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PLoS Genet DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002230

Genomic analysis of the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAmselem, J, Cuomo, CA, van Kan, JAL, Viaud, M, Benito, EP, Couloux, A, Coutinho, PM, de Vries, RP, Dyer, PS, Fillinger, S, Fournier, E, Gout, L, Hahn, M, Kohn, L, Lapalu, N, Plummer, KM, Pradier, J-M, Quévillon, E, Sharon, A, Simon, A, Have, Aten, Tudzynski, B, Tudzynski, P, Wincker, P, Andrew, M, Anthouard, V, Beever, RE, Beffa, R, Benoit, I, Bouzid, O, Brault, B, Chen, Z, Choquer, M, Collémare, J, Cotton, P, Danchin, EG, Da Silva, C, Gautier, A, Giraud, C, Giraud, T, Gonzalez, C, Grossetete, S, Güldener, U, Henrissat, B, Howlett, BJ, Kodira, C, Kretschmer, M, Lappartient, A, Leroch, M, Levis, C, Mauceli, E, Neuvéglise, C, Oeser, B, Pearson, M, Poulain, J, Poussereau, N, Quesneville, H, Rascle, C, Schumacher, J, Segurens, B, Sexton, A, Silva, E, Sirven, C, Soanes, DM, Talbot, NJ, Templeton, M, Yandava, C, Yarden, O, Zeng, Q, Rollins, JA, Lebrun, M-H, Dickman, M
JournalPLoS Genet
Date Published2011 Aug
KeywordsAscomycota, Botrytis, DNA Transposable Elements, Genes, Fungal, Genome, Fungal, Genomics, Phylogeny, Plant Diseases, Synteny

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea are closely related necrotrophic plant pathogenic fungi notable for their wide host ranges and environmental persistence. These attributes have made these species models for understanding the complexity of necrotrophic, broad host-range pathogenicity. Despite their similarities, the two species differ in mating behaviour and the ability to produce asexual spores. We have sequenced the genomes of one strain of S. sclerotiorum and two strains of B. cinerea. The comparative analysis of these genomes relative to one another and to other sequenced fungal genomes is provided here. Their 38-39 Mb genomes include 11,860-14,270 predicted genes, which share 83% amino acid identity on average between the two species. We have mapped the S. sclerotiorum assembly to 16 chromosomes and found large-scale co-linearity with the B. cinerea genomes. Seven percent of the S. sclerotiorum genome comprises transposable elements compared to


Alternate JournalPLoS Genet.
PubMed ID21876677
PubMed Central IDPMC3158057
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