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The genome sequence and gene prediction of Acremonium thermophilum ATCC 24622 have not been determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from CSFG on July 31, 2022. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins.

Acremonium thermophilum strain ATCC 24622 was isolated from sugarcane bagasse (1). Although it can grow up to 45°C, it should be considered a thermotolerant fungus because it grows optimally at 30-37°C. Its ability to grow on sugarcane bagasse suggests that the genome of A. thermophilum is a rich genetic resource for identifying enzymes useful in the degradation of lignocellulolytic material.

Note: If you intend to publish any articles including Acremonium thermophilum ATCC 24622 genomic data, please contact Adrian Tsang for permission prior to publication: [email protected]



1. W.Gams, J.Lacey. Cephalosporium-like hyphomycetes. Two species of Acremonium from heated substrates. Transactions of the British Mycological Society. 1972 Dec; 59(3):519-522. doi: 10.1016/S0007-1536(72)80137-2