Lauren BraleyUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | UH Manoa · Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Currently starting the second year of my PhD graduate studies, working on biofumigation techologies.
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2 Research Items
My name is Lauren and I am currently a second-year PhD candidate in Dr. Koon-Hui Wang's lab at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. My current research revolves around the use of dried and ground papaya seed (a waste product in the Hawaiian papaya industry) as a potential biofumigation technology. It produces a volatile compound known as benzyl isothiocyanate or BITC which is similar to the volatile produced by mustard and oil radish, allyl isothiocyanate or AITC.
August 2019 - July 2021
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Master's graduate research assistant working on the use of nanopore sequencing technology as a plant diagnostic tool in potatoes and potato field soil.
The objective of this research is to examine the potential of using papaya ground seed (PGS) as a biofumigant in mitigating the disease incidence of 1) Fusarium wilt and 2) root-knot nematode infection or galling index on lettuce or kai choi in greenhouse pots.
The amplification of specific nucleic acid sequences with high specificity and sensitivity is an essential technique for pathogen detection. Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) is a rapid isothermal amplification method. Here, we demonstrate the end-point and real-time detection of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea (Sss) using RPA a...
The objective of this research is to examine the potential of using papaya ground seed (PGS) as a biofumigant in mitigating the disease incidence of 1) Fusarium wilt, 2) Rhizoctonia rot, 3) root-knot nematode infection or galling index, and 4) reniform nematode infection on lettuce, kai choi, cowpea, and zucchini.