Functional and comparative bioinformatic analysis of expressed genes from wheat spikes infected with Fusarium graminearum.

Fusarium head blight, caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum, is a major disease on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were used to identify genes expressed during the wheat-F. graminearum interaction. We generated 4,838 ESTs from a cDNA library prepared from spikes of the partially resistant cultivar Sumai 3 infected with F… CONTINUE READING