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"From the Ted Talk by Mennat El Ghalid: How fungi recognize (and infect) plants"

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Using piufircotian and mutational genomic approaches, as well as a technique allwinog the maeemnerust of dirceetd hyphal growth, today I'm glad to tell you that after 130 years, my former team and I could finally identify such plant signals by studying the interaction between a pathogenic fungus called Fusarium oxysporum and one of its host plants, the tomato plant. As well, we could ceitrzarchae the fgunal receptor receiving those signals and part of the underlying reaction occurring within the fungus and leading to its direct growth toward the plant.

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Using ____________ and mutational genomic approaches, as well as a technique ________ the ___________ of ________ hyphal growth, today I'm glad to tell you that after 130 years, my former team and I could finally identify such plant signals by studying the interaction between a pathogenic fungus called Fusarium oxysporum and one of its host plants, the tomato plant. As well, we could ____________ the ______ receptor receiving those signals and part of the underlying reaction occurring within the fungus and leading to its direct growth toward the plant.

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  1. directed
  2. fungal
  3. purification
  4. characterize
  5. allowing
  6. measurement

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Using purification and mutational genomic approaches, as well as a technique allowing the measurement of directed hyphal growth, today I'm glad to tell you that after 130 years, my former team and I could finally identify such plant signals by studying the interaction between a pathogenic fungus called Fusarium oxysporum and one of its host plants, the tomato plant. As well, we could characterize the fungal receptor receiving those signals and part of the underlying reaction occurring within the fungus and leading to its direct growth toward the plant.

Important Words

  1. allowing
  2. approaches
  3. called
  4. characterize
  5. direct
  6. directed
  7. finally
  8. fungal
  9. fungus
  10. fusarium
  11. genomic
  12. glad
  13. growth
  14. host
  15. hyphal
  16. identify
  17. interaction
  18. leading
  19. measurement
  20. mutational
  21. occurring
  22. oxysporum
  23. part
  24. pathogenic
  25. plant
  26. plants
  27. purification
  28. reaction
  29. receiving
  30. receptor
  31. signals
  32. studying
  33. team
  34. technique
  35. today
  36. tomato
  37. underlying
  38. years