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Home • Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae SC16a
Photo of Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae SC16a
An ant that was killed by O. kimflemingae. A fruiting structure emerges from the ant's head, producing sexual spores. [Photo courtesy Robin Ohm]

The genome sequence and gene models of Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae SC16a 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. kimflemingae was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae strain SC16a (previously known as Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) was isolated from a Camponotus castaneus worker ant collected in Donalds, South Carolina, USA. 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.

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