If you have ever kept fruits, vegetables, or even bread in your kitchen for a long time, you have probably noticed the formation of a grayish and fuzzy covering over them. But what exactly are those grayish-white filaments? Are they dangerous for us? They are living things and they belong to the group of organisms called fungi. These fungi grow on other organisms, using them as a source of nourishment. In this article, we introduce fungi and describe how they can attack plants, fruits, and vegetables.

The Dark Side of Fungi: How They Cause Diseases in Plants / D. Marcianò, C. Mizzotti, G. Maddalena, S.L. Toffolatti. - In: FRONTIERS FOR YOUNG MINDS. - ISSN 2296-6846. - (2021). [Epub ahead of print] [10.3389/frym.2021.560315]

The Dark Side of Fungi: How They Cause Diseases in Plants

C. Mizzotti
Co-primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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G. Maddalena
Penultimo
Writing – Review & Editing
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S.L. Toffolatti
Ultimo
Writing – Review & Editing
2021

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If you have ever kept fruits, vegetables, or even bread in your kitchen for a long time, you have probably noticed the formation of a grayish and fuzzy covering over them. But what exactly are those grayish-white filaments? Are they dangerous for us? They are living things and they belong to the group of organisms called fungi. These fungi grow on other organisms, using them as a source of nourishment. In this article, we introduce fungi and describe how they can attack plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Settore AGR/12 - Patologia Vegetale
Novel Pesticides for a Sustainable Agriculture (NoPest)
25-giu-2021
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