NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers have sequenced the genome of a fungus that can devastate wheat and barley crops and sicken humans and cattle that ingest grain infected with it, according to a recent paper.
 
The fungus, Fusarium graminearum, has been known to cause a deadly condition known as Fusarium head blight, and is “one of the most significant plant pathogens worldwide," according to the researchers.
 

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