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Chaetomidium fimeti growing in the lab
Chaetomidium fimeti growing in the lab.
Image Credit: Sandrine Cros-Arteil

In the project “1KFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya” (CSP1974), we aim to sequence additional sampling of genomic diversity within keystone lineages of plant-interacting fungi and saprophytic fungi that are of special ecological importance for understanding terrestrial ecosystems. In addition, comparative genome analysis with saprotrophic, mycorrhizal and pathogenic fungi will provide new insights into the specific and conserved adaptations associated with each fungal lifestyle.

The Chaetomiaceae family (Ascomycota phylum, Sordariomycetes family, Sordariales order) is one of the few groups of thermophilic fungi, playing an important role in the ecology of natural and industrial compost. Shifts in growth temperature optima have occurred in several clades in the Chaetomiaceae, and the presence of closely-related cold tolerant, mesophilic and thermophilic species, provides opportunities for comparative genomic analyses designed to probe the genetic bases and origins of thermophily.

The sequenced Chaetomidium fimeti isolate CBS168.71 has been isolated from decaying hay. Chaetomidium species have been isolated from dung, soil and decaying plant biomass (Greif, Stchigel et al. 2009).

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master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

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