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Department of Plant Pathology



  1. Quantifying reactive oxygen species in plants

    May 10, 2015

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are byproducts of fundamental metabolic processes in plants. Abiotic stress, such as drought, elevates production of ROS. Among other ROS in plants, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has the longest half-life and is critical for downstream signaling in processes leading to defense against abiotic and biotic stress. Despite the importance of ROS, methods for their absolute quantification in plants are not available.

  2. 2015 Chadwick Spring Plant Sale

    May 7, 2015

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  3. May 6: Spring Symposium for First Year Graduate Student Proposals

    May 3, 2015

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  4. Support the Graduate Students at the Wooster Plant and Art Sale

    Apr 30, 2015

    Saturday, May  2,  2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster OH  44691

    The Plant Pathology Graduate Students are selling tomato plant seedlings (herloom and disease-resistant varieties) and herbs for your garden.  They will also present information about local vegetable diseases, how to approach disease management in their garden and answer questions.  There will be posters and handouts available. Proceeds support professional development and travel. 

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  5. New Publication: SJ Debenport et al.

    Apr 23, 2015

    Debeport SJ, Assigbetse K, Bayalac R, Chapuis-Lardy L, Dick RP, McSpadden Gardener BB. 2015. Association of Shifting Populations in the Root Zone Microbiome of Millet with Enhanced Crop Productivity in the Sahel Region (Africa). Appl. Environ. Microbiol 81:8 2841-2851

  6. New Publication: Perturbation of Maize Phenylpropanoid Metabolism by an AvrE Family Type III Effector from Pantoea stewartii

    Mar 30, 2015

    Asselin JA, Lin J, Perez-Quintero AL, Gentzel I, Majerczak D, Opiyo SO, Zhao W, Paek SM, Kim MG, Coplin DL, Blakeslee JJ, Mackey D. 2015. Plant Physiol. 167(3):1117-35. doi: 10.1104/pp.114.253120

  7. New Publications: Plant Disease First Reports

    Mar 8, 2015

    Subedi, N., Testen, A.L., Baysal-Gurel, F., Miller, S.A. 2015. First report of black leaf mold of tomato caused by Pseudocercospora fuligena in Ohio. Plant Disease 99:285

    Testen, A.L., Nahson, J., Mamiro, D.P., Miller, S.A. 2015. First report of tomato pith necrosis caused by Pseudomonas cichorii in Tanzania. Accepted for publication Plant Disease

  8. C.O.R.N. Newsletter 2015-04

    Mar 5, 2015

    Naked Soybeans in Ohio? by Anne. Dorrance > Read more

  9. New Publication in PLOS Pathogens

    Feb 10, 2015

    Read news > The RhoGAP SPIN6 Associates with SPL11 and OsRac1 and Negatively Regulates Programmed Cell Death and Innate Immunity in Rice by Liu J, Park CH, He F, Nagano M, Wang M, Bellizzi M, Zhang K, Zeng X, Liu W, Ning Y, Kawano Y, Wang GL

  10. Brian McSpadden Gardener farewell reception

    Feb 9, 2015

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