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Mucor fuscus. Image by Annie Lebreton.
Mucor fuscus. Image by Annie Lebreton.

The genome of Mucor fuscus UBOCC-A-109160 was not sequenced at JGI. Rather, it was sequenced and annotated by the Jany lab at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and was imported into MycoCosm for comparative purposes. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the Jany lab and therefore is not automatically updated.

Mucor fuscus UBOCC-A-109160 was originally isolated from a Tomme cheese by Antoine Hermet in 2010. The Mucor genus (Mucoromycota, Mucorales, Mucoraceae) is currently classified in the Mucoromycota phylum (Spatafora et al., 2017). M. fuscus produces greyish sporangia borne on repeatedly and sympodially branched sporangiophores (Schipper, 1967). Zygospores are unknown. M. fuscus is typically isolated from food and especially dairy products and plays an important role in the ripening of different semi-hard cheese (see Irlinger et al., 2017). The whole genome of M. fuscus UBOCC-A-109160 will provide key information to shed new light on early diverging fungi evolution.


Irlinger, F., Helinck, S., & Jany, J. L., 2017. Secondary and adjunct cultures. In Cheese (Fourth Edition) (pp. 273-300).

Schipper, M. A. 1967. On Mucor fuscus and its synonyms. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 33(1), 473-476.

Spatafora, J.W., Chang, Y., Benny, G.L., Lazarus, K., Smith, M.E., Berbee, M.L., Bonito, G., Corradi, N., Grigoriev, I., Gryganskyi, A., James, T.Y., O'Donnell, K., Roberson, R.W., Taylor, T.N., Uehling, J., Vilgalys, R., White, M.M., Stajich, J.E., 2016. A phylum-level phylogenetic classification of zygomycete fungi based on genome-scale data. Mycologia 108, 1028–1046.

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