Phytopathology 2015 Aug 10;105(8):1137-45. Epub 2015 Aug 10.
First, third, and fifth authors: Division of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection, Department of Crop Sciences, and second author: CLB-Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany; and fourth author: Africa Rice Center, P.O. Box 33581, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Rice blast, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the emergent threats to rice production in East Africa (EA), where little is known about the population genetics and pathogenicity of this pathogen. We investigated the genetic diversity and mating type (MAT) distribution of 88 isolates of M. oryzae from EA and representative isolates from West Africa (WA) and the Philippines (Asia) using amplified fragment length polymorphism markers and mating-type-specific primer sets. Read More