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The ins and outs of rust haustoria

Garnica, Diana P; Nemri, Adnane; Upadhyaya, Narayana M; Rathjen, John P; Dodds, Peter N


Rust diseases caused by fungi of the order Pucciniales afflict a wide range of plants, including cereals, legumes, ornamentals, and fruit trees, and pose a serious threat to cropping systems and global food security. The obligate parasitic lifestyle of these fungi and their complex life cycles, often involving alternate hosts for the sexual and asexual stages, also make this group of pathogens of great biological interest. One of the most remarkable adaptations of rust fungi is the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-11
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Pathogens
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004329


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