A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor

  title={A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor},
  author={Chaoyang Zhao and Lucio Navarro Escalante and Hang Chen and Thiago Romanos Benatti and Jiaxin Qu and Sanjay Chellapilla and Robert M. Waterhouse and David Wheeler and Martin N. Andersson and Riyue Bao and Matthew Batterton and Susanta K Behura and Kerstin Petra Blankenburg and Doina Caragea and James C. Carolan and Marcus Coyle and Mustapha El-Bouhssini and Liezl Francisco and Markus Friedrich and Navdeep Gill and T. D. C. Grace and Cornelis J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen and Yi Han and Frank Hauser and Nicolae Herndon and Michael Holder and Panagiotis Ioannidis and Laronda R. Jackson and Mehwish Javaid and Shalini N. Jhangiani and Alisha J. Johnson and Divya Kalra and Viktoriya Korchina and Christie L. Kovar and Fremiet Lara and Sandra L. Lee and Xuming Liu and Christer L{\"o}fstedt and Robert Mata and Tittu Mathew and Donna M. Muzny and Swapnil Nagar and Lynne V. Nazareth and Geoffrey O. Okwuonu and Fiona Ongeri and Lora Perales and Brittany F. Peterson and Ling-Ling Pu and Hugh M. Robertson and Brandon J. Schemerhorn and Steven E. Scherer and Jacob T. Shreve and DeNard Simmons and Subhashree Subramanyam and Rebecca L. Thornton and Kun Xue and George M. Weissenberger and Christie E. Williams and K. C. Worley and Dianhui Zhu and Yiming Zhu and Marion O. Harris and Richard H. Shukle and John H. Werren and Evgeny M. Zdobnov and Ming-Shun Chen and Susan J. Brown and Jeffery J. Stuart and Stephen Richards},
  journal={Current Biology},
Gall-forming arthropods are highly specialized herbivores that, in combination with their hosts, produce extended phenotypes with unique morphologies [1]. Many are economically important, and others have improved our understanding of ecology and adaptive radiation [2]. However, the mechanisms that these arthropods use to induce plant galls are poorly understood. We sequenced the genome of the Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor; Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a plant parasitic gall midge and a pest of… CONTINUE READING
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