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Pyrenochaeta sp. growing in the lab. Image credit: Universidad Nacional de Áncash Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo
Pyrenochaeta sp growing in the lab.
Image Credit: Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de Mayolo.
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Pyrenochaeta inflorescentiae is a common soil fungus, a  member of the order Pleosporales (Dothideomycetes) and was sequenced as part of the “1KFG: Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya” project (CSP1974). The 1KFG project aims to sample additional genomic diversity within keystone lineages of plant-interacting fungi and saprophytic fungi that are of special ecological importance for understanding terrestrial ecosystems. In addition, comparative genome analysis with saprotrophic, mycorrhizal and pathogenic fungi will provide new insights into the specific and conserved adaptations associated with each fungal lifestyle 

This project further aims to inform research on plant-microbe interactions, microbial emission and capture of greenhouse gasses, and environmental metagenomic sequencing. Members of the genus Pyrenochaeta are known fungal pathogens causing diseases in plants. Examples of these known pathogens are  Pyrenochaeta lycopersici and  Pyrenochaeta sp. DS3sAY3a. Genomic analysis of this group is germane to building a better view of the fundamental interactions between plants and microbial communities in the soil leading to a further elucidation of their roles in the global biogeochemical cycles, carbon sequestration and pathogen resistance.

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI (Dr. Francis Martin) and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master paper(s).