We are working on several projects focused on identifying sources of soybean resistance to SDS. In one project we are searching for soybean genes involved in resistance to the SDS pathogen using a virus-induced gene silencing approach. This is part of a multistate project funded by the United Soybean Board to use high-throughput gene silencing to identify genes involved in resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses of soybeans. In another project funded by the Iowa Soybean Association, we are using a modified screening method to identify genetic loci associated with soybean root resistance to the SDS pathogen.
Publications, abstracts and presentations
Leandro, L. and V. Silva.2009. Optimization of inoculation methods with Fusarium virguliforme for virus-induced gene silencing studies on soybean sudden death syndrome.2009 North Central Division Meeting, Ames, Iowa, June 21-23, 2009.
Luckew, A, Cianzio, S., and Leandro, L. 2010. A Method to Increase Precision in Screening to Identify Differences in Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybeans from Resistant by Resistant Crosses. Agronomy Society of America Meeting, 2010.