Homologous Recombination and Xylella fastidiosa Host-Pathogen Associations in South America.

@article{ColettaFilho2017HomologousRA,
  title={Homologous Recombination and Xylella fastidiosa Host-Pathogen Associations in South America.},
  author={Helv{\'e}cio Della Coletta-Filho and C. Paula Suarez de Francisco and Jo{\~a}o Roberto Spotti Lopes and Christiane Muller and Rodrigo P P Almeida},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={305-312}
}
Homologous recombination affects the evolution of bacteria such as Xylella fastidiosa, a naturally competent plant pathogen that requires insect vectors for dispersal. This bacterial species is taxonomically divided into subspecies, with phylogenetic clusters within subspecies that are host specific. One subspecies, pauca, is primarily limited to South America, with the exception of recently reported strains in Europe and Costa Rica. Despite the economic importance of X. fastidiosa subsp. pauca… CONTINUE READING