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Convergent evolution: gene sharing by eukaryotic plant pathogens.
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Mikrobiologi.
2006 (English)In: Curr Biol, ISSN 0960-9822, Vol. 16, no 18, R804-6 p.Article, review/survey (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Oomycetes and filamentous parasitic fungi are plant pathogens that have undergone convergent evolution. A recent study has shown that these microbial eukaryotes have exchanged metabolic genes, which might explain some of their phenotypic similarities.

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2006. Vol. 16, no 18, R804-6 p.
Keyword [en]
Gene Transfer; Horizontal, Magnaporthe/classification/*genetics, Phylogeny, Phytophthora/classification/*genetics, Plants/*microbiology/*parasitology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21913PubMedID: 16979549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21913DiVA: diva2:49686
Available from: 2007-01-08 Created: 2007-01-08 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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