Moniliophthora perniciosa FA553 (GCA_000183025) (ASM18302v1)

Moniliophthora perniciosa FA553 (GCA_000183025) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Moniliophthora perniciosa FA553 (GCA_000183025)


Moniliophthora perniciosa (previously Crinipellis perniciosa) is a fungus that causes "witches' broom disease" (WBD) of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao L.). T. cacao a tropical tree with seeds that are processed into cocoa (=cacao) products. This pathogen is currently limited to South America, Panama and the Caribbean, and is perhaps one of the best-known cocoa diseases, thought to have co-evolved with cocoa in its centre of origin (first recorded in the Brazilian Amazon in 1785).

This fungus is hemibiotroph, with two characteristic phases: biotrophic (expanding and infecting, on living tissue) and saprotrophic (producing basidiospores, on necrotic tissue). The biotrophic stage, and what triggers its switch to a saprotrophic stage, are still not understood.

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The assembly presented is the ASM18302v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000183025.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000183025.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM18302v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000183025.1,
Database version98.1
Base Pairs26,663,261
Golden Path Length26,663,261
Genebuild by14
Genebuild methodGenerated from ENA annotation
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes13,559
Non coding genes209
Small non coding genes207
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts13,769

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