Vascular colonization patterns of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis (ISPaVe1070 race1, and ISPaVe1018 and 1083 race 1,2 w) on Charentais Fom-2 within a period of 21 days after inoculation. The frequency of reisolation (%) is based on fungal colonies obtained from fragments 5 mm in length, cut along the stem to a maximum height of 75 mm. The values of the four sections of each column were calculated by summing the numbers of reisolations for each of the four height classes (15-30 mm, 30-45 mm, 45-60 mm and 60-75 mm). Each section of the column shows the reisolation frequency of the corresponding height class. Its value was calculated by re-scaling the frequency of reisolation found in the stem fragments of the class to the range 0-25 (0 = no presence; 25, presence in all fragments of the class), so that when the fungus was reisolated in all fragments of all classes the frequency is 100%. Letters above the columns show the results of the pairwise contrasts between the percentage of the frequencies of fungal reisolation in all stem fragments (the upper value of each column) performed within the non parametric ANOVA: values without common letters differ at the nominal P level ≤ 0.0018 (actual P ≤ 0.05 level).
Sestili et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:122 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-122