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Research Project: Disease Management and Improved Detection Systems for Control of Pathogens of Vegetables and Strawberries

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Title: Retrospective and Prospective look at Discoveries from Verticillium Comparative Genomics

item Klosterman, Steven

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/11/2023
Publication Date: 9/11/2023
Citation: Klosterman, S.J. 2023. Retrospective and Prospective look at Discoveries from Verticillium Comparative Genomics. Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology, September 11, 2023, Pullman, Washington.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Fungal pathogens in the genus Verticillium cause Verticillium wilt of high value crops, ornamentals, and trees worldwide. Today we recognize 10 species of Verticillium; the most notorious among these species is V. dahliae. Early comparative genomics focused on the comparisons of two species, V. dahliae and V. alfalfae, giving rise to valuable insights into their genome structures, predicted secretomes, and horizontal gene transfer. Next generation sequencing technologies and the increased availability of high-quality genome assemblies have rapidly yielded discoveries of avirulence genes, the genetic basis of the defoliating and nondefoliating phenotypes of V. dahliae and paved the way for additional comparative studies. In this talk, I will provide insights on the discoveries of early and two recent Verticillium comparative genomics projects and provide insights on Verticillium comparative genomics of the future.