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August 17, 2017

Allen Miller and Steve Whitham, professors of Plant Pathology & Microbiology are part of a multi-institutional team, that was awarded $10.3 million from DARPA.  This high-risk program asks researchers to engineer plant viruses to deliver novel genes, via insect vectors of the viruses, that will aid crop plants during times of stress.    Read more...

May 19, 2017

Allen Miller had the privilege of speaking at the Timothy Hall Memorial Symposium honoring his PhD advisor.  Read more...

April 25, 2017

The Miller and Whitham labs seek postdocs to engineer insect-transmitted plant viruses as expression vectors.  Read more...

 

April 11, 2017

We ground up soybean aphids from the Midwest and China, Illumina sequenced the RNA, and discovered that aphid viruses are ubiquitous.  Ranging from viruses found in other aphids and in honey bees, to plant viruses vectored by the aphid, to viruses representing whole new families, so novel we're not sure if they infect insects or plants!  Published in the brand new APS journal: Phytobiomes

February 8, 2017

pea enation mosaic virus, virion trimer, aphid transmission

 

 

 

 

Many plant viruses have very specific interactions with aphid vectors, the "mosquitoes" of the plant world, and Juliette Doumayrou and Melissa Sheber found a key to virus entry into its aphid vector.  Read more...

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Dr. Surapathrudu Kanakala Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:23pm
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Timothy Hall Memorial Symposium Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:19pm
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