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Peter Balint-Kurti

USDA Professor

Adjunct and Associate Faculty

Thomas Hall 2572A


Area(s) of Expertise

Maize, Disease Resistance, Defense Response, Genetics

We are interested in the genetic and mechanistic bases of natural variation in quantitative disease resistance and the defense response in maize. Quantitative disease resistance, also known as partial disease resistance, confers a level of resistance that is less than complete but is usually effective in protecting yield.

We’re interested in identifying the associated loci ( the quantitative trait loci), the underlying genes and figuring out how they work.