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Photo of Ophiocordyceps australis Map64
The stalk of a fruiting body emerging from an ant that was killed by O. subramanianii s.l. and died in the leaf litter. [Photo source: de Bekker et al., Sci Rep., 2017; available under CC-BY-4.0]

The genome sequence and gene models of Ophiocordyceps australis Map64 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from Ensembl Fungi on April 11, 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Ensembl and is therefore not automatically updated. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add additional functional annotation to the author's chromosomes and proteins.

The genome of O. australis from Brazil was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato strain map64 was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.

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