Genes Required for the Anti-fungal Activity of a Bacterial Endophyte Isolated from a Corn Landrace Grown Continuously by Subsistence Farmers Since 1000 BC

@inproceedings{Shehata2016GenesRF,
  title={Genes Required for the Anti-fungal Activity of a Bacterial Endophyte Isolated from a Corn Landrace Grown Continuously by Subsistence Farmers Since 1000 BC},
  author={Hanan R. Shehata and Cassandra L. Ettinger and Jonathan A. Eisen and Manish N. Raizada},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
Endophytes are microbes that inhabit internal plant tissues without causing disease. Some endophytes are known to combat pathogens. The corn (maize) landrace Chapalote has been grown continuously by subsistence farmers in the Americas since 1000 BC, without the use of fungicides, and the crop remains highly valued by farmers, in part for its natural… CONTINUE READING