Periasamy Chitrampalam

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Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a fungal plant pathogen and the causal agent of lettuce drop, an economically important disease of California lettuce. The structure of the S. sclerotiorum mating type locus MAT has previously been reported and consists of two idiomorphs that are fused end-to-end as in other homothallics. We investigated the diversity of S.(More)
Labyrinthula terrestris, the causal agent of rapid blight disease in cool-season turfgrasses, is the first Labyrinthula species found to be associated with higher plants in terrestrial ecosystems. An initial study suggested a single common genotype associated with turfgrass in the US, but a later study revealed genetic diversity in this pathogen. In the(More)
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