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White heads of wheat due to Fusarium crown rot.
White heads of wheat due to Fusarium crown rot.
Image by Mary Burrows used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License from Bugwood.org.

The genome sequence and gene prediction of Fusarium pseudograminearum CS3096 have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI on June 1, 2017. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins.

F. pseudograminearum, also known as Gibberella coronicola (teleomorph) causes Crown Rot of Wheat. It is a monoecious fungus and can produce both anamorphic and teleomorphic states, though the teleomorph is usually not present for crown rot of wheat. It is similar to Fusarium graminearum (head blight of wheat), but unlike it, lacks a sexual stage on the wheat host. F. pseudgraminearum usually infects the crown and  rarely infects the head of the wheat plant whereas F. graminearum can infect the entire wheat host. Other than these differences, the signs and symptoms of both fungal pathogens are very similar, showing necrosis of the stem base and crown. F. pseudograminearum also produces mycotoxins once colonization of the wheat has been fully established, which are responsible for the majority of the symptoms produced.

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