Horizontal transfer of potential mobile units in phytoplasmas.

  title={Horizontal transfer of potential mobile units in phytoplasmas.},
  author={Chuan Ku and Wen-Sui Lo and Chih-Horng Kuo},
  journal={Mobile genetic elements},
  volume={3 5},
Phytoplasmas are uncultivated phytopathogenic bacteria that cause diseases in a wide range of economically important plants. Through secretion of effector proteins, they are able to manipulate their plant hosts to facilitate their multiplication and dispersal by insect vectors. The genome sequences of several phytoplasmas have been characterized to date and a group of putative composite transposons called potential mobile units (PMUs) are found in these highly reduced genomes. Recently, our… CONTINUE READING

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