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Kuldau Lab - Mycotoxins: Biosecurity and Food Safety

The Kuldau lab merges lab, chamber, and field studies using observational, molecular, and chromatographic methods to research mycotoxin problems in food and forage.
Fusarium Head Scab on Wheat, note orange-colored patches of fungal sporulation on bleached florets.

Fusarium Head Scab on Wheat, note orange-colored patches of fungal sporulation on bleached florets.

Fusarium Head Scab research is conducted at the Plant Pathology research farm at Rock Springs. Small replicated plots using several cultivars are planted and inoculated with Fusarium. Samples taken throughout the season, help us to learn when and under what conditions mycotoxins develop in the developing grain.