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Influence of Messenger on Corn Yield and Mycotoxin Contamination in Mississippi

H. K. Abbas, H. A. Bruns, and C. A. Abel

October 2006


Harpin, a bacterial protein that elicits systemic acquired resistance increasing plant disease resistance in several species, is reported to enhance yield and quality of several crops including corn. This experiment examined the effect of Harpin on corn yield, suppression of aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination, and Aspergillus colonization in corn grain.


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