Soybean Phytophthora root rot disease control by computationally identifying virulence effectors in the causal agent, Phytophthora Sojae
Sustainable Production
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Chi Zhang, University of Nebraska
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Brief Project Summary:

Phytophthora sojae, a notorious oomycete pathogen of soybeans, secretes virulence effectors to infect the target hos. Understanding the biological functions of virulence effectors is the key step to reveal the mechanism of oomycete pathogenicity to hosts and control the disease. This project will genome-wide identify virulence effectors in P. sojae with the state-of-the-art bioinformatics methods, and these virulence effectors are candidate targets of pathogen- resistant methods.

The PI was supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board to study the molecular mimicry between bacterial pathogenic effectors and soybean proteins, and functions of bacterial effectors were discovered by our designed...

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#breeding & genetics
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Further understanding of how P. sojae interacts with and infects soybean.

Final Project Results

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