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SEED TRANSMISSION OF FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F.SP. BASILICI IN SWEET BASIL
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A seed health test based on the agar plate method can lead to the refusal of healthy seed lots actually contaminated by saprotrophic F. oxysporum, so a molecular identification of the forma specialis is therefore required. Expand
Insights on the Evolution of Mycoparasitism from the Genome of Clonostachys rosea
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The genome sequencing and comparative genome analysis suggest that tolerance toward secondary metabolites is a prominent feature in the biology of C. rosea and that the evolution of mycoparasitism as a fungal lifestyle is being studied. Expand
Emerging infectious diseases of crop plants in developing countries: impact on agriculture and socio-economic consequences
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Four of the most important EIDs in developing countries are considered from the standpoint of their origin, characteristics, symptoms, mode of spread, possible control strategies, economic impact and the socio-economic consequences of their dissemination. Expand
Draft Whole-Genome Sequence of the Biocontrol Agent Trichoderma harzianum T6776
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The first genome assembly of Trichoderma harzianum T6776 is presented, providing a useful platform for the scientific community to study the effects of growth promotion, positive response of photosynthesis activity, hormonal signaling, and carbon partitioning in tomato. Expand
Biocontrol of Fusarium head blight: interactions between Trichoderma and mycotoxigenic Fusarium.
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Biological control, including the treatment of crop residues with antagonists, in order to reduce pathogen inoculum of FHB holds considerable promise and is confirmed by a qPCR approach. Expand
Gene family expansions and contractions are associated with host range in plant pathogens of the genus Colletotrichum
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This study illustrates the plasticity of Colletotrichum genomes, and shows that major changes in host range are associated with relatively recent changes in gene content. Expand
Evolution and comparative genomics of the most common Trichoderma species
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A time scaled pattern of genome evolution in 12 Trichoderma species from three phylogenetically distant clades/sections and a comprehensive analysis of their genes is presented to offer insights in the evolution of a mycoparasite towards a generalist. Expand
Characterization and epidemiology of Colletotrichum acutatum sensu lato (C. chrysanthemi) causing Carthamus tinctorius anthracnose
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In 2012, Colletotrichum isolates were collected from field-grown safflower crops in central Italy from plants exhibiting typical anthracnose symptoms, the first record of this pathogen on C. tinctorius in Italy, and it presents an updated characterization of ColletOTrichum isolate pathogenic to safflowers in Europe. Expand
Molecular Diversity of Anthracnose Pathogen Populations Associated with UK Strawberry Production Suggests Multiple Introductions of Three Different Colletotrichum Species
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The evidence indicates that three different species C. nymphaeae, C. godetiae and C. fioriniae are associated with strawberry production in the UK, which correspond to previously designated genetic groups A2, A4 and A3, respectively. Expand
Preharvest application of beneficial fungi as a strategy to prevent postharvest mycotoxin contamination: A review
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An overview of the possible applications of beneficial fungi in the preharvest of cereals, grapes and apples, in order to control the attack of these crops by important mycotoxigenic plant pathogens such as Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium spp. Expand
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