Fungi are the causal agents of many of the world's most serious plant diseases causing disastrous consequences for large-scale agricultural production. Pathogenicity genomic basis is complex in fungi as multicellular eukaryotic pathogens. The fungus Cercospora sojina is a plant pathogen that threatens global soybean supplies. Here, we report the genome sequence of C. sojina strain S9 and detect genome features and predicted genomic elements. The genome sequence of C. sojina is a valuable resource with potential in studying the fungal pathogenicity and soybean host resistance to frogeye leaf spot (FLS), which is caused by C. sojina. The C. sojina genome sequence has been deposited and available at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the project accession number AHPQ00000000.
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This project was supported by a grant from the USDA-CSREES as part of the Soybean Disease Biotechnology Center at the University of Illinois. This work was also supported by NSFC 31401428, National Key R& D Program for Crop Breeding 2016YFD0100306, Fok Ying-Tong Foundation 151024 and Taishan Scholar Talent Project from PRC.
Direct link to deposited data: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/AHPQ00000000
Zeng, Fanchang; Wang, Chaofan; Zhang, Guirong; Wei, Junmei; Bradley, Carl A.; and Ming, Ray, "Draft Genome Sequence of Cercospora sojina Isolate S9, a Fungus Causing Frogeye Leaf Spot (FLS) Disease of Soybean" (2017). Plant Pathology Faculty Publications. 74.