Population biology of plant pathogens

Prof. Eduardo S. G. Mizubuti

[versão em Português ]

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My research program involves two major areas of interest: evolutionary genetics of plant pathogen populations and molecular epidemiology of plant diseases. The final goal is to improve management of important plant diseases. The pathosystems we study are:

Potato and Tomato x Late Blight, Early Blight and Bacterial Wilt

— Phytophthora infestans
— Alternaria grandis and A. linariae (the old A. tomatophila)
— Ralstonia solanacearum

Rubber x South American Leaf Blight and Foliar Anthracnose

— Pseudocercopora ulei (previously known as Microcyclus ulei)
— Colletotrichum spp.

Common bean x White mold

— Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Banana x Fusarium Wilt (Panama disease) – recently started project

— Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense


Postdoctoral fellowship available

We are in the process of hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work in a project involving fungicide resistance in Phytophthora infestans. Click here for more information.




Phone: +55 31 3612-4808