About Rhizoctonia solani
Rhizoctonia solani (teleomorph: Thanatephorus spp.) is a plant pathogenic fungus with a wide host range and worldwide distribution. This plant pathogen was discovered more than 100 years ago. R. solani frequently exists as thread-like growth on plants or in culture, and is considered a soil-borne pathogen. R. solani is best known to cause various plant diseases such as collar rot, root rot, damping off and wire stem. R. solani attacks its hosts when they are in their juvenile stages of development such as seeds and seedlings, which are typically found in the soil. It makes sense then that this saprophytic pathogen would live and survive in the soil and attack the part of its hosts that reside there. The pathogen is known to cause serious plant losses by attacking primarily the roots and lower stems of plants. Although it has a wide range of hosts, its main targets are herbaceous plants. R. solani would be considered a basidiomycete fungus if the teleomorph stage were more abundant. The pathogen is not currently known to produce any asexual (conidia) spores, though it is considered to have an asexual life cycle. Occasionally, sexual spores (basidiospores) are produced on infected plants. The disease cycle of R. solani is important in regards to management and control of the pathogen.
Taxonomy ID 456999
Data source European Nucleotide Archive
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: