McCulloch, M. J., Ward Gauthier, N. A., Vaillancourt, L. (2019). First report of bitter rot of apple caused by a Colletotrichum sp. in the C. kahawae clade in Kentucky. Plant Disease, (


Xavier K.V., Mizubuti, E.S.G., de Queiroz, M.V., Chopra, S., Vaillancourt, L. (2018). Genotypic and pathogenic diversity of Colletotrichum sublineola isolates from sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and Johnsongrass (S. halepense) in the Southeastern United States." Plant Disease. 102(11), 2341-2351


Xavier, K., Pfeiffer, T., Parreira, D. F., Chopra, S., Vaillancourt, L. 2017. Aggressiveness of Colletotrichum sublineola strains from Sorghum bicolor and S. halepense to sweet sorghum variety Sugar Drip, and their impact on yield. Plant Disease, 101(9), 1578-1587

Buiate, E. A. S., Xavier, K. V., Moore, N., Torres, M. F., Farman, M. L., Schardl, C. L., Vaillancourt, L. J. 2017. A comparative genomic analysis of putative pathogenicity genes in the host-specific sibling species Colletotrichum graminicola and Colletotrichum sublineola. BMC genomics, 18(1), 67.

Munir, M., Amsden, B., Dixon, E., Vaillancourt, L., Ward Gauthier, N.A. 2016. Characterization of Colletotrichum species causing bitter rot of apple in Kentucky orchards. Plant Disease, 100: 2194-2203

Torres, M.F., Ghaffari, N., Buiate, E.A.S., Moore, N., Schwartz, S., Johnson, C.D., Vaillancourt, L.J. 2016. A Colletotrichum graminicola mutant deficient in the establishment of biotrophy reveals early transcriptional events in the maize anthracnose disease interaction. BMC Genomics, 17(1).1

Bec, S., Ward, T., Farman, M., O’Donnell, K., Hershman, D., Van Sanford, D., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2015. Characterization of
Fusarium strains recovered from wheat with symptoms of head blight in Kentucky. Plant Disease, 99: 1622-1632

Torres, M.F., Cuadros, D.F., Vaillancourt, L.J*. 2014. Evidence for a diffusible factor that induces susceptibility in the
Colletotrichum–maize disease interaction. Molecular Plant Pathology 15.1: 80-93. BEST STUDENT PAPER FOR THE YEAR.

Barcelos, Q.L., Pinto, J.M.A., Vaillancourt, L.J., Souza, E.A. 2014. Characterization of Glomerella strains recovered from anthracnose lesions on common bean plants in Brazil. PLoS ONE 9(3): e90910. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090910

O’Connell, R.J.
1, Thon, M.1, Hacquard, S., Amyotte, S.G., Kleeman, J., Torres, M.F., Damm, U., Buiate, E.A., Epstein, L., Alkan, N., Altmuller, J., Alvarado-Balderrama, L., Bauser, C. A., Becker, C., Birren, B.W., Chen, Z., Choi, J., Crouch, J., Duvick, J.P., Farman, M.A., Gan, P., Heiman, D., Henrissat, B., Howard, R.J., Kabbage, M., Koch, C., Kracher, B., Kubo, Y., Law, A.D., Lebrun, M-H., Lee, Y-H., Miyara, I., Moore, N., Neumann, U., Nordstrom, K., Panaccione, D.G., Panstruga, R., Place, M., Proctor, R.H., Prusky, D., Rech, G., Reinhardt, R., Rollins, J.A., Rounsley, S., Schardl, C.L., Scwartz, D.C., Shenoy, N., Shirasu, K., Sikhakolli, U.R., Stuber, K., Sukno, S.A., Sweigard, J.A., Takano, Y., Takahura, H., Trail, F., van der Does, H.C., Voll, L.H., Will, I., Young, S., Zeng, Q., Zhang, J., Zhou, S., Dickman, M.B., Schulz-Lefert, P., Ver Loren van Themaat, E., Ma, L-J., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2012. Lifestyle transitions in the plant pathogenic Colletotrichum fungi deciphered by genome and transcriptome analyses. Nature Genetics 44: 1060-1065

Sharma, B., Nokes, S., Montross, M., and Vaillancourt, L.J.* 2011. A real-time polymerase chain reaction protocol for quantifying growth of Fusarium graminearum during solid substrate cultivation on corn stover. J. Biotech. Res. 2:144-155

Buiate, E.A.S., de Souza, E.A., Vaillancourt, L., Resende, I., Klink, U.P. 2010. Evaluation of resistance in sorghum genotypes to the causal agent of anthracnose. Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology 10: 166-172

Venugopal, S.C., Chanda, B., Vaillancourt, L., Kachroo, A., and Kachroo, P. 2009. The common metabolite glycerol-3-phosphate is a novel regulator of plant defense signaling. Plant Signaling and Behavior 4:8, 746-749

Hartman J.R., Vaillancourt, L.J., Flowers, J.L., and Bateman, A.M. 2009. Managing Diplodia tip blight of landscape Austrian pines. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 35(1): 27-32

Chanda, B., Venugopal, S., Kulshrestha, S., Navarre, D., Downie, B., Vaillancourt, L., Kachroo, A., and Kachroo P. 2008. Glycerol-3-phosphate levels are associated with basal resistance to the hemibiotrophic fungus
Colletotrichum higginsianum in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 147: 2017-2029

Venard, C., Kulshrestha, S., Sweigard, J., Nuckles, E., and Vaillancourt, L. 2008. The role of a FadA orthologue in the growth and development of Colletotrichum graminicola in vitro and in planta. Fungal Genetics and Biology 45: 973-983

Venard, C., and Vaillancourt, L. 2007. Penetration and colonization of unwounded maize tissue by the maize anthracnose pathogen
Colletotrichum graminicola and the related nonpathogen C. sublineolum. Mycologia 99: 368-377. ARTICLE FEATURED ON COVER OF ISSUE.

Venard, C., and Vaillancourt, L. 2007. Colonization of fiber cells by Colletotrichum graminicola in wounded maize stalks. Phytopathology 97: 438-447

Flowers, J.L., Hartman, J.R., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2006. Histology of
Diplodia pinea in diseased and latently infected Pinus nigra shoots. Forest Pathology 36: 447-459
Flowers, J.L., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2005. Parameters affecting the efficiency of Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Colletotrichum graminicola. Current Genetics 48: 380-388

Du, M., Schardl, C.L., Nuckles, E.M., and Vaillancourt L.J. 2005. Using mating-type gene sequences for improved phylogenetic resolution of
Colletotrichum species complexes. Mycologia 97: 641-658

Flowers, J.
, Hartman, J., and Vaillancourt, L. 2003. Detection of latent Sphaeropsis sapinea infections in Austrian pine tissues using nested-polymerase chain reaction. Phytopathology 93:1471-1477

Mims, C.W., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2002. Ultrastructural characterization of infection and colonization of maize leaves by
Colletotrichum graminicola, and by a C. graminicola pathogenicity mutant. Phytopathology 92: 803-812. ARTICLE FEATURED ON COVER OF ISSUE.

Fang, G.-C., Hanau, R.M., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2002. The SOD2 gene, encoding a manganese-type superoxide dismutase, is up-regulated during conidiogenesis in the plant-pathogenic fungus Colletotrichum graminicola. Fungal Genetics and Biology 36:155-165  

Thon, M.R., Nuckles, E.M., Takach, J.E., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2002. CPR1: A gene encoding a putative signal peptidase that functions in pathogenicity of Colletotrichum graminicola to maize. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 15: 120-128

Flowers, J., Nuckles, E., Hartman, J., and Vaillancourt, L. 2001. Latent infection of Austrian and Scots pines tissues by
Sphaeropsis sapinea. Plant Disease 85: 1107-1112
Fowler, T., Mitton, M., Vaillancourt, L., and Raper, C.A. 2001. Changes in mate recognition through alterations of pheromones and receptors in the multisexual mushroom fungus Schizophyllum commune. Genetics 158: 1491-1503

Chaky, J., Anderson, L., Moss, M., and Vaillancourt, L. 2001. Surface hydrophobicity and surface rigidity are inducing signals for spore germination in Colletotrichum graminicola. Phytopathology 91: 558-564

Thon, M., Nuckles, E., and Vaillancourt, L. 2000. Restriction enzyme mediated integration (REMI) used to create pathogenicity mutants of
Colletotrichum graminicola Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 13: 1356-1365

Vaillancourt, L.J., Du, M., Wang, J., Rollins, J., and Hanau, R. 2000. Genetic analysis of cross fertility between two self-sterile strains of
Glomerella graminicola. Mycologia 92: 430-435

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R. 1999. Sexuality of self-sterile strains of
Glomerella graminicola. Mycologia 91: 593-596

Vaillancourt, L.J., Raudaskoski, M., Specht, C.A., and Raper, C.A. 1997. Multiple genes encoding pheromones and a pheromone receptor define the Bb1 mating-type specificity in
Schizophyllum commune. Genetics 146: 541-551  

Wendland, J., Vaillancourt, L.J., Hegner, J., Lengeler, K.B., Laddison, K.J., Specht, C.A., Raper, C.A., and Kothe E. 1995. The mating-type locus Ba1 of
Schizophyllum commune contains a pheromone receptor gene and putative pheromone genes. EMBO Journal 14: 5271-5278

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R.M. 1994. Nitrate-nonutilizing mutants used to study heterokaryosis and vegetative compatibility in Glomerella graminicola  (Colletotrichum graminicola). Experimental Mycology (now Fungal Genetics and Biology) 18: 311-319

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R.M. 1994. Cotransformation and targeted gene inactivation in the maize anthracnose fungus Glomerella graminicola. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 60: 3890-3893

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R.M. 1992. Genetic and morphological comparisons of Glomerella (Colletotrichum) isolates from maize and from sorghum. Experimental Mycology 16: 219-229

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R.M. 1991. A method for genetic analysis of
Glomerella graminicola  (Colletotrichum graminicola) from maize. Phytopathology 81: 530-534
Panaccione, D.G., Vaillancourt, L.J., and Hanau, R.M. 1989. Conidial dimorphism in Colletotrichum graminicola.  Mycologia 81: 876-883

Book Chapters

Crouch, J., O’Connell, R., Gan, P., Buiate, E., Torres, M., Beirn, L., Shirasu, K., and Vaillancourt, L.* 2014. “The Genomics of Colletotrichum”. In: Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes: Monocot Pathogens. Ed. by R. Dean, A. Lichens-Park, and C. Kole, Springer. pp. 69-102.

Buiate, E.A.S., Barcelos, Q. de L., Pinto, J.M., de Souza, E.A., Venard, C., and Vaillancourt, L.J. 2009 O Gênero Colletotrichum em Plantas Cultivadas. In: Wilmar Cório da Luz, José Maurício Cunha Fernandes, Ariano Moraes Prestes, Edson Clodoveu Picinini. (ed). Revisão Anual de Patologia de Plantas, Vol. 17. Passo Fundo: RAPP v. 1.

Fowler, T.J. and Vaillancourt, L.J.  2007. “Pheromones and Pheromone Receptors in Schizophyllum commune Mate Recognition: a Retrospective of a Half-Century of Progress, and a Look Ahead”. In. Sex in Fungi: Molecular Determination and Evolutionary Implications, edited by J. Heitman, J. Kronstad, J. Taylor, and L. Casselton. American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Press. Washington D.C. pp. 301-315 

Vaillancourt, L.J., Wang, J., and Hanau, R.M. 2000. “Genetic Regulation of Sexual Compatibility in Glomerella graminicola”. In Colletotrichum: Host Specificity, Pathology, and Host Pathogen Interaction, edited by D. Prusky, S. Freeman, and M. Dickman. American Phytopathological Society (APS) Press. St. Paul. MN.  pp. 29-44

Vaillancourt, L.J., and Raper, C.A. 1996. “Pheromones and Pheromone Receptors as Determinants of Mating Type in Basidiomycetes”. In Genetic Engineering, Principles and Methods, Vol 18., edited by J. Setlow. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 219-247