Fusarium oxysporum

Seogchan Kang, Jill Demers, Maria Del Mar Jimenez Gasco, Martijn Rep

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Abstract

Fusarium oxysporum (Fo) is a species complex that encompasses genetically and phenotypically diverse strains, some of which are major soilborne pathogens of economically important plants. Members of the Fo species complex (FOSC) are ubiquitous in soil and have been found in a wide range of ecosystems. In contrast to the broad collective host range of plant pathogens in the FOSC, individual pathogenic strains are typically host specific, only causing disease in one or a few related plant species. Genomics data and tools have begun to provide new insights into how pathogenicity may have evolved as well as the nature of virulence factors and their roles. The most notable discovery is that horizontal chromosome transfer within the species complex seems to a main mechanism underlying polyphyletic origins of pathogenicity to specific plants. We here summarize Fo genome structure and notable features in comparison with other fungi. In addition, we highlight key experimental tools that have made Fo an excellent soilborne fungal disease model. Rapidly increasing availability of genome sequences from many Fo strains presents unprecedented opportunities for systematic analysis of the evolution, ecology, and pathology of the FOSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes
Subtitle of host publicationDicot Pathogens
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages99-119
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783662440568
ISBN (Print)3662440555, 9783662440551
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2014

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Fusarium
Pathogens
Genes
Virulence Factors
Pathology
Virulence
Ecology
Chromosomes
Fungi
Ecosystems
Genome
Availability
Mycoses
Host Specificity
Soils
Genomics
Ecosystem
Soil

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Kang, S., Demers, J., Jimenez Gasco, M. D. M., & Rep, M. (2014). Fusarium oxysporum. In Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes: Dicot Pathogens (pp. 99-119). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44056-8_5
Kang, Seogchan ; Demers, Jill ; Jimenez Gasco, Maria Del Mar ; Rep, Martijn. / Fusarium oxysporum. Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes: Dicot Pathogens. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. pp. 99-119
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Fusarium oxysporum. / Kang, Seogchan; Demers, Jill; Jimenez Gasco, Maria Del Mar; Rep, Martijn.

Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes: Dicot Pathogens. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. p. 99-119.

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