Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi.


Rust fungi are some of the most devastating pathogens of crop plants. They are obligate biotrophs, which extract nutrients only from living plant tissues and cannot grow apart from their hosts. Their lifestyle has slowed the dissection of molecular mechanisms underlying host invasion and avoidance or suppression of plant innate immunity. We sequenced the… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1019315108


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