Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:20pm
Washington da Silva
Graduate Student Exit Seminar
PPPMB, Cornell University
My work centers on Potato Virus Y (PVY), the major virus pathogen of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.). I am investigating the changes in the genetic diversity structure of PVY populations introduced during vertical and horizontal transmission of the virus. My other research focus is to identify molecular markers in potato that are linked to genes correlated with the expression of potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease (PTNRD), a tuber deformity associated with infections by necrotic strains of PVY.