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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Lab of Dr. Scott Gold
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Ph: (706) 546-3174

FAX: (706) 546-3116

Dr. Scott Gold is a Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA-ARS Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit in Athens, Georgia. Research within the Gold laboratory focuses on the manipulation of a three organism interaction with the aim of reducing fumonisin mycotoxin levels in corn.  These organisms are a bacterium, Bacillus mojavensis, a fungus, Fusarium verticillioides and a plant, corn.  Fumonisin consumption has major negative health consequences in animals and is suspected of causing problems in humans.  Our overall goal is to characterize and enhance the efficacy of B. mojavensis in reducing F. verticillioides colonization of corn with the consequent reduction of fumonisn contamination.  Our work principally involves genetic analysis of the components of this interaction.

Lab Personnel



        Nicole J. Crenshaw

        Biological Scientific Laboratory Technician

        Ph:  706-546-3359










        Alex  Blacutt

        UGA Plant Pathology, Graduate Student (MS)

        Ph:  706-546-3170















Manisha Rath

Last Modified: 3/27/2012
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