The Canadian Sclerotinia Initiative is an AAFC funded project (ARI-IAR-MG-13).
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Help white mold disease resistance research
Our lab is undertaking research in understanding the epidemiology and genomics of host-pathogen interactions between the causal pathogen of white mold [Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib. de Libary] and the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) This section is intended to to extend to you an invitation to partake in our research.
To evaluate the epidemiology of this disease, we aim to build a Sclerotinia sample collection from Quebec and Ontario farms. A comparative phenotypic and genomic analysis of the collected isolates will be performed. The results would help us to unravel resistance in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to different fungal strains, as well as other susceptible crops.
Would you like to contribute?
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a generalist fungus, meaning that it has a wide host range. Kindly help us by collecting the samples that will be used to run this important project. This is the best season to do it!. All you have to do is following the 4 steps-collecting sclerotia protocol described in the following link:
Sclerotia Sampling Procotol
Do not hesitate to share this information with people you think might be interested in contributing to this research, help us reach them.
Your help will be highly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out: