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PhD defense

Stefano Visentin: Ramularia collo-cygni – Infection studies of a major barley pathogen

[Translate to English:] Ph.d.-forsvar, 23. maj 2019. Stefano Visentin

Stefano Visentin

Stefano Visentin investigated the association between the fungal pathogen Ramularia collo-cygni and barley. Ramularia collo-cygni causes the Ramularia leaf spot (RLS) disease in barley, which manifests as necrotic rectangular-shaped areas surrounded by a chlorotic halo on leaves. Stefano Visentin investigated the colonization patterns of Ramularia collo-cygni of the barley leaf by coupling microscopy techniques to an analytical approach. He also studied how this interaction establishes at the cellular level inside barley leaf.

The study contributes to the understanding of the mode of infection of Ramularia collo-cygni in barley and to general knowledge of apoplastic fungal infections of the plant tissues.


The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG), Science and Technology, Aarhus University in association with the James Hutton Institute, Cell and Molecular Sciences (CMS), Dundee, Scotland.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday 23 May 2019 at 13.00
Place: Building 1593-012 Auditorium (148)
Title of PhD thesis: Biology of Ramularia collo-cygni infection of barley
Contact information: Stefano Visentin, e-mail: stefano@mbg.au.dk
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Christian Voigt, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Alexander Schulz, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Associate Professor Knud Larsen (chair), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Simona Radutoiu, MBG, Aarhus University
Professor Adrian Newton, CMS, The James Hutton Institute
Co-supervisor:
Dr Kath Wright, CMS, The James Hutton Institute
Dr Anna Avrova, CMS, The James Hutton Institute

The defence is public.

The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, 8000 Aarhus C.