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Grapes infected by Botrytis cinerea (Picture by University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)
Grapes infected by Botrytis cinerea (Picture by University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)

The genome of Botrytis cinerea was not sequenced by the JGI, but by the BROAD Institute. A copy of the genome is incorporated into MycoCosm, so it can be used in comparative studies. JGI eukaryotic tools were used to annotate the predicted genes.

Botrytis cinerea is a widespread phytopathogenic fungus that causes Gray-mold rot or Botrytis blight and affects most vegetable and fruit crops, as well as a large number of shrubs, trees, flowers, and weeds. It also has a beneficial role in the production of rare dessert wines, thus another name for Botrytis is "Noble Rot." This ascomycete's complex developmental lifecycle adds to the complexity in the classification and naming of this fungus.

More information can be found here:

http://www.broadinstitute.org/annotation/genome/botrytis_cinerea/Home.html

 

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