Annu Rev Phytopathol 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, California 93905, USA; email:
The genomics era has ushered in exciting possibilities to examine the genetic bases that undergird the characteristic features of and other plant pathogens. In this review, we provide historical perspectives on some of the salient biological characteristics of , including its morphology, microsclerotia formation, host range, disease symptoms, vascular niche, reproduction, and population structure. The kaleidoscopic population structure of this pathogen is summarized, including different races of the pathogen, defoliating and nondefoliating phenotypes, vegetative compatibility groupings, and clonal populations. Read More