Home • Earliella scabrosa CIRM-BRFM 1817 v1.0
Picture from Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Université de Lille, France
Picture from Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Université de Lille, France

This genome was sequenced as part of the JGI CSP “Survey of the lignocellulolytic capabilities over the order Polyporales” project. Within Agaricomycotina, the order Polyporales is the major group of wood decayers in temperate and tropical forests. As such, Polyporales have a pivotal role in the global carbon cycle. Polyporales include a large number of white-rot filamentous fungi able to totally degrade lignin from wood through the production of extracellular lignin-degrading enzymes including laccases, lignin peroxidases and manganese peroxidases. Lignocellulose is a high-potential renewable resource for the production of biofuels and chemicals, including platform and high-value molecules. Therefore, white-rot filamentous fungi have a high potential for biotechnological processes, particularly for lignocellulosic feedstock biorefinery applications.

The genome sequencing for Earliella scabrosa (Pers.) Gilb. & Ryvarden 1985 will allow exploration for novel biocatalysts and deepen our understanding on the functional diversity among Polyporales, i.e. enzymatic capabilities linked to lignocellulose modifications.