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Nematology at Cornell

A History, by W.F. Mai

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Ph.D. and M.S. theses in nematology at Cornell are listed below in Table 4. Also included in this table are titles, authors, and major advisors. Forty-five Ph.D. theses and 23 M.S. theses are listed. A complete list of students and their graduation dates is given in Table 3.

Table 4. Theses in Nematology.

Lear, Bert. 1947. The use of methyl bromide and other volatile chemicals for soil fumigation. Adv.: A. G. Newhall (Ph.D.)

Harrison, Martin Bernard. 1955. Moisture and other environment factors in relation to the control of nematodes by fumigation, with special reference to the golden nematode. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

von Mechow Lewis, Freda Joyce. 1956. Environmental studies on the encysted larvae of the golden nematode, Heterodera rostochiensis Wollenweber. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Ferris III, John Mason. 1956. A study of factors influencing the susceptibility of Solanum species to the golden nematode, Heterodera rostochiensis Wollenweber. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Lewis, Gwynne David. 1958. Biology and control of the onion bloat nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci (Kuhn) Filipjev. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Dolliver, James Stafford. 1960. The role of the host plant in population changes of Pratylenchus spp. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Ward, Calvin Herbert. 1960. Occurrence, distribution and populations of plant parasitic nematodes associated with forage crops in New York State. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Hibben, Craig Rittenhouse. 1962. Investigation of sugar maple decline in New York woodlands. Adv.: D. S. Welch (Ph.D.)

MacDonald, David Howard. 1962. The suitability of various cover crops as hosts for Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Edmunds, Joseph Edsel. 1963. The relationship of soil fumigation with DD for the control of Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb 1917) Chitwood and Oteifa 1952, to subsequent development of root and stalk rot of corn. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Fliegel, Peter. 1963. The association of Pratylenchus penetrans and fungi in roots with special emphasis on cherry roots. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Hoff, John Kay. 1963. Studies on the pathogenicity of Trichodorus christiei with special reference to the distribution of mitotic divisions and cellular differentiation in the Allium cepa root tip. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Morsink, Frederick. 1963. The interrelationships of Pratylenchus penetrans and other microorganisms in colonization of potato roots under field conditions, in greenhouse experiments and in axenic milieu. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Cali, Carmen Theresa. 1964. Studies on the life cycle of the nematode Blatticola blattae. (Graeffe, 1860) Schwenk, 1926 with suggested laboratory exercises. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Jones, Edmund Malcolm. 1964. The migration of Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb, 1917) Chitwood, and Oteifa 1952, in field soil and soil aggregate ranges at various moisture levels. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Kable, Phillip Frederick. 1964. Influence of soil moisture upon the biology of Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Smith, John Jay. 1964. Host-parasite relationships of Allium cepa L. and Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood 1949. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Edmunds, Joseph Edsel. 1965. Nematode-fungus interactions with alfalfa roots with special reference to Pratylenchus penetrans, Fusarium oxysporum and Trichoderma viride. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

EI-Sherif, Moustafa Abdel Gawad. 1965. Factors influencing penetration of Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Sonderhousen, Erik Olaf. 1965. Fungi associated with apple roots, their pathogenicity and interaction with the lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Bucknor, Arthur Joseph Eugene. 1966. The role of carbon dioxide and adjuvant salts in an exsheathing mechanism of the infective larvae of Haernonchus contortus cayugensis, Das & Whitlock, 1960. Adv.: J. H. Whitlock (Ph.D.)

Kiernan, Josephine Anne. 1966. Host-virus vector relationships relevant to transmission of a tobacco rattle virus by Trichodorus christiei. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

MacDonald, David Howard. 1966. Some relationships between the mineral nutrition of the host and the buildup of Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Bird, George William. 1967. Population density, morphologic, morphometric, and allometric variations of Trichodorus, Cobb, 1913 and Trichodorus christiei, Allen, 1957. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Chukwujike Ndubizu, Thomas Onuoha. 1967. Studies on Verticillium wilt development in peach and cherry trees. Adv.: K. G. Parker (M.S.)

Dwinell, Lew David. 1967. Selected interactions of Verticillium dahliae, Pratylenchus penetrans, major nutrient elements, Acer saccharum and Ulmus america. Adv.: K. G. Parker (Ph.D.)

Gilmore, Samuel Kenneth. 1968. Collenbola predation on nematodes: Extent and nutritional significance. Adv.: E. M. Raffensperger (Ph.D.)

EI-Sherif, Moustafa Abdel-Gawad. 1968. Chernotactic and thermotactic response of the nematodes Pratylenchus penetrans and Ditylenchus dipsaci. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Deal, D. Robert. 1969. The microflora, nematodes, mycorrhiza and root ecology of grape in replant situations. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Thistlethwayte, Barrie. 1969. Hatch of eggs and reproduction of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda: Tylenchida). Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Dunn, Robert Arthur. 1970. Factors affecting extraction of plant parasitic nematodes from soil by centrifugal flotation techniques. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Hogger, Christoph Hans. 1970. Trichodorus christiei (Nematoda): Population buildup, accumulation, and feeding, and symptom production on plant roots. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Hutton, Dave George. 1970. Role of the plant parasitic nematodes Pratylenchus penetrans and Meloidogyne spp. in the Fusarium root rot disease of beans. Adv.: R. E. Wilkinson (M.S.)

Riedel, Richard Mack. 1970. Pectolytic enzymes as mechanisms of tissue maceration in the onion bloat disease caused by Ditylenchus dipsaci (Kuhn) Filipjev. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Scurrah, Maria M. 1972. The inheritance of resistance to Heterochiensis (Woll.) from Long Island and Peru in Solanum tuberosum clones with resistance from Solanum vernei and other species. Adv.: Robert Plaisted (Ph.D.)

Wong, Tang-Ka. 1972. The influence of temperature and levels of soil moisture, oxygen and carbon-dioxide on the biology and pathogenicity of Meloidogyne hapla (Chitwood, 1949) as a pathogen of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in organic soil. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Dunn, Robert Arthur. 1973. Effect of temperature on survival and reproduction of Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb, 1917) (Filipjev; Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1941). Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Tarte, Rodrigo. 1974. Variability in taxonomic characters of Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb, 1917) (Filipjev & Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1941) with emphasis on the morphology of the female tail terminus, its relationship to physiological behavior, and its response to selection pressures. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Fawole, Bamidele. 1975. The nature of resistance in potatoes to Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda: Tylenchida)Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Starr, James Lester. 1976. The influence of field soil microflora on the interaction of celery with Meloidogyne hapla, Pratylenchus penetrans, and Paratylenchus projectus. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Fawole, Bamidele. 1977. Influence of age of plant, light intensity and inoculurn level and their interaction on pathogenicity and reproduction of Meloidogyne hapla and Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Hoopes, Robert Wayne. 1977. The internal response of several resistant and susceptible potato clones to invasion by the potato cyst nematode Heterodera rostochiensis Wollenweber. Adv.: Robert Plaisted (M.S.)

Liburd, Osbert Wordsworth. 1977. Interactions involving root-knot nematodes, Fusariurn oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, and tomatoes. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Aiwerioghene, Osagie. 1978. The influence of inoculum levels of Pratylenchus penetrans on nematode population buildup and growth of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) selections. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Hoopes, Robert Wayne. 1978. Yield and fertility of reciprocal-cross hybrids of Tuberosum and Andigena potatoes. Adv.: Robert Plaisted (Ph.D.)

Jaffee, Bruce Allan. 1978. The effects of soil moisture and age of suscept at time of inoculation on the pathogenicity of Pratylenchus penetrans to apples. Adv.: W. F. Mai (M.S.)

Roth, Frederick. 1978. The role of Pratylenchus species in the root rot of dent corn in late season. Adv.: C. W. Boothroyd (Ph.D.)

Tschanz, Arnold T. 1978. Incorporation of resistance to Phytophthora infestans and Pseudomonas solanacearurn into the Andigena potato and the interrelationship of Meloidogyne incognita and Pseudomonas solanacearum on potatoes resistant to P. solanacearum. Adv.: H. D. Thurston (Ph.D.)

Euyang, Carol. 1979. Factors influencing emergence from encysted eggs of Globodera rostochiensis Mulvey and Stone. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (M.S.)

Jaffee, Bruce Allan. 1981. Etiology of an apple replant disease. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Bonsi, Conrad Komla. 1982. Influence of plant resistance and nematicides on growth and yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and on population dynamics of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita and Meloidogyne hapla) with an associated study of root-knot nematode resistance in lettuce (Lactuca species). Adv.: M. Harrison (Ph.D.)

Canto-Saenz, Manuel Antonio. 1982. Variability of root-knot nematodes and the nature of potato resistance to these nematodes. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (Ph.D.)

LaMondia, James Arthur. 1982. Studies on the potential of fungi and high temperature as means of controlling Globodera rostochiensis. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (M.S.)

Obrycki, John Joseph. 1982. Biological control and insect resistance: Greenhouse and field studies of their interaction on potatoes. Adv.: E. M. Raffensperger (Ph.D.)

LaMondia, James Arthur. 1984. The effect of population density on spread, detection and management of the golden nematode, Globodera rostochiensis (potato cyst nematode) control. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (Ph.D.)

Bitterlin, Martin Walter. 1986. Tomato ringspot virus: Interactions with its nematode vector Xiphinema rivesi, studies on virus transmission to and detection in fruit trees, serological characterization, and implications for cross protection. Adv.: D. Gonsalves (Ph. D.)

Costante, Joseph Francis. 1986. The effects of host resistance on the golden nematode, Globodera rostochiensis. Adv.: A. M. Klein & W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Georgi, Laura Lee. 1986. Morphological and biological variation in Xiphinema arnericanum and Xiphinerm rivesi from apple orchards in New York State. Adv.: W. F. Mai (Ph.D.)

Mullin, Barbara Anne. 1986. The effects of host resistance of the golden nematode, Globodera rostochiensis. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (M.S.)

Florini, Diane Allyn. 1987. Population densities of Pratylenchus penetrans and P. crenatus on potato and crops used in potato production systems (root lesion, wintercover). Adv.: R. Loria (Ph.D.)

Merwin, Ian Alexander. 1988. Apple replant disease: The roles of Pratylenchus penetrans and mineral nutrition in its causation and the efficacy of selected cover crops in its control. Adv.: W. C. Stiles (M.S.)

Arevalo-Guerra, Marco Antonio. 1990. Effects of selected marigold cultivars on penetration, development, reproduction, infectivity, and egression of Pratylenchus penetrans. Adv.: M. P. Ko (M. S.)

Mullin, Barbara Anne. 1990. Ecology and host-parasite relationships of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) infecting dry edible beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Colombia and Peru. Adv.: G. S. Abawi (Ph.D.)

Merwin, Ian Alexander. 1990. Alternatives in orchard ground cover management: Effects on apple tree growth and nutrition, soil, physical conditions, Phytophthora root diseases, and relative weed species abundance. Adv.: W. C. Stiles (Ph.D.)

France, Rene Andres. 1992. Interactions between Fusarium oxysporurn f. sp. phaseoli and Meloidogyne incognita in beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Adv.: G. S. Abawi (M.S.)

Arevalo-Guerra, Marco Antonio. 1993. Characterization of resistance to Pratylenchus penetrans in selected potato clones. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (Ph.D.)

France, Rene Andres. 1994. Variation of the plant parasitic nematode Pratylenchus penetrans on potatoes. Adv.: B. B. Brodie (Ph.D.)

Viaene, Nicole M. M. 1995. Damage threshold and biological control of the northern rootknot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood) infecting lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in organic soil. Adv.: G. S. Abawi (Ph.D.)

Mitkowski, Nathaniel Aaron. 2001. Characterization of the Northern Root-Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne hapla) from the vegetable growing regions of New York State: Species identity, pathogenicity, virulence and genetic diveristy. Adv.: G. S. Abawi (Ph.D.)


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