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    Summary

    Our objective is to identify virulence factors in FOV isolates to improve breeding efforts in cotton. You will support the cotton breeding and genetic efforts to develop cotton highly resistant to FOV race 4 (FOV4) through greenhouse artificial inoculation and infested FOV4 field evaluations. Expertise in fungal genetics, bioinformatics, Fusarium or other soilborne fungi, plant-host interactions is highly desirable.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conduct research in the infection-responses of necrotrophic pathogens such as Fusarium wilt [Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum (FOV)] and entomopathogenic fungi
    • Study expression, regulation and function of fungal genes or gene products that affect plant infection or toxemia;
    • Discover and manipulate fungal genes affecting sporulation, storage longevity or environmental stability;
    • Determine levels of genetic stability, gene expression and gene flow within fungal populations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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