Assess the pathogenic potential of Fusarium avenaceum isolated from different hosts. Characterize the dynamics of Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium avenaceum interactions in root rot of pulses and FHB of durum wheat. Identify and characterize candidate virulence factors and mycotoxins of F. graminearum and F. avenaceum in root rot of pulses.
Lead Researcher (PI): Nora Foroud
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $705,100
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years