Draft genome sequences of Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Diplodia scrobiculata, Fusarium nygamai, Leptographium lundbergii, Limonomyces culmigenus, Stagonosporopsis tanaceti, and Thielaviopsis punctulata
Brenda D Wingfield, Peter K Ades, Fatima A Al-Naemi, Lisa A Beirn, Wubetu Bihon, Jo Anne Crouch, Z Wilhelm de Beer, Lieschen De Vos, Tuan A Duong, Christopher J Fields, Gerda Fourie, Aquillah M Kanzi, Martha Malapi-Wight, Sarah J Pethybridge, Osman Radwan, Gloria Rendon, Bernard Slippers, Quentin C Santana, Emma T Steenkamp, Paul WJ Taylor Show all
IMA Fungus: the global mycological journal | INT MYCOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2015
The genomes of Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Diplodia scrobiculata, Fusarium nygami, Leptographium lundbergii, Limonomyces culmigenus, Stagonosporopsis tanaceti, and Thielaviopsis punctulata are presented in this genome announcement. These seven genomes are from endophytes, plant pathogens and economically important fungal species. The genome sizes range from 26.6 Mb in the case of Leptographium lundbergii to 44 Mb for Chrysoporthe austroafricana. The availability of these genome data will provide opportunities to resolve longstanding questions regarding the taxonomy of species in these genera, and may contribute to our understanding of the lifestyles through comparative studies with closely ..View full abstract
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The genome sequencing of Diplodia scrobiculata, Chrysoporthe austroafricana, Fusarium nygamai, Leptographium lundbergii was co-funded by the Genomics Research Institute (University of Pretoria), Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), together with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. W.B. is grateful to the Claude Leon Foundation, South Africa for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The research on Stagonosporopsis tanaceti was supported by Botanical Resources Australia, Agricultural Services Pty Ltd., and USDA-NIFA Hatch project NYG-625424, managed by The New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University (Geneva, NY).The genome sequencing of Limonomyces culmigenus (CBS 661.85) was funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS). M.M.W. is supported by a Class of 2013 USDA-ARS Headquarters Research Associate Award to J.A.C. This research was supported in part by the appointment of D.V. to the ARS Research Participation Program administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an interagency agreement between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the USDA. ORISE is managed by ORAU under DOE contract number DE-AC05-06OR23100. All opinions expressed in this paper are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the policies and views of USDA, ARS, DOE, or ORAU/ORISE. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the USDA. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.The research on Thielaviopsis punctulata was made possible by a grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) under National Priorities Research Program (NPRP-5-1002-4-010). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the QNRF. We thank Alvaro Hernandez (Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center/W.M. Keck Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL) for generation of the sequence libraries used for this genome assembly. We also would like to thank Arshdeep Saroa (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL) for technical assistance in this project.