940328 Molecular phytopathology

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


Wiesenberger: Fusarium species - overview, molecular species identification.
Transformation of Fusarium graminearum, plant infection (September 14-16, 2020; Tulln)

Adam: Bioassay Cochliobolus T-toxin, Fusarium mycotoxins (Trichothecenes und zearalenone). Polyketide biosynthesis. Plant detoxification genes (September 21-23, 2020; Tulln)

Wieczorek: Nematodes and plant response (September 24 & 25, 2020; Tulln)

Laimer: Plant viral diseases, molecular diagnosis (September 28-30, 2020)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Getting hands on experience and an overview about the scientific fields of the participating groups.

Classical and molecular Fusarium Identification, basic knowledge on mycotoxins and toxicity assays. Introduction to nematods and plant virus interaction. (Methods, RT PCR, Agar diffusion test, reporter genes etc.).
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