[Oomycete] Phytophthora cinnamomi | Biotrophic pathogens | Scoop.it

Sequencing Plans: The pathogen’s widespread impact on both crops and plants in natural ecosystems worldwide affects the global carbon cycle. For example, forest products sequester roughly 15 percent of the total carbon emissions in the United States. By sequencing the genome of P. cinnamomi, researchers would gain a better understanding of this oomycete and be better equipped to study any changes in plant-pathogen relationships such as those resulting from climate change and the introduction into a region of foreign species.

Via Wenwu Ye