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Draft genome sequence of Penicillium expansum (R19) that casue postharvest decay of apple fruit
- Jiujiang Yu, Wayne M. Jurick II, Huansheng Cao, Yanbin Yin, Verneta L. Gaskins, Lillana Losada, Nikhat Zafar, Maria Kim, Joan W. Bennett, William C. Nierman
- Genome announcements 2014 v.2 no.3 pp. 1-2
- Penicillium expansum, apples, genome, mycotoxins, nucleotide sequences, pathogens, postharvest diseases, postharvest losses, spore germination, virulence, United States
- Penicillium spp. cause postharvest decay of some fruit and have a worldwide distribution (1). P. expansum is the most virulent and economically significant pathogen within the genus because it causes blue mold in apples during storage and produces many different mycotoxins that impact human health (1). Postharvest losses in the United States were estimated at $4.4 million in 1992. To understand the genetic mechanism contributing to fungal virulence, spore germination, and mycotoxin production, the genome of the wild-type strain of P. expansum (R19) was sequenced and annotated.