When was the word mesosynteny first used to describe the unique features of fungal genomes? How old is the discovery?
Use of mesosynteny was proposed in 2011 in this paper:
This pattern is characterized by the conservation of gene content in chromosomes, without conservation of gene order or orientation; that is, synteny without co-linearity. We propose to call this sequence conservation 'mesosynteny' to distinguish it from micro- and macrosynteny. Mesosynteny appears to be peculiar to the filamentous Ascomycetes (syn. Pezizomycotina), particularly in the class Dothideomycetes.