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Acrocalymma vagum
Acrocalymma vagum strain DSE3081 culture on PDA medium (left), septate hyphae and microsclerotia in leek root (artificial inoculation) (right). Scale bar 20 µm. Photos: Dániel G. Knapp

This genome was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project - Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya. Within the framework of this project, we are sequencing keystone lineages of saprophytic, mycorrhizal, and endophytic fungi that are of special ecological importance. Dozens of sequenced species were harvested from Long Term Observatories to serve as the foundation for a reference database for metagenomics of fungi and for a comprehensive survey of the soil fungal metatranscriptome.

Acrocalymma vagum

Acrocalymma vagum (syn. Rhizopycnis vagum) belongs to the family Acrocalymmataceae (Pleosporales, Dothideomycetes). Acrocalymma vagum represents one of most common members of the enigmatic dark septate endophytes (DSE) in various ecosystems, especially in semiarid and arid environments from where the A. vagum strain DSE3081 also originates. This fungus colonizes generally non-grass herbaceous and woody plants of grasslands. The species may be a weak pathogen of certain plant species; however their beneficial effect on plant performance especially under stress is also reported. Based on the common occurrence and wide host spectrum of A. vagum, its important role has been hypothesized. Acrocalymma vagum species also colonizes economically important crops such as tobacco and Medicago species. Due to its potential positive effect on plant nutrient uptake, performance, survival and induced resistance of host plants, this DSE might help us to get insight into these important mechanisms of this less understood plant-fungal symbiosis.

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