Info • Aspergillus niger van Tieghem ATCC 13496 v1.0


March 2014. The Aspergillus niger van Tieghem genome was sequenced using Illumina and initially assembled with Velvet (Zerbino and Birney, 2008), filtered for mitochondrial contigs, and finally assembled with AllPathsLG release version R47710, (Gnerre et al., 2010). The assembled genome was then annotated with the JGI annotation pipeline and custom analyses.

Summary statistics for the Aspergillus niger bv. van Tieghem ATCC 13496 v1.0 release are below.
Genome Assembly
Genome Assembly size (Mbp) 35.69
Sequencing read coverage depth 117
# of contigs 158
# of scaffolds 133
# of scaffolds >= 2Kbp 121
Scaffold N50 18
Scaffold L50 (Mbp) 0.71
# of gaps 25
% of scaffold length in gaps 0.0%
Three largest Scaffolds (Mbp) 1.78, 1.56, 1.30

ESTs Data set # sequences total # mapped to genome % mapped to genome
Other EST_contigs 22547 22355 99.1%

Gene Models FilteredModels1
length (bp) of: average median
gene 1903 1625
transcript 1681 1446
exon 489 282
intron 93 64
protein length (aa) 489 412
exons per gene 3.44 3
# of gene models 12197


John Gladden, DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute

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.