Volume 9 Supplement 1

The PAMGO Consortium: Unifying Themes In Microbe-Host Associations Identified Through The Gene Ontology


Edited by Brett M Tyler, Alan Collmer, Candace W Collmer and Ralph A Dean

The work of the PAMGO (Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology) Consortium has been supported by the National Research Initiative of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, grant number 2005-35600-16370 and by the U.S. National Science Foundation, grant number EF-0523736.

  1. Review

    The Plant-Associated Microbe Gene Ontology (PAMGO) Consortium: community development of new Gene Ontology terms describing biological processes involved in microbe-host interactions

    All microbes that form beneficial, neutral, or pathogenic associations with hosts face similar challenges. They must physically adhere to and/or gain entry to host tissues; they must avoid, suppress, or tolera...

    Trudy Torto-Alalibo, Candace W Collmer and Michelle Gwinn-Giglio

    BMC Microbiology 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 19 February 2009

  2. Review

    Common and contrasting themes in host cell-targeted effectors from bacterial, fungal, oomycete and nematode plant symbionts described using the Gene Ontology

    A wide diversity of plant-associated symbionts, including microbes, produce proteins that can enter host cells, or are injected into host cells in order to modify the physiology of the host to promote coloniza...

    Trudy Torto-Alalibo, Candace W Collmer, Magdalen Lindeberg, David Bird, Alan Collmer and Brett M Tyler

    BMC Microbiology 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 19 February 2009

  3. Review

    Gene Ontology annotation highlights shared and divergent pathogenic strategies of type III effector proteins deployed by the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato DC3000 and animal pathogenic Escherichia coli strains

    Genome-informed identification and characterization of Type III effector repertoires in various bacterial strains and species is revealing important insights into the critical roles that these proteins play in...

    Magdalen Lindeberg, Bryan S Biehl, Jeremy D Glasner, Nicole T Perna, Alan Collmer and Candace W Collmer

    BMC Microbiology 2009 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 19 February 2009

  4. Review

    Programmed cell death in host-symbiont associations, viewed through the Gene Ontology

    Manipulation of programmed cell death (PCD) is central to many host microbe interactions. Both plant and animal cells use PCD as a powerful weapon against biotrophic pathogens, including viruses, which draw th...

    Marcus C Chibucos, Candace W Collmer, Trudy Torto-Alalibo, Michelle Gwinn-Giglio, Magdalen Lindeberg, Donghui Li and Brett M Tyler

    BMC Microbiology 2009 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 19 February 2009

  5. Review

    Gene Ontology annotation of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae

    Magnaporthe oryzae, the causal agent of blast disease of rice, is the most destructive disease of rice worldwide. The genome of this fungal pathogen has been sequenced and an automated annotation has recently bee...

    Shaowu Meng, Douglas E Brown, Daniel J Ebbole, Trudy Torto-Alalibo, Yeon Yee Oh, Jixin Deng, Thomas K Mitchell and Ralph A Dean

    BMC Microbiology 2009 9(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 19 February 2009