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Research Project: Microbiome antagonism of Fusarium Head Blight

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-099-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2025

Objective 1) Metagenome analysis of barley genotypes with identified Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) recruited and genotype-responsive microbes. Objective 2) Develop an assay to screen FHB recruited microbial signature.

We will utilize metagenomics to refine our understanding of microbial species and functional genes recruited by barley genotypes during Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) infection to identify specific DNA signatures (biomarkers). These data will be used to develop a RT-PCR assay that targets the identified biomarker associated with FHB-responsive taxa recruitment by barley.