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Straub C, Colombi E, McCann HC (2021). Population genomics of bacterial plant pathogens. Phytopathology 111(1):23-31. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-09-20-0412-RVW.


Moon H, Pandey A, Yoon H, Choi S, Jeon H, Prokchorchik M, Jung G, Witek K, Valls M, McCann HC, Kim MS, Jones JDG, Segonzac C, Sohn KH (2020). Identification of RipAZ1 as an avirulence determinant of Ralstonia solanacearum in Solanum americanum. Molecular Plant Pathology 22(3):317-333. doi: 10.1111/mpp.13030.


Jayaraman J, Jones WT, Harvey D, Hemara LM, McCann HC, Yoon M, Warring SL, Fineran PC, Mesarich CH, Templeton MD (2020). Variation at the common polysaccharide antigen locus drives lipopolysaccharide diversity within the Pseudomonas syringae species complex. Environ Microbiology 22(12):5356-5372. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.15250.


Prokchorchik M, Pandey A, Moon H, Kim W, Jeon H, Jung G, Jayaraman J, Poole S, Segonzac C†, Sohn KH†, McCann HC† (2020). Host adaptation and microbial competition drive Ralstonia solanacearum phylotype I evolution in the Republic of Korea. Microb Genomics 6(11):mgen000461. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000461. †co-senior author


Kim S, Cheong K, Park J, Kim M-S, Kim J, Seo M-K, Chae GY, Jang MJ, Mang H, Kwon S-H, Kim Y-M, Koo N, Min CW, Kim K-S, Oh N, Kim K-T, Jeon J, Kim H, Lee Y-Y, Sohn KH, McCann HC, Ye S-K, Kim ST, Park K-S, Lee Y-H, Choi D. (2020). TGFam‐Finder: a novel solution for target‐gene family annotation in plants. New Phytologist 227(5):1568-1581. doi: 10.1111/nph.16645.


McCann HC (2020) Skirmish or war: the emergence of agricultural plant pathogens. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 56:147-152.


Jayaraman J, Halane MK, Choi S, McCann HC, KH Sohn (2019). Using bioinformatics and molecular biology to streamline construction of effector libraries for phytopathogenic Pseudomonas syringae strains. In Plant Innate Immunity. 1-12. New York: Humana.



Straub C, Colombi E, Li L, Huang H, Templeton MD, McCann HC† and Rainey P.B.† (2018). The ecological genetics of Pseudomonas syringae from kiwifruit leaves. Environmental Microbiology doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14092 †co-senior author



Liu Y, Li D, Zhang Q, Song C, Zhong C, Zhang X, Wang Y, Yao X, Wang Z, Zeng S, Wang Y, Guo Y, Wang S, Li X, Li L, Liu C, McCann HC, He W, Niu Y, Chen M, Du L, Gong J, Datson PM, Hilario E. and Huang H. (2017). Rapid radiations of both kiwifruit hybrid lineages and their parents shed light on a two-layer mode of species diversification. New Phytologist 215(2):877-890.


McCann HC*¶, Li L*, Liu Y, Li D, Pan H, Zhong C, Rikkerink EHA, Templeton MD, Straub C, Colombi E, Rainey PB†¶ and Huang H†¶. (2017). Origin and evolution of a pandemic lineage of the kiwifruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(4):932-944 *co-first author, †co-senior author, ¶co-corresponding author.


Colombi E, Straub C, Kunzel S, Templeton MD, McCann HC† and Rainey P.B.† (2017) Evolution of copper resistance in the kiwifruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae through acquisition of integrative conjugative elements and plasmids. Environmental Microbiology 19(2):819-832 †co-senior author


Commentary accompanying the publication of this work:

Lindow SE. (2017). Horizontal gene transfer gone wild: promiscuity in a kiwifruit pathogen leads to   resistance to chemical control. Environmental Microbiology 19(4):1363-1365. 


Baltrus DA, McCann HC and Guttman DS. (2016) Evolution, genomics and epidemiology of Pseudomonas syringae. Molecular Plant Pathology 18:152–168.



Rikkerink EHA, McCann HC, Rees-George J, Lu A, Gleave AP, Anderson MT, Rainey PB and Templeton MD. (2015). Transposition, insertion, deletion and recombination drive variability in the type 3 secretome of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, the transition from global effector comparisons to kiwifruit resistance breeding strategies. Acta Horticulturae 1095: 75-74.



McCann HC, Rikkerink EHA, Bertels F, Fiers M, Lu A, Rees-George J, Andersen MT, Gleave AP, Haubold B, Wohlers MW, Guttman DS, Wang PW, Straub C, Vanneste JL,  Rainey PB and Templeton MD. (2013) Genomic analysis of the kiwifruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae provides insights into the origins of an emergent plant disease. PLOS Pathogens 9:e1003503.



McCann HC, Nahal H, Thakur S and Guttman DS. (2012) Identification of innate immunity elicitors using molecular signatures of natural selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(11): 4215-4220.


Commentary accompanying the publication of this work:

Brunner F. and Nurnberger T. (2012) Identification of immunogenic microbial patterns takes the fast   lane. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(11): 4229-4230.



Stavrinides J*, McCann HC* and Guttman DS. (2008) Host-pathogen interplay and the evolution of bacterial effectors. Cellular Microbiology 10(2):285-92. *co-first author


McCann HC and Guttman DS. (2008) The evolution of the type III secretion system in plant-microbe interactions. New Phytologist 177(1):33-47.

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