Draft genome sequences of Diplodia sapinea, Ceratocystis manginecans, and Ceratocystis moniliformis
Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Bihon, Wubetu; De Vos, Lieschen; Naidoo, Kershney; Roodt, Danielle; Rubagotti, Enrico; Slippers, Bernard; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Wilken, P. Markus; Wilson, Andrea M.; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D.
The draft nuclear genomes of Diplodia sapinea, Ceratocystis moniliformis s. str., and C.
manginecans are presented. Diplodia sapinea is an important shoot-blight and canker pathogen of Pinus
spp., C. moniliformis is a saprobe associated with wounds on a wide range of woody angiosperms and C.
manginecans is a serious wilt pathogen of mango and Acacia mangium. The genome size of D. sapinea
is estimated at 36.97 Mb and contains 13 020 predicted genes. Ceratocystis moniliformis includes 25.43
Mb and is predicted to encode at least 6 832 genes. This is smaller than that reported for the mango wilt
pathogen C. manginecans which is 31.71 Mb and is predicted to encode at least 7 494 genes. The latter is
thus more similar to C. fimbriata s.str., the type species of the genus. The genome sequences presented
here provide an important resource to resolve issues pertaining to the taxonomy, biology and evolution of