The wheat powdery mildew genome shows the unique evolution of an obligate biotroph

@article{Wicker2013TheWP,
  title={The wheat powdery mildew genome shows the unique evolution of an obligate biotroph},
  author={Thomas Wicker and Simone Oberhaensli and Francis Parlange and Jan P. Buchmann and Margarita Shatalina and Stefan Roffler and Roi Ben-David and Jaroslav Dole{\vz}el and Hana {\vS}imkov{\'a} and Paul Schulze-Lefert and Pietro D. Spanu and R{\'e}my Bruggmann and Joelle Amselem and Hadi Quesneville and Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat and Timothy Paape and Kentaro K. Shimizu and Beat Keller},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={45},
  pages={1092-1096}
}
Wheat powdery mildew, Blumeria graminis forma specialis tritici, is a devastating fungal pathogen with a poorly understood evolutionary history. Here we report the draft genome sequence of wheat powdery mildew, the resequencing of three additional isolates from different geographic regions and comparative analyses with the barley powdery mildew genome. Our comparative genomic analyses identified 602 candidate effector genes, with many showing evidence of positive selection. We characterize… Expand
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