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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 eukaryotic unicellular protist Plasmodiophora brassicae is an endocellular parasite of cruciferous plants. In host cortical cells, this protist develops a unicellular structure that is termed the plasmodium. ...

    Authors: Kai Bi, Tao Chen, Zhangchao He, Zhixiao Gao, Ying Zhao, Yanping Fu, Jiasen Cheng, Jiatao Xie and Daohong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:881

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2019 20:346

  2. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a human pathogenic alphaherpesvirus harboring a relatively large DNA molecule. The VZV transcriptome has already been analyzed by microarray and short-read sequencing analyses. ...

    Authors: István Prazsák, Norbert Moldován, Zsolt Balázs, Dóra Tombácz, Klára Megyeri, Attila Szűcs, Zsolt Csabai and Zsolt Boldogkői

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:873

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  3. Spinach downy mildew caused by the oomycete Peronospora effusa is a significant burden on the expanding spinach production industry, especially for organic farms where synthetic fungicides cannot be deployed to c...

    Authors: Kyle Fletcher, Steven J. Klosterman, Lida Derevnina, Frank Martin, Lien D. Bertier, Steven Koike, Sebastian Reyes-Chin-Wo, Beiquan Mou and Richard Michelmore

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:851

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  4. Plasmodium falciparum exhibits resistance to the artemisinin component of the frontline antimalarial treatment Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy in South East Asia. Millions of lives will be at risk if artemi...

    Authors: Justin Gibbons, Katrina A. Button-Simons, Swamy R. Adapa, Suzanne Li, Maxwell Pietsch, Min Zhang, Xiangyun Liao, John H. Adams, Michael T. Ferdig and Rays H. Y. Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:849

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  5. Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease with diverse clinical phenotypes, determined by parasite, host and vector interactions. Despite the advances in molecular biology and the availability of more Leishma...

    Authors: Sumudu R. Samarasinghe, Nilakshi Samaranayake, Udeshika L. Kariyawasam, Yamuna D. Siriwardana, Hideo Imamura and Nadira D. Karunaweera

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:843

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  6. Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) is a pathogen that has the ability to cause often devastating disease manifestations in pig populations with major economic implications. How PCV2 establishes subclinical persi...

    Authors: Nicolaas Van Renne, Ruifang Wei, Nathalie Pochet and Hans J. Nauwynck

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:831

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  7. Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, is currently divided into six discrete typing units (DTUs), named TcI-TcVI. TcII is among the major DTUs enrolled in human infections in South America sou...

    Authors: João Luís Reis-Cunha, Rodrigo P. Baptista, Gabriela F. Rodrigues-Luiz, Anderson Coqueiro-dos-Santos, Hugo O. Valdivia, Laila Viana de Almeida, Mariana Santos Cardoso, Daniella Alchaar D’Ávila, Fernando Hugo Cunha Dias, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Lúcia M. C. Galvão, Egler Chiari, Gustavo Coutinho Cerqueira and Daniella C. Bartholomeu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:816

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  8. The ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes according to its surrounding environment is known as phenotypic plasticity. Within different individuals of the same species, phenotypic plasticity can...

    Authors: Emilien Peltier, Vikas Sharma, Maria Martí Raga, Miguel Roncoroni, Margaux Bernard, Vladimir Jiranek, Yves Gibon and Philippe Marullo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:772

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  9. Hypsizygus marmoreus (Beech mushroom) is a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine. The medicinal effects of its bioactive compounds such as hypsin and hypsiziprenol have been reported, but the genetic basis or biosy...

    Authors: Byoungnam Min, Seunghwan Kim, Youn-Lee Oh, Won-Sik Kong, Hongjae Park, Heejung Cho, Kab-Yeul Jang, Jeong-Gu Kim and In-Geol Choi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:789

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  10. A major hallmark of multicellular evolution is increasing complexity by the evolution of new specialized cell types. During Dictyostelid evolution novel specialization occurred within taxon group 4. We here ai...

    Authors: Koryu Kin, Gillian Forbes, Andrew Cassidy and Pauline Schaap

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:764

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  11. The Ambrosia Fusarium Clade phytopathogenic Fusarium fungi species have a symbiotic relationship with ambrosia beetles in the genus Euwallacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Related beetle species referred to as Eu...

    Authors: Diana Sánchez-Rangel, Eric-Edmundo Hernández-Domínguez, Claudia-Anahí Pérez-Torres, Randy Ortiz-Castro, Emanuel Villafán, Benjamín Rodríguez-Haas, Alexandro Alonso-Sánchez, Abel López-Buenfil, Nayeli Carrillo-Ortiz, Lervin Hernández-Ramos and Enrique Ibarra-Laclette

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:721

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  12. Analysis of polymorphic microsatellite markers (STR) is a helpful genotyping technique to differentiate Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto isolates. The aim of this study is to develop and perform an initial vali...

    Authors: Camino Trobajo-Sanmartín, Guillermo Ezpeleta, Célia Pais, Elena Eraso and Guillermo Quindós

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:718

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  13. Erinnyis ello granulovirus (ErelGV) is a betabaculovirus infecting caterpillars of the sphingid moth E. ello ello (cassava hornworm), an important pest of cassava crops (Manihot esculenta). In this study, the gen...

    Authors: A. F. Brito, F. L. Melo, D. M. P. Ardisson-Araújo, W. Sihler, M. L. Souza and B. M. Ribeiro

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:698

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  14. Pseudocohnilembus persalinus, a unicellular ciliated protozoan, is one of commonest facultative pathogens. We sequenced the macronuclear genome of P. persalinus in 2015, which provided new insights into its patho...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Kai Chen, Wei Miao, Wentao Yang and Jie Xiong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:676

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  15. Plant fungal pathogens can rapidly evolve and adapt to new environmental conditions in response to sudden changes of host populations in agro-ecosystems. However, the genomic basis of their host adaptation, es...

    Authors: Chongjing Xia, Meinan Wang, Chuntao Yin, Omar E. Cornejo, Scot H. Hulbert and Xianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:664

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  16. Members of the genus Naegleria are free-living eukaryotes with the capability to transform from the amoeboid form into resting cysts or moving flagellates in response to environmental conditions. More than 40 spe...

    Authors: Nicole Liechti, Nadia Schürch, Rémy Bruggmann and Matthias Wittwer

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:654

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  17. In the past decade, many new paramyxoviruses that do not belong to any of the seven established genera in the family Paramyxoviridae have been discovered. Amongst them are J-virus (JPV), Beilong virus (BeiPV) and...

    Authors: Bert Vanmechelen, Magda Bletsa, Lies Laenen, Ana Rita Lopes, Valentijn Vergote, Leen Beller, Ward Deboutte, Miša Korva, Tatjana Avšič Županc, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Sophie Gryseels, Herwig Leirs, Philippe Lemey, Bram Vrancken and Piet Maes

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:617

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  18. Direct molecular cloning of full-length cDNAs derived from viral RNA is an approach to identify the individual viral genomes within a virus population. This enables characterization of distinct viral haplotype...

    Authors: Camille Melissa Johnston, Ulrik Fahnøe, Graham J. Belsham and Thomas Bruun Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:600

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  19. Though it is toxic to humans, dichlorvos is a widely used chemical pesticide and plays an important role in the control of plant pests. The application of a combination of the biocontrol agent Trichoderma with di...

    Authors: Qiong Wu, Mi Ni, Guisheng Wang, Qianqian Liu, Meixia Yu and Jun Tang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:596

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  20. Colletotrichum is a fungal genus in Ascomycota that contain many plant pathogens. Among all Colletotrichum genomes that have been sequenced, C. fructicola contains the largest number of candidate virulence factor...

    Authors: Xiaofei Liang, Shengping Shang, Qiuyue Dong, Bo Wang, Rong Zhang, Mark L. Gleason and Guangyu Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:557

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  21. Plant-parasitic nematodes cause severe damage to a wide range of crop and forest species worldwide. The migratory endoparasitic nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, (pinewood nematode) is a quarantine pathogen t...

    Authors: Margarida Espada, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Tom Maier, Paramasivan Vijayapalani, Thomas Baum, Manuel Mota and John T. Jones

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:553

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Genomics 2018 19:603

  22. Aspergillus fumigatus is the main causative agent of aspergillosis. Infections rarely occur in immunocompetent individuals, indicating efficient clearance of conidia by pulmonary defense mechanisms. Other aspergi...

    Authors: Natalia Escobar, Ivan D. Valdes, Esther M. Keizer, Soledad R. Ordonez, Robin A. Ohm, Han A. B. Wösten and Hans de Cock

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:534

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  23. The hemibiotrophic pathogens Moniliophthora perniciosa (witches’ broom disease) and Moniliophthora roreri (frosty pod rot disease) are among the most important pathogens of cacao. Moniliophthora perniciosa has a ...

    Authors: Ceslaine Santos Barbosa, Rute R. da Fonseca, Thiago Mafra Batista, Mariana Araújo Barreto, Caio Suzart Argolo, Mariana Rocha de Carvalho, Daniel Oliveira Jordão do Amaral, Edson Mário de Andrade Silva, Enrique Arévalo-Gardini, Karina Solis Hidalgo, Glória Regina Franco, Carlos Priminho Pirovani, Fabienne Micheli and Karina Peres Gramacho

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:509

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  24. Exploration of large data sets, such as shotgun metagenomic sequence or expression data, by biomedical experts and medical professionals remains as a major bottleneck in the scientific discovery process. Altho...

    Authors: Joseph C. Devlin, Thomas Battaglia, Martin J. Blaser and Kelly V. Ruggles

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:493

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  25. Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is an opportunistic protistan pathogen of the clam Mercenaria mercenaria. Infections with QPX have caused significant economic losses in the Northeastern United States. Previous rese...

    Authors: Sleiman Bassim and Bassem Allam

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:486

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  26. Phytophthora infestans is responsible for late blight, one of the most important potato diseases. Phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA)-producing Pseudomonas fluorescens strain LBUM223 isolated in our laboratory show...

    Authors: Roxane Roquigny, Amy Novinscak, Tanya Arseneault, David L. Joly and Martin Filion

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:474

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  27. Brown rots are important fungal diseases of stone and pome fruits. They are caused by several Monilinia species but M. fructicola, M. laxa and M. fructigena are the most common all over the world. Although they h...

    Authors: Rita M. De Miccolis Angelini, Domenico Abate, Caterina Rotolo, Donato Gerin, Stefania Pollastro and Francesco Faretra

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:436

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  28. Powdery mildews are biotrophic pathogenic fungi infecting a number of economically important plants. The grass powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis, has become a model organism to study host specialization of obliga...

    Authors: Lamprinos Frantzeskakis, Barbara Kracher, Stefan Kusch, Makoto Yoshikawa-Maekawa, Saskia Bauer, Carsten Pedersen, Pietro D. Spanu, Takaki Maekawa, Paul Schulze-Lefert and Ralph Panstruga

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:381

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  29. Transposable elements (TEs) are mobile DNA sequences known as drivers of genome evolution. Their impacts have been widely studied in animals, plants and insects, but little is known about them in microalgae. I...

    Authors: Jérémy Berthelier, Nathalie Casse, Nicolas Daccord, Véronique Jamilloux, Bruno Saint-Jean and Grégory Carrier

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:378

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  30. Gene copy number variants (CNVs), which consist of deletions and amplifications of single or sets of contiguous genes, contribute to the great diversity in the Plasmodium falciparum genome. In vitro studies in th...

    Authors: Joan Simam, Martin Rono, Joyce Ngoi, Mary Nyonda, Sachel Mok, Kevin Marsh, Zbynek Bozdech and Margaret Mackinnon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:372

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  31. Soybean downy mildew (SDM), caused by Peronospora manshurica (Pm), is a major fungal disease in soybean. To date, little is known regarding the defense mechanism at molecular level and how soybean plants response...

    Authors: Hang Dong, Shuangfeng Shi, Chong Zhang, Sihui Zhu, Mei Li, Jie Tan, Yue Yu, Liping Lin, Shirong Jia, Xujing Wang, Yuanhua Wu and Yuhui Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:366

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  32. The black yeast Hortaea werneckii (Dothideomycetes, Ascomycota) is one of the most extremely halotolerant fungi, capable of growth at NaCl concentrations close to saturation. Although dothideomycetous fungi are t...

    Authors: Cene Gostinčar, Jason E. Stajich, Jerneja Zupančič, Polona Zalar and Nina Gunde-Cimerman

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:364

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  33. Leaf blight caused by Calonectria spp. is one of the most destructive diseases to affect Eucalyptus nurseries and plantations. These pathogens mainly attack Eucalyptus, a tree with a diversity of secondary metabo...

    Authors: Xiaozhen Ye, Zhenhui Zhong, Hongyi Liu, Lianyu Lin, Mengmeng Guo, Wenshuo Guo, Zonghua Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Lizhen Feng, Guodong Lu, Feiping Zhang and Quanzhu Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:358

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  34. Aspergillus fumigatus has to cope with a combination of several stress types while colonizing the human body. A functional interplay between these different stress responses can increase the chances of survival f...

    Authors: Vivien Kurucz, Thomas Krüger, Károly Antal, Anna-Maria Dietl, Hubertus Haas, István Pócsi, Olaf Kniemeyer and Tamás Emri

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:357

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  35. Allopolyploidy is a genomic structure wherein two or more sets of chromosomes derived from divergent parental species coexist within an organism. It is a prevalent genomic configuration in plants, as an import...

    Authors: Tatsuhiro Nomaguchi, Yoshiaki Maeda, Tomoko Yoshino, Toru Asahi, Leila Tirichine, Chris Bowler and Tsuyoshi Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:330

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  36. Accumulating evidence suggests that genome plasticity allows filamentous plant pathogens to adapt to changing environments. Recently, the generalist plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum has been documented to unde...

    Authors: Marianne Elliott, Jennifer Yuzon, Mathu Malar C, Sucheta Tripathy, Mai Bui, Gary A. Chastagner, Katie Coats, David M. Rizzo, Matteo Garbelotto and Takao Kasuga

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:320

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  37. Cryptophytes are an ecologically important group of algae comprised of phototrophic, heterotrophic and osmotrophic species. This lineage is of great interest to evolutionary biologists because their plastids a...

    Authors: Jong Im Kim, Hwan Su Yoon, Gangman Yi, Woongghi Shin and John M. Archibald

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:275

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  38. The soil dwelling saprotrophic non-pathogenic fungus Fusarium venenatum, routinely used in the commercial fermentation industry, is phylogenetically closely related to the globally important cereal and non-cereal...

    Authors: Robert King, Neil Andrew Brown, Martin Urban and Kim E. Hammond-Kosack

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:269

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  39. Sugarcane bagasse has been proposed as a lignocellulosic residue for second-generation ethanol (2G) produced by breaking down biomass into fermentable sugars. The enzymatic cocktails for biomass degradation ar...

    Authors: Paula Fagundes de Gouvêa, Aline Vianna Bernardi, Luis Eduardo Gerolamo, Emerson de Souza Santos, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Sergio Akira Uyemura and Taisa Magnani Dinamarco

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:232

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  40. Trypanosoma brucei brucei, the parasite causing Nagana in domestic animals, is closely related to the parasites causing sleeping sickness, but does not infect humans. In addition to its importance as a pathogen, ...

    Authors: Arunasalam Naguleswaran, Nicholas Doiron and Isabel Roditi

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:227

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  41. Plant biomass is the most abundant carbon source for many fungal species. In the biobased industry fungi, are used to produce lignocellulolytic enzymes to degrade agricultural waste biomass. Here we evaluated ...

    Authors: Claire Khosravi, Evy Battaglia, Roland S. Kun, Sacha Dalhuijsen, Jaap Visser, María Victoria Aguilar-Pontes, Miaomiao Zhou, Heino M. Heyman, Young-Mo Kim, Scott E. Baker and Ronald P. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:214

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  42. Black Aspergilli represent one of the most important fungal resources of primary and secondary metabolites for biotechnological industry. Having several black Aspergilli sequenced genomes should allow targetin...

    Authors: Elodie Choque, Christophe Klopp, Sophie Valiere, José Raynal and Florence Mathieu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:200

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  43. Cryptocaryon irritans is an obligate parasitic ciliate protozoan that can infect various commercially important mariculture fish species and cause high lethality and economic loss. Current methods of controlling ...

    Authors: Ruanni Chen, Yong Mao, Jun Wang, Min Liu, Ying Qiao, Libing Zheng, Yongquan Su, Qiaozhen Ke and Weiqiang Zheng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:192

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  44. Aspergillus arachidicola is an aflatoxigenic fungal species, first isolated from the leaves of a wild peanut species native to Argentina. It has since been reported in maize, Brazil nut and human sputum samples. ...

    Authors: Geromy G. Moore, Brian M. Mack, Shannon B. Beltz and Olivier Puel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:189

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  45. The volatile metabolites produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae during alcoholic fermentation, which are mainly esters, higher alcohols and organic acids, play a vital role in the quality and perception of fermente...

    Authors: Matthias Eder, Isabelle Sanchez, Claire Brice, Carole Camarasa, Jean-Luc Legras and Sylvie Dequin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:166

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  46. The size of the phenotypic effect of a gene has been thoroughly investigated in terms of fitness and specific morphological traits in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but little is known about gross mo...

    Authors: Godai Suzuki, Yang Wang, Karen Kubo, Eri Hirata, Shinsuke Ohnuki and Yoshikazu Ohya

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:149

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  47. Euplotes, a ciliated protozoan, is a useful unicellular model organism. Studies on Euplotes have provided excellent insights into various basic biological principles. We have recently sequenced the macronuclear g...

    Authors: Ruan-lin Wang, Wei Miao, Wei Wang, Jie Xiong and Ai-hua Liang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:63

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  48. The Ceratocystis genus harbors a large number of phytopathogenic fungi that cause xylem parenchyma degradation and vascular destruction on a broad range of economically important plants. Ceratocystis cacaofunesta

    Authors: Eddy Patricia Lopez Molano, Odalys García Cabrera, Juliana Jose, Leandro Costa do Nascimento, Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle, Paulo José Pereira Lima Teixeira, Javier Correa Alvarez, Ricardo Augusto Tiburcio, Paulo Massanari Tokimatu Filho, Gustavo Machado Alvares de Lima, Rafael Victório Carvalho Guido, Thamy Lívia Ribeiro Corrêa, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Piotr Mieczkowski and Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:58

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