On June 6th Caucasella Diaz, Mexico, defended her PhD thesis titled “Functional genetics and genomics of the banana black Sigatoka pathogen Pseudocercospora fijiensis” at Wageningen University.

Her thesis describes the completion of the genome sequencing of this devastating fungus that threatens banana exports worldwide, as well as the development of a genetic transformation protocol that was used to discover a new resistance mechanisms to fungicides in the fungus.

More information: http://edepot.wur.nl/449585


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