A genome survey of Moniliophthora perniciosa gives new insights into Witches' Broom Disease of cacao

  title={A genome survey of Moniliophthora perniciosa gives new insights into Witches' Broom Disease of cacao},
  author={Jorge Maur{\'i}cio Costa Mondego and Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle and Gustavo G. L. Costa and Eduardo Fernando Formighieri and Lucas Pedersen Parizzi and Johana Rincones and Carolina Cotomacci and Dirce Maria Carraro and Anderson F{\'a}varo da Cunha and Helaine Carrer and Ramon Vidal and Ra{\'i}ssa C Estrela and Odalys Garc{\'i}a and Daniela P T Thomazella and Bruno V de Oliveira and Ac{\'a}ssia B L Pires and Maria Carolina S. do Rio and Marcos Renato Rodrigues Araujo and Marcos H. de Moraes and Luis AB Castro and Karina Peres Gramacho and Marilda de Souza Gonçalves and Jos{\'e} P Moura Neto and Arist{\'o}teles G{\^o}es Neto and Luciana Veiga Barbosa and Mark J Guiltinan and Bryan Bailey and Lyndel W. Meinhardt and J{\'u}lio C M Cascardo and Gonçalo Amarante Guimar{\~a}es Pereira},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
  pages={548 - 548}
The basidiomycete fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa is the causal agent of Witches' Broom Disease (WBD) in cacao (Theobroma cacao). It is a hemibiotrophic pathogen that colonizes the apoplast of cacao's meristematic tissues as a biotrophic pathogen, switching to a saprotrophic lifestyle during later stages of infection. M. perniciosa, together with the related species M. roreri, are pathogens of aerial parts of the plant, an uncommon characteristic in the order Agaricales. A genome survey (1.9… CONTINUE READING
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