Location: Sugarbeet and Potato Research
Project Number: 3060-21000-044-017-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2022
End Date: Jul 31, 2023
1) To identify and characterize postharvest pathogens from sugarbeet roots in storage in North Dakota and Minnesota. 2) To identify microbial contaminants at various steps in sugar processing streams.
The cooperator will carry out the following: 1) Isolation and characterization of plant pathogens using molecular assays. 2) Perform experiments to verify Koch's postulates for common postharvest plant pathogens. 3) Determine microbial diversity indices and identify most abundant bacterial species in the raw sugarbeet juice samples.