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Title: Draft genome sequence of Cercospora arachidicola, causal agent of early leaf spot in peanuts

item Orner, Valerie
item CANTONWINE, EMILY - Valdosta State University
item Wang, Xinye
item ABOUELLEIL, AMR - Broad Institute Of Mit/harvard
item BOCHICCHIO, JAMES - Broad Institute Of Mit/harvard
item NUSBAUM, CHAD - Broad Institute Of Mit/harvard
item CULBREATH, ALBERT - University Of Georgia
item Abdo, Zaid
item Arias De Ares, Renee

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2015
Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Publication URL: http://doi: 10.1128/genomeA.0128-15
Citation: Orner, V.A., Cantonwine, E.G., Wang, X.M., Abouelleil, A., Bochicchio, J., Nusbaum, C., Culbreath, A.K., Abdo, Z., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2015. Draft genome sequence of Cercospora arachidicola, causal agent of early leaf spot in peanuts. Genome Announcements. 3(6).

Interpretive Summary: The National Peanut Research Laboratory is committed to perform research that helps peanut farmers and the peanut industry. As a first step in understanding the pathogen that causes early leaf spot disease in peanut, we have sequenced its entire genome, and made it public in a National Database, NCBI GenBank.

Technical Abstract: Cercospora arachidicola, an economically important pathogen of peanut, is the cause of early leaf spot disease. Despite its significance, insufficient genetic information is available for utilization. Understanding the genetic diversity of this pathogen is crucial for peanut breeding programs to develop resistant cultivars. We have grown C. arachidicola in the laboratory, extracted DNA and sequenced its entire genome as a resource for the peanut community and to be used as a source of information in peanut breeding programs.