Genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant pathogen Pythium ultimum reveals original pathogenicity mechanisms and effector repertoire

C André Lévesque, Henk Brouwer, Liliana Cano, John P Hamilton, Carson Holt, Edgar Huitema, Sylvain Raffaele, Gregg P Robideau, Marco Thines, Joe Win, Marcelo M Zerillo, Gordon W Beakes, Jeffrey L Boore, Dana Busam, Bernard Dumas, Steve Ferriera, Susan I Fuerstenberg, Claire M M Gachon, Elodie Gaulin, Francine GoversLaura Grenville-Briggs, Neil Horner, Jessica Hostetler, Rays H Y Jiang, Justin Johnson, Theerapong Krajaejun, Haining Lin, Harold J G Meijer, Barry Moore, Paul Morris, Vipaporn Phuntmart, Daniela Puiu, Jyoti Shetty, Jason E Stajich, Sucheta Tripathy, Stephan Wawra, Pieter van West, Brett R Whitty, Pedro M Coutinho, Bernard Henrissat, Frank Martin, Paul D Thomas, Brett M Tyler, Ronald P De Vries, Sophien Kamoun, Mark Yandell, Ned Tisserat, C Robin Buell

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Pythium ultimum is a ubiquitous oomycete plant pathogen responsible for a variety of diseases on a broad range of crop and ornamental species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R73
JournalGenome Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • Antifungal Agents
  • Base Sequence
  • Cadherins
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Gene Order
  • Gene Rearrangement
  • Genome
  • Genome, Mitochondrial
  • Genomics
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Humans
  • Multigene Family
  • Phylogeny
  • Plants
  • Proteins
  • Pythium
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Synteny

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