NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - DuPont said today that it is donating genomic sequence information about a fungal pathogen that affects corn plants to the GenBank sequence database run by the National Institutes of Health.
 
DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business is releasing sequences of Colletotrichum graminicola. The fungus causes anthracnose leaf blight and stalk rot, which cause reduced corn yield worldwide due to premature death and weakened stalk strength, the company said.
 

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