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Sunflowers showing symptoms of Verticillium wilt infection caused by Verticillium dahliae (Picture by Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)
Sunflowers showing symptoms of Verticillium wilt infection caused by Verticillium dahliae (Picture by Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org)

 

The genome of Verticillium dahliae was sequenced by the BROAD Institute. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungi, a copy of the genome of V. dahliae is incorporated into MycoCosm. The following text was copied from the BROAD website:

Verticillium dahliae is the primary causal agent of Verticillium wilts that cause billions of dollars in annual losses worldwide. This soil-borne fungal pathogen exhibits extraordinary genetic plasticity and is able to rapidly adapt to a broad range of hosts in diverse ecological niches. Control of Verticillium wilt is particularly difficult. One factor that has hindered progress in developing new control strategies for Verticillium wilt is our limited understanding of the biology and ecology of V. dahliae and other soil-borne pathogens.



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For more information, refer to the BROAD website.