• Host‐induced gene silencing of multiple genes of Fusarium graminearum enhances resistance to Fusarium head blight in wheat

    10 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Fusarium head blight caused primarily by Fusarium graminearum is a devastating disease of wheat worldwide. FHB infection not only leads to serious yield lossses, but also results in critical health issues because of mycotoxin contamination, especially deoxynivalenol. Novel approaches are therefore urgently required to combat FHB, due to the development of fungicide resistance in F. graminearum and the unavailability of FHB‐resistant wheat cultivars. We here evaluated the use of host‐induced gene silencing in transgenic wheat plants as a strategy to control FHB by simultaneously...
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