preprint reviews by Benjamin Schwessinger

Signatures of host specialization and a recent transposable element burst in the dynamic one-speed genome of the fungal barley powdery mildew pathogen

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Lamprinos Frantzeskakis, Barbara Kracher, Stefan Kusch, Makoto Yoshikawa-Maekawa, Saskia Bauer, Carsten Pesersen, Pietro D Spanu, Takaki Maekawa, Paul Schulze-Lefert, Ralph Panstruga

Review posted on 22nd January 2018

Thanks for posting this preprint. The detail of analysis and the availability of all code is great. it is excellent to see more plant pathogenic obligate biotrophic fungi sequenced. My 'feel' is th...

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The rust fungus Melampsora larici-populina expresses a conserved genetic program and distinct sets of secreted protein genes during infection of its two host plants, larch and poplar

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Cecile Lorrain, Clemence Marchal, Stephane Hacquard, Christine Delaruelle, Jeremy Petrowski, Benjamin Petre, Arnaud Hecker, Pascal Frey, Sebastien Duplessis

Review posted on 21st December 2017

I love this work. It is such a fundamental biological
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Comparative analysis highlights variable genome content of wheat rusts and divergence of the mating loci.

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Christina A Cuomo, Guus Bakkeren, Hala Badr Khalil, Vinay Panwar, David Joly, Rob Linning, Sharadha Sakthikumar, Xiao Song, Xian Adiconis, Lin Fan, Jonathan M Goldberg, Joshua Z Levin, Sarah Young, Qiandong Zeng, Yehoshua Anikster, Myron Bruce, Meinan Wang, Chuntao Yin, Brent McCallum, Les J Szabo, Scot Hulbert, Xiaming Chen, John P. Fellers

Review posted on 02nd August 2016

I overall enjoyed reading the manuscript at hand "Comparative analysis
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