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Emergence of Tan Spot Disease Caused by Toxigenic Pyrenophora tritici-repentis in Australia Is Not associated with Increased Deployment of Toxin-Sensitive Cultivars

Oliver, Richard Peter; Lord, Maryn; Rybak, Kasia; Faris, Justin; Solomon, Peter


The wheat disease tan (or yellow leaf) spot, caused by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, was first described in the period 1934 to 1941 in Canada, India, and the United States. It was first noted in Australia in 1953 and only became a serious disease in the 1970s. The emergence of this disease has recently been linked to the acquisition by P. tritici-repentis of the ToxA gene from the wheat leaf and glume blotch pathogen, Stagonospora nodorum. ToxA encodes a host-specific toxin that interacts with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Phytopathology
DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-98-5-0488


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