Professor Robert Blanchette

CFANS Plant Pathology
College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Understanding Wood Decay Mechanisms and Tropical Fungal Ecology

Decay fungi are fundamental in ecosystem functioning, yet we have a limited understanding about the specific mechanisms of the different types of wood decay fungi. These researchers are interested in exploring the genomes of white, brown, and soft rot decay fungi to understand fundamental questions of mechanisms and ecology. In addition, the tropics hold abundant and undisovered fungal diversity. The researchers plan to use metagenomic approaches to understand these fungal assemblages.

Project Investigators

Professor Robert Blanchette
Liam Genter
Trevor Gould
Benjamin Held
Mistiha Jayaraj
Eric Otto
Lynn Risser
Associate Professor Christine Salomon
Cristina Toapanta
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