Molecular and genetic basis of plant-fungal pathogen interactions

Seogchan Kang, Katherine F. Dobinson

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Our understanding of the genetics and molecular biology that govern fungal-plant disease interactions has greatly increased during the past decade. This expansion of knowledge has been driven in large part by the development of new tools to investigate pathogenicity and the host response to infection. We present here an overview of the recent genetic and molecular biology research on plant-fungal pathogen interactions with emphasis on the technological advances in the field, and on what we have learned about the specificity of their interactions, and the corresponding host responses. We conclude with comments on the prospects for future research, and its application to disease interactions that are of economic importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Mycology and Biotechnology
Number of pages39
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameApplied Mycology and Biotechnology
ISSN (Print)1874-5334

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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