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A combined strategy of “in silico” transcriptome analysis and web search engine optimization allows an agile identification of reference genes suitable for normalization in gene expression studies
Traditionally housekeeping genes have been employed as endogenous reference (internal control) genes for normalization in gene expression studies. Since the utilization of single housekeepers cannotExpand
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In vitro antifungal activity of the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil and its major components against plant pathogens
Aims:  The aim of this study was to examine the effect of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (TTO) and its principal components on four cereal‐pathogenic fungi.
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In vitro antifungal activity of terpinen-4-ol, eugenol, carvone, 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) and thymol against mycotoxigenic plant pathogens
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of five naturally occurring compounds from essential oils on 10 different species of mycotoxigenic fungi involved in several plant diseases. TheExpand
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Proteomic insight into the mitigation of wheat root drought stress by arbuscular mycorrhizae.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are plant growth promoters that ameliorate plant-water relations and the nutrient uptake of wheat. In this work, two cultivars of Triticum spp., a bread and a durumExpand
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DNA-based methods for identification and quantification of small grain cereal mixtures and fingerprinting of varieties
The composition of cereal-based foods is a key factor in determining the quality and safety of the final product while the reliable identification of cereal species and cultivars are essential forExpand
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In Vitro Evaluation of Sub-Lethal Concentrations of Plant-Derived Antifungal Compounds on FUSARIA Growth and Mycotoxin Production
Phytopathogenic fungi can lead to significant cereal yield losses, also producing mycotoxins dangerous for human and animal health. The fungal control based on the use of synthetic fungicides can beExpand
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Influence of temperature on infection, growth, and mycotoxin production by Fusarium langsethiae and F. sporotrichioides in durum wheat.
Information concerning the temperature requirements of the species causing Fusarium head blight of small grains is essential for understanding which species cause the disease in different areas andExpand
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In vitro evaluation of the activity of thiosemicarbazone derivatives against mycotoxigenic fungi affecting cereals.
With a steadily increasing world population, a more efficient system of food production is of paramount importance. One of the major causes of food spoilage is the presence of fungal pathogens andExpand
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From Single Genes to Co-Expression Networks: Extracting Knowledge from Barley Functional Genomics
The paper reports an ‘in silico’ approach to gene expression analysis based on a barley gene co-expression network resulting from the study of several publicly available cDNA libraries. The work isExpand
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Fusarium DNA traceability along the bread production chain
Summary Wheat grain contamination with toxigenic Fusarium spp. is of great economic concern to cereal producers and to the grain processing industry and is of great relevance for the quality andExpand
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