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A) Rhizoctonia solani AG8 on PDA; B) Rhizoctonia solani infection of Lupinus angustifolius seedling. Images provided by Jonathan Anderson

Rhizoctonia solani Kühn is a species complex of fungal pathogens causing substantial impact on the production of a wide range of plants important to humanity including the 15 largest food crops worldwide. Of the AGs that infect wheat, AG-8 is the most damaging. In Australia, the impact of R. solani AG-8 on wheat and barley production is estimated upwards of $77 million per annum and Rhizoctonia bare patch also remains a major problem for the production of wheat and other crops in the US2. The R. solani AG-8 isolate WAC10335 (zymogram group ZG1-1) predominantly causes root and seedling diseases of wheat, barley and legumes.  Despite the economic and social impact of the pathogen, relatively little is known about how it causes disease. The large genetic distance between R. solani and other well-characterised necrotrophic fungal pathogens of plants presents an opportunity to expand our knowledge on the diversity of molecular mechanisms that underpin fungal pathogenicity.

The genome sequence and gene models of Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 WAC10335 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from Ensembl Fungi on April 11, 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Ensembl and is therefore not automatically updated. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add additional functional annotation to the author's chromosomes and proteins.

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