Fifty years of Fusarium: how could nine species have ever been enough?
- Brett Anthony SummerellAffiliated withRoyal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Email author
- , John F. LeslieAffiliated withDepartment of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
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Fusarium is globally one of the most important genera of fungi, causing an array of plant diseases, producing mycotoxins and adversely affecting human health. The genus is taxonomically complex and accurate identification requires a suite of different morphological, biological and phylogenetic markers. Herein we review some of the major advances in our knowledge of Fusarium that have occurred over the past 50 years.
KeywordsFusarium Gibberella Plant diseases Mycotoxins
- Fifty years of Fusarium: how could nine species have ever been enough?
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- September 2011
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- Springer Netherlands
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