Dr. Michael J. Davis

Contact Information

Citrus Research and Education Center
Lake Alfred, Florida
Plant Pathology
Phone: 863.956.8640
Fax (863) 956-4631
Email: mjdavis@ufl.edu

Education

Ph.D., 1978:  University of California, Berkeley, CA - Plant Pathology

M.S., 1975:  Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO - Plant Pathology

B.S., 1973:  Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO - Botany

Past Positions

Professor (1990-2006), University of Florida, TREC - IFAS, Homestead, FL

Associate Professor (1988-1990), University of Florida, TREC - IFAS, Homestead, FL

Associate Professor (1985-1988), University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale REC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Assistant Professor (1981-1985), University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale REC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Assistant Professor (1979-1981), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Postdoctoral Associate (1978-1979), University of California, Berkeley, CA

Research Assistant (1975-1978), University of California, Berkeley, CA

Research Associate (1973-1975), Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Research Technician (1972), Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Research

Plant Pathology

Specialization

Refereed Papers

Davis, M. J.  2004.  Lychee anthracnose inoculum sources.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 116:12-15.

Davis, M. J. and Z. Ying.  2004.  Development of papaya breeding lines with transgenic resistance to Papaya ringspot virus.  Plant Dis. 88:352-358.

Davis, M. J.  2001.  Phloem-limited bacteria.  Pages 449-452 in:  Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology (O. Maloy, and T. Murray, eds.).  John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Davis, M. J.  2001.  Coryneform phytobacteria.  Pages 255-256 in:  Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology (O. Maloy, and T. Murray, eds.).  John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Davis, M. J.  2001.  Fastidious phloem-limited bacteria.  Pages 275-282 in:  Laboratory Guide for the Identification of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (N. W. Schaad, J. B. Jones, and W. Chun, eds.).  APS Press, Saint Paul, MN.

Davis, M. J. and A. K. Vidaver.  2001.  Coryneform plant pathogens.  Pages 218-234 in: Laboratory Guide for the Identification of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (N. W. Schaad, J. B. Jones, and W. Chun, eds.).  APS Press, Saint Paul, MN.

Astua-Monge, G., G. V. Minsavage, R. E. Stall, M. J. Davis, U. Bonas, and J. B. Jones.  2000.  Resistance of tomato and pepper to T3 strains of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria is specified by a plant-inducible avirulence gene.  Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 13:911-921.

Austa-Monge, G., G. V. Minsavage, R. E. Stall, C. E. Vallejos, M. J. Davis, and J. B. Jones.  2000.  XV4-vrxv4:  a new gene-for-gene interaction identified between Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria race T3 and wild tomato relative Lycopersicon pennellii.  Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 13:1346-1355.

Davis, M. J.  2000.  Phloem-limited bacteria.  Pages 607-613 in:  Encyclopedia of Microbiology (J. Lederberg, M. Alexander, B. R. Bloom, D. Hopwood, R. Hull, B. H. Iglewski, A. L. Laskin, S. G. Oliver, M. Schaechter, and W. Summers, eds.).  Academic Press, San Diego.

Davis, M. J. and R. A. Bailey.  2000.  Ratoon stunting.  Pages 49-54 in:  A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases (P. Rott, R. A. Bailey, J. C. Comstock, B. J. Croft, and A. S. Saumtally, eds.).  CIRAD Publications Service, Montpellier, France, pp.339.

Rott, P. and M. J. Davis.  2000.  Leaf scald.  Pages 38-44 in:  A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases (P. Rott, R. A. Bailey, J. C. Comstock, B. J. Croft, and A. S. Saumtally, eds.).  CIRAD Publications Service, Montpellier, France, pp.339.

Rott, P. and M. J. Davis.  2000.  Red stripe (Top rot).  Pages 58-62 in:  A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases (P. Rott, R. A. Bailey, J. C. Comstock, B. J. Croft, and A. S. Saumtally, eds.).  CIRAD Publications Service, Montpellier, France, pp.339.

Ying, Z. and M. J. Davis.  2000.  Partial characterization and host range of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in south Florida.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.113:185-190.

Davis, M. J.  1999.  Raquitismo en el retono.  Pages 99-107 in:  Manual De Enfermedades De LA Cana De Azucar (A. F. Fors, ed.).  Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, San Salvador, May 1999.

Ramírez-García, L. M., B. Brunner, A. Armstrong, A. Pantoja, and M. Davis.  1999.  La papaya como nuevo hospedero de Empoasca fabalis en Puerto Rico.  J. Agr. Univ. P.R. 83(1-2):79-82.

Davis, M. J. and Z. Ying.  1999.  Genetic diversity of the papaya ringspot virus in Florida.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 112:194-196.

Ying, Z., X. Yu, and M. J. Davis.  1999.  New method for obtaining transgenic papaya plants by agrobacterium-mediated transformation of somatic embryos.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 112:201-205.

Giglioti, E. A., J. C. Comstock, M. J. Davis, S. Matsuoka, and H. Tokeshi.  1999.  Combining tissue blot immunoassay and staining by transpiration methods to evaluate colonization of sugarcane stalks by Clavibacter xyli subsp. xyli and its affects on xylem functionality.  Summa Phytopathol. 25:125-132.

Davis, M. J.  1999.  Genetic and pathological diversity of the mango anthracnose pathogen in Florida.  Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 112:197-200.

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