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The authors acknowledge funding by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.; FKZ: 22019311). They wish to thank K. Klingebeil and V. Papke for excellent technical assistance.
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Ziegler, A., Fomitcheva, V., Zakri, A.N. et al. Occurrence of Polymyxa graminis Ribotypes in Germany and Their Association with Different Host Plants and Viruses. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 44, 251–262 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1556/0806.43.2015.051