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

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae with list of publications, 1980-2024

Latest publications:

Almeida, K.A., E.A. Pozza, G.A. Silva, T.C. Harrington, M.R.N. Colares. and M.A. Ferreira. 2024. First report of Ceratocystis manginecans causing cankers and death of Coffea arabica in Brazil. Plant Dis. 108:1399. ( Download pdf: CmanginecansCoffea.pdf

Harrington, T.C.,  M.A. Ferreira, Y.M. Somasekhara, J. Vickery and C.G. G. Mayers. 2023. An expanded concept of Ceratocystis manginecans and five new species in the Latin American Clade of Ceratocystis. Mycologia (DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2023.2284070). Download pdf: Cmanginecans.pdf

Choi D., Harrington T.C., D.C. Shaw, J.E .Stewart, N.B. Klopfenstein, D.R. Kroese and M.-S. Kim. 2023. Phylogenetic analyses allow species-level recognition of Leptographium wageneri varieties that cause black stain root disease of conifers in western North America. Front. Plant Sci. 14:1286157. (DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1286157/full). Download pdf: fpls-14-1286157.pdf

Heller, W.P., T.C. Harrington, E. Brill, and L.M. Keith. 2023. High-sensitivity ITS real-time PCR assays for detection of Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia in soil and air samples. PhytoFrontiers ( Download pdf: phytofr-09-22-0091-fi-2.pdf.

Hughes, M. A., K. Roy, T. C. Harrington, E. Brill and L. M. Keith. 2022. Ceratocystis lukuohia-infested ambrosia beetle frass as inoculum for Ceratocystis wilt of ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha). Plant Pathol. (DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13653). Download the pdf.

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.