Botany and Plant Pathology Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Jim Correll - University of Arkansas
Topic: Applied plant pathology in the era of genomics
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm in WSLR 116
Abstract:

Plant pathology continues to be a dynamic discipline faced with increased challenges and reduced budgets, both in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in developing countries. Although the problems and difficulties in managing plant diseases have not changed dramatically over the past few decades, the tools that we now have available have changed significantly. In our laboratory, we have tried to adopt a number of molecular tools to address these problems in a practical, cost efficient, and applied manner. An overview of some of the diseases that the laboratory focuses on including rice diseases (Correll et al, 2009; Dai et al, 2010; Liu et al, 2009), spinach diseases (Correll et al, 2011; Irish et al, 2008; Morelock and Correll, 2008), and fungal diseases, particularly anthracnose diseases (Colletorichum spp.) (Bo et al, 2007; 2012) will be provided. In addition, a number of opportunities that are available to plant pathologists to work in developing nations will be discussed (Timila et al, 2008).

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