History is key plant disease

Guy, Ann Brody
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/25/2012, p11
The article offers information on a study that highlights the dependence of the virulence of plant-borne diseases on the particular strain of a pathogen and on where the pathogen has been before landing in its host. Conducted by researchers at the University of California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, the study highlights the role of the pattern of gene regulation in affecting how aggressively a microbe will behave in a plant host.


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