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Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
1712 Claflin Road
4024 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6176
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Fusarium Laboratory Workshop

The Fusarium Laboratory Workshop will next be held at Kansas State University on June 25-30, 2017.

This workshop is taught by international Fusarium experts. Participants are introduced to standard morphological, genetic and molecular biological techniques used to identify and characterize strains of Fusarium.

Participants will learn to use morphological characters to identify the most common Fusarium species, how to make tests for vegetative compatibility groups (VCGs) and cross-fertility, and how to extract, PCR amplify DNA, and analyze DNA sequences. More than half of the time will be spent in the laboratory working with standard strains. Students may bring some of their own strains (please contact Dr. Leslie to arrange for proper USDA permits).

Topics

Topics covered in this workshop will include:

  • Laboratory Strain Identification
  • Molecular Identification
  • Species Concepts
  • Mating Types and Crosses
  • VCG Analysis
  • Strain Preservation
  • Mycotoxins

Fusarium Story

Contact Us

John F. Leslie
University Distinguished Professor
Email John Leslie

Ph: +1-785-532-1363
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Co-Sponsors

Future Workshops

  • 2018 - Bari, Italy
  • 2019 - Kansas State University
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