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Morchella crassipes M84 in MM medium with three insets consisting of stereomicroscopy pictures (top to bottom): zoom of M84 mycelium (0.75x, MM medium); sclerotia of M84 (0.75x, MA medium); sclerotia of M84 (2x, MA medium). MM= , MA= malt (1.2%) and agar (1.5%) medium [Image credit: Pilar Junier]

The genome assembly of Morchella crassipes M84 was not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), and was sequenced with Pacbio at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by LANL and is therefore not automatically updated. The transcriptome was sequenced with Illumina and assembled with Trinity by JGI. Subsequently, the JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to generate structural and functional annotations.

Morchella crassipes M84

Morchella crassipes M84 was sequenced as part of the DOE-SFA project “Bacterial-Fungal Interactions and Their Role in Soil Functioning” which aims at exploring the taxonomic and functional breadth of the fungal microbiome, as well as examining signatures of genome adaptations to a BFI lifestyle.

In this project, we are sequencing genomes of fungal species that establish particular interactions with soil bacteria.

Morchella crassipes was isolated from a specimen collected in the wild in Switzerland. The mycelial isolate has been used in several experiments investigating the interaction of this fungus with bacteria (1-3).


  1. Pion M, Bshary R, Bindschedler S, Filippidou S, Wick LY, Job D, Junier P. (2013) Gains of bacterial flagellar motility in a fungal world. Applied and environmental microbiology. 79(22), 6862-6867.
  2. Pion M, Spangenberg JE, Simon A, Bindschedler S, Flury C, Chatelain A, Bshary R, Job D, Junier P. (2013) Bacterial farming by the fungus Morchella crassipes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science. 280(1773), 20132242.
  3. Lohberger A, Spangenberg JE, Ventura Y, Bindschedler S, Verrecchia EP, Bshary R, Junier P. (2019) Effect of organic carbon and nitrogen on the interactions of Morchella spp. and bacteria dispersing on their mycelium. Frontiers in microbiology. 10, 124.