Interspecific hybridization in plant‐associated fungi and oomycetes: a review

@article{Schardl2003InterspecificHI,
  title={Interspecific hybridization in plant‐associated fungi and oomycetes: a review},
  author={Christopher L. Schardl and Kelly D Craven},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={12}
}
Fungi (kingdom Mycota) and oomycetes (kingdom Stramenopila, phylum Oomycota) are crucially important in the nutrient cycles of the world. Their interactions with plants sometimes benefit and sometimes act to the detriment of humans. Many fungi establish ecologically vital mutualisms, such as in mycorrhizal fungi that enhance nutrient acquisition, and endophytes that combat insects and other herbivores. Other fungi and many oomycetes are plant pathogens that devastate natural and agricultural… 
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