Water stress and infection

Goal– To determine if water stress exacerbates infection and test specificity of host-based markers to infection

Activities – Identification of host-based markers specific to infection and water stress

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  1. Well-watered control
  2. Severe water stress (16-17 bars leaf water potential)

Three inoculation regimes tested:

  1. NINW: non-inoculated non-wounded
  2. NIW: non-inoculated wounded
  3. IW: inoculated wounded


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Results & Outputs – To understand how abiotic stress can influence disease progression and to validate molecular marker specificity to Neofusicoccumparvum.

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