The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue Universityapplies genetic knowledge to improve plants, manage natural resources, control weeds, or diagnose plant diseases in order to improve and protect the environment. The department has an emphasis in the science of plant growth and development as well as the application of plant growth and development.

This series contains publications from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.

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Submissions from 2016

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Combating a Global Threat to a Clonal Crop: Banana Black Sigatoka Pathogen Pseudocercospora fijiensis (Synonym Mycosphaerella fijiensis) Genomes Reveal Clues for Disease Control, Rafael E. Arango-Isaza, Caucasella Diaz-Trujillo, Braham Deep Singh Dhillon, Andrea L. Aerts, Jean Carlier, Charles F. Crane, Tristan V. De Jong, Ineke M. De Vries, Robert A. Dietrich, Andrew D. Farmer, Claudia Fortes Fereira, Suzana A L Garcia, Mauricio Guzmán, Richard C. Hamelin, Erika A. Lindquist, Rahim Mehrabi, Olman Quiros, Jeremy Schmultz, Harris J. Shapiro, Elizabeth Reynolds, Gabriel Scalliet, Manoel Teixeira Souza, Ioannis Stergiopoulos, Theo A J Van Der Lee, Pierre J G M De Wit, Marie Françoise Zapater, Lute Harm Zwiers, Igor V. Grigoriev, Stephen B. Goodwin, and Gert Hj J Kema

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FgPrp4 Kinase Is Important for Spliceosome B-Complex Activation and Splicing Efficiency in Fusarium graminearum, Xuli Gao, Qiaojun Jin, Cong Jiang, Yang Li, Chaohui Li, Huiquan Liu, Zhensheng Kang, and Jin-Rong Xu

Submissions from 2014

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Resistance to Botrytis cinerea in Solanum lycopersicoides Involves Widespread Transcriptional Reprogramming., Jonathon E. Smith, Bemnet Mengesha, Hua Tang, Tesfaye Mengiste, and Burton H. Bluhm

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Effectors and Effector Delivery in Magnaporthe oryzae., Shijie Zhang and Jin-Rong Xu

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Identification of a Fungi-Specific Lineage of Protein Kinases Closely Related to Tyrosine Kinases., Zhongtao Zhao, Qiaojun Jin, Huiquan Liu, and Jin-Rong Xu

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Correction: Comparative Analysis of Fungal Genomes Reveals Different Plant Cell Wall Degrading Capacity in Fungi, Zhongtao Zhao, Huiquan Liu, Chenfang Wang, and Jin-Rong Xu

Submissions from 2013

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Comparative Analysis of Fungal Genomes Reveals Different Plant Cell Wall Degrading Capacity in Fungi, Zhongtao Zhao, Huiquan Liu, Chenfang Wang, and Jin-Rong Xu

Submissions from 2012

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Characterization of Non-Host Resistance in Broad Bean to the Wheat Stripe Rust Pathogen., Yulin Cheng, Hongchang Zhang, Juanni Yao, Xiaojie Wang, Jin-Rong Xu, Qingmei Han, Guorong Wei, Lili Huang, and Zhensheng Kang

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The Genomes of the Fungal Plant Pathogens Cladosporium fulvum and Dothistroma septosporum Reveal Adaptation to Different Hosts and Lifestyles But Also Signatures of Common Ancestry., Pierre J.G.M. de Wit, Ate van der Burgt, Bilal Ökmen, Ionnis Stergiopulos, Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Andrea L. Aerts, Ali H. Bahkali, Henriek G. Beenen, Pranav Chettri, Murray P. Cox, Erwin Datema, Ronald P. de Vries, Braham Dhillon, Austen R. Ganley, Scott A. Griffiths, Yanan Guo, Richard C. Hamelin, Bernard Henrissat, M Shahjahan Kabir, Mansoor Karimi Jashni, Gert Kema, Sylvia Klaubauf, Alla Lapidus, Anthony Levasseur, Erika Lindquist, Rahim Mehrabi, Robin A. Ohm, Timothy J. Owen, Asaf Salamov, Arne Schwelm, Elio Schijlen, Hui Sun, Harrold A. van den Burg, Roeland C.H.J. van Ham, Shuguang Zhang, Stephen B. Goodwin, Igor V. Grigoriev, Jérôme Collemare, and Rosie E. Bradshaw

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The Glycosyltransferase Repertoire of the Spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii and a Comparative Study of Its Cell Wall., Jesper Harholt, Iben Sørensen, Jonatan Fangel, Alison Roberts, William G.T. Willats, Henrik Vibe Scheller, Bent Larsen Petersen, Jo Ann Banks, and Peter Ulvskov

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Diverse Lifestyles and Strategies of Plant Pathogenesis Encoded in the Genomes of Eighteen Dothideomycetes Fungi., Robin A. Ohm, Nicolas Feau, Bernard Henrissat, Conrad L. Schoch, Benjamin A. Horwitz, Kerry W. Barry, Bradford J. Condon, Alex C. Copeland, Braham Dhillon, Fabian Glaser, Cedar N. Hesse, Idit Kosti, Kurt LaButti, Erika A. Lindquist, Susan Lucas, Asaf A. Salamov, Rosie E. Bradshaw, Lynda Ciuffetti, Richard C. Hamelin, Gert H.J. Kema, Christopher Lawrence, James A. Scott, Joseph W. Spatafora, B Gillian Turgeon, Pierre J.G.M. de Wit, Shaobin Zhong, Stephen B. Goodwin, and Igor V. Grigoriev

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The AMT1 Arginine Methyltransferase Gene Is Important for Plant Infection and Normal Hyphal Growth in Fusarium graminearum, Guanghui Wang, Chenfang Wang, Rui Hou, Xiaoyin Zhou, Guotian Li, Shijie Zhang, and Jin-Rong Xu

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Comparative Analysis of the Genomes of Two Field Isolates of the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae., Minfeng Xue, Jun Yang, Zhigang Li, Songnian Hu, Nan Yao, Ralph A. Dean, Wensheng Zhao, Mi Shen, Haiwang Zhang, Chao Li, Liyuan Liu, Lei Cao, Xiaowen Xu, Yunfei Xing, Tom Hsiang, Ziding Zhang, Jin-Rong Xu, and You-Liang Peng

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The FgHOG1 Pathway Regulates Hyphal Growth, Stress Responses, and Plant Infection in Fusarium graminearum., Dawei Zheng, Shijie Zhang, Xiaoying Zhou, Chenfang Wang, Ping Xiang, Qian Zheng, and Jin-Rong Xu

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The Cyclase-Associated Protein Cap1 Is Important for Proper Regulation of Infection-Related Morphogenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae., Xiaoying Zhou, Haifeng Zhang, Guotian Li, Brian Shaw, and Jin-Rong Xu

Submissions from 2011

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Finished Genome of the Fungal Wheat Pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola Reveals Dispensome Structure, Chromosome Plasticity, and Stealth Pathogenesis., Stephen B. Goodwin, Sarrah Ben M'Barek, Braham Dhillon, Alexander HJ Wittenberg, Charles F. Crane, James K. Hane, Andrew J. Foster, Theo AJ Van der Lee, Jane Grimwood, Andrea Aerts, John Antoniw, Andy Bailey, Burt Bluhm, Judith Bowler, Jim Bristow, Ate van der Burgt, Blondy Canto-Canché, Alice CL Churchill, Laura Conde-Ferràez, Hans J. Cools, Pedro M. Coutinho, Michael Csukai, Paramvir Dehal, Pierre De Wit, Bruno Donzelli, Henri C. van de Geest, Roeland CHJ van Ham, Kim E. Hammond-Kosack, Bernard Henrissat, Andrzej Kilan, Adilson K. Kobayashi, Edda Koopmann, Yiannis Kourmpetis, Arnold Kuzniar, Erika Lindquist, Vincent Lombard, Chris Maliepaard, Natalia Martins, Rahim Mehrabi, Jan PH Nap, Alisa Ponomarenko, Jason J. Rudd, Asaf Salamov, Jeremy Schmutz, Henk J. Schouten, Harris Shapiro, Ioannis Stergiopoulos, Stefano FF Torriani, Hank Tu, Ronald P. de Vries, Cees Waalwijk, Sara B. Ware, Ad Wiebenga, Lute-Harm Zwiers, Richard P. Oliver, Igor V. Grigoriev, and Gert HJ Kema

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Molecular Characterization of a Fus3/Kss1 Type MAPK from Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, PsMAPK1., Jun Guo, Xiwei Dai, Jin-Rong Xu, Yulin Wang, Pengfei Bai, Furong Liu, Yinghui Duan, Hong Zhang, Lili Huang, and Zhensheng Kang

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A Novel Mode of Chromosomal Evolution Peculiar to Filamentous Ascomycete Fungi., James K. Hane, Thierry Rouxel, Barbara J. Howlett, Gert HJ Kema, Stephen B. Goodwin, and Richard P. Oliver

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Regulation of Stomatal Tropism and Infection by Light in Cercospora zeae-maydis: Evidence for Coordinated Host/Pathogen Responses to Photoperiod?, Hun Kim, John B. Ridenour, Larry D. Dunkle, and Burton H. Bluhm

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MoSfl1 Is Important for Virulence and Heat Tolerance in Magnaporthe oryzae., Guotian Li, Xiaoying Zhou, Lingan Kong, Yuling Wang, Haifeng Zhang, Heng Zhu, Thomas K. Mitchell, Ralph A. Dean, and Jin-Rong Xu

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Multiple Plant Surface Signals are Sensed by Different Mechanisms in the Rice Blast Fungus for Appressorium Formation., Wende Liu, Xiaoying Zhou, Guotian Li, Lei Li, Lingan Kong, Chenfang Wang, Haifeng Zhang, and Jin-Rong Xu

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Functional Analysis of the Kinome of the Wheat Scab Fungus Fusarium graminearum., Chenfang Wang, Shijie Zhang, Rui Hou, Zhongtao Zhao, Qian Zheng, Qijun Xu, Dawei Zheng, Guanghui Wang, Huiquan Liu, Xuli Gao, Ji-Wen Ma, H Corby Kistler, Zhensheng Kang, and Jin-Rong Xu

Submissions from 2008

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MicroRNA, Sex Determination and Floral Meristem Determinacy in Maize, Jo Ann Banks

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Analyses of Expressed Sequence Tags from the Maize Foliar Pathogen Cercospora Zeae-Maydis Identify Novel Genes Expressed During Vegetative, Infectious, and Reproductive Growth., Burton H. Bluhm, Braham Dhillon, Erika A. Lindquist, Gert HJ Kema, Stephen B. Goodwin, and Larry D. Dunkle

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The Highest-Copy Repeats are Methylated in the Small Genome of the Early Divergent Vascular Plant Selaginella moellendorffii, Agnes P. Chan, Admasu Melake-Berhan, Kimberly O'Brien, Stephanie Buckley, Hui Quan, Dan Chen, Matthew Lewis, Jo Ann Banks, and Pablo D. Rabinowicz

Submissions from 2006

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Invasive Plant Suppresses the Growth of Native Tree Seedlings by Disrupting Belowground Mutualisms., Kristina A. Stinson, Stuart A. Campbell, Jeff R. Powell, Benjamin E. Wolfe, Ragan M. Callaway, Giles C. Thelen, Steven G. Hallett, Daniel Prati, and John N. Klironomos

Submissions from 2005

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Construction of a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Library From the Spikemoss Selaginella moellendorffii: a New Resource for Plant Comparative Genomics., Wenming Wang, Milos Tanurdzic, Meizhong Luo, Nicholas Sisneros, Hye Ran Kim, Jing-Ke Weng, Dave Kudrna, Christopher Mueller, K Arumuganathan, John Carlson, Clint Chapple, Claude de Pamphilis, Dina Mandoli, Jeff Tomkins, Rod A. Wing, and Jo Ann Banks

Submissions from 2004

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A Systemic Gene Silencing Method Suitable for High Throughput, Reverse Genetic Analyses of Gene Function in Fern Gametophytes., George Rutherford, Milos Tanurdzic, Mitsuyasu Hasebe, and Jo Ann Banks