Submitted to: Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/29/2015
Publication Date: 1/9/2016
Citation: Li, S., Song, Q. 2016. Genome sequencing of phomopsis longicolla type strain twh p74 causing phomopsis seed decay in soybean. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. Paper No. 0989.
Technical Abstract: Phomopsis longicolla (syn. Diaporthe longicolla) is the primary cause of Phomopsis seed decay in soybean. We report the de novo assembled draft genome sequence of P. longicolla type strain TWH P74. The resulting draft genome was estimated to be approximately 64 Mb in size with an overall G+C content of 48.1%. The draft genome contains 16,606 annotated genes. The draft genome of the type strain TWH P74 of P. longicolla represents one of the important seed-borne fungal pathogens in the Diaporthe-Phomopsis complex. The P. longicolla genome sequence provides molecular resources for developing genetic markers to study the genetic variability of this pathogen, and valuable for studying soybean-fungal interactions. It facilitates the identification of genes associated with fungal growth and pathogenicity, understanding of the mechanism of infection and development of new control strategies for this pathogen.