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Pseudofusicoccum sp. LGMF1611 growing in the lab.
Pseudofusicoccum sp. LGMF1611 - Colony on potato dextrose agar 7 days after inoculation at 28ºC
Image Credit: Sandriele Noriler.

The Pseudofusicoccum sp. LGMF1611 genome was sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project - Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya. Within the framework of this project, we are sequencing keystone lineages of saprophytic, mycorrhizal, and endophytic fungi that are of special ecological importance. Dozens of sequenced species were harvested from Long Term Observatories to serve as the foundation for a reference database for metagenomics of fungi and for a comprehensive survey of the soil fungal metatranscriptome.

Pseudofusicoccum (Mohali, Slippers & M.J. Wingf) was initially determined as a new Fusicoccum-like species and later proposed as a new genus in the Botryosphaeriaceae family, since it clustered into a separated clade (Crous et al., 2006). This genus has been isolated as plant-pathogen and endophyte widely distributed around the world. This strain was isolated as an endophyte of the medicinal plant Stryphnodendron adstringens collected in the Cerrado (Savannah) biome in Brazil. Endophytic fungi from medicinal plants have been studied as a promising source of metabolites. In addition, the strains selected in this work are from hotspot biomes and have antimicrobial potential, which encourages the study of endophytes in this region.

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