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Abstract

The description of the ecology of is moving away from that of a ubiquitous epiphytic plant pathogen to one of a multifaceted bacterium in fresh water and other ecosystems linked to the water cycle. Discovery of the aquatic facet of its ecology has led to a vision of its life history that integrates spatial and temporal scales spanning billions of years and traversing catchment basins, continents, and the planet and that confronts the implication of roles that are potentially conflicting for agriculture (as a plant pathogen and as an actor in processes leading to rain and snowfall). This new ecological perspective has also yielded insight into epidemiological phenomena linked to disease emergence. Overall, it sets the stage for the integration of more comprehensive contexts of ecology and evolutionary history into comparative genomic analyses to elucidate how subverts the attack and defense responses of the cohabitants of the diverse environments it occupies.

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2013-08-04
2024-06-23
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