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Lanmaoa asiatica
Lanmaoa asiatica sporocarps photographyed by Panmeng WANG, 22 June 2017, in Yunnan, China.

The genome sequence and gene models of Lanmaoa asiatica were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). The annotation was performed by Gang Wu at Kunming Institute of Botany. In order to allow comparative analyses with other genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into the JGI Genome Portal. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate functions and families of the predicted proteins. Please note that the release presented here includes the gene annotation v1.0, and all gene models are included in the ExternalModels track. 

Lanmaoa asiatica is an Asian bolete belonging to the family Boletaceae, mainly distributed in the southwest part of China where it associates with the plant host Pinus spp. This fungus is a highly ranked wild edible bolete in Yunnan Province of China but it can easily cause hallucinations if eaten in an improper way. We aim to clarify the genetic basis for the secondary metabolites responsible for its aroma and hallucinogenic properties, which may help to address some basic questions on the evolution of  hallucinogenic metabolites in fungi and could provide some insight into the proper utilization and medical treatment for this fungus and its allies.

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