Evolution and Diversification of RNA Silencing Proteins in Fungi

@article{Nakayashiki2005EvolutionAD,
  title={Evolution and Diversification of RNA Silencing Proteins in Fungi},
  author={Hitoshi Nakayashiki and Naoki Kadotani and Shigeyuki Mayama},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={63},
  pages={127-135}
}
Comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of fungal Argonaute, Dicer, and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase-like proteins have been performed to gain insights into the diversification of RNA silencing pathways during the evolution of fungi. A wide range of fungi including ascomycetes, basidiomycetyes, and zygomycetes possesses multiple RNA silencing components in the genome, whereas a portion of ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi apparently lacks the whole or most of the components. The number of… Expand
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