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Genome expansion and gene loss in powdery mildew fungi reveal tradeoffs in extreme parasitism.

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Powdery mildews are phytopathogens whose growth and reproduction are entirely dependent on living plant cells. The molecular basis of this life-style, obligate biotrophy, remains unknown. We present the genome analysis of barley powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei (Blumeria), as well as a comparison with the analysis of two powdery mildews pathogenic on dicotyledonous plants. These genomes display massive retrotransposon proliferation, genome-size expansion, and gene losses. The mi...

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10.1126/science.1194573

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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
330
Issue:
6010
Pages:
1543-1546
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:a8b3ca53-3f3f-4126-bc1e-0f98cd7df000
Source identifiers:
107019
Local pid:
pubs:107019

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