Genome sequence resource for the oomycete taro pathogen Phytophthora colocasiae

Ramesh Raju Vetukuri, Sandeep Kushwaha, Diya Sen, Stephen C. Whisson, Kurt Lamour, Laura Grenville-Briggs

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Phytophthora colocasiae is a phytopathogenic oomycete that causes leaf blight and corm rot on taro (Colocasia esculenta), an important staple crop in the tropics. The impact of P. colocasiae is a serious concern for food security in Asian and Oceanic regions. Vietnamese strain 7290 of P. colocasiae was sequenced (Illumina) to assemble a draft genome of 56.6 Mb, comprised of 19,853 scaffolds and 19,984 predicted protein-coding genes. As in other Phytophthora species, P. colocasiae possesses numerous pathogenicity-related genes, such as the RxLR class of effectors. This draft genome sequence of P. colocasiae provides a resource to underpin the first steps in determining the molecular mechanisms of disease development in this pathosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Plant - Microbe Interactions
Issue number9
Early online date20 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


  • Journal article
  • Colocasia/parasitology
  • Genome/genetics
  • Phytophthora/genetics
  • Plant Diseases/parasitology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Physiology


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