Zymoseptoria tritici is causal to one of the most devastating diseases of wheat, Septoria tritici blotch, STB, in Europe. An estimated 70% of fungicides deployed in Europe is for managing STB. Fundamental research has been undertaken with a focus on understanding the mechanistic basis of STB disease with partial success. However, lack of molecular tools has withheld functional genomics leading to extensive gaps in knowledge of infection biology of Z.tritici. Current research was conducted to...[Show more]
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