Host-induced gene silencing: a tool for understanding fungal host interaction and for developing novel disease control strategies.

@article{Nunes2012HostinducedGS,
  title={Host-induced gene silencing: a tool for understanding fungal host interaction and for developing novel disease control strategies.},
  author={Cristiano C. Nunes and Ralph A. Dean},
  journal={Molecular plant pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={519-29}
}
Recent discoveries regarding small RNAs and the mechanisms of gene silencing are providing new opportunities to explore fungal pathogen-host interactions and potential strategies for novel disease control. Plant pathogenic fungi are a constant and major threat to global food security; they represent the largest group of disease-causing agents on crop plants on the planet. An initial understanding of RNA silencing mechanisms and small RNAs was derived from model fungi. Now, new knowledge with… CONTINUE READING