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Plant Diseases, Pathogen Diversity, Genetic Diversity, Resistance and Molecular Markers

Edited by Tulin Askun

Balıkesir University

Fusarium species are ubiquitous environmental fungi and can cause severe invasive infections in plants. They are crop pathogens, and consumption of such infected crops can cause diseases in humans and animals. Furthermore, they act as spoilage organisms in stored products, such as wheat, sorghum, rice, and corn (maize). Fusarium species are mycotoxin producers and contaminate food and grains. Therefore, their eradication and management have economic importance as they can cause enormous economic and agricultural production losses. Despite the fact that the genus Fusarium Link (1809) has been known for over 200 years, new scientific information is being revealed by rapid advancements and breakthrough findings of interdisciplinary studies. This book presents an introductory overview of an update to the scientific knowledge about Fusarium. It discusses various aspects of Fusarium, such as its genetic diversity, root rot incidence and severity, genetic resistance, molecular markers, mycotoxins, diseases caused by Fusarium, and their management and the biological control of these phytopathogens. Furthermore, it also elaborates upon new plant secondary metabolites that are effective against Fusarium and the molecular interaction between Fusarium and the plant.

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FusariumPlant Diseases, Pathogen Diversity, Genetic Diversity, Resistance and Molecular MarkersEdited by Tulin Askun

Published: July 25th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69673

ISBN: 978-1-78923-319-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-318-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-406-9

Copyright year: 2018

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9668 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Fusarium: Pathogenicity, Infections, Diseases, Mycotoxins and Management

By Tulin Askun


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2. Fusarium: Historical and Continued Importance

By Mohammad Babadoost


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3. Fusarium Mycotoxins and Metabolites that Modulate Their Production

By Sandra N. Jimenez-Garcia, Lina Garcia-Mier, Juan F. Garcia-Trejo, Xóchitl S. Ramirez-Gomez, Ramon G. Guevara-Gonzalez and Ana A. Feregrino-Perez


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4. The Incidence of T-2 and HT-2 Toxins in Cereals and Methods of their Reduction Practice by the Food Industry

By Jelka Pleadin, Ana Vulić, Jurislav Babić and Drago Šubarić


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5. Plant Secondary Metabolites for Antifusarium and Antiphytophthora

By Sukrasno Sukrasno


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6. A Molecular Vision of the Interaction of Tomato Plants and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersic

By Ema Laura García-Enciso, Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza, María Liliana Flores-López, Armando Robledo-Olivo, Antonio Juárez- Maldonado and Susana González-Morales


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7. Analysis of Fusarium-Common Beans Pathosystem in Aguascalientes, Mexico

By José Saul Padilla-Ramírez, Roberto Ochoa-Márquez, Rigoberto Rosales-Serna, Francisco J. Ibarra-Pérez, Reinaldo Méndez-Aguilar, Sanjuana Hernández-Delgado, José Luis Chávez-Servia and Netzahualcoyotl Mayek-Pérez


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8. Fusarium Wilt: A Killer Disease of Lentil

By Neha Tiwari, Seid Ahmed, Shiv Kumar and Ashutosh Sarker


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9. Fusarium Species Complex Causing Pokkah Boeng in China

By Muqing Zhang and John Martin Jerome Jeyakumar


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10. Biological Control of Fusarium oxysporum in Tomato Seedling Production with Mexican Strains of Trichoderma

By Omar Romero Arenas, Jesús Francisco López Olguín, Dionicio Juárez Ramón, Dora Ma. Sangerman-Jarquín, Conrado Parraguirre Lezama, Primo Sánchez Morales and Manuel Huerta Lara


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