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WSU Tri-Cities student named a Goldwater Scholar

  Video by Matthew Haugen, WSU News Service     Related: Details on the Goldwater Scholarship program Details on PNNL’s bio-based product research program are at pnl.gov/biobased RICHLAND – A WSU Tri-Cities student and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory intern earned the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.   Kristen Meyer, a […]

Appearance of potentially lethal fungus in Canada

PULLMAN – Jack Rogers, WSU plant pathologist, says a potentially fatal-disease-causing fungus discovered recently in Oregon and Washington was previously found on the West Coast of Canada, where it has posed a threat to human and animal health for more than a decade. “Cryptococcus gattii has been causing disease in Canada, especially the Vancouver region, […]

Mapping the way to snow mold resistance

Snow mold infects turf grass.   A genetic map being developed by scientists at WSU in collaboration with scientists at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center on the northern island of Hokkaido may speed development of wheat varieties that are more resistant to snow mold. Snow mold is a fungus-caused disease of wheat and other grasses. […]

Lab detects pests, trains young scientists

  As genomics research unravels some of life’s complexities, laboratories like the new molecular lab at WSU Puyallup applies that knowledge to real-world problems.   For molecular geneticist Katie Coats, that means working with the WSDA and WSU Puyallup plant pathologist Gary Chastagner to understand the genetics of the exotic plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, the […]