Date of Award

Spring 1978

Project Type


Program or Major

Botany and Plant Pathology

Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

William E, MacHardy

Second Advisor

Avery E. Rich

Third Advisor

Lincoln C, Peirce


Previous workers have suggested that the host-produced fungitoxicant, alpha-tomatine, may play a key role in the resistance of tomato plants to the vascular wilt pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (Sacc.) Hans. & Snyd. race 1. The in vivo and in vitro studies reported herin were undertaken to examine that hypothesis and to investigage the effect of tomatine on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (Fol) race 2.