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Assessment of Fusarium Endophytes For Use in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jeffrey Coleman of Rhode Island Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the U.S. seeks to identify isolates of the fungus Fusarium that are capable of establishing a beneficial relationship with important crop plants in Sub-Saharan Africa. These endophytes could be used to increase crop production while preventing the invasion of disease-causing pathogens.

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