Tomato gene may fend banana against formidable fungus

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Having shown in a PNAS article that the fungus Cladosporium fulvum, which causes leaf blight in tomato plants, is closely related to Mycosphaerella fijiensis, which causes a leaf spot disease in bananas, scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands speculate that the Cf resistance gene of the tomato could provide protection to the defenceless Cavendish banana (Source: http://www.wageningenuniversity.nl/uk/newsagenda/archive/news/2010/Tomato_gene_may_fend_banana_against_formidable_fungus.htm)

Period8 Apr 2010

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