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Fungus Genome Yielding Answers to Protect Grains, People and Animals
October 4, 2007
Why a pathogen is a pathogen may be answered as scientists study the recently mapped genetic makeup of a fungus that spawns the worst cereal grains disease known, and also can produce toxins potentially fatal to people and livestock.
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