Functional analysis of polyketide synthase genes in the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

Functional analysis of polyketide synthase genes in the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

Clonostachys rosea is a mycoparasitic fungus used for biological control of plant diseases. Its genome contains 31 genes putatively encoding for polyketide synthases (PKSs), 75% of which are arranged in biosynthetic gene clusters. Gene expression analysis during C. rosea interactions with the fungal...

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Mechanisms of Broad Host Range Necrotrophic Pathogenesis in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Mechanisms of Broad Host Range Necrotrophic Pathogenesis in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Among necrotrophic fungi, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is remarkable for its extremely broad host range and for its aggressive host tissue colonization. With full genome sequencing, transcriptomic analyses and the increasing pace of functional gene characterization, the factors underlying the basis of...

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Rhizosphere pseudomonads as probiotics improving plant health

Rhizosphere pseudomonads as probiotics improving plant health

Many root‐colonizing microbes are multifaceted in traits that improve plant health. Although isolates designated as biological control agents directly reduce pathogen growth, many exert additional beneficial features that parallel changes induced in animal and other hosts by health‐promoting...

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (The Center for Integrated Pest Management - CIPM - Fort Pierce, Florida).

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (The Center for Integrated Pest Management - CIPM - Fort Pierce, Florida).

Presso il Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) in Fort Pierce, Florida é disponibile una posizione postdoc nell'ambito dell'epidemiologia con particolare riferimento alla creazione ed applicazione di tecniche innovative per la gestione delle malattie.
Scadenza: 23 ottobre 2018 (ore...

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The MAPK Kinase Kinase GmMEKK1 Regulates Cell Death and Defense Responses.

The MAPK Kinase Kinase GmMEKK1 Regulates Cell Death and Defense Responses.

MAPK signaling pathways play critical roles in plant immunity. Here, we silenced multiple genes encoding MAPKs using virus-induced gene silencing mediated by Bean pod mottle virus to identify MAPK genes involved in soybean (Glycine max) immunity. Surprisingly, a strong hypersensitive response (HR)...

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Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN-Plants Interaction: From Perception to the Induced Mechanisms

Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN-Plants Interaction: From Perception to the Induced Mechanisms

The use of plant-associated bacteria has received many scientific and economic attention as an effective and alternative method to reduce the chemical pesticides use in agriculture. The genus Burkholderia includes at least 90 species including pathogenic strains, plant pathogens, as well as plant...

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Strobilurin biosynthesis in Basidiomycete fungi

Strobilurin biosynthesis in Basidiomycete fungi

Strobilurins from fungi are the inspiration for the creation of the β-methoxyacrylate class of agricultural fungicides. However, molecular details of the biosynthesis of strobilurins have remained cryptic. Here we report the sequence of genomes of two fungi that produce strobilurins and show that...

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Leveraging single-cell genomics to expand the fungal tree of life

Leveraging single-cell genomics to expand the fungal tree of life

Environmental DNA surveys reveal that most fungal diversity represents uncultured species. We sequenced the genomes of eight uncultured species across the fungal tree of life using a new single-cell genomics pipeline. We show that, despite a large variation in genome and gene space recovery from...

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