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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
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The Fusarium graminearum Genome Reveals a Link Between Localized Polymorphism and Pathogen Specialization
We sequenced and annotated the genome of the filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum, a major pathogen of cultivated cereals. Very few repetitive sequences were detected, and the process ofExpand
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Extensive sampling of basidiomycete genomes demonstrates inadequacy of the white-rot/brown-rot paradigm for wood decay fungi
Significance Wood decay fungi have historically been characterized as either white rot, which degrade all components of plant cell walls, including lignin, or brown rot, which leave lignin largelyExpand
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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
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Deconstructing the Cell Wall
  • J. Walton
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant physiology
  • 1 April 1994
Any microorganism that attempts to colonize a plant must contend with the cell wall. One of the most conspicuous effects of microorganisms on plant cell walls is enzymic degradation. OurExpand
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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
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Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster.
A wide variety of enzymatic pathways that produce specialized metabolites in bacteria, fungi and plants are known to be encoded in biosynthetic gene clusters. Information about these clusters,Expand
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Rapid optimization of enzyme mixtures for deconstruction of diverse pretreatment/biomass feedstock combinations
BackgroundEnzymes for plant cell wall deconstruction are a major cost in the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. The goal of this research was to develop optimized synthetic mixturesExpand
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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
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Cellulose Synthase-Like Genes of Rice1
Identification of the biosynthetic enzymes involved in cell wall biosynthesis remains one of the major unsolved problems of plant biology. Of the major polysaccharides of the plant cell wall, pectinsExpand
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