Genome Sequence Resource for the Ramie Oomycete Pathogen Phytopythium vexans HF1 Academic Article uri icon

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  • The oomycete Phytopythium vexans is a causative agent of patch canker, damping-off, and crown, stem, and root rot in many economically important plants. P. vexans HF1 was isolated in China, where it caused brown root rot of ramie, a fiber crop broadly cultivated in Asia. The genome of HF1 was sequenced by a combination of technologies producing short (Illumina HiSeq X) and long (PacBio RS) reads. The genome is 41.73 Mbp long, assembled into 44 contigs. It has a GC content of 58.17% and contains 13,051 predicted coding genes, including 1,461 putative virulence genes and 220 putative antimicrobial resistance genes. This genome sequence provides a resource for determining the molecular mechanisms of disease development in this pathosystem.


  • Yu, Yongting
  • Gao, Chunsheng
  • Wang, Tuhong
  • Chen, Yikun
  • Cheng, Yi
  • Li, Zhimin
  • Chen, Jia
  • Guo, Litao
  • Sun, Xiangping
  • Xu, Jianping

publication date

  • November 2020