Development of Molecular Tools for Rapid Disease Detection and Characterization of Fungal Virulence and Host-Pathogen Interactions of Oak Wilt Disease

Our departmental seminar speaker this week is Meher Ony, who will be presenting her Ph.D. Proposal Seminar titled “Development of Molecular Tools for Rapid Disease Detection and Characterization of Fungal Virulence and Host-Pathogen Interactions of Oak Wilt Disease”. Join us at 10:30 am EST/9:30 am CST on Friday, March 19, 2021, via the Zoom link information that is provided at the end of this message. Seminar Abstract:  Oak species (Quercus spp.; Fagaceae) are one of the most widely distributed hardwood tree species in the world with more than 500 species documented in the Americas, Europe, and tropical Asia. There are 58 oak species native to the United States (U.S.) which contribute more than $348 billion annually. These keystone species also provide