The effects of two phytohormones in Medicagotruncatula plants infected with Macrophomina phaseolina

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Gaige, Andres Reyes
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Shuai, Bin
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2010-04-23
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Gaige, Andres Reyes (2010). The effects of two phytohormones in Medicagotruncatula plants infected with Macrophomina phaseolina. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 173-174
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Macrophomina phaseolina is a soil-borne fungal pathogen that causes a disease known as charcoal rot. This fungal infection dramatically decreases the crops’ yield due to loss in biomass, low seed quality and plant death. Currently, there is not an effective method for managing this disease. Jasmonate and ethylene are two phytohormones that are important for triggering biotic and abiotic stress responses in plants, therefore, we propose to study the effect of these two hormones on Medicagotruncatula plants infected with Macrophomina. Our results indicate that jasmonate or ethylene slightly increase the resistance of Medicago to Macrophomina. This investigation may lead to the development of chemical treatments that will help to reduce or avoid the disease symptoms caused by M. phaseolina.

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Paper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.
Research completed at the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and sciences
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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GRASP
v.6
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