University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 1975
B.Sc. Applied Biology
University of Hertfordshire 1971
MICR 416/416H/616 Introductory Virology
BIOL 454/654 Plant Virology
A Plant virologist with major interests in viruses of fruit trees and specialization in the taxonomy of the viral genus Ilarvirus. Research areas extend from applied research to determine the effects of viral infection in the field to cloning and sequencing viral genomes for taxonomic purposes and the development of molecular probes/protocols for virus identification.
PSA activity revolves around a collaborative program between peach growers in South Carolina and Georgia and the fruit tree producing nurseries in Tennessee. My research in this area is funded both by peach growers and the National Clean Plant Network and completes viral detection to insure sources of budwood used by the nurseries and located in growers orchards are free of commonly occurring ilarviruses and Plum pox virus
Sharma-Poudyal, D., Osterbauer, N. K., Putnam, M. L., and Scott, S. W. 2016. First report of Lilac ring mottle virus infecting lilac in the United States.Plant Health Prog. 17:158-159.
Jinbo Song; Eric P. Benson; Patricia A. Zungoli; Patrick Gerard; Simon W.Scott. 2015. Using the DAS-ELISA test to establish an effective distance between bait stations for control of Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in natural areas. Journal of Economic Entomology doi: 10.1093/jee/tov152
Scott, S.W., MacFarlane, S.A. McGavin, W.J. and Fargette, D. 2014. Cassava Ivorian Bacilliform virus is a member of the genus Anulavirus. Archives of Virology 159: 159:2791–2793 DOI 10.1007/s00705-014-2086-3
Pallas, V.,Aparicio, F., Herranz , M.C., Sanchez-Navarro, J.A. and Scott, S.W. (2013) The Molecular Biology of ilarviruses. Advances in Virus Research, 87:139 -182.
Bujarski, J., Figlerowicz, M., Gallitelli, D., Roossinck, M.J. and Scott, S.W. (2012) Bromoviridae. In: Virus taxonomy: classification and nomenclature of viruses: Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Ed: King, A.M.Q., Adams, M.J., Carstens, E.B. and Lefkowitz, E.J. pp 935-946.
Scott, S.W. (2012). Ilarvirus. Bromoviridae. The Springer Index of Viruses (2012), 187-194, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-95919-1_27 Springer-Verlag.
Kirkpatrick, B.C., Pasquini, G., Scott, S., and Foissac, X. (2011) Economic Impact of Pome and Stone Fruit Phytoplasmas In“Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Pome and Stone Fruits” Eds Ahmed Hadidi, Marina Barba, Thierry Candresse, and Wilhelm Jelkmann. APS Press.
Howell, W.E., Thompson, D., and Scott, S. (2011) Virus-like Disorders of Fruit Trees with Undetermined Etiology. In “Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Pome and Stone Fruits” Edited by Ahmed Hadidi, Marina Barba, Thierry Candresse, and Wilhelm Jelkmann. APS Press
Scott, S. W. May, 2011. Bromoviridae and Allies. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.
Tzanetakis, I.E., Martin, R.R., Scott, S.W. 2010 Genomic sequences of blackberry chlorotic ringspot virus and strawberry necrotic shock virus and the phylogeny
of viruses in subgroup 1 of the genus Ilarvirus. Archives of Virology 155:557–561
Marini, D.B., Gibson,P.G. and Scott,S.W. 2009. The complete nucleotide sequence of an isolate of Asian prunus virus 1 from peach [Prunus persica (L) Batch]. Archives of Virology 154: 1375 – 1377
Scott, S.W., Zimmerman, M.T. 2009. The nucleotide sequences of the RNA 1 and RNA 2 of asparagus virus 2 show a close relationship to citrus variegation virus. Archives of Virology 154: 719–722.
Scott, S.W., Zimmerman, M.T. 2008. Partial nucleotide sequences of the RNA 1 and RNA 2 of lilac ring mottle confirm that this virus should be considered a member of subgroup 2 of the genus Ilarvirus. Archives of Virology 153: 2169-2172.
Marini, D.B., Gibson,P.G. and Scott,S.W. 2008 The complete nucleotide sequence of an isolate of apple chlorotic leaf spot virus from peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batch). Archives of Virology 153: 1003-1005.
Scott, S.W., Zimmerman, M.T. 2008. The complete sequence of ligustrum necrotic ringspot virus, a novel carlavirus. Archives of Virology 153: 393-396.