Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens | NC State News

— Written By Mary Lorscheider

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday tables throughout the fall. However, these iconic fruits and vegetables – known collectively as cucurbits – can also help us understand the spread of plant diseases that pose a significant risk to crops.

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