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Phylogenetic tree showing the position of Metacordyceps chlamydosporia with other genomes available in MycoCosm

This genome was sequenced as part of the CSP proposal "Defensive Mutualisms Between Fungal Root Endophytes and Soybean". Fungal endophytes are ubiquitous symbionts of land plants, including most bioenergy and agricultural crops. Many have been shown to confer resistance to various abiotic stresses such as drought and heat stress. Others form “defensive mutualisms” that protect plants from biotic stressors such as herbivores and other microbial pathogens, often through the production of antagonistic secondary metabolites.

Metacordyceps is a genus of fungi in the family Clavicipitaceae. The anamorphs of Metacordyceps appear to include Metarhizium species. Metacordyceps species attack insects in the orders Coleoptera and Lepidoptera, hosts that are common throughout all Cordyceps-like fungi.

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI (Dr. Kathryn Bushley) and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master paper(s).