Comparative genomics reveals mobile pathogenicity chromosomes in Fusarium.
Nature. 2010 Mar 18; 464(7287):367-73
Ma LJ, van der Does HC, Borkovich KA, Coleman JJ, ..., Galagan J, Cuomo CA, Kistler HC, Rep M. Ma LJ, van der Does HC, Borkovich KA, Coleman JJ, Daboussi MJ, Di Pietro A, Dufresne M, Freitag M, Grabherr M, Henrissat B, Houterman PM, Kang S, Shim WB, Woloshuk C, Xie X, Xu JR, Antoniw J, Baker SE, Bluhm BH, Breakspear A, Brown DW, Butchko RA, Chapman S, Coulson R, Coutinho PM, Danchin EG, Diener A, Gale LR, Gardiner DM, Goff S, Hammond-Kosack KE, Hilburn K, Hua-Van A, Jonkers W, Kazan K, Kodira CD, Koehrsen M, Kumar L, Lee YH, Li L, Manners JM, Miranda-Saavedra D, Mukherjee M, Park G, Park J, Park SY, Proctor RH, Regev A, Ruiz-Roldan MC, Sain D, Sakthikumar S, Sykes S, Schwartz DC, Turgeon BG, Wapinski I, Yoder O, Young S, Zeng Q, Zhou S, Galagan J, Cuomo CA, Kistler HC, Rep M. Nature. 2010 Mar 18; 464(7287):367-73
In this exciting paper, via a comparative genomics approach, differences amongst several Fusarium species were discovered to result from small, dispensable chromosomes that are horizontally transferred between species and define host specificity.
In this study, Ma and colleagues sequenced and compared the genomes of F. verticillioides...
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