Lettuce crops in southern Australia are affected by a severe foliar disease called anthracnose, which is caused by the fungus Microdochium panattonianum. Australian seed companies are keen to evaluate their cultivars for resistance to this pathogen. These projects will involve the development and conduct of laboratory and glasshouse screening trials to provide quantitative data to assist with breeding schemes.

Location: Gatton

Expected outcomes: research and discovery skills, problem solving and quantitative analysis skills

Supervisor: Associate Professor Vic Galea

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Project members

Associate Professor Victor Galea

Deputy Head of School
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Associate Professor
Centre for Plant Science