Fungi May Help Soybeans

Biology

MSI PI Kathryn Bushley (assistant professor, Plant and Microbial Biology) is featured on the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) website for her research that seeks to fight a soybean-destroying roundworm. The soybean-cyst nematode is highly damaging to Minnesota’s soybean crop. The Bushley lab is investigating the use of naturally occurring fungi as a method of fighting these nematodes. This story can be found on the CBS Connect blog: Seeking Soybean-Friendly Fungi.

Professor Bushley uses MSI resources for research into the evolution, diversity, and functions of fungal secondary metabolites.