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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Lab of Anthony E. Glenn
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Ph: (706) 546-3119
Fax: (706) 546-3116
anthony.glenn@ars.usda.gov

Ph.D. University of Georgia, Plant Pathology
M.S. University of Georgia, Plant Pathology
B.S. Auburn University at Montgomery, Biology

As a Research Plant Pathologist with the Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit, my research focuses on the basic biology, genetics, and physiology of endophytic fungi and their interactions with host plants.

Most of my work focuses on interactions of the mycotoxin-producing fungus Fusarium verticillioides with it's primary host, corn (=Zea mays). The primary objectives have addressed aspects of endophytic colonization and the metabolic activity of the fungus. For example, understanding when and why the fungus produces fumonisin mycotoxins is important since the metabolite causes severe disorders in horses, swine, and other animals, including cancer in rats and mice. As another example, the fungus also has the ability to metabolize (detoxify) antimicrobial compounds produced by corn, which is significant since this ability to biotransform these phytochemicals may provide a competitive advantage to F. verticillioides in cornfield environments.

 

Lab Personnel

 

 

 

      Britton Ormiston

      Biological Science Laboratory

      Technician

      Ph: (706) 546-3188

      britton.ormiston@ars.usda.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Thomas W. Baldwin III

      Post- Doctoral Research Associate, 2010 (UGA)

      Ph: (706) 546-31

      thomas.baldwin@ars.usda.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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