Take-All Disease: New Insights into an Important Wheat Root Pathogen

Take-all disease, caused by the fungal root pathogen Gaeumannomyces tritici, is considered to be the most important root disease of wheat worldwide. Here we review the advances in take-all research over the last 15 years, focusing on the identification of new sources of genetic resistance in wheat relatives and the role of the microbiome in disease development. We also highlight recent breakthroughs in the molecular interactions between G. tritici and wheat, including genome and transcriptome analyses. These new findings will aid the development of novel control strategies against take-all disease. In light of this growing understanding, the G. tritici–wheat interaction could provide a model study system for root-infecting fungal pathogens of cereals.

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  • Name: Palma-Guerrero, Javier, Type: Corresponding Author,
  • Name: Chancellor, Tania, Type: Author,
  • Name: Spong, Jess, Type: Author,
  • Name: Canning, Gail, Type: Author,
  • Name: Hammond, Jess, Type: Author,
  • Name: McMillan, Vanessa E., Type: Author,
  • Name: Hammond-Kosack, Kim E., Type: Author,
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DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.02.009
Date Last Updated 2021-09-10T12:21:53.132124
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