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Sequence-based species delimitation for the DNA taxonomy of undescribed insects.
Cataloging the very large number of undescribed species of insects could be greatly accelerated by automated DNA based approaches, but procedures for large-scale species discovery from sequence dataExpand
QTL-seq: rapid mapping of quantitative trait loci in rice by whole genome resequencing of DNA from two bulked populations.
Simulation study showed that QTL-seq is able to detect QTLs over wide ranges of experimental variables, and the method can be generally applied in population genomics studies to rapidly identify genomic regions that underwent artificial or natural selective sweeps. Expand
A catalogue of the effector secretome of plant pathogenic oomycetes.
  • S. Kamoun
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annual review of phytopathology
  • 8 August 2006
This review classifies and catalogues the effector secretome of oomycetes, a phylogenetically distinct group of eukaryotic microorganisms that includes some of the most notorious pathogens of plants. Expand
Genome sequencing reveals agronomically important loci in rice using MutMap
Results show that MutMap can accelerate the genetic improvement of rice and other crop plants and identify the unique genomic positions most probable to harbor mutations causing pale green leaves and semidwarfism, an agronomically relevant trait. Expand
Genome sequence and analysis of the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans
The sequence of the P. infestans genome is reported, which at ∼240 megabases (Mb) is by far the largest and most complex genome sequenced so far in the chromalveolates and probably plays a crucial part in the rapid adaptability of the pathogen to host plants and underpins its evolutionary potential. Expand
Phytophthora Genome Sequences Uncover Evolutionary Origins and Mechanisms of Pathogenesis
Comparison of the two species' genomes reveals a rapid expansion and diversification of many protein families associated with plant infection such as hydrolases, ABC transporters, protein toxins, proteinase inhibitors, and, in particular, a superfamily of 700 proteins with similarity to known oömycete avirulence genes. Expand
Differential Recognition of Highly Divergent Downy Mildew Avirulence Gene Alleles by RPP1 Resistance Genes from Two Arabidopsis Lines
The cloning of ATR1NdWsB has highlighted the presence of a highly conserved novel amino acid motif in avirulence proteins from three different oomycetes and its similarity to a host-targeting signal from malaria parasites suggest a conserved role in pathogenicity. Expand
Targeted mutagenesis in the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana using Cas9 RNA-guided endonuclease.
Targeted mutagenesis in the model plant Nicotiana benthamiana using Cas9 RNA-guided endonuclease is demonstrated using a single Cas9 molecule for the first time. Expand
Genome evolution in filamentous plant pathogens: why bigger can be better
Cases in which genome plasticity has contributed to the emergence of new virulence traits are illustrated and how genome expansions may have had an impact on the co-evolutionary conflict between these filamentous plant pathogens and their hosts are discussed. Expand
An ancestral oomycete locus contains late blight avirulence gene Avr3a, encoding a protein that is recognized in the host cytoplasm.
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight, the potato disease that precipitated the Irish famines in 1846 and 1847, and it is suggested that Avr3a has undergone gene duplication and that an allele evading recognition by R3a arose under positive selection. Expand