Welcome to the Phytophthora research lab in Corvallis. We combine basic tools from genomics, epidemiology, and bioinformatics, with translational research approaches to strategically address some of the fundamental challenges posed by plant diseases caused by the genus Phytophthora.

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20 years of P. ramorum in nurseries

Phytophthora ramorum has been found in nurseries over the past 20 years. The Grunwald lab receives samples from various sources, including state and federal agencies, universities, and scientists around the country. Most are received so that the sample can be genotyped with microsatellite markers that are used identify the clonal lineage.