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Personal data
Levente Kiss
name Levente Kiss
year of birth 1966
name of institution
doctoral school
ELTE Doctoral School of Biology (Supervisor)
PE Festetics Doctoral School (Announcer of research topic)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. ELTE Doctoral School of Biology 33%
PE Festetics Doctoral School 67%
Contact details
E-mail address kiss.leventeagrar.mta.hu
phone number +36 1 487-7521
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title Ph.D.
year degree was obtained 1998
discipline to which degree belongs biology
institution granting the degree ELTE TTK (to be translated)
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2009
discipline to which degree belongs plant breeding and botany
institution granting the degree HAS
1991 - MTA Agrártudományi Kutatóközpont Növényvédelmi Intézet (research institute, not university)
scientific consultant
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 4
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 2.5
students who obtained their degrees:
(50%) Alexandra Pintye PhD 2013  DSB-ELTE
Tünde Jankovics PhD 2008  PSDS
Orsolya Szentiványi PhD 2005  

present PhD students:
(50%) Márk Németh (PhD) (2017/08)  DSB-ELTE
  Thesis topic proposals
research area Plant pathogenic and mycoparasitic fungi: their biology and applied aspects studied with classical and molecular phytopathological methods
research field in which current research is conducted plant breeding and botany

Alexandra Pintye, Jeanne Ropars, Nick Harvey, Hyeon-Dong Shin, Christel Leyronas, Philippe C Nicot, Tatiana Giraud, Levente Kiss: Host Phenology and Geography as Drivers of Differentiation in Generalist Fungal Mycoparasites, PLOS ONE 10: (3) 15 p. Paper e0120703.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Jankovics T, Komáromi J, Fábián A, Jäger K, Vida Gy, Kiss L: New insights into the life cycle of the wheat powdery mildew: direct observation of ascosporic infection in Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici, PHYTOPATHOLOGY 105: (6)
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 1
language: English

C Tollenaere, B Pernechele, H S Mäkinen, S R Parratt, M Z Németh, G M Kovács, L Kiss, A J M Tack, A L Laine: A hyperparasite affects the population dynamics of a wild plant pathogen, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 23: (23)
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Alexandra Pintye, Zsolt Bereczky, Gábor M Kovács, László G Nagy, Xiangming Xu, Sara Elisabetta Legler, Zsuzsanna Váczy, Kálmán Zoltán Váczy, Tito Caffi, Vittorio Rossi, Levente Kiss: No Indication of Strict Host Associations in a Widespread Mycoparasite: Grapevine Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator) Is Attacked by Phylogenetically Distant Ampelomyces Strains in the Field, PHYTOPATHOLOGY 102: pp. 707-716. Paper doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-10-11-0270.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Kiss L, Pintye A, Kovács G M, Jankovics T, Fontaine M, Harvey N, Xu X, Nicot P C, Bardin M, Shykoff J A, Giraud T: Temporal isolation explains host-related genetic differentiation in a group of widespread mycoparasitic fungi, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 20:
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 9
language: English

Gaudeul M, Giraud T, Kiss L, Shykoff J A: Nuclear and chloroplast microsatellites show multiple introductions in the worldwide invasion history of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae), PLOS ONE 6: (3) p. e17658.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 34
language: English

Kiss L, Takamatsu S, Cunnington JH: Molecular identification of Oidium neolycopersici as the causal agent of the recent tomato powdery mildew epidemics in North America, PLANT DISEASE 89: (5)
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 19
language: English

Kiss L: A review of fungal antagonists of powdery mildews and their potential as biocontrol agents, PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 59: (4)
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
number of independent citations: 71
language: English

Kiss L, Cook RTA, Saenz GS, Cunnington JH, Pascoe I, Bardin M, Nicot PC, Takamatsu S, Sato Y, Rossman AY: Identification of two powdery mildew fungi, Oidium neolycopersici sp. nov. and O. lycopersici, infecting tomato in different parts of the world, MYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH 105:
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 58
language: English

Kiss L: Natural occurrence of Ampelomyces intracellular mycoparasites in mycelia of powdery mildew fungi, NEW PHYTOLOGIST 140: (4)
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 27
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:223 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
number of scientific publications:
monographs and professional books:
monographs/books in which chapters/sections were contributed:
number of independent citations to scientific publications and creative works:
further relevant information regarding accreditation (in Hungarian)
FOLYÓIRAT-SZERKESZTÉS * European Journal of Plant Pathology (társszerkesztő 2012-től) * Biocontrol Science and Technology (nemzetk. szerk.biz. tagja 2007-től) * Mycoscience (társszerkesztő, 2006-2010) FONTOSABB TANULMÁNYUTAK >Univ. Kent, Dept. Biosciences, Anglia (3 hó, 2011) >Univ. Paris XI (meghívott prof., 1 hó, 2009) >McGill Univ, Dept. Plant Sciences, Montréal, Kanada (3 hó, 2003) >USDA Beltsville, USA (6 hó, 1999) >Rhone-Poulenc, Lyon, Franciao. (6 hó, 1996) (to be translated)

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