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2020 Virtual Field Days Video

The year 2020 could only be described as getting used to the new normal every day and learning to accommodate collaboration virtually. Community outreach was done virtually and this video is the talk about soil microbes, crop pathology, and soils research from scientists across Montana.

Introducing the lab

Our team collects samples around Eastern Montana. We bring samples into the lab for identification. We make fungal corn spawn that is applied to field plot. Field Plot Maintenance Planting, Harvesting, Fungicide Application, Weeding, Inoculum Application

Publication List:

A class I hydrophobin in Trichoderma virens influences plant-microbe interactions through enhancement of enzyme activity and MAMP recognition. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.07.425738

Chlorine gas is an effective alternative to sterilize carnation leaves for Fusarium spp. identification. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2020.105841

Effects on hyphal morphology and development by the putative copper radical oxidase glx1 in Trichoderma virens suggest a novel role as a cell wall associated enzyme. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2019.103245

Analysis of a putative glycosylation site in the Trichoderma virens elicitor SM1 reveals no role in protein dimerization. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.01.007

Microbial Resistance Mechanisms to the Antibiotic and Phytotoxin Fusaric Acid. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-017-0889-x

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