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The genome sequence and gene models of Lentinula edodes W1-26 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from ShiitakeGDB on Sep 6, 2018. 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 the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

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

Lentinula edodes, also known as xianggu or shiitake, belonging to the Agaricales order of the Agaricomycetes class in Basidiomycota phylum, is one of the white-rot fungi that grow on the dead tree or sawdust by degrading cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Meanwhile, L. edodes is the second most widely cultivated mushroom species all over the world, only second to Agaricus bisporus. As a delicious edible mushroom initially cultivated more than eight centuries ago, L. edodes possesses plenty of proteins and polysaccharides as well as unique flavor components, which render shiitake overwhelmingly popular with consumers in Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea. It is noteworthy that the immunomodulatory activities of polysaccharides and the function on calcium supplementation from L. edodes have been verified.


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