What is Fusarium graminearum and what does it do? Fusarium graminearum (F. graminearum), causes Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in wheat and barley. FHB results in crop destruction and toxins that are harmful for human and animal consumption. There are several populations of F. graminearum present in North America and rates of in planta aggressiveness and toxin levels vary by Population. Visually, it is difficult to determine the aggression or toxin levels of an infection. However, it may be possible to determine this through in vitro growth. By using in vitro growth, it may be possible to determine in planta aggressiveness of F. graminearum populations.
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Hall, Harrison and Mideros, Santiago, "Can In Vitro Phenotypes of Fusarium graminearum Indicate In Planta Aggressiveness?" (2021). PRECS student projects. 55.