Draft genome sequence of Sclerospora graminicola, the pearl millet downy mildew pathogen

S. Chandra Nayaka, H. Shekar Shetty, C. Tara Satyavathi, Rattan S. Yadav, P. B.Kavi Kishor, M. Nagaraju, T. A. Anoop, M. Milner Kumar, Boney Kuriakose, Navajeet Chakravartty, A. V.S.K.Mohan Katta, V. B.Reddy Lachagari, Om Vir Singh, Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Swati Puranik, Pankaj Kaushal, Rakesh K. Srivastava

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Sclerospora graminicola pathogen is the most important biotic production constraints of pearl millet in India, Africa and other parts of the world. We report a de novo whole genome assembly and analysis of pathotype 1, one of the most virulent pathotypes of S. graminicola from India. The draft genome assembly contained 299,901,251 bp with 65,404 genes. This study may help understand the evolutionary pattern of pathogen and aid elucidation of effector evolution for devising effective durable resistance breeding strategies in pearl millet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalBiotechnology Reports
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • Downy mildew
  • Pathotype 1
  • Pearl millet
  • Sclerospora graminicola
  • Whole genome sequence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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