Home • Verticillium alfalfae VaMs.102
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Common hop plants showing foliar symptoms of Verticillium wilt caused by Verticillium albo-atrum on a field at Oregon, USA. Photo by David Gent, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
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Dark resting mycelia of Vaa. Scale bar = 100µm. Klosterman SJ, Subbarao KV, Kang S, Veronese P, Gold SE, et al. (2011) PLoS Pathog 7(7): e1002137

This genome was sequenced by the Broad Institute.

This genome is previously knwon as Verticillium albo-atrum VaMs.102.

Vascular wilts caused by fungal pathogens are widespread and very destructive plant diseases, causing enormous economic losses. The survival structures produced by wilt pathogens may remain viable in the soil for more than 20 years, making them a major constraint on agricultural production. Control of wilt diseases is also complicated by the scarcity of sources of disease resistant host germplasm, and the soil and vascular habitats of the pathogens. Wilts caused by Verticillium species are among the most devastating of these types of diseases.

Verticillium dahliae is the primary causal agent of Verticillium wilts that cause billions of dollars in annual losses worldwide.

V. alfalfae, another widespread and well-studied phytopathogenic Verticillium species, is closely related to V. dahliae, but has a very different host range and distinct phenotypes with respect to its pathogenicity.


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