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Expression Analysis and Silencing of a Polyketide Synthase in Mycosphaerella fijiensis, Causal Agent of the Black Sigatoka Disease of Banana (Morgan Carter)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
Award amount: 
$5,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Ashwell, Christopher M.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship
Region: 
Research Triangle

This proposal will support research by an NC State University undergraduate student to study a highly destructive and costly fungal disease of banana, an important export crop and subsistence crop in developing countries. Findings from this research will allow for biotechnology approaches to develop environmentally sound measures of disease control.

Fiscal year: 
2013