Research Profile

Susan Rafferty-Mcardle

BIOGRAPHY

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Susan Rafferty-McArdle holds an honours degree in Microbiology and a PhD in Microbial and Plant Biotechnology.  She has researched various aspects of sustainable agricultural/biological control/substantial equivalence in the Plant Sciences Dept., with funding from the Dept of Agriculture, Enterprise Ireland, the EU and industry.  In 2008 Susan moved to the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences where she has has been programme manager of a HEA infrastructural grant which supports Food and Health research on the island of Ireland in terms of buildings, equipment, support personnel projects and the Irish Food and Health Research Alliance.

Research Interests

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Priming of Plant Defences by PGPRs Against Fungal and Bacterial Plant Foliar Pathogens'
Cassells A.C. and Rafferty-McArdle, S.M. (2012) 'Priming of Plant Defences by PGPRs Against Fungal and Bacterial Plant Foliar Pathogens' In: Bacteria in Agrobiology: Stress Management. The Netherlands: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2000)'Persistence And Effects Of Human Pathogens On Aseptic Plants In Vitro'
Rafferty, S. M, Williams, S. Falkiner. F and Cassells, A. C. (2000) 'Persistence And Effects Of Human Pathogens On Aseptic Plants In Vitro' [Details]
(2000)'Human Pathogens Associated With Plant Produce'
• Rafferty, S. M. and Cassells, A. C. (2000) 'Human Pathogens Associated With Plant Produce' [Details]
(2000)'Stimulation of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) arbuscular mycorrhizas by addition of shellfish waste to the growth substrate: interaction between mycorrhization, substrate amendment and susceptibility to redcore (Phytophthora fragariae)'
Murphy, J. G., Rafferty S. M. and Cassells, A.C. (2000) 'Stimulation of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) arbuscular mycorrhizas by addition of shellfish waste to the growth substrate: interaction between mycorrhization, substrate amendment and susceptibility to redcore (Phytophthora fragariae)' [Details]
(2003)'Lytic enzyme activity in peat is increased by substrate amendment with chitin: implications for the control of Phytophthora fragariae in Fragaria vesca'
Rafferty S. M., Murphy, J. G and Cassells, A.C. (2003) 'Lytic enzyme activity in peat is increased by substrate amendment with chitin: implications for the control of Phytophthora fragariae in Fragaria vesca' [Details]
(2003)'Investigations into the persistence of Escherichia coli endophytically, in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) and associated alteration in host proteins and chitinase activity'
• Rafferty, S. M., Cassells, A.C. and. Falkiner F.R. . International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 1 (2) 184-189. (2003) 'Investigations into the persistence of Escherichia coli endophytically, in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) and associated alteration in host proteins and chitinase activity' [Details]
(2004)'Biofunctional Composts and Biotization'
Rafferty S. M., Murphy, J. G and Cassells, A.C. (2004) 'Biofunctional Composts and Biotization' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference (Cork, Ireland)
Eileen O Herlihy, Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Susan Rafferty McArdle ; (2008) THE EFFECTS OF MEDIUM COMPONENTS ON THE LOAD OF ENDOGENOUS BACTERIA AND ON PLANT GROWTH IN IN VITRO BANANA (Musa acuminata) Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference (Cork, Ireland) [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2005)Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting onAchievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research,
Rafferty-McArdle, S.M., Duffy, E.M., O'Herlihy, E., Mark, G.L., Tahmatsidou, V., Lowe, A. Murphy, , J.G., O'Sullivan, J. and Cassells, A.C., ; (2005) INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AMF, PGPR AND PLANT ACTIVATORS IN RESISTANCE TO SOIL- AND AIR-BORNE PLANT PATHOGENS. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cost 8.38 Management Committee and Final meeting onAchievements and Future Landscape for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research, Dijon, France , 02-JUN-05 - 04-JUN-05
(2008)Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species,
Barbara Doyle- Prestwich, Eileen O Herlihy and Susan Rafferty-McArdle; (2008) Methods to reduce the level of latent bacterial contamination in banana micropropagation. [Poster Presentation], Biotechfruit 2008 - 1st international symposium on biotechnology of fruit species, Dresden, Germany , 01-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference,
O¿Herlihy, E.A. and Doyle Prestwich, B.M. and Rafferty-McArdle, S.M. ; (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata). [Oral Presentation], Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) conference, Cork, Ireland , 24-AUG-08 - 27-AUG-08
(2008)Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference,
O' Herlihy, Eileen, Doyle-Prestwich, Barbara and Rafferty-McArdle, Susan.; (2008) The effects of medium components on the load of endogenous bacteria and on plant growth in in vitro banana (Musa acuminata). [Poster Presentation], Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference, UCC, Cork , 24-AUG-08 - 27-AUG-08

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