Isolates of Phytophthora Sojae

Characterized isolates of Phytophthora sojae, a pathogen of soybean

Executive Summary:

Isolates of Phytophthora sojae were collected in Michigan for pathotype structure characterization and identification of EC50 (effective concentration to inhibit mycelial growth by 50%) for common seed treatment fungicides.

Background:

Phytophthora sojae is a pathogen of soybean that causes stem and root rot, resulting in major crop losses in most soybean growing regions. Current management techniques include fungicide seed treatments, however long-term use of fungicides can result in fungicide resistance. Understanding the pathotype structure and fungicide sensitiveity of Phytophthora sojae can inform long-term fungicide and soybean variety selection and development.

Description of Technology:

Isolates of Phytophthora sojae were collected in Michigan to understand the local pathotype structure and common seed treatment fungicide sensitivity. Pathotype structure was characterized and the isolates were challenged with common seed treatment fungicides, including ethaboxam, mefenoxam, oxathiapiprolin, and pyraclostrobin, to identify the effective concentration to inhibit mycelial growth by 50% (EC50). These characterized isolates are maintained on V8 medium.

Key Benefits

  • Phytophthora sojae isolates for Michigan- and Midwest-based soybean research
  • Isolates are characterized for pathotype structure and common seed fungicide sensitivity

Applications:

Research on Phytophthora sojae infection in soybean

Related publications:

Phytophthora sojae Pathotype Distribution and Fungicide Sensitivity in Michigan. McCoy et al., Plant Disease. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-21-0443-RE

Protection Status: None

Tech ID: TEC2021-0068

Website

http://msut.technologypublisher.com/technology/47541

Contact Information

TTO Home Page: http://msut.technologypublisher.com

Name: Julia Miller

Title: AgBio Fellow

Department: MSU Technologies

Email: mill2034@msu.edu