2021 journal article

Comparative Phylogenomic Analysis Reveals Evolutionary Genomic Changes and Novel Toxin Families in Endophytic Liberibacter Pathogens


By: Y. Tan*, C. Wang*, T. Schneider*, H. Li*, R. Souza*, X. Tang*, K. Grimm*, T. Hsieh n ...

author keywords: Liberibacter pathogens; Huanglongbing; zebra chip; toxins; prophages; pathogenesis; evolution; comparative genomics
MeSH headings : Bacterial Toxins / chemistry; Bacterial Toxins / genetics; Bacterial Toxins / metabolism; Citrus / microbiology; Endophytes / classification; Endophytes / genetics; Endophytes / physiology; Evolution, Molecular; Genome, Bacterial; Genomics; Liberibacter / chemistry; Liberibacter / classification; Liberibacter / genetics; Liberibacter / physiology; Phylogeny; Plant Diseases / microbiology
TL;DR: An in-depth comparative phylogenomic analysis of Liberibacter pathogens along with their ancestral nonpathogenic species identified the prophage loci and several novel toxins that are evolutionarily associated with the emergence of the pathogens. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
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Added: December 20, 2021

Liberibacter pathogens are associated with several severe crop diseases, including citrus Huanglongbing, the most destructive disease to the citrus industry. Currently, no effective cure or treatments are available, and no resistant citrus variety has been found.