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Research Project: Molecular Detection and Quantification of Fusarium Oxysporum Vascular Wilt Pathogens

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-22000-016-30-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 1, 2018
End Date: Feb 28, 2021

Objective:
The objective is to develop a systematic approach for developing diagnostic and detection assays for different formae speciales of Fusarium oxysporum. Collaborator will provide DNA from a range of taxa for genomic sequencing and assist in identifying target sequences to base diagnostic assays on.

Approach:
A wide range of F. oxysporum taxa will be sequenced by Illumina and a computer pipeline that has been developed to screen for unique sequences that can be used as targets for developing diagnostic assays.