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Department of Plant Pathology

Welcome to the Department of Plant Pathology

We are a department of plant and microbial scientists, teaching and experimenting alongside our students, the next generation of scientists and leaders.

Our internationally recognized programs and faculty, culturally diverse students, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly atmosphere provide an ideal environment for learning. While browsing our pages, please consider whether joining a community like ours might be the right training experience for you to launch or advance your science career.

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Kansas State University scientists gain upper hand on devastating wheat scab disease

Kansas State University scientists say they have isolated and cloned a gene that provides resistance to Fusarium head blight, or wheat scab, a crippling disease that caused $7.6 billion in losses in U.S. wheat fields between 1993 and 2001.

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Two of our Graduate Students will be presenting posters at the 2016 Research and the State

Wednesday November 2nd from 1-3pm

 

Ananda Bandara  Macrophomina phaseolina promotes charcoal rot susceptibility in sorghum through induced host nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis

Narinder Singh  Wheat germplasm development and genetic mapping for Hessian Fly Resistance

 

Environmentally friendly invention may save soybean industry millions of dollars per year

If parasites want to get to soybeans, they'll have to go through Kansas State University researchers first. 

Harold N. Trick, professor of plant pathology; Timothy C. Todd, instructor of plant pathology; and Jiarui Li, research assistant professor in plant pathology, have designed and patented a soybean variety that protects from nematode parasitic infestation. 

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KSU Plant Pathology Contributes to Regional Tree Disease Book

Department members Judy O'Mara, Megan Kennelly, and Tim Todd along with retired adjunct faculty Jon Appel (Kansas Dept of Agriculture) are all contributors to a newly-released publication, Diseases of Trees in the Great Plains. The book is a product of a large team of plant pathologists from multiple institutions. The printed 241 page version will be out later this fall. The book is now available online as a pdf:

http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr335.html

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 Dr. Patrick Shiu


Dr. Patrick Shiu

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia

Meiotic Silencing of Unpaired DNA

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 3:45 p.m.
4031 Throckmorton PSC

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