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Mycena vulgaris

The genome of Mycena vulgaris 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 vulgar bonnet, Mycena vulgaris

Mycena vulgaris is a member of the Fuliginellae section (Maas Geesteranus1988, Aronsen and Læssøe 2016). It is common and has been recorded widely from all across the Northern Hemisphere in coniferous forests. The specimen for the culture used for sequencing was collected on Picea needles in a mixed Picea/Pinus coniferous forest in the Solhomfjell nature reserve, Telemark, South Central Norway, at the 22nd of September 2015. This species is easily recognised among the Mycena by its combination of its overall glutinous fruitbody with greyish-brownish colours, adnate to decurrent lamellae, and a stipe with long whitish fibrils at the bottom. It has much the same ecology as M. rosella, yet these two are only distantly related, and we hope to be able to elucidate aspects of convergent evolution with the genome of this species.

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 Researchers who wish to use data from unpublished Mycena genomes for publication are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications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).

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