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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

Scott.Gold@ars.usda.gov


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

        Nicole.Crenshaw@ars.usda.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

        Alex  Blacutt

        UGA Plant Pathology, Graduate Student (MS)

        Ph:  706-546-3170

        ablacutt@uga.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manisha Rath


Last Modified: 3/27/2012