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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Lab of Dr. Scott Gold
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Ph: (706) 546-3174

FAX: (706) 546-3116

 Dr. Scott Gold is a Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA-

 ARS Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit in Athens, Georgia.

 Research within the Gold laboratory focuses on the

 manipulation of a three organism interaction with the aim of

 reducing fumonisin mycotoxin levels in corn.  These organisms

 are a bacterium, Bacillus mojavensis, a fungus, Fusarium

 verticillioides and a plant, corn.  Fumonisin consumption has

 major negative health consequences in animals and is

 suspected of causing problems in humans.  Our overall goal is

 to characterize and enhance the efficacy of B. mojavensis in

 reducing F. verticillioides colonization of corn with the

                                                                       consequent reduction of fumonisn contamination.  Our work 

                                                                       principally involves genetic analysis of the components of this


Lab Personnel



        Nicole J. Crenshaw

        Biological Scientific Laboratory Technician

        Ph:  706-546-3359








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