Jane Robb

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Professor Emerita College of Biological Science Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Guelph, Ontario jrobb@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52529

Bio/Research

Research in Professor Robb's laboratory focuses on understanding the cell and molecular biology of resistance and pathogenesis to fungal caused vascular wilt diseases of plants. In particular, they are studying diseases caused by fungi of the genus Verticillium, which infects over 400 different c...

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Bio/Research

Research in Professor Robb's laboratory focuses on understanding the cell and molecular biology of resistance and pathogenesis to fungal caused vascular wilt diseases of plants. In particular, they are studying diseases caused by fungi of the genus Verticillium, which infects over 400 different crop plants worldwide and accounts for major crop loss in most countries. In Canada, substantial losses in potatoes, tomatoes, alfalfa, and strawberries occur each year. They are using biotechnology to develop plant pathogen diagnostics and to genetically engineer more wilt-resistant cultivars by manipulating the expression of plant genes involved in a host (eg. phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, PAL) or resistance (eg. Verticillium-resistance, Ve).

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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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