Rust fungi are one of the largest and most destructive groups of plant pathogens. They are obligate biotrophs which require a living host for survival. Melampsora lini, the causal agent of flax rust, has long been recognized as a model system for studying host-pathogen interactions (Flor, 1955). Like many other rusts, the 189 Mb genome of Melampsora lini is dramatically expanded and riddled with transposable elements (Nemri et al., 2014).
Please cite the following publication(s) if you use the data from this genome in your research:
Nemri A, Saunders DG, Anderson C, Upadhyaya NM, Win J, Lawrence GJ, Jones DA, Kamoun S, Ellis JG, Dodds PN (2014) The genome sequence and effector complement of the flax rust pathogen Melampsora lini. Front Plant Sci. 2014 Mar 24;5:98. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00098
Flor, H. H. (1955). Host-parasite interaction in flax rust - its genetics and other implications. Phytopathology 45, 680-685
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CH5_v5_reference fasta file (tar.gz) of the current version of de novo assembled genome of flax rust pathogen isolate CH5 (21,310 scaffolds).
CH5_v5_reference_repeatmasked fasta file (tar.gz) repeat masked genome.
(gff3), gene (fasta),transcripts (fasta), CDS
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included assembled transcripts
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proteomes, ab initio
elements, pseudogenes (predicted proteins < 50 aa,
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ed_setAnnotation (gff3), transcripts (fasta), CDS (fasta), protein (fasta) files of 16,339 protein-coding genes (one best model per locus).