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dc.contributor.advisorOrbach, Marc J.en
dc.contributor.authorOhkura, Manaen
dc.creatorOhkura, Manaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T17:08:29Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T17:08:29Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/625461
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of three manuscripts for publication: Appendix A presents a genomic comparison of Aspergillus flavus isolates with different morphologies, and Appendices B and C present the identification and systematics of an emerging snake pathogen, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. The comparative genomics project of A. flavus tests the hypothesis that isolates with different morphologies within the species are adapted to different niches. Our results reveal differences in genome structure and protein content that are implicated in niche adaptation to the soil and phyllosphere. The systematics project of O. ophiodiicola was initiated to resolve the frequent misidentification of emerging reptilian diseases that is occuring in the literature. One of these emerging pathogens, O. ophiodiicola, was incorrectly described in the genus Chrysosporium due to its resemblance in spore morphology; therefore, the taxonomy of the genus was revised. We hope the review will aid in accurate identification and tracking of emerging reptilian diseases to better understand their epidemiology.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectAspergillus flavusen
dc.subjectChrysosporiumen
dc.subjectcomparative genomicsen
dc.subjectOphidiomyces ophiodiicolaen
dc.subjectsystematicsen
dc.titleComparative Genomics of Aspergillus flavus S and L Morphotypes Yields Insight into Niche Adaptionen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeememberOrbach, Marc J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCotty, Peter J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMolnar, Istvanen
dc.contributor.committeememberHurwitz, Bonnie L.en
dc.description.releaseRelease after 01-Jan-2018en
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Pathologyen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of three manuscripts for publication: Appendix A presents a genomic comparison of Aspergillus flavus isolates with different morphologies, and Appendices B and C present the identification and systematics of an emerging snake pathogen, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. The comparative genomics project of A. flavus tests the hypothesis that isolates with different morphologies within the species are adapted to different niches. Our results reveal differences in genome structure and protein content that are implicated in niche adaptation to the soil and phyllosphere. The systematics project of O. ophiodiicola was initiated to resolve the frequent misidentification of emerging reptilian diseases that is occuring in the literature. One of these emerging pathogens, O. ophiodiicola, was incorrectly described in the genus Chrysosporium due to its resemblance in spore morphology; therefore, the taxonomy of the genus was revised. We hope the review will aid in accurate identification and tracking of emerging reptilian diseases to better understand their epidemiology.


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