Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology,
Faculty Affiliate, Polymer Nanostructures Lab -- CSPS,
Penn State University, University Park PA
e-mail: jimenez-gasco@psu.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, and
Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos y Montes
University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Dec. 20, 2001
B.Eng. Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos y Montes
University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
May 16, 1997

Theses Research:

Ph.D. Project: "Caracterizacion Molecular de Razas Patogenicas de Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris
y Analisis de su Diversidad Genetica
"
Cornell University: "Phylogenetic Analysis of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris"
B.Eng. senior project: "Caracterization de Razas Patogenicas de Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris mediante RAPD-PCR"

Selected Publications:

  1. Malcolm, G.M.; Kuldau, G.A.; Gugino, B.K.; and Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.
    Hidden host plant associations of soilborne fungal pathogens: An ecological perspective
    Phytopathology, 103, 538-544 (2013)
     
  2. Elmer, W.H.; Useman, S.; Schneider, R.W.; Marra, R.E.; LaMondia, J.A.; Mendelssohn, I.A.; Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.; and Caruso, F.L.
    [FEATURE Article] Sudden Vegetation Dieback in Atlantic and Gulf Coast Salt Marshes
    Plant Disease, 97, 436-445 (2013)
     
  3. Remesal, E.; Landa, B.B.; Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.; and Navas-Cortes, J.A.
    Sequence variation of protein-coding genes as a diagnostic tool for the identification of Mycelial Compatibility Groups in Sclerotium rolfsii
    Phytopathology, 103, 479-487 (2013) (supplemental material, )
     
  4. Amyotte, S.G.; Tan, X.; Pennerman, K.; Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.; Klosterman, S.J.; Ma, L.-J.; Dobinson, K.F.; and Veronese, P.
    Transposable elements in phytopathogenic Verticillium spp.: insights into genome evolution and inter- and intra-specific diversification
    BMC Genomics, 13, Article Number: 314 [20 pages] (2012)
     
  5. Geib, S.M.; Scully, E.D.; Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.; Carlson, J.E.; Tien, M.; and Hoover, K.
    Phylogenetic analysis of Fusarium solani associated with the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
    Insects, 3, 141-160 (2012)
     
  6. Garzon, C.D.; Molineros, J.E.; Yanez, J.M.; Flores, F.J., Jimenez-Gasco, M.M.; and Moorman, G.W.
    Sublethal doses of mefenoxam enhance Pythium damping-off of geranium
    Plant Disease, 95, 1233-1238 (2011)
     
  7. Berbegal, M; Garzon, CD; Ortega, A; Armengol, J; Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Jimenez-Gasco, MM.
    Development and application of new molecular markers for analysis of genetic diversity in Verticillium dahliae populations.
    Plant Pathology, 60, 866-877 (2011)
     
  8. Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Olivares-Garcia, C; Landa, BB; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Navas-Cortes, JA.
    Region-Wide Analysis of Genetic Diversity in Verticillium dahliae Populations Infecting Olive in Southern Spain and Agricultural Factors Influencing the Distribution and Prevalence of Vegetative Compatibility Groups and Pathotypes
    Phytopathology, 101, 304-315 (2011)       (supplemental material, )
     
  9. Cirulli, M; Bubici, G; Amenduni, M; Armengol, J; Berbegal, M; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Jimenez-Diaz, RM.
    Verticillium Wilt: A Threat to Artichoke Production
    Plant Disease, 94, 1176-1187 (2010)
     
  10. Rodriguez-Estrada, AE; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Royse, DJ
    Pleurotus eryngii species complex: Sequence analysis and phylogeny based on partial EF1 alpha and RPB2 genes
    Fungal Biology, 114, 421-428 (2010)
     
  11. Berbegal, M; Ortega, A; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Olivares-Garcia, C; Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Armengol, J
    Genetic Diversity and Host Range of Verticillium dahliae Isolates from Artichoke and Other Vegetable Crops in Spain
    Plant Disease, 94, 396-404 (2010)
     
  12. Rodriguez-Estrada, AE; Lee, HJ; Beelman, RB; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Royse, DJ
    Enhancement of the antioxidants ergothioneine and selenium in Pleurotus eryngii var. eryngii basidiomata through cultural practices
    World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 25, 1597-1607 (2009)
     
  13. Rodriguez-Estrada, AE; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Royse, DJ
    Improvement of yield of Pleurotus eryngii var. eryngii by substrate supplementation and use of a casing overlay
    Bioresource Technology, 100, 5270-5276 (2009)
     
  14. Geib, SM; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Carlson, JE; Tien, M; Jabbour, R; Hoover, K
    Microbial Community Profiling to Investigate Transmission of Bacteria Between Life Stages of the Wood-Boring Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis
    Microbial Ecology, 58, 199-211 (2009)
     
  15. Geib, SM; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Carlson, JE; Tie, M; Hoover, K
    Effect of Host Tree Species on Cellulase Activity and Bacterial Community Composition in the Gut of Larval Asian Longhorned Beetle
    Environmental Entomology, 38, 686-699 (2009)
     
  16. SM Geib, TR Filley, PG Hatcher, K Hoover, JE Carlson, MM Jimenez-Gasco,
    A Nakagawa-Izumi, RL Sleighter, M Tien
    Lignin degradation in wood-feeding insects
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, 105: 12932-12937 (2008).
     
  17. Elmer WH, Daughtrey M, Rane K, Jimenez-Gasco MM
    First report of fusarium wilt of Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
    caused by Fusarium oxysporum in a Midwestern nursery

    Plant Disease, 91: 1519-1519 (2007).
    [Disease Notes] (supplemental material, )
     
  18. Landa BB, Navas-Cortes JA, Jimenez Gasco MM, Katan J, Retig B, and Jimenez-Diaz, RM
    Temperature response of chickpea cultivars to races
    of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris, causal agent of Fusarium wilt.

    Plant Disease 90: 365-374 (2006).
     
  19. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Navas-Cortes JA, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    The Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris/Cicer arietinum pathosystem:
    a case study of the evolution of plant-pathogenic fungi into races and pathotypes

    International Microbiology, 7: 95-104 (2004).
     
  20. Geiser DM, Jimenez-Gasco MM, Kang S, Makalowska I, Veeraraghavan N,
    Ward TJ, Zhang N, Kuldau GA, O'Donnell K
    FUSARIUM-ID v.1.0: A DNA sequence database for identifying Fusarium
    European Journal of Plant Pathology, 110: 473-479 (2004).
     
  21. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Milgroom MG, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Stepwise Evolution of Races in Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris Inferred from
    Fingerprinting with Repetitive DNA Sequences

    Phytopathology, 94 228-235 (2004).       (supplemental material, )
     
  22. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Development of a specific PCR-based assay for the identification of Fusarium
    oxysporum
    f.sp. ciceris and its pathogenic races 0, 1A, 5, and 6

    Phytopathology 93: 200-209 (2003).
     
  23. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Milgroom MG, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Gene genealogies support Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris as a monophyletic group
    Plant Pathology, 51: 72-77 (2002).
     
  24. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Perez-Artes E, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Identification of pathogenic races 0, 1B/C, 5, and 6 of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp ciceris
    with random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)

    European Journal of Plant Pathology, 107: 237-248 (2001).
     

    Flexible Food Packaging: Environmental & Antifungal Aspects

  25. X. Wang, X; Rathore, R; Songtipya, P; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Manias, E; Wilkie, CA
    EVA-Layered double hydroxide (nano)composites: Mechanism of fire retardancy
    Polymer Degradation and Stability, 96, 301-313 (2011)
     
  26. Manzi-Nshuti, C; Songtipya, P; Manias, E; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Hossenlopp, JM; Wilkie, CA
    Polymer nanocomposites using zinc aluminum and magnesium aluminum oleate layered double hydroxides:
    Effects of the polymeric compatibilizer and of composition on the thermal and fire properties of PP/LDH nanocomposites

    Polymer Degradation and Stability, 94, 2042-2054 (2009)
     
  27. Manzi-Nshuti, C; Songtipya, P; Manias, E; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Hossenlopp, JM; Wilkie, CA
    Polymer nanocomposites using zinc aluminum and magnesium aluminum oleate layered double hydroxides:
    Effects of LDH divalent metals on dispersion, thermal, mechanical and fire performance in various polymers

    Polymer, 50, 3564-3574 (2009)
     
  28. Awad, WH; Beyer, G; Benderly, D; Ijdo, WL; Songtipya, P; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Manias, E; Wilkie, CA
    Material properties of nanoclay PVC composites
    Polymer, 50, 1857-1867 (2009)
     
  29. J. Zhang, E. Manias, G. Polizos, J.Y. Huh, A. Ophir, P. Songtipya, M.M. Jimenez Gasco,
    Tailored polyethylene nanocomposite sealants:
    Broad-range peelable heat-seals through designed filler/polymer interfaces

    Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology, 23, 709-737 (2009)
     
  30. E. Manias, J. Zhang, J.Y. Huh, K. Manokruang, P. Songtipya, M.M. Jimenez Gasco,
    Polyethylene Nanocomposite Heat-Sealants with a Versatile Peelable Character
    Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30, 17-23 (2009)
     
  31. C. Nyambo, P. Songtipya, E. Manias, M.M. Jimenez-Gasco, C.A. Wilkie,
    Effect of MgAl-layered double hydroxide exchanged with linear
    alkyl carboxylates on fire retardancy of PMMA and PS

    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18: 4827-4838 (2008)
     

    Patents

  32. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Method for the Molecular identification of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris
    and its pathogenic races 0,5, and 6, by specific PCR

    Patent, P200102843 (Spain/Europe)
     
  33. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Method for the Molecular analysis of genetic diversity in races of Fusarium
    oxysporum
    f.sp. ciceris by rep-PCR

    Patent, P200102844 (Spain/Europe)
     

    Other Publications & Conference Proceedings

  34. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Una Propuesta Evolutiva en Patotipos y Razas Patogenicas de Fusarium oxysporum
    f.sp. ciceris, el Agente de la Fusariosis Vascular del Garbanzo

    Proc. X, Congreso National de la Sociedad Espanola de Fitopatologia,
    Almeria, Spain, Oct 2002.
     
  35. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Milgroom MG, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Gene Geneologies Support Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris as a Monophyletic Group
    Proceedings 11th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union,
    pg. 32-34, Evora, Portugal, September 2001.
     
  36. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Perez-Artez E., Rodriguez-Jurado D, Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Characterization of Pathotypes and Races of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris and
    non-pathogenic F. oxysporum infecting chickpea, by RAPD-PCR

    3rd European Conf. on Grain Legumes, pg. 96-97,
    Associated Europeanne des Proteagineux (Ed.) 1998.
     
  37. Jimenez-Gasco MM, Perez-Artez E., Jimenez-Diaz RM
    Characterizacion de Razas de Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. ciceris Mediante
    Amplificacion de Polimorfismos de DNA con Iniciadores Aleatorios

    Proc. VIII, Congreso National de la Sociedad Espanola de Fitopatologia,
    Cordoba, Spain, Oct 1996.

    Supplements

  38. Demers, J; Jimenez-Fernandez, D; Velarde-Felix, S; Landa, BB; Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum isolates infecting cortical tissues of chickpea roots
    Phytopathology, 99, S28-S28 (2009)
  39. Zhang, L; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    Genotype shift in a Venturia inaequalis population during an Apple scab epidemic in Pennsylvania
    Phytopathology, 99, S149-S149 (2009)
  40. Elmer, WH; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Daughtrey, ML
    The pathogenicity and phylogeny of Fusarium oxysporum isolates on Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
    Phytopathology, 98 (6): S51-S51 (2008)
  41. Garzon, CD; Moorman, GW Yanez, JM; Molineros, JE; Leonard, RC; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    Low-doses of fungicides have a stimulatory effect on Pythium spp. in vitro and in planta
    Phytopathology, 98 (6): S58-S58 (2008)
  42. Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Olivares, C; Navas-Cortes, JA; Landa, BB; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    A region-wide analysis of genetic diversity in Verticillium dahliae infecting olive in Andalusia, southern Spain
    Phytopathology, 98 (6): S75-S75 (2008)
  43. Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Berbegal, M; Yanez, J; Garzon, C; Armengol, J; Jimenez-Diaz, RM
    New polymorphic markers for analysis of genetic diversity in Verticillium dahliae populations
    Phytopathology, 98 (6): S75-S75 (2008)
  44. Remesal, E; Landa, BB; Jimenez-Diaz, RM; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Navas-Cortes, JA
    Genetic diversity in Sclerotium rolfsii infecting sugar beet in Mediterranean environments
    Phytopathology, 98 (6): S131-S132 (2008)
  45. Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Kuldau, GA; Zitomer, NC; Archibald, DD; Snyder, EM; Geiser, DM
    Phylogenetics of potential new species in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex
    Phytopathology, 97 (7): S52-S52 (2007)
  46. Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Kuldau, GA; Geiser, DM
    Phylogenetics of "Fusarium moniliforme": Old and new clades in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex
    Phytopathology, 96 (6): S55-S55 (2006)
  47. Viji, G; Travis, JW; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    Use of microsatellite markers in the characterization of genetic diversity of Venturia inaequalis causing apple scab in the northeastern US
    Phytopathology, 96 (6): S118-S118 (2006)
  48. Viji, G; Travis, JW; Jimenez-Gasco, MM
    Population biology of Venturia inaequalis causing apple scab epidemics in Pennsylvania: Implications in disease management
    Phytopathology, 96 (6): S118-S118 (2006)
  49. Zitomer, NC; Geiser, DM; O'Donnell, K; Ward, TJ; Archibald, DD; Jones, D; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Kuldau, GA
    Correspondence between toxin profiles and molecular phylogenetic groups within Fusarium
    Phytopathology, 96 (6): S131-S131 (2006)
  50. Zitomer, NC; Geiser, DM; Archibald, DD; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; O'Donnell, K; Kuldau, GA
    The phylogenetics of fumonisin production in the Gibberella fujikuroi species complex
    Phytopathology, 95 (6): S173-S173 (2005)
  51. Zitomer, NC; Geiser, DM; Archibald, DD; Ward, TJ; O'Donnell, K; Jones, AD; Jimenez-Gasco, MM; Kuldau, GA
    HPLC-MS analysis of type-A trichothecene-producing Fusaria for correspondence between toxin profiles and molecular phylogenetic groups
    Phytopathology, 94 (6): S117-S117 (2004)

Books:

   1. M.M. Jimenez-Gasco
" Plagas y Enfermedades del Tomate", Ediciones Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, Spain 2001
(translation of "Compendium of Tomato Diseases" by J.B. Jones, J.P. Jones, R.E. Stall,
and T.A. Zitter, American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul, MN)



Dr. Jimenez Gasco's biggest achievements ever!!!