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Transposable Elements in Magnaporthe Species
Res. Plant Dis. 2018;24:87-98
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Myoung-Hwan Chi1 and Sook-Young Park2*

1Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401, USA
2Department of Plant Medicine, College of Life Science and Natural Resources, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea
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Received February 12, 2018; Revised February 21, 2018; Accepted March 6, 2018.
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The fungal species contain diverse transposable elements and repetitive sequences up to ~10% of their genome. It has been reported that distribution of transposable elements tends to correlate with the host range of the pathogen. Moreover, transposable elements cause the loss of an avirulence gene in the pathogen, which resulted in disease on a resistance cultivar. Thus, the transposable elements in the fungal pathogens may be one of the key factors driving the plant-fungus interactive evolution. In this article, we reviewed classification and biological functions of transposable elements in Magnaporthe species.
Keywords : Magnaporthe grisea, Magnaporthe oryzae, Retrotransposon, Rice blast, Transposon

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