Carolee Bull

Director of the Microbiome Center; Professor of Plant Pathology; Bacterial Systematics Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Carolee Bull

Research Summary

Bacterial systematics, epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant pathogens and biological control agents to develop alternatives to synthetic chemicals for plant disease management

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Genome Lettuce Leaf Spot Pseudomonas Genes Xanthomonas Campestris Pathogens Genomics Taxonomy Xanthomonas Pathovars Pseudomonas Syringae Bacteria Xanthomonas Campestris Pv. Vitians Cultivars Phylogeny Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Epidemiology Quantitative Trait Loci Mushrooms Bacteriophages Multilocus Sequence Typing Nucleotides Sequence Analysis Methodology

Most Recent Papers

Clarifying the taxonomy of the causal agent of bacterial leaf spot of lettuce through a polyphasic approach reveals that Xanthomonas cynarae Trébaol et al. 2000 emend. Timilsina et al. 2019 is a later heterotypic synonym of Xanthomonas hortorum Vauterin et al. 1995

Lucas Morinière, Alexandre Burlet, Emma R. Rosenthal, Xavier Nesme, Perrine Portier, Carolee T. Bull, Céline Lavire, Marion Fischer-Le Saux, Franck Bertolla, 2020, Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Transfer of Xanthomonas campestris pv. arecae and X. campestris pv. musacearum to X. vasicola (Vauterin) as X. vasicola pv. arecae comb. nov. And X. vasicola pv. musacearum comb. nov. And description of X. vasicola pv. vasculorum pv. nov.

David J. Studholme, Emmanuel Wicker, Sadik Muzemil Abrare, Andrew Aspin, Adam Bogdanove, Kirk Broders, Zoe Dubrow, Murray Grant, Jeffrey B. Jones, Georgina Karamura, Jillian Lang, Jan Leach, George Mahuku, Gloria Valentine Nakato, Teresa Coutinho, Julian Smith, Carolee T. Bull, 2020, Phytopathology on p. 1153-1160

Bacterial brown pit, a new disease of edible mushrooms caused by mycetocola sp.

Mozhde Hamidizade, S. Mohsen Taghavi, Samuel J. Martins, Rachel A. Herschlag, Kevin Hockett, Carolee T. Bull, Ebrahim Osdaghi, 2020, Plant Disease on p. 1445-1454

Identification of Pseudomonas Isolates Associated With Bacterial Canker of Stone Fruit Trees in the Western Cape, South Africa

Khumbuzile Bophela, Yolanda Petersen, Carolee Bull, Teresa. Coutinho, 2020, Plant Disease on p. 882-892

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages associated with symptomatic (Bacterial Blotch) and asymptomatic mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps

Samuel J. Martins, Ryan V. Trexler, Fabricio R. Vieira, John A. Pecchia, Prem P. Kandel, Kevin L. Hockett, Terrence H. Bell, Carolee T. Bull, 2020, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 90-99

The emergence of microbiome centres

Jennifer B.H. Martiny, Katrine L. Whiteson, Brendan J.M. Bohannan, Lawrence A. David, Nicole A. Hynson, Margaret McFall-Ngai, John F. Rawls, Thomas M. Schmidt, Zaid Abdo, Martin J. Blaser, Seth Bordenstein, Christian Bréchot, Carolee T. Bull, Pieter Dorrestein, Jonathan A. Eisen, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Jack Gilbert, Kirsten S. Hofmockel, Mary L. Holtz, Rob Knight, David B. Mark Welch, Daniel McDonald, Barbara Methé, Nigel J. Mouncey, Noel T. Mueller, Catherine A. Pfister, Lita Proctor, Joel L. Sachs, 2020, Nature Microbiology on p. 2-3

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages associated with symptomatic (bacterial blotch) and asymptomatic mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps

Samuel Martins, Ryan Trexler, Fabricio Vieira, John Pecchia, Prem Kandel, Kevin Hockett, Terrence Bell, Carolee Bull, 2020, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 90-99

Genetic analysis of resistance to bacterial leaf spot in the heirloom lettuce cultivar Reine des Glaces

Germán V. Sandoya, Brigitte Maisonneuve, Maria Jose Truco, Carolee T. Bull, Ivan Simko, Mark Trent, Ryan J. Hayes, Richard W. Michelmore, 2019, Molecular Breeding

Request for revision of the statutes of the international committee on systematics of prokaryotes

William B. Whitman, Carolee Theresa Bull, Hans Jürgen Busse, Pierre Edouard Fournier, Aharon Oren, Stefano Ventura, 2019, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology on p. 584-593

100 years since Tolaas

Ebrahim Osdaghi, Samuel J. Martins, Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, Fabrício Rocha Vieira, John A. Pecchia, David Meigs Beyer, Terrence H. Bell, Yinong Yang, Kevin L. Hockett, Carolee T. Bull, 2019, Plant Disease on p. 2714-2732

Most-Cited Papers

Multilocus sequence typing of Pseudomonas syringae sensu lato confirms previously described genomospecies and permits rapid identification of P. syringae pv. coriandricola and P. syringae pv. apii causing bacterial leaf spot on parsley

Carolee T. Bull, Christopher R. Clarke, Rongman Cai, Boris A. Vinatzer, Teresa M. Jardini, Steven T. Koike, 2011, Phytopathology on p. 847-858

Genome-based evolutionary history of Pseudomonas spp

Cedar Hesse, Frederik Schulz, Carolee Theresa Bull, Brenda T. Shaffer, Qing Yan, Nicole Shapiro, Karl A. Hassan, Neha Varghese, Liam D.H. Elbourne, Ian T. Paulsen, Nikos Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Joyce E. Loper, 2018, Environmental Microbiology on p. 2142-2159

Practical Benefits of Knowing the Enemy

Carolee Theresa Bull, Steven T. Koike, 2015, Annual Review of Phytopathology on p. 157-180

Development of an engineered bioluminescent reporter phage for detection of bacterial blight of crucifers

David A. Schofield, Carolee T. Bull, Isael Rubio, W. Patrick Wechter, Caroline Westwater, Ian J. Molineux, 2012, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 3592-3598

Comparative Genomics of Multiple Strains of Pseudomonas cannabina pv. alisalensis, a Potential Model Pathogen of Both Monocots and Dicots

Panagiotis F. Sarris, Emmanouil A. Trantas, David A. Baltrus, Carolee T. Bull, William Patrick Wechter, Shuangchun Yan, Filippos Ververidis, Nalvo F. Almeida, Corbin D. Jones, Jeffery L. Dangl, Nickolas J. Panopoulos, Boris A. Vinatzer, Dimitrios E. Goumas, 2013, PLoS One

Angular leaf spot of cucurbits is associated with genetically diverse pseudomonas syringae strains

E. A. Newberry, T. M. Jardini, I. Rubio, P. D. Roberts, B. Babu, S. T. Koike, H. Bouzar, E. M. Goss, J. B. Jones, Carolee Theresa Bull, M. L. Paret, 2016, Plant Disease on p. 1397-1404

Characterization and performance of 16 new inbred lines of lettuce

Ivan Simko, Ryan J. Hayes, Carolee T. Bull, Beiquan Mou, Yaguang Luo, Mark A. Trent, Amy J. Atallah, Edward J. Ryder, Rebecca G. Sideman, 2014, Hortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science on p. 679-687

Baby leaf lettuce germplasm enhancement

Ryan J. Hayes, Mark A. Trent, Beiquan Mou, Ivan Simko, Samantha J. Gebben, Carolee Theresa Bull, 2014, Hortscience: A Publication of the American Society for Hortcultural Science on p. 18-24

List of new names of plant pathogenic bacteria (2011-2012)

C. T. Bull, T. A. Coutinho, T. P. Denny, G. Firrao, M. Fischer-Le Saux, X. Li, G. S. Saddler, M. Scortichini, D. E. Stead, Y. Takikawa, 2014, Journal of Plant Pathology on p. 223-226

The inheritance of resistance to bacterial leaf spot of lettuce caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vitians in three lettuce cultivars

Ryan J. Hayes, Mark A. Trent, Maria Jose Truco, Rudie Antonise, Richard W. Michelmore, Carolee T. Bull, 2014, Horticulture Research

News Articles Featuring Carolee Bull

Bull elected fellow of American Phytopathological Society

Carolee Bull, professor of systematic bacteriology and plant pathology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.

Penn State Microbiome Center and GALT enter collaboration to advance research

The Penn State Microbiome Center and General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) announced their collaboration to advance plant pathology, environmental microbiology and human gut microbiome studies.

Mysterious Chinese seed packets are showing up all over the US, and the government is warning people not to plant them

Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China and are warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.

Agriculture officials issue warning on seed packages from China

Agriculture officials in Georgia and at least 12 other states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited seed packages arriving from China that may be an invasive plant species and harmful to livestock, according to reports.

27 States Issue Warnings About Seed Packets From China

State agriculture officials are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.

How to manage plant pests and diseases in your coronavirus victory garden

Home gardening is having a boom year across the United States. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic shortages or just looking for a diversion, numerous aspiring gardeners have constructed their first raised beds, and seeds are flying off suppliers’ shelves. Now that gardens are largely planted, much of the work for the next several months revolves around keeping them healthy.

How to manage plant pests and diseases in your victory garden

Home gardening is having a boom year across the US, whether because of pandemic shortages or people wanting a diversion. Now that gardens are largely planted, much of the work for the next several months revolves around keeping them healthy.

Growth of Microbiome Centers Noted In Nature Microbiology.

Penn State has committed to hiring almost two dozen new faculty members to study the microbiome since the creation of its own center.

The Emergence of Microbiome Centres

As microbiome science expands, academic centres scramble to fill many needs, from service provider to industry liaison. A newly created network aims to share strategies and accelerate knowledge transfer, and invites others to join the efforts.

Plant pathologist awarded grant to aid global study of seedborne pathogens

A nearly $4 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-university team of researchers as they explore bacterial pathogens causing leaf spot diseases that are damaging valuable agricultural crops such as watermelon and pumpkin.