Draft genome of Cercospora zeina, Fusarium pininemorale, Hawksworthiomyces lignivorus, Huntiella decipiens and Ophiostoma ips
Wingfield, Brenda D.; Berger, David Kenneth; Steenkamp, Emma Theodora; Lim, Hye-Jin; Duong, Tuan A.; Bluhm, Burton H.; De Beer, Z. Wilhelm; De Vos, Lieschen; Fourie, Gerda; Naidoo, Kershney; Olivier, Nicholas Abraham; Lin, Yao-Cheng; Van de Peer, Yves; Joubert, Fourie; Crampton, Bridget Genevieve; Swart, Velushka; Soal, Nicole; Tatham, Catherine; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Van der Merwe, Nicolaas Albertus (Albie); Van Wyk, Stephanie; Wilken, P.M ( Markus); Wingfield, Michael J.
The genomes of Cercospora zeina, Fusarium pininemorale, Hawksworthiomyces lignivorus,
Huntiella decipiens, and Ophiostoma ips are presented in this genome announcement. Three of these genomes
are from plant pathogens and otherwise economically important fungal species. Fusarium pininemorale
and H. decipiens are not known to cause significant disease but are closely related to species of economic
importance. The genome sizes range from 25.99 Mb in the case of O. ips to 4.82 Mb for H. lignivorus. These
genomes include the first reports of a genome from the genus Hawksworthiomyces. The availability of these
genome data will allow the resolution of longstanding questions regarding the taxonomy of these species. In
addition these genome sequences through comparative studies with closely related organisms will increase
our understanding of how these species or close relatives cause disease.