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Radulomyces confluens fruiting body
Radulomyces confluens fruiting body photographed in situ in Finnmark, Northern Norway (Otto Miettinen 13391). The greyish-ochraceous, phlebioid fruiting body is typical of this species. [Photo credit: Otto Miettinen]

This genome was sequenced as part of the JGI CSP "1000 Fungal Genomes - Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya" project. 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.

Radulomyces confluens OMC1631

Radulomyces confluens is a wide-spread wood-inhabiting fungus with effused and smooth (corticioid) fruiting bodies. The species is very common in temperate Europe, where it inhabits mostly dead deciduous wood in parks and forests. Its distribution extends to North America and Asia (Ginns & Lefevbre 1993, Ghobad-Nejhad & Kotiranta 2007). Radulomyces confluens is apparently a white-rotter, though its decay capability has not been studied in detail.

Radulomyces confluens belongs to the family Pterulaceae in Agaricales, Basidiomycota (Larsson 2007). It is among the few corticioid fungi that have been genome-sequenced from this order, which is otherwise dominated by agarics. The other sequenced corticioid fungi as of 2018 are Aphanobasidium pseudotsugae (Pterulaceae), Cylindrobasidium torrendii (Physalacriaceae), Cystostereum murrayi (Cystostereaceae), and Dendrothele bispora (Marasmiaceae).

The genome is based on a single-spore isolate from Helsinki, Finland.

The 1KFG project is a large collaborative effort aiming for master publication(s). Please do contact the PI for 1KFG - Deep Sequencing of Ecologically-relevant Dikarya (Dr. Francis Martin) for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.


  • Ghobad-Nejhad M, Kotiranta H (2007) Re-evaluation of Radulomyces rickii and notes on Radulomyces and Phlebiella (Basidiomycota). Mycotaxon 102:101-111
  • Ginns J, Lefebvre MNL (1993) Lignicolous corticioid fungi (Basidiomycota) of North America vol 19. Mycological Memoir. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Larsson K-H (2007) Re-thinking the classification of corticioid fungi. Mycol Res 111 (9):1040-1063. doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2007.08.001