Jian M. Zayas Declet

ECaFSS Scholar since: August 2019

Expected Graduation Date: May 2021

Research: The job consists on elaborating methods of eradication of endophytes organisms in tissue culture of Dioscorea rotundata. These following processes were developed under the same job: isolate, identify and eliminate phytopathogenic organisms such as: bacteria and fungi to obtain tissues completely free of pathogens and aseptic. Currently, the fungi have been isolated and their identification will proceed; then tests will be conducted to identify the most effective eradication method. During the period I have been participating in the program of scientific symposia such as SOPCA and countless professional workshops. In addition, Jian will be close to conducting a research internship.

Mentor: Merari Feliciano, Ph.D.

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