Molecular Genetics of Phytopathogenic Fungi

  • Paul Tudzynski
  • Klaus-Michael Weltring
Part of the Progress in Botany/Fortschritte der Botanik book series (BOTANY, volume 54)


Plant diseases caused by phytopathogenic fungi represent an enormous economical hazard. Nevertheless, most interactions between these parasites and their hosts are not well understood mainly due to considerable experimental restrictions. In the past few years, however, considerable progress has been made in this field, mainly due to the availability of a wide range of molecular techniques, which allow new and promising approaches to the understanding of host-parasite interactions. This review cannot represent a comprehensive update of the exponentially expanding literature on this topic, but intends to present an overview and report on trends and highlights, continuing the short update of Meinhardt (1991) in this series.


Phytopathogenic Fungus Avr9 Gene Cutinase Activity Trichothecene Production Hypovirulent Strain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Tudzynski
    • 1
  • Klaus-Michael Weltring
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Botanik und Botanischer GartenWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

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