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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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  As always, please contact the lead contact and PIs associated with unpublished 1KFG genomes for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.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

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.

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.

Aulographum hederae genome release

1KFG is pleased to announce the public release of the Aulographum hederae genome http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/Ahederae2.  Aulographum hederae (Aulographaceae, Microthyriales) is a saprobic Dothideomycetes that occurs on dead leaves of numerous hosts.  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 Aulographaceae and the order Microthyriales.  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.

Sequencing unsampled fungal diversity