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Research Project: Exotic and Emerging Plant Diseases of Horticultural Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: Whole genome sequences of the raspberry and strawberry pathogens Phytophthora rubi and P. fragariae

item TABIMA, JAVIER - Oregon State University
item KRONMILLER, BRENT - Oregon State University
item Press, Caroline
item TYLER, BRETT - Oregon State University
item Zasada, Inga
item Grunwald, Niklaus - Nik

Submitted to: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/4/2017
Publication Date: 8/22/2017
Citation: Tabima, J.F., Kronmiller, B.F., Press, C.M., Tyler, B.M., Zasada, I.A., Grunwald, N.J. 2017. Whole genome sequences of the raspberry and strawberry pathogens Phytophthora rubi and P. fragariae. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 30(10):767-769. https://doi.org10.1094/MPMI-04-17-0081-A.

Interpretive Summary: The genomes of the raspberry pathogen Phytophthora rubi and the strawberry pathogen Phytophthora fragariae were sequenced, assembled, and annotated for gene content. Availability of these genomes is expected to provide novel insights into host adaptation.

Technical Abstract: Phytophthora rubi and P. fragariae are two closely related oomycete plant pathogens that exhibit strong morphological and physiological similarities, but are specialized to infect different hosts of economic importance, namely raspberry and strawberry. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of these two Phytophthora species as a first step towards understanding the genomic processes underlying plant host adaptation in these pathogens.