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Home • Capronia fungicola CBS 614.96 v1.0
Capronia fungicola CBS 614.96 growing in the lab.
Capronia fungicola CBS 614.96 growing in the lab.
Image Credit: Lucia Žifčáková

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.

The genus Capronia encompasses some seventy species with a wide range of ecologies, some species being common on rotten wood, old fungi or other organic material. The species are often overlooked  due to their typically small and inconspicuous ascomata. Capronia fungicola (earlier Berlesiella fungicola) was found associated with the ascomata of Trematosphaeria (Untereiner 1994) but it is reported from worldwide collections from various fungal source material. As a commonly occurring species associated with other fungal taxa, it represents an example of the evolutionary success of its mycoparasitic lifestyle, which makes it suitable for genomic studies.

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master paper(s).

Untereiner WA (1994) A simple method for the in vitro production of pseudothecia in species of Capronia. Mycologia 86, 290-295.