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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MOLECULAR AND GENETIC APPROACHES TO SUPPRESSING FUNGAL PATHOGENS AND MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION Title: Chemogenomic analysis of fungal stress-response systems using phytochemicals

Authors
item Campbell, Bruce
item Kim, Jong Heon

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 2009
Publication Date: May 25, 2011
Citation: Campbell, B.C., Kim, J.H. 2011. Chemogenomic analysis of fungal stress-response systems using phytochemicals. In: Pirttila, A.M. and Sorvari, S., Eds. Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes, A Laboratory Manual, Part B: Fungi. Paimio, Finland:BioBien Innovations. p. 80-87.

Interpretive Summary: Fungal pathogens can cause major problems for both agriculture and human health. By infecting crop plants, fungi cause the plant to die or spoil its productivity. Some fungi actually produce toxic substances that are harmful, if ingested. Fungal infections of humans can also result in major health problems, including death. This chapter describes how to use specific strains of a model fungus to find genetic traits that are good targets for fungal control. Such methods can improve control of a myriad of fungal pathogens.

Technical Abstract: Fungal pathogens can cause major problems for both agriculture and human health. By infecting crop plants, fungi cause the plant to die or spoil its productivity. Some fungi actually produce toxic substances that are harmful, if ingested. Fungal infections of humans can also result in major health problems, including death. This chapter describes how to use specific strains of a model fungus to find genetic traits that are good targets for fungal control. Such methods can improve control of a myriad of fungal pathogens.

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