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“Understanding host-virus interactions: the key to management of an evolving Potato virus Y epidemic”- Washington da Silva

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:20pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Washington da Silva
Graduate Student Exit Seminar
PPPMB, Cornell University

Research Focus

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.

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Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology


nysaes, CALScomm, pppmb, sips




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Tara Reed

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Washington da Silva

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Cornell University

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