Dr Stephanie Slinski



Postdoctoral Fellow

Department

Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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I am interested in identifying what factors give Fusarium circinatum the ability to be a pathogen on Pinus spp. I use many methods to this end from microscopy and culturing techniques to genetic and genomic approaches. My research has included using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to resolve chromosomes as a complement to genome sequencing. I am interested in chromosome polymorphisms and the relationship of polymorphisms to virulence.

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Van der Nest MA, Beirn LA, Crouch JA, Demers JE, De Beer ZW, De Vos L, Gordon TR, Moncalvo JM, Naidoo K, Sanchez-Ramirez S, Roodt D, Santana QC, Slinksi SL, Stata M, Taerum SJ, Wilken PM, Wilson AM, Wingfield MJ, Wingfield BD. (2014) Draft genomes of Amanita jacksonii, Ceratocystis albifundus, Fusarium circinatum, Huntiella omanensis, Leptographium procerum, Rutstroemia sydowiana, and Sclerotinia echinophila. IMA Fungus 5(2):473-486. 10.5598/imafungus.2014.05.02.11 PDF