Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (ASM14694v1)

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum genome

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is the causal agent of a disease known as white mold. This Ascomycete can infect a wide range of plants in any stage of growth and is widespread in all continents. Some of the hosts are cabbage, common bean, citrus, celery, coriander, melon, squash, soybean, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber. This fungus proliferates under moist conditions which means that crops more susceptible to this pathogen should be planted in well-drained soils.

The genome of the strain 1980 (ATCC18683) of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum was submitted to DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank in 2005 consisting of an 8X whole-genome assembly which encodes about 10,175 protein-coding genes.

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The genome sequence, assembly and protein coding genes annotation of the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (strain 1980) genome have been generated by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard under the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum 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.


  1. Genomic analysis of the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea.
    Amselem J, Cuomo CA, van Kan JA, Viaud M, ..., Rollins JA, Lebrun MH, Dickman M. 2011. PLoS Genet.. 7:e1002230.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM14694v1 (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum 1980 UF-70 assembly June 2005), INSDC Assembly GCA_000146945.1, Aug 2007
Database version100.1
Base Pairs27,274,596
Golden Path Length27,274,596
Genebuild byBroad
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBroad Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes10,175
Non coding genes416
Small non coding genes399
Long non coding genes17
Gene transcripts10,637

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