The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

SUM­MARY: Fusar­ium species in­clude some of the most im­por­tant agri­cul­tural plant pathogens glob­ally, how­ever iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of many of the species is dif­fi­cult and com­plex.

In this two-day work­shop you will have the op­por­tu­nity to mi­cro­scop­i­cally ex­am­ine the most im­por­tant species of fusar­ium that cause plant diseases in Aus­tralia and New Zealand; learn the key ap­proaches to iden­ti­fi­ca­tion us­ing mor­pho­log­i­cal and phy­lo­ge­netic tools; and un­der­stand as­pects of the plant diseases caused by th­ese fungi.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions are ei­ther dorm-style ac­com­mo­da­tion at the MBRS or ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion on the is­land. Pre­sen­ters: Dr Brett Sum­merell, Dr Ed­ward Liew and Dr Matt Lau­rence (Royal Botanic Gar­dens and Do­main Trust) and Pro­fes­sor John Les­lie (Kansas State Univer­sity) (to be con­firmed). The in­struc­tors are my­col­o­gists with decades of ex­pe­ri­ence in fusar­ium re­search, and all have de­scribed nu­mer­ous new species of fusar­ium and re­cov­ered and di­ag­nosed fusar­ium species from count­less dif­fer­ent species of plants.

This is a short­ened ver­sion of the week-long work­shop Dr Sum­merell and Pro­fes­sor Les­lie have run an­nu­ally since 2000.

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