Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi
Duplessis, Sebastien; Cuomo, Christina A; Lin, Yao-Cheng; Aerts, Andrea L.; Tisserant, Emilie; Veneault-Fourrey, Claire; Joly, David L.; Hacquard, Stéphane; Amselem, Joëlle; Cantarel, BrandiL.; Chiu, Readman; Coutinho, Pedro M.; Feau, Nicolas; Field, Matthew; Frey, Pascal
Rust fungi are some of the most devastating pathogens of crop plants. They are obligate biotrophs,which extract nutrients only from living plant tissues and cannot grow apart from their hosts. Their lifestyle has slowed the dissection of molecular mechanisms underlying host invasion and avoidance or suppression of plant innate immunity. We sequenced the 101-Mb genome of Melampsora laricipopulina, the causal agent of poplar leaf rust, and the 89-Mb genome of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, the...[Show more]
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