Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/2/2014
Publication Date: 9/2/2014
Citation: Gold, S.E. 2014. An Earful of Corn Smut. University Gdansk, XX Biotechnology Summer School. September 2-7, 2014. Gdansk, Poland.
Technical Abstract: A brief overview of the diversity of species and activities of fungi will be provided. Approaches for the functional analysis of fungal genes will be introduced. The work of Gold and colleagues on the forward genetic analysis of fungal dimorphism and its relationship to virulence to maize will be reviewed. Finally a GMO approach showing potential for corn smut disease control will be presented.