Info • Aspergillus niger ATCC 1015 v4.0


v 4.0 Dec 2013. The v 3.0 assembly was reannotated with the current version of the JGI annotation pipeline.  The resulting 11910 gene models include manually curated gene models and annotations mapped forward from v 3.0.


v 3.0 June 2008. This assembly of A. niger contains 8 chromosomes, made up of 21 scaffolds, and 3 unmapped scaffolds. 7 of the 8 chromosomes and 1 unmapped scaffold contain telomeres making A. niger's genome 34.85 MB in size.

This finished release includes 11197 gene models and annotations mapped from v1.0 annotations of this genome. This includes user-created gene models and manually curated annotations.


v.1.0 April 2006. The assembly release version 1.0 of whole genome shotgun reads was constructed with the JGI assembler, Jazz, using paired end sequencing reads at a coverage of 8.9X. After trimming for vector and quality, 365,698 reads assembled into 143 scaffolds totaling 37.1 MB. Roughly half of the genome is contained in 6 scaffolds all at least 2.0 MB in length.

The current draft release, version 1.0, includes a total of 11,200 gene models predicted and functionally annotated using the JGI annotation pipeline.



Summary statistics for the Aspergillus niger ATCC 1015 v1.0 release are below.
Genome Assembly
Genome Assembly size (Mbp) 34.85
Sequencing read coverage depth 8.9
# of contigs 24
# of scaffolds 24
# of scaffolds >= 2Kbp 24
Scaffold N50 6
Scaffold L50 (Mbp) 1.94
# of gaps 0
% of scaffold length in gaps 0.0%
Three largest Scaffolds (Mbp) 3.77, 3.76, 3.32

ESTs Data set # sequences total # mapped to genome % mapped to genome
EstClusters CombestEstClusters 11078 11057 99.8%
Ests pooled_clustered_ESTs 51180 47681 93.2%
Ests pooled_ESTs 810840 778715 96.0%

Gene Models FilteredModels1
length (bp) of: average median
gene 1861 1567
transcript 1634 1392
exon 483 274
intron 97 64
protein length (aa) 495 415
exons per gene 3.38 3
# of gene models 11910


Genome Reference(s)


The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.