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Horizontal transfer in the phytopathogenic fungal genus Leptosphaeria and host-range expansion.

Authors
  • Taylor, J L
  • Pedras, M S
  • Morales, V M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Trends in Microbiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1995
Volume
3
Issue
5
Pages
202–206
Identifiers
PMID: 7627459
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

All isolates examined of the phytopathogenic fungus Leptosphaeria maculans that are aggressive to Brassica napus and Brassica rapa have a repetitive element, LMR1. Horizontal transfer of LMR1 to an isolate of a closely related species of Leptosphaeria correlates with the expansion of the host range of this isolate to include Brassica juncea.

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