Blurred boundaries: lifestyle lessons from ectomycorrhizal fungal genomes.

  title={Blurred boundaries: lifestyle lessons from ectomycorrhizal fungal genomes.},
  author={Jonathan M Plett and Francis Martin},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  volume={27 1},
Soils contain a multitude of fungi with vastly divergent lifestyles ranging from saprotrophic to mutualistic and pathogenic. The recent release of many fungal genomes has led to comparative studies that consider the extent to which these lifestyles are encoded in the genome. The genomes of the symbiotic fungi Laccaria bicolor and Tuber melanosporum are proving especially useful in characterizing the genetic foundation of mutualistic symbiosis. New insights gleaned from these genomes, as… CONTINUE READING

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