Parrent, Jeri Lynn
- Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- University of Guelph
Parrent Jeri Lynn, James Timothy Y., Vasaitis Rimvydas, Taylor Andrew F. S.
Conclusion: We found a strong signature of both ecological strategy and phylogeny on GH32 gene number in fungi. These data suggest that plant biotrophic fungi exhibit a wide range of ability to access plant-synthesized sucrose. Endophytic fungi are more similar to plant pathogens in their possession of GH32 genes, whereas most genomes of mycorrhizal taxa lack GH32 genes. Reliance on plant GH32 enzyme activity for C acquisition in these symbionts supports earlier predictions of possible plant control over C allocation in the mycorrhizal symbiosis.
BMC Evolutionary Biology
2009, Volume: 9, article number: 148