Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 471–475 | Cite as

Node Infection Caused by Fusarium graminearum in Wheat

  • Á. Mesterházy
  • B. TóthEmail author
  • Á. Szabó-Hevér
  • J. Varga
  • S. Lehoczki-Krsjak


An undescribed symptom caused by Fusarium graminearum was detected in wheat fields showing masses of orange sporodochia on the node and neighbouring stem tissue. Normally the head above infected nodes dies and only chaff is harvested. This is the first formal description of this type of stem infections caused by F. graminearum. The economic importance of these disease symptoms need further evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Á. Mesterházy
    • 1
  • B. Tóth
    • 1
    Email author
  • Á. Szabó-Hevér
    • 1
  • J. Varga
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Lehoczki-Krsjak
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Cereal Research Non-profit Co.SzegedHungary
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and InformaticsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  3. 3.CBS Fungal Biodiversity CentreCT UtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Science and InformaticsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary

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