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Eukaryote microbial genomics

Section edited by Gustavo Goldman

This section covers the structure and function of genomes of single-celled parasites, yeasts, fungi and viruses.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The lytic cycle of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which involves a brief sojourn in the extracellular space, is characterized by defined transcriptional profiles. For an obligate intracellular parasite...

    Authors: Musa A. Hassan, Juan J. Vasquez, Chew Guo-Liang, Markus Meissner and T. Nicolai Siegel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:961

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    Avian poxviruses are important pathogens of both wild and domestic birds. To date, seven isolates from subclades A and B and one from proposed subclade E, have had their genomes completely sequenced. The genom...

    Authors: Olivia Carulei, Nicola Douglass and Anna-Lise Williamson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:947

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Aspergillus fumigatus is a human fungal pathogen that causes aspergillosis in immunocompromised hosts. A. fumigatus is believed to be exposed to diverse environmental stresses in the h...

    Authors: Hiroki Takahashi, Yoko Kusuya, Daisuke Hagiwara, Azusa Takahashi-Nakaguchi, Kanae Sakai and Tohru Gonoi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:942

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The Aspergillus niger genome contains a large repertoire of genes encoding carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) that are targeted to plant polysaccharide degradation enabling A. niger to grow on a wide range of ...

    Authors: Birgit S. Gruben, Miia R. Mäkelä, Joanna E. Kowalczyk, Miaomiao Zhou, Isabelle Benoit-Gelber and Ronald P. De Vries

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:900

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Downy mildew, caused by the oomycete pathogen Sclerospora graminicola, is an economically important disease of Gramineae crops including foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Plants infected with S. graminicola are g...

    Authors: Michie Kobayashi, Yukie Hiraka, Akira Abe, Hiroki Yaegashi, Satoshi Natsume, Hideko Kikuchi, Hiroki Takagi, Hiromasa Saitoh, Joe Win, Sophien Kamoun and Ryohei Terauchi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:897

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Trichophyton mentagrophytes is an important zoonotic dermatophytic (ringworm) pathogen; causing severe skin infection in humans and other animals worldwide. Fortunately, commonly used ...

    Authors: Xinke Zhang, Pengxiu Dai, Yongping Gao, Xiaowen Gong, Hao Cui, Yipeng Jin and Yihua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:888

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Coniophora olivacea is a basidiomycete fungus belonging to the order Boletales that produces brown-rot decay on dead wood of conifers. The Boletales order comprises a diverse group of ...

    Authors: Raúl Castanera, Gúmer Pérez, Leticia López-Varas, Joëlle Amselem, Kurt LaButti, Vasanth Singan, Anna Lipzen, Sajeet Haridas, Kerrie Barry, Igor V. Grigoriev, Antonio G. Pisabarro and Lucía Ramírez

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:883

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  8. Content type: Methdology article

    Amplicon deep sequencing permits sensitive detection of minority clones and improves discriminatory power for genotyping multi-clone Plasmodium falciparum infections. New amplicon sequencing and data analysis pro...

    Authors: Anita Lerch, Cristian Koepfli, Natalie E. Hofmann, Camilla Messerli, Stephen Wilcox, Johanna H. Kattenberg, Inoni Betuela, Liam O’Connor, Ivo Mueller and Ingrid Felger

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:864

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Babesia ovata, belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa, is an infectious parasite of bovids. It is not associated with the manifestation of severe symptoms, in contrast to other types of b...

    Authors: Junya Yamagishi, Masahito Asada, Hassan Hakimi, Takeshi Q. Tanaka, Chihiro Sugimoto and Shin-ichiro Kawazu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:832

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Yeast infections are often connected with formation of biofilms that are extremely difficult to eradicate. An excellent model system for deciphering multifactorial determinants of yeast biofilm development is ...

    Authors: Jana Maršíková, Derek Wilkinson, Otakar Hlaváček, Gregor D. Gilfillan, Alexandru Mizeranschi, Timothy Hughes, Markéta Begany, Stanislava Rešetárová, Libuše Váchová and Zdena Palková

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:814

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Flagella have been lost in the vegetative phase of the diatom life cycle, but they are still present in male gametes of centric species, thereby representing a hallmark of sexual reproduction. This process, be...

    Authors: Deepak Nanjappa, Remo Sanges, Maria I. Ferrante and Adriana Zingone

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:813

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  12. Content type: Software

    High-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies are increasingly applied to analyse complex microbial ecosystems by mRNA sequencing of whole communities, also known as metatranscriptome sequencing. This approach...

    Authors: Daniela Beisser, Nadine Graupner, Lars Grossmann, Henning Timm, Jens Boenigk and Sven Rahmann

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:787

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    Trypanosomatids are a group of protozoan parasites that includes the etiologic agents of important human illnesses as Chagas disease, sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis. These parasites have a significant dis...

    Authors: Rafael Luis Kessler, Daniela Parada Pavoni, Marco Aurelio Krieger and Christian Macagnan Probst

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:793

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Trichoderma harzianum is used in biotechnology applications due to its ability to produce powerful enzymes for the conversion of lignocellulosic substrates into soluble sugars. Active ...

    Authors: Jaire Alves Ferreira Filho, Maria Augusta Crivelente Horta, Lilian Luzia Beloti, Clelton Aparecido dos Santos and Anete Pereira de Souza

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:779

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem and drug resistance compromises the efforts to control this disease. Pyrazinamide (PZA) is an important drug used in both first and second line treatment regi...

    Authors: Patricia Sheen, David Requena, Eduardo Gushiken, Robert H. Gilman, Ricardo Antiparra, Bryan Lucero, Pilar Lizárraga, Basilio Cieza, Elisa Roncal, Louis Grandjean, Arnab Pain, Ruth McNerney, Taane G. Clark, David Moore and Mirko Zimic

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:769

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  16. Content type: Research article

    How pathogen genomes evolve to support distinct lifestyles is not well-understood. The oomycete Phytophthora infestans, the potato blight agent, is a largely biotrophic pathogen that feeds from living host cells,...

    Authors: Audrey M. V. Ah-Fong, Jolly Shrivastava and Howard S. Judelson

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:764

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Apophysomyces species are prevalent in tropical countries and A. variabilis is the second most frequent agent causing mucormycosis in India. Among Apophysomyces species, A. elegans, A....

    Authors: Hariprasath Prakash, Shivaprakash Mandya Rudramurthy, Prasad S. Gandham, Anup Kumar Ghosh, Milner M. Kumar, Chandan Badapanda and Arunaloke Chakrabarti

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:736

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi develop a mutualistic symbiotic interaction with the roots of their host plants. During this process, they undergo a series of developmental transitions from the running hyphae in t...

    Authors: Y. Daguerre, E. Levati, J. Ruytinx, E. Tisserant, E. Morin, A. Kohler, B. Montanini, S. Ottonello, A. Brun, C. Veneault-Fourrey and F. Martin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:737

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