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Image of fruiting bodies of Cordyceps militaris formed a caterpillar pupa
Fruiting bodies of Cordyceps militaris formed a caterpillar pupa. (Photo by Peng Zheng, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, China)

The genome sequence and gene predictions of Cordyceps militaris were not determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI and have been published (Peng Zheng et al., 2011). Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

Species in the ascomycete fungal genus Cordyceps have been proposed to be the teleomorphs of Metarhizium species. The latter have been widely used as insect biocontrol agents. Cordyceps species are highly prized for use in traditional Chinese medicines, but the genes responsible for biosynthesis of bioactive components, insect pathogenicity and the control of sexuality and fruiting have not been determined.




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