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James H. Westwood


Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science

Virginia Tech

401 Latham Hall (0390)

Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA

(540) 231-7519


Current News


Jim Westwood led a team of colleagues and students to Kenya in July, 2018 to discuss potential for linking parasite genomics research with strategies for Striga control


Kristen Clermont graduated with her Ph.D. in December: “Plasticity of Primary Metabolism in Parasitic Orobanchaceae


Weed Technology: Interference and control of ALS-resistant mouse-ear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) in winter wheat.  Go to: DOI: 10.1017/wet.2018.69

Weed Science: Weed control in 2050: Imagining the future of weed science. Go to: DOI: org/10.1017/wsc.2017.78

Genes: Identification of differentially methylated sites with weak methylation effect. Go to: DOI: 10.3390/genes9020075

Nature: MicroRNAs from the parasitic plant Cuscuta campestris target host messenger RNAs.  Go to: DOI: 10.1038/nature25027