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Decoding the myrtle rust genome, the largest fungal genome (1 Gbp) sequenced to date

Tobias, P. A.; Chagne, David; Smith, Grant R.; Schwessinger, Benjamin; Dong, Chongmei; Tibbits, J.; Deng, Cecilia; Park, R. F.


Austropuccinia psidii, originating from South America, is a globally invasive plant pathogen causing myrtle rust. Several biotypes are recognised, the most widely distributed one known as Pandemic. Unlike many other rust fungi, A. psidii has a very broad host range (currently > 445 myrtaceous species), making it a particularly dangerous plant pathogen. In only 8 years since the Pandemic biotype was first found in Australia, the rust has caused near extinction of at least 3 species (Lenwebbia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Conference paper
Source: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-32-10-S1.1


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