Evolution of Filamentous Plant Pathogens: Gene Exchange across Eukaryotic Kingdoms

@article{Richards2006EvolutionOF,
  title={Evolution of Filamentous Plant Pathogens: Gene Exchange across Eukaryotic Kingdoms},
  author={Thomas A Richards and Joel B Dacks and Joanna M. Jenkinson and Christopher R. Thornton and Nicholas J. Talbot},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={1857-1864}
}
Filamentous fungi and oomycetes are eukaryotic microorganisms that grow by producing networks of thread-like hyphae, which secrete enzymes to break down complex nutrients, such as wood and plant material, and recover the resulting simple sugars and amino acids by osmotrophy. These organisms are extremely similar in both appearance and lifestyle and include some of the most economically important plant pathogens . However, the morphological similarity of fungi and oomycetes is misleading because… CONTINUE READING

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