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Table 1 Biological properties of the F. graminearum deletion mutant ΔFgPDK2, the complemented strain ΔFgPDK2-C, and the wild-type strain PH-1*

From: The pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 2 (PDK2) is associated with conidiation, mycelial growth, and pathogenicity in Fusarium graminearum

StrainGrowth rate in vitro (mm/day)Conidia produced in vitro (× 105/ml)
PDACMMM
PH-120.78 ± 0.17a21.22 ± 0.45a13.77 ± 0.47a1.77 ± 0.42a
ΔFgPDK2–15.36 ± 0.33b4.28 ± 0.21b3.11 ± 0.32b0b
ΔFgPDK2–26.18 ± 0.14b5.28 ± 0.19b3.27 ± 0.23b0b
ΔFgPDK2-C20.44 ± 0.34a21.11 ± 0.17a13.67 ± 0.60a1.71 ± 0.21a
  1. * Values are the means (± standard error) of three replicates. Means in a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different according to the LSD test at P < 0.05