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Root parasitic plant and shoot parasitic plant obtained Brassicaceae-specific genes by horizontal gene transfer
Background Besides gene duplication and de novo gene generation, horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is another important way of acquiring new genes. HGT may endow the recipients with novel phenotypic traits that are important ...
Genome sequencing and analysis of the paclitaxel-producing endophytic fungus NRRL 62431
Background Paclitaxel (Taxol™) is an important anticancer drug with a unique mode of action. The biosynthesis of paclitaxel had been considered restricted to the Taxus species until it was discovered in Taxomyces andreanae, ...