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Thomas C Harrington

Thomas C Harrington

  • Professor

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1344 Adv Tch Res Bd, office in 4009 ATRB
2213 Pammel Dr
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  • Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S., Plant Pathology, Washington State University
  • B.S., Plant Pathology, Colorado State University

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My Old Homepages were taken down by the university in 2020. I am sorry for this loss of access, and I am trying to recreate some of this material on new pages, like this one.

Latest publications:

Cannon, J.B Friday, T.C. Harrington Lisa Keith, Marc Hughes, Rob Hauff, Flint Hughes, Ryan Perroy, Kylle Roy, Robert Peck, Sheri Smith, Susan Cordell, Blaine Luiz, Christian Giardina, Jennifer Juzwik, Stephanie Yelenik and Zachary Cook. 2022. Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death in Hawai‘i. Chapter 24. Pp. 267-289 In: F. Asiegbu and A. Kovalchuk, eds., Forest Microbiology: Volume 2: Forest Tree Health. Academic Press, London.

Mayers C. G., T. C. Harrington, and P. H. W. Biedermann. 2021. Mycangia define the diverse ambrosia beetle–fungus symbioses. Pp. 105-142 In: Schultz TR, Peregrine PN, Gawne R, (eds), The Convergent Evolution of Agriculture in Humans and Insects. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. Link to the book chapter  or you can download the chapter PDF

Mayers, C. G., T. C Harrington, A. Wai and G. Hausner. 2021. Recent and ongoing horizontal transfer of mitochondrial introns between two fungal tree pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology

Harrington, T. C., J. C. Batzer, and D. L. McNew. 2021. Corticioid basidiomycetes associated with bark beetles, including seven new Entomocorticium species from North America and Cylindrobasidium ipidophilum, comb. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 114:561-579. You can download the PDF: Harrington2021_Article_CorticioidBasidiomycetesAssoci.pdf

Mayers, C. G., T. C. Harrington, D. L. McNew, R. A. Roeper, P. H. W. Biedermann, H. Masuya, and C. C. Bateman. 2020. Four mycangial types and four genera of ambrosia fungi suggest a complex history of fungus-farming in the ambrosia beetle tribe Xyloterini. Mycologia 112:1104-1137.

Hughes, M. A., J. Juzwik, T. C. Harrington, and L. M. Keith. 2020. Pathogenicity, symptom development and colonization of Meterosideros polymorphaby Ceratocystis lukuohia. Plant Dis. 104:2233-2241.

Please use the Ceratocystidaceae tab for links to my publications on Ceratocystis and related genera.

Please use the Bark and Ambrosia Beetle Fungi tab for links to my publications on the diverse fungi associated with these beetles and for other papers on the Ophiostomatales

Other general information on ambrosia fungi can be found here.

Please use the Bur Oak Blight and Tubakia tab for publications and other information on bur oak blight and Tubakia.