Project Number: 2020-42000-020-01
Start Date: Aug 26, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
Apply genetic methods to identify unique biological control agents and to associate specific fungal genetic groups with target crops and regions. Develop pyrosequencing assays to monitor specific fungi in the environment and during host infection. Utilize genomic approaches to identify traits of potential value in selecting next generation biological control agents for aflatoxin mitigation. Use crop based assays to rank relative desirability of atoxigenic strains for use in target agroecosystems.