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Microbotryum violaceum on Silene alba.
Microbotryum violaceum on Silene alba.
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The genome sequence and gene models of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae p1A1 Lamole have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI on Oct 25, 2016. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated.

The genus Microbotryum includes plant pathogenic fungi afflicting a wide variety of hosts with anther smut disease. Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae is the familiar anther-smut on White Campion (Silene latifolia) and on Red Campion (S. dioica). It replaces host pollen with fungal spores, exhibiting biotrophy and necrosis associated with altering plant development. M. lychnidis-dioicae is part of the Microbotryum violaceum species complex that parasitises members of the Caryophyllaceae. These were formerly believed to be true smuts (Ustilagionomycetes) and were included in the large genus Ustilago as U. violacea.

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