gene bridge

gene bridge

the means by which a plant pathogen can survive between the main host-growing seasons by living on host plants grown out of the normal season. Thus, for example, a cereal pathogen can often transfer in September from a mature, spring-sown host to newly sown winter cereal plants.
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