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Maximum-Likelihood phylogeny generated by FastTree for Rachicladosporium sp. CCFEE 5018 and related species

The Rachicladosporium sp. CCFEE 5018 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) but were downloaded from Ensembl Fungi on Apr 11, 2020. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by Ensembl and is therefore not automatically updated. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add the functional annotation to this genome.

Rachicladosporium sp. CCFEE 5018 is a rock-inhabiting fungus. The past decade has revealed an unexpected fungal diversity associated with rocks, which serves as a primary substrate colonized by microorganisms in extreme dry and cold or hot environments. Under these harsh conditions, active growth is rare on exposed surfaces, and endolithism is a necessary ecological adaptation for survival. The draft genome sequence Rachicladosporium sp. MNA-CCFEE 5018 was the first sequenced genome from this genus, which comprises rock-inhabiting fungi. This endolithic strain was isolated from rocks in the Battleship Promontory (McMurdo Dry Valleys), Continental Antarctica. These genomic resources may give clues for studying the evolution of extremophiles and stress adaptation in these enigmatic fungi.
The fungus was provided by the Culture Collection of Fungi from Extreme Environments of the Mycological Section of the Italian Antarctic National Museum (MNA-CCFEE).

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