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Recent EPI Publications

New genotypes of Phytophthora nicotianae found on strawberry in Florida

Phytophthora cactorum is the most common causal agent of Phytophthora crown rot and leather rot of strawberry, but P. nicotianae is also responsible for the disease in Florida. Studies of P. nicotianae populations suggested different groups of genotypes are associated with different hosts.

Hypoxia and HIF-1α promote lytic de novo KSHV infection

The impact of different stress conditions on the oncogenic Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) primary infection that can occur in vivo remains largely unknown. We hypothesized that KSHV can establish a latency or lytic cycle following de novo infection, depending on the conditions of the cellular environment.