Tulin Askun

Balıkesir UniversityTurkey

Prof. Dr. Tulin Askun is working at the Balikesir University (Turkey), Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of Biology, as the Head of Molecular Biology Department. She received both her master's degree in 1996 and her PhD in 2002 from the Balikesir University. In 2012, she received a Project Incentive Award in Basic Sciences from the same institution. She is responsible for the implementation of educational programs and scientific researches, providing projects, and establishing and maintaining relationships with group members and projects partners.

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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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