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Genome sequences of Phytophthora enable translational plant disease management and accelerate research

TitleGenome sequences of Phytophthora enable translational plant disease management and accelerate research
Publication TypeJournal Article
2012
AuthorsGrünwald, NJ
JournalCanadian Journal of Plant Pathology-Revue Canadienne De Phytopathologie
Volume34
Pagination13-19
0706-0661
ISI:000303567700003
avirulence, clonal lineages, downy mildew, effector, emerging pathogens, european populations, exotic pathogens, genome analysis, microsatellite markers, north-american, pathogen phytophthora, phytophthora, ramorum detection, sojae-effector avr1b, sudden oak death, translational analysis

Whole and partial genome sequences are becoming available at an ever-increasing pace. For many plant pathogen systems, we are moving into the era of genome resequencing. The first Phytophthora genomes, P. ramorum and P. sojae, became available in 2004, followed shortly by P. infestans in 2006. Availability of whole genome sequences has provided rapid and immediate advances in several areas also resulting in many practical applications and critical new insights. Availability of comparative genome data facilitated discovery of new classes of effectors, such as the RxLR-dEER and crinkler effector families. Genome data also enabled development of molecular markers for population genomic approaches that provided critical new insights into the evolutionary history of species and clades of Phytophthora. Several select examples of advances resulting from comparative genomic approaches in a concerted effort of the Oomycete research community are reviewed.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2012.664568
10.1080/07060661.2012.664568
Short TitleCan J Plant PatholCan J Plant Pathol
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