Identification of Fungi on Spotted Lanternfly
Department or Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Mentor #1
By using the method of microscopy the identification of three unknown fungal species were determined. Crystal violet staining, lactophenol cotton blue staining, and SEM were used to collect images of unknown fungal species. It was determined that PCR is required to differentiate between the fungal species. Overall morphological analysis did not provide enough data to conclude study. Future research will include PCR and possible fungal endophyte inoculation with tomato plants.