The linear mitochondrial genome of the quarantine chytrid Synchytrium endobioticum; insights into the evolution and recent history of an obligate biotrophic plant pathogen
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To determine taxonomical relationships, and to gain insights into the evolution and recent history of introductions of this plant pathogen we assembled and annotated the complete mitochondrial genome of S. endobioticum and generated mitochondrial genomes for five additional chytrid species.
The mitochondrial genomic variation shows that S. endobioticum has been introduced into Europe multiple times, that several pathotypes emerged multiple times, and that isolates represent communities of different genotypes. Our study represents the most comprehensive dataset of chytrid mitogenomes, which provides new insights into the extraordinary dynamics and evolution of mitochondrial genomes involving linearization, expansion and reshuffling.