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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Les J Szabo

Research Geneticist

The research program in my lab focuses on developing a better understanding of the host-parasite interactions and evolution of rust fungi.  Currently, Puccinia graminis, the casual agent of stem rust, is the primary focus with projects on:  comparative genomes; developing a complete genetic map; identify and characterize effector (avirulence) genes; development of rapid detection methods for Ug99 related races; race evolution.

Selected Publications

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