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Soybean rust genome project.

Presenter: Martha L. Posada-Buitrago, DOE-Joint Genome Institute
Coauthor(s): Jeffrey L. Boore, DOE Joint Genome Institute. Reid D. Frederick, USDA-ARS Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit.

Soybean rust, the most devastating foliar disease responsible for significant losses of soybean crop in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America, is caused by the fungal pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi. The pathogen was recently found for the first time in the continental U.S.A. and has spread to more than 70 counties in the Southeastern States, becoming a major threat to U.S. soybean production. Here, we present an update on the Phakopsora pachyrhizi Genome Sequencing Project and a preliminary report of the comparative analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) generated from four specific-stages of P. pachyrhizi using unidirectional cDNA libraries, funded by the USDA/Agricultural Research Service and the US Department of Energy.

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