Resistance of cecropin A rice seeds to Fusarium verticillioides . Phenotypical appearance of wild-type (WT) and transgenic seedlings carrying the transgenes indicated or the empty vector (EV) 7 days after germination in control conditions (non-infected) or inoculated with F. verticilliodes spore suspensions (105 spores/ml). Pictures are representative of 3 independent lines per transformation event and at least 3 independent assays. The graph shows the germination rate of transgenic seeds inoculated with F. verticillioides referred to wild-type seeds. The values correspond to the mean of three independent assays and the bars to standard errors. Asterisks denote statistically significant differences with wild-type and empty vector plants (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ANOVA).