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The rise and rise of emerging infectious fungi challenges food security and ecosystem health

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This article highlights some of the more notable persistent fungal diseases of our times. It draws attention to the emergence of new fungal pathotypes infecting food staple crops, due largely to modern agricultural practices, and to nascent fungal diseases decimating frog populations worldwide and killing hibernating bats in Northern USA. We invoke use of the basic disease triangle concept to highlight the "missing" data, with regards to pathogen and host biology and to the various environmen...

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10.1016/j.fbr.2011.10.004

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Journal:
Fungal Biology Reviews
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
181-188
Publication date:
2011-12-01
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ISSN:
1749-4613
Source identifiers:
221589
Language:
English
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pubs:221589
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uuid:8a0fc9d9-b35d-4d37-8f87-d8582ccdff29
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Deposit date:
2013-02-20

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