Program Description | Research Priorities | Summary of Funding | Publications/Report Updates
Pathogen Biology and Genetics (PBG)
|Chair, David Schmale, Virginia Tech|
|Vice-Chair, Ivan Rayment, University of Wisconsin|
|Linda Harris, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON|
|Jin-Rong Xu, Purdue University|
Research in this area includes studies that address pathogen diversity and mycotoxin biosynthesis on plants, host/parasite interactions, and host resistance mechanisms that target the pathogen. Research in PBG should complement and be linked to whole plant research that will lead to disease control and/or toxin reduction strategies. Population surveys should be accompanied by studies of biological relevance. Successive yearly surveys cannot be supported by this program, as funding is limited.
FY12-13 Research Priorities Derived from Action Plan Goals:
- Characterize plant-fungal interactions in plant lines being developed by researchers in the USWBSI.
- Develop new strategies for reducing impact of FHB disease and mycotoxin contamination in barley and wheat. Focus on research that seeks to demonstrate a reduction in FHB or DON in planta. Establish a protocol for transferring these new strategies into viable crop product through collaborative interactions with GDER.
|Summary of Funding*|
|FY11 (2011-12)||FY12 (2012-13)|
|Number of Projects||7||5|
|Number of PIs||6||4|
|Total Award Amount||$224,867||$125,105|
|% Total Rec. Funding||4.57%||2.83%|
- Report: 2008 USWBSI PBG Planning Meeting
- Gene Sequencing Data - Fusarium graminearum Genomics
- Histology of Fusarium Head Blight - Selected References (PDF)