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Research Project: Enhancing Plant Protection through Fungal Systematics

Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory

Title: Data from: Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: A fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen

Author
item Crouch, Joanne
item DAWE, ANGUS - Mississippi State University
item AERTS, ANDREA - Hudsonalpha Institute For Biotechnology
item CHURCHILL, ALICE - Cornell University - New York
item GRIMWOOD, JANE - Department Of Energy
item HILLMAN, BRADLEY - Rutgers University
item MILGROOM, MICHAEL - Cornell University - New York
item SMITH, MYRON - Carleton University - Canada
item SALAMOV, ASAF - Hudsonalpha Institute For Biotechnology
item SCHMUTZ, JEREMY - Hudsonalpha Institute For Biotechnology
item YADAV, JAGIT - University Of Cincinnati
item GREGORIEV, IGOR - Department Of Energy Joint Genome
item NUSS, DONALD - University Of Maryland

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/28/2020
Publication Date: 3/28/2020
Citation: Crouch, J., Dawe, A., Aerts, A., Churchill, A.C., Grimwood, J., Hillman, B.I., Milgroom, M.G., Smith, M., Salamov, A., Schmutz, J., Yadav, J., Gregoriev, I., Nuss, D. 2020. Data from: Genome sequence of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica EP155: A fundamental resource for an archetypical invasive plant pathogen. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1518485.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1518485

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The ascomycete fungus Cryphonectria parasitica is the causal agent of chestnut blight disease. This deadly fungal pathogen was introduced into North America from Asia before the turn of the 20th century, quickly spreading throughout the natural range of the American chestnut tree. In the course of a single generation, chestnut blight destroyed billions of American chestnut trees in forests across North America, driving it almost to extinction. The genome assembly for *C. parasitica* EP155 (v. 2.0, available at https://mycocosm.jgi.doe.gov/Crypa2/Crypa2.info.html) contains 26 main genome scaffolds totaling 43.9 Mb, and was sequenced at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. The information and documents contained within this AgData Commons dataset provide supplementary data about the EP155 genome assembly, including scaffold summaries, genetic maps, mitochondrial DNA, P450s, secondary metabolite clusters, vegetative incompatibility genes, and transposable elements. These data are freely available for research purposes.