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Unlike bacterial toxins that are primarily peptides and are therefore encoded by a single gene, fungal toxins such as the aflatoxins are multi-ring structures and therefore require a sequence of structural genes for their biological synthesis. There is therefore no specific PCR . . . → Read More: PCR detection of aflatoxin producing fungi and its limitations
Application of High-Throughput DNA Sequencing in Phytopathology Annual Review of Phytopathology Vol. 49: 87-105 (Volume publication date September 2011) DOI: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-072910-095408 David J. Studholme, Rachel H. Glover, and Neil Boonham
A must-read review on Next-Generation Sequencing methods applied in Plant Pathology. Both Genomic and Transcriptomic aspects are treated, and the associated computational and bioinformatics . . . → Read More: Application of High-Throughput DNA Sequencing in Phytopathology
Last year, Molecular Plant Pathology set up the fungal pathogens survey, asking to plant mycologists associated with the journal to vote the most important plant fungi in terms of scientific and/or economic interest.
On the base of nearly 500 votes they compiled the top 10 list of fungal pathogens:
Leaders in field were . . . → Read More: The Top 10 fungal pathogens in molecular plant pathology