Develop a stain-based bioassay to distinguish between viable and nonviable resting spores of Aphanomyces. Conduct a high-throughput screen of 50,000 small molecules to identify those that can induce zoospore emergence. Validate candidate compounds identified from the screen and assess their efficacy using plant assays.
Lead Researcher (PI): John Stavrinides
Institution: University of Regina
Total WGRF Funding: $72,910
Co-Funders: Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years