Magnaporthe Genome: Genomes of four strains of fungal blast pathogen Magnaporthe infecting Rice (Magnaporthe oryzae RMg_Dl), Pearl millet (Magnaporthe grisea PMg_Dl), Indian Goosegrass (Magnaporthe grisea GgMg-Dl), and Napier grass (Magnaporthe grisea GnMg-Dl) were sequenced by adopting short and long-read sequencing technologies, and published. The high-throughput hybrid assembly revealed genome sizes in the range of 40.0-50.0 Mb
Tilletia Genome:Genomes of two bunt pathogens, namely Tilletia indica and Tilletia caries infecting wheat, were sequenced by adopting a hybrid approach and published. The genome size ranged from 33.0-39.0 Mb
Bipolaris Genome:Genomes of Bipolaris infecting wheat (Bipolaris sorokiniana causing spot blotch) and rice (Bipolaris oryzae causing a brown spot) were sequenced using short and long-read sequencing platforms. The genome sizes were in the range of 34.0-35.0 Mb.
RalstoniaGenome:Genome of Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum CaRs_Mep causing bacterial wilt in crops was sequenced using Illumina HiSeq. The high-GC content (67.09%) genome is 5.6 Mb in length
Genome-assisted pathogenomics tools:Genome-assisted genotyping tools (Multilocus Sequence Typing) and sensitive detection methods (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification-LAMP) for bunt and blast were developed. Three novel miRNAs playing a pivotal role in blast resistance were identified in rice