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Table 4 Transcripts detected in O.novo-ulmi that occur in gene families described for other ascomycetous pathogens and may function in determining virulence and fitness.

From: Functional categorization of unique expressed sequence tags obtained from the yeast-like growth phase of the elm pathogen Ophiostoma novo-ulmi

Assigned protein identity No. of copies FunCat number Putative function Species occurrence of gene locus (citation)
Trichothecene C-15 hydroxylase 1 01.06 Mycotoxin pathway FG, FS
[51, 52]
Isochorismatase family hydrolase 2 99 Response to plant defence mechanisms MG, BC, SS, SN, AF
[FGI, 53]
Woronin body major protein 3 42.19 Cellular integrity
(seal septal pores in response to stress, important during host infection)
MG, filamentous ascomycetes
[FGI, 54]
Tetraspanin 2 99 Transmembrane protein implicated in penetration of host tissue BC, MG, CL
[FGI, 55]
Cox17p, involved in copper metabolism and assembly of cytochrome oxidase 1 02.13; 70.10; 34.01 Cellular respiration (cytochrome C oxidase copper chaperone) BC, MG, SS, SN, AN
beta-glucan synthetase
1 01.05, 42.01 Cell wall biogenesis BC, SS, SN, AN, FS
[FGI, 56]
Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase 5 11.01; 11.07 Antioxidant defenses (conversion of superoxide radicals) CN, PM
Glutathione peroxidase paralogue 1 11.07 Antioxidant defenses (reduction of lipid hydroperoxides) BC, MG, SS, SN, CG
[FGI, 58]
Chitin synthase
(including type A, C, 3, class IV and class V)
12 01.05, 34.11, 42.03, 73.01 Cell wall biogenesis AN, AF, CGr, MG, PB
Histidine kinase 1 14.07, 30.05 Global gene regulation BD, HC
Glucan synthase 1 01.05 Cell wall biogenesis BD, HC, PB
  1. Species acronyms: AN = Aspergillus nidulans, AF = Aspergillus flavus, BC = Botrytis cinerea, BD = Blastomyces dermatitidis, CGl = Chaetomium globosum, CGr = Colletotrichum graminicola, CL = Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, CN = Cryptococcus neoformans, FG = Fusarium graminearum (anamorph of Gibberella zeae), FS = Fusarium spp., HC = Histoplasma capsulatum, MG = Magnaporthe grisea, PB = Paracoccidioides braziliensis, PM = Penicillium marneffei, SN = Stagonospora nodorum, SS = Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. FGI = Fungal Genome Initiative, Broad Institute