Several NDSU researchers wrote chapters for Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 835 in the Springer Protocols series. Javier A. Delgado, Timothy L. Friesen, Rubella Goswami, Yueqiang Leng, Zhaohui Liu, Samuel G. Markell, Steven Meinhardt, Jayma A. Moore, Scott A. Payne, Viviana V. Rivera, Gary A. Secor and Shaobin Zhong, all associated with the Department of Plant Pathology, contributed to the book.
The book was published by Humana Press and edited by Melvin D. Bolton of the USDA-ARS Northern Crops Science Laboratory in Fargo and Bart P.H.J. Thomma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Payne and Moore of the Electron Microscopy Center also provided the cover illustration of the fungus Cercospora beticola infecting a sugarbeet leaf.