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Fusarium oxysporum, is a soil-borne fungus belonging to the Ascomycetes family. This fungus is an inhabitant of the soil and it enters the plants by the root to which will follow a xylem vessels colonization.
The maize pathogen Fusarium verticillioides causes huge economic losses per year due to the production of fumonisins. Fusarium verticillioides ITEM 10027 (Fv10027) isolated in Italy shows a reduced fumonisins synthesis when compared to the F.