Fusarium poae: chemotype, plant-pathogen interaction and response to oxidative stress triggers

Fusarium poae
01 September 2014 → 31 August 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
fusarium resistance mycotoxins fungicides wheat
Project description

The project focuses on the recently emerging pathogen Fusarium poae, a causal agent of the Fusarium Head Blight disease. Within the Fusarium disease complex it is responsible for a highly toxic chemotype, internationally however little is known about F. poae. Through multidisciplinary research the life cycle and the role of mycotoxins herein are investigated, and targets for control are identified.