Taking a Stab at Pierce’s Disease | Adventures in Genomics

January 9, 2017

Plants, like animals, depend on microbes to function to their fullest capacity. To understand more about plants, plant microbiomes, and plant disease, Jacques and Irene interviewed Caroline Roper from UC Riverside. Caroline’s research focuses on the relationships that perennial crop plants, like the cultivated grapevine, have with their associated microbes. Her goal is to define how the microbiome affects plant health and disease outcomes in real-world agricultural settings. In her interview, she describes how radicinin from the fungus Cochliobolus sp. inhibits Xylella fastidiosa, the causal agent of Pierce’s Disease, a devastating vascular disease that poses a great threat in grapevine cultivation. Subscribe to Illumina: http://bit.ly/IlluminaYouTube Links: Caroline Roper at UCR, Plant Pathology Graduate Program http://plantpath.ucr.edu/people/faculty/roper.html University of California, Riverside http://www.ucr.edu/ For more info on applications in agrigenomics http://www.illumina.com/areas-of- interest/agrigenomics.html For more info on applications in microbiology and metagenomics http://www.illumina.com/areas-of- interest/microbiology.html For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. For more info on applications in other areas: http://www.illumina.com/science/publications/publications-review.html See all our Adventures in Genomics videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlah8wHBByBXEO0dNW-xNvvX_ A global genomics leader, Illumina provides comprehensive next-generation sequencing solutions to the research, clinical, and applied markets. Illumina technology is responsible for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data.* Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fueling groundbreaking advancements in oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, forensic science, and beyond. *Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015. Subscribe to the Illumina video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWMU29FF4kIG8YmQf6Zv0g?sub_confirmation=1 View customer spotlight videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajfheLzgbI4S7xBn7IDbt79 View Illumina webinars https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlahpXlnrrXlQw9itVJ8yHwUZ View Illumina product videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlaj6YuZmkfxZcT9twqDgP2Xd View Illumina support videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRu7cmBQlajbm2KGsICWb-JOnusJfYvM

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