This is a new self-guided online training focused on the identification of the genus Pythium.

This training was developed to aid plant disease diagnosticians and plant pathologists in the isolation and identification of common plant pathogenic Pythium spp that are found in North America.

The online training is free and is available to anyone. The training gives information on distinguishing Pythium spp. from similar genera and techniques for isolating Pythium from plant material and water samples.

The training also includes techniques for growing Pythium in water culture for identification and information on morphological and molecular identification of common Pythium groups and species.

Module 1: What is Pythium?

Module 2: Pythium isolation and handling protocols

Module 3: Pythium Identification