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Mycena galericulata
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The genome of Mycena galericulata was sequenced as part of the Mycenaceae sequencing project and the overarching JGI 1000 Fungal Genomes project “Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya“ (CSP 1974).This project will examine members of the Mycena genus to evaluate the genomic basis of their different nutritional modes.

The common bonnet, Mycena galericulata

Mycena galericulata is a member of the Mycena section (Maas Gesteranus 1988, Aronsen and Læssøe 2016). It is very common on hardwood and coniferous wood, and has been recorded from all continents except South America and Antarctica. It varies in colouration but can almost always be identified by its prominent umbo and its farinaceous smell and taste. We expect a broad generalist as M. galericulata to contain a large and elaborate set of enzymes attacking lignin/cellulose polymers with different chemical structures (Floudas et al. 2012). That it is only distantly related to Mycena polygramma with a very similar ecology may enable a study of convergent evolution.

This genome was derived from dikaryotic (diploid) pure culture on MEA agar with ampicilin and benomyl and should be free of xenobiotic contaminations. Researchers who wish to use data from unpublished Mycena genomes for publication are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the Mycena master paper(s).


Aronsen, A.; Læssøe, T. (2016):The genus Mycena s.l. in The Fungi of Northern Europe, vol. 5. Copenhagen, 373 p.

Floudas, D., Binder, M., Riley, R. & Hibbett, D. (2012): The Paleozoic Origin of Enzymatic Lignin Decomposition Reconstructed from 31 Fungal Genomes. Science.

Maas Geesteranus, R. A. (1988): Conspectus of the Mycenas of the Northern Hemisphere. Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. v. Wetensch. (Ser. C).