Category Archives: Genome Releases

Announcements of when a new genome is available

Karstenula rhodostoma genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Karstenula rhodostoma CBS 690.94 genome.   K. rhodostoma is classified in the family Melanommataceae (Ascomycota; Dothideomycetes; Pleosporales) and is one of two sequenced genomes from this family. It is a saprotroph found growing on dry branches of alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula).

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  As always, please contact the PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

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  As always, please contact the PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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

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.

Rhizophagus irregularis (Glomus intraradices) genome release

The long road of sequencing a Glomus genome has borne the fruit of a recently released genome for Rhizophagus irregularis (Glomus intraradices) http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Gloin1/Gloin1.home.html.  R. irregularis is an  arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus which forms symbiotic relationship with plant roots in important crop plants (Soybean, Rice, Maize, Poplar trees). The genome was sequenced through the JGI Mycorrhizal sequencing CSP.  It was contributed by collaborators at INRA, Oak Ridge National Lab,  and  Université de Toulouse. 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.

Also see “The long hard road to a completed Glomus intraradices genome” for some background in the previous description of the work that needed to be done.

Suillus brevipes genome released

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Suillus brevipes genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Suibr1/Suibr1.home.htmlSuillus brevipes is an ectomycorrhizal species of Suillaceae (Boletales), and was contributed to the 1KFG project by Sara Branco and Tom Bruns (Bruns Lab) from the University of California at Berkeley.  As always, please contact the lead contact and PI associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.

Update on 1KFG

1000 Fungal Genomes (1KFG) is off and running.  The first year required a bit of “priming of the pump” but we have made some significant progress recently and nominations for new genomes are increasing rapidly.  Nineteen genomes have been completed as part of the Early Diverging Fungi (EDF) and 1KFG CSPs.  They are both included here as they are directly related efforts that started as EDF CSP and transformed into 1KFG.  The majority of isolates completed to date are from Ascomycota.  The rationale for focusing initially on Ascomycota was because significant progress had been made on Basidiomycota as part of the Saprobic Agaricomycotina Project (SAP) led by David Hibbett and the Mycorrhizal Genome Project led by Francis Martin.  1KFG, however, is open to all clades within Kingdom Fungi so nominate and provide samples for undersampled, sub-ordinals clades at jgi.doe.gov/fungi.  Stay tuned as 1KFG will be providing weekly updates on progress in sequencing, annotations, releases and nominations of fungi.

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