Botany & Plant Pathology
Plant and microbial biology helps address challenges facing us in the 21st century and beyond…
Our research on plants and microbes helps: protect the environment, apply genetic knowledge to improve plants, manage natural resources, control weeds and diagnose plant diseases.
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Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 1-446
915 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Tar spot, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was first documented in Mexico in 1904, and was reported in countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean soon after. Scientists regard the fungus as the most important foliar disease...Read More
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