In search of resistance: Interactions between pathogenic fungus Macrophomina Phaseolina and its host Medicago truncatula

dc.contributor.advisorShuai, Binen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoerksen, Tyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:58:15Z
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-04en_US
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractMacrophomina phaseolina, an internationally distributed fungus, causes a disease known as "charcoal rot" (also known as dry-weather wilt and summer wilt) which clogs vascular tissue and produces yellow, wilted plants with visible fungal sclerotia. Primarily acting in dry, hot conditions it inflicts massive economic losses in Midwestern crops such as soybean, alfalfa, sorghum and cotton. In the southern 16 states was ranked the 2nd most damaging disease from 1990-1994 and caused an estimated 4.7 X105 metric tons of soybean loss from 1999-2002. By subjecting the model legume Medicago truncatula to a series of ecotype and mutant screens, it is hoped that altered susceptibility (AS- either unusual susceptibility or resistance), may be found. Once encountered, further analysis should reveal altered molecular pathways in the host-fungus interaction which are key to understanding resistance.en_US
dc.identifier.citationDoerksen, Tyler (2011). In search of resistance: Interactions between pathogenic fungus Macrophomina Phaseolina and its host Medicago truncatula. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 63-64en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3621
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.7en_US
dc.titleIn search of resistance: Interactions between pathogenic fungus Macrophomina Phaseolina and its host Medicago truncatulaen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
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