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Genomes Highlight Plant Pathogens' Powerful Arsenal

Science  01 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5791, pp. 1217
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5791.1217a

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On page 1261, a large team describes the first two genomes of the genus Phytophthora. The sequences reveal that P. sojae and P. ramorum, which cause soybean root rot and sudden oak death respectively, have a diverse array of proteins with which to attack their hosts. (Read more.)

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