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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Plant Path presenters of Spring 2017 Research Fair

Advisors: John DeLong, James Van Etten, Kyle Hoagland and David Dunigan
“Chlorovirus Amplification by Some Predators Foraging on Endosymbiotic Containing Paramecia”

Advisor: Sydney Everhart
“Whole Genome Sequencing for Analysis of Fungicide-exposed ‘Sclerotinia sclerotiorum’”

Advisor: Richard Wilson
“The Fungal Nitrooxidative Stress Response Suppresses Rice Innate Immunity During Blast”


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dr. Deepti Nigan joined Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz group.

Dr. Deepti Nigan joined Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz group as a Postdoctoral researcher to work on Bioinformatics approaches to small RNA profiling.


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Friday, September 1, 2017

Dr. Jane Wamaitha Mwathi awarded a USDA Borlaug Fellowship.

Dr. Jane Wamaitha Mwathi from Biosciences East and Central Africa in Kenya was awarded a USDA Borlaug Fellowship to study viruses causing Maize lethal necrosis in Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz lab.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Jerry Weiland visits PLPT

Dr. Jerry Weiland visited the Department of Plant Pathology November 6 as a invited 2017 Fall Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Weiland is a Research Plant Pathologist in the USDA/ARS Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Oregon State University at Corvallis.

His seminar was titled "Diversity Matters: Exploring the consequences of Pythium diversity in forest nurseries." Weiland met with faculty and students during his stay for further discussion during meals and appointments.  

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage in Soybeans

Robert Wright - Extension Entomologist | Justin McMechan - Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist | Kyle Broderick - Coordinator of the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles.

Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans. Most commonly it has been found damaging soybeans in south central Nebraska, but it has been expanding to the east, west, and north.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

White Mold Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Nikita Gambhir, a graduate student from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Department of Plant Pathology, describes her research with the fungus "White Mold", how she came to Nebraska, and SCimPLE. 

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Biological Control Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

Jessica Soroksky is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She studies in the Department of Plant Pathology where her research focuses on biological control. In this video, Jessica talks about how she strives to make a difference in Nebraska agriculture and her passion for science.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bacterial Leaf Streak Research: Graduate Student Scientist Profile

In the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduate student Terra Hartman researches bacterial leaf streak. Terra's goal is to simply learn more about this new type of bacteria that was discovered in Nebraska corn. She is searching for other plants that could also be potentially affected. Terra shares her passion for science and encourages others to pursue scientific questions and careers to make a positive impact in the world.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Elucidating the role of highly homologous Nicotiana benthamiana ubiquitin E2 gene family members in plant immunity through an improved virus-induced gene silencing approach

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Conventional and unconventional ubiquitination in plant immunity

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