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- Mellon, Jay E.; Cotty, Peter J.
- Mycopathologia 2004 v.157 no.3 pp. 333
- Aspergillus flavus; plant pathogenic fungi; polygalacturonase; pectinesterase; geographical variation; Southwestern United States; Southeastern United States
- ... Aspergillus flavus is a widely distributed filamentous fungus that contaminates crops with the potent carcinogen aflatoxin. This species can be divided into S and L strains on the basis of sclerotial morphology. During crop infection, A. flavus can secrete a large array of hydrolytic enzymes.These include pectinase, which aids fungal spread through plant tissues. A survey of pectinase expression b ...