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Clint Magill

Clint Magill


Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology

Room 202H LF Peterson Building
2132 TAMU

College Station , TX 77843-2132
Office Phone: (979) 845-8250


  1. B.S., University of Illinois
  2. Ph.D., Cornell University
  3. Postdoc., University of Minnesota


Research Interests:

Fungal Genetics and Host Resistance

The use of molecular probes is allowing us to gain new insights into fungal plant pathogens and to host responses to potential pathogens. We are currently developing real-time PCR primers for two downy mildews that are considered to be a threat to maize production if introduced into the US. We are also developing PCR-based tags genes for resistance to headsmut, anthracnose, downy mildew and grain mold in sorghum. These molecular tags will be useful for breeding cultivars with more durable resistance and for cloning specific resistance genes. We have also used PCR to clone segments of the cotton and sorghum equivalents of genes that function in known host defense pathways. These clones are being used to compare the rate and timing of induction of each gene in resistant and susceptible lines following inoculation with a pathogen.


Rebecca Brosseau

Research Interests:

Plant Genetics: