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Researchers develop method for gene disruption in destructive fungal pathogen
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, Colorado State University and Duke University Medical Center have developed a new method to determine gene function on a genome-wide scale in the fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicicola. A. brassicicola, which causes black spot disease in cultivated Brassica, is a destructive fungus that may lead to considerable leaf loss in economically important crops including canola, cabbage and broccoli.