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Maximum-Likelihood phylogeny generated by FastTree for Dactylospora haliotrepha ATCC 66950 and related Pezizomycotina

In the "1KFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya" project (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.

Dactylospora haliotrepha ATCC 66950

Dactylospora haliotrepha (homotypic synonym Sclerococcum haliotrephum) ATCC 66950 (https://www.atcc.org/products/66950) is part of a lichenicolous genus of fungi, which parasitizes lichenized fungi with high specificity. This sample was isolated from intertidal driftwood near Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia.

The sequencing of Dactylospora haliotrepha ATCC 66950 is part of a study aiming at sequencing numerous phylogenetically diverse endophytic fungi for further comparative genome analysis. Unravelling the genomic signatures reflecting the adaptation of these microbes to the host cell environment represents a promising way to better understand how the endophytic lifestyle evolved in phylogenetically unrelated fungal species. Comparative genome analysis between different plant hosts, and between saprotrophic, mycorrhizal, and pathogenic fungi will provide new insights into the specific adaptations but also the conserved signatures associated with these different lifestyles.

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI (Dr.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