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Mycena polygramma
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The genome of Mycena polygramma 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 grooved bonnet, Mycena polygramma

Mycena polygramma is a member of the Fragilipedes section (Maas Geesteranus1988, Robich 2016, Aronsen and Læssøe 2016). The collection from which the sequenced culture originated was collected on a beech (Fagus) log in Moutmarka, Tjøme, South Norway, the 22nd of October 2015. The species is fairly easy to recognise by its stipe with multiple grooves. M. polygramma is a wood generalist able to grow on/degrade large logs of hardwood as well as coniferous wood, and we expect it to contain a large and elaborate set of enzymes attacking lignin/cellulose polymers with different chemical structures (Floudas et al. 2012).

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 Researchers who wish to use data from unpublished Mycena genomes for publication are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications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.:The genus Mycena s.l. in The Fungi of Northern Europe, vol. 5. Copenhagen, 373 p (2016).

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

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

Robich, G: Mycena d'Europa vol. 2. Centro Studi Micologici. A.M.B, Trento, p. 733-1528 (2016).