Root infection and systemic colonization of maize by Colletotrichum graminicola.

  title={Root infection and systemic colonization of maize by Colletotrichum graminicola.},
  author={Serenella A. Sukno and Veronica Matia Garcia and Brian D. Shaw and Michael R. Thon},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={74 3},
Colletotrichum graminicola is a filamentous ascomycete that causes anthracnose disease of maize. While the fungus can cause devastating foliar leaf blight and stalk rot diseases, little is known about its ability to infect roots. Previously published reports suggest that C. graminicola may infect maize roots and that root infections may contribute to the colonization of aboveground plant tissues, leading to disease. To determine whether C. graminicola can infect maize roots and whether root… CONTINUE READING

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