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An ant that was killed by O. camponoti-rufipedis. A fruiting structure emerges from the ant’s head, producing sexual spores. [Photo source: de Bekker et al., Sci Rep., 2017; available under CC-BY-4.0]

The genome sequence and gene models of Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis Map16 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.

Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis strain Map16 (a species within the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis complex) was isolated from a Camponotus rufipes worker ant collected in the Atlantic rain forest of Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting and manipulating the behavior of Carpenter ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.

The genome of O. camponoti-rufipedis was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

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