Karl Maramorosch

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Email: maramors@rci.rutgers.edu

Abstract

I am studying interactions between pathogens, vectors, and hosts, and the emergence of "new" infectious diseases. The past decade has seen a large expansion of information on viral genetics, molecular biology, and pathogen evolution. Polymerase chain reaction has provided a sensitive tool for the detection of pathogen components. Prevention of vector-borne diseases by botanical compounds such as derivatives of neem (Azadirachta indica) is being reviewed.

Recent Publications (since 1996)

  • Maramorosch, K. 1996 The cadang-cadang disease of palms. In Forest Trees and Palms: Diseases and Control. S. P. Raychaudhuri and K. Maramarosch, eds. Science Publishers, New Hampshire: 309-318.
  • Maramorosch, K. 1996 Lethal yellowing disease of palms. In Forest Trees and Palms: Diseases and Control. S. P. Raychaudhuri and K. Maramarosch, eds. Science Publishers, New Hampshire: 253-265.
  • Maramorosch, K. 1997 Eriophyoid mite vectors of plant pathogens. In: Ecology and Evolution of Plant-feeding Insects in Natural and Man-Made Environments. A. Raman, ed. Backhuys Publ. Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1998 Punta morada de la papa (Potato purple top wilt) Memoirs Potato Symposium, Toluca, Mexico, Conferencias magistrales. 12pp.
  • Maramorosch, K. and Adlakha, K. 1998. Natural products from medicinal forest plants: Prospects for mutual agreements between industrialized and developing countries. In: Prospects of Medicinal Plants. P.L. Guatham et al.,eds. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi: 52-58.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. Conservation of threatened medicinal forest plants. Technology 6:269-273.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. Ecologically disturbed forests linked to new emerging human diseases. In: Biotechnology and Plant Protection in Forestry Science. S.P. Raychaudhuri & K. Maramarosch, eds.Science Publishers, Enfield, NH:253-258.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. Suggestions for lethal yellowing and cadang-cadang disease prevention. Acta Horticulturae 486: 141-148.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. The discovery of 2-4D. International J. Tropical Plant Diseases 15: 7-15.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. Neem for reforestation. In: Proceedings Neem Conference, Gaton College, Australia, R.P. Singh and R.C. Saxena, eds. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH: 11-20.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. Leafhopper and planthopper rearing. In: Maintenance of human, animal, and plant pathogen vectors. K. Maramarosch & F. Mahmood, eds. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH: 194-211.
  • Maramarosch, K. 1999. The early history of invertebrate cell culture. In Vitro Report 33: 1-6.
  • Maramarosch, K. & Hillman, B. 2000. Plant Disease Resistance: Natural mechanisms and engineered resistance. In: Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition. Joshua Lederberg, ed. Academic Press, Vol.III: 662-675.
  • Maramarosch, K. 2000. The end of polio?. The Sciences, Sept.Oct. 2000:48.
  • Maramarosch, K. 2001. Invertebrate pathology. In: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 9th ed.(in press).
  • Maramarosch, K. 2001. The phantom vector of an emerging viroid. In: Science at the Turn of the Century. Ehud Keinan, ed.(in press).

Recent Books (Since 1996)

  • Advances in Virus Research. Vol. 46 & 47. K. Maramorosch, F.A. Murphy and A.J. Shatkin, eds. 1996.
  • Forest Trees and Palms: Disease and Control. . S. P. Raychaudhuri and K. Maramarosch, eds. Science Publishers, New Hampshire 1996.
  • Invertebrate Cell Culture: Novel Directions and Biotechnology Applications: K. Maramorsch and J. Mitsuhashi, eds. Science Publishers, New Hampshire. 1997.
  • Advances in Virus Research. Vol. 48. K. Maramorosch, F.A. Murphy and A.J. Shatkin, eds. 1997.
  • Invertebrate Cell Culture: Looking Toward The Twenty First Century. Proceedings of the IX International Conference on Invertebrate Cell Culture. K. Maramorosch and M. J. Loeb, eds. Society for In Vitro Biology. 1997.
  • Advances in Virus Research Vols 49. K. Maramarosch, F.A.Murphy & A.J.Shatkin, eds. Academic Press, New York. 1998.
  • Advances in Virus Research Vols.50 and 51, 1998.
  • Advances in Virus Research Vols.52, 53, and 54, 1999.
  • Advances in Virus Research Vol. 55, 2000.
  • Biotechnology and Plant Protection in Forestry Science. S.P.Raychaudhuri and K. Maramarosch, eds. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH. 1999.
  • Maintenance of Human, Animal, and Plant Pathogen Vectors. K. Maramarosch & F. Mahmood, eds. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH. 1999.

Research Interests and Expertise

cell culture - invertebrate, biological control - pests and vectors, virology - comparative, viral and botanical insecticides, spiroplasma and phytoplasma pathogens, biotechnology and environmental safety, emerging infectious diseases.