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A. mellea taken by Cassandra Collins
A. mellea taken by Cassandra Collins

The genome sequence and gene predictions of Armillaria mellea were not determined by the JGI, but were received from David A. Fitzpatrick (david.fitzpatrick@nuim.ie) and have been published (Cassandra Collins et al., 2013). Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

Armillaria mellea is a plant pathogen and a cryptic species of honey fungus. It causes Armillaria root rot in many plant species. The mushrooms are edible but some people may be intolerant to them. The fungus produces mushrooms around the base of trees it has infected. As the fungus causes root rot, symptoms also appear in the crowns of infected trees as death and dieback of the branches. This species is capable of producing light via bioluminescence.

Armillaria mellea grows throughout North America and other parts of the world. The fruit body or mushroom known as stump mushroom, stumpie, honey mushroom, pipinky or pinky grows typically on hardwoods but may be found around and on other living and dead wood or in open areas.

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