Sexual development of Botrytis species

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Sexual development of Botrytis species

Promovendus R (Razak) Bin Terhem MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. PJGM (Pierre) de Wit
Copromotor dr. JAL (Jan) van Kan
Organisatie Wageningen University & Research, Laboratory of Phytopathology
Datum

ma 14 september 2015 16:00 tot 17:30

Summary

Members of the fungal genus Botrytis are well known as pathogens in major green house and field crops. The sexual development of Botrytis species was studied by analysing gene expression in sexual fruiting bodies. In addition the function of genes believed to be involved in fruiting body development was studied by generating knock out mutants and analysing their sexual behaviour. Finally the morphology of a new Botrytis species was described and its mating types were identified.