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Fruiting body of Ganoderma boninense. credit: F Martin
Fruiting body of Ganoderma boninense. credit: F Martin

The genome sequence of Ganoderma boninense strain G3 have not been determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but was downloaded from NCBI on August 24, 2020. 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 Fungal Annotation Pipeline was used to annotate this genome.

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. 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 pathogen of oil palm, Ganoderma boninense Pat.

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has been grown in Papua New Guinea from the early 1960s, which is the most productive oil-bearing crop around the world. However, the harvest is mostly limited by serious basal stem rot (BSR), which is a major economic impact on the oil palm industry in Southeast Asia and Africa. BSR is caused by several basidiomycetes mainly identified as Ganoderma boninense Pat in Malaysia. G. boninense is an important species in Ganoderma (Polyporaceae, Polyporales, Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota), and it was found only on palm hosts.

Ganoderma boninense strain G3 was isolated from oil palm tree with severe symptoms of BSR disease in North Sumatera Province. As the gene annotation was not available at NCBI, we carried out a novel gene annotation by using the JGI Annotation pipeline. the genome sequence and gene annotation of G. boninense will provide genomics information to make intensive study on its economic and ecological value. 

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from these genomes prior to their publication are respectfully required to contact the PIs and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the PIs.

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