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In PLOS Pathogens, a Nanjing Agricultural University-led team used genomics and transcriptomics to evaluate an aggressive strain of the rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae isolate 98-06. From the genes identified — and their expression patterns — the researchers narrowed in on 1.4 million bases of sequence that are present in 98-06, but missing in a previously sequenced reference strain of the rice blast pest.

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