Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Biological Sciences
H. Herbert Edwards, Professor Emeritus
Fungal infection in plants, soybean rust disease
Office: Waggoner Hall 263
Phone Number: (309) 298-1373
Ph.D. - Wisconsin-Madison, 1965
Cell biology of obligate parasitism in plants; electron microscopy; infection process of powdery mildews and soybean rusts.
Bonde, Mo, and Herb Edwards. 2006. Biology of soybean rust. Host and host-rust interactions. National Soybean Rust Symposium (November 29-December 1, 2006, St. Louis, MO.) www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/infocenter/topic/soybeanrust/2006/program/
Koh, Serry, Aurelie Andre, Herb Edwards, David Ehrhardt, and Shauna Somerville. 2005. Arabidopsis thaliana subcellular responses to compatible Erysiphe cichoracearum infections. Plant Journal 44(3):516-29.
Ramonell, Katrina, Marta Berrocal-Lobo, Serry Koh, Jinrong Wan, Herb Edwards, Gary Stacey, and Shauna Somerville. 2005. Loss-of-function mutations in chitin responsive genes show increased susceptibility to the powdery mildew pathogen Erysiphe cichoracearum. Plant Physiology 138:1027-1036.
Assaad, Farhah F., Jin-Long Qiu, Heather Youngs, David Ehrhardt, Laurent Zimmerli, Monika Kalde, Gehard Wanner, Scott C. Peck, Herb Edwards, Katrina Ramonell, Chris R. Somerville, and Hans Thordal-Christensen. 2004. The PEN1 syntaxin defines a novel cellular compartment upon fungal attack and is required for the timely assembly of papillae. Molecular Biology of the Cell 15:5118-5129.
Nishimura, M.T., M. Stein, B.-H. Hou, J.P. Vogel, Herb H. Edwards, and S.C. Somerville. 2003. Loss of callose synthase results in salicylic acid-dependent disease resistance. Science 301:969-972.