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Isolation and characterization of four genes encoding pyruvate, phosphate dikinase in the oomycete plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi

Marshall, Jerry S; Ashton, Anthony R; Govers, Francine; Hardham, Adrienne R

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The oomycete genus Phytophthora contains some of the world's most devastating plant pathogens. We report here the existence in P. cinnamomi of four genes encoding the pyrophosphate-utilizing glycolytic/gluconeogenic enzyme pyruvate, phosphate dikinase (PPDK). The coding regions of the four genes are >99% identical. At least three of the genes comprise a small gene cluster, which may have arisen through recent gene duplication and inversion events. Levels of Pdk mRNA are low in vegetative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12217
Source: Current Genetics 40.1 (2001): 73–81
DOI: 10.1007/s002940100225
10.1007/s002940100225

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