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Neurospora crassa clade B FGSC 4830 growing in the lab.
Neurospora crassa clade B FGSC 4830 growing in the lab.
Image Credit: Sandrine Cros-Arteil

This genome was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project - Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya, and more specifically as part of the Endophyte Genome Sequencing project, which seeks to sequence members of diverse lineages of endophytic species found in Arabidopsis, Populus and other plants to examine the functional diversity of fungi with a shared evolutionary history.

Neurospora species (Ascomycota phylum, Sordariomycetes class, Sordariales order) are common primary colonizers of trees and shrubs killed by fires. First described as a contaminant of Parisian bakeries in 1843, N. crassa became a model organism to study cell polarity and fusion, circadian rhythms, epigenetics, the bioconversion of cellulosic biomass, and many aspects of cell biology and biochemistry. The genus Neurospora as a whole has also well-studied biogeography and systematics (Turner, Perkins et al. 2001, Jacobson, Dettman et al. 2006). More than 5000 isolates have been catalogued, and most of them are now conserved at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center. Analyses of in vitro reproductive ability among species and phylogenetic/genomic divergence revealed an abundance of species within the genus, with numerous cryptic phylogenetic species with broad distributions, and differentiated lineages within species (e.g. Dettman , Jacobson et al. 2003, Jacobson, Dettman et al. 2006, Ellison, Hall et al. 2011, Gladieux, Wilson et al. 2015, Corcoran, Anderson et al. 2016).
The sequenced Neurospora crassa FGSC4830 has been isolated from the surface of burned vegetation collected in Golikro, Ivory Coast by David Perkins (ID in Perkins collection: P3726; Publication ID: D70). Neurospora crassa clade B has been described using the phylogenetic species recognition approach and diagnostic loci described in (Dettman , Jacobson et al. 2003).

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master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