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Lon protease functions as a negative regulator of type III protein secretion in Pseudomonas syringae
The central conserved region of the Pseudomonas syringae hrp pathogenicity island encodes a type III protein secretion system (TTSS) that is required for pathogenicity in plants. Expression of theExpand
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A Genomic Survey of Positive Selection in Burkholderia pseudomallei Provides Insights into the Evolution of Accidental Virulence
Certain environmental microorganisms can cause severe human infections, even in the absence of an obvious requirement for transition through an animal host for replication (“accidental virulence”).Expand
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Mobile elements and mitochondrial genome expansion in the soil fungus and potato pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG-3.
The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani is an economically important pathogen of agricultural and forestry crops. Here, we present the complete sequence and analysis of the mitochondrial genome of R.Expand
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Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Yersina pestis KIM D27, an Avirulent Strain Exempt from Select Agent Regulation
Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of the plague. Y. pestis KIM 10+ strain was passaged and selected for loss of the 102 kb pgm locus, resulting in an attenuated strain, KIM D27. In this study,Expand
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Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant-Pathogenic Soil Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Anastomosis Group 3 Strain Rhs1AP
ABSTRACT The soil fungus Rhizoctonia solani is a pathogen of agricultural crops. Here, we report on the 51,705,945 bp draft consensus genome sequence of R. solani strain Rhs1AP. A comprehensiveExpand
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Continuing Evolution of Burkholderia mallei Through Genome Reduction and Large-Scale Rearrangements
Burkholderia mallei (Bm), the causative agent of the predominately equine disease glanders, is a genetically uniform species that is very closely related to the much more diverse species BurkholderiaExpand
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Genome Sequence of Aspergillus flavus NRRL 3357, a Strain That Causes Aflatoxin Contamination of Food and Feed
ABSTRACT Aflatoxin contamination of food and livestock feed results in significant annual crop losses internationally. Aspergillus flavus is the major fungus responsible for this loss. Additionally,Expand
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Acquisition and loss of virulence-associated factors during genome evolution and speciation in three clades of Bordetella species
BackgroundThe genus Bordetella consists of nine species that include important respiratory pathogens such as the ‘classical’ species B. bronchiseptica, B. pertussis and B. parapertussis and six moreExpand
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Effect of competition on the production and activity of secondary metabolites in Aspergillus species.
Secondary metabolites are of intense interest to humans due to their pharmaceutical and/or toxic properties. Also, these metabolites are clinically relevant because of their importance in fungalExpand
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Draft Genome Sequences of Burkholderia cenocepacia ET12 Lineage Strains K56-2 and BC7
ABSTRACT The Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) is a group of closely related bacteria that are responsible for respiratory infections in immunocompromised humans, most notably those with cysticExpand
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