UNDERSTANDING EPICHLOE FESTUCAE ENDOPHYTE-MEDIATED DOLLAR SPOT RESISTANCE IN STRONG CREEPING RED FESCUE

Project Details

Description

Understanding the basis of dollar spot resistance in endophyte-infected fine fescues may suggest new approaches to dollar spot management inother grass species. The hypothesis of this proposal is that the Epichloë festucae antifungal protein may be a component of the observed disease resistance in endophyte-infected fine fescues. The specific objective of this proposal is to purify and characterize the antifungal protein and to determine if it has any effects on the dollar spot pathogen. If the Epichloë festucae antifungal protein is involved in conferring dollar spot resistance to strong creeping red fescue, that knowledge may lead to new approaches for dollar spot management in other grass species.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date10/1/159/30/20

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))

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