A high-quality genome assembly for Cercospora janseana, causal agent of narrow brown leaf spot of rice. Academic Article uri icon


  • Cercospora janseana causes narrow brown leaf spot of rice. A nearly complete telomere-to-telomere reference genome was assembled with a combination of Oxford Nanopore and Illumina sequences. The genome assembly has a total length of 39,075,509 bp and consists of 15 chromosomes, 14 of which have telomeric repeats at both ends. The assembly N50 is 2.97 Mb and the L50 is 5 contigs. RNAseq-mediated gene annotation identified 10,850 genes, including 955 predicted secreted proteins and 361 predicted effector proteins. This highly contiguous and almost complete C. janseana reference genome will be a vital resource for further investigation of host-pathogen interactions and genome evolution within this pathosystem.

published proceedings

  • Mol Plant Microbe Interact

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Searight, J., Famoso, A. N., Zhou, X., Doyle, V. P., & Richards, J. K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Searight, Jacob||Famoso, Adam N||Zhou, Xin-Gen||Doyle, Vinson P||Richards, Jonathan Kertz

publication date

  • May 2023