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FUNGAL EVOLUTION

Old fungus, new trick

Nature Microbiologyvolume 4pages210211 (2019) | Download Citation

A secreted effector from the plant pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis has evolved to acquire a new function that contributes to the unique lifestyle of this species, highlighting the utility of using comparative genetic analyses to address current questions in plant–microorganism interactions.

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    • Erin K. Zess
    • , Aleksandra Białas
    •  & Sophien Kamoun

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