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Research Project: Enhancing Plant Protection through Fungal Systematics

Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory

Title: Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola: A small fungal genome with an increased cohort of genes associated with loss of virulence

Author
item Rivera, Yazmin - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Salgado-salazar, Catalina - Orise Fellow
item Veltri, Daniel - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)
item Malapi-wight, Martha - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Crouch, Joanne

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/8/2017
Publication Date: 11/8/2017
Citation: Rivera, Y., Salgado-Salazar, C., Veltri, D., Malapi-Wight, M., Crouch, J. 2017. Genome analysis of the ubiquitous boxwood pathogen Pseudonectria foliicola: A small fungal genome with an increased cohort of genes associated with loss of virulence. Ag Data Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1408094.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Boxwood plants are affected by many different diseases caused by fungi. Some boxwood diseases are deadly and quickly kill the infected plants, but with others, the plant can survive and even thrive when infected. The fungus that causes volutella blight is the most common of these weak boxwood pathogens. Even the healthiest boxwood plants are infected by the volutella fungus, and often there are no signs that the plants are hurt by the infection. In order to understand why the volutella blight fungus is such a weak pathogen and to understand the genetic mechanisms it uses to interact with boxwood, the complete genome of the volutella fungus was sequenced and characterized. These datasets are generated from the genome sequence of Pseudonectria foliicola, strain ATCC13545, the fungus responsible for volutella disease of boxwood. Datasets include the nuclear genome and mitochondrial genome assemblies (sequenced using Illumina technology), the predicted gene model dataset generated using MAKER, the multiple sequence alignment of single-copy orthologs used for phylogenetic analysis, CMAP files generated from SimpleSynteny analysis of mitogenomes, and high quality photographic images.