Interaction between sudden death syndrome and the soybean cyst nematode


This project focuses on clarifying the mechanisms behind the interaction between the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and the SDS pathogen. We are comparing the infection process of Fusarium virguliforme alone and in the presence of SCN to understand if the interaction between the two pathogens is mechanical and localized, or systemic in nature. This is part of a multistate project with the goal ofidentifying rhizosphere organisms and soil abiotic factors that interact with F. virguliforme in causing SDS.