Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: What do we know about the lifecycle of Macrophomina phaseolina?
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/24/2022
Publication Date: 3/24/2022
Citation: Henry, P.M. 2022. What do we know about the lifecycle of Macrophomina phaseolina? Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens, March 24, 2022 (virtual).
Technical Abstract: Fungal ecology is the study of fungal interactions with other microorganisms, plants, invertebrates, and organic matter. Understanding these basic ecological interactions and their outcomes can be beneficial for designing biologically-based disease management strategies, as key stages for reproduction and dispersal can be revealed and targeted for disruption. In this presentation, current knowledge about the lifecycle of Macrophomina phaseolina will be summarized. The role that colonization of susceptible plant tissues during disease development plays will be emphasized, and how current research on pathogen reproduction in plant tissues can inform new hypotheses about disrupting this pathogen’s lifecycle.