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Anne M  Alvarez

Name :

Anne M Alvarez

Title :

Plant Pathologist, Emeritus

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3190 Maile Way
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

St. John 303

Phone :

(808) 956-7764

Fax :

(808) 956-2832

E-mail :

Website :

Specialties :

Plant Pathology - Diagnostic methods and population diversity; bacterial diseases of anthurium, ginger, cabbage, tomato and other vegetable crops; epidemiology and disease management

Professional Prep/Appointments :

B.A. Stanford University, M.S. and Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Projects :

National Science Foundation, Grant Number DBI-1561663.  

CSBR-Ownership Transfer: Curate, Preserve and Transfer Agriculturally and Environmentally Significant Micro-organisms to established laboratories equipped for preservation and distribution

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Research Interests :

  • Population diversity: Serological, biochemical and genetic studies undertaken to identify virulent subpopulations of bacteria
  • Phylogenetics: Genetic relationships among strains in selected species of plant pathogenic bacteria
  • Diagnostics: Development and application of specific immunodiagnostic and DNA-based assays for detection and identification of pathogens distributed worldwide in seeds and plant propagative materials. 
  • Epidemiology: Use of diagnostic markers to determine primary sources of inoculum for bacterial diseases of tropical crops. 
  • Biological control: Effects of beneficial bacteria on disease prevention. Immunodiagnostic and DNA-based  methods used to evaluate host-pathogen interactions in plant tissues. Effects of beneficial bacteria on the infection process was evaluated using a genetically modified bioluminescent strain of the anthurium blight pathogen, now renamed: Xanthomonas phaseoli pv. dieffenbachiae

Selected Publications :

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Languages :

Spanish, German