Issue Date: December 8, 2008
Deleting A Gene Shuts Down Costly Fungus
By analyzing how the fungus Botrytis cinerea makes its signature plant-killing sesquiterpene toxins, an international team of scientists has offered hope for growers of vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants that new ways may be found to disarm this costly plant pathogen (ACS Chem. Biol., DOI: 10.1021/cb800225v). B. cinerea is the culprit behind gray mold disease, which affects hundreds of agricultural . . .
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