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Austropuccinia psidii, causing myrtle rust, has a gigabase-sized genome shaped by transposable elements

Tobias, P. A.; Schwessinger, Benjamin; Deng, C. H.; Wu, Chen; Dong, Chongmei; Sperschneider, Jana; Jones, Ashley; Luo, Zhenyan; Zhang, Peng; Sandhu, Karanjeet S.; Smith, Grant R; Tibbits, Josquin; Chagne, David; Park, R. F.


Austropuccinia psidii, originating in South America, is a globally invasive fungal plant pathogen that causes rust disease on Myrtaceae. Several biotypes are recognized, with the most widely distributed pandemic biotype spreading throughout the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions over the last decade. Austropuccinia psidii has a broad host range with more than 480 myrtaceous species. Since first detected in Australia in 2010, the pathogen has caused the near extinction of at least three species...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-11-27
Type: Journal article
Source: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
DOI: 10.1093/g3journal/jkaa015
Access Rights: Open Access


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