"How Biotrophic Fungal Pathogens Colonize Plants" Regine Kahmann, Endowed Taylor-White Lecture, Mar 11

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Research Area: Molecular phytopathology

Smut fungi

Smut fungi comprise a large group of biotrophic pathogens which parasitize mostly on grasses including a number of cereal hosts like maize, barley and wheat. They are characterized by a narrow host range, infect plants systemically and usually cause symptoms in male and female inflorescences only.