Sonya Baird

Manager of Facilities and Research


  • Brown, S., M. Shahrtash, C. E. Stokes, S. M. Baird, R. E. Baird, S. Lu. 2023. Model-based community analyses identify fungal endophytes that may modulate symptom development of charcoal rot disease in soybean. Phytofrontier. Download
  • Deng, P., A. Foxfire, J. Xu, S. M. Baird, J. Jia, K. H. Delgado, R. Shin, L. J. Smith, S. Lu. 2017. Siderophore product ornibactin is required for the bactericidal activity of Burkholderia contaminans MS14. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83(8):e00051-17. Download
  • Ma, L., X. Wang, P. Deng, S. Baird, Y. Liu, S. Qu, S. Lu. 2017. The PafR Gene Is Required for Antifungal Activity of Strain MS82 against Mycogone perniciosa. Advances in Microbiology 7(4):217. Download
  • Deng, P., X. Wang, S. M. Baird, K. C. Showmaker, L. J. Smith, D. G. Peterson, S. Lu, 2016. Comparative genome-wide analysis reveals that Burkholderia contaminans MS14 possesses multiple antimicrobial biosynthesis genes but not major genetic loci required for pathogenesis. MicorbiologyOpen 5(3):353-369. Download
  • Wang, X., A. Liu, A. Cuerrero, J. Liu, X. Yu, P. Deng, L. Ma, S. Baird, L. Smith, X. Li, S. Lu. 2016. Occidiofungin is an important component responsible for the antifungal activity of burkholderia pyrrocinia strain Lyc2. Journal of Applied Microbiology 120(3):607-618. Download
  • Deng, P., X. Wang, S. M. Baird, S. Lu. 2015. Complete genome of Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain UFB2, a soil bacterium with antibacterial activity against bacterial canker pathogen of tomato. Standards in Genomic Sciences 10:117. Download
  • Liu, Y., S. M. Baird, J. Qiao, Y. Du, S. Lu. 2015. SecG is required for antibiotic activities of Pseudomonas sp. YL23 against Erwinia amylovora and Dickeya chrysanthemi. Journal of Basic Microbiology 55(5):617-624. Download
  • Chen, K.C., A. Ravichandran, A. Geurrero, P. Deng, S.M. Baird, L. Smith, S. Lu. 2013. The burkholderia contaminans MS14 ocfC gene encodes a xylosyltransferase for production of the antifungal occidiofungin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(9):2899-2905. Download
  • Ghimire, S.R., S.M. Baird, G.T. Baker, W.K. Ma. 2009. Analysis of proteins associated with chinch bug (Blissus leucopterus leucopterus)-infested corn (Zea mays L.) seedlings. Open Proteomics Journal 2:20-29. Download
  • Baird, R.E., H.K. Abbas, G.L. Windham, W.P. Williams, S.M. Baird, W.K. Ma, R.Y. Kelley, L.K. Hawkins, M.L. Scruggs. 2008. Identification of select fumonisin forming Fusarium spp. Using PCR applications of the polyketide synthase gene and comparison of fumonisin production in vitro. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 9(4):554-570. Download