Genome Sequence of the Biocontrol Agent Coniothyrium minitans Conio (IMI 134523).


Patel D(1), Shittu TA(1), Baroncelli R(1)(2), Muthumeenakshi S(1), Osborne TH(1), Janganan TK(1), Sreenivasaprasad S(1).
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(1)School of Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology
(iBEST), University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom.
(2)Instituto Hispano-Luso de Investigaciones Agrarias
(CIALE), Universidad de Salamanca, Villamayor, Salamanca, Spain.


Coniothyrium minitans (synonym, Paraphaeosphaeria minitans) is a highly specific mycoparasite of the wide host range crop pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The capability of C. minitans to destroy the sclerotia of S. sclerotiorum has been well recognized and it is available as a widely used biocontrol product Contans WG. We present the draft genome sequence of C. minitans Conio (IMI 134523), which has previously been used in extensive studies that formed part of a registration package of the commercial product. This work provides a distinctive resource for further research into the molecular basis of mycoparasitism to harness the biocontrol potential of C. minitans.[Formula: see text] Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license.