Melampsora larici-populina (GCA_000204055.1)

Melampsora larici-populina Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Melampsora larici-populina

Melampsora larici-populina is one of the causal agents of poplar rust, the most important disease of poplars. It has reduced considerably the use of this tree for environmental and wood production purposes. The first symptoms appear on susceptible poplars showing small yellow spots on the upper leaf surface and a pale yellow to orange rust in the lower leaf surface (urediniospores that will reinfect other poplars).

Aerts A., Salamov A., Schmutz J., Shapiro H., Lindquist E., Lucas S., Pitluck S., Duplessis S., Lin Y.-C., Tisserant E., Veneault-Fourrey C., Joly D., Hacquard S., Amselem J., Cantarel B., Readman C., Coutinho P., Feau N., Field M., Frey P., Gelhaye E., Kohler A., Kues U., Morin E., Murat C., Quesneville H., Rouhier N., Selles B., Tangay P., Tuskan G., Van de Peer Y., Henrissat B., Rouze P., Schein J., Dodds P., Hamelin R., Martin F., Grigoriev I., Submitted (05-APR-2011) to the INSDC. US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA

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The genome sequence and assembly of the Melampsora larici-populina genome have been generated by the JGI under funding of the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program, and by the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


The protein coding gene annotation of the Melampsora larici-populina genome have been generated by the JGI. The gene models were imported from the annotation submitted to EMBL-Bank as the whole shotgun sequencing set AECX00000000.

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.

Other Data

'Expressed Sequence Tags' (ESTs) from dbEST are aligned to the genome using Exonerate.


  1. Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi.
    Duplessis S, Cuomo CA, Lin YC, Aerts A, Tisserant E, Veneault-Fourrey C, Joly DL, Hacquard S, Amselem J, Cantarel BL et al. 2011. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 108:9166-9171.



Assemblyv1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000204055.1, Apr 2011
Database version98.1
Base Pairs101,129,028
Golden Path Length101,129,028
Genebuild byJGI
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA and UniProtKB annotation
Data sourceJGI

Gene counts

Coding genes16,372
Non coding genes753
Small non coding genes753
Gene transcripts17,140

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