BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?"
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland
Plant pathogens are ever-evolving challenges to the production and quality of crops. Genetic resistance to pathogens is the most crucial strategy to overcome this challenge. Using Fusarium graminearum, the causal organism of Fusarium Head Blight in wheat and barley, as a model we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.