Ecological genetic divergence of the fungal pathogen Didymella rabiei on sympatric wild and domesticated Cicer spp. (Chickpea).

@article{Frenkel2010EcologicalGD,
  title={Ecological genetic divergence of the fungal pathogen Didymella rabiei on sympatric wild and domesticated Cicer spp. (Chickpea).},
  author={Omer Frenkel and Tobin L. Peever and Martin I. Chilvers and Hilal Ozkilinc and Canan Can and Shahal Abbo and Dani Shtienberg and Amir Sherman},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={30-9}
}
For millennia, chickpea (Cicer arietinum) has been grown in the Levant sympatrically with wild Cicer species. Chickpea is traditionally spring-sown, while its wild relatives germinate in the autumn and develop in the winter. It has been hypothesized that the human-directed shift of domesticated chickpea to summer production was an attempt to escape the devastating Ascochyta disease caused by Didymella rabiei. We estimated genetic divergence between D. rabiei isolates sampled from wild Cicer… CONTINUE READING