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Shiitake mushrooms [Image credit: spiagol56, used under the CC0 1.0 via Pixabay]

The genome sequence and gene models of Lentinula edodes B17 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI and the article, Park et al., 2017 on Aug 28, 2018, respectively. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI or the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

The below description is quoted from Shim et al., 2016.

Lentinula edodes (shiitake mushroom), the second most widely cultivated mushroom, is valued for foods and its pharmacological characteristics. In particular, recent reports have highlighted its medicinal properties, as well as the critical effects of its carbohydrates, including lentinan, on the immune system. In addition to being an effective bio-reagent for degrading lignocellulosic wastes, L. edodes has also been shown to possess biotechnological utility. Despite these significant and useful properties, the genome information of this mushroom are scarce. Genome sequencing and functional annotation will provide valuable information for establishing key molecular genetic markers that can be used to improve the quality and usage of this mushroom.

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