Population divergence in the wheat leaf rust fungus Puccinia triticina is correlated with wheat evolution

@article{Liu2014PopulationDI,
  title={Population divergence in the wheat leaf rust fungus Puccinia triticina is correlated with wheat evolution},
  author={M. To A. Liu and Nicolas Rodrigue and James A. Kolmer},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2014},
  volume={112},
  pages={443-453}
}
Co-evolution of fungal pathogens with their host species during the domestication of modern crop varieties has likely affected the current genetic divergence of pathogen populations. The objective of this study was to determine if the evolutionary history of the obligate rust pathogen on wheat, Puccinia triticina, is correlated with adaptation to hosts with different ploidy levels. Sequence data from 15 loci with different levels of polymorphism were generated. Phylogenetic analyses (parsimony… 

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