Multiple origins of downy mildews and mito-nuclear discordance within the paraphyletic genus Phyt...
Phylogenetic relationships between thirteen species of downy mildew and 103 species of Phytophthora (plant-pathogenic oomycetes) were investigated with two nuclear and four mitochondrial loci, using several likelihood-based approaches. Three Phytophthora taxa and all downy mildew taxa were exclud...
Phytophthora methylomes modulated by expanded 6mA methyltransferases are associated with adaptive...
Filamentous plant pathogen genomes often display a bipartite architecture with gene sparse, repeat-rich compartments serving as a cradle for adaptive evolution. However, the extent to which this "two-speed" genome architecture is associated with genome-wide epigenetic modifications is unknown. He...
Sudden oak death task force fight for funding
The Sudden Oak Death Task Force will once again be appealing for funds during Oregon’s February legislative session, where they will ask for an additional $1 million to eradicate NA-1
The RxLR Motif of the Host Targeting Effector AVR3a of Phytophthora infestans Is Cleaved before S...
When plant-pathogenic oomycetes infect their hosts, they employ a large arsenal of effector proteins to establish a successful infection. Some effector proteins are secreted and are destined to be translocated and function inside host cells. The largest group of translocated proteins from oomycet...
A functional genomics database for plant microbiome studies
Most of the interaction between microbes and plants occurs at the interface between the roots and soil. In Nature Genetics, a team led by JGI researchers isolated novel bacteria from plant root environments and combined the new genomes with thousands of publicly available genomes representing the...