty, P. B. E., Li, G. 2011. Identification of two blackleg resistance genes and fine mapping of one of these two genes in a Brassica napus canola cultivar ‘Surpass 400’. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122: 1223-1231

  50. Kutcher, H.R., Fernando, W.G.D., T.K. Turkington and D.L. McLaren. 2011. Best management practices for blackleg disease of canola. Prairie Soils and Crops Journal 4: 122-134

  51. De Kievit, T., Hameeda, B., Selin, C., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2011. Using Molecular Techniques to understand and enhance biological control by Pseudomonas spp. Invited refereed mini review. The Americas Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5: 12-19

    2010

  52. Berry, C., Fernando, W.G.D., Loewen, P.C., and de Kievit, T.R. 2010. Lipopeptides are essential for Pseudomonas sp. DF41 biocontrol of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Biological Control 55:211-218.

  53. Athukorala S.N.P., Fernando, W.G.D, Rashid, K.Y. and de Kievit, T. 2010. The role of volatile and non-volatile antibiotics produced by Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain PA23 in its root colonization and control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Biocontrol Science and Technology 20:875-890.

  54. Selin, C., Habibian, R., Poritsanos, N., Athukorala, S.N.P., Fernando, W.G.D. and de Kievit, T.R. 2010. Phenazines are not essential for Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 biocontrol of S. sclerotiorum, but do play a role in biofilm formation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71:73-83.

  55. Guo, X. W., Fernando, W.G.D., Bullock, P., Sapirstein, H. 2010. Quantifying cropping practices in relation to inoculums levels of Fusarium graminearum on stubble. Plant Pathology 59: 1107-1113.

  56. von der Ohe, C., Gauthier, V., Tamburic- Ilincic, L., Brule-Babel, A., Fernando, W.G.D., Clear, R., Ward, T.J., and Miedaner, T. 2010. A comparison of aggressiveness and deoxynivalenol production between Canadian Fusarium graminearum isolates with 3-acetyl and 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol chemotypes in field-grown spring wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology 107: 407-417.

  57. El Hadrami, A., Fernando W. G. D. and Daayf, F. 2010. Variations in relative humidity modulate Leptosphaeria spp. pathogenicity and interfere with canola mechanisms of defence. European Journal of Plant Pathology 126: 187-202

  58. Yin, X., Yi, B., Chen, W., Zhang, W., Tu, J., Fernando, W.G.D., Fu Tingdong. 2010. Mapping of QTLs detected in a Brassica napus DH population for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in multiple environments. Euphytica. 173: 25-35.

  59. P.B.E. McVetty, W.G.D. Fernando, G. Li, M. Tahir, C.D. Zelmer. 2010. Red River 1997 Roundup ReadyTM high erucic acid, low glucosinolate summer rape. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 90: 711-713.

    2009

  60. Li, Z., Wang, Y., Chen, Y., Zhang, J. and Fernando, W. G. D. 2009. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum populations in sunflower. Phytoparasitica 37: 77–85

  61. Athukorala, S.N.P., Fernando, W.G.D. and Rashid, K. 2009. Identification of antifungal antibiotics of Bacillus species isolated from different microhabitats using Polymerase Chain Reaction and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 55: 1021 - 1032

  62. Ghanbarnia, K., Fernando, W.G.D. and Crow, G. 2009. Developing rainfall- and temperature-based models to describe infection of canola under field conditions caused by pycnidiospores of Leptosphaeria maculans. Phytopathology 9: 879 - 886

    2008

  63. Li. Z., Zhang, M., Wang, Y., Li, R. and Fernando, W.G.D. 2008. Mycelial compatibility gruop and pathogenicity variation of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum populations in sunflower from China, Canada and England. Plant Pathology Journal 7: 131 - 139

  64. Guo, X.W., Fernando, W.G.D. and Seow-Brock, H.Y. 2008. Population structure, chemotype diversity, and potential chemotype shifting of Fusarium graminearum in wheat fields of Manitoba. Plant Disease 92: 756-762

  65. Jurke, C.J. and Fernando, W.G.D. 2008. Comparison of growthroom screening techniques for the determination of physiological resistance to sclerotinia stem rot in Brassica napus. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 41: 157–174

  66. Jurke, C.J. and Fernando, W.G.D. 2008. Effects of seeding rate and plant density on sclerotinia stem rot incidence in canola. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 41: 142 – 155

  67. Dusabenyagasani, M. and Fernando W.G.D. 2008. Development of a SCAR Marker to Track Canola Resistance Against Blackleg Caused by Leptosphaeria maculans Pathogenicity Group 3. Plant Disease 92: 903-908.

    2007

  68. Balasubramanian, A., Jayas, D.S., Fernando, W.G.D. , Li, v. and White, N.D.G. 2007. Sensitivity analysis of DNA fingerprinting technique for detecting insect fragments in wheat flour. Canadian Biosystems Engineeering 49: 41-45

  69. Ramarathnam, R., Bo, S., Chen, Y., Fernando, W.G. D., Xuewen, G. and de Kievit, T. 2007.. Molecular and biochemical detection of fengycin- and bacillomycin D-producing Bacillus spp., antagonistic to fungal pathogens of canola and wheat. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 53: 901-911

  70. Salam,M. U., Fitt, B. D. L., Aubertot, J.-N., Diggle, A. J., Huang, Y. J., Barbetti, M. J., Gladders, P., Jedryczka M., Khangura, R. K., Wratten, N., Fernando, W. G. D., Penaud, A., Pinochet, X., and Sivasithamparam, K. 2007. Two weather-based models for predicting the onset of seasonal release of ascospores of Leptosphaeria maculans or L. biglobosa. Plant Pathology

  71. Fernando, W.G.D., Nakkeeran, S., Zhang, Y., and Savchuk, S. 2007.. Biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary by Pseudomonas and Bacillus species on canola petals. Crop Protection 26: 100–107.

    2006

  72. Szlávik Sz., Barasits T., and Fernando W.G.D. 2006.. First Report of Pathogenicity Group-3 of Leptosphaeria maculans on Winter Rape in Hungary. Plant Disease 90:684, 2006

  73. Magyar, D., Barasits, T., Fischl, G., and Fernando, W. G. D. 2006.. First Report of the Natural Occurrence of the Teleomorph of Leptosphaeria maculans on Oilseed Rape and Airborne Dispersal of Ascospores in Hungary. Journal of Phytopathology 154: 428–431

  74. Poritsanos, N., Selin, C., Fernando, W.G.D., Nakkeeran, S., and de Kievit, T.R. 2006.. A GacS deficeincy does not affect Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 fitness when growing on canola, in aged bacht culture or as a biofilm. Canadian journal of Microbiology 52: 1177-1188

  75. Nakkeeran, S., Kavitha, Chandrasekar, K. G., Renukadevi, P., and Fernando, W. G. D. 2006.. Induction of plant defence compounds by Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 and Bacillus subtilisBSCBE4 in controlling damping-off of hot pepper caused by Pythium aphanidermatum. Biocontrol Science and Technology 16: 403-416

  76. Jurke, C. J. and Fernando, W. G. D. 2006.. Effects of seeding rate and plant density on sclerotinia stem rot incidence in canola. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 1 – 14 preview article

  77. Guo, X., Fernando, W. G. D. and Entz, M. 2006.. Dynamics of infection by Leptosphaeria maculans on canola (Brassica napus) as influenced by crop rotation and tillage. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 1–10

  78. Chen, Y., and Fernando, W. G. D. 2006.. Induced resistance to blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) disease of canola (Brassica napus) caused by a weakly virulent isolate of Leptosphaeria biglobosa. Plant Disease. 90: 1059-1064.

  79. Zhang, Y., Fernando, W.G.D., de Kievit, T.R., Berry, C., Daayf, F., and Paulitz, T.C. 2006. Detection of antibiotic-related genes from bacterial biocontrol agents with polymerase chain reaction. Canadian journal of Microbiology 52: 476–481

  80. Ramarathnam, R., and Fernando, W. G. D., 2006.. Preliminary phenotypic and molecular screening for potential bacterial biocontrol agents of Leptosphaeria maculans, the blackleg pathogen of canola Biocontrol Science and Technology 16: 567-582

  81. Fernando, W. G. D., Zhang, J. X., Dusabenyagasani, M., Guo, X. W., Ahmed, H., and McCallum, B. 2006.. Genetic diversity of Gibberella zeae isolates from Manitoba. Plant Disease. 90: 1337-1342.

  82. Chen, Y., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2006.. Prevalence of pathogenicity groups of Leptosphaeria maculans in western Canada and North Dakota, USA. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 28: 533-539

    2005

  83. Mathiyazhagana, S., Kavitha, K., Nakkeeran, S., Radjacommare, R., Sendhilvel, V., Chandrasekar, G., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2005.. Biological control of Phyllanthus amarus stem blight (Corynespora cassiicola) by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria. Biological Control

  84. Duncan,R. W., Fernando, W.G.D., and Rashid, K.Y.2005.. Time and burial depth influencing the viability and bacterial colonization of sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 1–10

  85. Fernando, W.G.D., Zhang, J.X., Chen, C.Q., Remphrey, W.R., Schurko, A., and Klassen, G.R. 2005.. Molecular and morphological characteristics of Apiosporina morbosa, the causal agent of blackknot in Prunus spp. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 27: 364–375

  86. Inch, S., Fernando, W.G.D., and Gilbert, J. 2005.. Seasonal and daily variation in the airborne concentration of Gibberella zeae (Schw.) Petch spores in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 27: 357–363

  87. Zhang, J. X., Fernando, W. G. D., and Remphrey, W. R. 2005.. Molecular detection of Apiosporina morbosa, causal agent of black knot in Prunus virginiana. Plant Disease 89: 815-821.

  88. Zhang, J. X., Fernando, W. G. D., and Remphrey, W. R.2005.. Genetic diversity and structure of the Apiosporina morbosa populations on Prunus spp. Ecology and Epidemiology 95: 859-866.

  89. Fernando, W.G.D., Ramarathnam, R., Krishnamoorthy, A.S., and Savchuk, S. 2005.. Identification and use of potential bacterial organic volatiles in biological control. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37: 955-964.

  90. Zhang, J.X., Fernando, W.G.D., and Remphrey, W.R. 2005.. The genetic diversity and structure of the Apiosporina morbosa populations on Prunusspp. Phytopathology 95:859-866.

  91. Zhang, J.X., Fernando, W.G.D., and Remphrey, W.R. 2005.. Molecular detection of Apiosporina morbosa causal agent of Black knot in Prunus virginiana. Plant Disease. 89:815-821.

  92. Fernando, W.G.D., Zhang, J.X., Chen, C.Q., Remphrey, W.R., Schurko, A., and Klassen, G.R. 2005.. Molecular and morphological characteristics of Apiosporina morborsa (Schw.) Arx., causal agent of black knot of Prunus spp. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 27:364-375.

  93. Duncan, R.W., Fernando, W.G.D. and K.Y. Rashid. 2005.. Time and burial depth impacting viability and bacterial colonization of Sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Soil Biology and Biochemistry (Accepted May 9, 2005 and in press).

  94. Zhang, J. X., Fernando W. G. D., and Xue, A. G. 2005.. Daily and seasonal dynamics of spore release of Mycosphaerella pinodes and development of Mycosphaerella Blight in Field Pea. Canadian Journal of Botany 83:302-310.

  95. Guo, X.W., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2005.. Seasonal and Diurnal patterns of Spore Dispersal by Leptosphaeria maculans from canola stubble in relation to environmental conditions. Plant Disease 89:97-104.

  96. Chen, Y. and Fernando, W.G.D. 2005.. First Report of Canola Blackleg Caused by Pathogenicity Group 4 of Leptosphaeria maculans in Manitoba. Plant Disease 89: 339

  97. Guo, X.W., Fernando, W.G.D. and Entz., M.H. 2005. Effects of crop rotation and tillage on the blackleg disease of canola. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 27:53-57.

  98. Zhang, J.X., Xue, A.G. and Fernando W. G. D. 2005.. Effect of residue type and burial depth on survival of Mycosphaerella pinodes in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 27:132-136.

  99. Kavitha, K., Mathiyazhagan, S., Sendhilvel, V., Nakkeeran, S., Chandrasekar, G., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2005.. Broad spectrum action of phenazine against active and dormant structures of fungal pathogens and root knot nematode. Arch. Phytopath. Plant Protec. 38:69-76.

  100. Inch, S., Fernando, W.G.D., Gilbert, J. Seasonal and Daily Spore Release of Gibberella zeae (Schw.) Petch in Manitoba.  2005.. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 27:357-363.

  101. Bradley, C., Parks, P.S., Chen, Y., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2005.. First Report of Pathogenicity Groups 3 and 4 of Leptosphaeria maculans on Canola in North Dakota. Plant Disease 89:776

    2004

  102. Zhang, J. X., Fernando W. G. D., and Xue, A. G. 2004.. Temporal and spatial dynamics of Mycosphaerella Blight [Mycosphaerella pinodes] in Field Pea, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 26:522-532.

  103. Gilbert, J., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2004.. Epidemiology and biological control of Gibberella zeae / Fusarium graminearum. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 26: 464-472.
  104. Savchuk, S. and Fernando, W.G.D.. 2004.. Effect of timing of application and population dynamics on the degree of biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum by bacterial antagonists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 49:379-388.

  105. S. Mathiyazhagan, K. Kavitha, S. Nakkeeran, G. Chandrasekar, . K. Manian, Renukadevi, P, A.S. Krishnamoorthy,. Fernando, W.G.D. 2004.. PGPR mediated management of stem blight of Phyllanthus amarus (schum and thonn) caused by Corynespora cassiicola (berk and curt) wei. Arch. Phytopath. Plant Protec. 37:183-199.

  106. Holtslag, Q.A., Remphrey, W.R., Fernando, W.G.D., St-Pierre, R.G., and Ash, G. H. 2004.. The development of a dynamic disease forecasting model to control Entomosporium mespili on Amelanchier alnifolia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 26:304-313.

    2003 and prios

  107. Holtslag, Q.A., Remphrey, W.R., Fernando, W.G.D., St-Pierre, R.G., and Panicker, S. 2003..  Leaf wetness duration and temperature required for infection of saskatoon leaves by Entomosporium mespili under controlled conditions. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 25:168-173

  108. Fernando, W.G.D., Parks, P.S., Tomm, G., Viau, L.V. and C. Jurke. 2003.. First report of the Blackleg disease caused by Leptosphaeria maculans on canola in Brazil. Plant Disease 87:314 on-line D-2003-0117-01N

  109. Holtslag, Q.A., Remphrey, W.R., Fernando, W.G.D., St-Pierre, R.G., and Dill-Macky, R. 2003.. Estimating inoculum potential relative to infected leaf area and environmental conditions required for stimulating release of Entomosporium mespili conidia. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 25:371-378.

  110. Fernando, W.G.D. and Chen, Y. 2003.. First Report on the presence of Leptosphaeria maculans Pathogenicity Group-3, causal agent of Blackleg of Canola in Manitoba. Plant Disease 87:1268. 2003:D-2003-0808-02N

  111. Zhang, J. X., Fernando W. G. D., and Xue, A. G. 2003.. Virulence and genetic variability among Isolates of Mycosphaerella pinodes. Plant Disease 87:1376-1383.

  112. Daayf, F., Adam, L., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2003.. Comparative screening of bacteria for the biocontrol of US-8, the new potato late blight strain using in-vitro, detached leaves and whole plant testing systems. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 25:276-284.

  113. Fernando, W.G.D., Miller, J.D., Paulitz, T.C., Seaman, W.L., and Seifert, K. 2000.. Daily    and seasonal dynamics of airborne spores of Fusarium graminearum and other Fusarium   species sampled over wheat fields. Canadian Journal of Botany 78:497-505.

  114. Fernando, W.G.D. and Jones, A.L.1999.. Prohexadione Calcium - A tool for reducing secondary fire blight infection. Acta Hortic.ulture 489:597-600.

  115. Schnabel, E.L, Fernando, W.G.D., Meyer, M.P., Jones, A.L, and Jackson, L. 1999.. Bacteriophage of Erwinia amylovora and their potential for biocontrol. Acta Horticulture 489:649-654.

  116. Fernando, W.G.D., and Pierson, L.S. III. 1999..  The effect of increased phenazine antibiotic production on the inhibition of economically important soil-borne plant pathogens by Pseudomonas aureofaciens 30-84.  Arch. Phytopath. Plant Protec. 32:491-502.

  117. Paulitz, T.C., Dutilleul, P., Yamasaki, S.H., Fernando, W.G.D., and Seaman, W.L. A 1999.. A generalized two-dimensional Gaussian model of Disease foci of head blight of wheat caused by Gibberella zeae. Phytopathology 89:74-83.

  118. Fernando, W.G.D., Paulitz, T.C., Seaman, W.L.,  Dutilleul, P., and Miller, J.D. 1997. Head blight gradients caused by Gibberella zeae, from area sources of inoculum in wheat field plots. Phytopathology 87:414-421.

    Note: This paper was featured in the premier Plant Disease web site, APSNet (http://www.scisoc.org/feature/FHB/0304-01R.pdf) in it's feature article "Return of an old problem: Fusarium head blight of small grains" by Prof. R. W.Stack in May 1999, with a direct link through the web to the full journal article in Phytopathology.

  119. Fernando, W.G.D., and Linderman, R.G. 1997. Effects of the mycorrhizal (Glomus intraradices) colonization on the development of root and stem rot (Phytophthora vignae) of cowpea. J. Nat. Sci. Council of Sri Lanka 25:39-47.

  120. Fernando, W.G.D., Watson, A.K., and Paulitz, T.C. 1996. Role of Pseudomonas spp. and competition for iron, carbon and nitrogen in the enhancement of appressorium formation by Colletotrichum coccodes  on velvetleaf. European Journal of Plant Pathology 102:1-7.

  121. Fernando, W.G.D., and Linderman, R.G. 1995. Inhibition of Phytophthora vignae and stem and root rot of cowpea by soil bacteria.  Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 12:1-14.

  122. Fernando, W.G.D., Watson, A.K., and Paulitz, T.C. 1994. Phylloplane Pseudomonas sp. enhances disease caused by Colletotrichum coccodes on velvetleaf. Biological Control 4:125-131.

  123. Fernando, W.G.D., and Linderman, R.G. 1994. Chemical control of Phytophthora vignae stem and root rot of cowpeas. Plant Disease 78:967-971.

  124. Fernando W.G.D., and Linderman, R.G. 1993. Occurrence, distribution and pathogenicity of the cowpea root and stem rot pathogen, Phytophthora vignae, in soils of Sri Lanka Plant Disease 77:1158-1164.

  125. Fernando, W.G.D., Watson, A.K., and Paulitz, T.C. 1993. A simple technique to observe conidial germination on leaf surfaces. The Mycologist 7:188-189.

  126. Paulitz, T.C., Anas, O., and Fernando, D.G. 1992. Biological control of pythium damping-off by Pseudomonas putida: The influence of bacterial seed treatments and temperature on ethanol production by pea and soybean seeds.  Biocontrol Science and Technology 2:193-201.

  127. Sivakadadcham, B., and Fernando, W.G.D. 1991. Root and stem rot on greenhouse-grown cowpea caused by Phytophthora vignae in Sri Lanka. Plant Disease 75:215.

    Book Chapters:

    2014

  1. Fernando, D. W. 2014 Effect of climate change on mycotoxins produced by plant pathogens affecting our field crops. In: Moving Toward Prairie Agriculture 2050. Eds. Amiro, B., Rawluk C. and Wittenberg. Presented at the Annual Conference of Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Banff, Alberta

    2011

  2. K. Vijay Krishna Kumar, M. S. Reddy, J. W. Kloepper, K. S. Lawrence, X. G. Zhou, D. E. Groth, S. Zhang, R. Sudhakara Rao, Qi Wang, M. R. B. Raju, S. Krishnam Raju, W.G.D. Fernando, H. Sudini, B. Du, M. E. Miller. 2011. Commercial Potential of Microbial Inoculants (PGPR) For Sheath Blight Management and Yield Enhancement of Rice In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Ecosystem. Ed. Maheshwari, D. K. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp…in press (invited book chapter)

  3. W.G. Dilantha Fernando, Vidarshani Nawalage 2011. Bacterial, Fungal and Plant Volatile Compounds in Reducing Plant Pathogen Inoculums In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Nutrient Management. Ed. Maheshwari, D. K. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, pp..in press. (invited book chapter)

  4. W.G. Dilantha Fernando. 2011. Canola Diseases: Ecology and Control. In: Encyclopedia of Pest Management. Vol II Ed. David Pimentel. Published by Taylor and Francis, pp..in press. (invited peer reviewed book chapter).

    2009

  5. Fernando, W.G.D. R. Ramarathnam, and Nakkeeran, S and , 2009.. Extension methodology followed for dissemination of IPM technology in North America. Editor R. Peshin. Publishers Prentice Hall and Sage Publishers (in press and will be released in Jan 2009)

    2008

  6. Fernando, W.G.D., and R. Ramarathnam. 2008.. Identification and use of potential bacterial organic antifungal volatiles in biocontrol. In Prospects and applications for plant-associated microbes. A laboratory manual Part A: Bacteria. edited by Pirttila, A.M., and S. Sorvari, Finland: BioBien Innovations. Pages 256-260.

  7. Fernando, W.G.D., and R. Ramarathnam. 2008.. Characterization of antifungal volatile producing organic antifungal volatiles in biocontrol. In Prospects and applications for plant-associated microbes. A laboratory manual Part A: Bacteria. edited by Pirttila, A.M., and S. Sorvari, Finland: BioBien Innovations. Pages 85-90

    2007

  8. Fernando, W.G.D., Chen, Y., and Ghanbarnia, K. 2007.. Disease resistance to Blackleg in oilseed rape. Editor S. K. Gupta; in Advances in Botanical Research by Elsevier Publishers, Los Angeles, CA pages 272-311.

  9. Fernando, W.G.D., Ramarathnam, R., and de Kievit, T.R. 2007.. Bacterial weapons of fungal destruction: Phyllosphere targeted biological control of Sclerotinia stem rot and Blackleg diseases in Canola (Brassica napus L.) in The Mycota Vol. IV: A Comprehensive treatise on fungi as experimental systems for basic and applied research. Edited by Karl Esser and Volume Edited by C.P. Kubicek and I. S. Druzhinina. Springer Inc. Publishers, Germany, pages 189-200.

    2005

  10. Fernando, W.G.D., Nakkeeran, S., Zhang, Y. 2005.. Biosynthesis of antibiotics by PGPR and its relation in biocontrol of plant Diseases. in PGPR: Biocontrol and Biofertilization. Edited by Z.A. Siddiqui. Springer Science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pages 67-109.

  11. Nakkeeran, S., Fernando, W.G.D. Z.A. Siddiqui. 2005.. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria formulations and its scope in commercialization for the management of pests and diseases. in PGPR: Biocontrol and Biofertilization. Edited by Z.A. Siddiqui. Springer Science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pages 257-296.

    2004

  12. Fernando, W.G.D., Nakkeeran, S., and Zhang, Y. 2004.. Ecofriendly methods in combating Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary. in Recent Research in Developmental and Environmental Biology ISBN: 81-7736-217-8.

    1996

  13. Paulitz, T.C., and Fernando, W.G.D. 1996. Biological seed treatments for the control of soil-borne plant pathogens, pp. 185-217 in: Management of Soil-Borne Diseases. ed. V.K. Gupta and R. Uthkede. Kalyani  Publishers, udhiana (Pb), India. 354 pp.
    Submission of two sequences from two insect pests of wheat flour to GenBank (2004).

  1. Elongation factor 1-alpha gene (Tribolium castaneum Red flour beetle): AY819656

  2. Beta-tubulin gene (Tribolium confusum Confused flour beetle): AY819657

    Submitted by: Balasubramanian, Aishwarya., Jayas, D., White, N., Li, G., Fernando, W.G.D. and Ramarathnam, R



    Submission of five ITS-sequences from five black knot pathogen isolates to GenBank (2003)

  3. Accession numbers are AF493982,

  4. AF493983, AF493984, AY165751, and AY166451

    Submitted by C. Chen, W.G.D. Fernando and B. Remphrey



    Thesis

  1. Fernando, W.G.D. 1990. Biology,Epidemiology, and Biological and Chemical Control of Phytophthora vignae. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, Oregon, U.S.A. 173 pp.

  2. Fernando, W.G.D. 1984. Some aspects of the microbiology of rice soils in the wet zone of Sri Lanka. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 100 pp.

  3. Fernando, W.G.D. 1981. Nitrogen Fixation in an Alstonia Grassland and Forest community. Final year B.Sc.. thesis project,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 74 pp.


    Papers/posters in conference proceedings at international/national meetings:

  1. X. Guo, and Fernando, W.G.D. 2003. Daily and diurnal spore dynamics of blackleg pathogen of canola. In proceedings of the Blackleg Workshop (Blackleg News) held in conjunction with the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. 7:4-5.

  2. Fernando, W.G.D., and Guo, X. 2003. The effects of cropping practices on blackleg disease of canola. In proceedings of the Blackleg Workshop (Blackleg News) held in conjunction with the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. 7:8-8.

  3. Fernando, W.G.D., Krishnamoorthy, A.S., Ramarathnam, R., and Savchuk, S. 2003. Use of bacterial organic volatiles in biocontrol of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in canola. In proceedings of the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. (Abstracts) page 145.

  4. Savchuk, S., Zhang, Yilan, and Fernando, W.G.D. 2003. Effect of bacterial anagonistic populations and time of application on control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. In proceedings of the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. (Abstracts) page 146.

  5. Fernando, W.G.D., Guo, X., and Entz, M. 2003. Modeling blackleg disease progress on canola under different rotation and tillage conditions. In proceedings of the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. (Abstracts) page 180.

  6. Fernando, W.G.D., and Ramarathnam, R. 2003. Characterization of antifungal compounds involved in the biocontrol of Leptosphaeria maculans in canola. In proceedings of the 11th International Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 6-10, 2003. (Abstracts) page 181.

  7. Fernando, W.G.D., S. Savchuk, B. Wang and P. Parks. 2000. Biological control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, stem rot pathogen of canola; in Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Microbiology, 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, Winnipeg, MB.

  8. Zhang, J.X., Xue, A.G., and Fernando, W.G.D. 2000. Survival of Mycosphaerella pinodes in western Canada; in Proceedings of the First Asian Conference on Plant Pathology. Beijing, China. Aug. 25-28: p 267.

  9. Inch, S., Fernando, D., Gilbert, J., and Tekauz, A. 2000. Relationship between environmental variables and spore release by Gibberella zeae and Fusarium graminearum; in proceedings of the 6th European Fusarium Seminar and Third COST 835 (Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi) Workshop held in Berlin, Germany. p 29.

  10. Paulitz, T.C., Fernando, W.G.D., and Seaman, W.L.  1998. Susceptibility of wheat heads at different growth stages when exposed to ascospores of Gibberella zeae. Proceedings of Fusarium/scab forum. Minneapolis, MN. pages 52-53.

  11. Fernando, W.G.D., Paulitz. T.C., Miller, J.D., Seaman, W.L., Dutilleul, P., Seifert, K. 1996. Epidemiology of Gibberella zeae in inoculated wheat plots. Proceedings of the 1996 regional fusarium/scab forum. 29-30 October, 1996. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  12. Fernando, W.G.D. and Bonman, J.M. 1993. Ultraviolet-B effects on Blast disease. Sixth International Congress of Plant Pathology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July-August 1993.

  13. Fernando, W.G.D., Watson, A.K., and Paulitz, T.C. 1993. The role of fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. and iron on appressoria formation by Colletotrichum coccodes on velvetleaf. Sixth International Congress of Plant Pathology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July-August, 1993.

  14. Fernando, W.G.D. 1990. Volatile compounds by bacteria in biological control. 4th annual Biology Symposium, OSU, Newport, Oregon, USA.

Unpublished conference/seminar addresses including Invited Presentations:

Fernando, W.G.D. 2004. Invited Speaker - Canola Council of Canada, First Canola Research Network, March 9, 2004, Saskatoon, SK.; Genetics and impact of new strains of the Blackleg pathogen on the canola industry in Canada.



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Dilantha Fernando, Ph.D
Plant Pathology,
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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