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Diverse Lifestyles and Strategies of Plant Pathogenesis Encoded in the Genomes of Eighteen Doethideomycetes Fungi

  • Author(s): Ohm, Robin A.
  • Feau, Nicolas
  • Henrissat, Bernard
  • Schoch, Conrad L.
  • Horwitz, Benjamin A.
  • Barry, Kerrie W.
  • Condon, Bradford J.
  • Copeland, Alex C.
  • Dhillon, Braham
  • Glaser, Fabien
  • Hesse, Cedar N.
  • Kosti, Idit
  • LaButti, Kurt
  • Lindquist, Erika A.
  • Lucas, Susan
  • Salamov, Asaf A.
  • Bradshaw, Rosie E.
  • Ciuffetti, Lynda
  • Hamelin, Richard C.
  • Kema, Gert H. J.
  • Lawrence, Christopher
  • Scott, James A.
  • Spatafora, Joseph W.
  • Turgeon, B. Gillian
  • Wit, Pierre J. G. M. de
  • Zhong, Shaobin
  • Goodwin, Stephen B.
  • Grigoriev, Igor V.
  • et al.
Abstract

The class of Dothideomycetes is one of the largest and most diverse groups of fungi. Many are plant pathogens and pose a serious threat to agricultural crops grown for biofuel, food or feed. Most Dothideomycetes have only a single host and related species can have very diverse host plants. Eighteen genomes of Dothideomycetes have currently been sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute and other sequencing centers. Here we describe the results of comparative analyses of the fungi in this group.

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