Featured Project

Genome-based circumscription and phenotyping of regulated microbes, especially the select agent Ralstonia solanacearum

Rapid and precise identification of putative bacterial pathogens is critically important in protecting U.S. agriculture.​ This project leverages genome sequencing and genome-based classification to precisely identify select agents and other high risk quarantine pathogens and conclusively distinguish them from non-pathogens and closely related pathogens already present in the United States. While the experimental work is focused on Ralstonia solanacearum (Rs), the employed genome sequence-based approach is expandable to other bacterial pathogens.

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Organized by the Alliance

Phytobiomes Research for Plant Health” Workshop

20 August 2023 • Lyon, FR

The workshop will be held during the International Congress of Plant Pathology

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Valent Biosciences

Valent BioSciences is a worldwide leader in the research, development and commercialization of biorational products for the agricultural, public health and forest health markets.

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  • Microorganisms colonize different habitats in agricultural ecosystems, including those under highly controlled environments (i.e. CEA, controlled environment agriculture). As a first step towards the successful management of microorganisms in hydroponic production, a type of CEA, we are characterizing the communities of microorganisms found on various surfaces and production characteristics that influence their establishment.
  • In 2022, we were pleased to see the fruits of our efforts to promote interdisciplinary projects as three Alliance led...
  • The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research is pleased to announce that FarmBox Foods has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.
  • Soil microbial communities are critical drivers of terrestrial carbon cycling and crucial for agriculture. While we have made great progress over the last years to decipher interactions of simple co-cultures, we still lack crucial information needed to design effective interventions and to predict the metabolism of complex communities.

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