Phylogenomics and evolution of secondary metabolism in plant-associated fungi.

  title={Phylogenomics and evolution of secondary metabolism in plant-associated fungi.},
  author={Joseph W. Spatafora and Kathryn E. Bushley},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
Fungi produce a myriad of secondary metabolites, compounds that are not required for basic cellular processes, but are thought to be central to ecological functions. Genomic sequencing of fungi has revealed a greater diversity of secondary metabolism than previously realized, including novel taxonomic distributions of known compounds and uncharacterized gene clusters in well-studied organisms. Here we provide an overview of the major groups of metabolites, their ecological functions, the… CONTINUE READING
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