Transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, causal agent of Fusarium wilt of banana, with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene

@article{Visser2011TransformationOF,
  title={Transformation of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, causal agent of Fusarium wilt of banana, with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene},
  author={Marinda Visser and Thomas R. Gordon and Brenda D Wingfield and Michael J. Wingfield and Alius Viljoen},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={69-75}
}
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foe) is the causal agent of Fusarium wilt (Panama disease) of bananas in most tropical and subtropical banana-producing regions of the world. The fungus infects through roots, colonises the rhizomes and eventually blocks the vascular system of the pseudostems, resulting in plant death. The green fluorescent protein (GFP) emits green fluorescence when excited by blue light, making it a useful tool to study early stages of fungal infection. The objective of this… CONTINUE READING