Location: Natural Products Utilization Research
Project Number: 6408-21410-009-00
Start Date: Oct 19, 2010
End Date: Sep 11, 2011
Conduct bioassays in collaboration with research chemists during bioassay-directed isolation of new phytotoxins. Molecular sites of action will be determined with genomic and biochemial approaches. Biosynthetic pathways of toxins from plants will be investigated. Genes controlling synthesis of useful plant secondary products and plant defenses to phytotoxins will be identified, cloned, and manuipulated.