Magnaporthe poae (Mag_poae_ATCC_64411_V1)

Magnaporthe poae Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Magnaporthe poae genome

Magnaporthe poae is the causal agent of the "summer patch" disease in Poa species, creeping bentgrass and fine-leaved fescues. Many of the affected species are important pasture plants. Others like the Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) are used as cool-season grass in home lawns, urban green spaces, parks, sports fields and gold courses. "Summer patch" symptoms become noticeable between June and September and are very similar to a necrotic ring spot which may lead to a wrong diagnosis. The disease spreads better under extended periods of humid weather and daytime high temperatures in midsummer. Magnaporthe poae infection can be controlled using disease resistant strains, adequate drainage and reduced soil compaction. If the disease is severe enough or on high end valued turf (golf greens), fungicides can be applied usually on a preventive basis. The genome of Magnaporthe poae has a size of about 39.5 Mb and contains 11,209 protein coding genes.

Picture credit: Professor Lane Tredway

Magnaporthe comparative genomics database, EMBL Nucleotide Archive: GCA_000193285.


The genome sequence, assembly and protein coding genes annotation of the Magnaporthe poae (strain ATCC 64411) genome have been generated by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard under the Magnaporthe poae sequencing project.

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.



AssemblyMag_poae_ATCC_64411_V1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000193285.1, Mar 2011
Database version100.1
Base Pairs34,539,923
Golden Path Length39,503,331
Genebuild byBroad
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBroad Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes11,209
Non coding genes419
Small non coding genes417
Misc non coding genes2
Gene transcripts12,760

About this species