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Rawandoozi, Zena, et al. “Pedigree-Based Analysis in Multi-Parental Diploid Rose Populations Reveals QTLs for Cercospora Leaf Spot Disease Resistance.” Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 13, 2023,

Verchot J, Herath V, Jordan R, Hammond J. Genetic Diversity among Rose Rosette Virus Isolates: A Roadmap towards Studies of Gene Function and Pathogenicity. Pathogens. 2023; 12(5):707.

Ruschel, R. G., Taylor, M., Ochoa-Corona, F. M., Jailani Amirudeen, A. K., Druciarek, T., & Paret, M. (2023). An artificial positive control for routine detection of rose rosette virus and Phyllocoptes fructiphilus that fit most primers for PCR, LAMP and RPA based assays. Annals of Applied Biology, 183(1), 67-79.

Olmedo-Velarde, A., Ochoa-Corona, F. M., Larrea-Sarmiento, A. E., Elbeaino, T., & Flores, F. 2023. “In-silico prediction of RT-qPCR-high resolution melting for broad detection of emaraviruses.” PLOS ONE, 18(5), e0272980.

Harmon DD, Chen H, Byrne D, Liu W, Ranney TG. 2023. “Cytogenetics, ploidy, and genome sizes of rose (Rosaspp.) cultivars and breeding lines.” Ornamental Plant Research 3:10.

Hochhaus, Tessa, Jeekin Lau, Cristiane H. Taniguti, Ellen L. Young, David H. Byrne, and Oscar Riera-Lizarazu. 2023. “Meta-Analysis of Rose Rosette Disease-Resistant Quantitative Trait Loci and a Search for Candidate Genes” Pathogens 12, no. 4: 575.

Windham, Mark T., Thomas Evans, Sara Collins, Juniper A. Lake, Jeekin Lau, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, and David H. Byrne. 2023. “Field Resistance to Rose Rosette Disease as Determined by Multi-Year Evaluations in Tennessee and Delaware” Pathogens 12, no. 3: 439.

Dr. David Byrne’s interview with Rose Chat Podcast. 2023. “Research Journey of Sustainable Roses.”


Aparicio-Claros, Nicolas. Madalyn Shires, Dimitre Mollov, John Hammond, Ramon Jordan, Francisco Ochoa-Corona, Jennifer Olson, Kevin Ong, and Lina Rodriguez. “Rose Rosette Disease: A Diagnostic Guide.” Journal of Applied Plant Health 23(4).

Lau, Jeekin, Ellen L. Young, Sara Collins, Mark T. Windham, Patricia E. Klein, David H. Byrne, and Oscar Riera-Lizarazu. 2022. “Rose Rosette Disease Resistance Loci Detected in Two Interconnected Tetraploid Garden Rose Populations.” Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 916231.

Rawandoozi, Zena J., Ellen L. Young, Seza Noyan, Qiuyi Fu, Tessa Hochhaus, Maad Y. Rawandoozi, Patricia E. Klein, David H. Byrne, and Oscar Riera-Lizarazu. 2022. “QTL Mapping and Characterization of Black Spot Disease Resistance Using Two Multi-Parental Diploid Rose Populations .” Horticulture Research 9: uhac183.

Young, Ellen L., Jeekin Lau, Nolan B. Bentley, Zena Rawandoozi, Sara Collins, Mark T. Windham, Patricia E. Klein, David H. Byrne, and Oscar Riera-Lizarazu. 2022. “Identification of QTLs for Reduced Susceptibility to Rose Rosette Disease in Diploid Roses.” Pathogens 11 (6): 660.

Taniguti, Cristiane H., Gabriel Gesteira, Jeekin Lau, Guilherme Pereira, Zhoa-Bang Zeng, David H. Byrne, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, and Marcelo Mollinari. 2022. “VIEWpoly: A Visualization Tool to Integrate and Explore Results of Polyploid Genetic Analysis.” The Journal of Open Source Software 7 (74): 4242.

Atallah OO, Yassin SM, Shirley N, Verchot J. Exploring the Host Range of Rose rosette Virus among Herbaceous Annual Plants. Pathogens. 2022; 11(12):1514.


Monterrosa, A., Shimat Joseph, Will Hudson, Jean Williams-Woodward, and Bodie Pennisi. “Mite Vector of Rose Rosette Virus.” UGA Cooperative Extension Circular 1176. 


Babu, B., Knox, G., Paret, M. L., & Ochoa-Corona, F. M. (2018). Rose Rosette Disease: Recent Advances on Molecular Diagnostic Tools. HortScience horts53(5), 596-600.

Ong, K., Shires, M., Whitaker, H. J., Olson, J., LaForest, J., & Byrne, D. H. (2018). Combatting Rose Rosette Disease with Volunteer Involvement in the Monitoring Effort. HortScience horts53(5), 601-603.

Byrne, D. H., Klein, P., Yan, M., Young, E., Lau, J., Ong, K., Shires, M., Olson, J., Windham, M., Evans, T., & Novick, D. (2018). Challenges of Breeding Rose Rosette–resistant Roses. HortScience horts53(5), 604-608.

Earlier Research

Allington, W.B., Robert Staples, and Glenn Viehmeyer. “Transmission of Rose Rosette Virus by the Eriophyid Mite Phyllocoptes fructiphilus.” Journal of Economic Entomology 61(5). 1968.