Several of our projects focus on understanding how the sudden death syndrome (SDS) pathogen, Fusarium virguliforme, causes disease on soybeans. We have been investigating the root infection process, and determining how soil temperature and plant growth stage at time of infection affects the development of the disease. We are also comparing the susceptibility of soybean plants of different genetic backgrounds to pathogen toxins.
Publications, abstracts and presentations
Gongora, C., Nutter, F. W. Jr, and L. F. S. Leandro. 2008. Temporal dynamics of root and foliar symptoms of soybean sudden death syndrome at different inoculum densities. Proceeding of the 35th SSDW meeting, Mar 12-13, 2008.
Gongora, C. and L. Leandro. 2009. Effect of soil temperature and plant age on root rot and foliar symptoms of soybean sudden death syndrome. Phytopathology 99:S45.
Gongora, C. andLeandro, L.F.S.2008. Window of opportunity for root infection leading to foliar symptoms of soybean sudden death syndrome. Phytopathology 98:S60.
Gongora, C, and L. Leandro. 2007. Effect of inoculum level of Fusarium virguliforme on timing of foliar and root symptom expression of soybean sudden death syndrome. Phytopathology 97:S41.
Tabor, G., Leandro, L., and Robertson, A. 2007. Brown stem rot and sudden death syndrome: can you tell them apart? Integrated Crop Management, March 26, 2007, pp 70-72.