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Al-Saleh, M.A.M., Ahmad, M.H., Brown, J.K., and Idris, A.M. 2014. First report of Watermelon chlorotic stunt virus infecting watermelon in Saudi Arabia. Plant Dis. 98:1451.

Hameed, U., Zia-Ur-Rehman, M., Herrmann, H.W., Haider, M.S. and Brown, J.K. 2014. First report of Okra enation leaf curl virus and associated Cotton leaf curl Multan betasatellite and Cotton leaf curl Multan alphasatellite infecting cotton in Pakistan: A new member of the cotton leaf curl disease complex. Plant Dis. 98:1447.

Idris, A.M., Al-Saleh, M.A.M., Amer, M., Abdalla, O., Al-Shahwan, I.M., and Brown, J.K. 2014. Introduction of Cotton leaf curl Gezira virus into the United Arab Emirates. Plant Dis. 98:1593.



Zia-Ur-Rehman, M., Herrmann, H-W., M., Hameed, U., Haider, M.S., and Brown, J.K. 2013. First detection of Cotton leaf curl Burewala virus and cognate Cotton leaf curl Multan betasatellite and Gossypium darwinii symptomless alphasatellite in symptomatic Luffa cylindrica in Pakistan. Plant Dis. 97: 122. 


Gu, O.S., Liu, Y.H., Wang, Y.H., Huangpu, W.G., Gu, H.F., Xu, L., Song, F.M., and Brown, J.K. 2011. First report of the crinivirus Cucurbit chlorotic yellow virus in cucumber, melon, and watermelon crops in China. Plant Dis. 95: 73.



Brown, J.K., Rehman, M., Rogan, D., Martin, R.R., and Idris, A.M. 2010. First report of “Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous” (syn “Ca. L. solanacearum”) associated with the ‘tomato vein-greening’ and ‘tomato psyllid yellows’ diseases in commercial greenhouses in Arizona. Plant Dis. 94:376.

Hernandez, C., Isakeit, T., Scott, Jr., A. and Brown, J.K. 2010. First Report of Okra yellow mosaic Mexico virus in okra in the United States. Plant Dis. 94:927.

Hernandez, C. and Brown, J.K. 2010. First report of a new species of curtovirus, Spinach severe leaf curl virus, in spinach crops in Arizona. Plant Dis. 94: 917.

Rehman, M., Melgar, J., Rivera, C.J.M., Urbina, N., Idris, A.M., and Brown, J.K. 2010. First report of “Candidatus Liberibacter psyllaurous” or “Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum” associated with severe foliar chlorosis, curling, and necrosis, and tuber discoloration of potato plants in Honduras. Plant Dis. 94:376.



Brown, J. K., and Idris, A.M. 2009. A new, virulent, broad host range bean-infecting begomovirus from Puerto Rico: Rhynchosia mild mosaic virus. Bean Improve. Coop. 52.30-31.

Leke W.N., Njualem, D.K., Nchinda, V.P., Ngoko, Z., Zok, S., Ngeve, J.M., Brown, J.K., Kvarnheden, A. 2009. Molecular identification of Maize streak virus reveals the first evidence for a subtype-A1 isolate infecting maize in Cameroon. New Disease Reports Vol 19: [].

Ling, K.S., Verhoeven, J.Th.J., Singh, R.P., and Brown, J.K. 2009. First report of Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid in greenhouse tomatoes in Arizona, USA. Plant Dis. 93:1075.



Brown, J.K., and Larsen, R. 2008. Genetic improvement of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris l.) for geminivirus disease resistance. Annu. Rep. Bean Improv. Coop. 51:24-25.



Brown, J.K., Antilla, L., Simmons, G., and Nichols, R.L. 2007. Whitefly-Bemisia tabaci biotype survey of urban and urban-field interfaces in south and central Arizona. Resistanct Pest Management Newsletter 16: 5-6.

Brown, J.K., Guerrero, J.C., Matheron, M., Olsen, M., and Idris, A.M. 2007. Widespread outbreak of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV) in melon, squash, and watermelon crops in the Sonoran Plateau region of the Western USA and Pacific Coast of Mexico. Plant Dis. 91: 773.

Idris, A.M., Guerrero, J.C., and Brown, J.K. 2007. Two distinct isolates of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) threaten tomato production in Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico.Plant Dis. 91: 910.

Isakeit, T., Idris, A.M., Sunter, G., Black, M.C., and Brown, J.K. 2007. Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in tomato in Texas, originating from transplant facilities. Plant Dis. 91: 466.



Brown, J.K. and Idris, A.M. 2006. The introduction of the exotic monopartite Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) into west coast Mexico tomato plantings threatens the sustainability of the fresh market export crop to the U.S. Plant Dis. 90:1360.

Brown, J.K., and Dennehy, T.J. 2006. First report of the Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) in the U.S.A. and resistance to insecticides in an Arizona population. European Whitefly Studies Network Newsletter.

Dennehy, T.J., DeGain, B., Harpold, G., Brown, J.K., Byrne, F., Morin, S., and Nichols, R.L. 2006. First new world report of Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) reveals high levels of resistance to insecticides. RPM Newsletter 5:18-19.

Holguín-Peña, R.J., Arguello-Astorga, G.R., Rivera-Bustamante, R.F., and Brown, J.K. 2006. A new strain of Tomatochino La Paz virus isolated from tomato plants with severe leaf upward curling in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Plant Dis. 90:973.

Idris, A.M., Abdel-Salam, A., and Brown, J.K. 2006. Introduction of the New World Squash leaf curl virus to squash (Cucurbita pepo) in Egypt: a potential threat to important food crops. Plant Dis. 90: 1262.

Ueda, S., and Brown, J.K. 2006. First report of the Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci in Japan by mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequence analysis. Phytoparastica 34:405-411.



Idris, A.M., Bird, J., Rogan, D.M., and Brown, J.K. 2002. Association of Rhynchosia mosaic virus- Puerto Rico (RhMV-PR) with symptomatic Rynchosia minima and Cajanus cajan in Puerto Rico. Plant Dis 86: 558.



Bird, J., Idris, A.M., Rogan, D., and Brown, J.K. 2001. Introduction of the exotic Tomato yellow leaf curl vrus-Israel in tomato into Puerto Rico. Plant Dis. 85:1028.

Brown, J.K., Idris, A.M., Rogan, D., Hussein, M.H., and Palmieri, M. 2001. Melon chlorotic leaf curl virus, a new begomovirus associated with Bemisia tabaci infestations in Guatemala. Plant Dis. 85:1027.

Idris, A.M. and Brown, J.K. 2001. Three previously unidentified begomoviral genomes from tomato exhibiting leaf curl disease symptoms from Central Sudan. Plant Dis. 85: 1209.



Brown, J.K., Idris, A.M., Olsen, M., Miller, M.E., Isakeit, T., and Anciso, J. 2000. Cucurbit leaf curl virus, a new whitefly-transmitted geminivirus in Arizona, Texas, and Mexico. Plant Dis: 84: 809.

Idris, A.M. and Brown, J.K. 2000. Identification of new, monopartite begomovirus associated with leaf curl disease of cotton in Gezira, Sudan. Plant Dis. 84: 809.

Pietersen, G., Idris, A.M., Krüger, K., and Brown, J.K. 2000. Tomato curly stunt virus, a new begomovirus within the TYLCV-IS cluster causing a severe disease of tomato in South Africa. Plant Dis. 84: 810.



Idris, A. M., Rivas-Platero, G., Torres-Jerez, I., and Brown, J.K. 1999. First report of Sinaloa tomato leaf curl virus in Costa Rica. Plant Dis. 83: 303.

Idris, A.M., Lee, H., and Brown, J.K. 1999. First report of chino del tomate and pepper hausteco geminiviruses in greenhouse-grown tomato in Sonora, Mexico. Plant Disease 83: 396.

Idris, A. M., Bird, J., and Brown, J.K. 1999. First report of a bean-infecting begomovirus from Macroptilium lathyroides in Puerto Rico that is distinct from bean golden mosaic virus. Plant Dis. 83: 1071.



Brown, J.K., Bird, J., Banks, G., Sosa, M., Kiesler, K., Cabrera, I., and Fornaris, G. 1995. First report of a whitefly-transmitted geminivirus epidemic in tomato in Puerto Rico. Plant Dis. 79: 1250.



Isakeit, T., Robertson, N.L., Brown, J.K., and Gilbertson, R.L. 1994. First report of Squash leaf curl virus on watermelon in Texas. Plant Dis. 78: 1010.



Brown, J.K., Costa, H.S., and Laemmlen, F. 1991. First incidence of whitefly-associated squash silverleaf (SSL) of Cucurbita, and of white streaking (WSt) disorder of cole crops in Arizona and California. Plant Dis. 76:426.



Brown, J.K. and Poulos, B.T. 1990. Serrano golden mosaic virus: a new whitefly-transmitted geminivirus of pepper and tomato in the U.S. and Mexico. Plant Dis. 74:720.



Brown, J.K. and Poulos, B.T. 1989. Detection of lettuce infectious yellows virus (LIYV) in greenhouse and field-inoculated plants using an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. J. Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society 42:13-18.

Brown, J.K., Chapman, M.A. and Nelson, M.R. 1989. Disease of common bean caused by a whitefly-transmitted geminivirus. Plant Dis. 73:81.

Brown, J.K., Pozo-Campodonico, O. and Nelson, M.R. 1989. A whitefly-transmitted geminivirus of pepper causing tigre disease. Plant Dis. 73:610.



Crosslin, J.M., Brown, J.K., and Johnson, D.A. 1988. First report of zucchini yellow mosaic virus in Cucurbita pepo in the Pacific Northwest. Plant Dis. 72:362.

Brown, J.K. and Stanghellini, M.E. 1988. Lettuce infectious yellows in hydroponically-grown lettuce in Pennsylvania. Plant Dis. 72:453.



Brown, J.K., Nelson, M.R., and Lambe, R.C. 1986. Cotton leaf crumple virus transmitted from naturally infected bean from Mexico. Plant Dis. 70:981.

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