Laurana Serres-Giardi

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Nucleotide landscapes, which are the way base composition is distributed along a genome, strongly vary among species. The underlying causes of these variations have been much debated. Though mutational bias and selection were initially invoked, GC-biased gene conversion (gBGC), a recombination-associated process favoring the G and C over A and T bases, is(More)
Xanthomonads are plant-associated bacteria responsible for diseases on economically important crops. Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. fuscans (Xff) is one of the causal agents of common bacterial blight of bean. In this study, the complete genome sequence of strain Xff 4834-R was determined and compared to other Xanthomonas genome sequences. Comparative genomics(More)
Base composition varies among and within eukaryote genomes. Although mutational bias and selection have initially been invoked, more recently GC-biased gene conversion (gBGC) has been proposed to play a central role in shaping nucleotide landscapes, especially in yeast, mammals, and birds. gBGC is a kind of meiotic drive in favor of G and C alleles,(More)
We report here the high-quality draft genome sequences of two strains of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines, the causal agent of bacterial pustule on soybeans. Comparison of these genomes with those of phylogenetically closely related pathovars of Xanthomonas spp. will help to understand the mechanisms involved in host specificity and adaptation to host(More)
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