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The Lentinula edodes NBRC 111202 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from Ensembl on Aug 19, 2017. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Ensembl 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 below description is quoted and modified from Yuichi Sakamoto at al., 2017

Lentinula edodes, popularly known as the shiitake mushroom, is a widely cultivated edible and medicinal mushroom in Asia. The shiitake is the second most cultivated fungus, and over 1,321,000 tons of Lentinula edodes have been produced in China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Lentinula edodes is used as a medicinal mushroom; lentinan, a β-1,3-1,6-glucan with antitumor activity, is present in this mushroom.

Lentinula edodes monokaryotic strain G408PP-4 (NBRC 111202) is a wild strain isolated on Yakushima Island, Japan, which is crossed with strain D703PP-9.


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