Draft Genome Sequence of Cercospora citrullina Cooke, causing Leaf Spot on Cucurbits

Published: 28 September 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/hjnwp64z68.2
Sudhir Navathe,
Ramesh Chand,


The fungus Cercospora citrullina is an agriculturally important plant pathogen that causes leaf spot in cucurbits across the world. Lack of genetic information about this fungus prevents a better understanding of its patho-system. Therefore, this study was initiated to study the pathogenic behaviour by detecting genomic features and predicting genomic elements of C. citrullina (isolate Cerl 37-09) from infected leaf samples of Lagenaria siceraria L. In this study, we have constructed a draft genome assembly of C. citrullina using long read native DNA paired-end and mate-pair sequencing on Illumina HiSeq 2500 platform. The draft genome is consisting of 189 contigs with an N50 of 38,592 bp that included 263 single-copy orthologs and 8,856 genes. The C. citrullina genome sequence available at DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under the accession number JAASFF000000000 is a valuable resource to aid for future population genomics studies.



Cucurbitaceae, Fungus, Plant Pathogen, Anamorphic Fungi, Gourd, Genome Sequencing