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Eukaryote microbial genomics

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

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  1. The apicomplexan parasite Theileria parva causes a livestock disease called East coast fever (ECF), with millions of animals at risk in sub-Saharan East and Southern Africa, the geographic distribution of T. parv...

    Authors: Kyle Tretina, Roger Pelle, Joshua Orvis, Hanzel T. Gotia, Olukemi O. Ifeonu, Priti Kumari, Nicholas C. Palmateer, Shaikh B. A. Iqbal, Lindsay M. Fry, Vishvanath M. Nene, Claudia A. Daubenberger, Richard P. Bishop and Joana C. Silva

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:279

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  2. The stripe rust pathogen, Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), threats world wheat production. Resistance to Pst is often overcome by pathogen virulence changes, but the mechanisms of variation are not clea...

    Authors: Yuxiang Li, Chongjing Xia, Meinan Wang, Chuntao Yin and Xianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:247

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  3. The creation of arrays of yeast strains each encoding a different protein with constant tags is a powerful method for understanding how genes and their proteins control cell function. As genetic tools become m...

    Authors: Lisa K. Berry, Grace Heredge Thomas and Peter H. Thorpe

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:221

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  4. All retroviruses, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), must integrate a DNA copy of their genomes into the genome of the infected host cell to replicate. Although integrated retroviral DNA, known as a...

    Authors: Daria W. Wells, Shuang Guo, Wei Shao, Michael J. Bale, John M. Coffin, Stephen H. Hughes and Xiaolin Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:216

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  5. Sporobolomyces pararoseus is regarded as an oleaginous red yeast, which synthesizes numerous valuable compounds with wide industrial usages. This species hold biotechnological interests in biodiesel, food and cos...

    Authors: Chun-Ji Li, Die Zhao, Bing-Xue Li, Ning Zhang, Jian-Yu Yan and Hong-Tao Zou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:181

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  6. The filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum causes devastating crop diseases and produces harmful mycotoxins worldwide. Understanding the complex F. graminearum transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) is vital...

    Authors: Li Guo, Mengjie Ji and Kai Ye

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:179

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  7. Recently, a new strain of Cercospora sojina (Race15) has been identified, which has caused the breakdown of resistance in most soybean cultivars in China. Despite this serious yield reduction, little is known abo...

    Authors: Xin Gu, Junjie Ding, Wei Liu, Xiaohe Yang, Liangliang Yao, Xuedong Gao, Maoming Zhang, Shuai Yang and Jingzhi Wen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:172

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  8. Penicillium italicum (blue mold) is one of citrus pathogens causing undesirable citrus fruit decay even at strictly-controlled low temperatures (< 10 °C) during shipping and storage. P. italicum isolates with con...

    Authors: Tingfu Zhang, Qianwen Cao, Na Li, Deli Liu and Yongze Yuan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:156

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  9. Cotton Verticillium wilt is one of the most devastating diseases for cotton production in the world. Although this diseases have been widely studied at the molecular level from pathogens, the molecular basis of V...

    Authors: Xinyu Zhang, Wenhan Cheng, Zhidi Feng, Qianhao Zhu, Yuqiang Sun, Yanjun Li and Jie Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:155

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  10. Anthocyanins are common substances with many agro-food industrial applications. However, anthocyanins are generally considered to be found only in natural plants. Our previous study isolated and purified the f...

    Authors: Congfan Bu, Qian Zhang, Jie Zeng, Xiyue Cao, Zhaonan Hao, Dairong Qiao, Yi Cao and Hui Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:29

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  11. The broad host range pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infects over 400 plant species and causes substantial yield losses in crops worldwide. Secondary metabolites are known to play important roles in the virulen...

    Authors: Carolyn Graham-Taylor, Lars G. Kamphuis and Mark C. Derbyshire

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2020 21:7

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  12. Whole-genome shotgun sequencing, which stitches together millions of short sequencing reads into a single genome, ushered in the era of modern genomics and led to a rapid expansion of the number of genome sequ...

    Authors: Kelsi A. Lindblad, Jananan S. Pathmanathan, Sandrine Moreira, John R. Bracht, Robert P. Sebra, Elizabeth R. Hutton and Laura F. Landweber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1037

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  13. Rumen ciliates play important roles in rumen function by digesting and fermenting feed and shaping the rumen microbiome. However, they remain poorly understood due to the lack of definitive direct evidence wit...

    Authors: Lingling Wang, Anas Abu-Doleh, Johanna Plank, Umit V. Catalyurek, Jeffrey L. Firkins and Zhongtang Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:1008

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  14. Flammulina velutipes has been recognized as a useful basidiomycete with nutritional and medicinal values. Ergosterol, one of the main sterols of F. velutipes is an important precursor of novel anticancer and anti...

    Authors: Ruihong Wang, Pengda Ma, Chen Li, Lingang Xiao, Zongsuo Liang and Juane Dong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:999

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  15. Stem rust is an economically important disease of wheat and barley. However, studies to gain insight into the molecular basis of these host-pathogen interactions have primarily focused on wheat because of its ...

    Authors: Roshan Sharma Poudel, Jonathan Richards, Subidhya Shrestha, Shyam Solanki and Robert Brueggeman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:985

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  16. Seeds of plants are a confirmation of their next generation and come associated with a unique microbia community. Vertical transmission of this microbiota signifies the importance of these organisms for a heal...

    Authors: Garima Raj, Mohammad Shadab, Sujata Deka, Manashi Das, Jilmil Baruah, Rupjyoti Bharali and Narayan C. Talukdar

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:924

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  17. Malaria pathogenesis relies on sexual gametocyte forms of the malaria parasite to be transmitted between the infected human and the mosquito host but the molecular mechanisms controlling gametocytogenesis rema...

    Authors: Riëtte van Biljon, Roelof van Wyk, Heather J. Painter, Lindsey Orchard, Janette Reader, Jandeli Niemand, Manuel Llinás and Lyn-Marie Birkholtz

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:920

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  18. Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogen which is responsible for widespread nosocomial infections. It encompasses a fungus specific serine/threonine protein phosphatase gene, CaPPZ1 that is involved in cati...

    Authors: Krisztina Szabó, Ágnes Jakab, Szilárd Póliska, Katalin Petrényi, Katalin Kovács, Lama Hasan Bou Issa, Tamás Emri, István Pócsi and Viktor Dombrádi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:873

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  19. The protozoan pathogen Toxoplasma gondii has the unique ability to develop a chronic infection in the brain of its host by transitioning from the fast growing tachyzoite morphology to latent bradyzoite morphology...

    Authors: Andrew L. Garfoot, Gary M. Wilson, Joshua J. Coon and Laura J. Knoll

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:859

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  20. Enzymatic plant biomass degradation by fungi is a highly complex process and one of the leading challenges in developing a biobased economy. Some industrial fungi (e.g. Aspergillus niger) have a long history of u...

    Authors: Claire Khosravi, Joanna E. Kowalczyk, Tania Chroumpi, Evy Battaglia, Maria-Victoria Aguilar Pontes, Mao Peng, Ad Wiebenga, Vivian Ng, Anna Lipzen, Guifen He, Diane Bauer, Igor V. Grigoriev and Ronald P. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:853

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  21. The Metarhizium genus harbors important entomopathogenic fungi. These species have been widely explored as biological control agents, and strategies to improve the fungal virulence are under investigation. Thus, ...

    Authors: Nicolau Sbaraini, Reinaldo Bellini, Augusto Bartz Penteriche, Rafael Lucas Muniz Guedes, Ane Wichine Acosta Garcia, Alexandra Lehmkuhl Gerber, Marilene Henning Vainstein, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Augusto Schrank and Charley Christian Staats

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:836

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  22. Scylla paramamosain is a commercially important mud crab. The microbiota is a community that inhabits the crab intestine, and is important for physiological functional and host health.

    Authors: Hongling Wei, Huan Wang, Lei Tang, Changkao Mu, Chunyu Ye, Lizhi Chen and Chunlin Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:829

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  23. Macrophomina phaseolina is a fungal plant pathogen with a broad host range, but one genotype was shown to exhibit host preference/specificity on strawberry. This pathogen lacked a high-quality genome assembly and...

    Authors: Alyssa K. Burkhardt, Kevin L. Childs, Jie Wang, Marina L. Ramon and Frank N. Martin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:802

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  24. Sarocladium brachiariae is a newly identified endophytic fungus isolated from Brachiaria brizantha. A previous study indicated that S. brachiariae had antifungal activity; however, limited genomic information res...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Xiaobao Liu, Jimiao Cai, Yipeng Chen, Boxun Li, Zhikai Guo and Guixiu Huang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:782

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  25. Hypsizygus marmoreus, a high value commercialized edible mushroom is widely cultivated in East Asia, and has become one of the most popular edible mushrooms because of its rich nutritional and medicinal value. Mi...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Jingxian Lin, Yang Shi, Xiaoguang Chang, Yuanyuan Wang, Lin Guo, Wenhui Wang, Meijie Dou, Youjin Deng, Ray Ming and Jisen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:765

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  26. One fundamental question in biology is how the evolution of eukaryotic signaling networks has taken place. “Loss of function” (lof) mutants from components of the high osmolarity glycerol (HOG) signaling pathw...

    Authors: Stefan Bohnert, Luis Antelo, Christiane Grünewald, Alexander Yemelin, Karsten Andresen and Stefan Jacob

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:763

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  27. Clubroot is an important disease of brassica crops world-wide. The causal agent, Plasmodiophora brassicae, has been present in Canada for over a century but was first identified on canola (Brassica napus) in Albe...

    Authors: Afsaneh Sedaghatkish, Bruce D. Gossen, Fengqun Yu, Davoud Torkamaneh and Mary Ruth McDonald

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:744

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  28. Trypanosomatids of the genus Leishmania are parasites of mammals or reptiles transmitted by bloodsucking dipterans. Many species of these flagellates cause important human diseases with clinical symptoms ranging ...

    Authors: Anzhelika Butenko, Alexei Y. Kostygov, Jovana Sádlová, Yuliya Kleschenko, Tomáš Bečvář, Lucie Podešvová, Diego H. Macedo, David Žihala, Julius Lukeš, Paul A. Bates, Petr Volf, Fred R. Opperdoes and Vyacheslav Yurchenko

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:726

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  29. Fermentation completion is a major prerequisite in many industrial processes involving the bakery yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Stuck fermentations can be due to the combination of many environmental stresses. ...

    Authors: Philippe Marullo, Pascal Durrens, Emilien Peltier, Margaux Bernard, Chantal Mansour and Denis Dubourdieu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:680

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  30. Iron is an essential micronutrient for the growth and development of virtually all living organisms, playing a pivotal role in the proliferative capability of many bacterial pathogens. The impact that the bioa...

    Authors: Izabela Coimbra Ibraim, Mariana Teixeira Dornelles Parise, Doglas Parise, Michelle Zibetti Tadra Sfeir, Thiago Luiz de Paula Castro, Alice Rebecca Wattam, Preetam Ghosh, Debmalya Barh, Emannuel Maltempi Souza, Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Anne Cybelle Pinto Gomide and Vasco Azevedo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:663

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  31. Lichens, encompassing 20,000 known species, are symbioses between specialized fungi (mycobionts), mostly ascomycetes, and unicellular green algae or cyanobacteria (photobionts). Here we describe the first para...

    Authors: Daniele Armaleo, Olaf Müller, François Lutzoni, Ólafur S. Andrésson, Guillaume Blanc, Helge B. Bode, Frank R. Collart, Francesco Dal Grande, Fred Dietrich, Igor V. Grigoriev, Suzanne Joneson, Alan Kuo, Peter E. Larsen, John M. Logsdon Jr, David Lopez, Francis Martin…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:605

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  32. Citrus are among the most important crops in the world. However, there are many diseases that affect Citrus caused by different pathogens. Citrus also hosts many symbiotic microorganisms in a relationship that...

    Authors: Carolina Munari Rodrigues, Marco Aurélio Takita, Nicholas Vinicius Silva, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves and Marcos Antonio Machado

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:554

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  33. Podosphaera xanthii is the main causal agent of powdery mildew disease in cucurbits and is responsible for important yield losses in these crops worldwide. Powdery mildew fungi are obligate biotrophs. In these pa...

    Authors: Álvaro Polonio, Pedro Seoane, M. Gonzalo Claros and Alejandro Pérez-García

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:543

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  34. Modern metagenomic analysis of complex microbial communities produces large amounts of sequence data containing information on the microbiome in terms of bacterial, archaeal, viral and eukaryotic composition. ...

    Authors: Matteo Soverini, Silvia Turroni, Elena Biagi, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela and Simone Rampelli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:496

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  35. The growing importance of the ubiquitous fungal genus Trichoderma (Hypocreales, Ascomycota) requires understanding of its biology and evolution. Many Trichoderma species are used as biofertilizers and biofungicid...

    Authors: Christian P. Kubicek, Andrei S. Steindorff, Komal Chenthamara, Gelsomina Manganiello, Bernard Henrissat, Jian Zhang, Feng Cai, Alexey G. Kopchinskiy, Eva M. Kubicek, Alan Kuo, Riccardo Baroncelli, Sabrina Sarrocco, Eliane Ferreira Noronha, Giovanni Vannacci, Qirong Shen, Igor V. Grigoriev…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:485

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  36. Trichophyton rubrum is the main etiological agent of skin and nail infections worldwide. Because of its keratinolytic activity and anthropophilic nature, infection models based on the addition of protein substrat...

    Authors: Tamires Aparecida Bitencourt, Claudia Macedo, Matheus Eloy Franco, Marina Campos Rocha, Igor Sawasaki Moreli, Bruna Aline Micheloto Cantelli, Pablo Rodrigo Sanches, Rene Oliveira Beleboni, Iran Malavazi, Geraldo Aleixo Passos, Mozart Marins and Ana Lúcia Fachin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:411

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  37. Cryptosporidiosis is a major cause of gastrointestinal diseases in humans and other vertebrates. Previous analyses of invasion-related proteins revealed that Cryptosporidium parvum, Cryptosporidium hominis, and C...

    Authors: Zhixiao Xu, Yaqiong Guo, Dawn M. Roellig, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:406

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  38. Narrow-leafed lupin is an emerging crop of significance in agriculture, livestock feed and human health food. However, its susceptibility to various diseases is a major obstacle towards increased adoption. Sclero...

    Authors: Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, Steven Chang, Geoff Thomas, Mark Derbyshire, Phillip E. Bayer, David Edwards, Matthew N. Nelson, William Erskine, Francisco J. Lopez-Ruiz, Jon Clements and James K. Hane

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:385

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  39. Phomafungin is a recently reported broad spectrum antifungal compound but its biosynthetic pathway is unknown. We combed publicly available Phoma genomes but failed to find any putative biosynthetic gene cluster ...

    Authors: Swati Sinha, Choy-Eng Nge, Chung Yan Leong, Veronica Ng, Sharon Crasta, Mohammad Alfatah, Falicia Goh, Kia-Ngee Low, Huibin Zhang, Prakash Arumugam, Alexander Lezhava, Swaine L. Chen, Yoganathan Kanagasundaram, Siew Bee Ng, Frank Eisenhaber and Birgit Eisenhaber

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:374

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  40. Histone H3 lysine 4 tri-methylation (H3K4me3) and histone H3 lysine 9 tri-methylation (H3K9me3) are widely perceived to be opposing and often mutually exclusive chromatin modifications. However, both are neede...

    Authors: Qiaoqiao Zhu, Mukund Ramakrishnan, Jinhee Park and William J. Belden

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:350

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  41. Chinese cordyceps, also known as Chinese caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis, syn. Cordyceps sinensis), is of particular interest for its cryptic life cycle and economic and ecological importance. The lar...

    Authors: Xiao Li, Fen Wang, Qing Liu, Quanping Li, Zhengming Qian, Xiaoling Zhang, Kuan Li, Wenjia Li and Caihong Dong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:337

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  42. Trichoderma spp. are majorly composed of plant-beneficial symbionts widely used in agriculture as bio-control agents. Studying the mechanisms behind Trichoderma-derived plant benefits has yielded tangible bio-ind...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Malinich, Ken Wang, Prasun K. Mukherjee, Michael Kolomiets and Charles M. Kenerley

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:280

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  43. The cytogenomic study of repetitive regions is fundamental for the understanding of morphofunctional mechanisms and genome evolution. Passiflora edulis a species of relevant agronomic value, this work had its gen...

    Authors: Vanessa Carvalho Cayres Pamponét, Margarete Magalhães Souza, Gonçalo Santos Silva, Fabienne Micheli, Cláusio Antônio Ferreira de Melo, Sarah Gomes de Oliveira, Eduardo Almeida Costa and Ronan Xavier Corrêa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:262

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  44. We recently described a method for unbiased detection of all known human papillomaviruses (HPV) types with the potential for the determination of their variant and integration from the resulting whole genome s...

    Authors: Tengguo Li, Elizabeth R. Unger and Mangalathu S. Rajeevan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:231

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  45. Filamentous fungi have evolved to succeed in nature by efficient growth and degradation of substrates, but also due to the production of secondary metabolites including mycotoxins. For Trichoderma reesei, as a bi...

    Authors: Eva Hitzenhammer, Christoph Büschl, Michael Sulyok, Rainer Schuhmacher, Bernhard Kluger, Elisabeth Wischnitzki and Monika Schmoll

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:211

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  46. Promoter motifs in Entamoeba histolytica were earlier analysed using microarray data with lower dynamic range of gene expression. Additionally, previous transcriptomic studies did not provide information on the n...

    Authors: Sarah Naiyer, Devinder Kaur, Jamaluddin Ahamad, Shashi Shekhar Singh, Yatendra Pratap Singh, Vivek Thakur, Alok Bhattacharya and Sudha Bhattacharya

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:206

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  47. Fungi of the genus Botrytis (presently containing ~ 35 species) are able to infect more than 1400 different plant species and cause losses in a wide range of crops of economic importance. The best studied species...

    Authors: Claudio A. Valero-Jiménez, Javier Veloso, Martijn Staats and Jan A. L. van Kan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:203

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  48. Genomes of lethal Amanita and Galerina mushrooms have gradually become available in the past ten years; in contrast the other known amanitin-producing genus, Lepiota, is still vacant in this aspect. A fatal mushr...

    Authors: Yunjiao Lüli, Qing Cai, Zuo H. Chen, Hu Sun, Xue-Tai Zhu, Xuan Li, Zhu L. Yang and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2019 20:198

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