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Tea polyphenol significantly suppressed urediniospore germination and caused the aberrant growth of germ tubes of wheat stripe rust. Moreover, Tea polyphenol reduced incidence rate and the uredia coverage rate in a dose-and application time-dependent manner. TP treatment also induced the aberrant differentiation of stripe rust on wheat leaves.
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Tea polyphenol may be a potential antifungal agent for the control of obligate biotrophic fungus in plants.
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This page is a summary of: Tea polyphenol is a potential antifungal agent for the control of obligate biotrophic fungus in plants, Journal of Phytopathology, June 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jph.12591.
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