302 Life Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA
Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
Areas of Expertise
- (2) to develop strategies to enhance host resistance in maize and soybean to fungal diseases. The approach we are taking is to identify proteins induced after fungal infection through proteomics, especially those proteins uniquely upregulated in resistant lines, but not in susceptible ones, and to characterize these proteins to identify proteins/genes that play key roles in host resistance.
- (1) to understand host-fungus interactions between corn(maize) and Aspergillus flavus, the fungus that produces aflatoxins during infection of susceptible crops, and between soybean and Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the casual agent of soybean rust disease