Plant Diseases - Fungal Pathogens and Crop Resistance
|Potential UCARE Research Position?||
Summer or Academic Year
|Paid or Volunteer||
|Hours Per Week||
20 during Summer, 10 during Academic Year
Research will involve using molecular and classical methods to characterize isolates of foliar and root fungal pathogens (biotrophs & necrotrophs) to determine diversity in the populations. Using appropriate isolates to screen crop plant lines, especially dry beans, for resistance to the specific pathogen isolates. Molecular tools will be used to trace the movement of foliar fungal pathogen isolates across states/countries. The lab has state, national and international goals to improve food security. Students, visiting scientists & technologists are from Brazil, Africa, Caribbean and the Americas.