Database Research Summaries
2018 Quest for an alternative, environment-friendly control method for charcoal rot fungus: mycoviruses

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/04/2019
group Dr. Nina Aboughanem (Principal Investigator, Mississippi State University),Dr. Sead Sabanadzovic (Principal Investigator, Mississippi State University)
bookmark Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board

Research Focus

The focus of this research is to look for innovative and environment-friendly methods to manage charcoal rot disease.


  • Identify and characterize mycoviruses that naturally infect CRF population in Mississippi.
  • Study the effect of selected viruses on CRF and further explorations by inoculating soybean plants.


Results will be updated once the research project is complete.


This research is important as it will assist farmers in being able to control rot disease.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.