Comprehensive Annotation of the Parastagonospora nodorum Reference Genome Using Next-Generation Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteogenomics

Robert A. Syme, Kar-Chun Tan, James K. Hane, Kejal Dodhia, Thomas Stoll, Marcus Hastie, Eiko Furuki, Simon R. Ellwood, Angela H. Williams, Yew-Foon Tan, Alison Testa, Jeffrey J. Gorman, Richard P. Oliver

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Parastagonospora nodorum, the causal agent of Septoria nodorum blotch (SNB), is an economically important pathogen of wheat (Triticum spp.), and a model for the study of necrotrophic pathology and genome evolution. The reference P. nodorum strain SN15 was the first Dothideomycete with a published genome sequence, and has been used as the basis for comparison within and between species. Here we present an updated reference genome assembly with corrections of SNP and indel errors in the underlying genome assembly from deep resequencing data as well as extensive manual annotation of gene models using transcriptomic and proteomic sources of evidence ( robsyme/Parastagonospora-nodorum-SN15). The updated assembly and annotation includes 8,366 genes with modified protein sequence and 866 new genes. This study shows the benefits of using a wide variety of experimental methods allied to expert curation to generate a reliable set of gene models. © 2016 Syme et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0147221
JournalPLoS One
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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