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A tree showing the phylogenetic position of Hortaea acidophila (Horac1) among other Dothideomycetes with a Sordariomycetes (Neucr2) outgroup.
A tree showing the phylogenetic position of Hortaea acidophila (Horac1) among other Dothideomycetes with a Sordariomycetes (Neucr2) outgroup.

Hortaea acidophila, a black yeast isolated from an extract of brown coal containing humic and fulvic acids at pH 0.6, is a member of Dothideales order in the Dothideomycetes class. Dothideomycetes is the largest and most diverse class of ascomycete fungi. It comprises 11 orders 90 families, 1300 genera and over 19,000 known species. It was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project, which aims fill in gaps in the Fungal Tree of Life by sequencing at least two reference genomes from the more than 500 recognized families of Fungi. This project additionally aims to inform research on plant-microbe interactions, microbial emission and capture of greenhouse gasses, and environmental metagenomic sequencing.