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Posted 20 December 2012. PMN Crop News.

Upcoming Symposium Discusses Intraspecific Pathogen Variation

Source: Royal Netherlands Society of Plant Pathology Press Release.

Wageningen, The Netherlands (December 1, 2012)--Although a lot of progress has been made in the (molecular) characterization of pathogen isolates and their impact on plant resistance, many questions are still open: ‘What markers are useful in characterizing the variation?’ ‘What is the link to virulence?’ ‘How should we address this variation in connection to breeding for resistance?’


To address these and other questions, a blend of private and public researchers has been invited to present their work and to reflect on exciting future directions in their specific research areas through an upcoming symposium titled 'Intraspecific pathogen variation - implications and opportunities'.

This symposium takes place on Tuesday 22 January 2013 at Wageningen University. This meeting is organised jointly by the KNPV working group Nematodes, Plantum and the Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences.

For more information about this important meeting, visit