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Catalina Posada

Research Interests:

  • Biological control of pests and diseases
  • Entomopathogenic fungus-plant-insect interactions

Entomopathogenic fungi such as Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium spp. can grow as endophytes in plants (EEPF = endophytic entomopathogenic fungus), and, as endophytes, they can facilitate the control of insect pests and plant diseases. This has been shown for different entomopathogenic fungi, colonizing a broad range of plant species, and having negative effects on a broad range of insect pests. Moreover, EEPF can also increase plant root and shoot biomass, and induce resistance or tolerance against abiotic stresses and plant pathogens.

The aim of my research is to understand better the entomopathogenic fungus-plant-insect interaction, at the molecular, morphological and physiological level.

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Catalina Posada

PhD Student

Georg-August-University Goettingen
Department for Crop Sciences
Agricultural Entomology

Grisebachstrasse 6
D-37077 Goettingen   

 

Phone:   +49 (0)551 -39 23636
Fax:         +49 (0)551 -39 12105
Email:     cposadaREMOVE@gwdg.de