Endophyte discovery may challenge fusarium

Novel mechanism discovered that protects ancient crop against mycotoxin-producing fungal infection.

Plant scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection — a discovery that may benefit millions of farmers and livestock in developing countries.

The discovery may also point the way toward a natural treatment to thwart the pathogen in other important crops grown worldwide, including corn and wheat, University of Guelph plant agriculture professor M

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