Draft genome assemblies for tree pathogens, Phytophthora pseudosyringae, Phytophthora boehmeriae, and Phytophthora gonapodyides.

  • Stephen C Whisson (Contributor)
  • Lydia RJ Welsh (Contributor)
  • Peter Thorpe (Contributor)
  • Jenny Morris (Contributor)
  • Pete E. Hedley (Contributor)
  • Ramesh R Vetukuri (Contributor)



Species of Phytophthora, plant pathogenic eukaryotic microbes, can cause disease on many tree species. Genome sequencing of species from this genus has helped to determine components of their pathogenicity arsenal. Here we sequenced and assembled genomes for three widely distributed species, Phytophthora gonapodyides, P. pseudosyringae and P. boehmeriae. The genome assemblies ranged from 40 Mb to 96 Mb. We identified more than 250 candidate disease promoting RXLR effector coding genes for each species, and hundreds of genes encoding candidate plant cell wall degrading carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes). These data boost genome sequence representation across the Phytophthora genus, within species, and form resources for further study of Phytophthora pathogenesis.
Date made available22 Feb 2021

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