Plant Pathology/Botany 123 - Plants, Parasites, and People
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Growth distortions and greening of flowers associated with an aster yellows phytoplasma infection of gladiolus.
White, ghost-like discolorations on gloxinia petals associated with infection by tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
Severe pear scab on pear fruits.
Gray mold (caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea) commonly affects flowers of plants such as peony and rose.
Brian Webster, Antigo harvest and grading day, September 2013
Brooke Weber prepares soil for an alfalfa Aphanaomyces euteiches race test.

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Faculty Profile

Molecular mechanisms of viral replication, host interactions and oncogenesis
Biology of plant pathogenic bacteria, tropical plant pathology
Biology of human bacterial pathogens in association with plants
Plant responses to pathogens; molecular basis of plant disease resistance.
Control of pathogens important for seed potato production and certification
The development of and use of statistical tools to address complex problems in the agricultural, environmental and biological sciences, focusing especially on spatial statistics.
Diagnosis, biology, and management of fungal and other pathogens of potato and vegetable crops in Wisconsin
Mycology - necrotrophic fungal pathogenesis
Turf Pathology
Nematology - Population ecology of nematodes with emphasis on nematode pests of agricultural crops and nematode-fungus interactions causing plant diseases.
Etiology and integrated management of diseases of fruit crops
Plant virology - viral translation control, viral replication, and plant virus resistance
Plant disease ecology and epidemiology
Organic fruit, vegetable, and field crops production
Epidemiology and Management of Field Crop Diseases

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Open Postdoctoral Position in the Allen Lab

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