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IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF REGULATORY GENES IN A. FLAVUS THAT ARE INVOLVED IN DEVELOPMENT, SECONDARY METABOLISM AND VIRULENCE

Investigators
Cary, J. W.; Calvo, Ana
Institutions
Northern Illinois University
Start date
2019
End date
2021
Objective
Identify key genes in Aspergillus flavus whose expression are dependent on the presence of regulatory genes such as homeobox 1 (hbx1), hbx1-dependent genes and microRNA-like RNAs (ribonucleic acids). Functionally characterize the role of these genes in the biology of the fungus including regulation of development, secondary metabolism and virulence. Analyze the potential of newly identified genes to serve as targets for maize RNAi-based gene silencing approaches.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6054-41420-008-05S
Accession number
436475
Categories
Mycotoxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens