Work related to Plant Pathology
What Kind of Work Does a Plant Pathologist Do?
Discover new diseases and new strains of microbes, travelling all over Africa
Conduct DNA finger printing of microbes and plants
Use an Electron Microscope at 100,000 x magnification to look at viruses and bacteria
Search for strains of bacteria and fungi that kill detrimental fungi or insect pests
Isolate good viruses that kill dangerous bacteria
Discover biofertilizer strains of bacteria to fix nitrogen for crops of small scale farmers
Discover ways to save bananas and pine trees from being wiped out by a fungus, Fusarium
Breed new crop varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases

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