All posts by Joey Spatafora

Professor Department of Botany & Plant Pathology Oregon State University

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  As always, please contact the PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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

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.

Patellaria atrata genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Patellaria atrata genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Patat1/Patat1.home.html.  Patellaria atrata (Patellariales, Patellariaceae) is a saprotrophic fungus that colonizes preferentially exposed phloem fibers of wood and the decay mode resembles that of a white rot.  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 Patellariales.  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.

Lichtheimia hyalospora v1.0 genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Lichtheimia hyalospora genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Lichy1/Lichy1.home.html.  The genus Lichtheimia belongs to the family Lichtheimiaceae (Mucorales, Mucoromycotina) of the zygomycetous fungi.  Mucorales includes numerous well-known fungi such as Rhizopus and Phycomyces, but L. hyalospora represents the first genomic sequence of the Lichtheimiaceae.  Lichtheimia is a ubiquitous thermotolerant soil zygomycete, which grows between 200C and 550C, with rapid mycelial growth occurring between 37 and 420C. Its thermotolerance enables the fungus to survive the digestive tract of mammals and it is often found in animal intestinal contents and feces. It can cause ‘self-heating’ of animal feed stored under moist conditions.  It was contributed to the 1KFG project by Andrii Gryganski of Duke University and Jason Stajich of University of California at Riverside.  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.

Cylindrobasidium torrendii genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Cylindrobasidium torrendii genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Cylto1/Cylto1.home.html.  The genus Cylindrobasidium belongs to the Physalacriaceae family of the Agaricales.  This family includes the well-known pathogen Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom). Unlike that species, however, Cylindrobasidium has a simple, crust-like fruiting body, covering the surface of woody substrate.  It was contributed to the 1KFG project by David Hibbett and Laszlo Nagy of Clark University (Massachusetts, USA), and represents the second genus sequenced for the family Physalacriaceae.  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.

Rickenella mellea genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Rickenella mellea genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Rmellea.  Rickenella (Repetobasidiaceae, Hymenochaetales) Rickenella is a small genus that produces minute mushrooms with a typical “agaricoid” morphology (i.e., they have a cap, stipe and gills). This type of fruiting body is very widespread in mushroom forming fungi, particularly in the large order Agaricales, but Rickenella is a member of the Hymenochaetales, an order containing mostly resupinate (crust) and bracket (shelf) fungi.  It was contributed to the 1KFG project by David Hibbett and Laszlo Nagy of Clark University (Massachusetts, USA), and represents the first genome sequenced for the family Repetobasidiaceae.  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.

Melanomma pulvis-pyrius genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Melanomma pulvis-pyrius genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Melanommapp.  Melanomma pulvis-pyrius (Melanommataceae, Pleosporales) is a saprobic Dothideomycetes on debris of numerous trees and shrubs, especially Fagus.  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 family Melanommataceae.  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.