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Basic and applied approaches to improve disease resistance in plants

Cameron, Robin [1], Errampalli, Deena [2].

Basic and applied approaches to improve disease resistance in plants.

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the different Societies of Plant Canada and Botany 2015 to discuss a topic of joint interest. In keeping with the theme of the 2015 meeting “Science for Plants and People” our symposium examines different approaches to improve disease resistance. Diseases cause severe economic losses in forests, horticulture and agriculture. Over the past 50 years pesticides were used to control plant disease. With concerns for human health and the environment, researchers are seeking alternatives to fungicides, nematicides and bactericides. Since the dis­covery of inducible resistance in plants against infection by pathogens, researchers have been studying plant immunity to use this information to improve disease resistance in crops. Speakers will include basic and applied scientists (plant molecular geneticists, plant pathologists, fungal genitisits)from Canada, Italy, Israel and USA. Diversity of disciplines, subject areas, career paths, gender is represented in the symposium. We hope that by bringing basic and applied researchers together, we can inspire and stimulate each other to find new ways to tackle plant disease. We believe this symposium will be of broad interest to many delegates of Botany 2015 meeting.

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1 - McMaster University, Department of Biology, 1280 Main St. West , Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
2 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 4902 Victoria Ave N, Vineland, Ontario, L0R2E0, Canada

induced resistance
Disease management
postharevst disease control
systemic acquired resistance.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY05
Location: Salon 2/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY05SUM
Abstract ID:15
Candidate for Awards:None

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