Emran Ali

Emran Ali
Assoc State Spec Professor
Extension Plant Pathologist/Assoc Prof
Phone: (603) 862-2043
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension Food and Agriculture, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

My lab focuses on state-of-the-art research with cost-efficient modern disease diagnostic methods across a range of crops. We research on applied epidemiology of major pathogens in vegetable, fruit, and ornaments crops. We use standard and advanced molecular tools for understanding plant-microbe interactions and sustainable diseases management. We implement statewide major plant disease surveys to detect and quantify disease risks while also providing molecular characterization of newly reported plant pathogens. We also develop, optimize and implement methods for operational fungicides (DMI, QoI, SDHI, etc.) resistance evaluation and their underlying mechanisms of fungicide resistance. Our extension efforts are dedicated to addressing stakeholder needs and providing appropriate information for multiple stakeholders in a timely manner.

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic Tools and Devices
  • Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Mycology
  • Plant Diseases/Pathology
  • Plant Virology

Selected Publications

  • Hua, G. K. H., Ji, P., Culbreath, A. K., & Ali, M. E. (n.d.). Comparative Study of Phosphorous-Acid-Containing Products for Managing Phytophthora Blight of Bell Pepper. Agronomy, 12(6), 1293. doi:10.3390/agronomy12061293

  • Waliullah, S., Fonsah, E. G., Brock, J., Li, Y., & Ali, M. E. (2022). First Report of Crown Rot of Banana Caused by Fusarium proliferatum in Georgia, USA. PLANT DISEASE, 106(5). doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-21-1809-PDN

  • Waliullah, S., Fonsah, G. E., & Ali, E. (n.d.). First Report of Stem-end Rot Caused by Lasiodiplodia brasiliensis on Banana in USA. Plant Disease. doi:10.1094/pdis-08-21-1657-pdn

  • Qin, D., Jiang, Y., Zhang, R., Ali, E., Huo, J., & Li, Y. (2022). First Report of Fusarium concentricum Causing Shoot Blight on Podocarpus macrophyllus in China. PLANT DISEASE, 106(2), 768. doi:10.1094/PDIS-07-21-1490-PDN

  • Waliullah, S., Di Genova, D., Oliver, J. E., & Ali, M. E. (2022). Development of a CAPS Marker and a LAMP Assay for Rapid Detection of Xylella fastidiosa Subsp. multiplex and Differentiation from X. fastidiosa Subsp. fastidiosa on Blueberry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 23(4). doi:10.3390/ijms23041937

  • Fulton, J. C., Amaradasa, B. S., Ertek, T. S., Iriarte, F. B., Sanchez, T., Ji, P., . . . Dufault, N. S. (2021). Phylogenetic and phenotypic characterization of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum isolates from Florida-grown watermelon. PLOS ONE, 16(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0248364

  • Hudson, O., Waliullah, S., Fulton, J. C., Ji, P., Dufault, N. S., Keinath, A., & Ali, M. E. (2021). Marker Development for Differentiation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Niveum Race 3 from Races 1 and 2. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 22(2). doi:10.3390/ijms22020822

  • Stackhouse, T., Martinez-Espinoza, A. D., & Ali, M. E. (2020). Turfgrass Disease Diagnosis: Past, Present, and Future. PLANTS-BASEL, 9(11). doi:10.3390/plants9111544

  • Waliullah, S., Bell, J., Jagdale, G., Stackhouse, T., Hajihassani, A., Brenneman, T., & Ali, M. E. (2020). Rapid detection of pecan root-knot nematode,Meloidogyne partityla, in laboratory and field conditions using loop-mediated isothermal amplification. PLOS ONE, 15(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0228123

  • Ali, M. E., Hudson, O., Hemphill, W. H., Brenneman, T. B., & Oliver, J. E. (2019). First Report of Resistance to Pyraclostrobin, Boscalid, and Thiophanate-methyl in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides from Blueberry in Georgia. PLANT HEALTH PROGRESS, 20(4), 261-262. doi:10.1094/PHP-08-19-0058-BR