Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


James BornemanJames Borneman

Associate Professor;
Associate Plant Pathologist

Mailing Address:

Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Boyce Hall /3489
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-3584
Fax: (951) 827-4294
Email: james.borneman@ucr.edu



PhD 1994 Northern Illinois University

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Conservation Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Molecular Microbial Ecology

Research Summary:

Soils that inhibit plant pests or disease are termed suppressive soils. Understanding how such soils function is the primary focus of our research program. Towards this goal, we have developed new rRNA-gene-based methods and experimental approaches to identify microorganisms involved in these phenomena. Utilization of these methods has led to the identification of a fungus (Dactylella oviparasitica) that can suppress the sugarbeet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii). We are currently attempting to understand the key interactions among the fungus, nematode and host crop that lead to the development of this suppressiveness. We are also examining soils that suppress root knot nematodes and that cause replant suppression of peach.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director