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Margot Becktell

Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information

Wubben Hall and Science Center 221F

970.248.1892

mbecktel@coloradomesa.edu

Education

PhD, Cornell University
BS, Colorado Mesa University

Biography

Margot Becktell, PhD, specializes in plant pathology and horticulture/greenhouse management. She teaches classes in general biology, plant biology, plant physiology, plant anatomy and mycology. She studies late blight of petunias caused by Phytophthora infestans, the same plant pathogen that destroyed the potato crops in Ireland during the Irish potato famine.