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A close up of Pseudoidium neolycopersici growing on tomato leaf surface.
A close up of Pseudoidium neolycopersici growing on tomato leaf surface.
Image Credit: Yu Geng
Greenhouse grown tomato infected by Pseudoidium neolycopersici.
Greenhouse grown tomato infected by Pseudoidium neolycopersici.
Image Credit: Yu Geng

Pseudoidium neolycopersici caused tomato powdery mildew and was sequenced as part of the CSP "Comparative Genomics of Powdery Mildews and Associated Host Plants". Powdery mildews are widespread obligate fungal biotrophs that can only be propagated and maintained on living plants. For this reason, study of powdery mildew pathogenesis and host interactions has focused on powdery mildews adapted to agricultural species and the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Importantly, powdery mildews also infect potential bioenergy plants including the DOE JGI Flagship plants Soybean and Poplar, Camelina, Eucalyptus, and grasses. Collaboration with an international group of powdery mildew scientists, each maintaining specific powdery mildews, will allow for unprecedented comparative genomics of the powdery mildews and their associated plant hosts.