Leads the canola pathology program. Studies the epidemiology of diseases affecting canola. Interested in plant disease modeling and risk assessment, disease management using chemical and biological fungicides, and identification of sources of resistance. Also conducts research on population genetics and the genetics of plant disease resistance.
Marino, D., K. Chittem, F. Shahoveisi, V. Chapara, S. Ruud, and L. E. del Río
Mendoza. 2023. Identification of sources of resistance to clubroot
(Plasmodiophora brassicae) in a collection of Brassica napus plant introductions.
Plant Health Prog. Accepted Dec.22, 2022. doi.org/10.1094/PHP-09-22-0094-RS.
Beck-Okins, A. L., L. E. del Río Mendoza, M. Burrows, K. J. Simmons, and J. S.
Pasche. 2022. Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) risk analysis of field pea
based on susceptibility and seed transmission. Plant Dis. 106:938-946.
Bhuiyan, M. Z. R., D. K. Lakshman, L. E. del Río Mendoza, A. Qi., and M. F. R.
Khan. 2022. Comparison of crown and root inoculation method for evaluating the
reaction of sugar beet cultivars to Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2 IIIB. Crop Prot.
Rahman, M., L. E. del Río Mendoza, J. V. Anderson, M. Bershow, J. Roy, E.
Eriksmoen, M. Miller, G. Pradhnan, J. Rickertsen, M. Ostlie, and B. Hanson. 2022.
NDOLA-2, a high yielding open-pollinated conventional spring type canola in North
Dakota. J. Plant Regist. 16:124-131. doi: 10.1002/plr2.20189.
Roy, J., L. E. del Río Mendoza, N. Bandillo; P. E. McClean; M. Rahman. 2022.
Genetic mapping and genomic prediction of sclerotinia stem rot resistance to
rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) at seedling stage. Theoretical and Applied
Genetics (TAG) doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04104-0.
Shahoveisi, F., M. Riahi Manesh, and L. E. del Río Mendoza*. 2022. Modeling risk of
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum-induced disease development on canola and dry bean using
machine learning algorithms. Sci. Rep. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-04743-1
Bhuiyan, M. Z. R., D. LK. Lakshman, L. E. del Río Mendoza, P. Mosher, and M. F. R.
Khan. 2021. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib) deBary causes root rot and necrosis in
sugar beet in Moorhead, MN, USA. J. Plant Prot. Res. 61:384-391. doi:
Mansouripour, S., A. Oladzad, F. Shahoveisi, M. M. Rahman, L. E. del Río Mendoza*,
S. Mamidi, and S. M. Moghaddam. 2021. Identification of genomic regions
associated with resistance to blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in canola. Eur.
J. Plant Pathol. 161:693-707. doi: 10.1007/s10658-021-02354-0.
Roy, J., T. M. Shahik, L. del Río Mendoza, S. Hosain, V. Chapara, and M. Rahman.
2021. Genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction for adult stage
Sclerotinia stem rot resistance in Brassica napus (L.) under field environments.
Scientific Reports. 11:21773 doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01272-9.
Shahoveisi, F., A. Oladzad, L. E. del Río Mendoza*, S. Hosseinirad, S. Ruud, and B.
Rissato. 2021. Assessing the effect of phenotyping scoring systems and SNP
calling and filtering parameters on detection of QTL associated with reaction to
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. PhytoFrontiers doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-10-20-
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