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Table 1 A “top ten” list of fungal plant pathogens for research at the molecular biology level [30], and the impact of AtMT on these species

From: A silver bullet in a golden age of functional genomics: the impact of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of fungi

Rank Name Growth capabilities AtMT success Impact Key references
1 Pyricularia oryzae (Magnaporthe oryzae) In vitro Yes Major [15, 38,39,40,41,42]
2 Botrytis cinerea In vitro Yes Modest [244]
3 Puccinia spp. Obligate pathogen No N/A N/A
4 Fusarium graminearum In vitro Yes Minor [65]
5 Fusarium oxysporum In vitro Yes Major [75, 76]
6 Blumeria graminis Obligate pathogen No N/A N/A
7 Zymoseptoria tritici (Mycosphaerella graminicola) In vitro Yes Major [52,53,54, 245]
8 Colletotrichum spp. In vitro Yes Major [84, 86]
9 Ustilago maydis In vitro Yes Minor [198]
10 Melampsora lini Obligate pathogen Yes Minor [176]