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
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: