Bipolaris maydis C5 (GCA_000338975) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Bipolaris maydis C5 (GCA_000338975)
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."
The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000338975.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||CocheC5_3, INSDC Assembly GCA_000338975.1,|
|Golden Path Length||36,456,735|
|Genebuild method||Generated from ENA annotation|
|Data source||European Nucleotide Archive|
|Non coding genes||341|
|Small non coding genes||340|
|Long non coding genes||1|