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Recent Fungal Diseases of Crop Plants: Is Lateral Gene Transfer a Common Theme?

Oliver, Richard Peter; Solomon, Peter

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A cursory glance at old textbooks of plant pathology reveals that the diseases which are the current scourge of agriculture in many parts of the world are a different set from those that were prominent 50 or 100 years ago. Why have these new diseases arisen? The traditional explanations subscribe to the quot;nature abhors a vacuumquot; principle - that control of one disease creates the condition for the emergence of a replacement - but does little to explain why the new pathogen succeeds. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19159
Source: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI)
DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-21-3-0287

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