How do plants defend themselves from club rot disease?

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Plasmodiophora brassicae is the causative agent of club rot disease of brassica crops such as the Canadian canola (Brassica napus). It is a soil-borne, obligate, and biotrophic pathogen that is capable of causing significant yield losses. The pathogen causes the root and stem base to swell and form characteristic clubs, which inhibit xylem and phloem roles, stunt the growth of the plant and wilting. After weeks of infection, the clubbed root, weakening the support of the plant. P. brassicae influence glucosinolate levels in both root and aerial tissues during primary, secondary and mature gall formation stages disease development. In the...
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