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New twists to diseases and crop nutrition

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New research from The Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens suggests there may need to be a re-think about the relationship between some diseases and crop nutrition... Necrotrophic fungal pathogens infect plant cells and kill them leaving lesions and dead spots; these include Stagonospora nodorum , more commonly known as Septoria nodorum blotch... Biotrophic fungal pathogens, examples of which include rusts and mildews, infect the plant and produce pustules without killing the infected cells...
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