Colletotrichum higginsianum

Colletotrichum higginsianum

Colletotrichum higginsianum

Colletotrichum higginsianum is an ascomycete pathogen that causes anthracnose disease on many plants in the Brassicaceae, including Arabidopsis thaliana. In addition to its hemibiotrophic life-style, which involves differentiation of specialised infection structures, the fungus can be cultured in vitro and genetically transformed. The Colletotrichum-Arabidopsis interaction is therefore an important model pathosystem for investigating the molecular basis of fungal pathogenicity and host responses.


 
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