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Title : Genome assembly with in vitro proximity ligation data and whole-genome triplication in lettuce - Reyes-Chin-Wo_2017_Nat.Commun_8_14953
Author(s) : Reyes-Chin-Wo S , Wang Z , Yang X , Kozik A , Arikit S , Song C , Xia L , Froenicke L , Lavelle DO , Truco MJ , Xia R , Zhu S , Xu C , Xu H , Xu X , Cox K , Korf I , Meyers BC , Michelmore RW
Ref : Nat Commun , 8 :14953 , 2017
Abstract : Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a major crop and a member of the large, highly successful Compositae family of flowering plants. Here we present a reference assembly for the species and family. This was generated using whole-genome shotgun Illumina reads plus in vitro proximity ligation data to create large superscaffolds; it was validated genetically and superscaffolds were oriented in genetic bins ordered along nine chromosomal pseudomolecules. We identify several genomic features that may have contributed to the success of the family, including genes encoding Cycloidea-like transcription factors, kinases, enzymes involved in rubber biosynthesis and disease resistance proteins that are expanded in the genome. We characterize 21 novel microRNAs, one of which may trigger phasiRNAs from numerous kinase transcripts. We provide evidence for a whole-genome triplication event specific but basal to the Compositae. We detect 26% of the genome in triplicated regions containing 30% of all genes that are enriched for regulatory sequences and depleted for genes involved in defence.
ESTHER : Reyes-Chin-Wo_2017_Nat.Commun_8_14953
PubMedSearch : Reyes-Chin-Wo_2017_Nat.Commun_8_14953
PubMedID: 28401891
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Title : Arabidopsis thaliana genes encoding defense signaling and recognition proteins exhibit contrasting evolutionary dynamics - Caldwell_2009_Genetics_181_671
Author(s) : Caldwell KS , Michelmore RW
Ref : Genetics , 181 :671 , 2009
Abstract : The interplay between pathogen effectors, their host targets, and cognate recognition proteins provides various opportunities for antagonistic cycles of selection acting on plant and pathogen to achieve or abrogate resistance, respectively. Selection has previously been shown to maintain diversity in plant proteins involved in pathogen recognition and some of their cognate pathogen effectors. We analyzed the signatures of selection on 10 Arabidopsis thaliana genes encoding defense signal transduction proteins in plants, which are potential targets of pathogen effectors. There was insufficient evidence to reject neutral evolution for 6 genes encoding signaling components consistent with these proteins not being targets of effectors and/or indicative of constraints on their ability to coevolve with pathogen effectors. Functional constraints on effector targets may have provided the driving selective force for the evolution of guard proteins. PBS1, a known target of an effector, showed little variation but is known to be monitored by a variable guard protein. Evidence of selection maintaining diversity was present at NPR1, PAD4, and EDS1. Differences in the signatures of selection observed may reflect the numbers of effectors that target a particular protein, the presence or absence of a cognate guard protein, as well as functional constraints imposed by biochemical activities or interactions with plant proteins.
ESTHER : Caldwell_2009_Genetics_181_671
PubMedSearch : Caldwell_2009_Genetics_181_671
PubMedID: 19064707
Gene_locus related to this paper: arath-eds1 , arath-PAD4