THOMAS L. GERMAN, Ph.D.


EDUCATION

1974   Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison; Department of Plant Pathology with Dr. G.A. de Zoeten;  Major:  Plant Virology Minor: Biochemistry

1968   M.S. Michigan State University, East Lansing; Major: Biological Sciences

1963   B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison; Major: Zoology


EMPLOYMENT

10//10-preset    Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology, UW- Madison  

7/05-10//10       Professor, Department of Entomology, UW- Madison

9/02-7//05         Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology, UW- Madison

7/00-9/02          Professor, Department of Entomology, UW-Madison.

7/98-6/00          Professor Department of Plant Pathology and Director Wis. Seed Potato Certification Program.  

7/95-6/98          Professor and Chairman, Department of Plant Pathology, University of     Wisconsin, Madison; Director-Wis. Seed Potato Certification Program

4/92-7/95          Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Director – Wis. Seed Potato Certification Program

1/90-4/92          Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Director – Wis. Seed Potato Certification Program

3/85-1/90          Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

German, T.L, Lorenzen, M., Grubbs, N., Whitfield., A.E. 2020. New technologies for studying negative-strand RNA viruses in plant and arthropod hosts. Mole. Plant Microbe Interact. 33: 382-393.

German, T., J. Morris, G. Pietersen, C. Jordá-Gutiérrez, D. Wright and G. Clover. 2017.  PPC.  Diagnostic protocol for regulated pests: Tomato spotted wilt virus, Impatiens necrotic spot virus and Watermelon silver mottle virus IPPC ISPM 27Annex DP 24.

Groves C, German T, Dasgupta R, Mueller D, Smith DL 2016.  Seed Transmission of Soybean vein necrosis virus: The First Tospovirus Implicated in Seed Transmission. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147342. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147342.

Whitfield, Anna E., Rotenberg, Dorith, German, Thomas L. 2014. Plant Pest Destruction goes Viral. Nature Biotechnology 32:65-66.

Rotenberg, D., Kumar, N.K.K., Zeitlow, C., Willis, D.K, German, T.L., Ullman, D.E. and Whitfield, A.E. 2009.Variation in Tomato spotted wilt virus titer in Frankliniella occidentalis and its association with frequency of transmission. Phytopathology 99:404-410.

Ullman, D.E., Whitfield, A.E. and German, T.L. 2005. Thrips and tospoviruses come of  age: Mapping determinants of insect transmission. Proc.Natl. Acad. Sci. 102:4931- 4932.

Whitfield, A.E., Ullman, D.E and German, T.L. 2005. Tomato spotted wilt virus  glycoprotein Gc is cleaved at acidic pH. Virus Res. 110:183-186.

Whitfield, A.E., Ullman, D.E and German, T.L. 2005. Tospovirus-Thrips Interactions.  Ann Rev. Phytopathology. 43:459-489.

Whitfield, A.E., Ullman, D.E. and German, T.L. 2004. Expression and Characterization  of a Soluble Form of Tomato spotted wilt virus Glycoprotein GN. J. Virol. 78:13197- 13206.

Kainz, M., Hilson, P., Sweeney, L., DeRose, E., and German, T.L 2004. Tomato spotted wilt virus N protein monomers involves non-electrostatic forces  governed by multiple distinct regions in the primary structure

Phytopathology 94:759-765.

Chapman, E.J., P. Hilson and German, T.L. 2003. Association of L Protein and in vitro Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Activity. Intervirology 46:177-181.  Berger, P. and German, T. 2001. Biotechnology and Resistance in Potato Viruses. In Viruses and Virus-like Diseases of Potatoes and Production of Seed Potatoes, G.  Lobenstein, P.H. Berger, A.A. Brunt and R.H. Lawson (Eds), pp 341-364. Kluwer  Academic Publishers, Dordecht, The Netherlands.

Medeiros, R.B., Ullman, D.E., Sherwood, J.L. and German T.L. 2000.  Immunoprecipitation of a 50 kDa protein: a candidate receptor component for tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (Bunyaviridae) in its main vector,

Frankliniella occidentalis.  Virus Research 67 (2): 109-118.

Medeiros, R.B., Rasochova, L. and German, T.L. 2000. Simplified, rapid method for  cloning of virus-binding polypeptides (putative receptors) via the far-Western screening of a cDNA expression library using purified

virusparticles.J. Virol.  Methods 86:155-166.

Sherwood, J.L., German, T.L. Moyer, J.W., Ullman, D.E. and Whitfield, A.E. 2000.  Tospoviruses, pp. 1034-1040  In: Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, O.C. Maloy and T.  D. Murray, eds.  John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Sherwood, J.L., German, T.L. Moyer, J.W., Ullman, D.E. and Whitfield, A.E. 2000. Tomato spotted wilt, pp 1030-1031  In: Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, O.C. Maloy and T. D. Murray, eds.  John Wiley & Sons, New York

Tae-Jin Choi, Sun-Chang Kim and T.L.German. 1999. Toxicity of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Glycoprotein Signal Peptide and Promoter Activity of the 5’UTR. Plant Pathology J. 15(6) 313-318.

Li, K.L., Rouse, D.I., Eyestone, E.J. and German, T.L. 1999. Generation of PCR primers by random amplified polymorphic DNA and its application to Verticillium dahliae. Mycological Research. Mycological Research 103 (11): 1361-1368.


EXAMPLES OF INVITED PRESENTATIONS /PROCEEDINGS

Thomas L. German, a nd Diane E. Ullman (2019) The Long and Winding Road: A Century of Discovery, XIth International Symposium on Thysanoptera & Tospoviruses, Kunming, China, September 21-25, 2019.

Thomas L. German (2005) VIII Int Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses. State of the Art speaker “Mol. Biol. of Tospoviruses”. Assilomar Ca.

Thomas L. German (2004).  Tomato spotted wilt virus acquisition by thrips: The role of glycoproteins. Am. Soc. Virology Plant Virology Symposium. Montreal, CA.

Thomas L. German and Arne Thompson (2003). Soybean Aphid and Virus Incidence in Snap Beans. Mid-west Food Processors Association of America, LaCrosse, WI

Arne Thompson and Thomas German (2003) Soybean Aphid and Virus Incidence in Snap Beans. Wisconsin Aglime and Pest Management Conference, Madison, WI

Thomas L. German and Anna Whitfield (2003) Thrips as vectors of Tospoviruses.  North Central Branch ESA, Madison, WI

Thomas L. German (2003) Tospovirus Molecular Biology. The Ohio State UniversityVirology Seminar, Wooster, OH.

Thomas L. German (2003) Chemical Control of Viruses Diseases: A Moving Target. 35th  Annual Idaho Seed Growers Seminar, Pocatello, ID.

Thomas L. German, (2003) Tomato spotted wilt virus: A growing concern. APS  Symposium on New and Old Viruses: Emerging and Re-emerging Threats to U.S.  Agriculture, Charlotte, NC.

Thomas L. German (2003) Development of a Negative-Strand RNA Virus Vector for  Expression of Foreign Genes in Plants and Insects. BASF Inc, Raleigh, N.C.


PATENTS

German, T.L. and Whitfield, A. Method of Controlling Insects and Virus Transmission.  PO7450US.

German, T.L. Rasochova L., and Ahlquist P. Improved Materials and Methods for Transformation US20040045050A1

Austin Phillips, S., Burgess, R, German, T.L. and Ziegelhoffer, T. Transgenic Plants as an Alternative Source of Lignocellulosic-degrading enzymes US20030074677A1

Li, K.,Rouse,D.R. and German, T.L. Assay for Verticillium Dahliae P94135US


HONORS

Potato and vegetable growers researcher of the year

Elected Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society

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