Kansas State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions:SADCC/ICRISAT; Ministry of Agriculture (Zimbabwe); CNRA/ISRA (Senegal); Agricultural Research Corporation, ARC, NARP (Sudan); Alemaya University of Agriculture (Ethiopia); Kansas State University, Penn State University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USDA, University of Colorado (US)
L.E. Claflin, J.F. Leslie
This project focused on identifying diverse fungal strains that attack sorghum and millet in Africa.
1. Identify and characterize Fitsarium moniliforme isolates to determine mating type and vegetative compatibility group. 2. To provide an antisera bank that will enable LDC scientists to diagnose bacterial diseases of pearl millet and sorghum. 3. Continue to develop monoclornal antibodies agzinst various bacterial pathogens of sorghum and pearl millet. 4. Finalize research for development of a semi-selective medium and a cDNA probe for Pseudomonas andropogonis. 5. Characterize various strains ofFusarium moniliforme for fumonisin Bl production and to refine the RAPD technique for use in identification of mating types. 6. Continue to screen sorghum accessions from the Texas A& M University All Disease and Insect Nursery (ADIN) for genetic variability to covered ke-nel smut of sorghum. 7. To identify antifungal proteins in sorghum grain,