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Parasitic Algae of the Air - Downy mildews

  • 27 Jan 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Our natural world is comprised of organisms large and small. And the smallest ones are typically the most deadly. Why does your rosebush turn brown?  Why are your busy-lizzies dead?  Why was your wine sour and thin?   It could be due to downy mildews, a group of parasitic organisms that attacks plants. They can’t live without their host plant, yet they can travel thousands of miles in a single season.  Learn how downy mildews present a constant threat to the plants we love.

Presenter Bio: Nina Shishkoff is a plant pathologist working for the USDA in Frederick MD on diseases of trees and ornamental plants.  She got her bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of Michigan and a PhD in mycology from Cornell University.  She is also a botanical illustrator.

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The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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