Publications in previous years – Xiangming Xu

  1. M. Pautasso, X.-M. Xu, M.J. Jeger, T.D. Harwood and M. Moslonka-Lefebvre (2010). Disease spread in small-size directed trade networks: the role of hierarchical categories. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1300-1309
  2. J.-M. Celton, A. Christoffels, D.J. Sargent, X.-M. Xu, D. J.G. Rees (2010) Genome-wide SNP identification by high-throughput sequencing and selective mapping allows sequence assembly positioning using a framework genetic linkage map. BMC Biology 8: 155 (http://www-biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/8/155)
  3. N. Harvey and X.-M. Xu (2010). Powdery mildew on raspberry is genetically different from strawberry powdery mildew. Journal of Plant Pathology 92: 775-779
  4. X.-M. Xu, N. Salama, P. Jeffries and M. Jeger (2010) Numerical studies of biocontrol efficacies of foliar plant pathogens in relation to the characteristics of a biocontrol agent. Phytopathology 100: 814-821
  5. X.-M. Xu, J.D. Robinson, M. Jeger, P. Jeffries (2010) Using combinations of biocontrol agents to control Botrytis cinerea on strawberry leaves under fluctuating temperatures. Biocontrol Science and Technology 20: 359-373
  6. X.-M. Xu and J.D. Robinson (2010). Effects of fruit maturity on the infection of apple fruit by Nectria galligena. Plant Pathology 59: 542-547
  7. L-Q Gao, J-R. Yang and X.-M. Xu. (2010) Are insensitivities of Venturia inaequalis to myclobutanil and fenbuconazole correlated? Crop Protection 29: 183-189
  8. T.D. Harwood, M.W. Shaw, X.-M. Xu, M. Pautasso and M. J. Jeger (2009). A linked network and raster based approach to epidemiological risk assessment. Ecological Modelling 220: 3353–3361
  9. L. Robinson-Boyer, M.J. Jeger, X.-M. Xu and P. Jeffries (2009). Management of strawberry grey mould using mixtures of biocontrol agents with different mechanisms of action. Biocontrol Science and Technology 19, 1051-1065
  10. X.-M. Xu, A. Roberts, D.J. Sargent, N. Harvey, L-Q. Gao and D. Barbara (2009). A genetic linkage map of Venturia inaequalis, causal agent of apple scab. BMC Research Note 2, 163
  11. L-Q Gao, A.M. Berrie and X.-M. Xu. (2009) Within- and between-orchard variability in the sensitivity of Venturia inaequalis to myclobutanil, a DMI fungicide, in the UK. Pesticide Management Science 65, 1241-1249
  12. X.-M. Xu and P. Nicholson (2009). Community ecology of fungal pathogens causing wheat head blight. Annual Review of Phytopathology 47, 83-103
  13. X.-M. Xu, T.D. Harwood, M. Pautasso and M.J. Jeger (2009). Spatio-temporal analysis of Phytophthora ramorum cases in England and Wales 2003-2006. Ecography, 32: 504-516
  14. X.-M. Xu, J.D. Robinson and A.M. Berrie (2009). Infection of blackcurrant leaves by Drepanopeziza ribis in relation to weather conditions and leaf position. Journal of Phytopathology, 157: 280-286
  15. X.-M. Xu, J.D. Robinson and A.M. Berrie (2009). Infection of blackcurrant flowers and fruits by Botrytis cinerea in relation to weather conditions and fruit age. Crop Protection 28: 407-413
  16. M.J. Jeger, P. Jeffries, Y. Elad and X.-M. Xu (2009). Theoretical modelling of biological control of foliar plant diseases. Journal of Theoretical Biology 256: 201-214
  17. J. Fitzgerald, X.-M. Xu, N Pepper, M. Easterbrook and M. Solomon (2008). The spatial and temporal distribution of predatory and phytophagous mites in field-grown strawberry in the UK. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 44: 293-306
  18. X.-M. Xu, R. Huo, J.D. Salazar and K. Hyder (2008). Investigating factors affecting unit-to-unit variability in pesticide residues by stochastic simulation modelling. Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 14: 992-1006
  19. X.-M. Xu, R. Murray, J.D. Salazar and K. Hyder (2008). The temporal pattern of captan residues on apple leaves and fruit under field conditions in relation to weather and canopy structure. Pest Management Science 64: 565-578
  20. X.-M. Xu, R. Murray, J. D. Salazar and K. Hyder (2008). The effects of temperature, humidity and rainfall on captan decline on apple leaves and fruit in controlled environment conditions. Pest Management Science 64: 296-307
  21. D. Barbara, A. Roberts and X.-M. Xu (2008). Virulence characteristics of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) isolates from monoculture and mixed orchards. Plant Pathology, 57: 552-561
  22. X.-M. Xu, J.-R. Yang, V. Thakur, A. Roberts and D. Barbara (2008). Population variation of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) isolates from China, India and the UK. Plant Disease, 92: 247-252
  23. X.-M. Xu, D.W. Parry, P. Nicholson, M.A. Thomsett, D. Simpson, B.M. Cooke, F.M. Doohan, S. Monaghan, A. Moretti, G. Mule, L. Hornok, G. Giczey, J. Tatnell, A. Ritieni, S.G. Edwards (2008). Relationship of the fungal complex causing Fusarium ear blight in wheat with environmental conditions. Phytopathology, 98: 69-78
  24. X.-M. Xu, D.W. Parry, P. Nicholson, M.A. Thomsett, D. Simpson, S.G. Edwards, B.M. Cooke, F.M. Doohan, S. Monaghan, A. Moretti, G. Tocco, G. Mule, L. Hornok, E. Béki, J. Tatnell and A. Ritieni (2008). Within-field variability of Fusarium ear blight and its associated mycotoxins. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 120: 21-34
  25. X.-M. Xu, P. Nicholson and A. Ritieni (2007). Effects of fungal interactions among Fusarium head blight pathogens on disease development and mycotoxin accumulation. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 119: 67–71
  26. R. Huo, J.D. Salazar, K. Hyder and X.-M. Xu (2007). Modelling non-systemic pesticides residues in fruits with initial deposit variability and weather effects. Food Additives and Contaminants, 24: 1257–1267
  27. X.-M. Xu, W. Monger, A. Ritieni and P. Nicholson (2007). Disease development, fungal growth and accumulation of mycotoxins on wheat ears inoculated with combinations of toxigenic Fusarium head blight species. Plant Pathology, 56: 943–956
  28. M.S. Ridout, Y.Y.K. Wan and X.-M. Xu (2007). Sampling schemes for estimating spikelet incidence of Fusarium ear blight. Annals of Applied Biology, 151: 341–347
    B.-H. Li, X.-M. Xu, J.-R. Yang, H.-H. Zhao and B.-D. Li (2007). A dynamic model forecasting infection of pear leaves by conidia of Venturia nashicola. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 118: 227—238
  29. S. Lian, B.-H. Li, X.-L. Dong, B.-D. Li and X.-M. Xu (2007). Effect of environmental factors on discharge and germination of ascospore of Venturia nashicola. Plant Pathology, 56: 402-411
  30. X.-M. Xu, A.M. Berrie and C. Bertone (2007). Biology and epidemiology of cherry brown rot in UK. Plant Pathology, 56: 114-119
  31. C. Liang, J.-R. Yang, G.M. Kovács, O. Szentiványi, B.-D. Li, X.-M. Xu and L. Kiss (2007). High genetic diversity of Ampelomyces mycoparasites isolated from different powdery mildew fungi in China. Fungal Diversity, 24: 225-240
  32. B.-H. Li, J.-R. Yang, X.-M. Xu, B.-D. Li (2007). Incidence-density relationship of pear scab (Venturia nashicola) on fruit and leaves. Plant Pathology, 56: 120-127
  33. X.-L. Dong, B.-H. Li, X.-M. Xu, Z.-F. Zhang and B.-D. Li (2006). Effect of environmental conditions on germination and survival of teliospores and basidiospores of the pear rust fungi (Gymnosporangium haraeanum). European Journal of Plant Pathology, 11: 341-350
  34. X.-M. Xu, P.-H. Wu, P. Thorbek and K. Hyder. (2006). Variability of initial spray deposit in apple trees in space and time. Pesticide Management Sciences 62: 947-956
  35. Y. Zhao, B.W. Grout and X.-M. Xu (2006). Effects of temperature on germination and hyphal growth from conidia of Ramularia rhei and Ascochyta rhei, causing spot diseases in rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum L.). Plant Pathology, 55: 664-670
  36. S. Lian, B.-H. Li and X.-M Xu (2006). Formation and development of pseudothecia of Venturia nashicola. Journal of Phytopathology, 154, 119-124
  37. L. Hornok, P. Békési, G. Giczey, A. Jeney, P. Nicholson, D. Parry, A. Ritieni and X.-M. Xu (2005). Occurrence of Fusarium ear blight pathogens and mycotoxin accumulation in winter wheat in Hungary between 2001 and 2004. Növénytermelés, 54: 217-235
  38. X.-M. Xu and L.V. Madden (2005). Inter-relationships among SADIE indices for characterizing spatial patterns of organisms. Phytopathology, 95: 874-883
  39. X.-M. Xu and J.D. Robinson (2005). Modelling the effects of wetness duration and fruit maturity on infection of apple fruits of Cox’s Orange Pippin and two clones of Gala by Venturia inaequalis. Plant Pathology, 54: 347-356
  40. X.-M. Xu, D.W. Parry, P. Nicholson, D. Simpson, S.G. Edwards, B.M. Cooke, F.M. Doohan, J.M. Brennan, S. Monaghan, A. Moretti, G. Tocco, G. Mule, L. Hornok, G. Giczey and J. Tatnell (2005). Predominance and association of pathogenic species causing Fusarium ear blight in wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 112: 143-154
  41. O. Szentiványi, L. Kiss, J. Russell, G.M. Kovács, K. Jankovic, S. Lesmann, X.-M. Xu and P. Jeffries (2005). Ampelomyces mycoparasites from apple powdery mildew are identified as a distinct group based on single-stranded conformation polymorphism analysis of the rDNA ITS region. Mycological Research, 109: 429-438
  42. B.-H. Li, X.-M. Xu, J.-T. Li and B.-D. Li (2005). Effects of temperature and continuous and interrupted wetness on the infection of pear leaves by conidia of Venturia nashicola. Plant Pathology, 54: 357-363
  43. M.S. Ridout, X.-M. Xu and K. Tobutt (2005). Single-locus gametophytic incompatibility in autotetraploids. Journal of Heredity, 96: 430-433
    X.-M. Xu and A.M. Berrie (2005). Epidemiology of mycotoxigenic fungi associated with Fusarium ear blight and apple blue mould: A review. Food Additives and Contaminants, 22: 290-301
  44. B.-H. Li, X.-L. Dong and X.-M. Xu (2005). Mycelial configuration of Venturia inaequalis under cuticles of apple leaves of different ages. Journal of Laiyang Agricultural College, 22: 1-4
  45. X.-M. Xu, D.W. Parry, S.G. Edwards, B.M. Cooke, F.M. Doohan, A. van Maanen, J.M. Brennan, S. Monaghan, A. Moretti, G. Tocco, G. Mule, L. Hornok, G. Giczey, J. Tatnell, P. Nicholson and A. Ritieni (2004). Relationship between the incidences of ear and spikelet infection of Fusarium ear blight in wheat. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 110: 959-971
  46. B.-H. Li and X.-M. Xu (2004). A computer programme on spatio-temporal dynamics of plant epidemics for research and teaching. Acta Phytopathologica Sinica, 34: 369-375
  47. L. Kiss, O. Szentiványi, J. Russell, X.-M. Xu and P. Jeffries (2004). Biology and biocontrol potential of Ampelomyces, a genus parasitic on powdery mildew fungi. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 14: 635-651
  48. B.-H. Li, X.-M. Xu and M.S. Ridout (2004). Establishment and spread of autotetraploid plants in spatially heterogeneous environment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17: 562-573
  49. Thakur, V.S. and X.-M. Xu (2004). Epidemiology and management of almond rust (Tranzschelia discolor f. sp. dulcis) in Himachal Pradesh. Advances in Plant Science, 17: 97-107
  50. X.-M. Xu and L.V. Madden (2003). Use of SADIE statistics to study spatial dynamics of plant disease epidemics. Plant Pathology, 53: 38-49 (2.2)
  51. M.A. Easterbrook, J.D. Fitzgerald, C. Pinch, J. Tooley and X.-M. Xu (2003). Development times and fecundity of three important pests of strawberry in the UK. Annals of Applied Biology, 143: 325-331
  52. X.-M. Xu and L.V. Madden (2003). Consideration of using SADIE statistics to quantify spatial patterns. Ecography, 26: 821-830
  53. A. van Maanen and X.-M. Xu (2003). Modelling framework for plant disease epidemics – a brief introduction. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 109: 669-682
  54. T. Pettitt, X.-M. Xu and D.W. Parry (2003). Association of Fusarium species in the wheat stem rot complex. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 109: 769-774 (1.9)
  55. X.-M. Xu (2003). Effects of environmental conditions on infection of Fusarium ear blight. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 109: 683-689
  56. B. Li, H. Zhao, B. Li and X.-M. Xu (2003). Effects of temperature, relative humidity and duration of wet period on germination and infection of conidia of pear scab (Venturia nashicola). Plant Pathology, 52: 546-552
  57. A.M. Berrie and X.-M. Xu (2003). Managing apple scab and powdery mildew using Adem™. International Journal of Pest Management, 49: 243-250
  58. D.C. Harris and X.-M. Xu (2003). Conditions for infection of apple by Phytophthora syringae. Journal of Phytopathology, 151: 190-194
  59. B.-H. Li and X.-M. Xu (2002). Infection and development of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) on old leaves. Journal of Phytopathology, 150: 687-691
  60. X.-M. Xu and L.V. Madden (2002). Incidence and density relationships of powdery mildew on apple. Phytopathology, 92: 1005-1014
  61. G. Giczey, P. Békési, P. Nicholson, X.-M. Xu, D.W. Parry, L. Hornok (2002). Prevalence of mycotoxigenic Fusarium species in winter wheat ear and grain samples collected from Hungary in 2001-2002. Acta Microbiologia et Immunologica Hungarica, 50: 167-168
  62. X.-M. Xu and M.S. Ridout (2001). Effects of prevailing wind direction on spatial statistics of plant disease epidemics. Journal of Phytopathology, 149: 155-166 (1.1)
  63. X.-M. Xu, L. Guerin and J.D. Robinson (2001). Effects of temperature and relative humidity on conidial germination and viability, colonisation and sporulation of Monilinia fructigena. Plant Pathology, 50: 561-568
  64. Y. He, X.-M. Xu, K.R. Tobutt and M.S. Ridout (2001). POLYLINK: A program to support two-point linkage analysis in autotetraploids. Bioinformatics, 17: 740-741
  65. X.-M. Xu, J.D. Robinson, A.M. Berrie and D.C. Harris (2001). Spatio-temporal dynamics of brown rot (Monilinia fructigena) on apple and pear. Plant Pathology, 50: 569-578
  66. X.-M. Xu and J.D. Robinson (2001). The effects of temperature on the incubation and the latent periods of the clematis powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni). Journal of Phytopathology, 149: 565-568
  67. L. Guerin, G. Froidefond and X.-M. Xu (2001). Dissemination pattern of airborne ascospores of Cryphonectria parasitica, causal agent of chestnut blight. Plant Pathology, 50: 717-724
  68. X.-M. Xu and M.S. Ridout (2000). Stochastic simulation of the spread of race specific and non-specific aerial fungal pathogens in cultivar mixtures. Plant Pathology, 49: 207-218
  69. X.-M. Xu and J.D. Robinson (2000). Epidemiology of brown rot (Monilinia fructigena) on apple: infection of fruits by conidia. Plant Pathology, 49: 201-206
  70. X.-M. Xu and M.S. Ridout (2000). Effects of quadrat size and shape, initial epidemic conditions, and spore dispersal gradient on spatial statistics of plant disease epidemics. Phytopathology, 90: 738-750
  71. M.S. Ridout and X.-M. Xu (2000). Relationships between several quadrat-based statistical measures used to characterize spatial aspects of data on disease incidence. Phytopathology, 90: 568-575
  72. X.-M. Xu, D.C. Harris and A.M. Berrie (2000). Modelling infection of strawberry flowers by Botrytis cinerea using field data. Phytopathology, 90: 1367-1374
  73. X.-M. Xu and J.D. Robinson (2000). The effects of temperature on the incubation and latent periods of hawthorn powdery mildew (Podosphaera clandestina). Plant Pathology, 49: 791-797
  74. X.-M. Xu (1999). Modelling and forecasting epidemics of apple powdery mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha). Plant Pathology, 48: 462-471
  75. X.-M. Xu (1999). Effects of temperatures on the length of the incubation period of rose powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca pannosa). European Journal of Plant Pathology, 105: 13-21
  76. X.-M. Xu (1999). The effects of temperatures on the length of the latent period of rose powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca pannosa). Plant Pathology, 48: 662-667
  77. X.-M. Xu and D.J. Butt (1998). Effects of temperature and atmospheric moisture on the early growth of apple powdery mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha) colonies. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 104: 133-140
  78. X.-M. Xu, D.J. Butt and M.S. Ridout (1998). The effects of environment and wound age on infection by Nectria galligena of pruning wounds on apple. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 104: 511-519
  79. X.-M. Xu and M.S. Ridout (1998). The effects of initial epidemic conditions, sporulation rate and spore dispersal gradient on the spatio-temporal dynamics of plant disease epidemics. Phytopathology, 88: 1000-1012
  80. X.-M. Xu (1996). On estimating non-linear response of fungal development under fluctuating temperature. Plant Pathology, 45: 163-171
  81. X.-M. Xu (1996). The effects of constant and fluctuating temperatures on the length of incubation period of apple powdery mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha). Plant Pathology, 45: 924-932
  82. X.-M. Xu and D.J. Butt (1996). Evaluation of chemicals for post-germination activity against Nectria galligena, causal agent of canker and fruit rot of apple. Crop Protection, 15: 513-519
  83. X.-M. Xu, D.J. Butt and M.S. Ridout (1995). Temporal patterns of airborne conidia of Podosphaera leucotricha, causal agent of apple powdery mildew. Plant Pathology, 44: 944-945
  84. X.-M. Xu, D.J. Butt and G. van Santen (1995). A dynamic simulation model of apple leaf infection by Venturia inaequalis. Plant Pathology, 44: 865-876

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