Rice false smut fungus hijacks the rice nutrients supply by blocking and mimicking the fertilization of rice ovary.

Abstract

Rice false smut disease is an increasing threat to rice production in the world. Despite of best efforts, research for the infection of the fungus has yielded equivocal and conflicting results about where and how the infection is initiated and developed. Here we show a stepwise infection pattern and sophisticated regulation during this process. Initial… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13343

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