Phytophthora infestans

Phytophthora infestans , an important plant pathogen and causative agent of Potato blight, belongs to the phylum Oomycetes. Initially, Oomycetes had been classified as lower fungi, but recent molecular analysis of the nuclear srRNA gene as well as ultrastructural data clearly show that they group together with the stramenopile lineage (golden and brown algae, diatoms, etc.). T

Published Sequence

Published Genome Data

The Scottish Crop Research Institute has been identifying genes expressed at different times during infection. Subtracted material from different time points during plant infection hybridised to a BAC library of P. infestans (27,000 clones representing 10-fold genome coverage, average insert 100 kb), to isolate pathogen sequences. The BACs have been fingerprinted and contiged in each case. The Wellcome Sanger Institute Pathogen Genomics group has sequenced 2 BACs to completion and annotated them.

This work was funded by the SCRI through a collaboration with Dr. Paul Birch.


Selected Publications

Data Use Statement

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.

Sequencing enquiries

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