Evaluation and improvement of Papaya ringspot virus resistant breeding lines
Transmissibility and molecular and pathogenic characterization of Coconut tinangaja
Evaluation and implementation of organic cropping practices for disease management
in tropical island farming systems
Soil microbial community dynamics with soil-borne plant pathogens in organic cropping
Native mycorrhizal fungi for disease resistance
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Ph.D., Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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