Regulatory Effects of Saponins in the Pathogenesis of Root Rots in Cereal Crops

  • P. K. Kintia
  • G. A. Lupashku
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 405)


Fusarium diseases caused by the fungi of the Fusarium Link. genus are becoming a serious problem for many agronomic crops, especially cereals, as they induce root rots of plants, shallowness of spikes, moldiness of seed, etc.1–3. Though these diseases have been investigated for more than 70 years the problem still remains very acute for a number of reasons: great adaptive potential, high variability and liability of the pathogen genetic apparatus, weak adaptive capacity of crop plants to unfavorable environmental factors, and as a consequence, predisposition to the disease.


Steroidal Saponin Steroidal Glycoside Fusarium Disease Digitalis Purpurea Unfavorable Environmental Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Kintia
    • 1
  • G. A. Lupashku
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeneticsAcademy of Sciences of MoldovaChisinauMoldova

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