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Plant Pathogen Genetically Tailors Attacks to Each Part of Host, Say Stanford Researchers


April 13, 2010

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Corn smut, a fungus that infects maize, can target its attack by choosing which of its genes to activate in order to maximize the effectiveness of its onslaught. This is the first time such tissue-specific targeting has been found in a pathogen.Full Story

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