C.V. & Publications

Jaime E. Blair, Ph.D.
Franklin & Marshall College
Associate Professor of Biology

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Veterano ST*, Coffua LS*, Mena-Ali JI, Blair JE. 2018. Pythium yorkensis sp. nov., a potential soybean pathogen from southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Plant Pathology DOI:10.1111/ppa.12779. link

Coffua LS*, Veterano ST*, Clipman SJ*, Mena-Ali JI, Blair JE. 2016. Characterization of Pythium sp. associated with asymptomatic soybean in southeastern Pennsylvania. Plant Disease 100(9): 1870-1879. link

Hyde KD, Nilsson RH, Alias SA, Ariyawansa HA, Blair JE et al (+35 authors). 2014. One stop shop: backbone trees for important phytopathogenic genera: I (2014). Fungal Diversity 67(1): 21-125. link

Matari NH*, Blair JE. 2014. A multilocus timescale for oomycete evolution estimated under three distinct molecular clock models. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 101. link

Martin FM, Blair JE, Coffey MD. 2014. A combined mitochondrial and nuclear multilocus phylogeny of the genus Phytophthora. Fungal Genetics & Biology 66: 19-32. pdf

Heyman F, Blair JE, Persson L, Wikstrom M. 2013. Root rot of pea and faba bean in southern Sweden caused by Phytophthora pisi, sp. nov. Plant Disease 97(4): 462-471. pdf

Blair JE, Coffey MD, Martin FN. 2012. Species tree estimation for the late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, and close relatives. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37003. link

Blair JE. 2010. Book Review: Animal Evolution – Genomes, Fossils and Trees (eds. MJ Telford, DTJ Littlewood). Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(3): 475-476. pdf

Kang S, Mansfield MA, Park B, Geiser DM, Ivors KL, Coffey MD, Grünwald NJ, Martin FM, Levesque CA, Blair JE. 2010. The promise and pitfalls of sequence-based identification of plant pathogenic fungi and fungus-like organisms. Phytopathology 100(8): 732-737. pdf

Blair JE. 2009. Fungi. In The Timetree of Life (eds. Hedges SB, Kumar S), pp. 213-220. Oxford University Press. pdf

Blair JE. 2009. Animals (Metazoa). In The Timetree of Life (eds. Hedges SB, Kumar S), pp. 221-230. Oxford University Press. pdf

Balci Y, Balci S, Blair JE, Park S-Y, Kang S, MacDonald WL. 2008. Phytophthora quercetorum sp. nov., a novel species isolated from eastern and north-central US oak forests. Mycological Research 112(8): 906-916. pdf

Blair JE, Coffey MD, Park S-Y, Geiser DM, Kang S. 2008. A multi-locus phylogeny for Phytophthora utilizing markers derived from complete genome sequences. Fungal Genetics & Biology 45(3): 266-277. pdf supplemental

Park J, Park B, Veeraraghavan N, Jung K, Lee Y-H, Blair JE, Geiser DM, Isard S, Mansfield MA, Nikolaeva E, Park S-Y, Russo J, Kim SH, Greene M, Ivors KL, Balci Y, Peiman M, Erwin DC, Coffey MD, Rossman A, Farr D, Cline E, Grunwald NJ, Luster DG, Schrandt J, Martin F, Ribeiro OK, Makalowska I, Kang S. 2008. Phytophthora Database: a forensic database supporting the identification and monitoring of Phytophthora. Plant Disease 92(6): 966-972. pdf

Park Jo, Park B, Jung K, Jang S, Yu K, Choi J, Kong S, Park Ja, Kim Se, Kim H, Kim So, Kim JF, Blair JE, Lee K, Kang S, Lee Y-H. 2008. CFGP: A web-based, comparative fungal genomics platform. Nucleic Acids Research 36: D562-D571. pdf

Kang S, Blair JE, Geiser DM, Khang C-H, Park S-Y, Gahegan M, O’Donnell K, Luster DG, Kim SH, Ivors KL, Lee Y-H, Lee Y-W, Grünwald NJ, Martin FM, Coffey MD, Veeraraghavan N, Makalowska I. 2006. Plant pathogen culture collections: It takes a village to preserve these resources vital to the advancement of agricultural security and plant pathology. Phytopathology 96(9):920-925. pdf

Hedges SB, Battistuzzi FU, Blair JE. 2006. A molecular timescale of evolution in the Proterozoic. In Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (eds. Xiao S, Kaufman AJ), pp. 199-229. Springer Publishing. pdf

Blair JE, Hedges SB. 2005. Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of deuterostome animals. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22(11): 2275-2284. pdf

Blair JE, Shah P, Hedges SB. 2005. Evolutionary sequence analysis of complete eukaryote genomes. BMC Bioinformatics 6: 53. link

Blair JE, Hedges SB. 2005. Molecular clocks do not support the Cambrian Explosion. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22(3): 387-390. pdf

Clement WL*, Tebbitt MC, Forrest LL, Blair JE, Brouillet L, Eriksson T, Swensen SM. 2004. Phylogenetic position and biogeography of Hillebrandia sandwicensis (Begoniaceae): a rare Hawaiian relict. American Journal of Botany 91(6): 905-917. pdf

Hedges SB, Blair JE, Venturi ML*, Shoe JL*. 2004. A molecular timescale of eukaryote evolution and the rise of complex multicellular life. BMC Evolutionary Biology 4: 2. link

Ayre BG, Blair JE, Turgeon R. 2003. Functional and phylogenetic analyses of a conserved regulatory program in the phloem of minor veins. Plant Physiology 133(3): 1229-1239. pdf

Blair JE, Ikeo K, Gojobori T, Hedges SB. 2002. The evolutionary position of nematodes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2: 7. link