Bacteriome and Mycobiome in Nicotiana tabacum Fields Affected by Black Shank Disease

Xiaoyulong Chen, Baoyu He, Hong Yang, Tomislav Cernava*

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Phytophthora nicotianae is a widespread cause of black shank disease of tobacco plants and causes substantial harvest losses in all major cultivation areas. The oomycete primarily affects plant roots and the stem, where it leads to a progressing decay of the diseased tissues. In this resource announcement, we provide two complementary datasets comprising 16S gene fragment amplicons (bacteriome) and ITS1 region amplicons (mycobiome) that were sequenced on an Illumina-based platform. Soil samples were obtained from disease-affected fields in Guizhou province (China) and include control samples from adhering fields without previous disease incidence. Both datasets were acquired at a high sequencing depth and accompanied by detailed metadata, which facilitate their implementation in comparative studies. The resource announcement provides a basis for disease-specific biomarker detection and correlation studies that include the microbiome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalPlant Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • China
  • Mycobiome
  • Phytophthora
  • Plant Diseases
  • Tobacco
  • Oomycetes
  • Biomarkers
  • Phytophthora nicotianae
  • Solanaceae
  • Microbiome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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