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Friedmanniomyces simplex, CCFEE 5184, scanning electron microscope. Scale bar = 10 µm. [Image credit: Laura Selbmann]

The Friedmanniomyces simplex CCFEE 5184 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on Apr 17, 2021. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add functional annotation to this genome.

The genus Friedmanniomyces (Dothideomycetes) is endemic to Victoria Land, Continental Antarctica and contains two species of rock-inhabiting meristematic black fungi, F. simplex and F. endolithicus. These species have been studied for their phylogenetic position, taxonomic classification, and physiological characteristics, and possess stress-tolerant adaptations, which allow them to inhabit inert surfaces and survive under long drought conditions.

The fungus was provided by the Culture Collection of Fungi from Extreme Environments of the Mycological Section of the Italian Antarctic National Museum (MNA-CCFEE).


Genome Reference(s)

Selbmann, L., De Hoog, G. S., Mazzaglia, A., Friedmann, E. I., & Onofri, S. (2005). Fungi at the edge of life: cryptoendolithic black fungi from Antarctic desert. Stud Mycol, 51(1), 1-32.