Identifying factors that influence genetic diversity in endemic Phytophthora sojae populations;
Alison Robertson ( Iowa State University), Anne Dorrance ( The Ohio State University) ($77800). The Project Manager's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Words: Phytophthora sojae, Phytophthora Root Rot
The goal of this proposal is to identify factors that shape the genetic diversity of P. sojae populations. The project’s objectives include: • Assess the genetic diversity of P. sojae populations in diverse environments in the US using microsatellite (SSR) analysis; • Evaluate if tranposons present in the P. sojae genome are active; • Determine if infections by more than one race of P. sojae occur in plants in the field and result in the generation of new races; and • Determine effect of major resistant gene deployment on race structure and population dynamics of P. sojae.
This project is funded by Iowa Soybean Association