A novel gene from a secondary metabolism gene cluster is required for microsclerotia formation and virulence in Verticillium dahliae

@article{Xiong2019ANG,
  title={A novel gene from a secondary metabolism gene cluster is required for microsclerotia formation and virulence in Verticillium dahliae},
  author={Dianguang Xiong and Yonglin Wang and Chengming Tian},
  journal={Phytopathology Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Verticillum dahliae is a notorious plant pathogenic fungus, which can cause wilt disease on hundreds of plant species. The genome of V. dahliae has been sequenced and annotated, but incorrect gene annotations and unidentified transcribed regions persist. Using RNA-Seq combined with reverse-transcription PCR, we identified a novel transcribed gene, Nag1, located in a cluster of putative secondary metabolic genes whose roles remain unknown. Functional analysis of Nag1 by dsRNA-mediated gene… 
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