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Department of Plant Pathology

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

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Disease physiology

Dorith Rotenberg - Characterize the tomato transcriptome and volatile chemistries in response to Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) infection and herbivory by the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)

Frank White - Mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility of rice and citrus to bacterial species from the genus Xanthomonas. We wish to determine the mechanism of the control of host gene expression and the involvement of the respective host genes in disease susceptibility. Some plants have adapted to the virulence strategy of controlling host gene expression and appear to have evolved mimic genes that may also be expressed during pathogen challenge. We have identified one such gene in collaboration with Dr. Zhongchao Yin at the National University of Singapore.