Dothistroma septosporum (GCA_000340195.1)

Dothistroma septosporum Assembly and Gene Annotation

The fungus Dothistroma septosporum causes red band needle blight in conifers, mainly in species of pine. The resulting loss of needles can cause lower growth or death of the tree, and as such has significant economic consequences.

The Dothistroma septosporum (strain NZE10) genome was generated and assembled by JGI and released in September 2010 consisting of a whole-genome shotgun assembly with a size of 30.21 Mb and submitted to INSDC as GCA_000340195.1.

The assembly and protein coding gene annotation of the Dothistroma septosporum genome was imported from the annotation submitted to INSDC as the WGS project AIEN00000000.1. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Non-coding RNA genes have been annotated using tRNAScan-SE (Lowe, T.M. and Eddy, S.R. 1997), RFAM (Griffiths-Jones et al 2005), and RNAmmer (Lagesen K.,et al 2007); additional analysis tools have also been applied.


  1. Diverse lifestyles and strategies of plant pathogenesis encoded in the genomes of eighteen Dothideomycetes fungi.
    Ohm RA, Feau N, Henrissat B, Schoch CL, Horwitz BA, Barry KW, Condon BJ, Copeland AC, Dhillon B, Glaser F et al. 2012. PLoS Pathog.. 8:e1003037.
  2. The genomes of the fungal plant pathogens Cladosporium fulvum and Dothistroma septosporum reveal adaptation to different hosts and lifestyles but also signatures of common ancestry.
    de Wit PJ, van der Burgt A, kmen B, Stergiopoulos I, Abd-Elsalam KA, Aerts AL, Bahkali AH, Beenen HG, Chettri P, Cox MP et al. 2012. PLoS Genet.. 8:e1003088.

Picture credit: Rosie Bradshaw - Massey University

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyDothistroma septosporum NZE10 v1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000340195.1, Apr 2013
Database version96.1
Base Pairs30,073,546
Golden Path Length30,209,431
Genebuild byJGI
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceJGI

Gene counts

Coding genes12,400
Non coding genes162
Small non coding genes161
Misc non coding genes1
Gene transcripts12,589

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