Verticillium dahliae (ASM15067v2)

Verticillium dahliae Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Verticillium dahliae genome

Verticillium dahliae is one of the causal agent of vascular wilt in numerous economically important plants causing wilting of all or only parts of the host. The most common hosts are trees and shrubs, including olive and maple, and vegetables, including cotton, tomatoes and potatoes and also ornamentals. This soilborn fungus persists in the soil for many years under the form of tiny and black resting bodies called microsclerotia. These germinate in the presence of the host plant roots when the external conditions are beneficial. The resulting hyphae invades the plant roots into the the vascular tissue.


The genome sequence, assembly and protein coding genes annotation of the Verticillium dahliae (strain VdLs.17) genome have been generated by the Broad Institute.

The set of non coding RNA genes comprises the genes that are part of the INSDC release and another independent set 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. Comparative genomics yields insights into niche adaptation of plant vascular wilt pathogens.
    Klosterman SJ, Subbarao KV, Kang S, Veronese P, Gold SE, Thomma BP, Chen Z, Henrissat B, Lee YH, Park J et al. 2011. PLoS Pathog.. 7:e1002137.

Picture credit: Infection by Verticillium dahliae on sunflower. Source: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM15067v2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000150675.2, Sep 2011
Database version100.2
Base Pairs32,974,986
Golden Path Length33,900,324
Genebuild byENA
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBroad Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes10,535
Non coding genes595
Small non coding genes595
Gene transcripts11,132

About this species