Draft Genome Sequence of Colletotrichum acutatum Sensu Lato (Colletotrichum fioriniae)

Genome Announc. 2014 Apr 10;2(2):e00112-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00112-14.


In addition to its economic impact, Colletotrichum acutatum sensu lato is an interesting model for molecular investigations due to the diversity of host-determined specialization and reproductive lifestyles within the species complex. The pathogen Colletotrichum fioriniae forms part of this species complex and causes anthracnose in a wide range of crops and wild plants worldwide. Some members of this species have also been reported to be entomopathogenic. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of a heterothallic reference isolate of C. fioriniae (strain PJ7). This sequence provides a range of new resources that serve as a useful platform for further research in the field.