Michael Shintaku

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Professor of Plant Pathology
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Cornell University
M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Hawaiʻi
B.S., Journalism, University of Oregon

Courses

  • Introduction to Genetic Analysis (AG 395C)
  • Applied Microbiology (AG 304)
  • Plant Disease Control (PPTH 412)
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis (PPTH 405)
  • Tropical Plant Pathology (PPTH 301)
  • Molecular Methods in Conservation Biology (CBES 620)

Research Interests

I specialize in plant-virus interactions. I am currently working on projects involving tomato spotted wilt virus, cymbidium mosaic virus and dasheen mosaic virus. I am also interested in the bacterial wilt pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum.

Selected Publications

  • Shintaku, M. , A. Shimabukuro and C. Seeve, 2005. PCR assay of weeds associated with an outbreak of bacterial wilt of ginger in East Hawaiʻi. Journal of Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture. 13:9-13.
  • Lu, R. A. Folimonov, M. Shintaku, W.-X. Li, B. W. Falk, W. O. Dawson, and S.-W. Ding. 2004. Three distinct suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by a 20-kb viral RNA genome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101:15742-15747.
  • Nishijima, K. A., A. M. Alvarez, P. R. Hepperly, M. H. Shintaku, L. M. Keith, D. M. Sato, B. C. Bushe, J. W. Armstrong and F. T. Zee. 2004. Association of Enterobacter cloacae in rhizome rot of edible' ginger (Zingiber officinale) in Hawaiʻi . Plant Disease 88:1318-1327
  • Wong, S-M., S. S-C. Thio, M. H. Shintaku, and P. Palukaitis. 1999. The rate of cell-to-cell movement of cucumber mosaic virus is affected by sequences of the capsid protein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 7:628-632
  • Tsang, M. M. C., and M. H. Shintaku, 1998. Hot air treatment for control of bacterial wilt in ginger root. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 14(2):159-163
  • Dagless, E. M., M. H. Shintaku, R. S. Nelson and G. D. Foster. 1997. A CaMV 35S promoter driven cDNA clone of tobacco mosaic virus can infect host plant tissue despite being uninfectious when manually inoculated onto leaves. Archives of Virology 142:183-191
  • Shintaku, M. H., T. Kaneshiro and C. Enriques. 1996. Detecting Pseudomonas solanacearum in edible ginger using the polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Hawaiian and Pacific Agriculture 7:11-19
  • Ding, X. S., M. H. Shintaku, S. Carter, and R. S. Nelson. 1996. Invasion of minor veins of tobacco leaves inoculated with tobacco mosaic virus mutants defective in phloem-dependent movement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 93:11155-11160

Contact Information

Tel: (808) 932-7154
E-mail: shintaku@hawaii.edu
Michael Shintaku's Website
Fax: (808) 932-7037
Office: College of Agriculture Building (CAB), Room 106

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