Pathogen Biology and Genetics (PBG)
|PBG Research Area Committee Updated: 1/1/17|
|Chair, Corby Kistler, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN|
|Vice-Chair, Todd Ward, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL|
|Gopal Subramanian, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON|
|Tom Baldwin, USDA-ARS, Aberdeen, ID|
Research in this area includes studies that address mycotoxin biosynthesis in vivo or in planta, host/parasite interactions, and host resistance mechanisms that target the pathogen. Research in PBG should complement and be linked to whole plant research that will lead to disease control and/or toxin reduction strategies.
- Characterize plant-fungal interactions to identify important genes, proteins or small molecules that may be used to develop FHB resistance or to reduce DON contamination in barley and wheat.
- Gain new understanding of initial fungal infection that may be utilized to boost FHB resistance.
- Discover epiphytic or endophytic microbes or microbial communities that may be useful for development of biological control of practices for FHB.
|Summary of Funding|
|FY15 (2015-16)||FY16 (2016-17)|
|Number of Projects:||4||5|
|Number of PIs:||4||5|
|Total Award Amount:||$181,500||$196,582|
|% Total Rec. Funding:||3.70%||4.06%|
- Report: 2008 USWBSI PBG Planning Meeting
- Gene Sequencing Data - Fusarium graminearum Genomics
- Histology of Fusarium Head Blight - Selected References (PDF)