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The genome sequence and gene prediction of Calcarisporiella thermophila CBS 279.70 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 automatically updated. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins.

Calcarisporiella thermophila grows between 22 and 55 °C, with an optimum at 45 °C (1). It has been isolated from coal spoil tips as well as thermal effluent of a nuclear power plant (2-3). No evidence of lignocellulolytic properties have been reported but C. thermophila has shown antifungal activities against Candida parapsilosis (4). The genome sequence of C. thermophila is expected to provide a rich genetic resource for identifying thermostable enzymes.

Note: If you intend to publish any articles including Calcarisporiella thermophila CBS 279.70 genomic data, please contact Adrian Tsang for permission prior to publication: [email protected]



1. Morgenstern I, Powlowski J, Ishmael N, Darmond C, Marqueteau S, Moisan MC, Quenneville G, Tsang A. A molecular phylogeny of thermophilic fungi. Fungal Biol. 2012 Apr;116(4):489-502.

2. Rippon, J.W., Gerhold, R. & Heath, M. Thermophillic and thermotolerant fungi isolated from the thermal effluent of nuclear power generating reactors: Dispersal of human opportunistic and veterinary pathogenic fungi. Mycopathologia 70, 169–179 (1980)

3. Evans, H.C., Thermophilous fungi of coal spoil tips. I. Taxonomy. Transactions of the British Mycological Society, 1971. 57: p. 241-254.

4. Chrisp P, Dewick PM and Boyle FT (1990) Antifungal antibiotics from Calcarisporium thermophilum: a new source of 15-azahomosterol derivatives. Z Naturforsch C 45: 179-86.