Saccharata proteae genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Saccharata proteae CBS 121410 genome.   S. proteae is classified in the family Saccharataceae (Ascomycota; Dothideomycetes; Botryosphaeriales), is also known as Phyllachora proteae or Botryosphaeria proteae, and is the first sequenced genome from this family. It is commonly associated with leaf tip die-back and spots of Protea and Leucospermum plant species.

Saccharata proteae was contributed to the 1KFG project by Pedro Crous and Manfred Binder at CBS-KNAW.  As always, please contact the PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Dendrothele bispora genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Dendrothele bispora genome.   D. bispora is classified in the family Marasmiaceae (Agaricales; Agaricomycetes) and is an example of a crust fungus that is closely related to typical mushroom-forming fungi.  As such, it represents an important sampling point in understanding evolutionary transitions among major fungal morphologies.

Dendrothele bispora was contributed to the 1KFG project by David Hibbett and Laszlo Nagy of Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.  As always, please contact the PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Dothidotthia symphoricarpi genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Dothidotthia symphoricarpi genome.   D. symphoricarpi is classified in the family Dothidotthiaceae (Pleosporales; Dothideomycetes) and was isolated from branches of Symphoricarpos occidentalis (snowberry).

Dothidotthia symphoricarpi was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Dothidotthiaceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Update on 1KFG Genome Releases

It has been a busy Fall term and there were several genomes that were completed but slipped through our announcements.  So here is a quick update on some genomes that were released recently by JGI and sequenced as part of 1KFG.

Dothideomycetes: Lophiostoma macrostomum (Lophiostomataceae, Pleosporales), Piedraia hortae (Piedraiaceae, incertae sedis) contributed by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous at CBS Netherlands.

Eurotiomycetes: Monascus purpureus (Monascaceae, incertae sedis), Gymnascella citrina, and Gymnascella aurantica (Gymnoascaceae, Onygenales) contributed by Kerry O’Donnell and Stacy Sink at USDA Peoria.

Sordariomycetes: Anthostoma avocetta (Diatrypaceae, Xylariales) contributed by Kerry O’Donnell and Stacy Sink at USDA Peoria.

Pezizomycetes: Wilcoxina mikolae (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales) contributed by Tom Bruns and Sarah Branco at UC Berkeley.

Xylonomycetes: Xylona heveae (Xylonomycetaceae, Xylonomycetales) contributed by David Hibbett and Romina Gazis at Clark University.

Mucoromycotina: Backusella circina (Thamnidiaceae, Mucorales) contributed by Andrii Grygansky at Duke University

If you are interested in contributing species to the 1KFG project, please visit the nomination page http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/pages/fungi-1000-projects.jsf.  The project is open to worldwide participation and all researchers are welcome.  The time to contribute is now!!

Sporormia fimetaria genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Sporormia fimetaria genome and annotation http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Spofi1/  S. fimetaria  is classified in the family Sporormiaceae (Pleosporales; Dothideomycetes).  It is a  coprophilous fungus  isolated from dung of many mammals.

Sporormia fimetaria  was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Sporormiaceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Dissoconium aciculare genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Dissoconium aciculare genome and annotation http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Daciculare.  D. aciculare  is classified in the family Dissoconiaceae (Dothideomycetes).  It is reported to be hyperparasitic on powdery mildew while some members of the Capnodiales order are plant pathogens or commensals.

Dissoconium aciculare  was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Dissoconiaceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Lophiostoma macrostomum genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Lophiostoma macrostomum CBS 122681 genome and annotation http://jgi.doe.gov/Lmacrostomum.  L. macrostomum  is classified in a new family Lophiostomataceae (Dothideomycetes).  It is associated with occur on submerged as well as terrestrial wood, but also occurs on leaf litter.

Lophiostoma macrostomum  was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Lophiostomataceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Zopfia rhizophila genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Zopfia rhizophila genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Zoprh1/Zoprh1.home.html.  Zopfia rhizophila is classified in the family Zopfiaceae (Dothideomycetes), but it has unknown ordinal affiliation.  It is associated with roots and rhizomes of asparagus and causes root rots in weakened and wounded plants.

Zopfia rhizophila was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Zopfiaceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Rhizopus microsporus genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Rhizopus microsporus genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Rhimi1_1/Rhimi1_1.home.html.  Rhizopus microsporus is a soil-inhabiting member of the Mucorales (Zygomycota).  It can cause mucoromycosis in immunocompromised humans and seedling blight in rice.  It harbors bacterial endosymbionts, including beta-protoebacteria Burkholderia rhizoxinica and B. endofungorum, which provide the fungus with potent toxins and control its asexual reproduction.  These attributes make R. microsporus into an attractive system to study fungal interactions with bacteria and to decipher reproductive biology of Mucorales.

Rhizopus microsporus was contributed to the 1KFG project by Teresa Pawlowska and Stephen Mondo of Cornell University.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Pleomassaria siparia genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Pleomassaria siparia  genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Plesi1/Plesi1.home.html.  Pleomassaria siparia (Pleomassariaceae) is a saprotrophic ascomycete in birch woodland and scrub in Europe and East Asia. Plant pathologists now monitor the presence of this species in periods of drought or following windbreaks more closely. Pleomassaria siparia seems to extend its range to the North where new disease agents of forest trees are registered increasingly. It has been suggested that the anamorph (Prosthemium betulinum) can endure lower temperatures and is used for hibernation. This fungus grows on broken twigs and branches of birch trees, but its role as a potential pathogen is not studied.

It was contributed to the 1KFG project by Manfred Binder and Pedro Crous of Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW, Netherlands, and represents the first genome sequenced for the order Pleomassariaceae.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Sequencing unsampled fungal diversity