New Zygomycete genomes
A few genomes from our project were made public as part of the JGI collaboration in the past few months. Here are two recent releases of genomes from the EKZ clade (Entomophthoromycotina, Kickxellomycotina, Zoopagomycotina) and we expect several more to be public in the coming month.
- A PacBio based assembly of the Entomophthoromycotina fungus Basidiobolus meristosporus CBS 931.73. These fungi are often isolated from dung of frogs or lizards and have hyphal growth forms but the phylogenetic placement within the clade is still under investigation.
- The Kickxellomycotina soil dwelling fungus Linderina pennispora. This joins the Ramicandelaber brevisporus CBS 109374 and Martensiomyces pterosporus J.A. Mey., strain CBS 209.56 which were released earlier in 2015.
We have incorporated these data and some ongoing assemblies into updated species phylogeny and will be working to release several more of these genomes.
Successfully growing a mycoparasite in pure culture! Next post
Zygo genomes update Feb-June 2016