Horizontal chromosome transfer introduces host-specific pathogenicity among members of the Fusarium oxysporum species complex and is responsible for some of the most destructive and intractable plant diseases. This paper reports the genome sequence of F. oxysporum f. sp. melonis (NRRL 26406), a causal agent of Fusarium wilt disease on melon.
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We thank the Broad Institute Genomics Platform for generating all of the DNA sequences described here. This work was supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant awards 2008-35604-18800, 2011-35600-30379, and MASR-2009-04374).