Learning Objectives

In this section you will learn about the variety of Oomycete species that can be found in farmers’ soybean fields and how scientists are working to determine the effects of each.

After this lesson you should be able to answer the following questions…

  • How do scientists know what Oomycete species are found in the soybean fields of USA farmers?
  • What have DNA-based methods revealed about Oomycete species diversity?
  • What experiments reveal the species that cause seed or seedling rot?