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De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing and Analysis for Venturia inaequalis, the Devastating Apple Scab Pathogen

  • Karnika Thakur equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Karnika Thakur, Vandna Chawla

    Affiliations: Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India, Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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  • Vandna Chawla equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Karnika Thakur, Vandna Chawla

    Affiliation: Studio of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Shammi Bhatti,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Mohit Kumar Swarnkar,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Jagdeep Kaur,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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  • Ravi Shankar mail,

    ravish@ihbt.res.in (RS); jmsgopal@ihbt.res.in (GJ)

    Affiliation: Studio of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Gopaljee Jha mail

    ravish@ihbt.res.in (RS); jmsgopal@ihbt.res.in (GJ)

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Published: January 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053937

About the Authors

Karnika Thakur, Shammi Bhatti, Mohit Kumar Swarnkar, Gopaljee Jha
Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Vandna Chawla, Ravi Shankar
Studio of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Karnika Thakur, Jagdeep Kaur
Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Provided intellectual input in compilation of this manuscript: JK. Supervised the computational part of this study: RS. Carried out wet lab experiments associated with work: KT. Prepared cDNA libraries for Illumina sequencing: KT. Significantly contributed in acquisition and interpretation of data: KT. Performed reads generation, quality filtering, assembling, annotations, phylogenomics and associated computational study in this work: VC. Performed bioassays: SB. Assisted in cDNA library preparation for Illumina sequencing: SB. Performed Illumina sequencing run: MKS. Assisted in Illumina sample preparation work flow: MKS. Conceived and designed the experiments: GJ. Analyzed the data: KT VC GJ RS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJ. Wrote the paper: KT VC GJ.