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LGMF1551 strain grown on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). [Photo credit: Alicia Sofia Tempesta]
LGMF1551 strain grown on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). [Photo credit:
Alicia Sofia Tempesta]
LGMF1551 strain grown on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). [Photo credit: Alicia Sofia Tempesta]

Neopestalotiopsis sp. LGMF 1551

In the “1KFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya” project (CSP1974), we are sequencing keystone lineages of plant-interacting fungi and saprophytic fungi that are of special ecological importance for understanding terrestrial ecosystems. In addition, comparative genome analysis with saprotrophic, mycorrhizal and pathogenic fungi will provide new insights into the specific and conserved adaptations associated with each fungal lifestyle.

The genera Neopestalotiopsis and Pseudopestalotiopsis were recently differentiated from Pestalotiopsis by Maharachchikumbura et al. (2014). Many species of the genus Neopestalotiopsis have been reported in different studies as producing secondary metabolites with biotechnological potential (Maharachchikumbura et al. 2012).

The Neopestalotiopsis sp. LGMF 1551 strain was isolated as an endophyte from the medicinal plant Vochysia divergens (from the Pantanal Biome in Brazil) and was sequenced as part of the “1000 fungal genomes” project. This strain was selected due to the biotechnological potential of the secondary metabolites demonstrated by Noriler et al. (2018).

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master paper(s).


  • Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N., Guo, L.D., Cai, L., Chukeatirote, E., Wu, W.P., Sun, X., Crous, P.W., Bhat, D.J., McKenzie, E.H.C., Bahkali, A.H. & Hyde, K.D. (2012) A multi-locus backbone tree for Pestalotiopsis, with a polyphasic characterization of 14 new species. Fungal Diversity 56 (1): 95–129. doi:10.1007/s13225-012-0198-1
  • Maharachchikumbura, S. S. N., Hyde, K. D., Groenewald, J. Z., Xu, J. & Crous, P. W. Pestalotiopsis revisited. Stud. Mycol. 79, 121–186. doi:10.1016/j.simyco.2014.09.005 (2014).
  • Noriler, S. A.; Savi, D. C.; Aluizio, R; Palácio-Cortes; A. M.; Possiede, Y. M.; Glienke, C. Bioprospecting and Structure of Fungal Endophyte Communities Found in the Brazilian Biomes, Pantanal, and Cerrado. Front. Microbiol. 9:1526, 2018.