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Table 4 The conservation of PHI-base homologues in F. venenatum and F. graminearum

From: Inter-genome comparison of the Quorn fungus Fusarium venenatum and the closely related plant infecting pathogen Fusarium graminearum

Phenotypea F. venenatum F. graminearum
70%c 50% 70% 50%
All 679 969 830 1064
Loss of pathogenicity 15 43 13 40
Reduced virulence 162 234 163 240
Effector 0 5 0 5
Increased virulence/enhanced antagonism 7 11 7 11
Lethalb 51 76 66 89
  1. aIncluded is the phenotypic impact of the absence of the PHI-base gene in F. graminearum.
  2. bPresumed to be an ‘essential for life’ gene because of the lack of transformants recovered in a reverse genetics experiment reported in the peer reviewed literature
  3. c50%/70% target and query coverage from a BLASTP alignment