Molecular and genetic basis of plant-fungal pathogen interactions

Seogchan Kang, Katherine F. Dobinson

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Abstract

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
PublisherElsevier
Pages59-97
Number of pages39
EditionC
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameApplied Mycology and Biotechnology
NumberC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1874-5334

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Kang, S., & Dobinson, K. F. (2004). Molecular and genetic basis of plant-fungal pathogen interactions. In Applied Mycology and Biotechnology (C ed., pp. 59-97). (Applied Mycology and Biotechnology; Vol. 4, No. C). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1874-5334(04)80006-6