Draft genome sequences for Ceratocystis fagacearum, C. harringtonii, Grosmannia penicillata, and Huntiella bhutanensis
Wingfield, Brenda D.; Duong, Tuan A.; Hammerbacher, Almuth; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wilson, Andi; Chang, Runlei; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Naidoo, Kershney; Wingfield, Michael J.
Draft genomes for the fungi Ceratocystis fagacearum, C. harringtonii, Grosmannia penicillata, and
Huntiella bhutanensis are presented. Ceratocystis fagacearum is a major causal agent of vascular wilt of oaks
and other trees in the family Fagaceae. Ceratocystis harringtonii, previously known as C. populicola, causes
disease in Populus species in the USA and Canada. Grosmannia penicillata is the causal agent of bluestain of
sapwood on various conifers, including Picea spp. and Pinus spp. in Europe. Huntiella bhutanensis is a fungus
in Ceratocystidaceae and known only in association with the bark beetle Ips schmutzenhorferi that infests
Picea spinulosa in Bhutan. The availability of these genomes will facilitate further studies on these fungi.