Alexander H. Purcell

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Name Alexander H. Purcell
Position Professor Emeritus of Entomology and Entomologist Emeritus
Affiliation Division of Organisms and Environment
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California, Berkeley
Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
U.S.A.
Email ahpurcell(at)berkeley.edu
Tel. ++1 510 531-7505
Remarks Research interests:
Leafhopper and psyllid vectors of Xylella fastidiosa and phytoplasmas; secondary (facultative) symbionts of leafhoppers and aphids.
Last update 20.10.2010


Publications of Alexander H. Purcell

Phytopathology (2016) 106, 1285-1290
D. Cornara, A. Sicard, A.R. Zeilinger, F. Porcelli, A.H. Purcell and R.P.P. Almeida (2016)
Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to grapevine by the meadow spittlebug

Purcell et al. (2013) - Pierce’s disease
A.H. Purcell, B.C. Kirkpatrick, R.P.P. Almeida, L.G. Varela, R.J. Smith, E. Weber, J. Hashim and C. Gispert (2013)
Pierce’s disease
In: Grape Pest Management Manual – Third Edition. Ed. Larry J. Bettiga, 609pp.
University of California - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Publication Number: 3343, ISBN 978-1-60107-800-1

Annual Review of Phytopathology (2013) 51, 339-356
Alexander Purcell (2013)
Paradigms: Examples from the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

Journal of Plant Pathology (2012) 94, S147-S154
J.D. Janse, F. Valentini, A.H. Purcell and R.P.P. Almeida (2012)
Detection and identification methods and new tests as used and developed in the framework of COST873 for bacteria pathogenic to stone fruits and nuts - Xylella fastidiosa

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2007) 100, 345-349
C. Montlor Curley, E.L. Brodie, M.G. Lechner and A.H. Purcell (2007)
Exploration for facultative endosymbionts of glassy-winged sharpshooter (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2006) 99, 884-890
Rodrigo P.P. Almeida and Alexander H. Purcell (2006)
Patterns of Xylella fastidiosa colonization on the precibarium of sharpshooter vectors relative to transmission to plants

Plant Disease (2005) 89, 1121-1124
Alberto Bressan and Alexander H. Purcell (2005)
Effect of benzothiadiazole on transmission of X-disease phytoplasma by the vector Colladonus montanus to Arabidopsis thaliana, a new experimental host plant

Plant Disease (2005) 89, 419-424
R.P.P. Almeida, C. Wistrom, B.L. Hill, J. Hashim and A.H. Purcell (2005)
Vector transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to dormant grape

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2005) 98, 775-786
Rodrigo P.P. Almeida, Matthew J. Blua, João R.S. Lopes and Alexander H. Purcell (2005)
Vector transmission of Xylella fastidiosa: Applying fundamental knowledge to generate disease management strategies

Plant Disease (2005) 89, 994-999
C. Wistrom and A.H. Purcell (2005)
The fate of Xylella fastidiosa in vineyard weeds and other alternate hosts in California

Current Microbiology (2004) 48, 368-372
Rodrigo P.P. Almeida, Renee Mann and Alexander H. Purcell (2004)
Xylella fastidiosa cultivation on a minimal solid defined medium

Annual Review of Entomology (2004) 49, 243-270
Richard A. Redak, Alexander H. Purcell, João R.S. Lopes, Matthew J. Blua, Russell F. Mizell III and Peter C. Andersen (2004)
The biology of xylem fluid-feeding insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa and their relation to disease epidemiology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2004) 101, 1737-1742
Karyn L. Newman, Rodrigo P.P. Almeida, Alexander H. Purcell and Steven E. Lindow (2004)
Cell-cell signaling controls Xylella fastidiosa interactions with both insects and plants

Journal of Economic Entomology (2003) 96, 264-271
Rodrigo P.P. Almeida and Alexander H. Purcell (2003)
Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to grapevines by Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

Phytopathology (2003) 93, 244-251
Helene Feil, William S. Feil and Alexander H. Purcell (2003)
Effects of date of inoculation on the within-plant movement of Xylella fastidiosa and persistence of Pierce's disease within field grapevines

Phytopathology (2003) 93, 675-682
Helene Feil, William S. Feil, John C. Detter, Alexander H. Purcell and Steven E. Lindow (2003)
Site-directed disruption of the fimA and fimF fimbrial genes of Xylella fastidiosa

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2003) 69, 7319-7327
Karyn L. Newman, Rodrigo P.P. Almeida, Alexander H. Purcell and Steven E. Lindow (2003)
Use of a green fluorescent strain for analysis of Xylella fastidiosa colonization of Vitis vinifera

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2003) 69, 7447-7452
Rodrigo P.P. Almeida and Alexander H. Purcell (2003)
Biological traits of Xylella fastidiosa strains from grapes and almonds

Plant Disease (2003) 87, 1255-1259
R.P.P. Almeida and A.H. Purcell (2003)
Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae) transmission of Xylella fastidiosa to almond

Ecological Entomology (2002) 27, 189-195
Clytia B. Montllor, Amy Maxmen and Alexander H. Purcell (2002)
Facultative bacterial endosymbionts benefit pea aphids Acyrthosiphon pisum under heat stress

Plant Disease (2002) 86, 1056-1066
D.L. Hopkins and A.H. Purcell (2002)
Xylella fastidiosa: Cause of Pierce's disease of grapevine and other emergent diseases

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2002) 99, 12403-12408
A. Bhattacharyya, S. Stilwagen, N. Ivanova, M. D'Souza, A. Bernal, A. Lykidis, V. Kapatral, I. Anderson, N. Larsen, T. Los, G. Reznik, E. Selkov Jr., T.L. Walunas, H. Feil, W.S. Feil, A. Purcell, J.-L. Lassez, T.L. Hawkins, Robert Haselkorn, Ross Overbeek, Paul F. Predki and Nikos C. Kyrpides (2002)
Whole-genome comparative analysis of three phytopathogenic Xylella fastidiosa strains

Plant Disease (2001) 85, 1230-1234
Helene Feil and Alexander H. Purcell (2001)
Temperature-dependent growth and survival of Xylella fastidiosa in vitro and in potted grapevines

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2001) 67, 895-903
Mavis Hendson, Alexander H. Purcell, Deqiao Chen, Chris Smart, Magalie Guilhabert and Bruce Kirkpatrick (2001)
Genetic diversity of Pierce's disease strains and other pathotypes of Xylella fastidiosa

Plant Disease (2001) 85, 382-386
R.P.P. Almeida, E.F. Pereira, A.H. Purcell and J.R.S. Lopes (2001)
Multiplication and movement of a citrus strain of Xylella fastidiosa within sweet orange

Journal of Economic Entomology (2000) 93, 88-92
Helene Feil, William S. Feil and Alexander H. Purcell (2000)
Effect of temperature on the flight activity of Graphocephala atropunctata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2000) 95, 315-323
De-Qiao Chen, Clytia B. Montllor and Alexander H. Purcell (2000)
Fitness effects of two facultative endosymbiotic bacteria on the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, and the blue alfalfa aphid, A. kondoi

Plant Disease (1999) 83, 825-830
A.H. Purcell and S.R. Saunders (1999)
Fate of Pierce's disease strains of Xylella fastidiosa in common riparian plants in California

Environmental Entomology (1999) 28, 868-875
Diane M. Stark, Alexander H. Purcell and Nicholas J. Mills (1999)
Natural occurrence of Ametadoria misella (Diptera: Tachinidae) and the granulovirus of Harrisina brillians (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) in California

Phytopathology (1999) 89, 53-58
A.H. Purcell, S.R. Saunders, M. Hendson, M.E. Grebus and M.J. Henry (1999)
Causal role of Xylella fastidiosa in oleander leaf scorch disease

International Congress of Plant Pathology (1998) Purcell et al. - Fate of a pierce's disease ...
A.H. Purcell and S.R. Saunders (1998)
Fate of a pierce's disease strain of Xylella fastidiosa in riparian woodland plants in northern California
Edinburgh, U.K. (9 - 16 Aug. 1998), Poster presented in section: Pathogen strategies in native vegetation

Current Microbiology (1997) 34, 220-225
De-Qiao Chen and Alexander H. Purcell (1997)
Occurrence and transmission of facultative endosymbionts in aphids

Phytopathology (1997) 87, 1197-1201
B.L. Hill and A.H. Purcell (1997)
Populations of Xylella fastidiosa in plants required for transmission by an efficient vector

Annual Review of Phytopathology (1996) 34, 131-151
Alexander H. Purcell and Donald L. Hopkins (1996)
Fastidious xylem-limited bacterial plant pathogens

Current Microbiology (1996) 33, 123-128
De-Qiao Chen, Bruce C. Campbell and Alexander H. Purcell (1996)
A new rickettsia from a herbivorous insect, the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris)

Florida Entomologist (1994) 77, 330-334
Fernando E. Vega, Robert E. Davis, Ellen L. Dally, Pedro Barbosa, Alexander H. Purcell and Ing-Ming Lee (1994)
Use of a biotinylated DNA probe for detection of the aster yellows mycoplasmalike organism in Dalbulus maidis and Macrosteles fascifrons (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)

Environmental Entomology (1982) 11, 1178-1182
Alexander H. Purcell and Karen Gonot Suslow (1982)
Dispersal behavior of Colladonus montanus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in cherry orchards