cgopt1-silenced mutants exhibit reduced pathogenicity. Aeschynomene virginica plants were inoculated with spore suspensions of wild-type, Ori51 or Ori83 strains. Spores were collected from plates, counted and diluted in water containing 0.05% Tween 20. Plants were sprayed to runoff and then kept in a humid atmosphere for 16 h. Picture was taken 6 days post-inoculation. Numbers are the mean of average fresh weight and SD of six plants. Data from one experiment are presented. Repetition of experiments led to similar results.
Chagué et al. BMC Microbiology 2009 9:173 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-173