Blumeria graminis (EF2)

Blumeria graminis Assembly and Gene Annotation

Blumeria graminis is an ascomycete fungus responsible for powdery mildew in a variety of grasses, including economically important cereals such as barley and wheat, causing falls in yields of up to 40%. Its genome exhibits considerable variability, allowing the evolution of strains that are able to infect previously resistant crop varieties, or that exhibit fungicide resistant.

Blumeria graminis was sequenced by the Blumeria Graminis Sequencing Consortium (as described here) and deposited in INSDC as the WGS project CAUH01000000. The current assembly contains 15,056 contigs of 87.9 Mbp assembled into 6,843 supercontigs of 118.7 Mbp.

The genome of Blumeria graminis contains 6,470 protein coding genes for which the model has been hand-curated by the sequencing consortium. These models have been loaded into the Ensembl database from the featured submitted to INDSC.


  1. Genome expansion and gene loss in powdery mildew fungi reveal tradeoffs in extreme parasitism.
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More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyEF2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000151065.2, Apr 2013
Database version92.2
Base Pairs124,489,486
Golden Path Length124,489,486
Genebuild byBluGen
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceBluGen

Gene counts

Coding genes7,118
Non coding genes541
Small non coding genes541
Gene transcripts7,659

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