Three current Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty, Dr. Trigiano, Dr. A. Windham, and Dr. M. Windham, are responsible for developing dogwood trees that are resistant to two different diseases. Read the full story here.
EPP graduate student Ratnasri Mallipeddi will present her exit seminar entitled “Characterization of the cellulolytic system in Zygentoma for identification of novel enzymes with industrial application” on Friday, April 6th, at 10am in PBB 160.
EPP graduate students Nick Strange and Swati Mishra will present their proposal seminars entitled “Pollinators and terpene chemistry of the rare sunflower Helianthus verticillatus” (NS) and “Mechanism of resistance to RNA-interference in Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle)” (SM) on Friday, March 23rd, at 10am in PBB 160.
Read about collaboration studying dogwoods between the Arboretum and the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Institute of Agriculture, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/morrisarboretum-blog/307-living-collection-collaboration-project.html
UTIA Assistant Professor Rebecca Trout Fryxell discusses the rise of the mosquito-borne viral disease La Crosse encephalitis in Appalachia. Click here to see full description.