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Unique identifier OMICS_05819
Alternative name Database of Fungal Virulence Factors
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Chi Zhang

Publication for Database of Fungal Virulence Factors

DFVF citations


Genome analysis reveals evolutionary mechanisms of adaptation in systemic dimorphic fungi

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5852033
PMID: 29540755
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22816-6

[…] e annotated genes that have been broadly associated with host-pathogen interactions (Pathogen Host interaction database PHI), and genes that have been reported as virulence factors in fungal species (Database of Fungal Virulence Factors DFVF),. We found that many genes that have been associated with host-pathogen interactions are present in the saprophytic P. hystricis and H. griseus, and in fact […]


Identification of horizontally transferred genes in the genus Colletotrichum reveals a steady tempo of bacterial to fungal gene transfer

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 4320630
PMID: 25555398
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-16-2
call_split See protocol

[…] s WOLF PSORT v0.2 [] and SignalP 4.1 server [] were used.BLASTP (v2.2.29+) searches of the HGT candidates were performed against PHI-base V3.4 [], Virulence Factors Database (VFDV) (Release 3) [] and Database of Fungal Virulence Factors (DFVF) [] to detect proteins implied in pathogenicity.The expression data were extracted from O’Connell et al. [] for C. graminicola and C. higginsianum. The data […]


Natural Selection on Coding and Noncoding DNA Sequences Is Associated with Virulence Genes in a Plant Pathogenic Fungus

Genome Biol Evol
PMCID: 4202328
PMID: 25193312
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu192

[…] proteins using SignalP v4.0 (). Putative virulence factors were annotated by performing whole-proteome BLASTp searches against the Pathogen Host Interaction Database (PhiBase v3.2) () and against the Database of Fungal Virulence Factors () and we classified as putative virulence factors those genes showing at least one hit (e value ≤ 1e-10) in both databases. In addition, we assigned gene ontology […]


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DFVF institution(s)
School of Biological Sciences, Center for Plant Science and Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
DFVF funding source(s)
Supported by the University of Nebraska— Lincoln start-up funds and the Nebraska Soybean Board Funds.

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