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Panama disease caused by F. oxysporum f.sp. cubense.
Panama disease caused by F. oxysporum f.sp. cubense.
Image Credit: Chunyu Li & Altus Viljoen

The genome sequence of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense II5 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were provided by Li-Jun Ma and Yong Zhang on Oct 14, 2020. This genome was sequenced with PacBio and illumina, assembled with Canu v1.8 followed by polishing by Quiver using Illumina sequences, and annotated with the JGI Annotation Pipeline.

Fusarium oxysporum, an ascomycete fungus in the Nectriaceae family, is predominant in native soils. These diverse and adaptable fungi have been found in soils ranging from the Sonoran Desert, to tropical and temperate forest, grasslands and soils of the tundra. F. oxysporum strains are ubiquitous soil inhabitants that have the ability to exist as saprophytes, and degrade lignin and complex carbohydrates associated with soil debris. They are pervasive plant endophytes that can colonize plant roots and may even protect plants or form the basis of disease suppression. While some species may be harmless or even beneficial plant endophytes or soil saprophytes, many strains within the F. oxysporum species complex are pathogenic to plants, especially in agricultural settings.