Alumni Events

October 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Plant Biology Colloquium | Alum on Translational Taxonomy for Bacterial Diseases of Plants, Oct. 27

Dr. Carolee Bull

Dr. Carolee Bull

The Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Ohio University alum Dr. Carolee Bull on “Translational Taxonomy for Bacterial Diseases of Plants” on Friday, Oct. 27, at 11:50 a.m. in Porter 104.

Bull is a Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Pennsylvania State University in 1985.

She earned a B.S. in Botany from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Abstract: The taxonomy of bacterial plant pathogens is complicated by the microscopic nature of bacteria, misconceptions concerning host specificity, changes in the rules of nomenclature, a lack of access to reference materials and methods, and the iterative nature of classification. Furthermore, differences in bacterial plant pathogens important for disease management often occur at taxonomic levels below species or subspecies and may have an additional layer of codified nomenclature. We use the term translational taxonomy to refer to basic research in pathogen taxonomy that informs disease management tactics. Translational taxonomic approaches taken to develop crop rotation strategies, deploy host resistance, and strategize biological control research will be discussed.

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