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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.