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Research Project: Enhancing Plant Protection through Fungal Systematics

Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory

Title: Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause dollar spot disease in turfgrass, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana

Author
item Crouch, Joanne
item BEIRN, LISA - Rutgers University
item BOEHM, MICHAEL - The Ohio State University
item CARBONE, IGNAZIO - North Carolina State University
item CLARKE, BRUCE - Rutgers University
item KERNS, JAMES - North Carolina State University
item MALAPI-WIGHT, MARTHA - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), National Wildlife Center
item MITCHELL, THOMAS - The Ohio State University
item REDDYVARI, CHANNARAYAPPA - The Ohio State University
item TREDWAY, LANE - North Carolina State University

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2020
Publication Date: 7/21/2020
Publication URL: https://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/7071278
Citation: Crouch, J.A., Beirn, L.A., Boehm, M., Carbone, I., Clarke, B.B., Kerns, J.P., Malapi-Wight, M., Mitchell, T., Reddyvari, C.V., Tredway, L.P. 2020. Genome resources for seven fungal isolates that cause dollar spot disease in turfgrass, including Clarireedia jacksonii and C. monteithiana. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1296-A.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1296-A

Interpretive Summary: Dollar spot is one of the most destructive and costly diseases affecting turfgrasses worldwide. Almost all grasses grown as turf are susceptible to dollar spot, including many high value grass species commonly used for golf courses, lawns and athletic fields. After 80 years, scientists have only recently identified the fungi which cause dollar spot, which opens up new avenues to study the disease. However, there are still many significant gaps in our understanding of the dollar spot fungi. Therefore, high-quality genomes of seven different samples of the dollar spot fungi were generated and analyzed. These unique datasets of genome information will be used by plant pathologists, breeders and other scientists to further our understanding of these classic turfgrass pathogens.

Technical Abstract: Fungi in the genus Clarireedia are widespread and destructive pathogens of grasses worldwide, and are best known as the causal agents of dollar spot disease in turfgrass. Here we report genome assemblies of seven Clarireedia isolates, including ex-types of the two most widespread species, C. jacksonii and C. monteithiana. These datasets provide a valuable resource for ongoing studies of the dollar spot pathogens, including population diversity, host/pathogen interactions, marker development and disease control.