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Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature.
This review presents recommended nomenclature for the biosynthesis of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs), a rapidly growing class of natural products. TheExpand
Extensive sampling of basidiomycete genomes demonstrates inadequacy of the white-rot/brown-rot paradigm for wood decay fungi
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The results indicate that the prevailing paradigm of white rot vs. brown rot does not capture the diversity of fungal wood decay mechanisms, and suggest a continuum rather than a dichotomy between the white-rot and brown-rot modes of wood decay. Expand
The Fusarium graminearum Genome Reveals a Link Between Localized Polymorphism and Pathogen Specialization
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The genome of the filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum, a major pathogen of cultivated cereals, was sequenced and annotated and many highly polymorphic regions contained sets of genes implicated in plant-fungus interactions and were unusually divergent, with higher rates of recombination. Expand
Host-selective toxins: agents of compatibility.
  • J. Walton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Plant cell
  • 1 October 1996
20 HSTs have been documented. In general, HSTs are deter? minants of host range or specificity in that plant species, varieties, or genotypes sensitive to an HST are those that are susceptible to theExpand
Improving Enzymes for Biomass Conversion: A Basic Research Perspective
The cost of enzymes for converting plant biomass materials to fermentable sugars is a major impediment to the development of a practical lignocellulosic ethanol industry. Research on enzymeExpand
Deconstructing the Cell Wall
  • J. Walton
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Plant physiology
  • 1 April 1994
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The wall is a nutritional source for microorganisms and animals, yet it contains noxious peroxidases, phenolics, and activated oxygen, and its proteins are disproportionately studied (Showalter, 1993). Expand
Rapid optimization of enzyme mixtures for deconstruction of diverse pretreatment/biomass feedstock combinations
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GenPLAT can be used to rapidly produce enzyme cocktails for specific pretreatment/biomass combinations using high-throughput biomass digestion platform, GENPLAT, which combines robotic liquid handling, statistical experimental design and automated Glc and Xyl assays. Expand
Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster.
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This work proposes the Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster (MIBiG) data standard, to facilitate consistent and systematic deposition and retrieval of data on biosynthetic gene clusters. Expand
Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of secondary metabolite gene clusters in fungi: an hypothesis.
  • J. Walton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B
  • 1 August 2000
Cellulose Synthase-Like Genes of Rice1
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Of the major polysaccharides of the plant cell wall, pectins and hemicelluloses are synthesised in the Golgi, and callose and cellulose are synthesized at the Caspian Sea. Expand
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