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PlPa Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2014

All seminars begin at 2:30 p.m. in 335 Borlaug Hall unless noted otherwise

February 3, 2014

Patterns of varying host plant resistance and susceptibility to the parasitic plant dodder (Cuscuta pentagona)."
William C. Capman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Augsburg College

February 10, 2014

"Origin, invasion, exploitation and coexistence: the birth and maturation of a pathosystem."
Thomas Gordon, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Pathology, UC Davis

February 17, 2014

Strategies for managing root rot and foliar diseases of alfalfa. 
Deborah Samac, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, UMN

February 24, 2014

"Identification and characterization of novel virulence factors in the fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora."
Ryan McNally, Ph.D.
, PlPa postdoctoral scientist

March 3, 2014

“Towards a better understanding of soybean root rot caused by Fusarium solani: friend or foe?”
Florence Sessoms,
Ph.D., PlPa postdoctoral scientist

March 10, 2014

Vergil Concibido, Ph.D., Monsanto Company

March 24, 2014

"Probing the competitive nature of ectomycorrhizal fungal interactions."
Peter Kennedy, Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

March 31, 2014

Working with exotic plant pathogens at the U of MN/MDA Bio-safety Level 3 Plant Containment Facility – How do I start?”
Stephanie Dahl, Assistant Quarantine Officer, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

April 7, 2014

PLPA Research Fair, Cargill 105/Atrium; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

April 14, 2014

"Cross Kingdom implications of biological control."
Kyle Haralson, PLPA Graduate Student

April 21, 2014

"The tomato Ve1 receptor: Reconsidering the PAMP/effector dichotomy."
Matthew Haas, PLPA Graduate Student

April 28, 2014

"Sugar beet cyst nematode: Implications for the upper Midwest."
Zane Grabau, PLPA Graduate Student

May 5, 2014

"Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN), a serious emerging disease threatening corn production in eastern Africa."
Adil Essarioui, PLPA Graduate Student



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