Effects of a fraction from maize root exudates on haploid strains of Sporisorium reilianum f. sp. zeae

@article{Martinez2004EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a fraction from maize root exudates on haploid strains of Sporisorium reilianum f. sp. zeae},
  author={Carole Martinez and Marc Bu{\'e}e and Alain Jauneau and Guillaume B{\'e}card and Robert Dargent and Christophe Roux},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={236},
  pages={145-153}
}
Sporisorium reilianum f. sp. zeae is the causal agent of head smut of maize. Although the main symptom of this disease is the formation of a black fungal sorus on the reproductive parts of the maize, the infection always occurs via the roots. Early infection stages are characterised by a hyphal proliferation of the fungus around the roots. In this paper, we describe effects of a fraction extracted from maize root exudates on growth of S. reilianum f. sp. zeae. The fungus grew as a yeast form on… CONTINUE READING