University of Minnesota, 1957
Postdoctoral Research: University of Minnesota, 1957-58
Harvard University, 1958-60
Department: Plant Pathology and Genetics
research in my laboratory is a genetic approach to the interactions
between plants and their parasites and pathogens. By the development of a
sexually competent population of the pathogen Magnaporthe grisea,
the incitant of the rice blast disease, we have been able to identfy the
genes in the pathogen that determine the specificity of the interaction
with the host and to identify the genes that determine whether the
specificity is expressed. The information on the genetics of the
pathogen is used to identify the genes in rice that determine and
control the interactions with the pathogen. The objectives are to
determine the interactions of the genes in each organism and the
interactions between the organisms.
Dr. Ellingboe is no longer accepting graduate students.