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To B or not to B: a tale of unorthodox chromosomes.

Authors: Soyer, Jessica L and Balesdent, Marie-Hélène and Rouxel, Thierry and Dean, Ralph A

Highlights • B chromosomes are dispensable parts of the karyotype of many eukaryotes. • Deemed genome parasites in plants and animals, provide advantage to pathogenic fungi. • Often enriched in repeats and in fast evolving pathogenicity-related genes. • B chromosomes are not a uniform class, share certain features with core chromosomes.

Journal: Current opinion in microbiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.012
Year: 2018

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