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Molecular Plant Pathology. Volume 6, Issue 3, Date: May 2005, Pages: 225-241

01 May 2005   The stem canker (blackleg) fungus, Leptosphaeria maculans, enters the genomic era

Rouxel T and Balesdent MH

 Leptosphaeria maculans is the most ubiquitous pathogen of Brassica crops, and mainly oilseed brassicas (oilseed rape, canola), causing the devastating 'stem canker' or 'blackleg'. This review summarizes our current knowledge on the pathogen, from taxonomic issues to specific life traits. It mainly illustrates the importance of formal genetics approaches on the pathogen side to dissect the interaction with the host plants. In addition, this review presents the main current research topics on L. maculans and focuses on the L. maculans genome initiative recently begun, including its main research issues.

Keywords: Leptosphaeria maculans
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