Moniliophthora perniciosa FA553 (GCA_000183025) (ASM18302v1)

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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Taxonomy ID 554373

Data source European Nucleotide Archive

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Genome assembly: ASM18302v1

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