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Pathogenomics and Management of Fusarium Diseases in Plants

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago-West Indies
Pathogens 2020, 9(5), 340;
Received: 3 April 2020 / Revised: 25 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 1 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fusarium: Pathogenomics and Inherent Resistance)
There is an urgency to supplant the heavy reliance on chemical control of Fusarium diseases in different economically important, staple food crops due to development of resistance in the pathogen population, the high cost of production to the risk-averse grower, and the concomitant environmental impacts. Pathogenomics has enabled (i) the creation of genetic inventories which identify those putative genes, regulators, and effectors that are associated with virulence, pathogenicity, and primary and secondary metabolism; (ii) comparison of such genes among related pathogens; (iii) identification of potential genetic targets for chemical control; and (iv) better characterization of the complex dynamics of host–microbe interactions that lead to disease. This type of genomic data serves to inform host-induced gene silencing (HIGS) technology for targeted disruption of transcription of select genes for the control of Fusarium diseases. This review discusses the various repositories and browser access points for comparison of genomic data, the strategies for identification and selection of pathogenicity- and virulence-associated genes and effectors in different Fusarium species, HIGS and successful Fusarium disease control trials with a consideration of loss of RNAi, off-target effects, and future challenges in applying HIGS for management of Fusarium diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: effectors; Fusarium; host-induced gene silencing; pathogenicity; RNAi effectors; Fusarium; host-induced gene silencing; pathogenicity; RNAi
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Rampersad, S.N. Pathogenomics and Management of Fusarium Diseases in Plants. Pathogens 2020, 9, 340.

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