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Phlebia radiata on birch
Phlebia radiata basidiocarp on birch bark [Photo credit: Matti J. Koivula]

Phlebia radiata (Fr.) is the taxonomic type species of the fungal genus Phlebia (family Meruliaceae, order Polyporales, class Agaricomycetes, phylum Basidiomycota, Dikarya fungi). The species is a well-known saprotroph on dead wood in boreal and temperate forests causing a white rot type of decay, with preference for deciduous tree stumps, dead trunks and branches. The Finnish isolate 79 was selected for genome sequencing due to its high potentiality for plant biomass bioconversions, second-generation biofuel production and wood-based biotechnology applications. The fungus is able to degrade isolated lignins, lignin-like aromatic compounds and xenobiotics, and is an efficient producer of bioethanol, CAZymes and lignin-modifying enzymes on solid wood-based substrates. The biotechnological potential of the species is thereby wide, and supportive as reference for studies on other fungal species of the phlebioid clade of Polyporales.

The wild type dikaryon isolate P. radiata 79 (FBCC0043) was sequenced and genome assembled by the University of Helsinki DNA Sequencing and Genomics laboratory, gene annotated by the Pr79 genome project team (PI Taina Lundell, University of Helsinki, Finland), and given to JGI MycoCosm as reference genome. In addition to the nuclear genome, the mitochondrial genome of P. radiata was sequenced and annotated (accession HE613568).

For the use of Phlebia radiata genome data, contact T. Lundell.

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Other references

  • Mattila H, Kuuskeri J, Lundell T. Single-step, single-organism bioethanol production and bioconversion of lignocellulose waste materials by phlebioid fungal species. Bioresource Technology (2017) 225:254-261 doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.11.082
  • Kuuskeri J, Mäkelä MR, Isotalo J, Oksanen I, Lundell T. Lignocellulose-converting enzyme activity profiles correlate with molecular systematics and phylogeny grouping in the incoherent genus Phlebia (Polyporales, Basidiomycota). BMC Microbiology (2015) 15:217 doi:10.1186/s12866-015-0538-x
  • Salavirta H, Oksanen I, Kuuskeri J, Mäkelä M, Laine P, Paulin L, Lundell T. Mitochondrial genome of Phlebia radiata is the second largest (156 kbp) among fungi and features signs of genome flexibility and recent recombination events. PLoS ONE (2014) 9(5):e97141 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097141