Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases
A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
Graduate student Sophia Webster is trying to fight Zika by engineering mosquitoes that won’t spread the disease.
Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award
Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.
Art in Phytopathology: Banana Leaf Scarf
Entomology and Plant Pathology Lab Technician, Amanda Saville, has submitted a beautiful infected banana leaf scarf to the APS Art competition titled “Pseudoscarfospora fijiensis”. It is designed to look like a banana leaf with black sigatoka, complete with condia buttons.