Location: Horticultural Crops ResearchTitle: The draft genomes of Radopholus similis populations from Costa Rica
|WRAM, C - Oregon State University|
|WASALA, S - Oregon State University|
|HOWE, D - Oregon State University|
|DENVER, D - Oregon State University|
|HUMPRHEYS PEREIRA, D - Universidad De Costa Rica|
Submitted to: Journal of Nematology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/10/2019
Publication Date: 9/17/2019
Citation: Wram, C.L., Hesse, C.N., Wasala, S.K., Howe, D.K., Peetz, A.B., Denver, D.R., Humprheys Pereira, D., Zasada, I.A. 2019. The draft genomes of Radopholus similis populations from Costa Rica. Journal of Nematology. 51:1-4. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2019-052.
Interpretive Summary: Plant-parasitic nematodes, microscopic worms that feed on the roots of plants, cause $100 billion in crop loss annually globally. Having information about their DNA, the carrier of genetic information in the worm, may provide novel insights into how the nematode interacts with plants and how to reduce their impact on plants. In this study, the DNA of the burrowing nematode was extracted and then the genetic material of the nematode was assembled. This information will be used by scientists to further explore the genetic code of this economically important pest of banana and citrus.
Technical Abstract: Radopholus similis is an economically important pest of both banana and citrus in tropical regions. Here we present draft genomes from two populations of R. similis collected in Costa Rica that were assembled using short read libraries from Illumina HiSeq technology.