Dr. Louis Kajac  Prom

Dr. Louis Kajac Prom

Research Scientist
Walsh University, USA


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Dakota State University, USA

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Plant Pathology
62%
Plant Protection
90%
Mycological
75%
Entomology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Prom, L.K., T. Isakeit, R. Perumal, J.E. Erpelding, W. Rooney and C.W. Magill, 2011. Evaluation of the Ugandan sorghum accessions for grain mold and anthracnose resistance. Crop Prot., 30: 566-571.
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  2. Prom, L.K., R. Perumal, S.R. Erattaimuthu, J.E. Erpelding, N. Montes et al., 2011. Virulence and molecular genotyping studies of Sporisorium reilianum isolates in sorghum. Plant Dis., 95: 523-529.
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  3. Montes-Garcia, N., L.K. Prom, N. Montes-Rodriguez, M. Garcia-Garca, V. Pecina-Quintero and A. Diaz-Franco, 2011. Effect of systemic fungicides in the control of sorghum grain parasitic mycoflora. Mexican J. Phytopathol., 28: 156-158.
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  4. Prom, L.K., N. Montes-Garcia, J.E. Erpelding, R. Perumal and S. Medina-Ocegueda, 2010. Response of sorghum accessions from Chad and Uganda to natural infection by the downy mildew pathogen, Peronosclerospora sorghi in Mexico and the USA. J. Plant Dis. Prot., 117: 2-8.
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  5. Katile, S., R. Perumal, W.L. Rooney, L.K. Prom and C.W. Magill, 2010. Expression of pathogenesis-related protein PR-10 in sorghum floral tissues in response to inoculation with Fusarium thapsinum and Curvularia lunata. Mol. Plant Pathol., 11: 93-103.
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  6. Chala, A., T. Alemu, L.K. Prom and A.M. Tronsmo, 2010. Effect of host genotypes and weather variables on the severity and temporal dynamics of sorghum anthracnose in Ethiopia. Plant Pathol. J., 9: 39-46.
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  7. Ramasamy, P., M.A. Menz, P.J. Mehta, S. Katile and L.A. Gutierrez-Rojas et al., 2009. Molecular mapping of Cg1, a gene for resistance to anthracnose (Colletotrichum sublineolum) in sorghum. Euphytica, 165: 597-606.
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  8. Prom, L.K., R. Perumal, J.E. Erpelding, T. Isakeit, N. Montes-Garcia and C.W. Magill, 2009. A pictorial technique for mass screening of sorghum germplasm for anthracnose (Colletotrichum sublineolum) resistance. Open Agric. J., 3: 20-25.
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  9. Prom, L.K. and J.E. Erpelding, 2009. New sources of grain mold resistance among sorghum accessions from Sudan. Trop. Subtrop. Agroecosyst., 10: 457-463.
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  10. Montes-Garcia, N., L.K. Prom, H. Williams-Alanis and T. Isakeit, 2009. Effect of temperature and relative humidity on sorghum ergot development in northern Mexico. Aust. Plant Pathol., 38: 632-637.
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  11. Erpelding, J.E. and L.K. Prom, 2009. Response to anthracnose infection for a subset of Ethiopian sorghum germplasm. J. Agric. Univ. Puerto Rico, 93: 195-206.
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  12. Prom, L.K. and R. Perumal, 2008. Leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus phyllopus (Hemiptera: Coreidae), as a potential vector of sorghum fungal pathogens. Southwest. Entomol., 33: 161-164.
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  13. Perumal, R., P. Nimmakayala, S. Erattaimuthu and E.G. No et al., 2008. Simple sequence repeat markers useful for sorghum downy mildew (Peronosclerospora sorghi) and related species. BMC Genet., 9: 77-77.
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  14. Montes-Garcia, N., H. Williams-Alanis, L.K. Prom, T. Isakeit, G. Odvody, J. Narro-Sanchez and W.L. Rooney, 2008. Disease severity and susceptibility of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) moench.] to infection by Claviceps africana frederickson, mantle and de Milliano in Mexico and the United States of America. Mex. Phytopathol., 26: 121-126.
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  15. Isakeit, T., L.K. Prom, M. Wheeler, L.S. Puckhaber and J. Liu, 2008. Mycotoxigenic potential of ten Fusarium species grown on sorghum and in vitro. Plant Pathol. J., 7: 183-186.
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  16. Prom, L.K., N. Cisse and O. Ndoye, 2007. Assessing the vulnerability of selected sorghum lines from the united states of America to long smut (Sporisorium ehrenbergii vanky) disease. Crop Prot., 26: 1771-1776.
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  17. Prom, L.K., J.E. Erpelding and N. Montes-Garcia, 2007. Chinese sorghum germplasm evaluated for resistance to downy mildew and anthracnose. Commun. Biometry Crop Sci., 2: 26-31.
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  18. Prom, L.K., 2007. Claviceps africana spore germination as influenced by components of sorghum floral extracts. Asian J. Plant Pathol., 1: 12-17.
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  19. Pecina-Quintero, V., N. Montes-Garcia, H. Williams-Alanis, S. Hernandez-Delgado, N. Mayek-Perez and L.K. Prom, 2007. Diversidad genetica de aislamientos de cornezuelo (Claviceps africana frederickson, mantle and de milliano) de sorgo [Sorghum bicolor (L.) moench.] en Mexico. Mex. Phytopathol., 25: 43-47.
  20. Montes-Garcia, N., T. Isakeit, G.N. Odvody, L.K. Prom and W.L. Ronney, 2007. Effect of storage temperature and sphacelium age on Claviceps africana Conidia survival. Plant Pathol. J., 6: 312-317.
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  21. Prom, L.K. and J.E. Erpelding, 2006. Ergot response for the sorghum genotype IS8525. Plant Pathol. J., 5: 216-220.
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  22. Erpelding, J.E. and L.K. Prom, 2006. Variation for anthracnose resistance within the sorghum germplasm collection from Mozambique, Africa. Plant Pathol. J., 5: 28-34.
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  23. Erpelding, J.E. and L.K. Prom, 2006. Seed mycoflora for grain mold from natural infection in sorghum germplasm grown at Isabela, Puerto Rico and their association with kernel weight and germination. Plant Pathol. J., 5: 106-112.
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  24. Prom, L.K., T. Isakeit, G.N. Odvody, C.M. Rush, H.W. Kaufman and N. Montes, 2005. Survival of C. africana within sorghum panicles at several Texas locations. Plant Dis., 89: 39-43.
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  25. Prom, L.K., R.D. Waniska, A.I. Kollo, W.L. Rooney and F.P. Bejosano, 2005. Role of chitinase and sormatin accumulation in the resistance of sorghum cultivars to grain mold. J. Agric. Food Chem., 53: 5565-5570.
  26. Prom, L.K., J.J. Lopez and G. Mayalagu, 2005. Passive transmission of sorghum ergot (Claviceps africana) by four species of adult stink bugs. Southwest Entomol., 30: 29-34.
  27. Prom, L.K., J.E. Erpelding, T. Isakeit and N. Montes, 2005. Inoculation techniques for identifying resistance in sorghum genotypes to sorghum ergot. J. New Seeds, 7: 9-22.
  28. Erpelding, J.E., L.K. Prom and W.L. Rooney, 2005. Variation in anthracnose resistance within the Sudanese sorghum germplasm collection. Plant Genet. Resour. Newslett., 141: 11-14.
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  29. Prom, L.K., 2004. The effects of Fusarium thapsinum, Curvularia lunata and their combination on sorghum germination and seed mycoflora. J. New Seeds, 6: 39-49.
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  30. Prom, L.K. and J.J. Lopez, 2004. Viability of Claviceps africana spores ingested by adult corn earworm moths, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol., 97: 764-767.
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  31. Erpelding, J.E. and L.K. Prom, 2004. Evaluation of malian sorghum germplasm for resistance against anthracnose. Plant Pathol. J., 3: 65-71.
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  32. Prom, L.K., R.D. Waniska, A.I. Kollo and W.L. Rooney, 2003. Response of eight sorghum cultivars inoculated with Fusarium thapsinum, Curvularia lunata and a mixture of the two fungi. Crop Protect., 22: 623-628.
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  33. Prom, L.K., J.J. Lopez and M. Latheef, 2003. Transmission of Claviceps africana spores from diseased to non-infected sorghum by corn earworm moths, Helicoverpa zea. J. Sustain. Agric., 21: 49-58.
  34. Prom, L.K. and T. Isakeit, 2003. Laboratory, greenhouse and field assessment of fourteen fungicides for activity against Claviceps africana, causal agent of sorghum ergot. Plant Dis., 87: 252-258.
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  35. Schwarz, P.B., J.G. Schwarz, A. Zhou, L.K. Prom and B.J. Steffenson, 2001. Effect of Fusarium graminearum and F. poae infection on barley and malt quality. Monatsschr. Brauwiss., 3: 55-63.
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  36. Ma, Z., B.J. Steffenson, L.K. Prom and N.L. Lapitan, 2000. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for Fusarium head blight resistance in barley. Phytopathology, 90: 1079-1088.
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  37. Zhu, H., L. Gilchrist, P. Hayes, A. Kleinhofs, D. Kudrna et al., 1999. Does function follow form? Principal QTLs for Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance are coincident with QTLs for inflorescence traits and plant height in a doubled haploid population of barley. Theor. Appl. Genet., 99: 1221-1232.
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  38. Salas, B., B.J. Steffenson, H.H. Casper, B. Tacke, L.K. Prom, T.G. Jr. Fetch and P.B. Schwarz, 1999. Fusarium species pathogenic to barley and their associated mycotoxins. Plant Dis., 83: 667-674.
  39. Prom, L.K., R.D. Horsley, B.J. Steffenson and P.B. Schwarz, 1999. Development of Fusarium head blight and accumulation of deoxynivalenol in barley sampled at different growth stages. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem., 57: 60-63.
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  40. Salas, B., B.J. Steffenson, H.H. Casper and L.K. Prom, 1997. Fusarium species pathogenic to barley and their associated toxins. Cereal Res. Commun., 25: 483-487.
  41. Prom, L.K., B.J. Steffenson, B. Salas, J.T.G. Fetch and H.H. Casper, 1997. Barley accessions resistant to fusarium head blight and the accumulation of deoxynivalenol. Cereal Res. Commun., 25: 807-808.
  42. Prom, L.K. and J.R. Venette, 1997. Races of Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea on commercial soybean in eastern North Dakota. Plant Dis., 81: 541-544.
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