Bipolaris maydis ATCC 48331 (GCA_000354255) (CocheC4_1)

Bipolaris maydis ATCC 48331 (GCA_000354255) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Bipolaris maydis ATCC 48331 (GCA_000354255)


Cochliobolus heterostrophus is a fungal plant pathogen. It can cause southern corn leaf blight in maize.

Cochliobolus heterstrophus is found in many tropical regions and in the southern part of the US. Cochliobolus, although not currently the most economically serious disease, can be a very serious crop disease. C. heterostrophus (race O) was considered a mild pathogen of corn, and was of little worry to those growing maize crops. It was not until the 1970s that C. heterostrophus (race T) destroyed more than 15% of the U.S. corn crop. Race T differed from race O in the sense that it produced T-toxin (host-selective toxin). The corn planted in the 1970s carried T-cms; T-cms was particularly susceptible to T-toxin. T-toxin is considered to be related to a family of linear polyketides.

This organism's appeal among genetic analysts lends itself to the organism's superior tractability when "homologous recombination between transforming DNA and target genomic sequences" takes place. This "facilitates functional analysis by site-specific gene deletion."

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The assembly presented is the CocheC4_1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000354255.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000354255.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyCocheC4_1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000354255.1,
Database version98.1
Base Pairs32,089,410
Golden Path Length32,929,167
Genebuild by10
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes12,705
Non coding genes96
Small non coding genes96
Gene transcripts12,809

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