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Part Two of Plant-Nematode Interactions Discussion at Next IRIC Lunch and Learn

April 03, 2019

At the next IRIC Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday, April 11, in the IRIC Atrium, Nejra Solo, graduate student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will give a second presentation in a two-part Lunch and Learn talk on the potato cyst nematode (PCN), a microscopic worm that can cause up to 80 percent yield loss in infested potato fields and represents a serious problem for Idaho's $1.2 billion potato industry.

Solo will discuss her research on the role of a specific antioxidant enzymes produced when the PCN embeds itself into the roots of potato plants. Solo's research could help us gain insights into new management practices that can keep this reviled pest at bay.

This presentation is part of the IRIC Lunch and Learn series, which allows students, faculty and staff to share and cross-pollinate ideas in a fun and informal lunchtime setting. All are encouraged to attend and participate in discussion. Free drinks and snacks are also provided.

Are you off campus or would rather view this presentation from your desk? Watch it via Zoom.

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