Development of a transformation system for Mycosphaerella pathogens of banana: a tool for the study of host/pathogen interactions.

  title={Development of a transformation system for Mycosphaerella pathogens of banana: a tool for the study of host/pathogen interactions.},
  author={Peter J Balint-Kurti and Gregory D. May and Alice C. L. Churchill},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  volume={195 1},
A genetic transformation system has been developed for three Mycosphaerella pathogens of banana and plantain (Musa spp.). Mycosphaerella fijiensis and Mycosphaerella musicola, the causal agents of black and yellow Sigatoka, respectively, and Mycosphaerella eumusae, which causes Septoria leaf spot of banana, were transformed with a construct carrying a synthetic gene encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP). Most single-spored transformants that expressed GFP constitutively were mitotically… CONTINUE READING


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