A UK-China partnership to understand the genetic architecture of the Colletotrichum gloeosporoides - Fragaria x ananassa interaction

Lead Research Organisation: National Inst of Agricultural Botany
Department Name: Centre for Research


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Armitage AD (2020) Draft Genome Sequence of the Strawberry Anthracnose Pathogen Colletotrichum fructicola. in Microbiology resource announcements

Description As part of our work we collaboratively sequenced the agent of strawberry anthacnose in China, which has led to a publication in press:
"Draft genome of the strawberry anthracnose pathogen Colletotrichum fructicola"
This will help in future collaborative research to understand the mechanism of infection.
Exploitation Route The genome output will be useful in taking forward further study of isolate-variation in China and globally.
The workshops we held on new breeding approaches will be useful for the Chinese in developing their strawberry breeding programmes.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

Description UK- China Workshop (October 2016) on genetic mapping, pathogen effector biology and genomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Eight people from NIAB EMR visited SAAS, Shanghai as part of the UK- China partnering award to present our research, conduct an interactive workshop on genetic mapping and exchange ideas in informatics and pathology to combat the disease Colletotrichum gloeosporoides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016