Draft Genome Resource of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. capsici, the Infectious Agent of Pepper Fusarium Wilt

Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2021 Jun;34(6):715-717. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-12-20-0355-A. Epub 2021 Jul 21.


Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. capsici is the specific pathogen of pepper Fusarium wilt and causes a significant reduction in pepper yield. Its narrow host specificity has led to the concept of formae speciales. This interesting phenomenon has great potential and needs to be analyzed at the molecular level. In this study, we obtained the draft genome sequence of F. oxysporum f. sp. capsici, using the Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology. The long read-based assembly consisted of 34 contigs, with a total length of 54,516,562 bp. The contig N50 was 4,962,668 bp and the GC content was 47.6%. Our genome assembly of F. oxysporum f. sp. capsici provides a valuable resource for the study of pepper Fusarium wilt, and the comparative genomic study of F. oxysporum.[Formula: see text] Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license.

Keywords: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. capsici; Fusarium wilt; genome; pepper.

MeSH terms

  • Fusarium* / genetics
  • Genome, Fungal
  • Host Specificity
  • Plant Diseases

Supplementary concepts

  • Fusarium oxysporum