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for November 22, 2019
Plant Health 2020
Snook Pataky, emeritus professor at the University of Illinois and retired global corn pathologist at Monsanto, will speak at Plant Health 2020 about the theme "Scientific Credibility: Changing the Climate." Watch the annual meeting homepage for more details.
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Root parasitic weeds in the family Orobanchaceae pose a tremendous threat to agriculture worldwide. Wang et al. used an in vitro assay to screen libraries of small molecules for those capable of inhibiting or enhancing haustorium development in the parasitic plant Triphysaria versicolor. 
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Uniqprimer, a software pipeline, was deployed as a user-friendly Internet tool for comparative genome analyses to design primer sets for PCR assays capable of detecting target bacterial taxa. Karim et al. applied the pipeline to Dickeya dianthicola, a destructive broad-host-range bacterial pathogen found in potato-growing regions, and rapidly identified six primer sets.
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Zeng et al. researched how soil microbial communities respond to a nematode management practice commonly used in Pacific Northwest potato production. The overall impact of the community structure was minor, but a decrease of invertebrate pathogens in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae was observed. The impact on the recovery of nematode populations was not determined.
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