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Research Project: Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: The draft genome of Globodera ellingtonae

Author
item PHILLIPS, WENDY - Former ARS Employee
item HOWE, DANA - Oregon State University
item BROWN, AMANDA - Oregon State University
item EVES-VAN DEN AKKER, SEBASTIAN - University Of Dundee
item DETTWYLER, LEVI - Oregon State University
item Peetz, Amy
item DENVER, DEE - Oregon State University
item Zasada, Inga

Submitted to: Journal of Nematology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2017
Publication Date: 6/1/2017
Citation: Phillips, W.S., Howe, D.K., Brown, A.M., Eves-van den Akker, S., Dettwyler, L., Peetz, A.B., Denver, D.R., Zasada, I.A. 2017. The draft genome of Globodera ellingtonae. Journal of Nematology. 49(2):127–128.

Interpretive Summary: Potato cyst nematodes, Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis, are globally important nematode parasites of potato, with the potential to cause up to 80% reduction in potato yield. Recently, a new potato cyst nematode, G. ellingtonae, was described with this nematode being genetically intermediate between the other potato cyst nematodes. Research was conducted to characterize the genome, the nematodes complete set of DNA. These results are significant because they provide a framework for further understanding the genetic relationships among the potato cyst nematodes and ultimately how they interact with their host. This research will be used by scientists to continue to explore the genetics of potato cyst nematodes and may lead to the development of novel management for these production-limiting pests.

Technical Abstract: Globodera ellingtonae is a newly described potato cyst nematode found in Idaho, Oregon, and Argentina. Here we present a genome assembly for G. ellingtonae, a relative of the quarantine nematodes G. pallida and G. rostochiensis, produced using data from Illumina and Pacific Biosciences sequencing technologies.