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Selected publications

MUTHUMEENAKSHI, S., SREENIVASAPRASAD, S., ROGERS, C.W., CHALLEN, M.P. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2007). Analysis of cDNA transcripts from Coniothyrium minitans reveals a diverse array of genes involved in key processes during sclerotial mycoparasitism. Fungal Genetics and Biology (in press).

WHIPPS, J.M., SCREENIVASAPRASAD, S., MUTHUMEENAKSHI, S., ROGERS, C.W. & CHALLEN, M.P. (2007) Use of Coniothyrium minitans as a biocontrol agent and some molecular aspects of sclerotial mycoparasitism. European Journal of Plant Pathology (in press).

BENNETT, A.J., LEIFERT, C. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2006). Survival of Coniothyrium minitans associated with sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38, 164-172.

BENNETT, A.J., LEIFERT, C. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2005). Effect of combined treatment of pasteurization and Coniothyrium minitans on sclerotia of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in soil. European Journal of Plant Pathology 113, 197-209.

JONES, E. E., MEAD, A. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2004). Effect of inoculum type and timing of application of Coniothyrium minitans on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: control of Sclerotinia disease in glasshouse lettuce. Plant Pathology 53, 611-620.

JONES, E.E., CLARKSON, J., MEAD, A. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2004). Effect of inoculum type and timing of application of Coniothyrium minitans on Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: influence on apothecial production. Plant Pathology 53, 621-628.

JONES, E.E., WEBER, F.J., OOSTRA, J., RINZEMA, A., MEAD, A. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2004). Conidial quality of the biocontrol agent Coniothyrium minitans produced by solid-state cultivation in a packed- bed reactor. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 34, 196-207.

ROGERS, C.W., CHALLEN, M.P., GREEN, J.R. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2004). Use of REMI and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation to identify pathogenicity mutants of Coniothyrium minitans. FEMS Microbiology Letters 241, 207-214.

BENNETT, A.J., LEIFERT, C. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2003). Survival of the biocontrol agents Coniothyrium minitans and Bacillus subtilis MBI 600 introduced into pasteurised, sterilised and non-sterile soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35, 1565-1573.

JONES, E.E., STEWART, A. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2003). Use of Coniothyrium minitans transformed with the hygromycin B resistance gene to study survival and infection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum sclerotia in soil. Mycological Research 107, 267-276.

McQUILKEN, M.P., GEMMELL, J., HILL, R.A. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2003).Production of macrosphelide A by the mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans. FEMS Microbiology Letters 219, 27-31.

McQUILKEN, M. P., GEMMELL, J. & WHIPPS, J. M. (2002). Some nutritional factors affecting production of biomass and antifungal metabolites of Coniothyrium minitans. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 12, 443-454.

JONES, E. E. & WHIPPS, J. M. (2002). Effect of inoculum rates and sources of Coniothyrium minitans on control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum disease in glasshouse lettuce. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 108, 527-538.

BUDGE, S.P. & WHIPPS, J.M. (2001). Potential for integrated control of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in glasshouse lettuce using Coniothyrium minitans and reduced fungicide application. Phytopathology 91, 221-227.

MUTHUMEENAKSHI, S., GOLDSTEIN, A.L., STEWART, A., & WHIPPS, J.M. (2001). Molecular studies on intraspecific diversity and phylogenetic position of Coniothyrium minitans. Mycological Research 105, 1065-1074.