Draft genome sequence of the sugar beet pathogen Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2IIIB strain BBA69670

J Biotechnol. 2016 Mar 20;222:11-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.02.001. Epub 2016 Feb 3.


Rhizoctonia solani is a widespread plant pathogenic fungus featuring a broad host range including several economically important crops. Accordingly, genome analyses of R. solani isolates are important to uncover their pathogenic potential. Draft genome sequences for four R. solani isolates representing three of the 14 R. solani anastomosis groups (AGs) are available. Here, we present the first draft genome sequence for an R. solani AG2-2IIIB isolate that is pathogenic on sugar beet. The fungal genome was assembled in 2065 scaffolds consisting of 5826 contigs amounting to a size of about 52 Mb which is larger than any other R. solani isolate known today. Genes potentially encoding cellulolytic, lignolytic and pectinolytic enzymes were identified.

Keywords: AUGUSTUS; Plant pathogenic fungus; Rhizoctonia solani AG2-2IIIB; Ultrafast sequencing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Beta vulgaris / microbiology*
  • Crops, Agricultural / microbiology
  • Genome, Fungal / genetics*
  • Rhizoctonia / genetics*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA