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- Anderson, S. J.; Simmons, H. E.; French-Monar, R. D.; Munkvold, G. P.
- Plant health progress 2016 v.17 no.1 pp. 1-5
- Sphacelotheca reiliana; autoclaving; corn; epidemiology; field experimentation; fungi; genotype; growth chambers; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; screening; seedlings; shoots; smut diseases; soil; teliospores; California; Texas
- ... A real-time PCR assay was used to compare seedling infection by Sphacelotheca reiliana, the causal agent of head smut, among five inbred genotypes representing low, moderate, and high susceptibility to the disease. Seeds were coated with teliospores and planted in autoclaved field soil in a growth chamber. Incidence of seedling infection at growth stage V3 differed between an inbred genotype of lo ...