Hehe Wang

Assistant Professor of Plant Bacteriology
Plant Bacteriologist/Pathologist
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: 64 Research Rd., Blackville, SC 29817
Phone: 803-284-3343
Email: hehew@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University

M.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of the Philippines Los Banos

B.S. Biology and Food Engineering
Fuzhou University

 Courses Taught

Molecular Diagnostics Unit of PLPA 4110/6110: “Plant Disease Diagnosis”

Graduate Students

Current:
Mitchell Rich (MS)
Milan Panth (PhD)
Daniela Negrete (MS)

Former:
Austin Herbert (MS)

 Research Interests

To address the needs of stakeholders and promote sustainable agriculture, my lab conducts basic and applied research to study the epidemiology, ecology, and genetics of bacterial pathogens in different crop production systems (e.g. peach, tomato, strawberry, brassica greens), and develop novel, sustainable, and information-driven management strategies to reduce inoculum sources and prevent/minimize disease development. I also study interactions between different plant pathogens, explore beneficial bacteria for plant health management, and conduct molecular diagnosis for pathogens and pests.

 Extension and Outreach

I have been working closely with SC growers, giving talks at Extension meetings and field days, and assisting Extension agents on plant disease diagnosis.

 Publications

Herbert, A., H. Wang, C. Saski, and W. Turechek. 2021. Draft Genome Sequences of Two Xanthomonas fragariae Strains. Microbiol. Resour. Announc. 10:e00138-21.
Zhang, X., B. He, S. Sun, Z. Zhang, T. Li, H. Wang, Z. Liu, A. Afzal, and X. Geng. 2021. Transcriptome analysis identified gene regulation networks in soybean leaves perturbed by the coronatine toxin. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 5:112.
Zhang, Z., S. Sun, X. Zhang, T. Li, H. Wang, L. Xu, A. Afzal, and X. Geng. 2021. The phytotoxin COR induces transcriptional reprogramming of photosynthetic, hormonal and defense networks. Plant Biol. doi: 10.1111/plb.13239.
Munir, M., H. Wang, P. Agudelo, and D.J. Anco. 2020. Rapid detection of fungicide resistance phenotypes among populations of Nothopassalora personata in South Carolina peanut fields. Plant Health Progress 21:123-132.
Wang, H., J.K. Greene, J.D. Mueller, K. Conner, and A. Jacobson. 2020. First report of cotton leafroll dwarf virus in cotton fields of South Carolina. Plant Dis. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-20-0635-PDN.
Wang, H., and W.W. Turechek. 2020. Detection of viable Xanthomonas fragariae cells in strawberry using propidium monoazide and long-amplicon quantitative PCR. Plant Disease, 104:1105-1112.
Wang, H., G. Vallad, J. Jones, and W.W. Turechek. 2019. A viability-qPCR test for quantifying living pathogens of bacterial spot in tomato seed. Phytopathol. 108:S2.128.
Wang, H., C. McTavish, and W. Turechek. 2018. Colonization and movement of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry tissues. Phytopathol. 108: 681-690.
Wang, H., G. Kennedy, F.P. Reay-Jones, D.R. Reisig, M.D. Toews, P.M. Roberts, D.A. Herbert, S. Taylor, A.L. Jacobson, and J.K. Greene. 2018. Molecular identification of thrips species infesting cotton in the southeastern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 111:892-898.
Anco, D.J., and H. Wang. 2018. First report of rust caused by Puccinia arachidis on peanut in South Carolina. Plant Dis. 102:676.
Wang, H., C. Gigot, N. McRoberts, and W. Turechek. 2016. Inoculum sources of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry nursery packing houses: presence, viability and transmission. Phytopathology 106: S4.77.
Brown, R., H. Wang, M. Dennis, J. Slovin, and W.W. Turechek. 2016. The effects of heat treatment on the gene expression of several heat shock protein genes in two cultivars of strawberry. International J. Fruit Sci. 16: 239-248.
Wang, H., and W.W. Turechek. 2016. A loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay and sample preparation procedure for sensitive detection of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry. PLoS ONE 11: e0147122.
Wang, H., and W. Turechek. 2015. Detection of viable Xanthomonas fragariae cells in strawberry using propidium monoazide and long-amplicon quantitative PCR. Phytopathology 105: S145.
Wang, H., and W. Turechek. 2014. A loop-mediated isothermal amplification with bacterial enrichment assay for detection of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry. Phytopathology 104: S127.
Wang, H., C. McTavish, and W. Turechek. 2013. Monitoring the infection process of Xanthomonas fragariae in strawberry with a GFP-labeled strain. Phytopathology 103: S155.
Lee, S., R. Mian, C. Sneller, H. Wang, A.E. Dorrance, and L. McHale. 2014. Joint linkage QTL analyses for partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean using six nested inbred populations with heterogeneous conditions. Theor. Appl. Genet. 127: 429-444.
Lee, S., R. Mian, L. McHale, H. Wang, A. Wijeratne, C. Sneller, and A.E. Dorrance. 2013. Novel quantitative trait loci for partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean PI 398841. Theor. Appl. Genet. 126: 1121-1132.
Wang, H., A. Wijeratne, S. Wijeratne, S.K. St. Martin, S. Lee, C.G. Taylor, L. McHale, and A.E. Dorrance. 2012. Dissection of two soybean QTL conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae by sequence and gene expression analysis. BMC Genomics 13: 428, doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-428.
Ellis, M.L., H. Wang, P.A. Paul, and A.E. Dorrance. 2012. Identification of resistant genotypes and molecular mapping of quantitative trail loci in soybean against Fusarium graminearum. Crop Sci. 52: 2224-2233.
Wang, H., S.K. St. Martin, and A.E. Dorrance. 2012. Comparison of phenotypic methods and yield contributions of QTL for partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean. Crop Sci. 52: 609-622.
Wang, H., A. Wijeratne, S. Wijeratne, S.K. St. Martin, and A.E. Dorrance. 2011. Comparison of genes underlying two QTL conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae from resistant and susceptible soybean genotypes. Phytopathology 101: S186.
Wang, H., S.K. St. Martin, and A.E. Dorrance. 2011. Mapping soybean QTL conferring resistance to Phytophthora sojae through different phenotypic methods and assessment of their contribution to yield. Phytopathology 101: S186.
Ellis, M.L., H. Wang, P.A. Paul, and A.E. Dorrance. 2011. Mapping partial resistance to Fusarium graminearum in ‘Conrad’ soybean. Phytopathology 101: S48.
Lee, S., R. Mian, H. Wang, L. McHale, C. Sneller, and A.E. Dorrance. 2011. Identification of quantitative trait loci conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean PI427106. Phytopathology 101: S100.
Wang, H., L. Waller, S. Tripathy, S.K. St. Martin, L. Zhou, K. Krampis, D.M. Tucker, Y. Mao, I. Hoeschele, M.A. Saghai Maroof, B.M. Tyler, and A.E. Dorrance. 2010. Analysis of genes underlying soybean quantitative trait loci conferring partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae. Plant Genome 3: 23-40.