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Department of Plant Pathology

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

Schedule

Sunday, June 23

Check into hotel/dormitory, workshop materials available at the front desk when you check in.

Evening 6:00—8:30 p.m.

  • Social Hour and Dinner – Konza Prairie Biological Station

Monday, June 24

Morning 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

  • Welcome from University administration
  • Introduction to morphology, phylogenetics, and taxonomy

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon 1:00—5:00 p.m.

  • Species concepts
  • Fusarium sambucinum species complex – Part I
  • Single spore isolation
  • Soil dilution isolate recovery
  • Plant sample isolate recovery

Tuesday, June 25

Morning 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

  • Fusarium Head Blight modeling
  • Trichothecenes and zearalenone
  • Temperate region Fusarium species and diseases
  • Vegetative Compatibility Groups and tests

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon 1:00—5:15 p.m.

  • F. oxysporum and F. solani species complexes and basal lineages
  • Single-spore laboratory follow-up
  • Strain preservation and conservation

Wednesday, June 26

Morning 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

  • Fusarium fujikuroi species complex – lecture
  • Fumonisins and other mycotoxins
  • Fusarium plant pathogenicity mechanisms
  • ELISA principles and practice
  • Mycotoxin detection laboratory

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon 1:00—5:15 p.m.

  • Population genetics
  • DNA sequence laboratory
  • Fusarium fujikuroi species complex laboratory

Thursday, June 27

Morning 8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

  • Fusarium incarnatum species complex
  • Tropical region Fusarium species and diseases
  • Mating type – lecture

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon 1:00—5:00 p.m.

  • Fusarium sambucinum species complex – Part II
  • Fusarium tricinctum species complex
  • Fusarium genetics and genomics
  • Mating type – laboratory
  • Morphology quiz

Evening 6:30—10:00 p.m.

  • Workshop Pool Party (Dr. Leslie’s House)

Friday, June 28

Morning 8:30—11:30 a.m.

  • Mycotoxin detection and analysis
  • Fusarium in humans and domesticated animals
  • Closing thoughts (Icebergs Ahead)
  • Distribution of certificates
  • Workshop evaluation

Lunch (on your own)

Contact Us

John F. Leslie
University Distinguished Professor
jfl@ksu.edu

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

Co-Sponsors

Future Workshops

  • 2020 - Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • 2021 - Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
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