The essential symbiosis of mycology and plant pathology : present and future needs
CITATION: Crous, P. W. 1995. The essential symbiosis of mycology and plant pathology : present and future needs. South African Journal of Science, 91(10):502-504.
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Correct disease diagnosis is essential for plant pathologists striving to combat plant disease. To support them, mycologists are integrating traditional and molecular techniques. Attention must therefore be given to harnessing the power of molecular genetics to provide rapid methods of identification, and to study the adaptability of plant pathogens in terms of virulence and sensitivity to fungicides. To combat African plant diseases effectively, better co-operation bem'een mycologists and plant pathologists is essential.