Location: Foreign Disease-Weed Science
Project Number: 1920-22000-041-06
Start Date: Jul 24, 2012
End Date: Jul 23, 2016
Advances in nucleic acid sequencing technologies (i.e., "next generation" sequencing) provide a fast and cost-effective way to analyze gene expression. In this study, plants infected with Phakopsora pachyrhizi (Asian soybean rust) and ungerminated P. pachyrhizi urediniospores will be used as the source of the RNA. Next generation sequencing protocols will be used to identify the RNA transcripts present in the samples. The resulting sequence data will be provided to USDA-ARS for the study of genes important for fungal virulence and the triggering of plant defense responses.