Biosecurity, microbial forensics and plant pathology: education challenges, overlapping disciplines and research needs

Keynote paper APPS 2011

DOI: 10.1007/s13313-011-0052-z

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Ochoa-Corona, F.M. Australasian Plant Pathol. (2011) 40: 335. doi:10.1007/s13313-011-0052-z


This article comments on aspects of functional overlapping of biosecurity, biosafety, bioterrorism, microbial forensics, plant pathology and education in a changing world showing the impact of increasing international trading, globalization and anthropogenic interventions. This commentary also introduces current research approaches such as, rapid collection devices, massive parallel systems and helicase dependent amplification applied to problems in biosecurity and microbial forensics.


Biosafety Massive parallel sequencing Helicase dependent amplification 

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© Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB)Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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